|Kiss Me So|
*I've LOVED all your comments! Drawn from the hat winners are:
Please email me (enchantmentATkimfalconerDOTcom) your postal address and a copy of Vampires Gone Wild will be one its way March 26th - the release date!
Thank you! *
If you are brave enough to tell your best, wildest, scariest, loveliest or sexiest kiss in the comments, your name goes in the hat!
Can't wait to see what you've all gotten up to! Don't be shy!
Meanwhile, here some interesting facts about 'the kiss.'
(Note: because my contribution to Vampires Gone Wild. Blood and Water, begins and ends beneath the sea, all images are underwater, in keeping with the mood.)
1. The word origins of 'kiss' stem from the proto-Germanic kuss, possibly an onomatopoeia for the act of kissing.
2. The lips are the most sensitive part of the body, feeling 100 times better than the fingertips.
|Underwater Kiss from The Well|
4. The study of kissing is called philematology.
5. To French kiss, you use 34 facial muscles. A pucker kiss involves two.
6. Passionate kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute.
7. It is possible for a woman to reach an orgasm through kissing. (Really?)
8. The Kama Sutra lists over 30 types of kisses.
9. Scholars are unsure if kissing is a learned or instinctual behavior. In some cultures in Africa and Asia, kissing does not seem to be practiced. (My opinion is that with men, it's definitely learned, and women have to teach them!)
11. Under the Hays Code (between 1930-1968), Hollywood had its limits. People kissing on the silver screen could not be horizontal; at least one had to be sitting or standing, not lying down. In addition, all on-screen married couples slept in twin beds...and if kissing on one of the beds occurred, at least one of the spouses had to have a foot on the floor. (my how times have changed!)
12. The kiss between Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant in the 1946 film Notorious is one of the sexiest kisses in cinematic history. Because the Hays Code allowed on-screen kisses to last only a few seconds, Alfred Hitchcock directed Bergman and Grant to repeatedly kiss briefly while Grant was answering a telephone call. The kiss seems to go on and on but was never longer than a few seconds.
13. More than 95% of men and women occasionally like to rub noses while kissing. (The correct phrase for this would be 'Inuit kiss.')
|Underwater Bridal Photography|
15. The Four Vedic Sanskrit texts (1500 B.C.) contain the first mention of a kiss in writing.
16. The term “French kiss” is a 1920's reflection of the French culture which was thought to be quite sexy. In France, it’s called soul kiss because if done right, it feels as if two souls are merging. In fact, several ancient cultures thought that mouth-to-mouth kissing mingled two lovers’ souls. (That's my favorite!)
Kim Falconer is a Supernatural Underground author writing paranormal romance, urban fantasy, YA and epic science fantasy novels.
You can find out more about Kim at kimfalconer.com or on The 11th House Blog. She posts here at the SuperntrlUnderg on the 16th of every month. Her latest release is Supernatural Underground: Vampires Gone Wild.