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PREFACE
TOUCH-1
TOUCH-2
TOUCH-3 (begin)
TOUCH-3 (end)
TOUCH-4 (begin)
TOUCH-4 (end)
SMELL-1
SMELL-2
SMELL-3.1
SMELL-3.2
SMELL-3.3
SMELL-3.4
SMELL-3.5
SMELL-4 (begin)
SMELL-4 (end)
SMELL-5
HEARING-1
HEARING-2
HEARING-3
VISION-1.1
VISION-1.2
VISION-1.3
VISION-2.1
VISION-2.2
VISION-2.3
VISION-2.4
VISION-3
VISION-4
VISION-5
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B HISTORY-1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.2
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.3
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.2
INDEX OF AUTHORS

Mediterranean--where the vassal kissed his suzerain and where the kiss of 

love was known, as we learn from the Songs of Songs, to the Hebrews--and 

has now conquered nearly the whole of Europe. But over a much larger part 

of the world and even in one corner of Europe (Lapland, as well as among 

the Russian Yakuts) a different kind of salutation rules, the olfactory 

kiss. This varies in form in different regions and sometimes simulates a 

tactile kiss, but, as it exists in a typical form in China, where it has 

been carefully studied by d'Enjoy, it may be said to be made up of three 

phases: (1) the nose is applied to the cheek of the beloved person; (2) 

there is a long nasal inspiration accompanied by lowering of the eyelids; 

(3) there is a slight smacking of the lips without the application of the 

mouth to the embraced cheek. The whole process, d'Enjoy considers, is 

founded on sexual desire and the desire for food, smell being the sense 

employed in both fields. In the form described by d'Enjoy, we have the 

Mongolian variety of the olfactory kiss. The Chinese regard the European 

kiss as odious, suggesting voracious cannibals, and yellow mothers in the 

French colonies still frighten children by threatening to give them the 

white man's kiss. Their own kiss the Chinese regard as exclusively 

voluptuous; it is only befitting as between lovers, and not only do 

fathers refrain from kissing their children except when very young, but 

even the mothers only give their children a rare and furtive kiss. Among 

some of the hill-tribes of south-east India the olfactory kiss is found, 

the nose being applied to the cheek during salutation with a strong 

inhalation; instead of saying "Kiss me," they here say "Smell me." The 

Tamils, I am told by a medical correspondent in Ceylon, do not kiss during 

coitus, but rub noses and also lick each other's mouth and tongue. The 

olfactory kiss is known in Africa; thus, on the Gambia in inland Africa 

when a man salutes a woman he takes her hand and places it to his nose, 

twice smelling the back of it. Among the Jekris of the Niger coast mothers 

rub their babies with their cheeks or mouths, but they do not kiss them, 

nor do lovers kiss, though they squeeze, cuddle, and embrace.[213] Among 

the Swahilis a smell kiss exists, and very young boys are taught to raise 

their clothes before women visitors, who thereupon playfully smell the 

penis; the child who does this is said to "give tobacco."[214] Kissing of 

any kind appears to be unknown to the Indians throughout a large part of 

America: Im Thurn states that it is unknown to the Indians of Guiana, and 

at the other end of South America Hyades and Deniker state that it is 

unknown to the Fuegians. In Forth America the olfactory kiss is known to 

the Eskimo, and has been noted among some Indian tribes, as the Blackfeet. 

It is also known in Polynesia. At Samoa kissing was smelling.[215] In New 

Zealand, also, the _hongi_, or nose-pressing, was the kiss of welcome, of 


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