Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kissing Lesson with Surrogate Kisser

We offer kissing lessons to help people improve their kissing skills and to resolve kissing issues and conflicts between partners. Usually the couple comes to us for the kissing lesson, but sometimes just one of the partners wishes to come for the lesson. In that case, we provide a temporary partner for them to kiss during the lesson. This temporary partner is called a kissing surrogate.

On April 16, 2015 we conducted a lesson in Central Park with a client and a male surrogate kisser. In the accompanying photo by yours truly, William Cane, you can see the neck kiss being performed by the male surrogate. He is gently kissing the back of the girl's neck. His left arm is around her waist and his right arm is lightly embracing her. The girl has a long ponytail. She is smiling because she enjoys the neck kiss. Our survey of more than 100,000 people in 23 countries and all across the United States reveals that 96 percent of women enjoy neck kisses, while only 10 percent of men do.

After the surrogate demonstrated the proper technique for the neck kiss, the girl had a chance to practice the kiss on his neck.

Other kisses included in the lesson were

  • The lip kiss
  • The Eskimo kiss
  • The vacuum kiss
  • Lip-o-suction
  • The Japanese kiss
  • The biting kiss
  • The ear kiss
  • The androgynous kiss
  • The teasing kiss
  • The butterfly kiss
  • The sliding kiss
  • The public kiss
  • Counterkissing
  • and many more
To schedule your kissing lesson, with or without a kissing surrogate, simply visit for all the details, specifically the kissing lessons page at

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How to Kiss

Here is an interesting video that will teach you a few things and also give you a smile or two along the way, just what every new kisser can use!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kissing Lessons by William Cane

Kissing lessons by William Cane can be a fun gift for anyone to give their partner for a birthday or anniversary. I was just in Manhattan yesterday giving a kissing lesson to a couple. The man was an accountant and his fiancee, a twenty-three-year-old real estate broker, bought him a kissing lesson as a gift. It wasn't a surprise because she told him in advance what she was going to give him. That's best since it might be a shock to come home and find me in your living room ready to give you and your wife a lesson in how to do thirty different romantic kisses.

The lesson in how to kiss is a fun way to spend ninety minutes and it is also a unique gift since there are not too many people who give these lessons. Right now I am the only on to be doing this, and I guess it's because I'm the author of the book The Art of Kissing, which has been translated into nineteen languages.

When I give a kissing lesson, the couple is invited to learn all the different kisses in my book. This includes lip-o-suction, the Eskimo kiss, the sliding kiss, the vacuum kiss, the spanking kiss, the ear and neck kisses, the eye kiss, the teasing kiss, the French kiss, and many others. Since I have given kissing instructions to more than 40,000 people I know how to make students feel comfortable during the lessons. In fact, they always enjoy it.

I began giving lessons to college audiences in 1991, and the first time I did the presentation to a group I had to go backstage beforehand and coach four couples in how to do all the kisses. Private kissing lessons grew out of that experience and now couples contact me directly and ask for help in overcoming kissing problems. Sometimes, however, couples just want a fun date and they use the kissing lesson to explore new ways of kissing. Like a messenger, I will share with them the tips and secrets that I learned from surveying more than 100,000 people who responded to my surveys over the years.

To find out more about how you can order your very own kissing lesson, simply visit and before you know it you'll be the master of a whole bunch of new and exciting kissing styles!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

J.D. Salinger's House and Barn

Kissing and romance was not the focus of J.D. Salinger's work, to be sure. Yet, there is no question that his work falls into the category of books that romantics love. In fact, at some kissing shows I direct, I meet students who tell me they love Salinger's work. So, I decided to post a link to photos of Salinger's house and his barn. Here is a photo of his barn.

Salinger also constructed a little concrete bunker about a quarter mile from his house, and he would retire to this bunker to write in isolation. There is a chance that he has written many books that will now see the light of day. Only time will tell.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Back at the University of Richmond

Here I am back at the University of Richmond for the Art of Kissing show on February 10, 2010. Everyone was a delight to work with and the house was packed. There was standing room only. And the photographer was such a professional, check out the link above. (Photo: Leigh Donahue)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Edition of The Art of Kissing

A cute new edition of The Art of Kissing is in stores now, just in time for Valentine's Day. This is the complete and unexpurgated text from the latest (second revised) edition of the book, originally published in 1991, revised in 1995, and issued in a second revised edition in 2005. This is that book, reformatted (and printed beautifully, in China) and now in a smaller size. Of course the book is written in English (even though it was printed in China). If I hadn't written it myself, I would still say it is the best book on kissing. I love it!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Why the Neck

The neck is a young man's Golden Gate Bridge. In plain and simple terms it is his highway to another world. When a girl throws her head back, say, if she's sitting on a sofa and you're kneeling at her side, you can trace the line of her neck up and down with your lips. Herodotus, the famed Greek historian, tells us that King Alexander the Great, when he was only eighteen years old, used this kissing technique on the neck of the Queen of Persia, who was 29 at the time. The queen had been a widow for three years and had vowed never to marry again. After a few minutes with Alexander and his neck kissing technique, she began to shiver and tremble, and a fine line of sweat formed on her forehead. She vowed to make the boy king hers, she fell so madly in love with his kissing style.

Why are you neglecting her neck? Like the Queen of Persia, she will love your neck kisses. I talk about neck kisses all the time but most guys don't pay much attention because neck kisses don't thrill them the way they affect women. But take it from Herodotus, the neck kiss will do the job, time and again.

How to do neck kisses like Alexander
  1. Kneel at her side.
  2. Run your lips up and down her neck.
  3. Whisper words of love as you kiss. Phrases such as, "Oh, you vixen!" or "My, what lovely ears you have!" will suffice. But if you can recite a sonnet or even a few lines from Robert Burns or Shakespeare or any number of other poets, she'll faint, just as the Queen of Persia did.
  4. Be careful with this one! You may have women falling in love with you.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kissing Show

Here is some footage from a typical kissing show. The show is available at select colleges and universities, brought to you by your student activities board and The show is directed by William Cane, author of The Art of Kissing. It features students from your own campus doing thirty different romantic kisses onstage. A proven crowd pleaser. Booking through The Contemporary Issues Agency.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

On the Road With the Kissing Show

I've been on the road the past two weeks with the kissing show. I had a lot of fun and made a few new friends; and I didn't have a single heckler in the house for nine straight performances. The kissing show is nicely described in this article about my appearance at the University of Richmond: Students Learn the Art of Kissing. I enjoy talking with reporters, and not simply because I get publicity from it: I actually enjoy meeting the creative people behind the stories. Journalism — and especially the New Journalism —is a big interest of mine. I really enjoyed the way Avril Lighty wrote her story, and I hope you do too. (Photo: William Cane standing in the audience while directing the kissing show. Photo by Lily Ackerman.)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

How to End a Kissing Relationship

I received the following question from a woman in South Dakota. I include my reply, illustrating how to end a bad kissing relationship. Her question demonstrates how important kissing skills can be for making — or breaking — a relationship!

. I have been dating a man for a few weeks. We have been taking our time. Both in 40's with past experiences that helped me to decide to try something different (i.e. taking time, and continuing to pursue a man I was not initially attracted to). We kissed for the first time and I immediately felt I could not be with him. He was a bad kisser. How does one approach a person in telling them they do not want to pursue the relationship? I have thought I could say I was sad because I enjoy him in so many other ways but it was not there when we kissed. I guess I would want to tell him because I imagine he will continue dating others and for the sake of him and the others maybe knowing will help with his potentials. I would appreciate any advice.

A. In my opinion it is simply not a good idea to tell him you're ending the relationship because he's a bad kisser. In fact, in order to be polite (in an age in which civility and politeness may be somewhat of a lost art), simply taper things off and make some other excuse, such as: "I have decided not to pursue relationships at this time because . . . I am thinking of pursuing spiritual studies and prioritizing my philosophical and spiritual studies over everything else" (the way Larry did in Somerset Maugham's novel The Razor's Edge).

The reason I suggest that you do not tell him is also because it is always a good idea to keep on friendly terms with men you have previously dated, if you can. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is there is always the possibility that he may inherit a million dollars or win the lottery and that he may then perhaps decide to take you on a friendly vacation to Paris or Rome or some other exotic place you've been hoping to see all your life. Or maybe you'll want to call him up with a question about something in the future. Or perhaps he can introduce you to one of his friends. . . You see, there are a million reasons why it's good to remain on pleasant and friendly terms with past lovers, if you can. But telling him he's a bad kisser would be an insult to his pride. He doesn't need lessons from you, and you have no obligation to tell him of his problem if you leave him (only if you decide to stay with him!).

So, the bottom line: My advice is not to tell him he's a bad kisser if you decide to stop the romantic relationship. Instead make up some other plausible reason, and keep him as a platonic friend or acquaintance.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Comcast Kissing Show

I'm delighted to report that you can now see the kissing show featured on Comcast, if you subscribe to Comcast cable television. To see the show, go to Comcast's "On Demand" service. Then scroll down to "more choices." Then scroll down to "The Cutting Edge." Finally select "The Art of Kissing." You'll see plenty of exciting romantic kisses demonstrated by students from The University of Delaware. You'll also receive some up to date kissing tips and a brief discussion about how I wrote the book The Art of Kissing and how I direct the kissing show. Enjoy!

Friday, November 14, 2008

First Kiss

Here's a video with first kiss comments made by a very talented young director, Enjoy!