Study: Fewer than half the world’s cultures engage in romantic kissing

If the sound or sight of people swapping spit makes your stomach churn, don’t worry–it would seem that half the world’s cultures agree.

A study published in American Anthropologist shows that of the 168 cultures studied, only 46% partook in “lip-to-lip contact that may or may not be prolonged,” more commonly referred to as romantic kissing.

The researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Indiana University looked through standard collections of data on world cultures...

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