A first kiss, the kiss that awakens Sleeping Beauty, the kiss that saves Snow White from her slumber, a mother's tender kiss on a child's forehead before bedtime... kisses are what keep our hearts beating. They are the most universal expression of love and affection.
There are countless ways to kiss, each showing the unique and diverse ways people can express their love for one another. Kissing is an intimate gesture that conveys passion and is the most beautiful way to make someone feel cherished and valued.
Presenting today as an interesting read for you – 5 secret facts about kissing that rarely which one of you readers already knew.
1. The authenticity of the French kiss
Before the passionate and intimate kiss between two lovers became known as the "French kiss," it was referred to as "maraichanage," which is also a French term. This word has its roots in Brittany, a region in France. The names changed after the First World War, when American and British soldiers returned safely from the war and were greeted by passionate kisses from their loved ones back home.
2. The Lengthiest Kiss
A couple from Thailand holds the Guinness World Record for the longest kiss in history. They kissed for a remarkable 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds. The loving couple, Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat, set this record in 2013, and it remains unbroken to this day!
3. Longest kiss recorded “on-screen”
The longest kiss recorded on-screen can be found in the movie "Elena Undone," released in 2010. This movie kiss lasts for approximately 3 minutes and 24 seconds and features two female characters.
4. Phobia of kissing
Just like there are many common fears and phobias, some people actually have a fear of kissing. More specifically, they fear the idea of kissing. This fear is known as "Philemaphobia" and derives from the Greek word "Philema," which means kissing. It is often related to a fear of exchanging germs and bacteria.
5. Menstrual cycle can affect kissing!
Yes, you read that correctly! Since kissing involves passion and influences hormonal changes in our bodies, kissing during menstruation can impact the experience of the kiss, particularly from the woman's perspective.
Studies suggest that this is due to hormonal fluctuations that occur during the menstrual cycle, which can affect various bodily functions, including changes in saliva composition. Essentially, this means that a partner may perceive taste and smell differently when a woman is menstruating.
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