Touch with the lips as a sign of love, sexual desire, reverence, or greeting.
A touch with the lips in kissing.
. osculate - buss - lipnoun
. buss - osculation - peck
After hunting around on the internet as a typical male I do not own any books on kissing.
Historians really don't know much about the early history of kissing. Four Vedic Sanskrit texts, written in India around 1500 B.C., appear to describe people kissing.
After which time it does not appear again in written records for several hundred years.
What is a kiss? This is what was on wikipedia:
is the act of pressing one's lips against another person or an object. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love
and good luck, among many others. In some situations a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect, or sacrament
. The word came from Old English cyssan
(“to kiss”), in turn from coss
Judas did it to Jesus, Britney did it to Madonna
, Prince Charming did it to Sleeping Beauty. Birds do something like it, bees don't , and Bonobo apes have been observed doing it for 12 minutes straight (they prefer the tongue-sucking method).
There are to many types of kisses to list here you can do a Google search to find out more.
Modern thinking is that kissing is both nature and nurture, and has evolved over human history. One theory
suggests that cavemen licked each other's cheeks as a way of obtaining salt and another theorises that, in the days before lightbulbs, people had to get close and sniff each other to recognise family members.
According to Rutgers University Anthropologist Helen Fisher
, kissing evolved to facilitate three essential needs: sex drive, romantic need and attachment. Each is a component of human reproduction and kissing bolsters all three. In this theory, kissing helps people find a partner, commit to them and stay with them long enough to have a child.
So when you get home tonight, pucker up and give that special person a smootch.