Whether it’s a just a peck or something more sensual, here’re some facts on kissing.
Kissing is a form of showing affection or in some cultures, a way to say hello. There are many variations of kisses ranging from passionate ones which involves more than just meeting lips with the other person and then there are quick ones shared between friends. We list of the benefits of kissing and after reading, grab your loved ones and pucker up!
The Benefits Of Kissing :
- Kissing helps reduce your blood pressure by dilating your blood vessels which ensure a good and constant blood supply to your vital organs.
- According to the University of Louisville (US), passionate kissing could rev up your metabolic rate and you’ll burn up to two calories per minute.
- In a study of French kissing between 21 couples, one half of the couple drank a probiotic yogurt drink then proceeded to kiss their other half. It was found that the probiotic bacteria transferred to the other person along with around 80 million other bacteria!
- Kissing makes you secrete more saliva in your mouth which washes away the plaque on your teeth that could cause cavities.
- A German study has found that men who got a lovely kiss from their wives before work made more money! This is because the husband leaves home happier and is thus more productive at work.
- A long kissing session could help dilate your blood vessels and ease menstrual cramps and headaches.
Bit Of Trivia
Kissing is not only limited to humans. Did you know that animals kiss as well? Insects will stroke each other, while turtles, moles and cats rub noses. Additionally, dogs will lick each other’s face and elephants put their trunks in another elephant’s mouth.
Chimpanzees kiss for different types of reasons which include social kissing, kissing to relieve tension, to express friendship, or even to make up after an argument.