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A kiss or the act itself is man's profound gesture of expressing love, affection, devotion and respect or for others a tradition or a practice. It may be given or received out of love channeled to imply message from the heart or adhering to the essence of human nature.

A kiss is the most meaningful and emotionally expressive in all of man's actions and gestures. It serves people to keep each others relationship and intimacy or heals pain and ease anguish.

A kiss can also have different meanings such as friendship, affection, passion, romance and many others. Kissing plays a vital role in a person’s relationship since it is said to foster romantic compatibility. The act of kissing has become addictive to humans since kissing unleashes different chemicals that relate to social bonding and sexual stimulation. It triggers different sensations and feelings in a person such as closeness and sexual excitement. In an intimate relationship, a kiss has emotional connotations and it is related to how couples feel about each other. It is said that couples are able to communicate more on a romantic level if they kiss more often.

It is the passion that is in a kiss
that gives to it its sweetness;
it is the affection in a kiss
that sanctifies it.

- Christian Nestell Bovee

Some are kissing mothers
and some are scolding mothers,
but it is love just the same,
and most mothers kiss
and scold together.

- Pearl S. Buck

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature
to stop speech when words become superfluous.

- Ingrid Bergman

The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon,
but its echo lasts a great deal longer.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss NPR

  • How To Kiss: Kissing Tips From The First Kiss To The Last, And Everything In-Between

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