10 Shocking And Strange Facts About Kissing



Kissing is one of those things that is constantly on people’s minds, and is a part of everything in pop culture, including movies, TV shows, commercials, advertisements, sporting events – you name it, kissing will be included. The reason for this is obvious – kissing is an enjoyable thing. It is quite possibly one of the best parts about being in a relationship and being in love. Kissing can be used to symbolize affection, admiration, sympathy, and passion. However, there are many facts about kissing that most people are unaware of. This list is a great eye-opener about some facts about kissing that most people probably don’t know about.

There Is A Science About Kissing

Some people are actually so interested in kissing that they make a career out of it. The science itself is called philematology.

Dramatic Movie Kisses Were Almost Banned

Cinema would not be the same without the dramatic and romantic makeout scenes. However, the Hays Code in 1930 actually prevented actors from kissing in a horizontal position on the big screen, and kisses could not last longer than 3 seconds.

Kissing Was Once Banned

In 1439, King Henry VI actually banned kissing from his kingdom, as a way to prevent the spread of diseases.

The World’s Longest Kiss

For some people, kissing is about more than just romance – it’s about record breaking. Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat from Thailand have the world’s longest recorded kiss, which shockingly lasted over 58 hours.

The History Behind XOXO

People use the term XOXO fairly often, meaning hugs and kisses. However, the reason that an X represents a kiss is actually because in the Middle Ages, illiterate people signed their letters with an X and then sealed it with a kiss.

Kissing Makes You Live Longer

Studies have actually shown that men who kiss their wives in the morning actually live about 5 years longer than men who don’t.

Kissing Is A Good Workout

Most people have heard that kissing actually takes quite a few muscles, but to be exact, it uses 146 muscles to kiss. 34 facial muscles, as well as 112 postural muscles.

Passionate Kisses Are Quite Rare

Although movies would have us believe otherwise, passionate kisses are actually not very frequent in most relationships. 56% of people worldwide say they rarely ever kiss passionately. That’s a bummer.

Your Kissing Style Originates In The Womb

Your kissing style is actually developed before you are even born. Researchers have discovered that the reason for this is that in the womb our heads naturally tilt either to the left or the right, and that tendency seems to continue even into adult life.

Kissing Takes Up Time

Apparently, the average person spends about two weeks of their lives just kissing. That’s 20,160 minutes!