In his Psychology Today article “What’s in a Kiss?,” psychology professor Noam Sphancer explores “the kiss as ambassador and spy in sexual politics.” In this second posting on kissing abridged from his original article, Shpancer notes an interesting set of research findings related to gender differences in attitudes and expectations about kissing.
What’s in a Kiss? – Part 1 (N. Shpancer)
Kissing is a cross-cultural and global experience. In this and the next posting, we will look at the function of kissing according to various psychologists, and then at gender differences in attitudes and expectations about kissing.
These postings are selected and abridged from psychology professor Noam Shpancer’s article (Psychology Today, 2.02.13) on “the kiss as ambassador and spy in sexual politics.” Please note that some (though not all) of his analysis relates more to the dynamics of heterosexual kissing.