Philosophy of Kissing

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Godelian kiss
a kiss that takes an extraordinarilly long time, yet leaves you unable to decide whether you’ve been kissed or not.

Cartesian kiss
a particularly well-planned and coordinated movement: “I think, therefore, I aim.” In general, a kiss does not count as Cartesian unless it is applied with enough force to remove all doubt that one has been kissed. (cf. Polar kiss, a more well-rounded movement involving greater nose-to-nose contact, but colder overall.)

Epimenidian kiss
a kiss given by someone who does not kiss.