Stripped of its romantic undertones, it’s alleged that kissing – at its physiological core – allows us a primal assessment of a prospective mate, utilising taste to unconsciously assess our biological compatibility with another individual. (Should the taste prove unsavoury, reconsideration is advised.)
Executed well, a kiss rewards with titillating doses of serotonin, adrenaline and dopamine. These rapture-inducing chemicals should complement the kiss’s invigorating, unforgettable, and utterly delectable flavour for an all-embracing experience in sensory felicity.
Rainer Maria Rilke
You, you only, exist.
We pass away, till at last,
our passing is so immense
that you arise: beautiful moment,
in all your suddenness,
arising in love, or enchanted
in the contraction of work.
To you I belong, however time may
wear me away. From you to you
I go commanded. In between
the garland is hanging in chance; but if you
take it up and up and up: look:
all becomes festival!