(360Cities Direktkiss, via KFMW)
Aaaaaaw, French Kissing in the USA als 360°-Panorama! Wunderbar. Dazu hatte ich vor ein paar Tagen erst in den Links: The Science and Silliness of Kissing, Snip:
The origins of the word are old enough - the Old English language gifted the world the word kiss from their own - ‘cyssan'. Origins of the word aside, the reason for this most simple yet complex act to exist is still perplexing philematologists (those who study kissing). They cannot decide whether or not kissing is a learned behavior or if it is instinctive.
"A kiss is something you cannot give without taking and cannot take without giving" - Author Unknown
Many believe that it is related to grooming and this can be seen between different species on the planet. Due to the willingness of people to anthropomorphize animals and gleefully spread photos of these occurrences on the internet (guilty as charged) then it easy to fall in to this potential trap. It is just as likely that kissing evolved from mothers chewing food for their infants and then passing it from mouth to mouth. So, perhaps the act of kissing does not have a sexual origin at all.
"I wasn't kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth." - Chico Marx