Today, June 19th, is National Kissing Day, the time to celebrate the art of kissing in all its glory and encourage people to indulge in a little more lip smacking action. Naturally we’ve got nothing but locking lips on our minds.
Whether it’s smooching your partner, a peck on the cheek to greet a friend or family member, or a flirty kiss blown across the room to someone, it’s something you’ll be seeing a lot more of today!
The lovely people at kissingday.com have dazzled us with some kissing stats. For example, did you know that 88% of us are comfortable kissing on a first date? Or that 70% of 16-24’s have had their first kiss by the age of 15?
According to recent studies, couples who kiss regularly are said to live five years longer than those who don’t, and ladies, ‘French kissing’ exercises 29 muscles in the face which could keep you looking younger and happier for longer…
So basically, puckering up for that perfect person is good for your mental and physical health. We need little encouragement, so here are a few people we’d love to kiss the day away with.
The entire Cast of Game of Thrones
Did I say a few people? OK, maybe it’s a few more then a few, but with the exception of the children and animals, the Game of Thrones cast is pretty damn sexy. From the swoonsome Kit Harington (sexy bastard Jon Snow) to super-handsome Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), it doesn’t matter if you’re into brunettes or blondes, there’s something for everyone. My ability to crush on GoT cast members knows no bounds, with the like of Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) also on my radar. Oh, and then there’s my girl crushes – step up Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Carice van Houten (Melisandre).
Our chances with the lovely Mr Lambert may seem bleak, but we’re in no hurry to give up hope. The ridiculously sexy, ridiculously talented singer has not only publicly proclaimed his love for Flecking Records, but he has also famously “tongue-dived” into his audience and smooched the face off his fans. We figure it’s going to be a right place/right time kind of deal, but we’re ready when he is.
Anyone who has ever played Superman
I have a love of men in spandex that will stand the test of time. If it isn’t 80’s rockstars I’m lusting after, then you can bet it’s going to be the Man of Steel. Most recently played by Henry Cavill (possibly the most perfect man in the world?), there’s something pretty wonderful about both Clark Kent/Superman. Other favourites include Dean Cain and Tom Welling. Buff as hell, a true hero and faster than a speeding bullet (wait, is that a good thing?) we’d love to lock lips with someone who wears their underpants on the outside today.
He’s an Oscar winning actor, a family man who loves his mum and he’s starred in some of our favourite romcoms, ever – Matthew McConaughey is someone I’ve always wanted a little lip action with. Most recently we swooned over Matthew in True Detective, in which he starred alongside Woody Harrelson (who is also pretty handsome) and as all sorts of inappropriate detective scenarios played out in my mind, I realised that Matthew (currently 44) only gets more handsome with age.
Hot footballers circa World Cup 2014
The World Cup is happening right now and, even if you’re not that into the beautiful game, you can still appreciate the beautiful men in shorts. Here are the 11 men I’d love to hit the showers with: Salvatore Sirigu (Italy), Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina), Mats Hummels (Germany), Ehsan Hajsafi (Iran), Olivier Giroud (France), Panagiotis Kone (Greece), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), James Troisi (Australia), Gerard Pique (Spain), Claudio Marchisio (Italy) and Nacer Chadli (Belgium). I’m not above making ball puns, but I’ll leave it to your imagination.
The Leto Brothers
The genes in the Leto family are strong, and both Jared and brother Shannon are on our to-kiss list. They’re tall, dark and handsome, and ridiculously talented (they’re both in 30 Seconds To Mars and Jared is an Oscar winner). It concerns me slightly that Jared makes a much a much prettier woman that I do – and that both brothers pull off eyeliners more successfully than me – but you close your eyes when you kiss, so it’s fine.
So, pucker up and visit www.kissingday.co.uk for more information.