A kiss is more than touching your lips against those of another human being. A kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, and good luck, among many others. Whether it’s your first kiss with someone new or your lifetime partner, kissing usually leaves an impression — one that lingers long after your lips have locked.
Michael Christian, author of The Art of Kissing says that “The more that people kiss, the more they’re able to communicate on a romantic level.”
Most of us have clear preferences — turn-ons and turn offs — when it comes to kissing styles. For both sexes, the No. 1 kissing complaint is lack of variety, Christian says. He recommends kissing the different parts of your partner’s face and paying special attention to the ears and neck. He suggests biting softly on the lower lip and nibbling gently on the earlobe.
Women complain that men are too aggressive with their tongues. And men claim that women don’t open their mouths wide enough.
Two keys to a memorable kiss are pleasing your partner and pleasing yourself. Experts suggest starting with gentle kisses on the neck, move up to the ear, then go to the lips. Take some small breaks and then come back to the lips.
Put your whole body into the kiss. Without words, your lips should say, ‘Baby, there’s more where that came from. Don’t get hung up on what a kiss might lead to. Enjoy it for its own sake. A great kiss is an adventure in itself, not a stepping point to something else.
Steamy make-out sessions usually happen early on in a relationship, or the honeymoon period. But later on, when people are in a long-term relationship, they too often stop kissing and lose that intimate connection. In a Redbook poll, 79% of women said they don’t kiss their husbands nearly as much as they’d like.
You’ve got to keep kissing in the game. The emotional importance of a kiss is where it all begins and you shouldn’t let it go just because you’ve known someone for a long time.
Bottom Line: A kiss is more than a physical union of two pairs of lips touching. It is so much more and conveys an even greater emotion of love, tenderness, and positive feelings to the two people involved. Put kissing back into your relationship. It will make both of you feel good all day long.
This blog was excerpted from WebMD article by By Jennifer Soong in