Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez Make Out to the Tender Strains of EDM

What we have here are noted thespians Zac Efron, 26, and Michelle Rodriguez, 36, in a passionate liplock as a frantic bassline thumps through a club in Ibiza. » 8/01/14 11:40am 8/01/14 11:40am

This Is The Most Interesting Thing J.Lo Has Done in Years

And it consists of almost making out with Ricky Martin in a new music video for the song "Adrenalina" which is a solo effort from Puerto Rican artist Wisin of the group Wisin Y Yandel. That's great and all, but all I can see is tongue tongue tongue Ricky Martin's tongue. » 3/04/14 10:20am 3/04/14 10:20am

A Kiss Filmed From Inside A Mouth Is Totally Effing Gross Looking

Sorry in advance for the nightmare fodder, but Valentine's Day is approaching or some such thing and so, you know, kissing and love. » 2/06/14 7:45pm 2/06/14 7:45pm

Stanford's 'Kissing Orgy' Tradition Is A Fun, Sexy Way to Get Mono

Every year, freshman at Stanford University, their high school nerdstink still clinging to their strategically selected college reinvention outfits, gather on a quad to be ushered into the prestigious school's community by polite, consent-seeking upperclassmen. You'd think the tradition — known colloquially as the… » 11/01/13 5:00pm 11/01/13 5:00pm

Rude PDA on the Subway, Ranked from RUDE to VERY RUDE

Trains are often thought of as romantic places; in trains, beautiful humans have intrigues and kiss each other and cry and eat croissants or whatever. Subways, though, are different story. Subway travel is train travel's depraved little brother who owns The Wicker Man (Nic Cage version) on Blu-ray and pees in a… » 9/20/13 2:40pm 9/20/13 2:40pm

The French Finally Invent a Word for 'French Kiss'

"What do the French call French kissing?" is a question you might ask if you think you're extremely clever. The answer, until today, was literally nothing. There was no French word for it. Just like in 1984, the French were denied knowledge of the concept via their inability to name it. Until today, amorous… » 5/30/13 11:35am 5/30/13 11:35am

Love Boats: The Delightfully Sinful History of Canoes

Before the youth of America fooled around at drive-ins and necked on Lover's Lane, they coupled in canoes. Boatloads of them. In the early 1900s, canoes offered randy young guys and gals a means of escape to a semi-private setting, away from the prying eyes of their pious Victorian chaperones. » 7/06/12 3:20pm 7/06/12 3:20pm

Teenage Boy Sent to Jail After Kissing Two Sisters

A 15-year-old Emirati boy has been sent to a juvenile detention center for up to three years after being discovered sucking face with two sisters. A typical hour in the life of a Jersey Shore cast member leads to jail time in the United Arab Emirates. Never have I ever been prouder to be American. » 1/30/12 6:20pm 1/30/12 6:20pm

If You Haven't Been Making Out In Church, You've Been Missing Out


One minister has come up with a novel way to both keep church from being boring and keep the spice alive in the marriages of his parishioners: have them make out in front of the rest of the congregation. Yes, these Sunday morning sexytimes are part of Pastor Maurice Johnson's sermon at Winners Church in Queens, or,… » 11/20/11 4:35pm 11/20/11 4:35pm

Kissing: What's the Point?


Have you ever thought—really thought—about kissing? We take our mouths, which are generally used for eating and talking, and put them up against the mouths of others, and then move our lips and tongues around for awhile while keeping our eyes closed. Sometimes, when we're teenagers, we do it for hours and hours. And… » 9/25/11 12:44pm 9/25/11 12:44pm

Couple Tries To Join The Mile High Club, Causes National Security Scare

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 was an unwise day for an in-flight romantic adventure, as a couple learned yesterday. After their frequent trips to the bathroom raised suspicions on a Frontier Airlines flight, the FBI was called to investigate suspicious behavior and two fighter jets took to the skies to monitor the… » 9/12/11 10:50am 9/12/11 10:50am

The Science of Making Out

I love making out. Everyone loves making out. Unless it's with your sister—that's gross! And illegal! But there's a lot more going on behind the scenes of a smooch than just spit-swapping: brain chemicals flow! Bacteria goes nuts! » 5/18/11 1:20pm 5/18/11 1:20pm

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

XKCD unlocks the complex "Base" system with an in-depth map that lays out, once and for all, exactly how to score a makeout session. Like love and baseball, it's subject to interpretation. [BoingBoing] » 2/06/09 4:20pm 2/06/09 4:20pm

Stolen Kisses: India's Anti-Snog Culture Creates A Smooching Fetish

A judge recently threw out the case against a young, married couple who were picked up by Indian police for public kissing near a railway station. And apparently, such arrests aren't that uncommon. » 2/06/09 3:20pm 2/06/09 3:20pm

Making Out In Public: Do You Care That It's Gross?

A Memphis high school principal publicly outed a bunch of gay kids when she posted a list of couples teachers had told her were "known couples" in hopes of shaming them out of making out in the hallways. And yes, that is mindbogglingly outrageous — as opposed to merely "sad," which is how I characterized it before I… » 5/02/08 4:00pm 5/02/08 4:00pm

Do People Get Worse At Kissing In Old Age?

OMG new obvious study alert! Evolutionary Psychology just published a study of 1,000 subjects who declare water to be wet! Ha ha ha no kidding, course, though there's a wetness/saliva angle to this one; so here goes. Bad kissers do not get laid as much. About sixty percent of some group of people who are probably… » 12/04/07 4:20pm 12/04/07 4:20pm