Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. In some situations, a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect, or sacrament. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, romance, sexual attraction, sexual activity, sexual arousal, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, peace and good luck, among many others. A kiss is the touch or pressing of one’s lips against another person or an object.
According to a love specialist, here are 6 top reasons why lovers chose to close their eyes when kissing:
1. “To let the lips talk”
After talking and using so many words, kissing is a way we expess intimacy that no words can articulate.
2. “It is a sign of pleasure”
We close our eyes every time we are experiencing something pleasurable; when we listen to a beautiful song, when we pray, when we worship, when we sleep, when having an orgasm, when drinking sweet chocolate.
3. “It is a sign of trust”
You don’t have to be eyes-wide opened and on the look out when you are in a place of trust and security.
When one of your five senses is blocked, the other senses are heightened in function; ask the blind, the deaf or dumb. When you close your eyes when kissing, your sense of touch that connects your lips is heightened. You concentrate on the sweetness of the lips.
5. “It is a sign of surrender”
It shows you are not fighting the kiss, you’re kissing back, you’re giving into the moment.
6. “To avoid an awkward scene”
It will be weird and spooky when you have wide-opened eyes looking directly at you at such a close distance for so many minutes.