Until contact with the West, for example, kissing wasn’t practiced among Somalis, the Lepcha people of Sikkim or Bolivia’s indigenous Sirionó.
So, while most cultures engage in the embrace in some form or another, many have differing views on its practice. This has led some to suspect that kissing is simply cultural.
While others believe it serves a biological function to aid in s*xual selection. It’s more likely the answer lies somewhere in between. While we all share the biological imperative to kiss, its style and expression are shaped by our culture and experience.
An agricultural society in Mozambique has a no kissing rule. The practice is regarded as revolting since it involves the swapping of saliva. That being said, the culture has no qualms about public and ritualistic s*x.
Mozambique is on the southeastern coast of Africa, bordering Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia to the north; Zimbabwe to the west; South Africa and Swaziland to the south; and the Mozambique Channel to the east. The capital, Maputo, is in the south, near the coast.
Polygamy is traditionally practiced and until recently was quite common. In 1981, Frelimo instituted a law designed in conjunction with OMM that established monogamous marriage, and by which both spouses share ownership of property and decisions about where to live.
The law also entitled women to a means of maintenance and specified the responsibilities of fathers in financially supporting their children. Marriage celebrations involve feasting, music, and dancing.
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