In unrelated news, the oral herpes business in Paris is booming.
From that point forward, visiting the tomb of Oscar Wilde was deemed incomplete without a smooch. Eventually, some fans would leave hearts and hand-written love letters directly on the tomb until the grave began to resemble a high school heartthrob's senior yearbook.
"Have a great summer!"
Among the problems that arise from tourists sexually assaulting a tombstone is the fact that the monument is porous, which means lipstick grease sinks right into the stone itself. Groundskeepers wash the monument, more dummy kissers show back up to slap their saliva right back on it again. Decades of kisses, cleaning routines, and still more kisses have taken their toll on the tomb, degrading it to the point that repairs were utterly impossible. Left with no other choice, authorities instituted a fine of 9,000 pounds (or $12,000) to be issued to anyone caught doing the deed and idiots are still making out with the rock.