Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tonsil hockey

The complexity of the phrase "first kiss" often goes unnoticed.

If you want to know the first time a boy kissed me, the answer is second grade. But does that really count?

There's also a slightly more complex first kiss: the one that comes in the context of a relationship, when your lips lock amid a backdrop of actual romantic feelings.

For all the hype surrounding first kisses, we often downplay the importance of kissing upon entering a serious relationship.

Case in point: British survey results suggesting nearly 1 in 5 married couples go without kissing for as long as one week at a time.

Surprised? Do you think the survey would yield similar results in the U.S.?