10 Facts About Kissing

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Puckering up. Smooching. Snogging. Lip-locking. Tongue-wrestling. Rounding first base. Sucking-face. Whatever you call it, kissing is one of our favorite parts about falling in love. Here are some facts about kissing.


1
A woman in China partially lost her hearing after her boyfriend reportedly ruptured her eardrum with a passionate kiss.

2
The insulting slang “kiss my ass” dates back at least to 1705.

3
On July 5-6, 2005 a couple in London locked lips for 31 hours, 30 minutes, and 30 seconds, making it the longest kiss ever recorded.

4
Passionate kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute.

5
It is possible for a woman to reach an orgasm through kissing.

6
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.

7
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.

8
Kissing at the conclusion of a wedding ceremony can be traced to ancient Roman tradition where a kiss was used to sign contract.

9
Although many men and women consider it childish, more than 95% of them occasionally like to rub noses while kissing.

10
The mouth is full of bacteria. When two people kiss, they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria.