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noun Osculation
verb To touch or caress with the lips as an expression of affection, greeting, respect, or amorousness
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Philematology, defined as the art or science of kissing, shows that a good kiss stimulates the brain to produce dopamine and oxytocin, which in turn stimulate the release of the body's natural 'happy hormones,' called endorphins.
Finally kissing, whose scientific name is philematology, is actually good for the physique as in a oneminute kiss can burn 26 calories.