I always thought that French Kiss is a funny expression for a passionate kiss. Wikipedia says that French kiss (or tongue kiss) is a romantic or sexual kiss in which one participant’s tongue touches the other’s lips or tongue and may enter their mouth. But I found an almost reasonable explanation why is French Kiss on the French Wikipédia: Ce terme est un anglicisme probablement dû à la vision qu’ont les anglophones des français.
I chose this subject after I saw this: The Art of Kissing. The page from Tallulahs site, presents a few excerpts from the book of the same name written by Hugh Morris, that was popular in the 1930’s. It gives directions for lusty young suitors. It teaches, for instance, that with the correct position the girl won’t try to escape. There is a picture gallery, probably from the book, where you won’t find any picture of what looks a “real” kiss.
The book points to one more possible explanation for the “French Kiss” expression, but it still looks like non sense to me:
The French have always been a liberal minded people. And, it is because of the fact that they dropped Puritanism many years ago, that they were able to perfect themselves in the art of love and, particularly, in the art of kissing. Learn from the French.
After all the lessons make a tour on Tallulahs, through classical nude paintings and erotic vintage French postcards. It’s full of neat pictures and paintings to explore for hours and hours. Or you can go directly to the Directory of Classical Master Artists and Nude Images to pick an image by artist or category.
And girls, don’t miss the session Erotica for Women with vintage fashion (sexy costumes, corsets, shoes and jewelry), images of love and famous women of literature. BTW, once that the site contains nudes, it can be NSFW for some people.