Hot Kissing Tips from the 1930s

a blending, melting softnessQ Dear Miss Abigail:

There is this boy I like, and I want to kiss him. How do I do it?

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A Dear Readers:

OK, everyone. I have a confession to make ~ I made this question up. But I had a horrible day today, and in my own stupidity I accidentally deleted all of my email. So if you’ve submitted a question and feel like sending it again, go ahead and do it and I’ll put it in the new database. Until then, this generic question (though one that is often asked), must do. The answer is from The Torch of Life, written in 1932 by Dr. F. M. Rossiter. I think it works well for Valentine’s Day, don’t you?

1932: Kissing

A kiss is not just a touch of the lips ~ there must be warmth and tenderness that convey the thought back of the lips to make it a clinging caress, a desire to return for more ~ just as the bee returns to the blossom. This is what must be found in the love union to make it sweet and beautiful, for it is just as truly a kiss of more intense warmth and tenderness ~ an infinitely more clinging caress.

There is as much difference between kisses as between light and darkness. Some men and women are natural-born kissers; and there are others that could not excel if they should live to be a thousand years old. Kissing itself is an art, and it takes experience to be a good kisser. Some women just ‘peck’ in their kissing. Some women draw their lips tightly over the teeth; indicating too much rigidity, particularly in a woman with thin lips. Naturally, full, rounded lips furnish the most alluring, intriguing mouth for a kiss, but, in any event, whether the lips are full or thin, in kissing for the real pleasure of the act, the mouth should be held softly, with lips curled slightly out, with teeth slightly separated. The man should put his lips to those of his partner with a blending, melting softness. Avoid overmoist kisses; they are not esthetic.

Source: Rossiter, Frederick M. The Torch of Life: A Key to Sex Harmony. New York: Eugenics Publishing Co., 1932.
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