Stop smooching.
That’s the message of a new sign that went up outside a train station in northern England on Monday.
U.K. Rail Station: No Kissing
The goal is to stop departing passengers from pulling up in their cars at a crowded drop-off point and pausing to kiss each other farewell.

Good grief.
Just what the U.K. needs: Less kissing.

Scientists have shown that romantic kissing affects the hormones involved in stress reactions. They’ve found that over 90 percent of human societies practice some form of kissing.
I wonder which 10% doesn’t? heh (Apparently some peoples in South America, and in the Himalaya Mountains…Hmmmmm.)

Then again, if your’e one for studies…..

When it comes to tongues, melting chocolate is better than a passionate kiss, scientists have found.
Couples in their 20s had their heart rates and brains monitored whilst they first melted chocolate in their mouths and then kissed.
Chocolate ‘better than kissing’
Chocolate caused a more intense and longer lasting “buzz” than kissing, and doubled volunteers’ heart rates.

How bout a chocolate covered kiss?

And in case ya didn’t know– There’s a “science” of kissing.

What is this mysterious and impractical behaviour? Science even has a name for it – philematology.
The thrill and rush you feel is real. From two natural stimulants : dopamine and norepinephrine.
The calm you feel is real. Oxytocin and vasopressin make you feel “close” and attached..and oftentimes: calm.

Hey, we may have stumbled upon something that feels good that’s not bad for you.
Lip service experts say that laying a big wet one on the right partner can be flat out good for your health.

-Dentists claim that the extra saliva washes bacteria off your teeth, which can help break down oral plaque. How romantic. Ha.

-Doctors say that a really serious kiss exercises all the underlying muscles of the face ,which could keep you looking younger. Woo hoo!

-Dieticians say that kissing can help ya lose weight, burning two calories a minute, which doubles your metabolic rate. After all you burn 11.2 calories per minute jogging on a treadmill.
But, what’s more fun eh?

-Veterenarians remind us that many animals kiss. Insects stroke each other with a leg, or each another’s abdomen. Turtles, moles, and cats rub each others noses. Dogs lick each other’s faces, and elephants put their trunks in another elephant’s mouth.
Nice image eh? Slobber slobber. Ha.

-Psychologists claim that good lovin’ brings tension relief.
Who can’t use some of that?

Pucker up sweet friends.
This aint the U.K.!

Some pearlz o wisdom:
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
Albert Einstein

Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can’t see anything wrong with each other.
Rene Yasenek

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A kiss without a hug is like a flower without the fragrance.

Happiness is like a kiss – it feels best when you give it to someone else.

Kisses are like tears, the only real ones are the ones you can’t hold back.

Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one’s breath.
Eve Glicksman

Grab your hubby, wife, girl or boyfriend, baby, puppy or kitten and lay one on them!

Kisses to y’all sweet friends! and an extra tip o the hat to Karl M.

Blowin kisses to my friends at Nuke’s, The Virtuous Republic, Rosemary’s Thoughts, Political Byline, third world county, The World According to Carl, The Pink Flamingo, Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker, , Democrat=Socialist, Conservative Cat, and Right Voices, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.


25 Responses to “Kissing!”

  1. DD2 says:

    Thanks for the lessons, now I have to go out and practice.

  2. Nora says:

    What a happy post, Angel! It’s one of those who raise anyone’s mood, even if you’re happy already ;)


  3. Tom Jones says:

    I think the sign just means “no kissing betw. men in hats and women in curlers”, everybody else is OK.

  4. ben says:

    Sister state Iowa, has a law that prohibits kissing in a public park. Boycott Iowa!

    Amazing facts dept.

  5. Perri Nelson says:

    Now I’m inspired to exercise all of my facial muscles. I hope to convince my wife to be my exercise partner in this. :-)

  6. Joe Gringo says:

    I’m gonna tell the Mrs. I’m going to become a philematologist.

    You sure get variety here sister! ;-)

  7. ekawaaz says:

    Kiss is something I believe is a expression of love and deep caring feelings. Every one should always practice i, its good for face muscles too…good Post:)

  8. MK says:

    It used to be ‘Only in America’, now it’s ‘only in England’. Read yesterday their libraries are now putting korans and bibles on the same height, so as to not offend anyone. PC gone mad, that’s much of Britain.

  9. cube says:

    I’m going to go against the crowd here, but here goes. I have to agree with the kiss ban. If you want to kiss, kiss at home, not at the train station where you will hold up traffic.

  10. joe says:

    Angel, how about you and me swap some seriously juicy melted chocolate?
    HA, I just couldn’t resist that one. Nice post, non-political for a change.

  11. Papa Frank says:

    I believe you’ve got a captive audience on this one, Angel.

  12. Brooke says:

    You made me want to go all kissy on the hubby! :)

    I wonder if the no kissing thing in the UK is to prevent Muslims from being offended yet agian… Hmm…

  13. Randy says:

    Years ago, I took the kids on a vacation to Wasghinton. We rode the metro in each day. One day, they saw the sign that said “Kiss and Ride” and asked what it meant. When I explained, they wanted to sit and watch. (The oldest was 16, youngest 10 at the time).

  14. KarL M says:

    Please note…The “Kiss the Muslims” goodbye , is still permitted and encouraged by all.
    Thanks much Angel for bringing a smile to all our faces…using quite a few muscles…heh!!!!

  15. kevin says:

    It seems the UK is giving common sense the “kiss off”.

  16. nancz says:

    this makes me want to go make out with nancpop!

  17. Jackie says:

    Angel….this is the CUTEST post! Love it!! ummmm…..Think I’ll go kiss the hubby!

    Love ya, Girl!!

  18. Pasadena Closet Conservative says:

    Kissing is an art form.

  19. Debbie says:

    Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. AMEN!

    Glad you included a picture of puppy kisses, they are powerful.

  20. Dapoppins says:

    eating chocolate and then kissing your sweet heart…that is the way to do it.

    Great Britain must be a ridiculous place these days…

  21. elvis the original terminator says:

    I’ll give you a smooch anywhere sweetheart!
    I dare anyone to stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ELVIS ;)

  22. Seane-Anna says:

    You should’ve posted this on Valentine’s Day, girlie! How sweet!

  23. z says:

    Naa.. ..Muslims are against public displays of affection; what do you want to bet it’s THAT??

  24. Carl says:

    Didn’t you hear? Kissng causes COOTIES! I though everyone was taught that in third grade. LOL!

  25. Stanford Matthews says:

    What the world needs now…… nevermind xoxo