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The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

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    Kissing 101

    My thoughts: This book examines kissing in about every way you could possibly imagine. Starting with what different cultures find attractive and how kissing is viewed throughout the world and throughout time. That part was pretty interesting - learning about some meaning behind kissing and learning about non-traditional kisses in cultures - that include sniffing or smelling another person and just touching them. It also talks about the different ways that animals kiss and show emotion.

    From that point it goes into the different physical changes that happen in the body, including hormones that are released and how hormones themselves affect the kiss. (Ever kiss someone that you were hoping for romance with only to feel like you were kissing your brother?) It also talks about the different bacteria and viruses that are present in saliva and how they can affect your well-being.

    That gives you an overview of part of the book - other things discussed are what happens in the brain when we kiss and I liked the 10 tips at the end to make one a better kisser - based on all the scientific studies used in the book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    Mainly a summary of existing information.

    Written in a "long journal paper" format with little new information presented. Some effort made to introduce "brain scanning" research but results acknowledged as inconclusive and seemed "sorry" that results were not more conclusive. Last chapters oriented toward possible future research that could be done. If this was written for the technical or professional audience, (which is what the last chapters imply) it was disappointing. For those interested in a casual introduction to the topic, it serves that purpose.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    Loved it

    Everything you ever wanted to know about kissing but were afraid to ask. It has sections on the history, psychology, physiology and meanings behind that act. This is a fascinating books filled with facts that are formed into a comprehensive and enjoyable book. My favorite section is on the physiology which also covers germs and how your body has learned to react to a kiss. Fans of Mary Roach are truly going to enjoy this one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 22, 2012

    lick my......

    Lick my vagina

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