Is Kissing The Universal Sign Of Love?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

In many cultures, kissing is a way to show your love for someone else. Is this true across all cultures?

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26 comments

GT6SuzukaTimeTrials July 23, 2015 - 7:54 PM

Kissing IS gross. If only more people would fucking realize it.

DMAN D July 23, 2015 - 9:02 PM

FIREBALL!!!

DMAN D July 23, 2015 - 9:05 PM

If people started to smear shit on there faces it would become normal in 100 years its just social economics

Jessica Tucker July 23, 2015 - 9:08 PM

I don't quite agree with what you said about going back into time and changing one little thing would have consequences that would ripple through the universe. It's my understanding that even, hypothetically, if someone went back in time and changed something then he would have already been living in the future that it had happened in. If it's the same time line then nothing changes.

Nick Nick July 23, 2015 - 10:15 PM

Ahh screw all that. Kissings just nice.

murfad July 23, 2015 - 10:24 PM

hey, i dont have the new youtube player. at work, i already have the new one with the transparent bottom bar.

jamaican gyallis July 24, 2015 - 12:30 AM

Please stop allowing crystal to narrate lol. Every time you do a close up I get lost in her eyes…her smart eyes… on her smart head…keep on talking science and facts to me babe. Love you

not BANGERTV July 24, 2015 - 4:09 AM

Crystal seems like quite the romantic.

Captain Deo July 24, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Still never had my first kiss ;(

Striker 50 July 24, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Blowjobs are

Sammi Miller July 24, 2015 - 4:35 PM

Heterosexist alert

Christian Méza July 24, 2015 - 5:12 PM

I'm no where closer to understanding the kiss :/

kujmous July 24, 2015 - 9:45 PM

But if our tongues extend past our lips, doesn't evolution dictate that there ought to be a reason for it?

it's A God Alonzo July 25, 2015 - 12:46 AM

But how do you kiss a girl

TheGreatSeraphim July 25, 2015 - 4:06 PM

I can answer this in 5 seconds. No. Case in point, mafia "Kiss of death"

jan koning July 26, 2015 - 9:36 PM

why cant we drink seawater

Jakisuaki July 28, 2015 - 3:06 AM

universal would imply our alien overlords kiss too. Oh god, I don't want this image in my head…

hoa Nguyễn Đặng Thị Thu July 28, 2015 - 3:46 PM

No it's not, since kissing is not common across universe(aliens don't do it, so it's not technically universal).

lolmymag July 29, 2015 - 11:00 AM

"the truly universal human capacity for romantic love"

aromantic people actually exist fyi

fjoa123 July 30, 2015 - 8:35 AM

if aliens are sexy i'd definetly show them love by making out.

Toki August 2, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Your action are. Kissing is affection.

Captain Black August 3, 2015 - 8:58 AM

Smooch meh.

Amones-Ray August 4, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Kissing evolved from kiss-feeding which was how parents used to feed their young children food that they couldn't chew themselves so it would make little sense for it to become a universal sign of romance or sexual attraction. Even the fact that it is a non-universal sign of that is surprising.

Randomlumberjack October 15, 2015 - 7:23 AM

To save you 3 mins of your life: no

Sivananda Sai Chilukuri November 7, 2015 - 8:31 AM

blabbered on for five minutes and gave NO details. no names of countries, nationalities, ethnicities, cultures, or even any basic indication as to whom you are referring to. nothing. you guys must be trying to see if your reputation can replace content. not there yet.

Fem March 1, 2019 - 4:37 PM

DUH I THOUGHT EVERYONE KNEW DRINKING OTHER PEOPLE SALIVA IS DISGUSTING