Kissing: A Field Guide

Kissing: A Field Guide

by Violet Blue

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Kissing: A Field Guide by Violet Blue

Kissing is an art form. A great kiss can stop traffic, start a five-alarm fire, and feel like Times Square on New Year's Eve. Get your smooch on with all the different tricks and tips in this handy guide. Bestselling author and columnist Violet Blue helps readers choose — and perfect — their very own unforgettable kissing style. Learn how to time a kiss perfectly, how to deliver (and receive) a first kiss, and how to ask for kisses with body language. Recognize when someone wants to kiss you, when to build tension, and when to take your kiss to the next level. Discover all the secrets and foolproof techniques for the perfect kiss in this indispensable guide to an overlooked sensual art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627780407
Publisher: Cleis Press
Publication date: 02/11/2014
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Violet Blue is the editor of numerous bestselling anthologies, including Sweet Life, Sweet Life 2, and Lips Like Sugar. She has appeared on Oprah and has been featured in O: The Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and many more. She lives in San Francisco. Visit her at tinynibbles.com.

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The average woman spends two weeks of her life kissing—but what girl wants to be average? Two weeks of smooches just won’t do—especially when you want to be the kind of kisser who has them coming back for seconds. And thirds. Maybe an all-you-can-kiss make-out buffet. With the secrets, tips, techniques, and detailed steps to becoming a master kisser in this book, you’ll be more than the average player: you’ll be at the top of the kissing game.

Kissing is one of the most sensual of all the acts of flirting, foreplay, seduction, and sex we can enjoy. In a kiss, you use all of your senses—and his too. You feel a kiss with your body, your heart, and your mind. You can communicate desire, urgency, caring—anything you want, because what you’re feeling when you kiss someone can be channeled right through you like an electric charge. The greatest kissers know a variety of techniques that can be applied to a range of situations, tricks to make their kisses unforgettable, strategies to seduce even the shyest pair of lips, and how to jump-start that erotic spark with a first (or second, or third) kiss.

The sensual kisser has a lot more going on than a pair of kissable lips—though I’ll tell you all about making your lips silky smooth and utterly irresistible in a bit. A truly sensual kisser is a girl who feels confident and sexy from within, no matter whether she happens to think she looks “perfect” at the moment, and a great kisser stays in touch with all of her senses—before kissing even begins. It’s like
flipping a light switch: when you know a kiss is about to happen, all of your senses sharpen. And once the kiss starts, everything goes into overdrive as you drink in the taste, the smell, the touch, the sound, the feelings. And the person on the receiving end is hooked.

What’s in a Kiss?
Kissing is a single act that can convey a wide variety of intentions. For instance, one type of kiss, a light, affectionate peck, is a message of tenderness—it can be nonsexual, or a loving reminder. On the other hand, a first romantic kiss, built up to with nervousness and desire, might begin with the softest touch and pull you together like a red-hot magnet. A kiss between lovers is the spark that ignites passions into a blazing fire that may consume you both in a delicious makeout session. This kind of kiss can be more powerful than the need to eat when you’re famished. Sometimes the prelude to a kiss is the best part; other times it’s only a teasing, playful beginning.

One kiss can change everything. It can make friends into so much more. A kiss is the moment when sex and science meet, when we know whether our chemistry matches our desire. A casual encounter might turn into a pivotal, life changing moment, after which ordinary everyday situations with your friend become lustful encounters. Often, when we kiss someone for the first time, we know instantly whether or not we click with them sexually.

Kissing is also really good for you and good for everyone around you. The act of kissing makes you feel emotionally ecstatic—it stimulates the release of endorphins, natural opiates similar to the delirious rush we feel while running and when we fall in love. Prolonged sensual kissing releases the arousal hormone oxytocin, essential for orgasm. And it’s good for our teeth, because the increased flow of saliva washes our teeth in a plaque-dispersing bath. Now, doesn’t that sound sexy?

Most of all, kissing is fun. Welcome to the world of kissing bandits and superkissers, where you’ll learn how to cast an unforgettable, seductive spell with your lips. You’ll join the legions of women who can melt a man like butter with a kiss, are always the first ones picked for the kissing booth, and can easily become rulers of small countries with their ability to deliver the perfect kiss anywhere, anytime.

The tips in this guide will make your past experiences with kissing seem like amateur night, and already-great kissers will find more secret kissing weapons, tips, and tricks to fortify their arsenal of techniques. Here you’ll discover can’t-fail techniques for ramping up your sensuality, the keys to perfect first kisses, the fine points of timing a kiss, oodles of techniques and surprises, and how to make an innocent kiss turn into a lustful session of tonsil hockey.

You don’t need to be a man-eater or a villainous vixen to deliver the most wicked smooches—though all skill levels are encouraged to apply. Perhaps you’re tired of being a one-date wonder or feel that you’ve missed far too many kissing opportunities. Or maybe you’re a would-be kissing virtuoso, coiled up and ready to spring. Maybe you’d just like to know when and where different types of kisses are appropriate, how to be a better kisser, how to become a more magnetic kisser, or you want to learn new kissing techniques to make your sweetie give you—and your kissable lips—a double-take. This guide gives you concrete tools to nurture your kissing prowess, useful for a lifetime of being a first-rate, unforgettable kisser.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Perfect Kiss

Chapter 1: The Secret Society of Kissing Artists
What's in a Kiss?
Kissing Kung Fu: Be at One with the Elements
Kiss Me Deadly, Darling: A Quiz

Chapter 2: Make It Happen: Get That Kiss Anywhere, Anyplace, Anytime
Waiting Is the Hardest Part
Does He Really Want It?
How to Get Him to Kiss You
How to Ask for a Kiss without Words
Making the First Move

Chapter 3: Your Mouth: He's Gotta Have It
Hot Lips
Talented Tongue
Mouth Moves
The Wicked Kisser
Sex Up Your Lips, and the Rest Will Follow

Chapter 4: Kissing: A Field Guide
The Hunters and the Hunted
Types of Kisses
Scary Kisses

Chapter 5: Deliver a Knockout Kiss
Techniques
Appetizers
Dish of the Day
Dessert
Rock Your Body
Hot Spots

Chapter 6: The Rules of the Game
Kissing Do's and Don'ts
About Hickeys and Love Bites
Kiss Catastrophes and Remedies

Chapter 7: Take Your Kissing to the Next Level
Tricks and Treats
Flavored Kisses
Flavored Lipsticks and Gloss
Stubble Burn-and How to Avoid It

Chapter 8: The Make-Out Artist
Create a Connection
Keep Your Confidence High
Build Tension
Accelerate His Attraction (without Giving Away Too Much)
Make-out Techniques: Light and Flirty or Down and Dirty

Chapter 9: Kissing Games
Party Games
Just for Two

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Kissing: A Field Guide 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
thebookwormNJ More than 1 year ago
This fun little how to book put a smile on my face. Like violet Blue states ...kissing is an art form..., and she is right. Within these pages you will find detailed kissing tips as well as information on how to identify different types of kissers, like the rock star and the yuppie and different types of kisses, like the good-bye kiss and the lusty kiss. Kissing do's and don'ts are included as well as what to do when things go wrong during smooches, like biting too hard to finding the person is a bad kisser. There is also a section, which had me giggling, about hazardous kisses, like the zombie kiss, ...the most horrifying part of all: his mouth opens up into a gaping maw, threatening to swallow you whole...-. p.62 All in all, a very cute and fun book with some great kissing tips. I think this one would make for a nice gift and as a coffee table read as well. Plenty to chat about here! Violet Blue knows what she is  talking about. disclaimer: I received my free copy of Kissing: A Field Guide via the publisher. This review is my honest opinion,  I received no compensation for reading and reviewing this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether you are a beginner wanting to make the first move or a veteran seeking to perfect your technique, this guide will have something for you. Be prepared for an entertaining read, though, as Violet Blue delivers expert advice with a sense of humor to boot! With chapter titles like “Kissing Kung Fu” and “The Hunters and The Hunted” (which includes a detailed list of the prey we kissers seek), you’ll be giggling out loud consistently with this read. Along with a few laughs, you’ll learn some valuable tips and tricks, like how to avoid that pesky stubble burn!
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
While nothing beats practice for becoming a better kissing, this short & sweet (130 small pages) guide offers many valuable tips in a humorous way to learn and improve your kissing - and even how to practice, solo. Many techniques are covered, and there are also suggestions for evaluating your kissing partner's reactions, kissing games, tongue training, and more. Fun, informative read.
Erika__Delgado More than 1 year ago
Not only is it an adorable book to keep on the shelf, but it's also handy. There are kissing techniques I have never tried or even knew about, some I am slightly afraid of trying, a handful I have tried time and time again and yet never knew it had a name. It's a clever book, and really worth a look or many.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Violet Blue's field guide answered every question I had about kissing. Not only that, the book was extremely funny, but really took the challenge of defining the "right" kiss, and Blue succeeded. It explains the importance of timing, discusses locations, asserting yourself, and other aspects needed for a perfect kiss. And at the end of certain chapters there are personality quizzes that are fun. It's a book for everyone. A must have.
royaltennenbaum More than 1 year ago
As someone who considered myself a kissing expert, this book was a refreshing update on the proper technique and types of kisses. I felt that I was able to hone my previous skill, as well as learn some new tips and tricks that I can't wait to try out in the bedroom. Violet Blue is smooth and sultry, making the guide easy to read, and exciting to practice!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even if you've been complimented on your kissing skills like I have been, this book is a great brush-up for first date prep. I also love the quiz in the beginning of the book to find out what kind of kisser you are and how those resulting profiles pop up as guides in the rest of the book. That's super helpful for people like me who like advice to be tailored to them. Violet Blue speaks to me, not everyone. Me. This is definitely going to stay on my bookshelf!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll probably be a die-hard Violet Blue fan for life, but I have to admit that when I heard about this book I was skeptical. I considered myself already a kissing expert who already knew everything there was to know. But Violet never lets me down, and I actually learned a lot from this book! Plus, she is just too funny to resist, making this book a fun and engaging read even if you're a pro.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Violet Blue is an amazing writer. She's hilarious. Seriously. Even if you are the perfect kisser you should still read this book just for the sheer brilliance of the prose. Kissing is probably the most underrated form of communication and we seriously don't do it enough. As Violet says, a woman will spend about two weeks of her life kissing. That's definitely not enough. Her book teaches you how to identify kisses, how to perform them, and how to make them count. It's a seriously good read and I recommend it to anyone and everyone. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Violet Blue is the best! This is such a fun and informative book. You will find out things about the way you kiss that you never thought of before and also learn how to change what you say with each kiss. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is this book not available in digital form. given the author and they year, this is crazy.