Friday, 15 July 2005

Tongue kissing?

What is it with the kissing on reality TV these days? A couple go to kiss for the first time, their faces move together and then, before the lips have even touched, tongues come out and start lashing each other. Outside their mouths and in full view. Are they supposed to be kissing or licking ice-cream? Where is the pleasure in that?

Piqued with curiousity about this approach to kissing, as well as wondering what I've been missing out on, good old Mr Doris obliged me. Maybe we're not doing it right. Maybe we need the cameras to be stuck in our faces, but there was nothing nice, romantic, pleasurable or erotic using the tongue-out approach. Let's not be coy, tongue action is great, but as far as I am concerned, not within the first few moves.

Give me the romance of the old movies any day. Clark Gable as he pulls Vivien Leigh close and presses his lips to hers, or worse, he pulls away and doesn't deliver the smacker she has teased him for. Now that is hot!

Original Comments:

Milt Bogs said...

I have to go and rest now. I've come over all weak again and my contact lenses have steamed up. I think they had to keep one foot on the floor in bedroom scenes.

Saturday, July 16, 2005 12:02:00 AM

jane said...

I nearly spat my ice cream all over the computer screen when I imagined the tongues reaching!

Saturday, July 16, 2005 5:07:00 AM

Mama Mouse said...

I've seen this too ... and I just can't for the life of me think that tongues out and wagging is erotic!! When my husband does that or I do it ... it is usually in preparation of licking each other's glasses ... just for fun!

OK >>> GROSS ... I know! But then we're simple folk ... and get laugh's from simple things! Like smearing up glasses or wetting noses!

Usually we scream ICK and run to wash the affected area!

Erotic???? NO WAY!

Saturday, July 16, 2005 7:50:00 AM

Cheryl said...


Masochist says : Hit me, hit me!
Sadist says:......Nooooooo

Sorry - it was your last sentence reminded me of that.
I agree with your post!

Saturday, July 16, 2005 9:39:00 AM

doris said...

Milt - Does Clark Gable have that effect on you too? As for the censorship laws I think they also weren't allowed to do any more then press together closed lips!

Jane - Ha-ha! Our imaginations are worse than the real thing.

Mama Mouse - you and your husband sound like me and Mr Doris LOL. If you have kids around do they die with embarrassment?! I'm glad you know what I mean - I really did think maybe this was some new and better way of kissing. Urgh!
I'm looking forward to exploring your blog :-)

Saturday, July 16, 2005 9:41:00 AM

doris said...

Hi Cheryl! LOL and good to see I am not alone. I don't know why they do this kind of "kissing" - it looks like an amateur porn movie they are trying to be in.

Saturday, July 16, 2005 10:25:00 AM

Mike Hitchen said...

The Australian version of "Big Brother" has been the casue of much controversy here.

Two versions apre produced, one for prime time and one for a later time slot.

The prime time version is quite graphic, but the "Big Brother Uncut" version features full frontal nudity. One shower scene casued a stir because many commentators believed a scene in a shower, constituted sexual harrassment.

The program has even been debated in parliament.

Saturday, July 16, 2005 1:38:00 PM

doris said...

Mike - unsurprisingly it was the UK Big Brother I was particularly thinking about! Sexual harassment takes it into a different dimension - I must find out what happened!

Saturday, July 16, 2005 2:05:00 PM

Chris said...

It's only a matter of time before the US has it's own full-frontal reality program on regular cable TV. (One can already get uncensored pay-per-view dating shows and Jerry Springer episodes).

I can only image what contrived shows of public affection will be foisted upon us all when that happens.

The open air tounge kiss is an attempt to make a fake (forced) kiss look real. I've never seen anyone in real life kiss that way.

Deliberate Chaos

Saturday, July 16, 2005 3:00:00 PM

Bernadette said...

Just when I thought my husband needed a good tongue-lashing!

Saturday, July 16, 2005 10:22:00 PM

ella m. said...

It seems to have carried over from porn into mainstream film and tv. However when movie sex scenes start having the soundtrack of moans that the actresses lip sync to (horrendously, just like porn), or an almost protolgical insistence on orifice shots, that's the day I toss a brick at my cable box and rent a massive stock of Jean Harlow to watch on DVD

Sunday, July 17, 2005 4:44:00 AM

arrazello said...

I never watch reality TV, it's a principle thing. But, on the subject of screen kisses.... what do you expect from a couple of dogs in heat? ;)

I prefer the 'anticipation moment' - that look of desire and a slow build-up to the actual full on event. There is more to be said for what passes between the eyes than is given credit for.

Sunday, July 17, 2005 12:50:00 PM

Lynda said...

I think all this uncensored stuff has anesthesized us from thinking it's better kept in private - kinda' like all the swearing and cussing... the cuss words have lost their power.

Sunday, July 17, 2005 5:26:00 PM

Anne said...

Until I saw that it was Big Brother UK that got you thinking about this, I was sure it had to be Average Joe. Last week I was thinking the same thing while watching that show ... and please don't even ask me why I watch it. So far this year on Big Brother US there hasn't been much tongue stuff going on but I'm sure there will be eventually. *sigh*

Monday, July 18, 2005 3:30:00 PM

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