This NSFW PSA features couples where one partner has a disability. It's hot, and totally awesome.

Unfortunately, not all kisses are viewed the same.

Watching couples get ... intimate ... can get REAL awkward REAL fast. Right?


We feel you, kids. Image via Thinkstock.

But for people living with a disability, showing a loved one affection can also mean facing additional stigma many of us never have to deal with.

About two-thirds of people admit to feeling awkward around those who are living with a disability. This disproportionate level of awk-city (an official term) means one thing: We able-bodied people need to get a whole lot better at seeing people with disabilities as people. Plain and simple.


That's why on July 6 — International Kissing Day — one group decided to share this PDA-laden PSA.

The video is by Scope, a U.K.-based charity that advocates for people with disabilities.

Three couples appear in the video, and one partner in each has some form of physical disability, but their partners love them just the same.

And they're not afraid to show it. Nor should they be.

They're in love.


GIFs via Scope.

The video is part of Scope's #EndTheAwkward campaign, which is aiming to do just that.

"Not enough people know or interact with disabled people," the campaign's website reads.

"Because of that, when they do, they often don't know what to do. They panic, or worse, just avoid situations for fear of doing the wrong thing. ... We want to end that."

But no matter how romantic Hollywood makes a passionate, public make-out session look...

...we should probably hold our horses on the overt PDA. (Remember those kids' expressions in the pic above?)

We should, however, ask ourselves to think critically about why one act of intimacy between two people might make us more uncomfortable than another.

Remember: A kiss is just a kiss, and people are just people!

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