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International Kissing Day

What kisses have become famous around the world?

V-J Day in Times Square, 1945 by Alfred Eisenstaedt

The picture of a sailor passionately kissing a nurse in Times Square to celebrate the end of World War II became an iconic image in US history.

The iconic image has since been re-enacted by couples thousands of times in Times Square.

Attempts to solve the mystery around the true identities of the couple also included Life Magazine issuing a plea for the couple involved in the photograph to come forward in 1980, receiving multiple claims.

After years of dispute, the couple in the 1945 image who won the nation’s heart was revealed to be George Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer Friedman.

Kissing will improve your personal health and that of your relationship!!

Kissing with tongues comes from an evolutionary urge to find a genetically compatible mate. “Kissing  – like touching and smelling – is an emotion-driven act that allows us to identify the most compatible and ‘evolutionary advantageous’ partner,” says Fulvio D’Acquisto, professor of immunology at Roehampton University.

“Kissing is an intimate gesture and helps deepen the love and connection between two people,” dating coach and relationship expert Madeleine Mason tells The Independent.

“This is because the hormones dopamine and oxytocin get released when we kiss, especially kissing in a sensual way –  think French kiss (some research suggests for at least 15 minutes at a time).

1. It boosts your immune system

2. It reduces anxiety

3. It lowers blood pressure

4. It’s a workout for the face muscles

5. It’s good for your dental hygiene

6. It helps you find the right partner

7. It strengthens your relationship

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