13 Mind-Blowing Facts About Kissing
You know that amazing feeling you get when you kiss someone you really like? Or maybe it can be your partner from long time ago, but still you have those amazing feelings? Kissing is more than just moving your lips and tongues in synchrony. Read some fascinating yet bizarre facts about kissing:
1• You burn between 10 to 15 calories in a romantic kiss; it depends on the duration and intimacy of the kiss, a kiss that lasts one minute can relieve your body of 26 calories
2• 20 to 160 hours is the average person spending kissing in their lives (2 weeks approx.)
3• Sensitivity of the lips is 200 times higher than that of the fingers; like fingerprints or snowflakes, no two lip impressions are alike.
4• It has been shown that men are more likely to initiate kissing before sex while women do it after sex.
5• Saliva contains salt, minerals and other substances that causes breath odor to exchange in an open mouth kiss. These changes regulate a woman’s receptivity to procreative activities, but the mouth is also full of bacteria. When two people kiss, they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria.
6• Approximately two-thirds of people tip their head to the right when they kiss
7• The most important muscle in kissing is the orbicularis oris, also known as the kissing muscle, which allows the lips to “pucker”
8• It is possible for a woman to reach an orgasm through kissing.
9• Kissing is good for teeth. The anticipation of a kiss increases the flow of saliva to the mouth, giving the teeth a plaque-dispersing bath
10• Scholars are unsure if kissing is a learned or instinctual behavior. In some cultures in Africa and Asia, kissing does not seem to be practiced
11• 65 percent of people keep their eyes closed while kissing. The rest take pleasure in watching the emotions run the gamut on the faces of their partners.
12• The bodies of those engaged in kissing produce a substance that is 200 times more powerful than morphine in terms of narcotic effect. That is why the kissing partners can experience feelings of euphoria and bliss in the process.
13• Men who kiss their partners before leaving for work average higher incomes than those who don’t.
[Last Updated on March 4th 2014]