|Matty (left) and Bobby (right)|
Kissing Day aims to make us appreciate a kiss in its own right. No conventions, no social norms, just a kiss. Across the globe we embrace the kiss by embracing someone else.
Competition to hold the record for the longest kiss is rife - on July 6-7, 2005, the record was set in the UK at 31 hours and 30 minutes. Then on Valentine's Day 2009 Nikola Matovic and Kristina Reinhart from Germany set a new record of just over 32 hours.
Two guys from the College of New Jersey named Matty Daley and Bobby Canciello set the world record for consecutive hours spent kissing, reaching 33 hours on September 19, 2010.
Sadly, on February 13, 2011, a Thai couple, husband and wife team Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat locked lips and began their quest to break the current longest kiss. After 46 hours and 24 minutes they claimed a new record for the longest kiss. Impressive!
Think of your first kiss ... was it all you expected and a treasured memory or were you too nervous to really care?
Think of your sweetest kiss ... a kiss from your child? A thank you kiss from your closest friend? And think of all those supposedly meaningless kisses. Next time I kiss someone I will just think about how delightful it is and not about what it 'means'.
One of the things that I always found perplexing about gay culture is the number of guys who won't kiss and use the excuse that it is too intimate. I find kissing to be natural and beautiful, but on more than one occasion when things became intimate, they guy said, "Sorry, I don't kiss." The guy will have oral and anal sex, but they will not kiss. I have never understood it. I love kissing and have always found it to be a wonderful experience. I doubt I will get a kiss today, but maybe some day soon I will find someone to give me that kiss. I hope that you will get kissed today, and that you have a wonderful International Kissing Day.
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