kiss meh, stupid !

The kiss is something you just know how to handle , it comes naturally and it has a lot of yummy results; you can take for example the following : a kiss can establish if you are chemically compatible with someone, a kiss can open your taste for lust (if you know what I mean) and…forget sex, kissing can be one of the most intimate, sensual, and just plain fun things you can do with another person. And as anyone who is sex-educated knows: the better the foreplay, the better the sex.
No one really knows the origin of the kiss. But, the only bad kisses are the „Kiss of Death” and „Kiss My . . . (well, you know)”.

Facts from around the world :
* French kiss is called a “juncture of souls” in France. Not only the lips do the job, the tongues come into play too. The passionate French invented another variety of the soul kiss in which only the tongues are employed.
* You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.
* The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing.
* Eskimos, Polynesians and Malaysians rub noses instead of kissing.
* Romans kissed each other on the eyes or the mouth as a greeting.
* In Russia, the highest sign of recognition was a kiss from the Tsar.
* Victorian etiquette required a man to kiss the back of a ladies hand.
* A standard greeting in Europe is a kiss on both cheeks – could be two. . . could be four.
* African tribes pay homage to their Chief by kissing the ground where he has walked.
* In Ireland, you will have good luck if you kiss the Blarney Stone.

* The scientific name for kissing is philematology.
* Longest kiss – 29 hours by contestants in the „Breath Savers Longest Kiss Challenge” in New York on March 24, 1998.
* Longest underwater kiss – 2 minutes and 18 seconds in Tokyo, Japan, on April 2, 1980.
* First movie kiss – John C Rice kissed May Irwin in the film called „The Kiss” (1896).
* Most kisses in a single movie – 127 in the movie „Don Juan” (1927). Mary Astor and Estelle Taylor got all of those kisses from John Barrymore.
* Longest movie kiss – 3 minutes and 5 seconds between Jane Wyman and Regis Tommey in, „You’re in the Army Now” (1941).

* The insulting slang “kiss my ass” dates back at least to 1705.
* Lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of the fingers. Not even genitals have as much sensitivity as lips.
* On July 5-6, 2005 a couple in London locked lips for 31 hours, 30 minutes, and 30 seconds, making it the longest kiss ever recorded.
* It is possible for a woman to reach an orgasm through kissing.
* Kissing is good for teeth. The anticipation of a kiss increases the flow of saliva to the mouth, giving the teeth a plaque-dispersing bath.
* Common chimpanzees kiss with open mouths, but not with their tongues. Bonobos, the most intelligent of primates, do kiss with their tongues.

* Kissing played an important role in ancient Greco-Roman culture and was seen as a sign of respect, thanks, reunion, and agreement, as well as as a rite of inclusion. Kisses were exchanged between peers, political leaders, teachers, and priests. Hence, the kiss of Judas (“Kiss of Death”) to betray Christ inverted the very point of kissing in this early Christian context.
* The kiss of life (breath of God) and the kiss of death (Judas’ kiss) are powerful literary and artistic symbols. Sixteenth century authors were especially likely to use them as sexual metaphors.
* The mouth is full of bacteria. When two people kiss, they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria.

* The average person will spend an estimated 20,160 min kissing in their lifetime.
* Ancient Egyptians never kissed with their mouths. Instead they kissed with their noses.
* Kissing releases the same neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain) as those that are released when you engage in intense exercise such as running a marathon or skydiving. This causes your heart to beat faster and your breathing to become deep and irregular.
* Our brains have special neurons that help us find eachothers lips in the dark.
* As a rule, 66 percent of people keep their eyes closed while kissing. The rest take pleasure in watching the emotions run the gamut on the faces of their partners.
* Smooching passionately for 90 seconds will elevate blood pressure and cause the pulse rate to go racing. It will also increase the level of hormones in the blood, thus reducing life by one minute.
* The bodies of those engaged in kissing produce a substance that is 200 times more powerful than morphine in terms of narcotic effect. That is why the kissing partners can experience feelings of euphoria and bliss in the process.

* Kissing can help women relax and ease the effects of stress.
* In medieval Italy kisses weren’t taken, or given, lightly. If a man and a woman were seen embracing in public they could be forced to marry!
* You may have signed XOXO on your high school crush’s Valentine’s Day card, but did you know what it meant? As many may know, the X in XOXO means kisses and the O has come to mean hugs. This comes from the Middle Ages, when people would often sign their names with an X, as much of the population was illiterate. Afterwards, they would kiss the document.
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