It Started Out with Just a Kiss
“It started out with just a kiss”, I’m sure you’ve heard
that many times through out your life in movies, songs, from
our friends stories or maybe it is something you have
experienced yourself. As we all know if it wasn’t for a kiss
Sleeping Beauty would have never woke up! It’s hard to believe
something so powerful is not the real reason we have lips. Lips
technically were not built for kissing. Lips may have been
evolved for eating first and then later applied to speech. Over
evolution the kiss was created.
Many scientists, professors, and students have done and
continue to do many studies on the evolution of kissing.
Figuring out why we kiss, the way we kiss, the chemicals that
are released in our brains when we kiss and how just one kiss
can determine a potential relationship.
It is theorized that kissing may have evolved from the act
in which primate mothers would chew up food for their young and
fed them mouth to mouth with their lips puckered.
Pheromones may have been the reason that sped up the
evolution of the intimate kiss. Many plants, insects and
animals use pheromones to communicate with other members of the
same species as most of them emit pheromones to signal alarms
such as a trail to food or to alert danger. Most animals like
rats and pigs that sense pheromones have a vomeronasal organ
which is something humans do not have. Because humans don’t
have that special organ it makes it controversial that humans
do not sense pheromones, (“Sex and the Secret Nerve,” by R.
Douglas Fields; Scientific American Mind, February/March 2007)
though there is a huge market for fragrances that are meant to
bring our pheromones out to attract potential mates must mean
that there must be something true about humans sensing
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