"Promiscuous Kissing is a Good Thing" Declares the "Harman Literary Society"

A Meeting of the Harman Literary Society

A fictitious meeting that the Harman Literary Society had was published in the 1905 Microcosm. The piece completely makes fun of the society, and some of the women involved with it. At their meeting, the women apparently held a debate on whether "Promiscuous Kissing is a Good Thing." One side argued that kissing is "conductive to good health...exercises the kissers" and gives personal experience. Those against it argued that "it causes too great diffusion of microbes...moustaches always tickle the nose" and that kissing "takes your mind from your lessons." The first arguments for kissing were unanimously favored amongst the society.

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1905 Microcosm