10 Fascinating Facts About Kissing
Can a kiss a day keep the dentist away? Not quite, but it is shown to help prevent tooth decay. That’s because locking lips and swishing tongues increases saliva flow. According to a study inApplied and Environmental Microbiology, the minerals in saliva clean out food particles in the mouth and protect tooth enamel. We still recommend brushing and flossing daily, but adding a few extra kisses to your routine couldn’t hurt.
Men may seem to look sexier when they rock some scruff (cough, cough, Joe Manganiello), but according to William Cane, author of , 53% of women prefer kissing clean-shaven men. It’s not all bad news for men with beards, though. Cane also found that about 33% of women like kissing men with stubble every now and then.
The easiest way to up your spouse’s life expectancy? Give him a peck before he goes to work. Dr. Arthur Szabo gathered two years’ worth of research that was reported in a and concluded that men who kissed their wives before work live about five years longer, make 20 to 30% more money and are involved in fewer car crashes. It seems kissers go to work with a more positive attitude, making them physically and mentally healthier.
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Bumping noses when leaning in for a kiss can kill the mood. Chances are you’ll avoid the collision if you tilt your head to the right. Neuroscientist Onur Güntürkün people-watched for about two-and-a-half years. After observing more than 120 kisses, he determined that twice as many people turn their head to the right than to the left.
“You may now kiss the bride.” We’re pretty familiar with these exciting words, but why do we seal the deal with a kiss? It could be traced back to the ancient Romans, who would legally bind contracts with a public peck. According to , the same act could extend to the lawful binding of two people in marriage.
FromPretty WomantoSpider-Man, we’ve seen plenty of great smooches in our lifetime. But in 1896, Thomas Edison aired the . The famed inventor of the phonograph and electric light bulb filmed and showedThe Kiss, a 23-second film featuring Canadian actress May Irwin, in his New Jersey studio during a time when public kissing was taboo.
The sexier you think you are, the pickier you are with whom you kiss.
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