Surprising Scientific Facts About Kissing

It really is in the kiss: Just one a day will keep the doctor away
20 Surprising Scientific Facts About Kissing

A good kiss – in all its forms – feels great. Most people think of kissing as an act of affection and passion between partners. They are right, but kissing, when you get to the basics is an act of rubbing faces against each other and exchanging saliva. And this has many health benefits.

The Guinness World Record for longest kiss was set in 2013 by Ekkachai Tiranarat and Laksana Tiranarat from Thailand. They kissed for 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. The good news is you don’t have to last this long at all – even a short kiss will do the trick.

Kisses serve many purposes aside from the most obvious one of how it makes you feel. It shows who you are, how you see yourself, who you want your partner to be; it can heal you, boost your immunity, keep your teeth healthy; and it can even help you burn (a few) extra calories.

A smooch is more than expressing a desire for closeness. It’s also an evolutionary mechanism for social bonding. Can a kiss a day really keep the doctor away? In many ways, yes, it does.

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