Mind Blowing Facts About Kissing
You know that amazing feeling you get when you kiss someone you really like? Or maybe a partner from long ago who still gives you that tingly feeling? Kissing is more than just moving your lips and tongues in synchrony. Enjoy some fascinating yet unusual facts about kissing:
1. The longest recorded kiss in history is 58 hours 35 minutes and 58 seconds.
2. The average person will spend 20,160 minutes of his or her life kissing.
3. A passionate kiss burns 6.4 calories per minute, you burn between 10 to 15 calories with each romantic kiss, it depends on the duration and love-making of the kiss. Kissing more often is correlated with the reduction of bad cholesterol and stress.
4. Most people remember their first kiss more vividly than the first time they made love.
5. Where to kiss a man:
Men love to be kissed on the ears, “You can feel and hear the girl’s breath and it makes things more intense!” said Chris, 35 years old.
“Kisses here send shivers through my body. And let’s just say it reminds me of something.” said 25 year-old Kevin.
“It’s like there’s a string connecting my neck to my genitals. It’s very arousing.” said Erik, 33.
“In a way it’s innocent – people are always playfully poking each other’s bellies, and in another way, it’s not innocent at all.” said Matt, aged 31.
6. Where to kiss a woman
Kissing a woman’s lips is symbolic and sensual. Her lips are one of the most sensitive parts of her body.
Kissing a woman’s earlobe is a great way to turn her on, the earlobes are very sensitive!
Kissing the arms is unexpected and will definitely turn her on.
Her Outer Thighs
The outer thighs also have a lot of nerve endings. Kissing a woman there builds up sensual tension.
Her neck is one of the best places to kiss a woman. It’s an private area and if done right can get her aroused.
7. Sensitivity of the lips is 200 times higher than that of the fingers, like fingerprints or snowflakes no two lip impressions are alike.
8. Men who kiss their partners before leaving for work on average earn higher incomes than those who don’t.
9. 65% 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.
10. 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.
11.The most important muscle in kissing is the orbicularis oris, also known as the kissing muscle, which allows the lips to “pucker.”
12.Approximately 2/3 of the population tip their head to the right when they kiss.
13. Saliva contains salt, minerals, and other substances that cause breath odor to exchange in an open mouth kiss. These changes regulate a woman’s receptivity to procreative activities, but the human mouth is also full of bacteria, when two people kiss they exchange between 10 million – 1 billion bacteria!
14.Men are more likely to initiate kissing before making love while women initiate more afterwards.
15. Scholars are unsure if kissing is a learned or instinctual behavior– In some cultures in Africa and Asia kissing is not practiced.
Because a kiss brings two individuals together in an exchange of sensory information by way of taste, smell, touch, and possibly even silent chemical messengers called pheromones (odorless airborne signals), it has the potential to provide all kinds of insight into another person. So even when our conscious minds may not recognize it, the act can reveal clues about a partner’s level of commitment and possibly his or her genetic suitability for producing children.
Happy Smooching Everyone!!!
Edited 8/23/14 SCD