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Published:February 14th, 2009 11:22 EST

Everyone Should Have Someone To Kiss On Valentine's Day

By Robert Paul Reyes

Philematology is the science of kissing, and a panel of scientists examined the chemical processes that take place when two persons kiss.

The nerdy scientists didn`t undertake the research themselves, they recruited horndog university students to do the actual kissing.

Every now and then I see an ad asking for subjects for a dubious research study: Volunteers needed to study the effect of Britney Spears` music on sleeping individuals. Why don`t I ever see an ad asking for volunteers to be kissed by beautiful coeds?

"Just in time for Valentine`s Day, a panel of scientists examined the mystery of what happens when hearts throb and lips lock. Kissing, it turns out, unleashes chemicals that ease stress hormones in both sexes and encourage bonding in men, though not so much in women." The Associated Press

You don`t need a philematologist to tell you that kissing feels good and reduces stress, and you don`t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that kissing encourages bonding.

This Valentine`s Day I hope everyone has a sweetheart to kiss, even pinhead philematologists.