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"Slow cooking" is a term used for an old fashioned home cooked meal that isn't fast, isn't cooked quickly, and isn't consumed in three seconds. "Slow kissing" should be up there on the list of things to slow down about, but it's not for the faint of heart, it takes courage.
The slower you kiss, the closer you are to your partner both literally and emotionally and that's not kids' stuff.
There are so many different types of kissing. Deep kissing. Making out. Slithery tongued kissing. Wet, dry, pecking, necking, licking, slurpy kissing and frantic kissing, breathless and airy kissing, fake kissing, gross kissing and gentle kissing. Dramatic kissing.
But the type of kissing most overlooked is slow kissing. This type of kissing requires something akin to love and if you're not in love, you must like the person very, very much. For slow kissing requires no special technique or expertise, no bravado or fancy-pants moves. Slow kissing requires intimacy and extreme "in the moment-ness" for you must take your time with each aspect of it; from the sensation of the lips to the breath of yours mingling with theirs.
Slow kissing is not required to stay within the confines of lip-to-lip kissing. Slow kissing can go on down the length of an arm, across an expanse of belly, from the hairline to the navel, from the lower back to the neck and back down again.
Using your imagination and taking your time can put some serious passion into your kissing and perhaps some emotion as well.
Hot, fast, furious lovemaking has its place but slow kissing does too and combining these two can lead to an intensity you may never have dreamed possible.
So turn off the clock, bring your brain waves to an mellow oceanic crawl, and kiss. Slowly.