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Lip-Smacking Facts about Kissing ...

By Holly

Even if you've kissed your fair share of guys, there's a lot that you don't realize about swapping spit. There are facts about kissing you must know. It's amazing how little we know about something that we're so used to doing, or at least seeing, every single day. In order to expand your knowledge and give you something fitting to talk about on your next date, here are some jaw dropping facts about kissing:

1 Most People Tilt Their Head to the Right

person, kiss, human action, nose, emotion, The next time that you kiss a cutie, pay attention to which way you tilt your head. About 65% of people tilt their heads to the right when they lean in for a smooch. If you realize you do the same, try switching it up by tilting your head to the left and see if the sensation feels any different. You never know, a tiny change in perspective could make a big impact.

2 The World Record Kiss Lasted Days

black, person, white, photograph, painting, What's the longest amount of time that you've spent kissing? It probably comes nowhere near the world record, which lasted 58 hours, 45 minutes, and 58 seconds. That's longer than two full days! So if you can't come up with any neat date ideas to go on this weekend, you can settle for trying to break the world record for kissing. Just make sure that your tummy is full and bladder is empty before you begin.

3 The Average Person Spends Two Weeks Kissing

person, kiss, human action, black and white, emotion, The average person spends about two weeks of their life kissing. That doesn't seem like a very long time until you break it down into hours. It's about 336 of them, which is about 1,209,600 seconds. Now that's something to brag about.

4 Kissing Burns Calories

person, black, white, kiss, human action, Sex isn't the only intimate activity that can help you get fit. Kissing alone burns about two calories a minute. Plus, it can strengthen your immune system, making you less likely to catch a cold. Kissing has plenty of positives and absolutely no downsides, so use that information to convince a cutie that you two should lock lips.

5 Kissing is Sanitary

person, human action, kiss, film, You'd assume that locking lips is a filthy activity, but you couldn't be more wrong. It's actually more sanitary to kiss a stranger than to shake their hand, even though kissing causes you to exchange 10 million to 1 billion bacteria at a time. Our bodies work in strange ways.

6 Kissing Involves 146 Muscles

person, black, human action, kiss, USa, Kissing makes you move a whopping 146 muscles. 34 of them are facial muscles, while the remaining 112 are postural muscles. So if you've always assumed that you hate exercising, you probably didn't realize that kissing is a type of exercise on its own.

7 Your Lips Are Super Sensitive

tooth, lip, mouth, moustache, Your lips are one of the most sensitive spots on your entire body. They're 100 times more sensitive than the tips of your fingers, which is why it's worse to taste something hot than it is to touch it. In fact, your mouth is even more sensitive than your genitals are. That's why kissing can feel so much more intimate than sex.

The next time you want to convince a cutie to kiss you, try hinting at what you want him to do by bringing up these fascinating facts. Do you know any other interesting things about the process of kissing?

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