International Kissing Day: What Should You Know About Kissing

A kiss is just a kiss appreciate the humble kiss on International Kissing Day 6 July annually. Inter...

A kiss is just a kiss appreciate the humble kiss on International Kissing Day 6 July annually. International Kissing Day takes place on 6 July in the UK.   However, the day has now been adopted worldwide and is also known as National Kissing Day or Kissing Day. 

 
International Kissing Day
International Kissing Day
"6 July 2016 is International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day. The idea behind the International Kissing Day is that many people may have forgotten the simple pleasures associated with kissing for kissing's sake, as opposed to kissing as mere social formality or prelude to other activities. Kissing can be an enjoyable experience in and of itself. It is an expression and experience of intimacy. International Kissing Day is not as commercialized as Valentine's Day." (Wiki)

A kiss is the act of pressing one's lips against the lips or other body parts of another. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. A kiss may be used to express sentiments of love, passion, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, and good luck, among many others. The word came from Old English cyssan "to kiss", in turn from coss "a kiss". The act of kissing has become a common expression of affection among many cultures worldwide.

When I think about it, the concept of a kiss is everywhere in society and has many meanings.  A first kiss.   A formal kiss.  A passionate kiss.  A kiss goodbye.

Happy International Kissing Day! *MuAh*
Who doesn’t enjoy kissing? I personally love it.
Here are some surprising stats surrounding kissing, from kissing coworkers to kissing in public, and more.

Perhaps some of the most compelling facts are that more than half of singles would kiss a coworker, with males being 88% more likely to kiss a coworker than females…

Kissing Day aims to make us appreciate a kiss in its own right.   No conventions, no social norms, just a kiss.  Across the globe we embrace the kiss by embracing someone else.

Competition to hold the record for the longest kiss is rife - on 6-7 July 2005 the record was set in the UK at 31 hours and 30 minutes.  Then on Valentine's Day 2009 Nikola Matovic and Kristina Reinhart from Germany set a new record of just over 32 hours.   

On 13 February 2011, a Thai couple, husband and wife team Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat locked lips and began their quest to break the longest kiss record.  After 46 hours and 24 minutes they claimed a new record for the longest kiss. Impressive!  

Nonthawat Charoenkaesornsin and Thanakorn Sitthiamthong kissed their way to the title at an event in Pattaya, Thailand on 12-14 February 2012.  But now the tables have turned and Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat successfully regained their crown on 12-14 February 2013 and the record for the longest kiss now stands at 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds - wow, that's some kiss!

Perhaps you can get some kissing tips from a friend before puckering up. Or delve into one of the many kissing guides that proclaim to make you the world's best kisser!

International Kissing Day
Think of your first kiss ... was it all you expected and a treasured memory or were you too nervous to really care?

Think of your sweetest kiss ... a kiss from your child?  A thank you kiss from your closest friend?   And think of all those supposedly meaningless kisses.   Next time I kiss someone I will just think about how delightful it is and not about what it 'means'.

Find out more information about kissing records and why not see if you can beat them on International Kissing Day.

Today I watched a video "Kissing strangers International Kissing Day challenge Boys vs girls." on youtube. It was amazing.  

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