25 Impressive And Not So Romantic Facts About Kissing

Kissing has long been a part of the human experience. If you think about it though, it’s an interesting phenomenon. Why do people kiss? Sometimes it’s for romance, sometimes for greeting, but it always signifies an important exchange between people. In some ancient cultures kisses played a very important role and often signified something along the lines of respect or agreement. Anthropologists themselves are not entirely clear on the origin of the kiss. However there are generally two camps of thought. The first camp believes that the kiss is an innate and instinctual behavior while the other camp claims it evolved out of something known as “kiss feeding”. You can probably deduce that this behavior refers to mothers pressing food into their infants mouth directly from their own. The earliest written references of the kiss come to us from Sanskrit texts that were written nearly 4,000 years ago. Some academics have claimed that the kiss spread to other parts of the world after Alexander the Great conquered parts of northern India. Whatever the history is, however, the kiss is here to stay. And whether you are kissing for love or just as a sign of greeting, these are 25 impressive and not so romantic facts about kissing!

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Romans categorized three kisses. First was the Osculum, a kiss on the cheek, then the Basium, a kiss on the lips, and lastly the Savolium, a deep kiss

Romans categorized three kisses. First was the Osculum, a kiss on the cheek, then the Basium, a kiss on the lips, and lastly the Savolium, a deep kissSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The science of kissing is called philematology

The science of kissing is called philematologySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Lips are one hundred times as sensitive as your fingers

Lips are one hundred times as sensitive as your fingersSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The orbicularis oris is known as the kissing muscle and it is responsible for puckering your lips

The orbicularis oris is known as the kissing muscle and it is responsible for puckering your lipsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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French kissing involves all 34 of your facial muscles while pucker kisses only involve two

French kissing involves all 34 of your facial muscles while pucker kisses only involve twoSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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