“the coward does it with a kiss”
October 15, 2006
“Thai snake charmer kisses cobras for world record attempt”
This for all those who have arrived at this blog after a search for ‘sex with animals’. “A Thai snake charmer kissed 19 highly poisonous king cobras in an attempt to set a world record last Saturday. Each ‘kiss’ involved placing the lips on the snake’s head in the event which was billed as the “Dangerous Kiss”. So clearly not a particularly torrid encounter, it seems, but then kissing is something that is really not part of Thais’ sexual armoury. A lip-to-lip kiss is rare even in the most intimate situations, the most amorous being the occasional lip to cheek peck. The normal Thai kiss is a sign of affection rather than sexual arousal and involves a cheek to cheek contact with a certain amount of audible sniffing and again only between close relatives or with children. The sort of social kissing between members of the opposite sex, which as a middle class phenomenon seems to have invaded Britain in the 1970’s is regarded with distaste. The intense mouth to mouth kissing seen in most films from the West is seen as disgusting. Many Thais I know shrink from meeting a Westerner in the fear that they will be seized and subjected to an unwelcome embrace. Kissing is one of the few things on which I have unshakable convictions, born no doubt of unfortunate childhood experiences, and I would rather brush lips with a cobra than be forced to participate in the sort of promiscuous osculation indulged in in certain countries.