Kissing is something that you often see grown-ups do when they want to show someone, they care about them. This unique way of sharing feelings didn’t just start yesterday, but it dates back to ancient India, thousands of years ago. Showing affection through a kiss happened in all sorts of ways, from parents to their kids, leaders to their followers, and among couples who love each other.
Even though kissing might seem similar worldwide, it can have different meanings in different cultures. For example, in some places, two friends might give each other a peck on the cheek as a hello, but in other places, that’s considered only for family or someone you’re dating. The way people kiss can also differ, based on whether it’s a formal greeting or an expression of love.
Kissing might seem simple, but it involves a lot of muscles, especially 34 facial muscles and 112 postural muscles. Isn’t that a fun workout for your face? Kisses can carry germs, but they also help boost your immune system.
Lastly, believe it or not, there’s a special science dedicated to the study of kissing called Philematology. So, who knows, you might grow up to be a Philematologist studying all kinds of kisses around the world!