27 Interesting Kissing Facts To Remember Pucker Up Next

International Kissing Day, and whether you kiss the ones you love or kiss token for good luck, here are 11 facts you might not know about that peck from your lips.

Here are some fun kissing facts for when you want to pucker up next.

 

IT’S GOOD FOR YOU

Aside from releasing tones of good hormones and natural chemicals, it can reduce some skin problems, burn a few calories, and reduce stress.

IT SPREADS GERMS

One kiss can have up to 80 million new bacteria. Ew.

KISSING BIOMES

When you kiss another person, yes you can share nasties, but you can also exchange microbs. Over time, you can change your microbiome in your mouth

OVER A LIFETIME

On average, people spend about 336 hours kissing, this is two weeks of your life!

LONGEST MOVIE KISS

Kids in America is a comedy movie with the longest movie kiss (six minutes).

OLD KISSING LAWS

Some outdated and forgotten laws skill include men with mustaches beign banned from kissing or men kissing their wives on a Sunday.

DIRTIEST STONE

Around 400,000 people kiss the Irish Blarney Stone in County Cork every year. It’s the dirtiest rock in the world!

UNIQUE LIPS

Lips are like snowflakes – no two are the same. Maybe we should print them for security as well.

X NAME

The act of writing an X instead of your name came from “kissing” with serious or sincere intent.

LONGEST MOVIE KISS

Kids in America is a comedy movie with the longest movie kiss (six minutes).

FRENCH KISSES

French kiss comes from the old idea that the French (and therefore their mouths) were more passionate.

SCI-FI FTW!

Star Trek broke a lot of social boundaries – including the first interractial kiss between Captain Kirk and Lt. Uhura.

PRIMAL FEEDING

Some scientists think that kissing evolved from primates chewing their food and feeing it to their young. Eventually it was part of soothing and affection.

ETIMOLOGY

The word kiss is from “Cyssan” (Old English) which is from “kussijanan or kuss” (in proto-Germanic).

STUDYING IT

The science of kissing is called philematology.

INSLUTING KISSES

The insulting slang “kiss my ass” dates back at least to 1705.

SENSITIVITY

Your lips are even more sensitive than your finger tips or genitals. They might not be able to make (most people) orgasm (sort of, some women can), but that’s still some intense pleasure!

HEAD TILT

Around 2/3s of people tilt their head to the right when they kiss.

DIFFERENT MUSCLES

French kissing involves 34 facial muscles. A pucker kiss involves only two.

KAMA SUTRA

This book of passion lists over 30 different kinds of kissing.

LEPERS NEED LOVE TOO

Kissing someone with leprosy became a sign of humility in the medieval ages, especially amoung the rich and religious nobles.

WEDDING PECKS

A kiss at the end of your wedding ceremony comes from Roman tradtions.

The first on-screen kiss was shot in 1896 by the Edison Company. Titled The May Irwin-John C. Rice Kiss, the film was 30 seconds long and consisted entirely of a man and a woman kissing close up.[4]

AMERICAN FILM RESTRICTIONS

Between 1930 and 1968, people kissing in American films could no longer be horizontal; at least one had to be sitting or standing, not lying down. In addition, all on-screen married couples slept in twin beds, and if kissing on one of the beds occurred, at least one of the spouses had to have a foot on the floor.

EYELASH KISSES

In 1929, it was observed that the people of the Trobriand Island would finish a kiss with biting off the eyelashes. So, short eyelashes were a status symbol.

KING HENGRY VI

On July 16, 1439, King Henry VI banned kissing in England to prevent the spread of the plague.

TESTOSERONE

When kissing a guy can pass on this male sex hormone.

LONGEST KISS

The world's longest kiss lasted for 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. Thai couple Ekkachai Tiranarat and Laksana Tiranarat set the world record.

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Anymore kissing facts you want to add? Share in the comments!

Have a sexy day,

Robyn

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