Question: Is kissing allowed in India?

The Indian Penal Code prohibits public kissing in the country. Couples doing the act can be arrested and put to jail by the police. The code targets obscene acts in public. When you are guilty of violating the law, you can be subject to three months imprisonment.

Is kissing crime in India?

According to recent judgments, kissing is not an obscene act by itself. In higher levels of the judiciary in India kissing in public is not universally treated as an illegal act. But it is to keep in mind that if you will not state these cases, then every kiss will be treated as a sexual expression and will be obscene.

Is hugging and kissing allowed in India?

Public display of affection a.k.a PDA is regarded as unacceptable in India. Kissing and hugging in public is a taboo. However, same-sex physical contact is allowed. In 2007, when actor Richard Gere kissed Shilpa Shetty in an AIDS awareness event in New Delhi, a warrant for his arrest was issued by an Indian court.

Decency laws do not allow public displays of affection. Kissing is considered an offense to public decency.

Why do we lip kiss?

Your lips have more nerve endings than any other part of your body. When you press them against another set of lips or even warm skin, it just feels good. Along with the oxytocin and dopamine that make you feel affection and euphoria, kissing releases serotonin — another feel-good chemical.

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