Romance is something that every individual comes across at some point of time in their life. Researches have proved that 1 Hershey’s kisses consume 26 calories; 4 minutes of kissing consumes 6.4 calories a minute; and 5 minutes of walking consumes 5.2 calories a minute. It is to be understood that the Orbicularis Oris is regarded to be an important muscle that helps in kissing and is also called the kissing muscle. Kissing tends to involve all the 34 muscles present in the face. The anticipation of a kiss is found to increase the flow of saliva to the mouth giving the teeth a plaque-dispersing bath. “X” at the end of a correspondence letter represent the contact of the lips during a kiss. Lips are considered to be 100 times more sensitive than the tips of the finger. There are three kissing types, namely Osculum, Basium and Savolium. Kissing was proclaimed a sin by Pope Alexander VII in 1666. A Thai couple has recorded the longest kissing for about 46 hours 24 minutes. Around 95% of women and men prefer to rub their nose while kissing. Philematology is the regarded to be the science of kissing, while its fear is called Philematophobia. Chimpanzees and Bonobos are also known to kiss. ‘Don Juan’, the well acclaimed Hollywood movie starring Mary Astore and John Barrymore had a record of 127 kisses. Kissing according to ancient Roman tradition was referred to signing the wedding contract. Also, the 4 Vedic Sanskrit texts contain the first mention of kiss in writing.
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