Let Love Rule: Why Public Displays of Affection are A-Okay in the Club

It’s a common sight in nightclubs around the world – couples kissing and making out on the dance floor. Some people might find it uncomfortable or inappropriate, but is it really a big deal? The truth is, as long as everyone involved is consenting and enjoying themselves, there’s nothing wrong with a little bit of public displays of affection (PDA).

Firstly, it’s important to acknowledge that not everyone is comfortable with seeing PDA in public. However, it’s also important to recognize that everyone has their own comfort level, and just because one person might find it uncomfortable, doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily inappropriate or offensive. In fact, for some people, seeing others expressing physical intimacy can be a positive and even romantic experience.

That being said, there are some key factors to keep in mind when it comes to making out in the club. Consent is always key – before engaging in any form of physical intimacy, make sure you have the explicit consent of your partner. This applies to all forms of PDA, not just kissing and making out. It’s important to respect your partner’s boundaries and communicate openly about what you’re comfortable with.

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Guilly’s – a photo of 2 loving consenting adults

The acceptability of kissing and making out in a club is a complex issue that involves various factors, such as cultural norms, personal values, and social expectations. While some individuals may view such behavior as acceptable and even desirable within the context of a club environment, others may find it inappropriate or even offensive.

Another key factor is being mindful of those around you. While it’s okay to express affection for your partner, it’s important to be aware of the people around you and not make others uncomfortable or intrude on their personal space. Being considerate of others can make all the difference in creating a positive and enjoyable atmosphere.

It’s also important to recognize that public displays of affection doesn’t necessarily have to be explicit or sexual in nature. Holding hands, hugging, or even a simple kiss on the cheek can be a meaningful and romantic way to express affection for your partner without making others uncomfortable.


  1. Do respect the consent and boundaries of your partner before engaging in any physical intimacy in a club.
  2. Do be aware of your surroundings and avoid invading other people’s personal space or making them uncomfortable.
  3. Do keep your public displays of affection respectful and appropriate for the club environment.
  4. Do be mindful of others’ comfort levels and adjust your behavior accordingly.
  5. Do find a more private space or take a break if things are getting too heated or intimate.


  1. Don’t assume that everyone around you is comfortable with public displays of affection.
  2. Don’t engage in any form of physical contact without the explicit consent of your partner.
  3. Don’t engage in explicit or sexual behavior that could make others uncomfortable or violate the club’s rules.
  4. Don’t ignore the club’s rules regarding public displays of affection or physical contact.
  5. Don’t engage in risky behavior that could put yourself or others in danger.

Following these guidelines for club PDA can help you maintain a respectful and enjoyable environment for yourself and those around you.

It’s okay to make out in the club and show public displays of affection as long as everyone involved is enjoying themselves and consenting to the physical intimacy. It’s important to be mindful of others, respectful of boundaries, and remember that everyone has their own comfort level. So, if you’re feeling the chemistry with your partner on the dance floor, go ahead and show a little love – just make sure you’re doing it in a way that everyone can enjoy.

Featured image: URBN Makati – Neil Bengzon Ft. Faye Endrenal


Hey, I'm a music producer, DJ, and event curator for BASS N' BACON, and run a record label. I can speak English, Tagalog, and Bisaya, and I enjoy writing about music and culture. Whether it's through my music or writing, I bring a unique perspective and lots of experience to every project I do. Thanks for checking out my work!

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