French Kiss: The truth behind the legend

No one knows for sure where the French kiss originated, but there are a few theories. One popular belief is that it started during World War I, when French soldiers would greet their loved ones with a quick peck on the cheek. However, others say that the French kiss actually dates back to ancient Rome, when couples would share a passionate embrace.

Whatever the origin of the French kiss may be, one thing is for sure: it’s a timeless way to show your affection. And who doesn’t love a good French kiss?

French kissing is not exclusive to the French, although they may have popularized it. French kissing is a universal way of expressing love and affection. So go ahead and pucker up! Your partner will be sure to appreciate it.

French kiss: definition

A french kiss, also known as a deep kiss, is a type of kiss where the participants’ tongues touch each other inside the mouth. This type of kiss is often regarded as an intimate act that can be done only with someone whom you love or care for deeply. While there are no specific rules on how to do a french kiss, it’s generally recommended that you tilt your head slightly to the side and use light pressure on your partner’s lips.

French kiss, also known as Frenching, is a type of kiss in which the tongues are used. Frenching generally involves pressing one’s lips against another person and sliding one’s tongue into their mouth.

French kissing is a common form of kissing, and it is used in many different cultures. The French kiss gets its name from the French culture, where it is considered to be a romantic gesture.

French kissing is believed to have originated in the early 1900s. French kisses are commonly seen in popular culture, and they are often used in movies and television shows as a way to depict romantic or sexual interest.

French kissing can be considered inappropriate in some situations, such as when two people are meeting for the first time or when they are in a professional setting.

Black M – French kiss (Clip Officiel)

Why is it called French kissing?

The French kiss is one of the most romantic gestures around, but where did it come from?

Contrary to popular belief, French kissing is not actually a French invention. The term was first coined in the early 20th century, when English speakers began adopting the practice. It’s believed that the term was chosen because the French were known for their passionate kissing scenes in films and books.

However, it’s also possible that the name was simply a way to make the act seem more glamorous and exotic. Whatever the case may be, French kissing is now a universally accepted practice, and one that doesn’t seem to be losing popularity anytime soon.

There are a few theories about how French kissing got its name.

One popular theory is that it originated during the Hundred Years War between England and France. At the time, English soldiers would often return from battle with illnesses, and it was thought that French women were more likely to contract these diseases.

As a result, the English soldiers would avoid kissing French women, and instead would give them a quick peck on the cheek. This theory supposedly gave rise to the term « French kiss, » which refers to a kiss that is less intimate than a traditional kiss.

Loving couple french kissing

Another theory is that French kissing was actually invented by the English!

The story goes that, during the 18th century, British men would often travel to France to enjoy the country’s reputation for romance. While in France, they would pick up some of the local customs, including the practice of French kissing.

When they returned home to England, they brought this new custom with them, and it quickly caught on. Whatever its origins, there’s no doubt that French kissing is now a popular way to show affection all over the world.

The arrival of the French Kiss in the USA

According to Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of The Science of Kissing, and mentioned in a CNN article, the phrase « a French kiss » first appeared in 1923. « It is likely that the expression was adopted by Americans who had traveled to France and kissed French women who were not averse to a tongue kiss, » she writes.

It wasn’t until the end of World War II, and the return of American soldiers from Europe, that the practice was democratized across the Atlantic, Kirshenbaum says.

Source: Le Figaro

Do French people call French kissing: « English kissing »?

I was teaching a class of French students the other day and I asked them if they called French kissing « English kissing. » Their eyes got wide and they all looked at me like I was crazy. Apparently, in France, they call it just « kissing. »

How do French people call French kiss?

French kissing is called galocher in French. French people don’t really use the term French kiss, they just say s’embrasser « kiss » or « to kiss. »

When two people are kissing passionately with their tongues, they might say they are faire un bécotage langoureux which means « to make a languorous buss. »

So there you have it! The next time you watch a movie set in France and the characters share a long, passionate kiss, you can impress your friends by telling them that they’re actually galocher.

French Kiss in familiar language

There is another way to say « French kiss » in French which is the French idiomatic expression: se rouler une pelle.

But as for the verb galocher, the French idiomatic expression se rouler une pelle belongs to the familiar language.

French Kiss in everyday language

In everyday language, the French would say s’embrasser à pleine bouche.

French Kiss in supported language

And in the supported language, we’ll just modestly s’embrasser.

Conclusion

So, there you have it. The truth behind the legend of the French kiss.

As with all things in life, nothing is ever quite as it seems and this romantic gesture has a history that is far more complex than most people realize.

But whether you call it a French kiss or an English kiss, one thing is for sure – when done correctly, it can be incredibly seductive and extremely satisfying!

Do you have any favorite memories of sharing a French kiss with someone special? I’d love to hear about them in the comments section below.

Au revoir !


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