Why Do We Kiss?

Did you know that average person spend 20,160 minutes of kissing in his life? The longest continuous kiss record is 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds.

Why Do We Kiss

Kissing is strange and a bit icky. You share saliva with someone, sometimes for a prolonged period of time. One kiss could pass on 80 million bacteria and not all of them are good.

Our mouths are primarily used for eating, drinking, breathing and communicating. But, why do we kiss?

Today, kissing represents peace, passion, respect and love. But, there are some cultures from which it is completely absent. This suggests that it is not innate or intuitive, as it so often seems to us.

Why did brains and bodies that love kissing become so common?

The study of kissing is known as “philematology”. It teaches us how kissing is good, because it burns about 2-3 calories per minute and releasing epinephrine into the blood making your heart pump faster. Also this science reveals that kissing reduces bad cholesterol and perceived stress.

Psychologists argues that ‘kissing’ may have come from Kiss-Feeding, which is the exchange of pre chewed food from one mouth to another. Mother birds are famous for doing this and many primates frequently do it as well.

There are a lot of people and choices around us, but not every person is the best mate for you. When the kiss tastes so good, you know that you stand a very good chance of genetically having found a good match for you. It’s also a lot of fun…

Sources:
iheartintelligence.com
psychologytoday.com
yourtango.com
bbc.com
Image:
hungryforchange.tv

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