Kissing is an art as old as man. It is like an emblem that bears much emotional symbolism with it. Respect, intimacy, friendship, the list is endless.
We kiss to emphasize and reinforce the connection of affection between us.
Men kiss, also, to show respect, affection, greeting, or authoritive hierarchy. As in most European countries where men kiss each other on the cheek. In this way it is clear that there is no shame in men kissing each other. Men too need the warmth that only comes with the blanket of companionship.
Simply put, we kiss to acknowledge the people that help foster the relationships that we create with them.
Kissing is in a way sharing, as the lips are known for their sensitive characteristics, not to mention the exchange of fluids. The kissing of the hand can be seen as a sign of deep intimacy between couples. It helps intensify the simple words that seem to be infantile in comparison to the expression. Evidently, we kiss to embrace the deep symbolic meaning on our relationship and therefore hope to sustain and prolong its life span.
With men kissing women, passion on many levels is explored. This type of kissing is sometimes filled with a slight zing of lust. And the opposite also applies, as kissing is about passion. Often kissing is done passionately, as it expresses the feelings of longing. In a way we might even have the feeling of wanting to fuse or melt into one.
Kissing hand is a very common gesture, as it entails the person kissing their hand and sending out a virtual kiss. When the kiss is accepted by the receiver, they grab it and clasp their kiss receiving hand to show their appreciation and understanding of the symbolic meaning shared by the two. The kissing hand is often used when virtual or webcam conversations are used. It is, however, not uncommon in daily life to see this kind of kissing.
As a couple evolves in a relationship, they kiss each other as a symbol of the comfort they have within their companionship. We also kiss to annihilate animosities which may arise due to the unresolved conflict in a relationship. It is our way of saying that we accept the apology and that life can now proceed on its regular course. Inviting each other into our personal and private space can be seen as another reason why we kiss. We kiss to embrace an old tradition that binds us to each other. The only contradiction that we face when we kiss is the possibility of either being kissed for the sake of love or just exploited for our sexual attractiveness. But what is so wrong with enjoying the kiss, just because the moment has presented itself? Is it so unconceivable that a kiss could both be passionate whether love or lust is the catalyst?
The passion that is exposed in a kiss cannot be denied. We hunger for the closeness of each other, and kissing is one of the ways we achieve that. As we learn all the different techniques available in kissing, we tend to enjoy the experience even more. There is nothing emptier than a person who has no companionship.
We are the creatures of unity and that way intimacy plays a significant role on how we function beyond the walls of our privacy. Enjoy the experience of tongue lashing once in a while. You would only be denying your human nature if you didn't.