||[Mar. 21st, 2010|06:24 am]
The Question Club
Maybe I lack a certain innate observational ability, but I have never actually seen anyone blush, and as far as I know, I have never done it myself. |
Everything I have ever read *that I can remember) in which blushing takes place has happened to involve white people. I know people of any color can "blush," since that is a physical thing involving blood flow and other biological technical stuff... My question is, when someone with a skin tone other than white blushes, how relatively visible is it? Are there any skin tones which do not allow you to see any visible effects of blushing/flushing?
(I'm doing some writing and it's just for fun, but I'd like to try to be accurate... I'm writing a character of mixed blood who appears lighter-toned black and I am wondering how visible it would be if she blushed, compared to when light-skinned people do, so I can give a more accurate portrayal of her doing that. This is not something I can figure out by doing a google search, unless I just fail that hard at Google.)
Relatedly, do you blush? How do you know? Did someone have to tell you at some point or is there an associated physical feeling or what?