About kissing.

Flowers from my garden.

Flowers from my garden.

I might have mentioned this before, but I do not like all the kissing which happens over Christmas and New Year.  What is it about everyone who wants to kiss on the lips? I must be a bit of a fuddy-duddy then because I cannot handle it; especially when the family gets together and all the uncles, aunts, grannies, nephews and nieces must all kiss slap bang on the mouth.  It is most certainly nothing near a proper kiss, like a first kiss for instance, or a kiss from someone special.  This is just pure bad manners in my opinion.

I really prefer the hollywood kiss with a hug and a mock mwah, mwah on each cheek, rather than a sloppy,
kiss.  Ugh!  Is there something wrong with me?  I have no problem with kissing in general, but I would like to be able to decline a kiss from a person who is going to grab me and plant a wet sponge like kiss on my lips.

I may have offended a few people over the holidays because I started turning my face away.  

What is your opinion about all this kissing going on?

63 thoughts on “About kissing.

  1. Interesting post. Kissing family on the lips is a bit kinky I suppose. My first thought on this when reading your post is that in this age of viruses and STD’s it’s not a smart idea to swap spit with anyone but your wife or husband. Sorry if I am too blunt here but this stuff creeps me out.

  2. I handle hugs much better than all that kissing, I like the Hollywood version as well…with everyone and hugs with those I know and like. Some I wouldn’t want to be touched by. I think you’re normal or we both are not. I don’t care. Do you? ❤

  3. Oh I am so with you!!!! The only person I kiss on the lips is my husband. If someone comes in for a landing I quickly turn my head. Kissing on the lips is to me an intimate sharing-not for strangers or even family members. I would rather a fabulous hug if someone wants to show me just how much they care 😀 😀

  4. I’m with you, Michelle. To me, kissing on the lips is intimate. Just because we’re related, does not make us intimate! It’s just way too personal. I don’t ever remember either parent ever kissing me on the lips. Lots of hugs and kisses, yes, but not smack on the lips. So, if you’re weird, I’m weird! 😀

  5. I am not only not a “kisser” but also not a “hugger” – except I can do both in cyberspace. I think it’s because I am germaphobic. So I will keep enjoying your *hugs* blog unless you think you can transmit the flu over the blog-us-fear.

    • Hehe, Dor. I am also a bit of a germaphobe and I reckon that is why I don’t like all the kisses. Cyber hugs are good. I must say that I am not a big hugger in general, only with my close family, they get lots of hugs 💖 Of course though, cyber hugs will always be there from me 😜

  6. I agree Michelle. I come from a family of huggers. As for all the kissing on the lips on New Year’s…. well, I’m pretty sure alcohol is involved!!!!!

  7. I never have to deal with this. I get kisses from my boys – and those are on the cheek or forehead. Occassionally, Pee plants one on my mouth 🙂 this is rare. Other than this, i get nothing. Havent been kissed in ove three years.

  8. I so agree with you on this one Michelle. I do prefer the virtual kisses and hugs way much more. You’re not a ‘fuddy-duddy’ at all. hahahaha. You made me smile with that one! 😆

    I also had an uncle who used to give those sponge-like kisses and I hated it. Urgh! He creeped me out! When we went to visit them, I used to run past him to hug my aunt just so I don’t have to kiss him. 😆

    Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous and what a great shot too! Thanks for sharing hon. 😀 ♥ Big Hugs ♥

    • Thanks about the flowers Sophia. Why is it that its always the old uncles who are the biggest culprits with the sponge kisses? Ugh. Like you I also think that virtual hugs and kisses are good 💖 Big Hugs 💖

      • You’re welcome hon and I think I know why, but won’t say it. LOL!

        Yep, way better and safer. 😆 ♥ Big Hugs ♥

  9. The way those in Hollywood kiss is just too fake for me. I prefer instead the way my family (from a French background) kiss – on the cheek and with a little hug for those special people 🙂

  10. No kissing going on here, just hugs on holidays and non-holidays. The lip kissing I would have to pass on. So far in my 75 years I have not had a family member kiss me or try to kiss me on the lips other than my hubby, but if that happens I for sure would turn my cheek to them and quickly. Could not agree with you more on this. Hugs!

  11. Agree with the hugging 🙂 “happy hugging”- but kisses are reserved for a few. In some ways it seems like a cultural thing perhaps. Maybe even an old world cultural custom? Agree with many comments – that in today’s world being aware of so many viruses and other nasties out there it doesn’t make sense to do so much kissing. Saw an article the other day that some people are changing the way they shake hands due to the diseases around us.

  12. I definitely go for the quick well-choreographed “cheek turn”. The trick here is timing. You need to read the signals and anticipate an imminent “spongy “kiss.
    Only at the last second should you turn the cheek.
    Lip-kissers are a devious bunch, the know these things are circumvented and will always try to be one step ahead of you 😉

  13. There are many different types of kisses, but the one I love the best is when one gives a love one or a friend, or even a stranger, a spiritual prayer kiss…its from the heart where His love thrives deep within…it touches the mind, the soul, and like rain nourishing a flower it causes a blossoming even if for only a moment and it is remembered always…a true touch of selfless love. What wonderful thoughts always come from your lovely mind! Hugs and blessings my sister!

  14. I think kissing on the cheek is fine (even though i actually do it with my italian neighbour). A kiss on the lips is reserved for only super special people in your life

  15. With you on the whole kissing thing… Cheek kiss fine, corner of lips – big maybe (not 4 those married or in serious relationship)…. But straight on lip kiss, especially sloppy smooch, ewww no way. And for someone I don’t really know — hug, maybe (I like my space, and even hugging can make me uncomfy).

Namaste. My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty & peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.

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