Why do People Kiss?

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Why do People Kiss?

What happens when you kiss someone? Can you explain the feeling after a kiss? But the first question that pops up is why do we kiss at all? This is a very common question that many people ask themselves or ask each other. Some people find kisses to be disgusting while others just can’t get enough of kissing.

If you want to know why lovers kiss, then this article is for you. Let’s see some of the reasons for people to kiss.

Many cultures do not have the concept of kissing. According to a study, out of 168 cultures, only 46% of the people practice kissing. So the big question is how did kissing start? It dates back to the time when mothers used to chew food for their infants so that they can easily be fed. Also, mothers used to press their lips against their toddlers’ cheeks to comfort them. From here onwards, kissing evolved in a multitude of ways.

Reasons For Kissing

#1. It Is Instinctive

In many cultures, kissing someone is a form of greeting them. So it becomes instinctive. Whenever they meet someone, people may give a peck on the cheek or a kiss on the lips. This comes naturally, and it has evolved along with their culture.

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#2. It Creates An Attachment

Kissing a person creates a connection between the people involved. It creates an attachment between them. Couples who kiss often have strong relationships according to a study. Kissing is a way of showing affection for your partner and it lets them know what you feel for them.

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#3. It Causes Arousal

The effects of kissing include the obvious, Arousal! Many people kiss because they want to feel aroused. Kissing before intercourse is common. It gets the people in a mood and helps them in connecting and understanding each other’s needs. However, this reason is not that important for people who are in romantic relationships.

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#4. The Feeling

 Many people kiss because of the feeling they get after kissing. It is a proven scientific fact that kissing relieves stress. When you kiss someone, it leaves you with a feeling that cannot be comprehended. Your lips after kissing crave for more and more. It makes the experience irresistible. Such is the magic of a kiss.



#5. Reconciliation

In animals like chimpanzees, kissing is a form of reconciliation. It means it is not a sign of romance but something male chimpanzees do for their female partners. It is important to know what kissing means for animals too. It helps you to understand why animals kiss and why do people kiss.

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So, there you have it. These were some of the reasons why people kiss. If you have more reasons, then share them with us in the comment section below. Also, do let us know if you liked this article.  

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