Tremendous thanks to all who have participated in the kissing survey so far. By the time I opened my laptop this morning, I had over 500 responses! Many of you offered suggestions, questions, and far more information than I requested–from sexual preferences to accounts of your own erotic encounters. Admittedly, I still have hundreds to read. I was also pleased to read several blog posts and online debates related to my investigation.
These preliminary findings will be incorporated into the selection process for images used in a cognitive neuroscience experiment taking place in July. Additional data is being collected to control for bias and the results will be included in my next book, The Science of Kissing. I’m extremely encouraged that so many readers are interested in the project and have great expectations for what I may learn in the lab. And you bet I’ll keep readers posted!
I really wish I could write back to everyone personally who has participated in the study, but the number of emails makes it impossible. Please accept my sincerest thanks for your input, stories, and perspectives.