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The Kiss by Francesco Hayez, 19th century.
The Kiss by Francesco Hayez, 19th century.

A kiss is the touching of one person's lips to another place, which is used as an expression of affection or to show respect, and as a greeting or a farewell; kissing can be used to express romantic affection or sexual desire. The word comes from Old English cyssan "to kiss", in turn from coss "a kiss". It is generally considered one of the strongest ways to show affection. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... Look up kiss in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2024x2526, 367 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kiss Francesco Hayez The Kiss (Hayez painting) ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2024x2526, 367 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kiss Francesco Hayez The Kiss (Hayez painting) ... The Kiss by Francesco Hayez Francesco Hayez (1791-1882) was the leading homosexual artist of Romanticism in mid-19th-century Milan, renowned for his great historical paintings, political allegories and exceptionally fine portraits External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Francesco Hayez More information Categories: ‪Artist stubs‬ | ‪1791 births... Lips(upper and lower) are the red(or pink) and soft edges covering the human mouth. ... For the change in vowel and consonant quality in Celtic languages, see Affection (linguistics). ... Respect It also could be applied to taking care of oneself, others or the environment. ... Greeting is a way for human beings (as well as other members of the animal kingdom) to intentionally communicate awareness of each others presence, to show attention to, and/or to affirm or suggest a type of relationship or social status between individuals or groups of people coming in... Farewell could refer to one of the following: Farewell, a 1986 album by Gil Evans. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Old English redirects here. ...

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Biology and Evolution

Kissing Black-tailed Prairie Dogs
Kissing Black-tailed Prairie Dogs

Anthropologists have not reached a consensus as to whether kissing is a learned or an instinctive behavior. Kissing may lead to sexual behaviors. It may be related to grooming behavior also seen between other animals, or arising as a result of mothers premasticating food for their children.[1] When mammalian mothers kiss infants, their bodies automatically recognize biological dangers to their offspring, and their bodies add resistant proteins to their milk. Kissing allows prospective mates to smell and taste each other's pheromones for biological compatibility. Women are subconsciously more attracted to men whose major histocompatibility complex portion of their genome is different from their own, leading to offspring with resistance to a greater number of diseases due to heterosis, and thus having a better chance of survival.[2] [3] [4] This explains why couples are more likely to bond if they have the right "chemistry."[citation needed] Also, a study by researchers at University at Albany found that women use kissing as a tool to find the right father for their children and to judge men on the quality of the first kiss that they share. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1722 × 1722 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1722 × 1722 pixels, file size: 2. ... Binomial name Cynomys ludovicianus (Ord, 1815) The Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus), is found in the Great Plains of North America from about the USA-Canada border to the USA-Mexico border. ... See Anthropology. ... For other uses, see Instinct (disambiguation). ... Grooming refers to removing obvious imperfections in ones appearance, or improving ones hygiene. ... Mastication or chewing is the process by which food is mashed and crushed by teeth. ... Orders Subclass Monotremata Monotremata Subclass Marsupialia Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Subclass Placentalia Xenarthra Dermoptera Desmostylia Scandentia Primates Rodentia Lagomorpha Insectivora Chiroptera Pholidota Carnivora Perissodactyla Artiodactyla Cetacea Afrosoricida Macroscelidea Tubulidentata Hyracoidea Proboscidea Sirenia The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals primarily characterized by the presence of mammary... Look up smell in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Fanning honeybee exposes Nasonov gland (white-at tip of abdomen) releasing pheromone to entice swarm into an empty hive A pheromone (from Greek φέρω phero to bear + ‘ορμόνη hormone) is a chemical that triggers a natural behavioral response in another member of the same species. ... Image of a woman on the Pioneer plaque sent to outer space. ... Protein images comparing the MHC I (1hsa) and MHC II (1dlh) molecules. ... In biology the genome of an organism is the whole hereditary information of an organism that is encoded in the DNA (or, for some viruses, RNA). ... Heterosis is increased strength of different characteristics in hybrids; the possibility to obtain a better individual by combining the virtues of its parents. ... The University at Albany, (formerly known as Albany State University until the early 1990s) located in Albany, New York, in the USA, is one of four university centers of the State University of New York. ...


Non-human primates also exhibit kissing behavior.[5] For the ecclesiastical use of this term, see primate (religion) Families 13, See classification A primate is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all lemurs, monkeys, and apes, including humans. ...


Other than primates there are also animals, particularly many species of birds that exhibit beak-to-beak and mouth-to-mouth behavior which is typically interpreted by observers as kissing. Dogs, cats, and other animals display licking and grooming behavior among themselves, but also towards humans or other species. This is sometimes interpreted by observers as a type of kissing, but some may see this as anthropomorphising the actions of animals. For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ... This article is about the domestic dog. ... Cats may refer to: Felines, members of the animal family Felidae The domesticated animal, cat The musical, yeah right, I bet that this was really dumb. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... In social animals and humans social grooming is a major social activity, and a means by which animals who live in proximity can bond and reinforce social structures, family links, and build relationships. ...


Kissing as affection in different cultures

Classic "one-knee" proposal, ca. 1815

In modern Western culture, kissing is most commonly an expression of affection. This is unlike many parts of the world where kissing may have different meanings. Some literatures even suggest that a significant percentage of humanity do not kiss.[6] An anomaly is India, where public kissing was once quite popular, as evidenced by the common portrayal of kissing apsaras and people in motifs commonly used around palaces and temples. British rule, and a Victorian ethics system pushed public kissing into a taboo act. However, post-independence, public kissing is not uncommon in India. Image File history File links 1815-regency-proposal-woodcut. ... Image File history File links 1815-regency-proposal-woodcut. ... For this articles equivalent regarding the East, see Eastern culture. ... For the change in vowel and consonant quality in Celtic languages, see Affection (linguistics). ... An apsaras from the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, China. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victorian morality is a distillation of the moral views of people living at the time of Queen Victoria (reigned 1837 - 1901) in particular, and to the moral climate of Great Britain throughout the 19th century in...


In Middle Eastern countries until recent times, kissing was only considered proper when between two men, two women, or parents kissing their children. Kissing was not looked upon as a sexual expression in the Middle East. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


In African, Native American and Polynesian cultures, kissing was unknown until introduced by European and Western influence.[citation needed] World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ... For other uses, see Native Americans (disambiguation). ... Polynesian is an adjectival form which refers variously to: Polynesian pie Polynesian sauce, a food condiment available at Chick-fil-A the aboriginal inhabitants of Polynesia, and their: Polynesian culture Polynesian mythology Polynesian languages Category: ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


With the Andamanese, kissing was only used as a sign of affection towards children and had no sexual undertones.[7]


In Eastern European countries until recent times, kissing between two men on the lips as a greeting or a farewell was as normal as the modern Western handshake[citation needed]. This custom has nearly died out due to Western influence. In the past, kissing wasn't considered sexual in Slavic and Muslim countries. Distribution of Slavic people by language The Slavic peoples are a linguistic and ethnic branch of Indo-European peoples, living mainly in Europe, where they constitute roughly a third of the population. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ...

A Vietnamese romantic kiss
A Vietnamese romantic kiss

Between people of close acquaintance, a reciprocal kiss often is offered as a greeting or farewell. This kind of kiss is typically made by brief contact of puckered lips to the skin of the cheek or no contact at all, and merely performed in the air near the cheek with the cheeks touching. Such kissing is a common greeting in European and Latin American countries between a man and a woman or between two women but also by two men in parts of Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, such as Argentina. However, in most Western societies, it is often more acceptable for women to kiss each other than for men to kiss each other. People sometimes kiss children to comfort them or show affection, and vice versa. This usually takes place on the forehead or cheek. In social psychology, reciprocity refers to in-kind positive or negative responses of individuals towards the actions of others. ... Greeting is a way for human beings (as well as other members of the animal kingdom) to intentionally communicate awareness of each others presence, to show attention to, and/or to affirm or suggest a type of relationship or social status between individuals or groups of people coming in... Farewell could refer to one of the following: Farewell, a 1986 album by Gil Evans. ... Cheek kissing is a ritual or social gesture to indicate friendship, perform a greeting, to confer congratulations, to comfort someone, or to show respect. ... Photograph of a nude man by Wilhelm von Gloeden, ca. ... Diverse women. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


As an expression of romantic affection or kissing involves two people pressing their lips together, usually with much more intensity, and for a considerably longer period of time. In more passionate kissing couples may open their mouths, suck on each other's lips or move their tongues into each others' mouths (see French kiss). Sexual kissing may also involve one person kissing another on various parts of the body (see Foreplay). For other uses, see Tongue (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see French kiss (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In some countries kissing booths exist; often at carnivals a person kisses people for money.[8][9]


The anatomy of kissing

Kissing is a complex behavior that requires significant muscular coordination; in fact, a total of thirty-four to thirty-six muscles working cooperatively. The most important muscle involved is the orbicularis oris muscle, which is used to pucker the lips and informally known as the kissing muscle. The tongue can also be an extremely important part of the kiss. Lips have many nerve endings so they are sensitive to touch and bite. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gross motor coordination addresses the gross motor skills: walking, running, climbing, jumping, crawling, lifting ones head, sitting up, etc. ... For other uses of Muscle, see Muscle (disambiguation). ... For other uses of Muscle, see Muscle (disambiguation). ... The orbicularis oris is the sphincter muscle around the mouth. ... For other uses, see Lip (disambiguation). ...


Kissing body parts

Kissing lips is common, as are other body parts such as the cheeks, forehead, neck, hand, etc. Kissing the hand is common practice when proposing marriage. Kissing body parts is common during foreplay. This article is about the anatomical feature. ... In human anatomy, the forehead or brow is the bony part of the head above the eyes. ... For other uses, see Neck (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hand (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Symbolic kissing

A kiss can be "blown" using actions of the hand and the mouth. One person kisses their fingers and then pretends to blow it to the other person. This is used to convey affection, usually when parting or when the partners are physically distant but can view each other. Blown kisses are also used when a person wishes to convey affection to a large crowd or audience. In written correspondence a kiss has been represented by the letter 'X' since at least 1763.[10]


Screen kiss

A screen kiss is one portrayed in a film (the equivalent act in a play is known as a stage kiss). The plot of a film or play may involve characters falling in love with each other, but the actors playing the roles might not have any personal relationship with each other whatsoever, though it has been known to happen that real-life lovers will star in films together. Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. ... Alice Faye, from her official Website, http://www. ... Alexanders Ragtime Band is the name of a 1938 film that takes off from the 1911 Irving Berlin song, Alexanders Ragtime Band, to tell a story of a society boy who scandalizes his family by pursuing a career in ragtime instead of in serious music. ... See also: 1937 in film 1937 1939 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January — MGM announces that Judy Garland would be cast in the role of Dorothy in the upcoming Wizard of Oz motion picture. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In literature, a plot is all the events in a story particularly rendered towards the achievement of some particular artistic or emotional effect. ... This article primarily discusses philosophical ideologies in relation to the subject of romantic love. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... An interpersonal relationship is some relationship or connection between two people. ...


Stage and or screen kissing may be performed by actually kissing, or by creating the illusion of actual contact. Methods involved in the faking of a stage/screen kiss include using one's thumbs as a barrier for the lips, and turning so that the respective audience is unable to fully see the kiss itself.


Disease Transmission

Diseases which may be transmitted via kissing include mononucleosis and herpes, in which the infectious organism is present in saliva. Research indicates that contraction of HIV via kissing is extremely unlikely, however a woman has been infected with HIV by kissing in 1997; both the woman and infected man had gum disease (so transmission most likely was through the man's blood, not saliva).[11] Infectious mononucleosis, (also known as the kissing disease, or Pfeiffers disease, in North America as mono and more commonly known as glandular fever in other English-speaking countries) is seen most commonly in adolescents and young adults, characterized in teenagers by fever, sore throat, muscle soreness, and fatigue. ... ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ...


Notable Kisses

In History

  • At the Diocleia festival at Megara in honour of Diocles, lover of Philolaus, a kissing contest was held in which boys would kiss a male judge, who awarded a laurel wreath to the boy he deemed the best kisser.[12]
  • The Romans distinguished three types of kiss: osculum, a friendship kiss on the cheek; basium, a kiss of affection on the lips; and suavium (also known as savium), a lovers' deep kiss.
  • Lord Nelson, British naval commander, famously requested "Kiss me, Hardy", as he lay dying (although they were not, as often reported, his last words).

For other uses, see Festival (disambiguation). ... Bold text For other uses, see Megara (disambiguation). ... In Greek mythology, Diocles, or Díoklês, was one of the first priests of Demeter and one of the first to learn the secrets of the Eleusinian Mysteries. ... Philolaus (circa 480 BC – circa 405 BC) was a Greek mathematician and philosopher. ... A laurel wreath decorating a memorial at the Folketing, the national parliament of Denmark. ... Lord Nelson Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (September 29, 1758 – October 21, 1805) was a British admiral who won fame as a leading naval commander. ... This article is about the naval officer. ...

In religion

und Antichristi, by Cranach. This woodcut of the practice of kissing the Pope's toe is from Passionary of the Christ and Antichrist.
und Antichristi, by Cranach. This woodcut of the practice of kissing the Pope's toe is from Passionary of the Christ and Antichrist.
  • Muslims may kiss the Black Stone during Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).
  • In the gospels of Matthew and Mark (Luke and John omit this) Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss—an incongruous instance of a kiss intertwined with betrayal.
  • The holy kiss or kiss of peace is a traditional part of most Christian liturgies, though usually replaced with a handshake today in Western cultures
  • The pope will kiss the ground on arrival to a new country.
  • Visitors to the pope traditionally kiss his ring.
  • Jews will kiss the Western wall of the temple in Jerusalem, and other religious articles during prayer such as the Torah, usually by touching their "Siddur" (prayerbook) or their Tallit to the Torah and then kissing it.
  • Eastern Orthodox Christians often kiss the icons around the church as entering, they will also kiss the cross and / or the priests hand in certain other customs in the Church, such as confession or receiving a blessing.
  • Catholics will kiss rosary beads as a part of prayer, or kiss their hand after making the sign of the cross.
  • Hindus and Sikhs sometimes kiss the ground of a temple.

Portrait of Lucas Cranach the Elder at age 77 by Lucas Cranach the Younger (1550), at the Uffizi Gallery, Florence Lucas Cranach the Elder (Lucas Cranach der Ältere, 1472 – October 16, 1553) was a German painter and printmaker in woodcut and engraving. ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... This article is about the Islamic holy relic. ... A supplicating pilgrim at Masjid Al Haram, the mosque which was built around the Kaaba (the cubical building at center). ... For the genre of Christian-themed music, see gospel music. ... There are several episodes, characters and themes in the Synoptic Gospels that are omitted in the Gospel of John. ... Iscariot redirects here. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... The Kiss of Judas. ... The Holy Kiss is a punk rock band from San Francisco, California whose members include Matty Rue Morgue (vox, slide guitar), who, channels the grit and grace of Tom Waits through the body of a modern-day Lestat. ... For other uses, see Pope (disambiguation). ... Languages Historical Jewish languages Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, others Liturgical languages: Hebrew and Aramaic Predominant spoken languages: The vernacular language of the home nation in the Diaspora, significantly including English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian Religions Judaism Related ethnic groups Arabs and other Semitic groups For the Jewish religion, see Judaism. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Prayer (disambiguation). ... Template:Jews and Jewdaism Template:The Holy Book Named TorRah The Torah () is the most valuable Holy Doctrine within Judaism,(and for muslims) revered as the first relenting Word of Ulllah, traditionally thought to have been revealed to Blessed Moosah, An Apostle of Ulllah. ... A siddur (Hebrew: סידור; plural siddurim) is a Jewish prayer book, containing a set order of daily prayers. ... The tallit (Modern Hebrew: ) or tallet(h) (Sephardi Hebrew: ), also called talles (Yiddish), is a prayer shawl cloak that is worn during the morning Jewish services (the Shacharit prayers) in Judaism, during the Torah service, and on Yom Kippur. ... Template:Jews and Jewdaism Template:The Holy Book Named TorRah The Torah () is the most valuable Holy Doctrine within Judaism,(and for muslims) revered as the first relenting Word of Ulllah, traditionally thought to have been revealed to Blessed Moosah, An Apostle of Ulllah. ... Eastern Orthodoxy (also called Greek Orthodoxy and Russian Orthodoxy) is a Christian tradition which represents the majority of Eastern Christianity. ... The Roman Catholic Church is the largest religious denomination of Christianity with over one billion members. ... Our Lady of Lourdes - Mary appearing at Lourdes with Rosary Beads. ... For other uses, see Prayer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Sign of the cross (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Hindu religion; for other meanings of the word, see Hindu (disambiguation). ... A Sikh man wearing a turban The adherents of Sikhism are called Sikhs. ... Temple of Hephaestus, an Doric Greek temple in Athens with the original entrance facing east, 449 BC (western face depicted) For other uses, see Temple (disambiguation). ...

In folklore

  • Both the fairytales "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White", and the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea, a romantic kiss is used by a male to awaken or breathe life into a female.
  • In modern American versions of the fairytale "Frog Prince", it is the male who is transformed into the prince from the frog kissed by the beautiful female princess.
  • It is commonly believed in Ireland that kissing the Blarney Stone will result in being blessed with the 'gift of the gab', which is the ability to talk one's way out of trouble.

// Gustave Dorés illustration to the European fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood A fairy tale is a story featuring folkloric characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Sir Edward Burne-Jones painted The Sleeping Beauty. ... This article is about the Snow White character. ... Étienne Maurice Falconet: Pygmalion & Galatee (1763) Pygmalion is a legendary figure found in Ovids Metamorphoses. ... Pygmalion and Galatea (1890) by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) Galatea (she who is milk-white)[1] was the name of three figures in Greek mythology, the best-known being the wife of Pygmalion. ... The Frog Asks To Be Allowed To Enter The Castle - Illustration For The Frog Prince by Walter Crane 1874 The Frog King (German: Der Froschkönig), also known as The Frog Prince, is a fairy tale, best known through the Brothers Grimms written version. ... The Blarney Stone The Blarney Stone is a block of bluestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney about 8 km from Cork, Ireland. ...

In art

Auguste Rodin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is about the sculpture created by Auguste Rodin. ... Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau (Vienna Secession) movement. ... The Kiss by Francesco Hayez Francesco Hayez (1791-1882) was the leading homosexual artist of Romanticism in mid-19th-century Milan, renowned for his great historical paintings, political allegories and exceptionally fine portraits External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Francesco Hayez More information Categories: ‪Artist stubs‬ | ‪1791 births... The Scream. ... Auguste Rodin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is about the sculpture created by Auguste Rodin. ... For other uses, see Man Ray (disambiguation). ... Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 — February 22, 1987), better known as Andy Warhol, was an American artist who was a central figure in the movement known as Pop art. ...

In film

  • The Kiss, an 1896 short film, features the first known screen kiss, a forty-seven second recreation of a stage kiss from the musical The Widow Jones. The movie was considered scandalous at the time of its release but has since entered film history as one of the most memorable early films.
  • The Kid is a 1921 film, in which a tramp, Charlie Chaplin, kisses a child, Jackie Coogan. This scene is the first in film history in which a man kisses a boy on the mouth.
  • Chaplin also employed the "insulting kiss" in at least one film, a device that Bugs Bunny would later copy, countless times, to distract Elmer Fudd and other threatening characters.
  • In the 1955 film Lady and the Tramp, the canine characters Lady and Tramp unexpectedly kiss while simultaneously eating a spaghetti noodle from opposite ends, their lips meeting in the middle. Homages to and parodies of this scene have appeared in several movies, including Hot Shots! Part Deux.
  • In The Princess Bride, the narrator comments on Westley and Buttercup's kiss: "Since the invention of the kiss, there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind."
  • In the 1989 animated disney film, The Little Mermaid, Sebastian sings "Kiss the Girl" to Ariel and Prince Eric in an attempt to break the spell that was cast upon her which prevented her from speaking.
  • In The Godfather: Part II, Michael Corleone gives, in Havana, an unnaturally aggressive kiss on the mouth to his brother Fredo, effectively telling him that he is disowned from the family because he betrayed its interests. Michael has Fredo killed.

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In theatre

  • In William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo first greets Juliet with an exchange of metaphors stating that he wants to kiss her. Romeo starts by comparing Juliet to a shrine that his "unworthiest hands" are defiling by touching, and his lips to "two blushing pilgrims" who want to make it up to her. Juliet retorts that Romeo, as a pilgrim, should not degrade his hands as "hand-to-hand is holy palmers kiss," meaning they Juliet (saint) and Romeo (pilgrim) can "kiss" hand to hand. Romeo asks why pilgrims and saints can't use their lips, and Juliet responds that saints must use them in prayer. Romeo then gets his kisses by saying that their lips should do what praying hands do (come together). Juliet gives in, but playing the saint, she will not move.

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In photography

The famous Life Magazine photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt
The famous Life Magazine photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt
  • Alfred Eisenstaedt's 1945 LIFE magazine photograph of a sailor stamping a masterly kiss on a nurse in New York City's Times Square was taken Aug. 14, 1945, V-J Day. This photo is considered one of Times Square's most iconic photographs[13]. In 2007, a Houston forensics expert verified the identity of the sailor as Glenn McDuffie, who had claimed to be the individual in the photo for many years.[14]
  • The French photographer Robert Doisneau shot a couple kissing by the Hotel de Ville (Paris) in 1950. The photo, later called "The Kiss," is now considered a classic, a fact one couple alleging to be the subjects of the photo attempted to exploit in their unsuccessful 1990s lawsuit against the photographer.
  • Tanya Chalkin's Kiss, a black-and-white photo of two young women embracing, has become something of a pop culture icon in recent years.

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World Records

  • The longest recorded kiss took place in New York City on December 5, 2001, between Louisa Almedovar and Rich Langley. It lasted 30 hours, 59 minutes and 27 seconds.[15]
  • On September 1, 2007, 6980 couples kissed for 10 seconds in Tuzla, Bosnia erasing the previous Guinness World kissing Records of the Philippines and Hungary (for synchronised osculation in 2004 with 5327 Filipino couples, overtaken by Hungary in 2005 with 5875 couples; Filipinos came back in February this year with 6124 couples but the Hungarians responded in June with 6613 couples). The record now awaits official certification.[16]

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See also

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Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ... The air kiss is a ritual or social gesture whose meaning is basically the same as that of many forms of kissing. ... Cheek kissing is a ritual or social gesture to indicate friendship, perform a greeting, to confer congratulations, to comfort someone, or to show respect. ... Eskimo kissing, named for its prevalence among the Inuit, consists of two people rubbing noses together. ... For other uses, see French kiss (disambiguation). ... Hand-kissing is a ritual of greeting and respect. ... Shaking with the right hand while delivering a certificate with the left. ... The Holy Kiss is a punk rock band from San Francisco, California whose members include Matty Rue Morgue (vox, slide guitar), who, channels the grit and grace of Tom Waits through the body of a modern-day Lestat. ... This article is about affection. ... Hugs and Kisses is a term for a sequence of the letters X and O, e. ... The Kiss of Judas. ... Affectionate Kisses A common sign of affection throughout all societies is kissing. ... For the television series, see Making Out. ...

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  1. ^ Premastication - Langmaker
  2. ^ Santos, PS; Schinemann JA, Gabardo J, Bicalho Mda G. (2005). "New evidence that the MHC influences odor perception in humans: a study with 58 Southern Brazilian students.". Hormones & Behavior 47: 384-388. 
  3. ^ Wedekind, C.; Seebeck, T., Bettens, F. and Paepke, A. J. (1995). "MHC-dependent mate preferences in humans". Proceedings: Biological Sciences 260 (1359): 245-249. 
  4. ^ Fiore, Kristina (October 2, 2006). Why do humans kiss?. Scienceline.
  5. ^ "How animals kiss and make up", BBC News, October 13, 2003. 
  6. ^ Affairs of the Lips: Why We Kiss: Scientific American
  7. ^ Chapter: 9: A Traditional Society
  8. ^ Pasco: A fundraiser in the buff
  9. ^ CTV.ca | Alberta's bear-kissing booth back in business
  10. ^ Oxford English Dictionary - X. Oxford University press (1999). Retrieved on 2007-02-01.
  11. ^ Case of H.I.V. Transmission Is First to Be Linked to Kiss - New York Times
  12. ^ Theocritus, Idyll 12:30
  13. ^ Daily Mail, 13 August 2007, Accessed 7 October 2007
  14. ^ suntimes.com
  15. ^ The International World Record Breakers' Club: The World Record for the Longest Kiss
  16. ^ SMH, Record breakers: Ready, set - now pucker up for Bosnia
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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Kiss (1971 words)
Of the kiss solemnly exchanged between those newly betrothed something will be said under MARRIAGE (q.v.), but we may note here the custom for Christians to bestow a last kiss, which then had a quasi-liturgical character, upon the dying or the dead.
The prohibition against kissing the dead which was issued by the Council of Auxerre, A. It 578, almost certainly had some relation to the abuse at that time prevalent of placing the Blessed Sacrament in the mouth of the dead or burying It with them.
The celebrant kisses the corporal spread upon the altar (he used formerly in many local rites to kiss the sacred Host Itself) and then, placing his hands upon the arms of the deacon, he presents his left cheek to the deacon's left cheek but without actually touching it.
The Kiss Demon (1117 words)
KISS is regarded as one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all-time.
The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans.
For many KISS fans, this was their first exposure to KISS's dramatic stage show and outrageous appearance.
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