Kissing reduces cholesterol levels! 15 unknown and unusual facts about kissing

Sep 19, 2018, 20:30 IST
  • Kissing reduces cholesterol levels! 15 unknown and unusual facts about kissing

    The word kiss originates from the Old English term 'cyssan', which means 'to kiss' in turn from 'coss' ("a kiss"). Researchers believe that kissing evolved from the practice of premastication also known as kiss-feeding, a process used by mothers to feed their infants by passing chewed food to their babies' mouths

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    Several academics and scholars are of the opinion that, kissing spread slowly to other parts of the world after Alexander the Great and his army conquered parts of Punjab in northern India in 326 B.C

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    More than 95 percent of people occasionally like to rub noses while kissing. This type of kiss is often called an 'Eskimo kiss' in Western culture

     

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    The term 'French' kiss came into the English language after British soldiers saw how passionately the French kissed while visiting the country during World War I

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    As kisses weren't shown in Indian cinema for many years, the first open-mouthed smooch they saw was in a little-known English-language film in 1926

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    Kissers should beware as a single snog can contain up to 278 types of bacteria, some of which may carry diseases, while a passionate peck can raise hormone levels enough to shorten your life by a full minute

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    The first openly gay big-screen kiss came in the 1922 film Manslaughter, which featured two lesbian women kissing

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    The most kisses seen in a film was 191 - Don Juan, in 1926 - while the longest-ever kiss lasted a breathtaking (and strength-sapping) 31 hours and 30 minutes. The 1961 film Splendor in the Grass, with Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty, made history for containing Hollywood’s first French kiss

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    In India, a French kiss is termed an English kiss. The Kamasutra lists over 30 types of kisses, such as 'fighting of the tongue.'

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    People in Sudan don't kiss because they believe that the mouth is the window to the soul – and they could have their soul stolen in a mouth-to-mouth kiss

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    Kissing can also cause the adrenal glands to secrete epinephrine and norepinephrine (adrenaline and noradrenaline) into the blood, thereby causing an adrenaline rush, which has a beneficial impact on the cardiovascular system because the heart pumps faster

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    Kissing for one minute burns 26 calories. On average, two-thirds of people tip their heads to the right when they smooch

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    Kissing is a complex behavior that requires significant muscular coordination involving a total of 34 facial muscles and 112 postural muscles. The most important muscle involved is the orbicularis oris muscle, which is used to pucker the lips and informally known as the kissing muscle

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    According to one study, the average person spends around 336 hours that is 2 weeks approximately kissing in a lifetime

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    Recent studies suggest that increasing the frequency of kissing in marital and cohabiting relationships results in a reduction of perceived stress, an increase in relationship satisfaction, and a lowering of cholesterol levels

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Based on many studies and researches, we present to you a few things that you may or may not know about the act of kissing. Here's a look at some of these facts that are bound to surprise you

 

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