Pucker Up! The Benefits of Kissing

He gathered her into his strong arms, his deep brown eyes gazing lovingly into hers as he slowly lowered his lips … teasingly, provocatively … his breath baring his very soul as their lips finally joined, fusing their souls together for eternity.

A scene from a steamy novel, you say? How about wishful thinking on your part? Well, wish no more! What you are about to read may be good for your health. Be prepared to pucker up!

The history of kissing has been officially documented as far back as 1500 B.C. Some say that kissing originated in prehistoric times, where babies were fed a pre-chewed meal so as to avoid choking. This mouth-to-mouth feeding became a sign of trust, dependence and affection between mother and child, a comforting habit carried on into adulthood.

Putting history aside, one thing for certain, kissing plays a very important role in keeping the fires burning in a relationship. Your partner needs to feel appreciated. Your partner needs your love and affection. A kiss can express all that and more. Unfortunately, too many couples are caught up in the “busy-ness of life” and the kiss has turned into a fleeting peck on the cheek, if anything at all. Excuses range from being “too busy” to “too tired,” to “it was fun in the beginning, but now …” It comes as no surprise then that many couples’ theme song has become Where is the Love?

Here’s some straight from the heart advice from a Romance Agent: Wake up and shape up! I’ll assume you’ve all heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Here’s another one: “A kiss a day keeps others away.” Sadly, loneliness is often the underlying reason for having a love affair. Plain and simple, relationships require work. Anyone who says otherwise hasn’t much experience in living a real relationship. Just like you don’t sit idly by on your job (let’s hope you don’t), the same is required in your relationship with that special someone in your life. You made the effort at the beginning of your relationship, why not now? Kissing is a fun place to start.

Think back to those first few kisses with your sweetheart. Remember the passion the two of you felt each time your lips met. Surely that brought back some wonderful feelings! So, why is it that we wouldn’t want to keep that same feeling with us today and everyday? Kissing creates and maintains intimacy. It enables you to bond with your partner. Kissing also makes you feel good about yourself, not to mention the many health benefits it awards you:

  1. Kissing is very good for the teeth. Those of you who aren’t overly fond of dentists will be encouraged to know that research has found kissing to help prevent plaque build-up. Hopefully this means fewer visits to the dentist for some of us.
  2. Kissing is good for the heart, as it creates an adrenaline which causes your heart to pump more blood around your body. Kissing Aerobics, anyone?
  3. Studies have indicated that those who kiss their partner goodbye each morning live five years longer than those who don’t.
  4. Kissing is great for the self-esteem. It makes you feel appreciated.
  5. Kissing can aid in slowing the ageing process. For example, a fairly passionate kiss exercises as much as 29 muscles in the cheek and jaw, not to mention the esthetic benefits it brings to the colour and fullness of your lips. Move over Angelina Jolie and Mick Jagger … you’ve got competition!
  6. Kissing burns calories, from 6-12 calories in a gentle kiss to as much as 300 in a lovemaking session! Forget Atkins(TM); try the kissing diet!
  7. Kissing is known to be a stress-reliever, triggering the release of oxytocin, the “feel-good-all-over” hormone. It’s no wonder LouLou L’Amour, author of The ABC’s of Tease & Please, recommends kissing “10 seconds–longer if needed” and to repeat often!

So, go ahead, be healthy and celebrate each day with a kiss. Give your honey a big smooch and reap all the benefits! Oh, why stop at just one kiss? Bring on the chap stick!

Kissing 101 Techniques

If you believe kisses play a significant role in foreplay, then you are dead right. However you cannot forget the power of those sweet kisses after a session of lovemaking. Your woman cherishes those intimate moments when you hold her close to you and take her in your arms. She likes it when you gently prod her face toward you and kiss her, hugging her as she falls into sleep. The best kisses are after love-making when you softly kiss between her eyes, on the tip of her nose and kiss languidly but sharply on her lips.

A woman’s mouth is a cavern of pleasure. No one can beat the French kiss in its zenith of passion. It needs no introduction. You can experiment with kiss by taking a small piece of juicy fruit like strawberries, grapes, little pieces of mango and placing it between your lips. Kiss her on her mouth and nibble one half of the piece of the fruit while she nibbles on the other half, till it breaks into two pieces and the juice percolates into each other’s mouths. Just before kissing, gently run your tongue along your partners lip whether it is the top or bottom one depending on the position of your lips. Women find it increasingly erotic when you suck on their lower lip while kissing.

My friend Lisa describes the nip kiss to be quite erotic. She especially enjoyed it when her partner gently nibbled on her lips during the lip-locking session. You have to be careful not to bite her too hard. Also very seductive and imaginative is the reverse kiss. In this type of kiss, you have to kiss her, starting from her scalp. As you explore southward, you have to suck her bottom lip in your mouth and suck and nibble on it gently. Your girl will throw her arms around you and let you kiss her more.

Experiment with the kisses. That way, your girl will never leave you. You are continuously incorporating innovation in your technique which keeps her perpetually wet for you. A woman is an embodiment of pleasure and to give honor only to her lips will be a tad unfair. Her toes deserve as much attention as her lips. Suck her toes and though it will tickle, she will find it amusing and fun. To give a toe kiss, you have to gently suck the toes and then lightly start kissing the foot. Massage the base of the foot as you kiss her there. Have you wondered how it feels when you pop a piece of ice in your mouth and then draw little circles using your mouth around her belly button? You can vary your speed and pace as you apply the pressure of your mouth and ice on her belly and navel. It is very intoxicating for her as the ice melts due to the warmth of her body and the cool water trickles and runs through her bellybutton to her crotch in a languid trail. You can trace the path of water with your tongue and go southward till she moans in pleasure. You can use the ice and pass it with your tongue to her mouth and have a cool steamy French kiss.

You can lick her lips till they turn warm and then gently blow on them and the hot and cold mix will make her get mad with passion. Since most women have sensitive regions in their neck, nibbling up and down her neck and the chin can arouse her. One of my friends acknowledges that of the most surprises, she loves the one in which her boyfriend comes from behind her, hugs her and kisses the top of her shoulder. Your woman knows you have a favorite choice of beverage and drink. Do you want her to taste it? You can make her taste it from your lips. Take a small sip of your favorite drink and leave a little bit on your lips. Kiss her and let the taste get transferred to her tongue and lips. Gently keep your lips brushed against her neck, behind the ear. Then send a sexy shiver through her spine by gently humming and vibrating your lips and cheeks up and down her neck, on her cheeks and lips.

Game for sexy love bites? If she is the sexy tigress, you are the hunter. Sneak behind her when she is busy. Quite out of surprise, grab her from behind and gently bite on her neck. Make sure to growl too and it will surprise them and keep her in splits later. Turn her around and look deep in her eyes. Slowly but softly run the tip of your tongue along her lips as if you are licking it. Then kiss her upper lip and then gently suck her lower lip. Make sure that you let your tongue caress hers as you immerse in the depths of the kiss.

Is There More Than One Type Of Kissing?

Kissing has to be one of the best ways in the world to show good emotions. At this very moment I can’t think about a negative impact of kissing. Oh sure we have heard about bad kissers but even bad kissers don’t hurt any one.

There are a number of different ways to kiss. There are passionate, friendly, playful and many different variations of kisses. They all depend on moods and relationship of people. A quick kiss in the morning to say bye to your wife is very different then the kiss that is associated with a long night of passion. Kissing is probably the most intimate act in today’s society.

1. French Kiss

Of course we have all heard of the French Kiss. It’s probably the most passionate and romantic kiss that can be exchanged by two lovers. Simply put a French Kiss is when two partners kiss with open mouths and their tongues touch. The partners use their tongues to explore each others mouths. They can play with each others tongues in many different kinds of ways.

2. Surprise Kiss

This kiss is another passionate one but it’s designed to surprise your partner and to convey intensity. The time this kiss is used is when your lover is busy doing something. They can be working, studying or just be absorbed by something else when you walk up to them with no words exchanged you just start kissing them. The kiss is always a nice reminder of your love for your partner. Through out the kiss you can decide whether this kiss should go further or if you should just end it and let your partner get back to what they were doing.

3. Lips Kiss

The lips kiss is another very romantic kiss but this one focuses on the lips instead of the inside of the mouth. This kiss can bring up huge passions in your partner. What is involved here is lightly biting and sucking on the lips. It could eventually lead to a French kiss if you want it to.

4. Fast Kiss

This kiss is just meant as a quick reminder to your partner that you care about them. This kiss is usually used when each partner is in a hurry or they are headed some where. Personally this kiss is very important to me because it reassures me through the day that my lover will be there at the end of the day.

There, of course are no hard fast rules in the art of kissing. You and your partner will have your own ways of expressing your love to one another. It is however the most common form of showing love in the world so you can never go wrong by kissing your partner.