Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Kissing And Chapped Lips Go Together

MUNCIE, Ind. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Dry chapped lips may really chap your hide but they provide a biological reason for kissing.

It’s not just lip service. Ball State University anthropology instructor Robin Hicks says the same thin skin layer that makes lips prone to chapping is also what makes kissing so pleasurable.

That, combined with the lips’ high number of nerve endings, places lips smack dab in the middle of the body’s many sexually receptive areas.

In her words, “We kiss because we’re sort of hard- wired to. It’s an erogenous zone.”

Hicks has studied how different cultures and animal species kiss and says it serves as a bonding activity. As she puts it, “We’re sort of created and wired to be with other people...to bond.”

Strangely enough, not every human society kisses. For instance, locking lips isn’t common in native American communities but quite prevalent among chimpanzees.

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