To celebrate today’s special day, I’d like to share with you some interesting facts about kissing.
•There is a science of kissing, and it’s called philematology!
•This science suggests that when people kiss not only are we exchanging bacteria (see below), but also information about fertility, immune system compatibility, and bonding to our potential mates.
•Lips are considered to be the most sensitive skin on the human body—even more sensitive than genitals, and 100 times more sensitive than the tips of your fingers.
•When two people kiss, they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria!
•The longest kiss on record is 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds in 2013, by Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat, from Thailand.
•The Romans catgorized three types of kisses: Osculum, a kiss on the cheek, Basium, a kiss on the lips, and Savolium, a deep kiss.
•Saliva contains testosterone, and can activate sexual arousal in some.
•And speaking of deep kisses, French Kissing takes 34 facial muscles. A pucker kiss involves only two.
•It is possible to reach an orgasm through kissing.
•Our brains have special neurons that help us find each other’s lips in the dark.
•”Basorexia” means an overwhelming desire to kiss.
I’m a fan of kissing myself, and plan to celebrate today. smiles