Kissing: a Tutorial.

Via Kate Bartolotta
on Apr 4, 2012
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In case you’ve forgotten how it works, a little education:


“A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point.  That’s basic spelling that every woman ought to know.”  ~ Mistinguet

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”  ~ Ingrid Bergman

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”  ~ Albert Einstein

 “Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can’t see anything wrong with each other.”  ~ Rene Yasenek


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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven. She also writes for Huffington Post, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga+ Health, a beauty full mind, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. Kate's books are now available on and Barnes & She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.


18 Responses to “Kissing: a Tutorial.”

  1. Olga says:

    Your posts are fantastic!

  2. Thanks Olga—glad you enjoyed!

  3. melissa says:

    Love this, Kate.
    “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” ~ Ingrid Bergman

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  13. Julie Ann says:

    Hi! I was wanting to re-read your beautiful story, "I'm giving up sex for Lent". When I Google it, the page that pulls up in blank. It is such a beautiful piece of writing. How would I go about being able to view it?
    Thank you!