This week on Glamour.com, there is a poll about kissing. More specifically, it is a poll about your favorite place to be kissed (other than your lips). Seeing this poll got me thinking – I have decided that kissing is possibly the most intimate activity two people can engage in, even more so than overtly sexual encounters. A kiss can just say so much.
A simple kiss on the forehead, cheek or nose signifies love and caring. This is where your parents kissed you when tucking you into bed or before you went to school in the morning. In relationships now, these kisses are still the least sexual – they are “I love you” kisses, not “I want to take you back to my room this instant” kisses. These can be the kisses that sustain a relationship. Sex is important, but for a long-term commitment, these simple kisses exhibit the caring and safety that build a relationship.
Neck, back and ears are considerably more sexual areas to be kisses, and even a gentle kiss in one of these areas can be a major turn on. I know that for me, a soft brushing of a guy’s lips across the back of my neck is enough to send tingles through my entire body.
According to the Glamour poll, more women prefer to be kissed on their necks than all of the other categories combined. This could be because the neck is rather vulnerable, and therefore it can be incredibly sensual to explore, or it could be that it is not exactly a sexual body part, and so kissing there can seem more intimate as well as sensual. Along with making out, kisses that focus on the neck, back and ears can be fantastic foreplay or can even be sufficient as a hookup on their own. A great make-out sesh with some necking more than qualifies for a good night in my book.
Of course, kisses can be planted on any part of the body, and, though different parts tend to carry different sensations, there is still the over-arching intimacy that permeates every kiss. As the author of the Glamour poll and article stated, "Like most women I have some proud and not-so-proud parts of my body. So, when my husband pays particular, sweet attention to one of the areas I don't love myself, he shows me the best kind of love, the kind of love that sneaks around my vanity and makes me feel even more beautiful…" Kisses have the power to melt away insecurities, resolve and the knees’ ability to hold you upright. They can be powerful and passionate or soft, gentle and sweet.
Where is your favorite place to be kissed? Do you agree with the poll that a man kissing your neck is an incredible turn on? Leave a comment below and let me know! I always love to hear feedback from my readers.
Stay sexy St. Olaf,