It seems like every time I see a sign saying “kiss me” it’s always accompanied with some sort of romantic gesture. But what does kissing actually mean? Is it just a way to show affection or is there something deeper going on here?
There are many different theories about this matter. Some say that kissing symbolizes love and romance while others believe that it represents sexual desire.
There are two main types of kisses: the first type involves the mouth touching another person’s face, which is known as a “mouthing” kiss; however, this is not considered to be a true kiss since the lips do not touch each other directly. The second type involves the tongue touching another person’s teeth, which is called a “tongue-to-mouth” kiss.
Both of these types of kisses are considered to be genuine kisses because they involve the mouth and lips touching each other directly. However, there is one major difference between them: a mouthing kiss requires that both parties actively participate in doing so whereas a tongue-to-mouth kiss only requires that one party actively performs the action.
A person may engage in kissing for a variety of reasons. These reasons range from sexual desires to pure affection; however, the meaning behind this act is often ambiguous and hard to understand unless both parties are aware of the reason at the time they are doing it.
In addition to this, the manner in which someone kisses can also say something about their personality:
A cruel person will kiss someone in a forceful or aggressive manner.
A neat person will try to keep their lips and teeth as clean as possible when kissing someone.
A shy person will kiss someone in a gentle and tentative manner.
A sympathetic person will try to make the person they are kissing feel as relaxed as possible when doing so.
A teasing person will try to prolong the kiss for as long as possible whether their partner wants to continue kissing or not.
Sources & references used in this article:
Annual Flowers by AM Zeman – 1995 – Macmillan
The flower farmer: An organic grower’s guide to raising and selling cut flowers by VH Ries – 1930 – kb.osu.edu
Growing home: Stories of ethnic gardening by L Byczynski – 2008 – books.google.com
A Dictionary of Flowers and Gems: Say What You Mean~ Even Say It Mean~ The Victorian Way by SD Price – 2000 – books.google.com
Your Midwest Garden by R conglomeratus Murr – Gulf Research Reports, 1961 – Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
‘THE SAGE’–JUNE 2012 by S Kingsbury – books.google.com
The concept of rank in ethnobiological classification: some evidence from Aguaruna folk botany by J Riggenbach – 2013 – digitalcommons.unl.edu