Pucker up is what you do when you want to take that friendship to the next step. Or it may be the last time you are going to see this person again so you leave with a goodbye kiss. It is all about intimacy, really meaning something to you. There are many different ways to be with someone but kissing is a way to intimacy and closeness, According to scientists saying that a couple has chemistry isn’t a cliché. Most folks remember their first kiss better than they remember their first sexual encounter and about 2/3 of people tilt their head to the right when they kiss according to a national study.
At the moment of a kiss there is a very complicated exchange of information involving cues, logistics and odors and even the exchange of saliva according to Evolutionary Psychologists. The cues can also determine for you if she or he would make a good genetic match according to Gordon Gallop Jr. an Evolutionary Psychologist at the State University in Albany. A kiss can become a test for finding a mate. He surveyed thousands of college students and he has found that a kiss on the first date can be the kiss of death for a relationship. They thought they were perfect for each other until that first awkward sloppy kiss that said, ”Stop! No More! Ugh”
What interests analysts about kissing the most is its universality. 90% of people around the world kiss as part of their culture. The first examples of people kissing comes from ancient India in their primitive sculpture. That is about 3,500 years ago. There is a book out called The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum. She suggests that even when animals push their lips or faces together, it can involve an emotional connection. Men and women do kiss differently. Men seem to want open mouth kissing sooner than women. Open mouth kissing with tongue contact is 3 times more likely to end up with sex. Saliva has trace amounts of testosterone. Kissing may raise the level of testosterone and bring on the sex.
OK I know I am making kissing sound disgusting and I should probably stop reading books altogether from now on but another interesting fact is that saliva can contain as much as 80 Million bacteria that you are swapping with a good tongue kiss with a mate. So, in essence you can be catching someone’s cooties. The good part of this germ exchange is that it can be a boost to your immune system. So, the kiss is one of history’s most enduring activity and still can contain mysteries. As the scientists are studding we still have a lot to prove as to why a kiss is still just NOT just a kiss. Mwah Baby!
Fact: Passionate kissing burns 2 calories a minute. A Hershey’s kiss is 22.2 calories. So find a mate to kiss and lose weight.