Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Question

Does nationality affect the way people kiss? I haven't had a lot of experience with different nationalities, so my opinion can't count for much.

Initially I thought absolutely not. People's experiences create their style of intimacy and experience knows no nationality. However, the more I thought about it, I realized I could be wrong. I know, shocking. For example, if a certain nationality is generally more aggressive (personality-wise) then perhaps their kissing styles may reflect that.

Give me some feedback here. I don't want to have to conduct my own experiment.

16 Comments:

Blogger markis said...

i think it really just depends on whether or not your parents taught you to kiss

7:42 AM  
Blogger markis said...

and nice lips really help

7:46 AM  
Blogger Kieran said...

No one kisses in England, it's considered too...continental. Instead we've made our upper lips stiff, stifling our romantic appetites and replacing them with a lust for tea. Oscar Wild kissed someone once, so we threw him in prison.

7:59 AM  
Blogger The Grunt said...

Ooooh, hey! Me, me, me...I know, I know! Yeah, the eskimos do their nose rubbing thing instead of kissing. Of course that was before a major outbreak of nasil herpes in 1982.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Güggs said...

I can only speak from experience. To answer your question, I don't think so; it's more personality-related. To add to kieran's comment, I've kissed someone from England...and I've had better. But I'm not going to make a general statement. I'll give England another try or ten.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Anthony S. said...

As I am Mexican and white (insert several European nationalities here), I am confused as to how I should kiss. So, to invade all of my nationalities in the most politically incorrect sense:

As a white man, kissing is all about punctuality. Either you kiss on time, or don't let your lips show up at all.

Since I have Scottish blood, kissing while playing the bagpipes is the most common form.

The Irish blood tells me to make out with a corned beef and cabbage.

The French blood surrenders its lips easily, and refuses to participate in any conflict.

The Mexican in me owns your lips, fucker, and says that you're mine.

If I have offended, that is intentional. Maybe there is some culture to kissing, though, after all.

9:10 AM  
Blogger ekki said...

I have kissed men from several countries and it really does depend on their personality. That is just my experience. I don't think there is a standard for any country. Think of the people you have kissed. Haven't they all been slightly different even if they were mostly American?

9:34 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Ok. After reading your comments, I have just decided to conduct my own experiment. I am going to tell you it is because I am interested in the scientific truth about kissing vs. personality vs. culture, but really it's just because I am a kissing whore.

9:58 AM  
Blogger jay are said...

yeah, I thought you were being awfully chicken.
:)

10:06 AM  
Blogger markis said...

where does the line start?

10:09 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

ummm.... all i want to comment here is that the best kiss i've ever received was from an italian. like, from italy, italian, not... "yeah my great great great grandparents came off the boat." i've only kissed one true italian, so i can't comment on the whole culture, but DAMN was it yummy.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

So many jokes could be made here. Too bad I am so politically correct.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Neal said...

Kiss what? It's all about location, location, location.
Oh, let me know if you're in need of an Antarctican to test your theory on.

11:59 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

neal - technically, i don't think you can be considered antartican. however, i have always wanted to make out with a yeti.

6:52 AM  
Blogger The Grunt said...

There's nothing better than gettin a Yeti lovin'.

9:06 AM  
Blogger keda said...

having kissed quite a a range of nationalities for purely scientific purposes i'd have to say there were many factors to take into consideration.

my most extensive studies have been using english, turkish and french subjects.

english boys can be clumsey and sloppy if they are inexperienced but are quick learners.

the french cant kiss. they stick their tongues in and lick all around your mouth until you gag and say gerrrrooooofffff. the only way to stop this is to somehow make sure you have a 'funny' conversation about kissing BEFORE you ever get to the kissing stage so they know what you expect. then they kiss better than you've EVER been kissed before and you are in real trouble.

most turkish men kiss very well, if they don't though they will NEVER change.

i can't unfortunately comment on any other nationalties snogging skills as have only had 1 or 2 experiences per country.

hope this helped.
and i love this site. i'll be back*

1:42 PM  

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