Kissing can be a lot more than just fun !

@patootie (3593)
January 14, 2007 6:40pm CST
Who would ever think that the humble 'kiss' could do all this ... Having a passionate kiss for one minute burns off around 10-20 calories depending on the amount of 'energy' you put into the kiss Around 270 colonies of bacteria are exchanged in a kiss We spend around 2 weeks of our lives kissing ... .. and if one kiss lasts a minute that's 20,160 kisses (hey who's getting my share ) Kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland is said to give the gift of eloquence The very first movie kiss was appropriately in a movie called "The Kiss" made in 1896 In the US .. it's illegal in Hartford, Connecticut for a man to kiss his wife on a Sunday, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa it's illegal to kiss a stranger and rather bizarrely in Indiana men with moustaches cannot 'habitually kiss human beings" .. 50% of all people have been kissed before they turn 14 Kissing can help to relieve headaches .. because as you kiss it gently relieves the tension Kissing is also an excellent beauty treatment ... in scientific tests kissing was shown to improve dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes .. and it also makes your skin glow and your eyes shine Kissing everyday will help reduce tooth decay as it encourages saliva to flow and that lowers the levels of acid in the mouth Our brains even have special neurons that help us find each others lips in the dark Men who kiss their wives goodbye in the morning achieve better pay packets and work status than men who don't kiss their wives In Mediaeval times if a man and woman were seen smooching in public they would probably have been forced to get married ... Kissing produces the same hormone in your body that firing a gun does
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan 07
I can't remember the last time I kissed anyone, so think of all that bacteria I'm saving myself from getting, ewww horrid thought indeed. I love french kissing the best as this for me is very errotic and tender. Thanks for sharing all about the 'humble' kiss and I guess we take a kiss for granted!
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@patootie (3593)
15 Jan 07
Mwah, mwah ... hehehe !!
• United States
15 Jan 07
Kiss of Friendship - Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to respond to your topic.
Kissing creates and maintains intimacy. It enables you to bond with your partner. Kissing also makes you feel good about yourself, not to mention the many health benefits it awards you: Kissing is very good for the teeth. Those of you who aren’t overly fond of dentists will be encouraged to know that research has found kissing to help prevent plaque build-up. Hopefully this means fewer visits to the dentist for some of us. Kissing is good for the heart, as it creates an adrenaline which causes your heart to pump more blood around your body. Kissing Aerobics, anyone? Studies have indicated that those who kiss their partner goodbye each morning live five years longer than those who don’t. Kissing is great for the self-esteem. It makes you feel appreciated. Kissing can aid in slowing the ageing process. For example, a fairly passionate kiss exercises as much as 29 muscles in the cheek and jaw, not to mention the esthetic benefits it brings to the colour and fullness of your lips. Move over Angelina Jolie and Mick Jagger … you’ve got competition! Kissing burns calories, from 6-12 calories in a gentle kiss to as much as 300 in a lovemaking session! Forget Atkins™; try the kissing diet! Kissing is known to be a stress-reliever, triggering the release of oxytocin, the “feel-good-all-over” hormone. It’s no wonder LouLou L’Amour, author of The ABC’s of Tease & Please, recommends kissing “10 seconds—longer if needed” and to repeat often! So, go ahead, be healthy and celebrate each day with a kiss. Give your honey a big smooch and reap all the benefits! Oh, why stop at just one kiss? Bring on the chap stick!
@patootie (3593)
15 Jan 07
Thank you .. there is some great information there .. now I know why I have thin lips .. they don't get kissed often enough ... Kissing volunteers needed, please form an orderly queue !!
@ukchriss (2103)
16 Jan 07
hehehe well brian did say he hadnt been kissed for a while lol
@SageMother (2277)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Just think of all the other things that go on with all that smooching. All the gum diseases and other bacteria that have a chane to swim from the kisser to the kissee. All the wonderful little bugs that are lurking between the teeth and under the gums! The being bitten by a human can be quite the emergency because of all that baceria and is considered a terrible health threat, all due to what lives in the mouth. So much kissing, so little time.
@patootie (3593)
15 Jan 07
Eww .. now don't get me starting on what bacteria live in your mouth ... I think I have a list of things somewhere .. I shall have to root it out ...
@kyle930 (763)
• United States
15 Jan 07
These are interesting facts where did you find them? I also saw your post on peanuts, you seem to know a lot of relativly useless facts.
@patootie (3593)
15 Jan 07
Ohh dear .. you've noticed .. hahaha .. I certainly do have a head full of trivia ... I love reading about all sorts of things and scour the internet for facts and trivia .. some I keep .. some I pass by ...
• United States
15 Jan 07
Who knew all these cool things about kissing could be helpful LOL! and what bs about the states having laws HAHA! By the way, I'm getting your share! My fiance and I are constantly kissing, it's a wonder we get anything normal done!
@patootie (3593)
15 Jan 07
Ohh well .. as long as my share of kisses has gone to a loving couple that's ok with me ;o)
@rahulmig (1032)
• India
15 Jan 07
yea kissing is a Technique where we can Just our views not just talking.. but on 1 kiss !!
@ahmed2th (127)
• Egypt
15 Jan 07
Nice expression.
@telulas (459)
• Indonesia
15 Jan 07
i think we expression our love with kiss.. and some joke can be here
• Romania
15 Jan 07
hmm...well...that's good to know! but I think the fun factor is always gonna be the main reason we kiss each other:D
@crankycool (1052)
• India
15 Jan 07
Nice facts. Didn't know that there can be so much behind kissing. I enjoy the feeling when i kiss my girl.. but never knew such things could happen !! Cheers
• Ghana
15 Jan 07
for me i can kiss for 6hours every day so what is your problem.
@rein2410 (809)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
wow.. what a nice fact that u got therre. Where did u get it from?
@patootie (3593)
15 Jan 07
I love finding out about things .. I start researching something like 'a kiss' and before you know it several hours have gone by ... All the info is found here and there on various web sites .. I just write the pertinent facts out and then put it all together ...
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@ukchriss (2103)
16 Jan 07
So... If a one minute passionate kiss burns off 10-20 calories that means I need to kiss for ummm.......... the rest of this year and then, I will be nice and slim have great glowing skin and shiny eyes lol That sounds like a fantastic diet and beauty regime to me! But If kissing helps to relieve headaches damm thats my excuse out the window!
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I live in Connecticut and to be honest I have NEVER heard that law about Hartford. I think that is totaly demented and unnecessary. Thank you for sharing this I found it to be quite intresting and funny.
@guito2005 (177)
• Portugal
15 Jan 07
it's incredible isn't it? the conclusion must be, kiss!!! as much as you can! lol
@jess1874 (1021)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Oh yeah i had heard of all that... hmmm losing calories sounds great lol. Its been a few months since i've gotten a kiss since my fiance is in Iraq at the moment but we'll be doing a lot of that when he gets back hehe.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Hmmm...I'll have to pass that info on to my husband :)
• United States
15 Jan 07
wow that's some really interesting facts to know just for fun!
@soadnot (1606)
• Canada
15 Jan 07
Ive never thought about the "facts" of kissing, but it sure is interesting i guess
@Ambur25 (1007)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Hey I'm with ya. Who's getting my share?! Lol. Very interesting to read. Thanks =)
@shywolf (4520)
• United States
15 Jan 07
LOL! Love this post! It's been far too long since I was kissed *laugh* I loved the bit about medieval times where people might have been forced to marry if they were caught kissing in public. That is just too funny. I've always been fascinated with that time period. I also knew about the amount of calories that one can burn off while kissing. Talk about a great way to exercise! LOL ^_~
@Aloeli (398)
• Portugal
15 Jan 07
that's interesting
@miles168 (49)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
.great!!! i love kissing......it bonds me intimately with my partner.