WHAT’S IN A KISS?
It turns out there may be more to kissing than just physical contact. Kisses may actually help us choose a partner and cement a lasting relationship.
According to an article in Science Daily, researchers at Oxford University, Rafael Wlodarski, and Professor Robin Dunbar, state there are three theories kissing plays in relationships.
1. It somehow helps assess genetic quality of a potential mate.
Through saliva, scientists speculate, kisses help us acquire a range of information, including hormone levels, and genetic compatibility. During a lip-lock, chemical reactions in the brain and body are activated. (Psychology Today)
2. It is used to create arousal that leads to sex. And that may very well be true.
In my novel, Laid Out and Candle Lit, when Tizzy says to her soon-to-be husband, Ridge, “Kiss me like you mean it.” He replies, “No. Hell no. That kiss gets me in trouble. That kiss is uptown shopping for downtown business, and I’ve done all the business with you I can right now.”
3. It is useful in keeping relationships together.
Wlodarski and Dunbar conducted an online survey of 900 adults about the importance of kissing. The survey showed women rated kissing more important in relationships than men.
That may also be true because I read somewhere that a woman will not go forward with a relationship if the man is a bad kisser. I get it. I kissed a guy once who had limp lips, and the thought of kissing him again caused my chest to ache, and not in a good way. One date and it was over!
Five Interesting Facts about Kissing:
1. When you kiss your heart beats faster and more oxygen reaches your brain
2. A first kiss causes a spike in dopamine, making you crave more. (If it’s a good one)
3. Lips have a disproportionate number of nerves compared to other parts of the body.
4. One kiss burns 3 calories.
5. The world record for the longest kiss lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds!
To see these five facts and more, go to https://www.buzzfeed.com/kellyoakes/17-delightful-facts-about-kissing?utm_term=.qpdVgM6jQ#.kw8d70aOX
Again, according to Psychology Today, regardless of why we kiss, it’s thought that once a partner has been selected, kissing serves to maintain and strengthen the bond. So pucker up and smooch all you like. It’s good for you and your love life!!
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Award winning and Amazon Best-Selling author, Ann Everett embraces her small town upbringing and thinks Texans are some of the funniest people on earth. When speaking at conferences and to writing groups, businesses, book clubs, and non-profit organizations, she incorporates her special brand of wit, making her programs on marketing, self-publishing, and the benefits of laughter, informative and fun.
Her short stories have appeared in The Green Silk Journal, Snag Today, and Story Teller Magazine.
A top reviewer on thenextbigwriter.com, she lives on a small lake in Northeast Texas where she writes, bakes, and fights her addiction to Diet Dr. Peppers.
She’s been featured on:
Proud of East Texas with Joan Hallmark, KLTV-TV, Tyler, Texas
East Texas Live and Mid-day, KETK-TV, Tyler, Texas
KTSS-TV, Hope, Arkansas
The Authors Show with Don McCauley, Internet radio show
The Chandler & Brownsboro Statesman, Chandler, Texas
The Daily Tribune, Mt. Pleasant, Texas
Tyler Morning Telegraph, Tyler, Texas
InMagazine, East Texas
Ten things you won’t know about Ann by reading her bio:
She’s been married to her high school sweetheart.
She loves shopping at thrift stores.
She doesn’t remember her first kiss.
She hates talking on the telephone.
A really sharp pencil makes her happy.
She secretly wants to get a tattoo.
A charter member of National Honor Society in high school remains one of her proudest moments.
She’s thankful wrinkles aren’t painful.
She sucks at math.
Tizzy/Ridge romantic suspense trilogy
Laid Out and Candle Lit
You’re Busting My Nuptials
Tied With a Bow and No Place to Go
Contemporary romance companion books
Tell Me a Secret
Two Wrongs Make a Right
Say You’ll Never Love Me
Strong Verbs Strong Voice: A quick reference to improve your writing and impress readers (Amazon best seller)
Body Language: A quick reference for character action and description
Sweet Thangs: Southern Sweets from Two Sassy Sisters
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