Re: origin of the kiss

Bryant (
30 Oct 1996 10:22:18 -0700

In article <>, Mathew Swerdloff <> wrote:
>im working on a book in which two characters discuss the origin of the
>>anyone have an idea as to the nature, purpose etc of the first human

Some smell researchers believe that, as with Inuits, kissing was a way to
smell one's partner (body odor conveys health and genetic compatability
information). See the review of the science of smell in the March
issue (1996) of Psychology Today magazine.