FACT: Lips haven’t always been used for kissing.
“Kissing was very restricted up until very recently to areas of Asia–Southeast Asia mainly–and Europe until the conquests in the 1500s,” Dr. Vaughn Bryant, professor of anthropology at Texas A&M University, said in a written statement. “No one in the New World kissed, no one in Oceania kissed, the Eskimos didn’t kiss, people in sub-Saharan Africa didn’t kiss.” According to Bryant, kissing started in India and spread slowly after soldiers under the command of Alexander the Great brought the custom home with them.
Well, thankfully, all that’s changed! Pucker up!