For some people, PDA (Public Displays Of Affection) is a scourge that must be wiped from the Earth. For others, anything goes. For most of us, a little bit of affection is fine. Here are the commandments to make sure your public kissing doesn't turn into exhibitionism.
Forget sex. Kissing can be one of the most intimate, sensual, and just plain fun things you can do with another person. And as anyone who is sex-educated knows: the better the foreplay, the better the sex. Read on to discover ten unusual kissing facts, and be grateful that locking lips no longer leads you to the guillotine.
Ten rules to help smooth the road with your new beau. Common sense? Yes. Commonly practiced? No.
The beginning of a relationship can be a tricky course to navigate. Guys (like me) aren't so good at guessing what women think or want, and our stupidity can lead to otherwise easily avoidable arguments. Setting some basic rules with your new flame may help you get past the small stuff and start enjoying your lives together. Here are ten guidelines to help smooth the road with your new beau. Some of these tips might seem like common sense but everyone has different expectations.
PDA advocates reserve their right to kiss in smooch city.
YES WE CAN kiss in Guanajuato, Mexico! In fact, public smooching in this city is now encouraged. The city's mayor, Eduardo Romero, has declared Guanajuato the kissing capital of the world to underscore a local legend and negate rumors of a kissing ban.
Last week, conservative authorities of this Mexican city were criticized for passing a new anti-obscenity law that would summon fines of up to $115 for "obscene acts" or "obscene language that offends or bothers third parties." If this seems a little broad, well, it is. Many interpreted the "obscene acts" clause as a ban on public displays of affection–from sex (we'll take it) to smooching (not okay!).
The lack of sparks between John and Cindy suggests his one true passion is cutting taxes.
Huffington Post has rounded up a slideshow of John and Cindy McCain showing public displays of affection. Just looking at the lack of PDA between John and Cindy, suggests the would-be president's one true passion is cutting taxes. Little pecks on the cheek here, pats on the arm there, a couple tight-lipped smiles -- the McCains are downright prudish!
It's bad enough to be single and watch happy couples being all cute in public. But now we have a PDA-prone Democratic presidential candidate to make us feel extra-lonely on those long, cold nights. Rubbing salt in open wounds, Huffington Post has rounded up a slideshow of Barack and Michelle Obama nuzzling, kissing and cuddling. The couple has already earned praise for being a model of a healthy, happy relationship. I mean, really, how in-love are these two? It's enough to melt a Republican's heart!
Something odd happened last week when I went out with the Euro-cutie I met at speed dating.
Let me paint a picture for you. It was one of those tropical June nights I lust for – warm enough to sashay around in a skimpy American Apparel dress (not the skin tight tube ones though; that's too much exposure for a first date). We'd been sitting at this Jazz lounge just a few blocks from my apartment since 8 pm, and at 11, our lively conversation still hadn't died down. I had to call it a night though because of an impending deadline so we split the check and headed out.
Steady despite the three martinis I slurped down, I ambled along the sidewalk with him for a few seconds, aimlessly staring into the velvety, starless (good ol' city pollution) sky. Then I felt something touch my hand. Turns out, he had grabbed it. And was now holding it, pulling me just a little closer in the process.
"So you're into the whole hand holding thing?" I asked, smirking a bit.