We all get turned on and turned off by certain things or people, but sometimes you don’t know what or who it is until you experience it in the moment. So when someone you don’t expect to turn you on does, it can be even more surprising and cause a short circuit.
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So when u/AdAppropriate6975 asked, “What did your friend do that accidentally turned you on?” a bunch of people came up with their stories:
1.“The whole band went clubbing. He was saying something I couldn’t hear. He leaned in and spoke against my ear. I questioned our two decades of platonic relationship in that second.”
“I didn’t even hear what he said.” —u/BitchIsLit
2.“I went to friends house to play DnD. She made us all nachos and chicken. At the end I went to wash up so I wouldn’t leave her with all our mess. put her hand on my chest, looked me straight in the eye and told me I didn’t need any help It wasn’t anything overtly sexy but she held my gaze and posed her hand on my chest just a little longer than I expected. I’m married now.”
“I say now that it was more than innocent for her. However, we had been friends for nine years by then, and during that time there had been plenty of cuddling/sitting on laps/generally friendly physical contact. Yet it is the one that gave me the electric tingles.
In nine years, I had apparently been completely oblivious to all previous attempts at flirting. I have no idea when people hit on me, it was mentioned in three separate speeches at my own wedding.” —u/gabjam
3.“We were joking, and she turned around, grabbed me by the neck and slightly strangled me.”
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“I haven’t been the same since.” —u/axsirik
4.“They came to drop off food and medicine while I was sick. I was absolutely not in the mood, but I wish I was.”
5.“We were at a party drinking, and they handed me a shot. I said, ‘This one’s gonna fuck me up.’ He looked me straight in the eye and said softly, ‘Don’t worry, I’ll take care of you.'”
“I threw that shot straight back.” —u/ms_ing
6.“She dropped me off at the airport. I said thank you, goodbye, and gave her a kiss on the cheek before turning to get out of the car. As I started to get out, she said “Is that it? I turned around, locked my eyes, and suddenly my heart started to ache. Suddenly, I didn’t want to leave.
“I remember holding her in the car, not wanting to let her go and having this surge of feelings that I had never allowed myself to feel before. I remember when I arrived at my destination – I was going to visit my aunt for a few weeks – and my aunt mentioned that I was heartbroken.
I knew then that I was in love with my best friend. We’ve been together since I got home and just turned 18.” —u/Veeksvoodo
seven.“A girl I befriended on a school trip in high school fell asleep on my shoulders on the ride home.”
“I’m still coasting on that memory.” —u/[deleted]
8.“I fumbled a move one night while dancing with a friend. I thought he was going to dunk me, but he spun me instead. Still, my mistake was enough for him to notice, so he dunked me and said, ‘There, I’ve got you this time.'”
“Not allowed to be as hot as he was.” —u/InsideJokeQRD
9.“She did what girls do with a tilt of her head. She was just listening to me talk about MRSA (we’re nursing students) and sort of smiling, listening to me dig into the disease for a test exam. Then , she tilted her head very slightly and kept her very pretty eyes directly on mine.That, mixed with the slight smile, made my stomach churn and I started to stutter like an idiot.
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“It only happened a week ago.” —u/bayala43
ten.“She tackled me – not in a playful way either. She tried her best to knock me down (and usually succeeded). We were still just friends, but in those moments after we hit the ground, I I sometimes felt a little different about it.”
11.“I was pretty good, if not the best, friend with someone I never thought I’d be attracted to. We were at the bar one night and I was cold. He took his favorite jacket, put it on on my shoulders and hugged me.”
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“I have a feeling for him that I will never forget after that.” —u/Gizmotto
12.“I asked her outside of a party if my eyeliner had smudged. She cupped my jawline in her hands and gently but firmly turned my face back and forth to examine my makeup. Then , she lightly patted my cheek and said it looked good. I couldn’t even thank her, I just nodded.”
“We continued while I gathered, lol.” —u/anypebble
13.“He rolled up his sleeves and reversed perfectly. Yes, it was in a manual car. Yes, he put his hand on the back of my chair.”
“It was a hot summer day, so he rolled up his sleeves and got in the car.” —u/Potential-Skin-8610
14.“I was annoying him, so he took me over his shoulder and dropped me on the couch. No big deal.”
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“I was hoping he would spank me after leaning on his shoulder, but…” —u/Desperate-Exit692
15.“I’m very tactile and he’s not tactile with anyone else. However, he always pulled me to his side when we were outside and it was cold, sat in my space during work meetings and put his hand on my bottom at the time I walked in front or beside him. It was nothing overtly sexual, but the fact that he hadn’t done that with someone else. ..”
“Oh my.” —u/driftwood and waves
16.“I went out for a drink one night with my friend. A guy I knew was hitting on me, asking me to come home with him and was really aggressive. I turned him down and the guy immediately turned on my friend. He walked into my friend’s face, saying it was his fault I didn’t come home with him and he was a block of dick. My friend just held on, crossed the arm and told him to leave in a very calm and firm voice. The drunk guy finally left, but it was so exciting to see my friend stay so calm and calm in a tense situation when I’m used to that guys are so responsive.
“It was super hot.” —u/idunno324
17.“It wasn’t necessarily exciting, but when I was in art school, we went to a museum with an exhibit about clowns. One of my classmates – with whom I had very little interaction before – was scared of clowns. At some point, something scared her, and she grabbed my arm. I thought, ‘Me big monkey, I’m protecting my beauty.'”
“As stupid as it was, I had a little crush on her afterwards.” —u/lord_bubblewater
18.“She showed me how the tattoo on the back of her thigh moved when she bent over. I was 19 and she was wearing short shorts. It was enough to make me blush.”
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19.“A button popped off her shirt, exposing more breasts than she ever exposed around me. We ended up getting married. It was a happy accident.”
“We are also going on 10 years.” —u/Chromeasshole
20.“Help me put on a tie because I didn’t know how.”
21.“We were wrestling and I cornered her. She said, ‘If this was a movie, we’d be kissing right now. I did not go.”
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“That was 15 years ago. I was just her bridesmaid at her wedding. I love her, but whew.” —u/Bloodlust
22.“I was hanging out with some of my friends, and they all started kicking a ball. I sat on the side near some cool flowers that I wanted to draw. I didn’t pay attention, and at some point , the ball started One of the guys ran right in front of me – inches from me – to stop it, then he spent about five minutes checking to see if I was okay, then he patted me on the head .
23.“Called me sir. I didn’t even know that was exciting.”
24.“We both tried to grab the same cup and looked at each other.”
“We’ve been together for a while now.” —u/caughtbydeercam
25.“‘Put your ass in the car, we’re going to get some Chinese food.’ He knew I wasn’t in a very good frame of mind, and we had been friends for a few years. He drove to find me when I didn’t want to tell him where I was. After I ate, he told me drove to the store to get Nerf guns, and we fought.”
“I ended up marrying her.” —u/Signal-Block-1797