At the Debutante Ball this week, we’ve been blogging about favorite places.
Since I have a filthy mind am a distinguished romance author, I don’t hear the phrase “my favorite place” and think of sandy beaches or comfy couches.
I think of body parts.
You will be shocked to learn this, but I occasionally write about kissing. Everyone who’s ever been kissed has a favorite place to be kissed. In the interest of making sure the kissing scenes in my books are satisfying to all types of readers, I recently conducted some highly scientific research.
I approached random strangers on the street and asked their favorite places to be kissed. After being slapped twice and groped four times, I decided there was a better way to conduct research.
I then posted a poll on my blog asking readers to pick their favorite places to be kissed. In 48 hours, I gathered 133 responses. You can see the poll results at right.
I was a little surprised to see 49% of readers chose “neck” as their favorite spot for a lip plant (though as one reader suggested, this might explain the vampire phenomenon).
Lips and collarbones were also quite popular, with feet and stomach flab proving somewhat less sensuous.
I’m actually a little curious about the nine people who chose “other.” What parts did I omit? Is my naïveté robbing me of the divine pleasure of being kissed on the eyeball? Perhaps I should try it.
For the record, I was one of the 66 people who chose neck. What can I say? I’m a hussy for a good hickey.
The research gives me something to consider the next time I write about kissing. Who knows? Maybe I can fit all those parts into one big smoochy scene.
Got a favorite place to be kissed? Please share, but keep it PG. And if you want to share your likes and dislikes for kissing scenes in romance novels, I’m all ears.
Oooh, ears…that’s a nice spot.
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