Scientists have been fascinated with kissing just as much as billions of people all over the world just enjoy doing it. What is it about kissing that makes it so compelling? And is it true that you can actually get addicted to it? There are facts about kissing that are truly remarkable and then there are those that will gross you out. Like, for instance, did you know that there are people that have a phobia of kissing? While, on the other hand, exchanging saliva is actually good for your health and it should be practiced as much as possible. Here are 10 amazing facts about kissing you’ve probably never heard of.
Kissing burns calories
Yes, you’ve heard that right. Here’s a great reason to skip gym and get it going with the guy you like. Although you don’t burn that much calories per minute (up to 2 calories, in fact) it is definitely one of the most pleasant ways to ‘lose weight’. 10 hours of kissing will make up for that one ditched gym session!
Where does your kissing style come from?
Studies show that our kissing styles are actually developed in the womb! Most fetuses tilt their head to the right, which later turns out to be the kissing position we use with our partners. All this kind of suggests that fetuses practice this behavior while still in the womb. This means that you’ve been practicing kissing techniques since before you were even born!
Kissing saves lives
If you want to live longer – you should kiss as much as possible! Kissing your spouse good night in the evening before going to bed or in the morning before leaving for work can actually prolong his or her life expectancy. Studies show that kissing can increase people’s life expectancy up to 5 years!
The longest kiss ever
This is probably one of the most pleasant world records in the history of world records. Back in 2013 a couple in Thailand made it to the headlines after kissing for over 2 days not-stop. In fact, they’ve kissed for 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds! Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat were awake all this time and had no breaks whatsoever.