History of Kissing
May 16, 2004 9:59 AM   Subscribe

History of Kissing. Swapping spit consumes about 336 hours of the average person's life.
posted by stbalbach (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
...if you're lucky.
posted by waxpancake at 10:30 AM on May 16, 2004

no... if you're the average person
posted by banished at 10:50 AM on May 16, 2004

Being the average person is lucky. I'm abnormal. It sucks.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 10:54 AM on May 16, 2004

That only means about six cumulative years of kissing only one hour per week. Isn't that low? I think that just in my teens and my twenties, I took care of that easily, and I hardly had the girls standing in line. Maybe this statistic reflects a global balance between people of more kissishly liberal and kissishly conservative cultures.
posted by bingo at 11:11 AM on May 16, 2004

Now that I'm about to get divorced, my suspicion that I have an awful lot of catching up to do is confirmed.
posted by alumshubby at 12:26 PM on May 16, 2004

"Kissishly": I like that word.
posted by notsnot at 12:36 PM on May 16, 2004

Kissing is weird. It's considered practically the basic unit of sexual/romantic activity, and seems on the surface to be natural and instinctual, but it's a learned practice, and all of the explanations for it are creepy :P There are still whole regions that don't do it, in Africa especially.
posted by abcde at 12:42 PM on May 16, 2004

Some of this text seems too familiar and the rest seems largely unsubstantiated.

Right Way to Kiss

previously mentioned here
posted by srboisvert at 12:46 PM on May 16, 2004

I was actually thinking of making a poll to see which kissing direction is preferred in what ratio, but I figured it had already been researched by someone or another.

To me, even just resting my head to the right feels subtly
more comfortable (I'd say it's because I'm right-handed, but really in large part it's the muscles on the opposite side that would control tilting your head) - a fact that I never really realized was something fundamental. I never knew uteruses and infants tilted their head right preferentially, you'd think that'd be more common knowledge.
posted by abcde at 1:50 PM on May 16, 2004

Have you ever imagined how you would look if the person you were kissing wasn't there? Me neither.
posted by ArcAm at 1:55 PM on May 16, 2004

336? In highschool!
posted by tomplus2 at 3:01 PM on May 16, 2004

Swapping spit consumes about 336 hours of the average person's life.

Shit, I need to catch up.

Does anyone want to trade? I can ship FedEx, by the gallon.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:59 PM on May 16, 2004

Metafilter: Kissishly Liberal
posted by oissubke at 5:01 PM on May 16, 2004

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