Let me start by giving you two conflicting pieces of information: 1) I consider myself heterosexual, and 2) At the age of 13 – while in the violent throws of puberty – I saw the iconic Vanity Fair cover featuring k.d. lang in a three-piece suit alongside a leather bathing suit-clad Cindy Crawford, and thought k.d. was the single sexiest thing that I’d ever seen.
For the moment, let’s put these seemingly conflicting bits of information off on the theory of sexuality that goes, “It’s not some hard and fast thing. It’s a spectrum. And we all fall on different places upon it.” You’re 85 percent straight, 15 percent gay, let’s say. Or 60 percent gay, 40 percent straight. Or maybe 95 percent gay, 5 percent straight. Anyway, you get the point. As for me, I’d like to simplify my own sexuality by saying I think of myself as 70 percent straight, 30 percent gay. I’ve always been attracted to men, always figured that a traditional heterosexual future was ahead of me, but that image of k.d. lang, you see, it knocked something loose within and set me on the path to Barbara. Or, as I like to refer to her: Babs. Keep reading »
My sister introduced me to the guy I’ve been dating for some months now. Our relationship could be summarized in two simple statements:
When I first saw him, my heart skipped a beat.
When he stuffed his tongue in my mouth, my eye twitched. Keep reading »
Apparently it’s National Kissing Day! Who knew? The only lips I’m interested in smooching are hundreds of miles away (frowny face), but I’m happy to use this holiday as an excuse to talk about other places that ca be kissed. According to research conducted by William Cane for his book The Art of Kissing, 96 percent of women like their partner to focus on kissing their neck during a make-out session. Unfortunately, we’re either not conveying that or dudes are not getting the hint, because that same study showed that only 10 percent of men give the neck any smooching. Now, I like getting kissed on the neck as much as anybody, but there are plenty of other places I like to be kissed besides my lips that sometimes are neglected. What about you?
The other night I went on a date. I was following my own advice about getting back to dating basics, and thought it would be a good idea to invite my date to a live taping of a game show that I was offered tickets to. Perfect. A date where we could just have some good, clean fun. Three minutes in the door and the woman checking us in, who I should mention had a raging herpes outbreak on her lip, asked: “Are you a couple?” Keep reading »
It’d been a nice night with mixed drinks and homey Brooklyn fare. The conversation hadn’t teetered, except in those first moments when we were testing the waters. Dipping our feet.
Then she said, “I find it funny that people feel uncomfortable in silence.”
I didn’t say anything. She smiled. We felt comfortable. Keep reading »
Locking lips. Making out. Smooching. Kissing. It sounds so pleasant and easy, yet do a little research and you’ll soon discover that while everyone may be doing it, few are doing it well. For your edification, I have rounded up the different varieties of bad kissers and broken them down by the traits they share with members of the animal kingdom.
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Now, I don’t personally get it, but if you decide you want to hold on to your virginity until marriage, go for it. Knock yourself out. But I really cannot get behind these folks who literally won’t even kiss anyone until marriage. If you’re not going to bone someone before you tie the knot, kissing them at least gives you a tiny sense of their erotic capabilities. That’s why I fear for this couple, shown in the preview for a new series on TLC called “The Virgin Diaries.” If their first kiss (ever!) is a sign of what’s to come — a big ol’ sloppy mess! — I hope they know a good dry cleaner and an even better lawyer. [Buzzfeed]
“After one of our scenes, the directors said, ‘This is feeling a little goofy. Let’s try this with a kiss at the end.’ And I thought, ‘Holy s—! I’ve never kissed on-camera before. What do I have to do? I didn’t take that class in college.’ Emma’s just this total pro. She pulls out her lip gloss and says, ‘It’s cherry. That cool with you?’ That kiss shall forever be my deer in ‘Stand by Me.’ It’s my moment alone. No one but me will ever be able to treasure it.”
—Josh Groban talks about his first onscreen kiss ever with Emma Stone in “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” In the movie, Josh plays Emma’s douche-y boyfriend. But in real life, douche-y guys don’t make analogies to “Stand By Me.” [People] Keep reading »
The School of French Kissing For Dogs would gross me out if I didn’t see Amelia smooching her pup Lucca on a regular basis. (You know she eats garbage off the street, right?) [Lucca does not use tongue ever. -- Editor] How soon until PETA busts a nut over this UCB skit? It’s comedy, guys! And it looks like doggies got peanut butter out of it. And, you know, some lovin’. [YouTube] Keep reading »