Ways of Kissing

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Ways of Kissing

There is no foolproof method, no magic formula but the chemistry between two people. The scent of the other that sets one’s heart racing, the anticipatory touch, and then… when lips meet the infusion of breaths; utterly intoxicating, an elixir for sure, a most delicious mingling of animal instinct dependent on person, place, time… I could go on and on and on.

The Kama Sutra devotes a whole chapter to ways of kissing, the practice of and intent within, (a perfect guide if ever there was). Among the many listed is the sensuous demonstrative kiss, when a woman shampoos her lover’s body, she places her face on his thigh oh so  coyly,  (feigning sleep) and then, so as to inflame his passion, she kisses his ‘great toe’ as it is called…

There is so much more to the kiss than the  mere meeting of lips! [1] Indeed does not Voltaire warn us;

‘Behold the danger: there is one nerve. …Which goes from the mouth to the heart, and thence lower down,  – with such delicate industry has nature prepared everything! The little glands of the lips, their spongy tissue, their velvety paps, the fine skin, ticklish, gives them an exquisite and voluptuous sensation, which is not without analogy with a still more hidden and still more sensitive part.’ Quite…


[1] For more kisses, indeed for all one ever wanted to know on or about the kiss, please see pages 1-224 of, A Compendium of Kisses’.