As one saying goes, “kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can’t see anything wrong with each other.” It may be an apt statement for some, but definitely there is something about a kiss lowers our resistance for an assault of the senses.
But, did you know that a kiss can have so many benefits and drawbacks? So, here are 10 fun facts!
Fascinating Kissing Facts
1 Did you know that the “X” in “XOXO” was derived from the Middle Ages’ way of sealing love letters and cards with a kiss? Now you know.
2 In the lines of avoiding a cold, kissing someone with a cold is more sanitary than shaking their hands.
3 Kissing gives you a natural high due to the hormones produced by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.
4 Your teeth benefits from kissing by getting a plaque dispersing bath.
5 If men kiss their wife before going to work, it can increase their life expectancy up to 5 years.
6 The pickier you are with your kissing partner, the sexier you think you are.
7 With a kiss, two people share between 1 million and 1 billion bacteria.
8 More people remember their first kiss in more detail compared to losing their virginity. And the most odd of all kissing facts is that a passionate kiss can rupture your eardrum. Reports say that in China, a man kissed his girlfriend so passionately that the pressure in her mouth caused the breakdown of the ear and pulled out her eardrum.
9 Through time, kissing can drop the levels of cortisol in your body. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone.
10 A one-minute kissing scene burns up 26 calories… better than physical exercise huh?
Video: Juicy Kissing Facts
Wow this is a fun video that will teach you more than you ever knew about kissing.
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