As a clinical sexologist, I am curious about how people act sexually. From time to time, I will ask random questions and then post the answers. How important is kissing to you? As many of us have already discovered, a good kiss can really turn us on, while a bad kiss can really turn us off. What is the science behind kissing?
KISSING IN PUBLIC ISN’T REALLY ABOUT SHOWING AFFECTION AT ALL
The meeting of lips may feel harmonious, but it isn't. Men are always pushing to make kisses sloppier, while women always want to keep at them long after the show's over. And kissing style isn't the only point of contrast: In light of recent findings by psychologists, a kiss shared between a man and a woman seems more like a clash of spirits than a meeting of souls. Those statements may strike some as obvious and others as old-fashioned, but regardless, they're scientifically proven.
The evolutionary origins and physiology behind mouth to mouth kissing
Like, without expecting it to lead to something further? But smooching speaks a different sensibility than intercourse, explains Holly Richmond , PhD, psychologist and certified sex therapist. So, why not pucker up and get back to the basics? Try out these 12 types of kisses to prove that making out is le best for showing affection, communicating intimacy, and being hot AF foreplay. It can be a hello or a goodbye and communicates endearment—like, something you may do with a friend or family member when you're saying goodbye. But say it happens with a romantic partner post-date, assume it's their respectful way of telling you they had a great time, but want to take things slow. Perhaps this is the reason foreheadkisses have been tagged Not only is it compassionate and warm, but it communicates love in a non-sexual way. The gesture is typically reserved for someone special, like someone you're really feeling. Oui, oui!
Anthropological studies suggest that kissing is an acceptable practice in up to 90 per cent of cultures. Photograph: iStock. In early human societies, it is believed mothers weaned their babies by chewing up their food and then passing it to their babies by lip-to-lip contact.