Body Language of Lips
Part 3

More face expressions with lips.

This time it's all about licking and biting:

You're So Tasty…

Ah yes, one of the hottest expressions women can make is licking the lips. It's very inviting and sensual gesture, usually done with intention to get attention, so it's really hard to miss this one.

If you plan on using this expression – I’d recommend you to practice it first; or you may look like someone with a weird lip problem. Don't sweat over it though; if it's not working for you, there are many other means to seduce others (especially men).

Licking the lips can have some other meanings, depending on how it's done.

body language with lips can be sensual

Yum!

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Signs:


There are 2 main ways to lick the lips, so pay careful attention when observing.

1. A full and slow lick. The tongue starts in the corner of the mouth, licking the upper lip and then the lower, in a slow-moving and sensual action.
2. A quick peek with the tongue, licking only one lip in a hurry.

Meaning:

If it's a fast nervous lick it's a sign of nervousness (I know…shocking…).
Can also be a strong indication of a lie, especially if you see it immediately after someone said something. It's a non verbal leak of the body – the body is not comfortable with the lie and so it expresses it outside by other means.

It can also simply mean that someone has chapped lips and he's trying to moisturize them.

If it's a long full lick then it's a very strong and clear sign of attraction, especially in women, and can be an attempt for seduction. So men, watch out, you don't want to miss that sign!
Keep in mind though, it's not really recommended to use this gesture with complete strangers, it's a strong signal and it may give someone the wrong impression.

Biting the Lips

Biting has very similar meanings as licking: nervousness and attraction signals.

Signs:

Commonly displayed in 3 forms:
Biting the upper lip – not a very pretty this one.

Our lower teeth are not the most… presentable part of our face.
Plus it creates some not very compelling marks on your upper lip.

Biting the lower lip – a "better" form of biting, can be sexy if you know what you're doing.


Swallowing the lips – both of the lips enter between the 2 rows of teeth.

biting the lip

Biting

swallowing my lips - anger

Swallowing

nervous bitin

Whoopsy...

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Meaning:

Biting the lips is mostly a sign of nervousness and shyness.

Swallowing the lips can be a strong sign of anger and may appear before tantrum.
It can also indicate that someone is holding back, and not telling everything.

Biting the lips can be a signal of attraction and sexual arousal, but only if the bite is on the lower lip. The bite emphasizes the fullness of the lips; combined with the fact that our lips grow in size when we're enticed – makes the lips appear juicy and tasty.

This gesture requires some practice to look sexy – avoid the rabbit teeth.

Let me conclude…

Well, I believe we've the major part of body language with lips in this series. There are slight variations to each face expression, but the general idea remains the same. Let's summarize what we've learned:

We saw that humans are quite different in terms of body language with lips from other animals. We use the lips as a more sophisticated social tool to express our emotions, or just for fun – i.e. kissing.

I talked about the connection of lips with flirting, especially in women, and you saw some powerful ways to use these signals. Body language with lips can be a very powerful tool of seduction.


Lastly, we've been through the different body language lips expressions. I know that many of these gestures have various explanations for them, and it can be quite confusing; but remember that we know these expressions instinctively – I just show them to you to emphasize and clarify details.

If you have trouble identifying the correct mood and meaning of a certain face expression, you need to pay attention to other body language signs. Look at the circumstances, too. Read the section about reading body language if you haven't already – It's important!

sweet licking

So sweet...

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