We've stumbled upon this series of photos from the LIFE Archive over at Retronaut, depicting the proper way to kiss back in the 40s. Wanna take a look and see whether your technique is up to par?
We present to you the two basic scenarios: kissing while standing up, and kissing while one is leaning back on the furniture. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
KISSING WHILE STANDING UP: THE WRONG WAY
“Okay, let’s kiss, but can you still please give me some space? I don’t want to accidentally rub my sensitive areas with yours and cause inappropriate thoughts…”
“Uh huh. Okay… Er, right.”
Do they really want to kiss, or get away? Which one is it?
KISSING WHILE STANDING UP: THE RIGHT WAY
To maximize the joys of kissing, hold your partner close to your body (but not so much as to give away your intention of supergluing his/her body to yours). Allow a bit of space between, as if giving your partner the option to step back when things get a bit too passionate, even if you don’t really want them to.
Simply put, find the perfect middle ground between too clingy and too aloof.
KISSING WHILE SITTING DOWN: THE WRONG WAY
“Okay, so this is a bit awkward… Where do I put my hands? I wouldn’t want to look like I’m strangling her… How does that lesson in CPR go again? Uh…”
“His weight’s all over me, and my arms are getting tired. Are we there yet?”
This position is unacceptable.
KISSING WHILE SITTING DOWN: THE RIGHT WAY
Gentlemen, this is particularly effective when you do it. Sweep your maiden off her feet, make her feel like she’s all weak in the knees and in the movies. With a slight flourish, take her in your arms and let her lean into the nearest piece of furniture. Give a light tug up and watch her melt.
Ladies, hold on for dear life.
Now, what do you guys think of that quick lesson straight up from the past? Was it especially enlightening, or do you have your own preferred strategy? Discuss.