International Kissing Day

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2023 Date6 July 2023
2024 Date6 July 2024
International Kissing Day

International Kissing Day History

International Kissing Day seeks to appreciate the physical act of kissing. The act of kissing is known to release chemicals in your brain that promote pleasure and relaxation. These chemicals also reduce stress. They include oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin. This day aims to encourage everyone to re-discover the pleasures of kissing. It also aims to raise awareness about the different kinds of kissing, for example when meeting a friend.

International Kissing Day seems to have been started in the early 2000s in the United Kingdom. It is observed annually on June 6th.

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International Kissing Day Facts

  • According to healthline, kissing releases the chemical oxytocin in your brain which is linked to pair bonding. It stimulates feelings of affection and attachment when kissing. Oxytocin has also been shown to decrease anxiety and increase relaxation.
  • Human lips are 200 times more sensitive than fingertips according to womenshealthmag.
  • The scientific study of kissing is called “philematology” (philos in ancient Greek = earthly love).

International Kissing Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Kiss your partner! Kissing can increase the romantic bond between you and your partner, so plan a romantic evening and go for it.
  • Kiss your friends and family! Kissing typically carries the connotation of romance, however in some cultures kissing is a sign of friendship and kinship. A peck on the cheeks, or even the lips is used as a greeting and a sign of a greater bond.
  • Invite friends over and play the classic game spin the bottle. Those feeling bold may get that lucky chance they have been waiting for.

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