Sunday, 2 June 2013
True Facts About Kissing
• 20 to 160 hours is the average person spending kissing in their lives (2 weeks approx.)
• Sensitivity of the lips is 200 times higher than that of the fingers; like fingerprints or snowflakes, no two lip impressions are alike.
• It has been shown that men are more likely to initiate kissing before sex while women do it after sex.
• 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.
• Approximately two-thirds of people tip their head to the right when they kiss
• The most important muscle in kissing is the orbicularis oris, also known as the kissing muscle, which allows the lips to “pucker
• It is possible for a woman to reach an orgasm through kissing
• 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
• 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
• 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.
• 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.
• Men who kiss their partners before leaving for work average higher incomes than those who don’t.