For such a seemingly simple act, kissing is a pretty big deal. We’ve all obsessed over it in some way, whether it’s worrying about doing it right or who our first kiss is going to be with. Kissing is literally everywhere – it’s in all forms of entertainment, you probably watch your family or friends kiss constantly and you probably even greet people with a quick kiss.
Basically, kissing is definitely something worth knowing more about. There are tons of facts about puckering up and smooching that you probably never knew and, I’ve gotta be honest, they’re pretty cool. Read on for 10 crazy, interesting facts about kissing that you probably never knew. Enjoy!
Kissing Helps Us Select A PartnerAccording to a new study, kissing has evolved as a way to feel out the qualities in a potential boyfriend or girlfriend. The kiss "acts as a trial run" and gives us "biological clues" about a potential significant other. Basically, that means that if they're a good kisser, we think they're good at sex too. Makes sense! Source: ShutterStock
Guys French Kiss To Turn Us On MoreAccording to one study, open-mouth kissing transfers testosterone to a partner, which boosts our libido. So, a guy might not be French kissing you just because he's turned on... he wants you to be more turned on also! Source: ShutterStock
It Can Burn Calories... Sort OfI've read that kissing for one minute burns 26 calories which means... um, absolutely nothing. Unless you kiss for hours and hours, which I guess you could if you really wanted to. But really, don't think of kissing as a way to burn calories. That takes all the fun out of it! Source: ShutterStock
Women Are More Likely To Judge A Dude On A First KissOne survey revealed that a first kiss can make or break a relationship - the majority of people surveyed said that after a first kiss, the chemistry wore off. It also found that 66 percent of women said that a bad first kiss could mean the end of dating, while 59 percent of men said the same. Source: ShutterStock
Making Out Is Very RelaxingIn case you haven't realized, having a makeout sesh with someone you like can be very, very relaxing. One study proves that: after making a group of people make kissing a priority in their lives (with reminders to spend time smooching), researchers found that those people were less stressed and also happier in their relationship. Sometimes in long-term relationships, kissing is abandoned, but don't let that happen! Source: ShutterStock
Kissing Can Boost Your Immune SystemThe next time your parents yell at you after they catch you kissing someone, defend yourself by saying that making out is keeping you healthy. Seriously! One 2003 study found that kissing can improve resistance to allergic triggers. Source: ShutterStock
But It Also Transfers Lots Of Icky BacteriaEven though kissing might help keep you from getting sick, it can also be pretty gross. Obviously, swapping spit with someone else also means swapping bacteria. In fact, just one little kiss with tongue included can transfer up to almost 300 different kinds. Ick! Source: ShutterStock
We Spend A LOT Of Time SmoochingApparently, we spend about 20,160 minutes of our lives kissing. That translates to about 336 hours which is 14 days. That doesn't seem like a lot, but imagine nonstop kissing for 14 days straight. Seems like a lot more, huh? Source: ShutterStock
For Some Guys, Kissing Is Enough ForeplayAccording to a Cosmopolitan poll, 40 percent of men say that a long, passionate kiss is more than enough to get them in the mood for sex. But I'm assuming that probably means a very steamy makeout sesh (which I'm sure is fine by most of you!). Source: ShutterStock
We Turn Our Heads To The Right When We KissResearch has found that 80 percent of us turn our heads to the right to kiss someone. We instinctively know to do this - I guess so that our noses don't smash together or something like that. Source: ShutterStock
Which of these facts did you think was the most interesting? What did I forget? Tell me in the comments.