FIRST KISS. FIRST KISSES. Sharing of mucous: INFORMATION EXCHANGED!
IS IT MUCUS, OR MUCOUS?
mu·cus ˈmyo͞okəs/ noun:
mucus 1. a slimy substance, typically not miscible with water, secreted by mucous membranes and glands for lubrication, protection, etc.
1.a gummy substance found in plants; mucilage.
SO MUCH STUDIED, documented, in all of the sciences on this seemingly simple action.
FIRST THE EYES EXCHANGE, THE FREQUENCIES SENSED, THE TEMPERATURES FELT, HEAT, COOLNESS, THE BREATH REGISTERED ONE TO THE OTHER, ODORS AND FRAGRANCES IMPRINTED. THEN, THE ACTUAL FLUID EXCHANGES, LITTLE OR A LOT. SO MUCH GOES ON…
THE GREEK WORDS PHLEGM AND MYSSENTHAI:
cf. Latin emungere “to sneeze out, blow one’s nose,” mucere “be moldy or musty,” Greekmyssesthai “to blow the nose,” myxa “mucus,” mykes “fungus,” Sanskrit muncati “he releases”. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=mucus