July 6th International Kissing Day

The kiss is the most obvious sign of affection one is allowed to show in public. It can mean love, friendship, respect, even a mark of death. It can be the sweetest moment in life or the ultimate disappointment.

Probably the first kiss that stands out in time was Judas’ betrayal of Jesus. Showing the Roman soldiers who Jesus was with a kiss.

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In the old days, a gentleman would kiss a woman’s hand in a show of respect.

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Then there’s the French way of doing it.  Somehow the French always find some way to go to the extreme.

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One kiss you never wanted to receive was a kiss from the Godfather. You knew there was little chance this relation was going to grow.

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There’s the friendship kiss that every guy dreads. It too means the relationship has little chance to grow.

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Then there’s the first kiss. Are you going to do it right? Do you have bad breath?  Will the effort be returned? There’s nothing like kissing limp lips!

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Then there’s the passionate kiss, generally applied somewhere other than the mouth or face.

 

But lets face it, a kiss is still a kiss.

Something we all look forward to, something we all need, something we all want, whether it’s a peck on the cheek or full mouth-to-mouth. Never mind that 80 million microbes of bacteria are transmitted from person to person.

Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranar from Thailand hold the record for the longest kiss at 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. Boy, I hope they weren’t brother and sister.

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Thank you England for creating International Kissing Day. I didn’t even know the English kissed, so prim and proper. But then, if they didn’t there would probably be no United States…think about it.

How to celebrate: Really? You need me to tell you how to celebrate kissing day?

 

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