Your kingdom. Your rules.
That – in a nutshell – is the most fun aspect about blogging.
No one can dictate what you will rant and rave about. Ever.
I choose to touch on one of man’s favorite preoccupations: kissing.
Our lips respond to happy thoughts by smiling, they express our innermost emotions with words of love and hope, and they are able to convey what no words can, by kissing.
A kiss makes you feel good… and is actually good for you.
Go visit Google and you will be inundated with a truckload of nuggets on why kissing is beneficial. I found a few that I will now proceed to provide permanent residence with on my iPad, in case the need arises to “share”:
1. Those who kiss their partner goodbye each morning live five years longer than those who don’t.
2. Kissing is great for self-esteem. It makes you feel appreciated and helps your state of mind.
3. Kissing burns calories, 2-3 calories a minute and can double your metabolic rate. Research claims that three passionate kisses a day (at least lasting 20 seconds each) will cause you to lose an entire extra pound! It’s time to start that kissing diet!
4. Kissing is a known stress-reliever. Passionate kissing relieves tension, reduces negative energy and produces a sense of well being, lowering your cortisol ‘stress’ hormone.
5. Kissing uses 30 facial muscles and it helps keep the facial muscles tight, preventing baggy cheeks! The tension in the muscles caused by a passionate kiss helps smooth the skin and increases the circulation.
6. Kissing is good for the heart, as it creates an adrenaline which causes your heart to pump more blood around your body. Frequent kissing has scientifically been proven to stabilize cardiovascular activity, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol.
7. Those who kiss quite frequently are less likely to suffer from stomach, bladder and blood infections.
8. During a kiss, natural antibiotics are secreted in the saliva. Also, the saliva contains a type of anesthetic that helps relieve pain.
9. Kissing reduces anxiety and stops the ‘noise’ in your mind. It increases the levels of oxytocin, an extremely calming hormone that produces a feeling of peace.
10. The endorphins produced by kissing are 200 times more powerful than morphine.
The “concept” is exciting, but… kissing also relies a lot on “execution”.
The following is a list of kisses you should avoid – giving or receiving:
The Lizard: Your tongue darts in and out of her mouth like a reptile probing for its next victim.
The Roto Rooter: Your tongue ventures so far down her throat that it actually begins to choke her.
The Swordfish: You operate your tongue much like a swordfish, and use your nose in a blunt and violent manner.
The Deep Sea Diver: You rarely come up for air.
Frozen in Time: You never change the position, posture, or angle of your head.
The Squid: You seem to emit an awful smell and taste. All she can think of is how to slip you a breath mint.
Go Dutch on the decision to French.
Kissing should be a shared decision.
You need to have permission to French kiss someone, but when your lips are locked with theirs you may not want to stop and ask, “Hey, this is great, but can I put my tongue in your mouth?”
Open your lips slowly and just a little during the kiss so that one of your lips is sandwiched between theirs and one of theirs is between yours.
As you are locking and re-locking lips, brush your tongue against your partner’s lips ever so slightly. This should make it clear that you want to French kiss.
If your partner’s tongue does not respond in like fashion or if they pull away, you will have to save the French kiss for another time when you are both ready.
Kissing is so underrated. It’s not appreciated as much as sex.
It’s romantic, playful and innocent fun!
Do it more often.