What’s In A Kiss?

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Did You Know??

The science of kissing is called philematology.

Scholars are unsure if kissing is a learned or instinctual behavior. In some cultures in Africa and Asia, kissing does not seem to be practiced.

Passionate kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute. A Hershey’s kiss contains 26 calories, which takes five minutes of walking–or about four minutes of kissing–to burn off.

French kissing involves 34 facial muscles. A pucker kiss involves only two.

In France, it’s called a tongue kiss or soul kiss because if done right, it feels as if two souls are merging. In fact, several ancient cultures thought that mouth-to-mouth kissing mingled two lovers’ souls.

Kissing is good for teeth. The anticipation of a kiss increases the flow of saliva to the mouth, giving the teeth a plaque-dispersing bath.

Kissing at the conclusion of a wedding ceremony can be traced to ancient Roman tradition where a kiss was used to sign contract.

The average person spends at least two weeks of their life kissing.


My feet ached when I arrived home from a late summer’s day; I walked six miles. It wasn’t exactly planned but thank God there was no rain. I built a rather large shed, jumping about, climbing up and down the ladder. I think I did my daily aerobics. So I pulled my truck into the garage, turned it off, and I didn’t have the energy to open the door. Fragilely, I stepped out, walking as though I was stepping on eggshells. I opened the house door only to be greeted with a hug and a great big kiss!

Now we have all been kissed before. But you know, there’s something so special about being kissed when your half-dead from a hard day at work. I think I can relate to how the family hound feels after returning home from being lost.

There’s just no comparison to a kiss when that kiss is so “heartfelt.” I’m not sure if I’ve ever felt a kiss that touched my heart so much. Not even a touch, though that’s a different kind of feeling, warm as well; but it was just a simple act of affection that grabbed my entire soul.


The twinkle in her smile told me how much she missed me. I felt the sparkle as she stared into my soul. God, what an awesome feeling!! So I put down my things, reached around to respond to her hug, but she was gone. Just like a spirit!

A tear came….where’d she go? Was I dreaming? Retreating to reality, I wasted no time rejuvenating my body. Cleanliness, you know, is close to where I want to be as I start my journey to search for that dream. God knows what she means to me as I reach for the passion she brings.

But at the end of the day, I look in her eyes and wrap my weary arms around her waist. I smile at her face and there I “kiss” her loving heart – goodnight.

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Author: Dana Bicks LLC, Author

Dana S. Bicks, a Severna Park, Maryland native, was born a left-handed dyslexic, and falsely labeled "retarded" as a young child. He struggled throughout his life with the disability until the age of sixty when one night, a miracle occurred. God, in His infinite grace and wisdom, awoke Dana and demanded him to be a writer of His messages to the world. Shortly after finding humor in God's suggestion, Dana picked up a pen. He began writing, right-handed nonetheless, Christian struggles of life, and prayers ascribed to him by the Lord. In June 2017, Dana and his wife created their Christian blog, www.danabicksauthor.com, which currently maintains 19.6 million readers in twenty-nine countries across the world. It has won multi-awards including the Top 50 Inspirational Blog as voted by Feedspot.com in September 2017. His blog is followed by numerous celebrities, ministries, authors, and people in all walks of life. Only God's hand could allow an unexperienced writer to grow a fellowship of such success in less than a year! Dana Bicks is blessed to witness and live his own miracles every day of his life. He shares these stories in his beautiful books, blogs, and social media platforms. Currently, his works include the inspirational book series, "There.... In God's Grace", and the children's book series, "Dr. Peacock and Friends". Dana’s creative, talented writing can only be heaven sent!

9 thoughts on “What’s In A Kiss?”

  1. Yeah.dear dana.!!u r saying right about kiss bt it is not allowed in Asia n Africa or Muslim countries bt behind curtain n in d room only husband n wife can kiss each other.


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