When I announced to my twelve year old daughter that it was International Kissing Day Monday she immediately bounded over and kissed my cheek. It was a sweet unexpected gesture and it had me thinking about how important kisses are to us.
There are many benefits physical and emotional benefits to kissing. Kissing boosts oxytocin, lowers stress, burns calories, improves our immune system, helps us live longer, look younger, create desire, and strengthen relationships…check them out at http://www.everydayhealth.com/sexual-health-pictures/dr-laura-berman-reasons-kissing-is-good-for-you.aspx#11.
I’m a pretty big movie buff so when I typed in International Kissing Day in my Google search engine and the top twenty epic movie kisses was the second hit, I had to investigate. The top five were:
1. From Here to Eternity (1953-the beach scene)
2. When Harry Met Sally
3. Bridget Jones Diary
4. Spider-Man (2002)
5. Gone with the Wind (1939)
I’ve seen four of the top five. I think my favorite is Peter Parker’s AKA Spider-Man’s upside down kiss in the rain with Mary Jane. Others who made the list include The Notebook, Princess Bride, Sixteen Candles, and Slumdog Millionaire (all epic in my book). You can see the entire list at http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,20935826_30357067,00.html. What is your favorite movie or book kissing scene?
Plant a smooch on someone you love today!