Curiosities about the kiss

The kiss can be given as a greeting, a sign of intimacy, affection and / or love or for the unique promotion of individual pleasure.The kiss is an act covered with meanings and also with intentions. In feudalism , for example, it was given to seal the loyalty pact between the feudal lord and his vassal. Judas Iscariot has betrayed Jesus by giving him a kiss, which apparently was a sign of dedication and respect for his master, but which nevertheless allowed him to be identified and arrested.

What is the average kisses given during life?

The kiss can also be given as a simple greeting, a sign of intimacy, affection and / or love, for the unique promotion of individual pleasure or even fun. Thus, it is not difficult to understand the estimate that a single person is capable of exchanging approximately 24 thousand kisses during his entire life. If all of them were given consecutively, more than fifteen days would be spent until the end of the activity.

Human body and the kiss

In this act, it is not only the mouth that works, especially in the case of more “hot” kisses and / or those that are very significant. The body presents significant changes, causing the senses to sharpen, the movement of several muscles and the increase in heart and respiratory rate.

  • Problems that kissing can help prevent

Surveys also point out that people who are more kissable tend to suffer less from stomach, gallbladder and circulatory system problems, in addition to insomnia and headache. This is because, among the various mechanisms that occur due to the act, there is a greater release of oxytocin , a very important hormone with regard to the sensation of pleasure. Another valid piece of information is that couples who kiss more often are happier , and the divorce rate is lower in this group.

  • Diseases caused by kissing

As for the kiss on the mouth itself, most people close their eyes during the act, although men do it less often. It promotes the exchange of approximately 250 microorganisms, but the good news is that most are not capable of causing disease. One of the exceptions is mononucleosis , also called kissing disease , caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) or, less frequently, by Cytomegalovirus.

In addition to all this, a minute of kissing on the mouth is capable of burning more than twenty-five calories!

What can hinder the good performance in the kiss?

Bad breath, open eyes, frantic movement of tongues, nervousness, changes in salivation, cigarettes, excess lipstick or perfume, orthodontic appliance, among others, are the main factors that can negatively interfere with kissing. As for this last factor, a little more care and practice will solve the problem.

Some young people use strategies to “learn to kiss”, such as training with fingers, orange or even with a glass of ice. However, the most effective way to achieve success in this endeavor is kissing !

Additional curiosities:

  • The Kama Sutra teaches more than 20 different ways of kissing;
  • The earliest record of a kiss refers to a sculpture from India, made 1500 years ago;
  • Filematology is the name of the science responsible for the study of kissing;
  • Filemaphobia is the name given to the kiss phobia;
  • April 13 is International Kiss Day.

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