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Signs of Affection !

Posted in Uncategorized by litingyu on May 12, 2009

Today I am curious about the history of hand-holding and kissing.

If you stop the think about it, those are some of the weirdest things we humans do – who thought of smooshing your mouth with another person’s as a way of showing love, and holding hands as a way of affection ?

Not that I don’t enjoy these things; some well-timed kisses rank among the top 5 most memorable moments in my puny little life so far, and many girlfriends have said to me “…but I don’t want a boyfriend ! I just want someone to hold hands with.” 

so fuzzy and warm (:

so fuzzy and warm (:

So the only thing I could find about holding hands is this: it remains the single aspect of PDA that is unaffected by the sexual revolution. Go here for more information ! Today, hand holding has become more ‘special’ than kissing – think room full of college students drenched in alcohol: more free kisses or hand-holdings ?

me like you.

me like you.

Aww how precious.

Kisses! Asian people don’t kiss. Seriously. If you are asian, don’t you cringe at the thought of your parents having any physical affection ? (Disclaimer: my family seems to be an exception – my parents were/are very affectionate :D)

Why do we kiss?

1) Kissing allows prospective mates to smell and taste each other’s pheromones for biological compatibility. (This was all I learned from freshmen sex cluster. Now go forth and mate with someone who has drastically different MHC genes !)
2) It makes your body gush oxytocin, dopamine, serotonin, and adrenaline ! (: Dang, now who wouldn’t want that rush ?

3 types of kisses, according to the Romans:

1) Osculum – a friendship kiss on the cheek
2) Basium – a kiss of affection on the lips
3) Savolium (or savium) – a lover’s deep kiss 
How much work in 1 kiss ?

It requires a total of 20 muscles working in coordination to pucker up for one swell kiss. (Good job people !)


That’s all for today.


P.S. Who else adores Edna from “The Incredibles” ?? Gosh. Her evil, dark self strutting around with major attitude. Darling.

P.P.S. <– the ultimate sign of affection. just kidding. now go forth and laugh your pants off.


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  1. dark one said, on May 12, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    umm.. yum.
    *seductively wets lips*

  2. Jeannie said, on May 14, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    i adore Edna.
    My grandma looks like her. so my friends, sister, and i all call her edna.
    its offiically become her nickname. she even has the big red framed glasses. :0

  3. litingyu said, on May 14, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    david eunwoo chung: fail.

    jeannie: ❤ EDNA !

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