Kissing is great and we are sure that it makes you feel awesome! So, before you lean in for a kiss with the love of your life, let us learn some really mind-boggling facts about making out.
What happens when you kiss?
While we can all agree to the fact that there is nothing more romantic and passionate than a sensual kiss, not everyone knows a lot is transferred between the partners when they share a kiss.
If you haven’t already guessed, we are talking about the slimy saliva that gets swapped with your better half during the act of kissing.
What is saliva?
The saliva is actually a clear, watery and a bit frothy liquid, secreted by our salivary glands.
What happens when you pass your saliva?
Did you know that when you are in the midst of a passionate kiss, you are actually transferring a lot of your genetic information and, in turn, your partner gets to know a lot about you and vice-versa?
Here are 8 really interesting facts about sharing your saliva, which we are sure you will think about, during your next kiss.
It makes your teeth healthier
Yes! Even though it does not make a huge difference, sharing of saliva can help your pearly whites stay healthy. This may happen because you start salivating more as you are about to lean in for a kiss, which does help in getting rid of the excess bacteria.
It distresses you, quite literally
When you make out, it helps in reducing your tension and stress levels by dramatically decreasing the level of cortisol hormone.
It strengthens your immunity system
Yes, another amazing after-effect of swapping your saliva with your loved one. Apparently, you transfer around 80 million bacteria when you do the ‘mouth to mouth’ activity. This, in turn, will ensure that you don’t catch a cold and cough, by introducing a new variety of bacteria in your body.
You exchange morning breath
As weird as it sounds, when you kiss someone after you have just woken up, you actually take in some of their morning breath. Uggh. Yeah, so you may want to brush your teeth before you indulge in some morning action.
Kissing is healthier than shaking hands
Yes, while kissing does transfer more than 80 million bacteria, it still remains healthier and more hygienic than shaking hands. This is because 95 percent of the bacteria that you share while making out is harmless, while you are more likely to get ill by catching germs when you shake hands.
You salivate more before kissing
Just before you are about to lean in for a kiss, your salivary glands start producing more saliva.
Kissing increases blood flow
The tingling feeling that you feel throughout your body after an intense make-out session is not all in your head. Research shows that indulging in kissing increases the flow of blood in your body and in turn causes a decrease in your blood pressure.
It reduces your period cramps!
This one is a no-brainer. When you pucker up, your body releases feel-good hormones, which may help in relieving your terrible stomach cramps. So, we might as well suggest trying kissing your partner, the next time your period cramps are unbearable.
It relieves headaches
Yes! When you make out, your blood vessels dilate and lower down your blood pressure. This whole process reduces the intensity of your headache.