Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, romance, sexual attraction, activity, arousal, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, peace and good luck, among many others. In some situations, a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect. The word came from Old English cyssan (“to kiss”), in turn from coss (“a kiss”). The concept of a kiss is everywhere in society and has many meanings. A first kiss. A formal kiss. A passionate kiss. A kiss goodbye.
Kiss Day in Valentine’s Day
The sixth day of Valentine week is here, and it is Kiss day. One of the most modern days which lovers celebrate and get a golden opportunity to express their love with a sweet gesture. Try the delicate expression of love on this Kiss day and turn this day into a romantic and memorable event. Kiss is one of the most loving gestures which is passed on to a particular person who holds a great significance in their life. Kiss symbolises trust, loyalty, affection and much more. Love can be expressed in many ways, and one of the best forms is kissing.
Forms of Kisses
Kiss is a delicate expression, so try and cherish those romantic moments in your life. There are different types of kisses which including forehead kiss, lip kiss, French kiss, lip-to-lip kiss, passionate kiss, naughty kiss, tease kiss and much more.
French Kiss is probably the most famous kiss; the French kiss is an open-mouthed kiss where one person’s tongue touches the other person’s tongue. Also called a “tongue kiss”, the French kiss easy enough to execute, but it can take years to master. In an Eskimo kiss, Two people rub their noses back and forth against each other. It’s based on real kisses that people in Eskimo cultures give their friends. Just like with lip kisses, Eskimo kisses are best executed with your eyes closed.
Another type of kiss is the butterfly kiss. To give someone a butterfly kiss, get close to them, so the tips of your eyelashes are touching theirs. Then blink very fast, so your eyelashes flutter together like butterfly wings. It’s a fun, cute thing to do while you’re catching your breath from more traditional kisses. You can also give someone a solo butterfly kiss
by fluttering your eyelids against their cheek.
World Records on Kiss Day
How much kissing can be competitive is shown by world records. Competition to hold the record for the longest kiss is rife – on 6-7 July 2005 the record was set in the UK at 31 hours and 30 minutes. Then on Valentine’s Day 2009 Nikola Matovic and Kristina Reinhart from Germany set a new record of just over 32 hours.
On 13 February 2011, a Thai couple, husband and wife team Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat locked lips and began their quest to break the longest kiss record. After 46 hours and 24 minutes, they claimed a new record for the longest kiss.