Saturday, March 9, 2013
speaking in tongues
The other night I was passing through the living room and caught a glimpse of a commercial. I don't know what the commercial was for but the image I saw was a typical Madison Avenue blond sexy woman holding a plate in front of her while she sensually licked something off of it.
It made me wonder who that ad was aimed at. Men probably. Men are the only ones I know who think tongues and tongue action is sexy. I mean, really, what woman is turned on by a guy leering at her and sticking his tongue out as far as it can go and waggling it around? Mostly, we think guys that do that are gross and creepy.
Maybe it's all in the delivery. The woman in the ad wasn't sticking her tongue out so much as she was licking something...slowly...with a look of pleasure on her face. OK, OK. I get the implication. Still.
Have you ever looked at a tongue?
It can twist and turn, curl itself up, fold itself over.
Babies stick out their tongue as a part of the sucking reflex.
When we were kids we would stick our tongue out at people we didn't like
or to express our displeasure.
The Rolling Stones use it as a logo though I couldn't find a picture of Mick actually sticking out his tongue.
Gene Simmons of KISS does it though I'm not quite sure why.
Some people like to decorate theirs.
And some people like to split theirs (judging by the amount of pictures I found, this is more common than one would think) which totally creeps me out.
Tongues are useful things, no doubt. We use them for eating, tasting, talking, even determining certain states of health, but I think I'll keep mine in my mouth undecorated and whole.
The last image search I did was for 'sexy tongue licking'. I'll leave you with these:
Woman being sexy with her tongue.
Man being sexy with his tongue.