A new site I’ve stumbled across on my hiatus is called Brain Pickings. It’s a great site for those who love to learn random information, discussion on pieces of culture of varying -brow levels, and bits of history. One article highlighted a pamphlet from 1936 called The Art of Kissing by Hugh Morris.
What I loved about the pamphlet was the techniques for kissing mouths of varying shapes. Such a shame that the arts of sex and sensuality is seen as something that is either non-existent or unworthy of study. A good kiss can lead to so many more, enjoyable opportunities and indeed gives the new lover a preview of what to expect when more parts of the body come into sexual play.
Well, actually all kisses give that preview, which could be why some people never make it past that point! I had a boyfriend in my early teen years who would engulf my mouth in his. I guess this was supposed to show enthusiasm? My lips are pouty and bow-shaped and while they have a nice pillowy plumpness, they are neither large nor wide. If you feel your jaw coming unhinged when kissing me, you’re going overboard!
Soft, lingering pecks that glide slowly into passionate flicks of the tongue and lips, sensually tasting your lover…. kiss me softly.