It Says So Much.
Kissing says so much, without saying a word. Except maybe when you tell someone "kiss my butt"!
My kids kiss me all the time, we are a pretty affectionate bunch. It is funny to notice the transition of when they are "too old" to kiss you on the lips anymore. My son is the funniest, when I tell him to give me a kiss, he presents me with his cheek. I tease him "you kiss with your cheek? Most people use their lips :)"
Kissing a lover is almost as intimate to me as sex. You can say all kinds of things with a kiss. The "I'm mad at you" peck, the "I will love you forever" soft meeting of the lips, and the always blood rushing "I want you right now!" kiss that you feel to your toes.
When me and my husband were first dating, we would make out all the time, pretty much anywhere. We laughed at the fact that we were acting like teenagers, even though we were both 30. One day, we exited the video store with some movies (not sex movies, you have a dirty mind). Anyway, we stopped at the back of my car and started kissing. He lifted me up and sat me on the trunk, where we continued to make out for about 10 minutes. When we had decided we had had enough to make it home, we proceeded to go get into the car and noticed that IT WASN'T MY CAR! It looked like my car, was the same color, make and model, but there was someone else's stuff in it, and besides, my key didn't fit. Well, we were pretty embarrassed, and very glad the rightful owner had not shown up while we were making good use of the trunk of their car. We still laugh about it to this day.
I love hugs too, but that is another story...