Kiss off

Seven couples in Thailand puckered up and locked lips to smash the record for world’s longest kiss

14 pairs took part in the Valentine’s Day contest at a southern beach resort to attempt to beat the previous record of 32 hours, 7 minutes and 14 seconds set in Germany in 2009, The AP reports.

After 36 hours, 7 couples were still hard at it before three could no longer hack the breathtaking pace

Organiser Somporn Naksuetrong was gobsmacked at the contestants’ staying power. He said: ‘We didn't think we would find anybody that could break the record. [It's] amazing.

‘We want to show that love is meaningful and powerful. It's not easy to stand there and kiss for that long. They really have to help each other and support each other.’

Spurred on by the 100,000 Baht (£2,000) prize money and a diamond ring worth 50,000 Baht, the couples have to keep their lips together at all times, even during toilet breaks. Drinks other than saliva are allowed through straws, but the couples must keep kissing.

To enter the competition, couples have to either be married to each other or, bizarrely, have a letter from their parents to prove they are a couple.

It sounds like one of the most tedious – not to mention unromantic - ways of spending your V’s Day. And will these lip sore lovers ever want to get amorous again?

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