The History of Kissing

Kissing has been around basically forever but what are the origins of kissing? Who was the world’s first kiss? Well to answer that you have to look at two theories that anthologists have come across during years of research. The two theories date back to around 326 BC or even further; the first theory is more datable because it is that Alexander the Great discovered kissing in India and brought that back to Greece in 326 BC. The other theory is that it dates back to the earliest humans because it was a way mothers used to feed their babies food. By mimicking a bird the mother was able to give their child food they could swallow and eat to gain nourishment otherwise not attainable for the young infant. That theory then assumes that the act of kissing for nourishment to babies evolved over time because it was always a symbol of care, and love so it didn’t have to be just for a matter of nourishment but an expression of love to one another that cared.
When erotic kissing came about as the shift moved from care, and grooming to a matter of affection anthologists believe that it became something many used instead of intercourse. The reason that this is believed is because of the fact that from the writings and paintings of erotic kissing it was very risqué compared to anything else of the time period. That and the absence of modern birth control kissing may have been a way to still show that affection without having to worry about the problem of more children even though it was common to have lots of children at the time. But others believe that it went along with intercourse much like it does now in the modern age as it does over time enhance feelings of arousal and possible was the first time that you see foreplay written down, or depicted in paintings. Regardless of the exact origins because, it won’t be completely provable since there is a time period that is absence of left knowledge as there are no paintings, or writings as information was based only during word of mouth at the time. The act of kissing became well known in Greece in 326 BC and beyond which is something that all anthologists can agree upon. The reason that some believe it was in India that it first started in an erotic fashion is due to a few pieces that predate this of Greece and the shift after Alexander the Greats’ journey to and from India. That time period for Greece was one of great learning where art, knowledge, and agriculture was very important as was the culture which became very promiscuous compared to what is socially acceptable today.
During that time period and after for a long time until the great empire started to decline it was acceptable for both men and women to have several lovers even at the same time as men went off to war and women would find company in each others’ arms during that time as did the men. But after their return in many ways though the couple would be together they would still continue a relationship with their lover as well which was seen as okay during that time period. That of course only made kissing that much more important as it was a sign of love, and affection, or even lust towards one another during the time regardless of the amount of lovers that one had. In a way it probably made those in that types of situation feel more secure about it.