Kissing is a universal sign of affection. We kiss the people we love to show how much we love them physically. Kiss between couples are the best representation of this.
You kiss your partner when you go to work in the morning; you kiss your partner when you get home; you kiss your partner good night; and you kiss your partner every chance you get because kissing once in a while is barely enough when you want to stay close to the person you love.
There are many types and many ways to kiss. Around the world, kissing may have different techniques, but as they would say: it’s barely a kiss if it lasts for only a second.
We’re talking about long kisses and how they are much preferable than a tiny peck, when it comes to your partner. After all, kissing is a sign of affection, yes?
The History of Kissing
There is no concrete evidence how kissing actually started, and up to now, anthropologists are still divided in theory on when or where the kissing phenomena began.
One theory suggests that is was born out of instinct and intuition, while another theory suggests that it was a process originally used by mothers to feed their babies by passing chewed food from mouth to mouth.
Sanskrit scriptures are the earliest reference to kissing with the use of the lips and tongue.
The scriptures were dated 3,500 years ago. Kissing references can also be found in ancient Egyptian love poetry and the Old Testament of the Bible.
Longest Kiss in The World
All they had to do was set up a “kissing marathon” in Ripley’s Museum in Pattaya, Thailand.
Ekkachai Tiranarat, a 44 year old hospital security guard in a local hospital in Thailand, and 33-year-old housewife Laksana, holds the record of the longest kiss in the world.
With 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds to be exact, Ekkachai Tinranarat and Laksana just kissed for more than 2 days, without break and without any pause.
Loving someone can make you do that? Maybe.
Also, 100,000 Baht ($3,300) cash and two diamond rings can make you do that, which were exactly what Ekkachai Tinranarat and Laksana got for doing what seems to be the thing that they enjoy doing the most – kissing.
The event organiser noted that the couple were very exhausted and weak due to the two-and-a-half days worth of no sleep, no sitting down, no breaks and basically in each other’s faces the whole time.
Well, after those long hours of kissing, you can only imagine how much physical work out they went through. But all’s well that ends well, they are 100,000 Baht richer anyway.
What Do I Think
Regardless of the type of kiss, or how long it may be, it becomes a social mark to our claim to our partners.
It’s the modern way of being territorial that tells the whole world we are taken and our partner is, too. So pucker up those lips and give your partner a smooch. You can even try to beat the longest kiss in the world.