“This” refers to touching, as motioned by small circular motions with one hand’s palm over the back of the other.
It is the motion the yuppie girl used when asking a frumguy from my program who’s dating a frumgirl from the one next door when it happens.
His answer was, of course, not until after marriage.
If any of the people involved (literally) or acquaintances thereof read this: sorry, the not-so-secret secret is no longer secret by my hand.
Somehow, hearing about the no-touching policy until marriage did not have the same impact as knowing someone who’s been dating a girl for more than six weeks without touching. Which makes sense, I suppose, but is extremely entertaining to witness.