A kiss is essentially the gentle pressing or touching of one’s lip against an object or another human body. Kissing cultural connotations vary widely, with some people viewing it as an extravagant display of affection while others feel that the act of kissing is purely symbolic. Others believe that a kiss is meaningless without the exchange of bodily fluids. There are many examples from literature, movies and television of people participating in various forms of physical contact with others, sometimes with physical contact being used as the catalyst for the kiss. In a recent study carried out by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it was found that a kiss leads to heart rate increase, which is the result of increased blood flow to the muscles, which stimulates oxygen consumption.
The release of endorphins is the primary mechanism through which physical contact and kissing lead to increased heart rate. The kissing movements that occur during physical contact are what cause the feelings of euphoria or “high” that is felt as one experiences the kiss. This feeling fades rapidly after physical contact is broken.
Kissing has also been linked to increased physiological arousal in most people, which is also known as sexual arousal. This occurs because the act of kissing stimulates the brain to produce hormones such as serotonin, which causes people to feel good. The more of this hormone that is released the more sexually attracted a person is to another person, whether they are aware of this fact or not. Sexual attraction is based on chemistry. In essence, the more of something that is put into your body the more it is going to be felt and acted upon.
The best way to kiss is obviously to ask someone to kiss you. However, if that is not possible, then it is important to understand the basics of how to kiss, because there are certain methods that work better than others. The first thing to understand is that a kiss is really just a gesture or a form of expression. Your partner may interpret the kiss as being sexual or as a casual greeting. Understanding that a kiss is to express a feeling rather than to try and get sexual is half the battle.
Perhaps the best way to kiss is to remember that the kiss is merely an expression and not a full-on attempt at a kiss. You are just trying to reach out and touch someone. Try and use your fingers in a way that does not lead into sex but rather shows your partner that you are interested in them. Using the mouth in a way that does lead into sex can be dangerous, however, so stick to using the lips. A simple smile will usually do the trick.
Finding the best way to kiss is actually quite easy if you take it slow. Remember that a kiss is meant to be light and fun, so make sure that you spend some time getting to know each other well before introducing more physical touch. Also, remember that if it has worked well between the two of you then it will likely work again. Find out what works for you and enjoy it.