THE ABOVE PROFILE PICTURE WILL BE SELECTED FROM ONE OF OUR GROUP MEMBERS RANDOMLY EVERY 8-14 DAY.
Not ALL people kiss! Some tribes and cultures don't even consider kissing; around 10% - it's just not something they do. Meanwhile 90% of humans actually do kiss.
A big question is whether kissing is learned or instinctual. Some say it is a learned behaviour, dating back to the days of our early human ancestors. Back then, mothers may have chewed food and passed it from their mouths into those of their toothless infants. Even after babies cut their teeth, mothers would continue to press their lips against their toddlers’ cheeks to comfort them. Out of that gesture grew a universal sign of love and affection.
Others believe kissing is indeed an instinctive behaviour, and cite animals’ kissing-like behaviours as proof. While an animal’s kiss may not be a kiss (rub noses with each other as a gesture of affection), they certainly exhibit kissing–like behaviours, many of which resemble the human smooch. If you’ve watched a mother cat, dog, goat or horse with their infants, it looks more as if they are licking them.
So with the above in mind, I thought this would make a really interesting group and we should dedicate it to the art of kissing. Because the kiss is a tactile and specialized form of intimate contact seen in most species.
Group rules and description
There are so many different ways of kissing e.g. Eskimo Kiss: With your faces less than a breath apart, gently rub your noses together, Cheek kiss: A friendly, "I really like you", Forehead Kiss: The "motherly" kiss or "just friends" kiss, and why should we forget our first kiss!’
Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, and good luck, among many others. In some situations a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion as in the case of a bride and groom kissing at the conclusion of a wedding ceremony or national leaders kissing each other in greeting, and in many other situations.
So what’s the definition of kissing?
To touch or press with the lips slightly pursed.
To join lips.
To touch gently or lightly.
So let’s start a group with this definition in mind
This will be a unique challenge, as most of us may have the odd image which could belong to this group. So it will be very important to get this gallery right, with your help and here is the guidance!
GROUP RULES: --- Ideally we would like to maintain the highest possible standard for the enjoyment of the visitors to our gallery. So Only photos of good quality will be accepted. For example photos with low resolution will not be accepted.
1. No block pictures of more than five at a time from your gallery. This is to reduce fatigue to the view enjoyment. The good news is that you will not be restricted to the amount of times you load your photos.
To self manage your uploads, and try to remember that a variety of images will help set us apart from other groups. This means having intermitted breaks between you and another group member. To reduce block pictures settings.
We don’t accept photos with inserted objects. No matter how cute!
Please do not enter photos that can be part of a commercial. Part of the uniqueness of the group means that we can only accept original images taken by you of a real setting, time and real subjects.
To use pictures that will promote the integrity of the theme of the group. This means using honest image, each image should reflect the theme of the group.
To make a moral decision about the image you want to upload it. This means knowing how our actions will affect others.
Not to use images which has sexual connotations? This means using image which would be considered as mild pornography.
You will be held accountable for any image used which is inappropriate and goes far beyond the theme and as such be reported.
Users who post inappropriate images will have then deleted immediately.
All images of people, animals, insects, plants, or natural environments can be used as long as they meet the ‘status quo’ if the group.