The shape and feel of a fig is said to invoke images of both male and female genitalia, so it probably depends on your whim or turn of mind. Regardless of which you prefer to see in the fruit, it is easily understood how this plump little package could be proclaimed erotic in effect as well as appearance. Does it have any actual aphrodisiac properties? No more than most good foods. After all, as I’ve said before (and doubtless will again), a healthy body is a sexy body. Function of species and all that.
How to tell if someone wants you to kiss them, at that moment? Ah, that’s… well, not an easy one. Different cues for different people and circumstances, and I’ve never tried putting it into words before. How about I skip ahead slightly and go over some fun options for that first kiss?
“May your breasts be like the clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples, and your mouth like the best wine.”
“May the wine go straight to my lover, flowing gently over lips and teeth. I belong to my lover, and his desire is for me.”
(Solomon, “Song of Songs”)
Hippocrates, the great Greek doctor of 5th century B.C., suggested using honey to help one’s libido.
In ancient days European newlyweds drank mead or hydromel, both honey-based drinks, during the first month of their marriage and gave us the term “honeymoon.” (Legend has it that Attila the Hun OD’d on the stuff on his wedding night.)
Indian tradition calls for a groom to have honey on his wedding day, and in parts of India it is still a common gift to give him. The term “honey” is one of endearment, and honey has been connected with love in literature ranging from The Kama Sutra to The Bible.
But is it actually useful in that way?
I forgot to post the recipe on Friday! Sorry, friends: I don’t mean to desert you like that. I’ll get that done soon as I can.
This is really just a Screwdriver with some Galliano. Simple, tasty, and easy to scale to whatever size you want, even to making a pitcher. For the pitcher, translate the “fill” as 3 or 4 oz. of juice and multiply from there.
I have no idea if the following story is true, but it’s good enough to get repeated a lot. The drink is good enough to repeat, as well.
Yes, I know that even though it’s actual first kisses, they’re hired actors.
Yes, I know it’s really a promo for a line of clothing.
No, I don’t care.
After looking at the collection, I realized that the topic is broad enough to be several topics in one. Maybe I’ll break them down into more precise groups eventually, but for now: here’s love! Continue reading