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Kiss is defined in Chambers dictionary as:-
Kiss kis,v.t.. to caress or salute with the lips: to touch gently.- salute with the lips: to collide.-n. a caress or salute with the lips:

But Kisses can be so different.  They can be loving, questioning, tender, passionate, aggressive, gentle, adoring, protective, jealous, funny,  or even  sad. On this page are various views on different types of kisses.

What is a kiss Some other views

Advice on kissing

On first kisses

Types of kisses

Kisses around the world
What other countries say about kissing

Kissing links
About kissing and virtual kisses to send

What is a kiss?  Some other views.

A thing of no use to one, but prized by two.
Robert Zwickey

To a woman a kiss is the end of the beginning; to a man it is the beginning of the end.
Helen Rowland 1876-1950

Kisses are like grains of gold or silver found upon the ground, of no value in themselves, but precious as showing that a mine is near.
George Villiers 1628-1687

The anatomical juxtaposition of two obbicularis oris muscles in a state of contraction.
Dr. Henry Gibbons 1808-1884

What is a kiss?  Why this, as some approve:
The sure sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.

Robert Herrick 1591-1674 from Hesperides

Unspoken promise of a soul's allegiance.
Marion Phelps

That which you cannot give without taking, and cannot take without giving.

A pleasant reminder that two heads are better than one.
Rex Prouty

Something that often leads to marriage because it leaves something to be desired.
From Robert Fontaine

A vigorous exchange of saliva.
Captain Van Velsor

A contraction of the mouth due to an enlargement of the heart.

Advice on kissing

Don't wait to know her better to kiss her;
kiss her, and you'll know her better.


Kiss her until she be weried out.
Shelley 1792-1822 from To night

I say, when there are spats, kiss and make up before the day is done and live to fight another day.
Rev.Randolph Ray

When the girl yo kiss gives as you give, you are not getting firsts.

You must not kiss and tell.
William Congreve 1670-1729 From Love for Love

A kiss that speaks volumes is seldom a first edition.
Ohio state Sun' Dial

There are all sorts of kisses, lad, from the sticky confection to the kiss of death.  Of them all, the kiss of an actress is the most un-nerving.  How can we tell if she means it or if she's just practicing?
Ruth Gordon 1896-1985 From her play The Leading Lady

Learn your lines.  don't bump into furniture. And in the kissing scenes, keep your mouth closed.
Ronald Reagan, former President of the USA, in a speech. to senators.

On first kisses

My first kiss can be summed up in one word: unsuccessful.
Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and the News

First time he kissed me, he but only kissed
The fingers of this hand wherewith I write;
And, ever since, it grew more clean and white.

Elizabeth Barret Browning 1806-1861 from Sonnets from the Portuguese Number 38

The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story.  It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.
Emil Ludwig 1861-1948, from Of Life and Love

Only he felt he could no more dissemble,
And kissed her, mouth to mouth, all in a tremble.

Leigh Hunt 1784-1859 from Story of Rimini

She lifted her delicate, high-bred face, fearing love shining in every lineament, to his, and they exchanged their first kiss.
Lucy Maud Montgomery from Between the hill and the valley.

I remember the first time we admitted that we loved each other. It was our second year, on the upstairs gallery that formed the entrance foyer to the Institute's assembly hall.  And we kissed behind the pillars.
Boris Yeltsin, on kissing his now wife Naya.

I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day.  I have never had time for tobacco since.
Arturo Toscanni

Platonic friendship is the interval between the introduction and the first kiss.
R. Woods.

We sat and kissed and kissed until our lips were bloody.  I could have gone on kissing her for a year.
Ryan O'Neal on his first date with Farrah Fawcett who later became his wife.

Types of Kisses

Butterfly kisses

She seemed to melt against him in her terror, and he caught her in his arms, held her fast there, felt her lashes beat against his cheek like netted butterflies.
Edith Wharton from Ethan Frome

Eye kisses

Stephen kissed me in the spring,
Robin in the fall,
But Colin only looked at me
And never kissed at all.

Stephen's kiss was lost in jest,
Robin's lost in play,
But the kiss in Colin's eyes
Haunts me night and day.

Sara Teasdale 1884-1933 The Look

French Kissing

Deep kissing.  This is also known as soul kissing, tongue kissing, or French kissing.  It may involve tongue-to-tongue contacts with the inner surfaces of the lips and with the teeth, deep tongue explorations of the interior of the partner's mouth, contacts with the inner surfaces of the lips of the partner, and the nipping and gentle biting of the tongue and lips.

A. Kinsey from his report on Sexual behavior in the human female 1953.

Friendly kiss

It started as a great romance.  Now its just a friendship with kissing.
Jamie Lee Curtis in her role in Anything but Love.

Funny kisses

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

I wasn't kissing her.  I was whispering in her mouth
Chico Marx.

Is  kissing dirty?  Only if you do it right.
Woody Allen.

Formerly a kiss used to follow a nice evening, but nowadays a nice evening follows a kiss.

Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses.

dorothy Parker 1893-1967

Men who never make passes at women in glasses are asses.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin.

Hand kisses

When a man kisses my hand, I find it neither flattering nor embarrassing and I can only hope he intends a sincere compliment.
Abbey Lincoln

The hand kiss is an obstacle to real interaction between men and women, and what's more it's discriminatory.
Dr Hare.

Long Kisses

I'll smother thee with kisses... Ten kisses short as one, one long as twenty.
Shakespeare from Venus and Adonis.

A kiss,
Long as my exile, sweet as my revenge.

Shakespeare from Coriolanus

Mustache kisses

Being kissed by a man who didn't wax his mustache was- like eating egg without salt.
Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936

Kissing Links

About Kissing

Are you a good kisser? A quick and easy quiz to help you determine if you are.

Classic Kissing Photos

How To Succeed With Women - First Kiss

How To Kiss A Woman

how to kiss, Kissing Advice

Kissing Exercises

The Philosophy of Kissing

Rachel`s French Kissing Page and 67 ways to Kiss

Romance Guide: Kissing Tips - Girl Dating Tips

Teen Life Q&A Special: FAQ on Kissing and Making Out - The most frequently asked questions

The top 12 kisses of all time

Virtual kissing Animated virtual hugs and kisses

Animated kisses and free cyber kiss

Hugz and kisses

Kissing right here - - THE online Kissing Resource.

send an e-kiss : e-Kissing Booth : Send an e-Kiss

Fun Kissing things

Kiss or clopper the cupid game : KissPrints : KissCoupons

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