I want to look at romantic moves in depth once I finish my trip around the world, but it’s going to take a Sunday post and not a Wednesday one. So instead, I’m going to list Desmond Morris’s wonderful 12 Steps of Sexual Intimacy, and link to a movie that does a pretty good job of illustrating that step. Ready?

1. Eye to Body –You know, that hot body that attracts your eye no matter what. Even in a crowd of good looking people, there’s something about this body that’s special. Lost in Translation is on my list for doing this one right. While not a real Romance, because the couple have no Happy Ever After (HEA), it has its moments. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335266/

2. Eye to Eye – Princess Bride. Best eye sex ever! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093779/?ref_=nv_sr_1

3. Voice to Voice – RED. Frank Moses totally falls in love with Customer Service rep Sarah just from talking to her on the phone. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245526/?ref_=nv_sr_5

4. Hand to hand or arm – Especially meaningful for young people having their first intimate encounter. Moonrise Kingdom is one of those special movies you never forget once you see it. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1748122/?ref_=nv_sr_1

5. Arm to shoulder – The Quiet Man. Well, they move on to kissing quickly, but thanks to the customs of the land, they take everything else slowly. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045061/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

6.Arm to waist or back – Dirty Dancing. No, they weren’t just dancing. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092890/?ref_=nv_sr_1

7. Mouth to mouth – Gone with the Wind. Rhett: “You should be kissed and often and by someone who knows how.” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/?ref_=nv_sr_1

8. Hand to head – 10 Things I Hate About You. On the swings. 8) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147800/?ref_=nv_sr_1

9. Hand to body – Guys and Dolls. In Havana, when rum is added to the milk to preserve freshness, anything can and will happen. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048140/?ref_=nv_sr_1

10. Mouth to breast – Shakespeare in Love. This movie has lots of the steps involved, but the mouth to breast is key to the plot. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0138097/?ref_=nv_sr_1

11. Hand to naughty bits – I will have to get back to you on this one. Not usually part of a love story, or a romance, so not able to come up with one. Sorry. Suggestions?

12. Naughty bits united – The Watchmen – Yeah, do it in the owl, baby! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409459/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Have fun with the list, and see you on Sunday.

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