Welcome to the kissing library!


Since 2015, we've been gathering small groups of friends, family and strangers to share their meaningful kisses.  Connecting us to joy and sorrow, each kissing story offers a portal into a unique life. From missed kisses to ones we long to revisit, these kissing stories explore family, friendship, romance, identity, politics and good old-fashioned fantasy.

Listen and read the selection of stories below, and check back regularly for more. 


00:00 / 00:38

Kay recalls an unexpected first kiss.

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'New Year's Eve'

00:00 / 01:28

Christina shares her New Year's Eve philosophy.

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'World Cup'

00:00 / 01:03

Del shares the kiss of victory.

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'New Body'

00:00 / 01:40

Jensen anticipates a kiss in a new body.

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00:00 / 02:34

A passionate kiss in a famous Almodovar film enlightens Emilio. 

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'Police lady'

00:00 / 01:49

Nick recalls a kiss that was almost too good to be true.

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00:00 / 02:14

Kristina recounts a long-awaited first kiss. Read the full story

'Eyes Open'

00:00 / 00:42

Sam remembers a distinct feature of a

teenage kiss. Read the full story.


00:00 / 00:30

Longtime married couple Nick and Almuth share the beauty of mundanity. Read the full story.


00:00 / 00:53

Mario remembers a kiss with his grandmother in Haiti. Read the full story.


00:00 / 00:58

Hugh recalls the role nature played in his marriage. Read the full story.


00:00 / 00:59

Sophia finds comfort in a healing kiss. Read the full story.


00:00 / 00:50

Winstan longs for a kiss he never had.

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00:00 / 00:47

Ariadne shares a kinky kiss with a man in uniform.

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00:00 / 00:55

Bob recalls the quality of World War II kisses. Read the full story.