What Is Cheating: Should Kissing Be Classified As Infidelity?

Comedian Mindy Kaling has a modest proposal: couples should be allowed to kiss other people after they're married.

In a recent New Yorker piece, our favorite funny girl and the star of "The Mindy Project" wonders why the joy of kissing someone new has to end after you say "I do."

The fact of the matter is, marriage is a serious business and kissing is not. Kissing in and of itself can’t create offspring or cause life-threatening disease. Just because I want to kiss someone doesn’t mean I want to love that person, share a bed with him, remind him to take his Lipitor, tell him not to use so much salt, or share one AOL e-mail account.

I’m not saying that kissing is a hundred per cent peril-free. I’m just saying it should be treated like any other enjoyable (but legal) vice, such as alcohol or gambling. In other words, it just needs to be regulated.

Kaling's joke-y solution? The Kiss Monitor™, a device which, when worn, would allow the wearer to kiss a non-spouse for 90 seconds, before getting zapped with an electroconvulsive shock. Genius.

We're sure Kaling's being a bit tongue in cheek here, but we were still curious to know if others would be as cool with an extramarital kiss as the comedian. Click through the slideshow below to see if our readers think a kiss should be classified as cheating, then tell us what you think in the comments!

Does A Kiss Count As Cheating?

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