As someone who has yet to have my first kiss and has never had sex, I probably haven't much real credibility in this argument. But I feel like kissing is a more intimate activity than sex is. Sex fulfills a biological urge. Kissing doesn't. It's just a way to be together and express closeness and love. Sex is often used as such, but it's also a biological urge.
Do men, in general, view kissing as more intimate than sex?
Do men, in general, view kissing as more intimate than sex? - guyQ by AskMen
Interviews with sex workers reveal they often avoid kissing as a way to stay detached. But, just what is it about kissing that makes it a more personal experience than anal gaping? Deep kissing is a meaningful bonding tool that increases arousal and attachment, and even contributes to mate selection by helping you pick up biochemical cues of compatibility from your partner. One study by Oxford University published in the Journal of Sexual Behavior found that kissing helps us size up potential partners and allows people to subconsciously assess a potential slampiece through taste or smell, thereby picking up on biological cues for sexual compatibility, genetic fitness or general health. But regardless of its science-y roles, people hesitant to merge love and lust are still more likely to see kissing as a better barometer of intimacy than fisting. If you ask me, and you did, this is because no other physical act offers such a potently equal sensory experience for both partners simultaneously regardless of sexual orientation.
Why Kissing Is WAY More Intimate Than Sex
Kissing a partner on the lips often makes more of an emotional statement than kissing him or her on the genitals, even if the latter usually feels better. Perhaps this is why when a relationship starts to go sour, couples will usually stop kissing on the lips long before they stop having intercourse. Being kissed symbolizes a profound love that we hopefully come into the world experiencing. Another reason for the added power of kissing is so many of the major senses—vision, smell, hearing, and taste—have their outlets on the human face. Not to mention the lips and skin are exquisitely sensitive to touch.
Do you remember your first real kiss? And I waited. Kissing is, I believe, one of the most important displays of affection in a romantic relationship; the ultimate in closeness. You may be thinking, um, there is something else a little closer: sex. Sexual intimacy , when two people are together, body, mind, and soul connected in the ultimate of ways.