10 Simple Yet Unbelievable Facts About Kissing

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Humans have been connecting their mouths to each other for as long as we’ve been capable of walking upright on this planet. Our tongues have been tied together with a significant other or a simple one-night stand partner for centuries now, and that probably won’t be changing anytime soon. Kissing is a lot of fun, despite what some health-conscious people would have you believe. Sure, you’re exchanging saliva and germs, but you’re connecting on a different level with the one you love. Here are ten simple yet unbelievable facts about kissing.

Based on Sound

The word kiss is actually based on sound. It comes from the Germanic word kuss, which imitates the sound two smacking lips make when they meet.

Culture Shock

Not all cultures enjoy kissing. In fact, many Asian cultures have deemed kissing in public to be taboo. While French kissing was originally a slur against the French.


Kissing is actually capable of calming you down. A flood of chemicals are released throughout the body, triggering affection and cementing attraction.


Kissing your significant other has actually been found to be quite addicting. The compound in human saliva is said to cause these feelings of addiction.

New People

Your brain actually enjoys kissing new people. The hormone you receive is increased when kissing a new partner, making you appear “love-drunk” by them.

Health Benefits

Kissing is actually incredibly health for the human immune system. You are effectively sharing germs between each other, so you are introducing new germs and your body can fight them, increasing your immunity levels.

Kiss of Death

The Kiss of Death is actually a real thing, but not in the same regard you would think. Kissing someone is the easiest way to rule out an unsuitable partner. The next time you kiss but don’t feel anything, you should listen to your body and leave.

Lasting Relationships

According to research, 45 percent of people in long-term relationships have reported high levels of satisfaction when they make out a lot. Kissing tends to lead to sex, which makes everyone happy and passionate.

Bad Kissers

Of course, because kissing tends to lead to sex, someone who is bad at kissing doesn’t tend to get laid as often as someone who is good.


Kissing actually takes a lot of effort to perform. 34 facial muscles are used when kissing, and another 112 muscles in the neck, shoulders, and arms are also used.