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The Kiss in History

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumJan 28, 2011 5:52 PM

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I have a guest post up at Wonders and Marvels:

Classicists and anthropologists have traced kissing history over millennium. The earliest and best literary evidence we have dates to around 1500 B.C. from India’s Vedic Sanskrit texts. While there were no words for “kissing,” there are intriguing lines such as the “young lord of the house repeatedly licks the young woman.” Later, the Vatsyayana Kamasutra (better known as the “Kama Sutra”) composed sometime around the third century A.D. includes an entire chapter devoted to kissing a lover. Clearly, people in India were kissing thousands of years ago, but it’s doubtful they were the only ones doing so... Read on

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