Info on boys dating kissing


25-Jun-2020 02:38

This is the effect of physical closeness upon two people who are in love.

Romantic kissing in Western cultures is a fairly recent development and is rarely mentioned even in ancient Greek literature.

In China, for example, a similar expression of affection consists of rubbing one's nose against the cheek of another person. In South East Asian countries the "sniff kiss" is the most common form of affection and Western mouth to mouth kissing is often reserved for sexual foreplay.

In some tribal cultures the "equivalent for our 'kiss me' is 'smell me.'" The kiss can be an important expression of love and erotic emotions.

Kissing was not always an indication of eros, or love, but also could show respect and rank as it was used in Medieval Europe.

Folk poetry has been the source of affectionate kisses where they sometimes played an important part, as when they had the power to cast off spells or to break bonds of witchcraft and sorcery, often restoring a man to his original shape.

Nyrop notes the poetical stories of the "redeeming power of the kiss are to be found in the literature of many countries, especially, for example, in the Old French Arthurian romances (Lancelot, Guiglain, Tirant le blanc) in which the princess is changed by evil arts into a dreadful dragon, and can only resume her human shape in the case of a knight being brave enough to kiss her." In the reverse situation, in the tale of "Beauty and the Beast", a transformed prince then told the girl that he had been bewitched by a wicked fairy, and could not be recreated into a man unless a maid fell in love with him and kissed him, despite his ugliness.

In the Middle Ages it became a social gesture and was considered a sign of refinement of the upper classes.

Other cultures have different definitions and uses of kissing, notes Brayer.The family kiss was traditional with the Romans and kisses of affection are often mentioned by the early Greeks, as when Odysseus, on reaching his home, meets his faithful shepherds.