French Kisses

You gotta love the French.

And one of the
main reasons
you gotta love
the French:

— is that when
the French
love something,
they do it up right.

You can see it
in their literature.

You can see it
in their cuisine.

You can see it
in their architecture.

Take a trip down
to the Chartres Cathedral
and tell me you can’t see it.

You can see it in their art.

Take a tour through
the Louvre Museum 1910
and tell me you can’t feel it
right down to the tile floor
in the Richelieu.

You can feel that
very special vibe
walking though
the streets of Montmartre.

Taste the food and the wine
and tell me you don’t get it —-

And most especially,

the French
LOVE to LOVE.

I’m a big fan of vintage
French postcards,
as you probably know…..baiser

And my favorite series
had to do with
that very subject.

Kissing, Lovemaking —
Douce AMOUR.

As the French would say:

” Que mes baisers soient
les mots d’amour
que je ne te dis pas
. “

( Let my kisses tell you
what my words can’t say.) 

I dunno why we
as Americans
have been so stuffy
about the subject,a2

because I think
the French definitely
have had the right
idea all along.

And they’ve developed
a whole system of
understanding seduction
— and the art of petting —
and the methodology
of doing it well.

Take this vintage REX French
post-card from the 1920’s:

Called “Les Baisers d’Amourbaisers
( ” The Kisses of Love ” ) .

There are six varieties
of kisses illustrated,
each with it’s own
special description
of how it feels….
( or perhaps,
it’s end effect, no ?)

In order from
left to right,
top to bottom:

Coaxing
Tender
Ardent
Amorous
Intoxicating
Affectionate

Hey, that’s some
promising stuff, huh ?

Despite the fact
that this card
is about a hundred years old,
it still cuts pretty much
right to the chase, right?

And that’s another
charming aspect of the French.

They take their pleasure serious,
very serious indeed.

Makes sense to me, man.
s1

As a further evidence of this fact,
I present this card –

Called ” Les Baisers
( ” Kisses ” )

this card specifies more varieties,
– and further illustrations –

for the aspiring apprentice
in the amorous arts.

It includes:

The Surprise Kiss
The Sincere Kiss
The Lingering Kiss
The Fiery Kiss
The Warm Kiss
The Impassioned Kissa1

(notice they don’t show you
where the guy’s hands
are on that last one…. )

And, yes —
it does seem like
the combination
of all those kisses
might be working
wonders on the chick
in the rose-colored dress.

It’s amazing whatbaisers
one can learn from
postcards, ya know..

Like how all this chemistry
comes together —

Le Langage Des Baisers ” —

The Language of Kisses “,
explains how :

Kisses of happiness
brings about blushing of cheeks
Lovers kisses slowly
build to a powerful arousal
Kisses on the neck makes us fools
(for love)
— and after that —
Lips united in infinite ecstasy. 

YOW.

And of course,
as we all know,

Love is something
that’s good anytime of the year.

Just consult
Le Langage des Nuits

When spring comes along
It can be very exhilarating
And it can pass away
Just as intenselynuits

When the summer passes
One last kiss
Marks love’s ending
With the rising sun

Wild autumn nights
So full of passion
Astonishing the heart
With so much happiness

The winter nights are mild
When, for heat,
Mouth to mouth
Meet for a long kiss a4

.

I just hope the native
French speakers among you
will pardon me for the
shortcomings of my
high school French-class
-level translations……..

But the rest of you
certainly get the idea.

So, like I said —

The French absolutely
love the acts of love.

And who can blame ’em?

HOY !!!!!

a3

.

PS: if you enjoy this subject,
well, it happens that so do I,
and I’ve got another post
about it in my archive, here.

.

Now, some music.

Here’s Miss Josephine Baker .

And remember –

Le prix d’Amour, c’est seulement Amour,
Il faut aimer si l’on veut être aimé.

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.
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11 thoughts on “French Kisses

  1. mislucja says:

    WOW …. #7 and the second to last … very risque for the time, right? But OH I love them.

  2. Oui, oui, vous avez raison, monsieur!

    Love the cards! 🙂

    And my tongue loves this post! 😉 😛

    Amour et (((calins))) 🙂

  3. vinnieh says:

    Yes the French really do know how to love and be passionate. Rightly said.

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