A kiss is the act of pressing one’s lips against the lips or other body parts of another or of an object.
Kissing the hand is considered to be an expression of friendship and respect.
Kissing the nose means that your partner likes you.
Kissing on the cheek means he(she) needs you badly.
Kissing on the neck stands for his(her) desire.
Kissing the closed eyes stands for showing love.
Kissing on the lips symbolizes passion.
The word came from Old English cyssan “to kiss,” in turn from coss “a kiss.”
Kissing can also cause the adrenal glands to release epinephorine and norepinephorine (adrenaline and noradrenaline) into the blood, thereby causing an adrenaline rush, which has a beneficial impact on the cardiovascular system because the heart pumps faster. In an experiment by Dr. Alexander DeWees, a passionate kiss generally burns up to 2–3 calories per minute
You use only two muscles on your face when you give a peck kiss but you use all of your facial muscles and burn more calories during a passionate kiss.
The average person will spend an estimated 20,160 minutes kissing in their lifetime.
The science of kissing is called philematology.
The first romantic kiss on screen was in American silent films in 1896, beginning with the film The Kiss — the kiss lasted 30 seconds and caused many to rail against decadence in the new medium of silent film.
In Naples, Italy in the 16th century, kissing was an offence that carried the death penalty.
In 2007, two people were fined and jailed for a month after kissing and hugging in public in Dubai.
In 2008, Singapore’s Media Development Authority fined cable firm StarHub after it broadcast an advertisement showing two women kissing.