The Many Joys of Kisses and Kissing — Romance
When I greet someone and they give me a smack on the cheek or a smooch on the lips I always wonder how that person knew what kind of kiss to give me. My partner doesn’t enjoy kissing, so my kisses with him are those of affection — more than passion.
–FS, Penobscot, ME
Described in a variety of words there are many kinds of kisses used in different types of relationships to express love, affection, peace, respect, friendship, romance.
- The French have twenty words and the Germans use over thirty words for a kiss.
- The physical act of kissing between two people consists of the combined sensitivity of touch, taste and smell.
Or that his kisses were too wet or not wet enough. Maybe he was repelled because he was too rough. He may know, or think, that he has bad breath.
Why ask me? It is you who should be so curious that you ask him — your boyfriend.
Opening up to you about kissing may well loosen his lips.
However, keep in mind:
- Kissing is not universally accepted; there are parts of the world where it is taboo to kiss in public.
- In some cultures lip-kissing is still banned.