YES WE FUCKING DO
Be careful about mathematical kissing! It can be dangerous, as illustrated in this poem by Tim Key.
Poem #1167 “Committment”
Clark kissed his wife on their first wedding anniversary.
On their second anniversary he kissed her twice.
On their third anniversary he kissed her four times.
And on their fourth he kissed her eight times.
On their fifth, sixth and seventh anniversaries he kissed her sixteen, thirty-two and sixty-four times, respectively.
By their tenth anniversary he was kissing her 512 times and they both developed rashes and were late for their dinner reservation.
On their silver wedding anniversary, they perished -
Exhausted and thirsty.
Only 800,005 kisses into the contracted 16,777,216.
Blinded by romance.
Killed by mathematics.
Underneath that poem in my copy of The Incomplete Tim Key I have written, “I have heard Tim read this poem so many times. Its charm, like the kisses, increases exponentially with each reading. It could only be bettered by each reading being accompanied by a kiss.”