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Although kissing is practiced in 9/10ths of the world, the research on passionate kissing only considers the views of the very young and/or unmarried. Partnered or formerly partnered adults and those over age 25 are rarely asked their opinions. So, here’s your chance! Please pucker up and answer 9 questions about Passionate Kisses for a future Love Science column. (With thanks to an inquisitive Love Science reader for help in launching this idea and creating the survey.)

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* 1. Gender

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* 2. Age

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* 3. Are you in a long-term relationship?

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* 4. If you are now in a long-term relationship, how long has that been?

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* 5. If you have a long-term partner/spouse now, how happy are you with how he/she kisses you? Assume we mean passionate kisses here—not pecks on the cheek.

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* 6. If you have a long-term partner/spouse now, how happy are you overall in your relationship?

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* 7. If you’re in a long-term relationship now, or have ever been in a long-term relationship, how important is/was it that you enjoy passionate kissing with your spouse/partner?

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* 8. In general, whether or not you’re in a relationship now, how important do you think passionate kissing is in a long-term relationship?

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* 9. If you have other thoughts about passionate kissing, please share them here. Thank you!

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