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How to kiss a girl in 1911. (i.imgur.com)

Update: Kissing is more important than SEX in making sure a relationship lasts longer (spring.org.uk)

“…you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” ~ Rhett Butler.

Inspired by the viewing of Rhett and Scarlett in Gone with the Wind for the first time in eons, in Virginia, where I’m visiting with my Aunt Liz and Grandma Carol.

What’s your advice? Offer a few words, general or practical, below in comments.

Mine’s easy: be present. It’s a dance. It’s the melding or touching of two minds (not that I’ve had any practice, of late). It’s heaven.

Here’s some more expert advice, by elephant’s resident “loveologist,” Wendy Strgar.

And here’s 10 or so videos from Youtube, which I picked quickly based on popularity, and few ’cause they seemed classic. Frankly, I’m taking my own advice, and sticking with “no technique.” So, a little further advice: as I have, don’t watch any of the below. Unless you’re a teenager, in which case a little study might do you good.

This first is a new bonus via reader comments, at bottom: We are Augustine.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi5zd60ites

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anonymous Sep 26, 2015 5:30am

Really kiss is more important than SEX

anonymous Aug 8, 2014 9:08pm

The Augustines have it. Nice!

anonymous May 16, 2014 7:49pm

Best advice I know – don't go all in right away. You don't have to be licking his (or her) tonsils to be passionate. Gently running your fingers across an ear, or on the back of their neck, makes all the difference in the world. Gently brushing your lips against the one you love as you look them intently in the eyes … That (to me) means so much more than just a quick peck as you run out the door, or cleaning the inside of their mouth with your tongue. 😉

anonymous Feb 18, 2014 6:06pm

Kissing is marrital oxygen. Occasionally I ask my hubby of 22 years to kiss me like his girlfriend rather than his wife.

anonymous Feb 17, 2014 8:24pm

I just got a boner! Capt Kirk is my man crush!

anonymous Dec 28, 2013 9:12pm

Sometimes you forget where your mouth ends, and theirs begins.. These are the best kisses I remember.

anonymous Dec 13, 2012 4:13pm

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anonymous Nov 9, 2012 7:51pm

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anonymous Jul 6, 2012 2:15pm

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anonymous Apr 4, 2012 9:23pm

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anonymous Jan 29, 2012 10:02pm

Suggested addition:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOcB31YmIvQ

anonymous Jan 29, 2012 9:09pm

I love kissing too. Its the best part.

Sara Young Sep 28, 2011 9:17pm

I love kissing. I don’t do it often enough.

anonymous Jul 19, 2011 10:49am

[…] and check out my dorky little doggie. In the dark by the picnic table, I saw that she wanted me to kiss her. I […]

anonymous Jun 9, 2011 10:26pm

“Always kiss like it's the first time and the last time.” — excellent advice from the film Leap Year

anonymous May 26, 2011 5:17am

kiss like that's all your gonna get

anonymous May 25, 2011 11:03pm

[…] […]

anonymous May 25, 2011 2:17pm

Here's my favorite kissing inspiration, lately:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYXhAmlfNP0

Thank you, We Are Augustines.

    anonymous Jan 8, 2012 11:37pm

    Uparrow that 1000 times. I owe you.

anonymous May 25, 2011 12:07pm

Dance first, think later

anonymous May 24, 2011 10:31pm

All I can think of when I see from here to eternity is "Sand in my crotch!"

anonymous May 24, 2011 12:31pm

Capt. Kirk's technique is BEST!! reminds me of a Waterboys song: "And I give you my love, with a bang on th' ear.." 🙂

anonymous May 24, 2011 5:26am

Some people have great sense of humor!

anonymous May 23, 2011 9:02pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvow9MxTfE4 my favorite kissing montage 🙂