Are you a romantic at heart and in love with love? As you may have experienced, even the hottest relationships start with a gentle kiss. But what, in essence, is osculation (that's a big word for a kiss)? You can find out by reading the wonderful quotes about kissing that follow. Use them in a love letter, a proposal, for a seduction, or simply as a conversation starter.
"A kiss can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know." - Mistinguett
"At last you kissed me, I could die in waves again, and one good lick of quicksand took...." - Heather McHugh
"I am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing the hands of ladies. After all, one must start somewhere." - Sacha Guitry
"You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet a prince." — unknown
"The most eloquent silence; that of two mouths meeting in a kiss. - unknown
"The soul that can speak with its eyes can also kiss with a gaze." - Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
"There's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me." - Gretchen Kemp
"POW! Right in the kisser!" — character of Ralph Kramden performed by Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners. Although Ralph blustered a great deal, he never came close to harming Alice
He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God." — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
"You don't have to say anything and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and ... blow.'' - Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not
Are You a Good Kisser?
Kissing, like aspect of making love, is an art. Fortunately, mastery is attainable. If you want to be a good kisser, these guidelines will help you:
- Have your teeth cleaned professionally at least once a year.
- Brush your teeth and your tongue before you meet your lover.
- Make sure your breath is sweet. Use mouthwash or chew minty gum. (Discard your gum in a wrapper before you get together.)
- Your lips should be soft and moist, but not sticky. Clear lip balm both can do the trick.
- Feel as if you need practice? Make a fist and let your thumb cover the edge to form a pseudo-mouth. Try a variety of kisses on it.
- When you're ready for the real thing, don't approach your lover head-on (your noses will bump!). Instead, tilt your head slightly.
- Know that sometimes kissing feels awkward. But practice makes perfect.
- Instead of puckering up, softly part your lips and meet those of your lover.
- Close your eyes — or don't, and stare deeply into your lover's eyes.
- Hold and cherish the moment.
- Use your hands to bring your partner closer. It can be very intimate to touch another person's face or hair.
- As your kissing intensifies, consider the French kiss, where your tongues touch and explore the inside of the other's mouth and cheek. Not everyone likes it, but be open to experimentation.
- Relax and let the good sensations wash over you.
- Don't stop kissing — and you can quote me on that!
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