“Kisses are a better fate than wisdom”

E. E. Cummings
Kiss fun facts

Kisses are
nearly universal

For most people, the first contact with love is through a kiss. Parents usually hold their newborn and kiss them.

Later, we learn to kiss mommy
and daddy goodnight.

And in our youth, one of the most memorable moments is our first kiss.

The world's
first kiss

The earliest reference to kissing-like behavior comes from the Vedas, Sanskrit scriptures that informed Hinduism, Buddhism and the Jain religion, around 3500 years ago.

The first
romantic kiss

Around half a century later, affectionate mouth-to-mouth kissing was first described in the Hindu epic, the "Mahabharata".

Lips are sensitive

Of the 12 cranial nerves
that affect cerebral function, 5 are at work
when we kiss

Romantic kisses burn calories

A passionate kiss burns 5 or more
depending on its duration

Chemical reactions

Kissing boosts oxytocin in the man, which helps him bond with her.

Kiss with heart

The emoji is the 3rd most used on
8th on

Kissing time

The average person spends about 20,160 minutes of their life kissing


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