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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Please Welcome Author...Keta Diablo!!

Thanks for all the comments yesterday. I'd like to take a moment to congratulate our two cyber winners yesterday! Keri Ford won the Golden Cyber Kiss and Sierra Wolfe the Cyber Cookie Kiss! I wonder who'll win them today?

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Now...please welcome author, Keta Diablo!


What could be more fitting for the Grand Opening of Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem than to talk about romance and osculating? For those who aren’t sure what the word means, let me give it to you in layman’s terms:

~ Osculate ~

Encarta Dictionary: to kiss somebody
Your to touch closely
RhymeZone: to touch with the lips or press your lips against someone's mouth or other body part.
I don’t know about you, but I like RhymeZone’s definition.
Some little known facts about kissing:

* A kiss triggers a cascade of neural messages and chemicals that transmit tactile sensations, sexual excitement, feelings of closeness, and even euphoria.

* Kissing may have evolved from a primate mother’s practice of chewing food for her young before feeding them mouth-to-mouth.

* Some scientists theorize that kissing is crucial to the evolutionary process of mate selection.

* Lips may have evolved first for food and later applied themselves to speech. (Hmm, who would’ve thought?)

* Scientists believe kissing can become addictive

* Five cranial nerves that affect cerebral function are at work when you kiss, shuttling messages from our lips, tongue, cheeks and nose

* Kissing unleashes a cocktail of chemicals that govern human stress, motivation, social bonding and sexual stimulation.

* Kissing boosts pulse and blood pressure; pupils dilate, breathing deepens and rational thought retreats.

Did you ever think kissing could be powerful enough to do all that? More recent studies show that 59% of men and 66 % of women admit there were times when they were attracted to someone until they kissed them. “Bad” kisses did not factor into the equation, but rather those participating in the study indicated they just didn’t “feel right” about the kiss. In fact, the relationships ended abruptly after the lip-lock. Boy, talk about the kiss of death.

Kissing, it turns out, unleashes chemicals that ease stress hormones in both sexes and encourages bonding between people. Both men and women had a decline in cortisol (a chemical associated with stress) after 15 minutes of kissing.

Men tend to think of kissing as a prelude to copulation (you could have knocked me over with a feather) and also prefer “sloppy” kisses. In other words, they get off on exchanging saliva to transmit testosterone, thereby increasing the sex drive in both partners. Sneaky little devils.

Overall, the science of kissing – philematology – is still vastly under researched, but scientists are making great strides in this regard. And all along we thought we were just making contact with our mouths.

Happy kissing!

Keta Diablo writes erotica for multi-publishers. You can find her on the web at:

Keta’s Keep at
The Stuff of Myth and Men:
And her author home:


Keep watching for an upcoming interview with talented author, Keta Diablo, and a review of her novel, Decadent Deceptions! You will not want to miss either.

8 Moonbeams (comments):

Judi Fennell said...

hmmm, the "official" term kinda takes the fun out of it for me. LOL.

The blog looks great! Congrats!

Unknown said...

Kissing - Hmmmmmmmmmm...! Heck I'm never outta practice for that. The joy of smooching. Makes one feel almost "YOUNG" again - lol


Keta Diablo said...

Congrats on the new blog! Looks wonderful.

I look forward to seeing my name in lights again soon here.

See you enrgetic ladies on the loops!

Sending kisses, of course, Keta

Sheila Deeth said...

Okay. That was really quite interesting! Kisses to you.

Carrie said...

Hey Keta - Glad to have you here and nice blog topic today! Boy it had me thinking and I sure agree that a really good kiss can erase a really bad day!

Speaking of kisses, congrats to Judi Fennell for winning the Golden Cyber Kiss and to Ernie Johnson for winning the Cyber Cookie Kiss today!

Gracen - the blog looked really great today! Can't wait to see what you do with the others!


Gracen Miller said...

Thanks for blogging with us, Keta! It's such an honor to have you with us! And I can't wait for everyone to read your two part interview next week!!!

This was a fun blog and informative. LOL I have to admit, I'd never heard of the work osculate or philematology (yeah, I had to go back to check the spelling on that one *laughs*).

"Men tend to think of kissing as a prelude to copulation (you could have knocked me over with a feather)..."

LOL Yeah, me too!! :D

"...and also prefer “sloppy” kisses."


"In other words, they get off on exchanging saliva to transmit testosterone, thereby increasing the sex drive in both partners. Sneaky little devils."

LOL I always knew men were sneaky, now we just have proof! ;-) That comment was stated with the utmost respect to the male gender, because I adore my 'sneaky little devil' AND his sloppy kisses. :D

Congrats to the cyber winners today!

Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Margay Leah Justice said...

Some very interesting facts about kissing. No wonder we're so fascinated by it!

So good to have you here, Keta!