As it's Valentines Day today here are 10 interesting facts about that
all important kiss
An act of kissing puts 29 facial muscles in motion. In other words, kissing can be used as an effective exercise to prevent the development of wrinkles.
Lovers swap saliva containing various substances e.g. fats, mineral salts, proteins while kissing. According to latest studies, the exchange of the above substances can give a boost to the production of antibodies, which are made specifically to deal with the antigens associated with different diseases as they are encountered.
As a rule, 66 percent of people keep their eyes closed while kissing. The rest take pleasure in watching the emotions on the faces of their partners.
According to U.S. statistics, an American woman would kiss an average of 80 men before she gets married.
A quick romantic kiss will burn about 2-3 calories, whereas a French Kiss (an open mouthed kiss with tongue contact) will burn more than 5 calories.
Sensitivity of the lips is 200 times higher than that of the fingers.
The bodies of those engaged in kissing produce a substance that is 200 times more powerful than morphine in terms of narcotic effect. That is why the kissing partners can experience feelings of euphoria and bliss in the process.
Kissing can help women relax and ease the effects of stress.
On the average, a person spends 20,160 minutes (two weeks) of his life on kissing.
Every other person on the planet has his first amorous kiss before reaching the age of 14.