Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Today Is International Kissing Day

Matty (left) and Bobby (right)
International Kissing Day takes place on 6 July in the UK. However, the day has now been adopted worldwide and is also known as National Kissing Day or Kissing Day.

When I think about it, the concept of a kiss is everywhere in society and has many meanings. A first kiss. A formal kiss. A passionate kiss. A kiss goodbye.

Kissing Day aims to make us appreciate a kiss in its own right. No conventions, no social norms, just a kiss. Across the globe we embrace the kiss by embracing someone else.

Competition to hold the record for the longest kiss is rife - on July 6-7, 2005, the record was set in the UK at 31 hours and 30 minutes. Then on Valentine's Day 2009 Nikola Matovic and Kristina Reinhart from Germany set a new record of just over 32 hours. 

Two guys from the College of New Jersey named Matty Daley and Bobby Canciello set the world record for consecutive hours spent kissing, reaching 33 hours on September 19, 2010.
Sadly, on February 13, 2011, a Thai couple, husband and wife team Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat locked lips and began their quest to break the current longest kiss. After 46 hours and 24 minutes they claimed a new record for the longest kiss. Impressive!

Perhaps you can get some kissing tips from a friend before puckering up. Or delve into one of the many kissing guides that proclaim to make you the world's best kisser!

Think of your first kiss ... was it all you expected and a treasured memory or were you too nervous to really care?

Think of your sweetest kiss ... a kiss from your child? A thank you kiss from your closest friend? And think of all those supposedly meaningless kisses. Next time I kiss someone I will just think about how delightful it is and not about what it 'means'.

One of the things that I always found perplexing about gay culture is the number of guys who won't  kiss and use the excuse that it is too intimate.  I find kissing to be natural and beautiful, but on more than one occasion when things became intimate, they guy said, "Sorry, I don't kiss."  The guy will have oral and anal sex, but they will not kiss.  I have never understood it.  I love kissing and have always found it to be a wonderful experience.  I doubt I will get a kiss today, but maybe some day soon I will find someone to give me that kiss.  I hope that you will get kissed today, and that you have a wonderful International Kissing Day.

Click More below for a few extra pictures of guys kissing.



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7 comments:

becca said...

"Kiss" just for you

fan of casey said...

Joe: A virtual smooch just for you from me. XOXO

JoeBlow said...

Thanks becca and FOC. I was afraid that the only kiss I was going to get today was from my cat, LOL. A virtual kiss back at y'all, XOXO.

brotherdoc said...

If it's not too late I am sending a virtual smooch too. Kisses after dark are...sexier anyway.

JoeBlow said...

Brotherdoc, it's not too late, there are still three more hours until midnight here. And you are right, kisses after dark are much sexier. A big kiss back from me, XOXO.

fan of casey said...

Joe: Another reason for lip smacking. You know the old saying, the way to a man's heart is thru his stomach. From CNN.com:

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! - July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day!

Roll up your sleeves, plunk your elbows on the table and sit down to some crispy fried slap-somebody-it's-so-good chicken. Whether you're a wings lady, a legs man or you're not picky at all, enjoy this deep-fried traditional Southern favorite today - hot or cold.

Southern belles ourselves, my mom and I will be the first to tell you that the secret to perfectly fried chicken is as follows: soak the chicken in buttermilk, season your flour (spices are up to you) and be sure to dip the chick in egg BEFORE your dredge it through the seasoned flour. Give it a whirl in the oil until golden brown and BAM! You've got some darn good chicken.

Now of course there are plenty of tasty variations, so indulge in chicken nuggets, buffalo wings, country fried chicken smothered in gravy or a chicken biscuit. With fried chicken, you really can't go wrong - especially when waffles are involved.

JoeBlow said...

FOC: I can't believe that I missed National Fried Chicken Day. Had I know, I would have gotten or cooked some fried chicken today. I'd probably have bought it because no one makes fried chicken like my mama does. BTW, her recipe is simple, salt and pepper the chicken, flour it, and fry it in a cast iron chicken fryer. Her secret is that she just knows when the temperature is right and when it is done to perfection. I still can't cook it like she does.