Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day, a day lovers express their undying devotion and commitment to one another. This is a special occasion for lovers to enjoy romantic dates and exchange sentimental gifts. Of course, Valentine’s Day is a day of passionately kissing your better half long and slow just like you did when the two of you first met. This is also an excellent day to take a look at some fun and crazy facts about kissing.
Yes, you can kiss someone without actually touching lips with the person. In contemporary Western culture, an Eskimo kiss is the act of pressing the tip of your nose gently against another’s. Gazing into your lover’s eyes while you share an Eskimo kiss can be incredibly romantic.
Kissing Is Healthy
Go ahead and enjoy that delicious chocolate today, but remember to have a long make out session with your sweetie. Kissing can burn 2-5 calories a minute, which works out to between 120 and 300 calories an hour. Even small smooches helps the brain release feel good chemicals that reduces stress and relieves tension. Kissing truly is a very healthy exercise that should be done daily and especially on Valentine’s Day.
Crimes Of Passion
Did you know that kissing is illegal in some parts of the United States? It must be very difficult to be a moustached man in Indiana today. According to Indiana law, moustached men cannot “habitually kiss human beings.” Iowa also discriminates against moustached men since they are not allowed to kiss women in public. Also, kisses may not last longer than five minutes in Iowa. It’s a good thing that Valentine’s Day isn’t on a Sunday this year in Colorado since it is illegal for men to kiss their wives on a Sunday.
The Science Of Kissing
The scientific name for the art of kissing is philematology and the act itself uses one muscle known as the orbicularis oris. This muscle is involved in puckering up your lips when you go in for a kiss with your lover.
The Longest Kiss Ever
There was some real Valentine’s Day fun last year in Thailand. Fourteen couples participated in a kissing competition that aimed to set a new record for longest kiss in history. After a mind boggling 46 hours, only one couple remained and they earned a diamond ring and $3,000 for their accomplishment. The couples were allowed to eat, drink and use the restroom, given that they do not break their embrace.