Kissing is an art and is one of the most sensible parts of foreplay during sex. Kissing can help us burn calories, it can get us going, it can help to strengthen a relationship and a perfect kiss can turn us on!
But there are a few questions. Does everyone kiss the same way? Is it good for health? Where did it originate? Well, if you have these questions in mind then we are here to give you the answers.
Here are 10 interesting facts about kissing that you probably didn’t know! Well, you may be well versed with some of them but there are definitely a few that you don’t know! So, keep reading!
1. The word ‘Kiss’ finds its origin from ‘cyssan’, an Old English word that in turn originated from ‘kuss or kussijanan’. These are proto-Germanic words that were probably derived from the sound that actually comes out when two people kiss each other.
2. Philematology is the branch of science that studies kissing.
3. Pucker kiss requires only 2 facial muscles while a French kiss or a smooch puts 34 facial muscles to work.
4. Orbicularis Oris is the primary muscle that is used by humans to kiss. Referred to as Kissing Muscle, this muscle is responsible for puckering of lips.
5. In the entire human body, lips top the list in terms of sensitivity. Scientists say that human genitalia aren’t as much sensitive as lips and that fingertips are 100 times less sensitive than lips.
6. Male and female lips both have a close resemblance with vaginal lips.
7. A woman can reach disrupting orgasm simply by kissing but that requires her partner to be excellent at kissing.
8. Kissing can help us to burn calories. Yes! You can actually get slimmer by kissing. One passionate kiss can burn up to 6.4 calories. Kissing four minutes at stretch and you burn 25.6 calories which is nearly equivalent to 26 calories that can be found in a Hershey’s Kiss chocolate. You can burn 26 calories by walking 5 minutes at your normal pace. So, which one is better?
9. Suckling and kissing are nearly identical. According to some scholars, it may be possible to tell whether a person was bottle fed or breast fed simply by the way he or she kisses.
10. People kissing more frequently are reported to have good dental health because just when they anticipate that they will kiss, saliva flow in mouth increases. This helps to create a protective shield on teeth and prevent formation of plaque.
source;Online Etymological Dictionary