How To Be Super Affectionate In Public ... Without Being Gross!

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez keep the PDA to a minimum. How can you keep it hot but appropriate?

Justin Bieber may only be 18 years old, but he definitely knows how to treat his girlfriend Selena Gomez. He recently opened up to Oprah about PDA in public. So, how do you keep it steamy and flirty in public with your beau without grossing out the on-lookers around you?

"Sometimes we gotta take back exits," he recently told Oprah. "I never make [Selena] separate from me because I don’t want her to ever feel like I’m ashamed of her. I feel like a lot of guys do that, especially in the business. They don’t want to be seen with the girl, so they’ll make them ride in separate cars. They’ll do that getaway stuff. If we get away, we're getting away together."

How cute is that? While not all Hollywood couples are into flaunting their love (here are 5 couples who are!), I think we can all agree there's a difference between cute companionship and full-on PDA.

So where's the line? Here are 3 tips on being affectionate in public:

1. Hold hands, not bodies
While putting his arm around your shoulder is totally kosher, grabbing butt-cheeks and any other private parts is a no-go. In fact, less is always more in these situations. Public groping is just plain gross.

2. Kiss gently, not aggressively
Cute little pecks here and there never hurt. Even locking lips a tiny bit longer is totally OK, but anything that involves tongue or saliva should be saved for home. Think about it: would you want to witness two people swapping spit on the subway? Yuck!

3. Remember, eye contact is hot!
Nothing says "I want you" more than those steamy, longing gazes at one another! It's the exact reason we all love to swoon over our favorite will-they-won't-they TV couples. The sexual tension builds to the point of explosion. Why not try that with your beau? You'll be dying to rip each other's clothes off at home in the bedroom!

Tell Us: Are you afraid to flaunt your love? What's your stance on PDA?

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