Monday, March 07, 2011

Eskimo kiss

Long time ago, my bf told me about "Eskimo kissing" and I just believed him.

Don't know why, the phrase popped into my head which made me asked him today, "Is there such a thing as eskimo kissing?" Obviously, he ignored me and I told myself I have to google to double-check. Never know, he might have been pulling my leg.. :P

Okay.. guess you should have taken a bet with me.. :p

Excerpt taken from wikipedia:

The act known as eskimo kissing in modern western culture is loosely based on a traditional Inuit greeting called a kunik. A kunik is a form of expressing affection, usually between family members and loved ones, that involves pressing the nose and upper lip against the skin (commonly the cheeks or forehead) and breathing in, causing the loved one's skin or hair to be suctioned against the nose and upper lip.

 A common misconception is that the practice arose so that Inuit could kiss without their mouths freezing together. In fact, it is a non-erotic form of greeting that serves as an intimate way of greeting one another for people who, when they meet, often have little except their nose and eyes exposed.


When early explorers of the Arctic first witnessed this behavior they dubbed it Eskimo kissing. In its western form it consists of two people rubbing noses together.
Western form of Eskimo Kiss

Hence remember, it's a form of affection like pursing a kiss on the forehead and not only rubbing your nose together.

FYI, since I'm talking about kiss, "Spiderman kiss" is kissing upside down. Further explanation can be found in this urban dictionary:

Spidermann kiss = an exceptional kiss in which one person kisses the other in an upside down position, resulting in your top lip kissing their bottom lip and vice versa; works best when one person is already reclining on a couch or lying completely horizontal (unless you can hang upside down from webbing)

Happy rubbing! Don't try kissing upside-down like Spidey okay.. (feels like such an outdated topic.. lol)

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