February is the month when we are bombarded with a plethora of ‘hearts & flowers’ themed displays at every turn. So why is it that lips play such an important role in this most-romantic of months? Arguably, the mouth is the most sensual feature on our face, generally associating it with kissing (and with eating/speaking, of course!) Interestingly, this tradition didn’t arrive on European shores until the conquests in the 1500s. According to Dr. Bryant, professor of anthropology at Texas A&M University, kissing was mainly restricted to Southeast Asia until then.