One of the most wonderful ways of expressing love, affection and happiness is by planting a kiss on the person. There are so many different ways to do it. You might know all the ways of kissing, but I bet you don’t know some amazing facts about kissing. Read on to learn more and keep the health factor in mind the next time you are indulging in the act…..
It’s really, really good for you
We all know it FEELS good to kiss, but did you know it’s good for your health too? Yep! Kissing improves skin, helps our blood circulation, prevents cavities and even relieves headaches!
Gets you a high
The endorphins (our body’s natural painkillers) released during a making out session are reported to be a whopping 200 times more powerful than a dose of morphine. That’s the reason you feel happy after you have been kissing someone for a while!
Kissing is pretty germy
This could be little shocking for you that a single kiss can pass on almost 300 different types of bacteria and a long kiss can leave you with more than a million bacteria. Be sure to use the mouthwash and brush your teeth before getting into the act.
Kissing is sometimes illegal
There are some antiquated laws that exist in the US of A. In Ceder Rapids, Iowa, for instance, kissing strangers is illegal. In Hartford, Connecticut, it’s against the law to kiss your husband on a Sunday! Talk about the need for some new laws, huh?
Average time spent
It’s a bit surprising that the average person spends about 15 days of their entire life kissing. That’s it? Talk about an extra long vacation!
Kissing burns calories
All the fitness freaks must know this: French kissing is reported to use 34 different muscles in your face. A short peck can burn a couple of calories, while a passionate one can burn 26 calories a minute! Now THAT’S a cause for celebration and eating a cupcake. 😉
Lips are sensitive
Lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of the fingers. Even genitals are not as sensitive as lips.
Even primates do it
Chimpanzees kiss with open mouths (no tongue) and bonobos, the smartest of the primates, kiss with their tongues.
Kissing in a moving vehicle in Eboli, Italy?
Get ready to pay a 415 Euro fine!
Did any of these facts surprise you?