Good for teeth

Kissing is good for teeth. The anticipation of a kiss increases the flow of saliva to the mouth, giving the teeth a plaque-dispersing bath.

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Types of Kiss

The Romans created three categories of kissing:
(1) Osculum, a kiss on the cheek.
(2) Basium, a kiss on the lips.
(3) Savolium, a deep kiss.

First mention of kiss in writing

The Four Vedic Sanskrit texts (1500 B.C.) contain the the first mention of a kiss in writing.

30 types of kisses

The Kama (desire) Sutra (type of verse) lists over 30 types of kisses, such as "fighting of the tongue".

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