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Whoops! I didn't know THAT was going to happen.

Surprising when your heart starts pumping and you get a little hot and bothered and you aren't even doing anything close to THAT....but oops. Here you are.

What are the weird ways it's happened to you?


u/anadventurousguy asked:

What did a friend of yours do that turned you on without them knowing it?

Here were some of the answers.

Up To The Highest Height

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Went to visit a group of friends after I had moved to another town 3 hours away. One guy friend (I'm F) got this giddy look, ran, jumped over a railing in some crazy smooth pro-athlete style, and enveloped me in this huge bear hug. Was not expecting that and whoah felt things for him I had never before.

KevinMcAlisterAtHome

Up-Down

A college housemate was on the couch next to me as we watched TV one night. She mentioned a concert that was coming up and asked if I was down to go, I wasn't too keen so I turned and have her a blank stare.

She held my gaze and moved her eyebrows up and down twice quickly.

The effect was devastating.

I don't know if it counts as 'turned on' or a moment of deep infatuation, but I still think about those eyebrows

lovelyGreenBucket

Contact

Was friends with a high school crush. We had a class together and would occasionally have chill days. I was sitting in front of her and turned my desk 90° so I could comfortably talk to her. She then picked her legs up and put them across mine.

ManOfNinetyNine

Makeover

15 years ago my friend at uni invited some of us over to watch him play Resident Evil 4 that had just been released on the GameCube and later watch a film.

Knocked on his door, he answered. He had picked up his new glasses and had a haircut when he picked up the game in town. Something about his new look stirred something inside me.

Started dating 4 years later and we're getting married next year.

SquidgeSquadge

Leggy Ideas

She was meant to go out but ended up sitting with me chatting. She was all dressed up and because of the way she was sitting her dress kept sliding up her thigh. She fixed it twice but stopped trying (her thigh wasn't totally exposed but a bit more was showing off).

That's how I realised I have a thing for legs.

Cyanide_Revolver

Look Shock

I have an attractive female friend who I was visiting. We were sitting in her kitchen and she got up to get a Coke from her refrigerator. She was wearing short shorts and as she bent over to get the soda she asked me if I wanted anything. It took me a few seconds but I managed to say no. I lied.

benjdragon

Chills From Beyond

I was sitting and focused on my work in front of me, and she came up behind me and ran her hand across the top of my head, and I wouldn't say it turned me on, but it was an instant sensation over my entire scalp and down my spine, and my neck stopped supporting my head for a moment.

mrthenarwhal

Gh...Ghostbusters?

The restaurant I used to work at had a vacuum we could use that was shaped as a big red box that you could strap to your back like a backpack. It definitely looked straight out of ghostbusters.

My very cute coworker was using it and when I jokingly asked if she was having fun she responded with "who ya gonna call?" <wink>

This was almost ten years ago

UptownShenanigans

Lazy Sleepy Love

Ahhh I remember back in high school I had this crush on my friend and he came over for some reason or another. As soon as he entered my room he kind of just flopped himself back to lay down on my bed and stretched out lazily. I went bright red and couldn't focus on anything. Eugh, it's been a long time since I've felt that way about anyone.

shinjuku_sun

I Missed The Entire Second Half

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A friend of mine asked me to hang out with her in her dorm room. We were planning on watching a movie, but at the same time she said she was going to do some laundry. I told her I had no issue helping her with, i.e. carrying the actual laundry bag. I knew she was kind of taking advantage of me, but she also made killer nachos, so it seemed like a fair trade.

When I got there she was essentially wearing sleepwear. A tank top half shirt and very tight red running shorts. It was very difficult to pay attention to movie.

ConneryFTW

Careless Whisper...

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No matter the person, anyone whispering in my ear turns me on. It doesn't even matter what they say haha. SaraSmile416

Just a Bit. 

I was wrestling with a girl (not "fake" wrestling, both of us were actually trying to win and we were in a ring) who I wasn't really interested in. When she had me in a hold that I wasn't able to get out of I got a small chub. aegroti

Vampires. 

She bit me in the face. Softly. BigTastyBacon2

Biting is like kissing but with a winner. ThePottamus

I Love You. 

One of my friends once said, as she looked at herself in the mirror, "Damn, I'd sex myself." Really turned me on for some reason. Rowan_Oathsworn21

Goodbye Horses starts playing. Ncrawler65

Erotic....ca

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I was wearing a jacket that was unzipped. She put her arms inside my jacket to hug me goodbye. Felt weird for some reason, even though it was outside the shirt I was wearing. ImperialArmorBrigade

That's super personal space. That's what made it so... erotic... Jasole37

More than 30 Seconds....

Long, affectionate hugs. An attractive female friend of mine gave me a hug that lasted around 30 seconds and she was squeezing me the entire time.

Halfway into the hug, I popped an unexpected erection that I'm pretty sure poked her thigh. I don't think she noticed, and if she did, she never said anything about it. dailydonuts16

I'm so Tipsy....

Once a friend saved my tipsy butt from being flattened by an oncoming vehicle, he wrapped one arm around my waist and pulled me backwards into him... I don't know if it was the unexpected physical contact or the alcohol or what but I could NOT stop thinking about my weird new inappropriate crush for weeks after. ShinyFabulous

By the Touch....

It's a little embarrassing but I had a work friend who laughed as she grabbed my arm after I told her a joke. coffeeNiK

The physical touch combined with emotion. anadventurousguy

Jump! For my Love!

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She got startled and jumped onto me.

Not like full on she was in my arms, but we were standing next to each other, something went bang, and she just turned and grabbed me.

Instant erection. thedankbank1021

All Hands on Me. 

So it was the day after this huge natural disaster happened (major news story in the US in August 2017) and the government agency I work for was like, "all hands on deck," so every civil engineer was assigned to relief and recovery efforts, including me. The guy who sat next to me at work was your typical nerdy engineer, but dressed nicer...

...then as I was waiting outside to be sent to the field, I saw him getting out of a truck wearing dirty jeans, steel toe boots, and carrying his hard hat, looking all sweaty and dirty and delicious.

He's my boyfriend now. tacosandrose

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All of our childhoods have ups and downs and memories that can play out like nightmares. We carry that, or it follows us and the first step in recovery is talking about it. So who feels strong enough to speak?

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Whether you're an at home parent, a college student just leaving the nest, or a Food Network junkie, there are a few basic tips that everyone should know.

Chef's gave us some of their top tips for amateurs and beginner at home cooks that will really make a difference. They are trained professionals with years of experience in the kitchen, so they definitely know what we're all missing.

If you're looking to improve some of your cooking skills and techniques, but you're still learning how to boil water correctly, this list is for you.

Redditor BigBadWolf44 wanted in on the secrets and asked:

"Chefs of Reddit, what's one rule of cooking amateurs need to know?"

Let's learn from the masters!


What a common mistake!

"A lot of the time when people add salt to a dish because they think it tastes flat, what it really needs is an acid like lemon juice or vinegar."

- Vexvertigo

"Instructions unclear I drugged my dinner party guests and now they're high on acid."

- itsyoboi_human

"Yes! Or tomatoes. They're pretty acidic too and go with so many things. Our dinners are so much better once the garden tomatoes are ripe. Or if a dish is too acidic, oil/butter or a little sugar can help add balance to it."

- darkhorse85

"Like tomato and eggs. Every Chinese mom makes those slightly differently and I haven't had a tomato egg dish I didn't like yet."

- random314

"There's a book called 'Salt Fat Acid Heat' that comes highly recommended to amateur cooks."

- Osolemia

"Reading even just the first chapter about salt made a lot of food I cooked immediately better, because I finally understood salt wasn't just that thing that sat on the dinner table that you applied after the meal was cooked."

- VaultBoy42

"Salt is important for sweets. A batch of cookies without that little hint of salt doesn't taste quite right."

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"Have a friend that lost his smell from COVID, and now he only recognizes if food is salty, sweet, sour or bitter."

- AlphaLaufert99

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You can't take back what you've already put in.

"You can always add, but you cannot take away."

- El_Duende666

"I find people's problems usually are they're too scared to add rather than they add too much."

- FreeReflection25

"I see you also grew up white in the mid-west."

- Snatch_Pastry

Safety first!

"Not really a cooking tip, but a law of the kitchen: A falling knife has no handle."

- wooddog

"I'm always so proud of my reflexes for not kicking in when I fumble a knife."

"If I drop anything else, my stupid hands are all over themselves trying to catch it (and often failing). But with a knife the hardwired automatic reaction is jump back immediately. Fingers out of the way, feet out of the way, everything out of the way. Good lookin out, cerebellum!"

- sonyka

"Speaking of KICKING in. On first full time cooking job I had a knife spin and fall off the counter. My (stupid) reflex was to put my foot under it like a damn hacky sack to keep it from hitting the ground. Went through the shoe, somehow between my toes, into the sole somehow without cutting me. Lessons learned: (1) let it fall; (2) never set a knife down close to the edge or with the handle sticking out; (3) hacky sack is not nearly as cool as it could be."

- AdjNounNumbers

"Similarly, NEVER put out a grease or oil fire with water. Smother with a lid or dump baking soda in there (do not use flour, as it can combust in the air making things worse)."

- Metallic_Substance

How else will you know it tastes good?

"Taste the food."

- OAKRAIDER64

"Also don't be afraid to poke and prod at it. I feel like people think the process is sacred and you can't shape/flip/feel/touch things while you cook them. The more you are hands on, the more control you have."

"No, this does not include situations where you are trying to sear something. Ever try flipping a chicken thigh early? That's how you rip a chunk out of it and leave it glued to the pan until it's burnt."

- Kryzm

Here's one just for laughs.

"When you grab a pair of tongs, click them a few times to make sure they are tongs."

- Kolshdaddy

"People really overlook this one. You've gotta tong the tongs a minimum of 3 times to make sure they tong, or else it can ruin the whole dish."

- BigTimeBobbyB

If you're looking to get into cooking or to improve you technique, pay attention to these few tips.

Salt generously, add an acid to brighten things up, and don't forget to taste your food!

If all else fails, you can always order take out.

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