Entries in Kisses (4)

Wednesday
Oct302013

Passionate Kisses: NOT too much to ask!

Do most couples start out with passionate kisses? And what if your liplock has lost its luster?

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Tuesday
Feb192013

Stolen Kisses: Why we don't want to be asked first, but you'd better ask our kids

Wise Readers, Last week, I asked you: Do you want to be asked before someone kisses you in a new relationship? How about an established relationship? What if the questions referred to your own teenage child? Why the heck would I want to know?! Because surprisingly, there’s not much scientific enquiry about kissing. Just a lot of assumptions. And your Survey responses, plus other relationship research, helps take what we know about Kissing—our own, our kids’—to the next level.

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Tuesday
Nov132012

Q&A from "Passionate Kisses: Too much to ask?"

Wise Readers, Your resounding response to the Passionate Kisses column? No!—It’s not too much to ask! Indeed, many of you insist on them. Beyond that, you had questions: Why is the husband’s (but not wife’s) memory for courtship such an important predictor of whether a marriage will last? Is it shallow to insist on passionate kisses from the very start of a relationship? What do scientists really know about kissing? Is there a distinction between emotional and physical passion—and can either one last forever? Read on!

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Wednesday
Nov072012

Passionate Kisses: Too much to ask?  

Dear Duana, Meg and I have been married 17 years, but we’ve never had a spark when we’ve kissed—even from day one. There’s a lack of intimacy in it for me that’s troubling as I reach this middle period of my life and marriage. So my questions are, does the lack of passion in our kissing mean anything? Or should it be enough to have values and interests in common? Bart

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