The Science of Kissing

May 18, 2011

Who doesn’t like a good smooch? We all know kissing is extremely enjoyable, but did you know there’s much more to a smooch than two lips locking?

Kissing is a very human trait with around 90 percent of the world’s cultures getting their pash-on. It’s undeniably pleasure, but it also affects the body in ways you probably never realized.

The folks over at GOOD magazine put together this rad kissing montage video that answers some of society’s burning kissing questions. The video is inspired by Sheril Kirshenbau’s book The Science of Kissing. Learn how smooching affects the brain, which way most people tilt their head when they lock lips and how “x” came to stand for kiss.

After watching this you’ll have even more reason to hook up.

Source: GOOD magazine

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