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 Valentine’s Day kissing continues odd human tradition  







“For most of early human history, smell was more important than any other sense for human relationships, said Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of “The Science of Kissing.” People would use smell to determine a person’s mood, their health and their social status, she said.
 
"There were a lot of sniff greetings," said Kirshenbaum, director of the Project on Energy Communication at the University of Texas. “They would brush the nose across the face, because there are scent glands on our faces, and over time the brush of the face became a brush of the lips, and the social greeting was born that way.”
 
Kissing as a romantic sense of expression is believed to have begun in India, where an epic poem called the Mahabharata — believed to have been written about 1000 BCE — included history’s first recognizable descriptions of romantic kissing.”

mothernaturenetwork:

For most of early human history, smell was more important than any other sense for human relationships, said Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of “The Science of Kissing.” People would use smell to determine a person’s mood, their health and their social status, she said.

 
"There were a lot of sniff greetings," said Kirshenbaum, director of the Project on Energy Communication at the University of Texas. “They would brush the nose across the face, because there are scent glands on our faces, and over time the brush of the face became a brush of the lips, and the social greeting was born that way.”
 
Kissing as a romantic sense of expression is believed to have begun in India, where an epic poem called the Mahabharata — believed to have been written about 1000 BCE — included history’s first recognizable descriptions of romantic kissing.”

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