Sure, we could show affection through some other gesture, right? So why do we choose to kiss one another? Why is that a ‘normal’ thing for us to do?
Kissing is something we learn from a young age as “something two people who love each other do.” Kissing is literally seen as a key of sorts for love. It can honestly make or break a potential relationship.
Research has found that men are more likely to initiate kissing before sex and woman after. There is a sense of attachment around kissing especially regarding women, but of course, having something to do with both men and women. Kissing releases a number of neurotransmitters and neuropeptides in the brain that are thought to be responsible for increasing feelings of attachment in general.
Our lips and tongues occupy a large amount of somatosensory brain tissue. Kissing causes a lot of stimulation because of this. It’s almost like brain-to-brain contact depending on how you look at it in this way. You might consider kissing to be just as if not more important than sex when it comes to being truly close to someone in that sense.
Kissing can also be quite persuasive. Both men and women use kissing as a means of deciding whether someone is a good potential partner or not. Whether we want to admit it or not, good kissers have better chances, don’t they?
Sharing a kiss because of how sensitive our lips are leads to a deep sense of connectedness. Kissing makes us feel noticed and loved. It is something most people see as an important part of a relationship, and can lead to passionate feelings.