Just because I hate to be misunderstood, and I know you share that sentiment. =D In other words, I hope 'almost everyone' didn't include me, because, don't put words in my mouth, biatch. o_O *absolutely without bitterness.*
Dakara... I tend to go on tangents and flaunt my personality because that's the only way it comes out. Look, here comes one now! =D
Kink is a very loose term, so calling things 'kinks' can be a very ambigious thing. Generally with stuff like this, though, yeah, it's a kink. o.o But then...
It also isn't. If you're in a social setting in which this is the standard and the norm, it wouldn't be considered so. And I'm sure, somewhere out there in the universe, it's everyday life. o_O; So in the end, it's ALL ABOUT PERSONAL VALUES, just on a larger scale.
NOW we get down to what you ACTUALLY asked. Linguistically speaking.
You were polling- the root of a poll is based on opinion, not fact. And now the biggie. The term you used- 'seem'- also contains a certain meaning. One thing may 'seem' one way to one person, while it would 'seem' one way to another- in other words, "Seem" is a matter of personal feeling (rather than opinion) rather than base fact. To further this, the way you phrased it put up an invisible (to you).
If you doubt me, I shall consult webster. On the webster.
" 1. To give the impression of being; appear: The child seems healthy, but the doctor is concerned.
2. To appear to one's own opinion or mind: I can't seem to get the story straight.
3. To appear to be true, probable, or evident: It seems you object to the plan. It seems like rain. He seems to have worked in sales for several years.
4. To appear to exist: There seems no reason to postpone it."
And you certainly cannot say 'Does this seem kinky to the universe?' ... Unless you're talking about the like, will of the universe or something.
In other words, you got all of these answers because of the briefness, ambiguity, and true meaning of what you said. Not what you meant. What you said. Wrote, even- that's stronger because it doesn't allow much differentiation. For the answer you were trying to see if came up, it would have been better to say "Is this kinky?" for a more concrete definition.
Chew on this for a while. XD And now that I've made you hate English majors, I'd just like to say, yes, you're right on your conclusion concerning kinks. However, your basis for your conclusion on the psychology of persons... is poorly founded. (God, I sound just like my english professor now. xx; )
To sum this up, as I often do so people don't have to read all of my prattly garbage...
Don't make inferences to my way of thought. n_N I will shoot ya down. And it bugs the hell out of me when people think they have a 'grasp on Rai.'
At any rate, if this turns into a debate, let's keep it friendly. ^_^ It didn't so much scathe me as offer a challenge.