Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Art of Kissing

I stumbled across a delightful little book and it is entitled "The Art of Kissing" by Hugh Morris. Couldn't find any Hugh Morris so I searched further and maybe it is a book with the same title by Clement Wood from 1926. Anyway, the book I read was full of good advice:

Lift your lips away slightly, center them so that when you make contact there will be a perfect union. Notice, only momentarily, the picture of her teeth in her lips. And, then, like a sea-gull ' swooping gracefully down through the air, bring your lips down firmly onto the lips of the girl who is quivering in; your arms.
Kiss her!
Kiss her as though, at that moment, nothing else exists in the world. Kiss her as though your entire life is wrapped up into the period of the kiss. Kiss her as though there is nothing else that you would rather be doing. Kiss her!

Is that wonderful advice or is that wonderful advice? There are many kinds of different kisses of course. In "The Art of Kissing" there is The "Vacuum" Kiss, The "Spiritual" Kiss, The "Eyelash" Kiss and The "Nip" Kiss. I chose for you the fifth kiss: The "Pain" Kiss.

The "Pain kiss" is with this seemingly paradoxical pleasure that we shall deal with now. First of all, it is necessary to explain that, although an act can be painful, it can still be pleasurable. The explanation is merely another indication of the variability of human nature. To begin, there are some people who derive an extreme pleasure out of being whipped or burned or beaten. There is no rational explanation for this strange, delight. The fact remains that they react pleasurably to pain.
These people are called masochists. Similarly, there are other people who derive the same pleasure out of being the ones who inflict pain or perform the beating. Their abnormality, too, is inexplicable. They are called sadists.
The point is this: these people have these strange desires in extremes. But normal people have similar desires but they are not so strong. They are present only in minute degrees. That is why some of us deliberately uncover ourselves in cold weather or continue to pick at a sore tooth although the act pains us. It is for this reason that most of us are able to derive pleasure from the "pain kiss."
The "pain kiss" is simply a tiny bite, a love nip.

Catullus, who knew his kissing, if we are to judge from the many poems he left on the subject, once wrote:
Whom wilt thou for thy lover choose?
Whose shall they call thee, false one, whose?
Who shall thy darted kisses sip,
While thy keen love-bites scar his lip?

Pain kiss

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing Han! Very sensual...are you going to share the other kisses also?

    Hugs and Blessings...
    Cat

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    1. Sensual 1926 way Cat. if you like I can post some of the other kisses as well?

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  2. Awww... how cuuuute.... and ..sexy... and ..sensuell.
    Yes, I want too read about other kisses as weill, Han.
    Wher dit you find it? At a antikvariat?

    Take care,
    Mona Lisa

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    1. More kisses coming up in a few days. Glad you like it, ML.

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