The kiss is the healthiest and most repeated act in the whole world But do you know all the curiosities that surround it?
In the world, there are many types of kisses. Movie kisses, passionate, accomplices, kisses with tongue, shy, Eskimo kisses or even kisses educated to greet, such as the traditional two kisses on the cheeks that are usually given in Spain to friends and acquaintances.
But did you know that in some parts of the world it is forbidden to kiss? or that even kisses can be of great help against stress? These are just some of the curiosities we reveal in this article.
7 curiosities of kisses that you did not know
1. Burn calories
Kissing is the healthiest act you imagine to the point that it helps strengthen your immune system and also helps burn calories. Depending on the intensity of the kiss, six to one hundred calories per minute can be burned. In fact, when kissing we can use up to thirty muscles of our neck and face.
2. It is illegal in some parts of the world
Although kissing is a totally natural act, not everywhere in the world is seen in the same way. In fact, there are some places in the world where kissing in public is prohibited such as Dubai, Malaysia, or Guanajuato, among others.
3. Only involves one muscle
Although when kissing we can get to use several muscles of our neck and face, the truth is that there is a muscle that of all of them is the most involved and that is the so-called orbicular of the lips. This muscle is the one that allows the lips to frown at the time of the kiss.
4. There is a kiss considered the longest in history
In 2013 a Thai couple from Bangkok managed to spend 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds kissing and thus beating the Guinness World Record, with which so far it is considered the longest kiss in history.
5. Reduce stress
By kissing we also release endorphins and other hormones such as oxytocin and dopamine, all of which can help you reduce anxiety and stress.
6. The first kiss is the most remembered
Most people remember their first kiss as one of their clearest memories. It is a unique experience and an unrepeatable moment that will be forever engraved in the mind.
7. There are different kisses according to the culture
Although kissing is one of the most common actions around the world, not in all cultures it has the same meaning. For example, Eskimos greet each other by rubbing their noses as a sign of affection, in Japan passionate kisses are given on the neck or/and hands, in Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland there are usually three kisses starting from the right. While in Holland there is a tradition of giving a small kiss on the mouth between well-known men and women.
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