The British have brought America a lot of great stuff—the English language, the industrial revolution, and Robert Pattinson. Today marks another great English contribution; it's International Kissing Day!
The focus of the day is to emphasize that kissing is awesome in itself. It doesn't have to be a formality when you greet someone or just a segway into more intimate activities. We couldn't agree more—we love kissing! Here are some reasons why:
It helps with mental health. Kids that receive pecks on the cheek and other forms of affection are less likely to develop issues such as anxiety and distress.
You can't get pregnant. Despite what the naive girl next to you in health class might believe, there's no way smooching equals baby.
You get to sample your partner's lip gloss for free. Admit guys, you know you like the strawberry flavor.
You can't transmit HIV. As long as one of you isn't bleeding in your mouth (watch out for partners with braces), open-mouthed kissing won't transmit HIV.
It's really, really fun. That's right, the bottom line is it's fun for both people involved.