of being in front of a warm cracking with you partner in your
hands, with a kiss and a cuddle. But have you ever thought about
why people kiss? It could be a greeting or a sign of affection,
but we all kiss.
of the kiss
theory on the history of the kiss that I have heard finds its
roots in the age of the cave man. It is thought that in primitive
times that a mother pre-chewed the food for her baby and transferred
it 'in a kiss'. Although this could never be proved, it would
explain why the kiss is a sign of affection, between mother
and child and latter, adults.
theory that I found was that the kiss was reflected in the Ziller
Valley of Central Europe, where the exchange of pre-chewed tobacco
between a male and a female was common. The young man would
let a tip of the piece of tobacco, or spruce resin, etc rest
between his closed teeth and invite the girl to grasp it with
her teeth -- which of course obliged her to press her mouth
firmly on that of the young man -- and pull it out. If a girl
accepted the wad of pre-chewed tobacco, it meant she returned
the boy's love.
theory that I found was from a religious or sacred origin. There
have been examples from around the world as early as 2000 BC,
that show that people could have brought their faces together
to symbolise spiritual union. Even in the culture of Indians,
it was believed that the exhaled breath was part of the soul,
and by two people bringing their mouths together, showed the
joining of their souls. (Another variation on this believed
that kissing evolved from the smelling of a companion's face
as an act of greeting. )
fully knowing where the kiss came from, it is well known that
the kiss has been with us for a long time.
In the sixth
century in France, dancing was one way to display affection,
but every dance was ended in a kiss.
Russia was the first to incorporate the kiss into the marriage
ceremony, where a promise was sealed with a kiss.
kissed to greet each other. On Roman emperor showed a persons
importance, by what part of his body they were allowed to kiss,
from the cheek to the foot.
century England, the clove-studded apple originated. An apple
was prepared by piercing it with as many cloves as the fruit
could hold and then a maid then carried the apple through the
fair till she spied a lad she thought worth kissing. She would
offer him the apple, and once he'd selected and chewed one of
the cloves, they would share a kiss. After that, the apple passed
into the man's possession, and he would venture off in search
of another lass to continue the game with.
At one stage
it was even thought that people found kissing pleasurable because
when the two lips met during kissing, an electric current was
is a kiss
kisses range from small pecks on the cheeks as a greeting, to
an the use of the lips and tongue as a sign of passion. It is
that action that when two people embrace, causes hormones are
released into the blood stream, inducing a sense of euphoria
that you feed in the sweetness of your lovers mouth.
It's a kiss
that brings every fibre of your being alive, turns your stomach
over, sends Goosebumps up your spine. It's a kiss that forgives
your misdemeanours and smiles at your mistakes. Ingrid Bergman
puts it together in that "a kiss is a lovely trick designed
by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous".