Lets make out. For science.

DrB-

 

Would you say you enjoy tasting people?Apparently smelling each other’s butts is “frowned upon” in the human species, so we’ve resorted to tasting one another.

These chemical signals might join other cues we get from the closeness and intimacy of kissing and combine to give an instant, hard-wired impression of whether this person is the right one with whom to mate.

Pictured here: A sponge attempts to determine compatibility with a squirrel.

There’s a slew of chemical communication going on, an amount that puts ethernet to shame.

At the moment of a kiss, there is a very complicated exchange of all kinds of different information,” says Gallup. Some of it is in chemical form. Contained in male saliva, for example, are small amounts of testosterone, which is known to boost libido in both genders.

They have USB ports on their tongues.

What are we learning from all this mouth to mouth data transmission?

Out of 12 cranial nerves, five of them are picking up the data from around the mouth. It is built to pick up the most sensitive feelings—the most intricate tastes and smells and touch and temperature. And when you’re kissing somebody, you can really hear them and see them and feel them. ….Other researchers note that kissing is biology’s way of determining who in nature you are most genetically compatible with. “At the moment of the kiss, there are hard-wired mechanisms that assess health, reproductive status and genetic compatibility,”

Mine smells like pancakes after she gets off work. This is even more fantastic than you are imagining.

It’s also a fine weight loss plan, using up 0.02 calories/min/kg. I suppose, this one depends all on just how interesting your kiss is.

 

 

[http://health.usnews.com/health-news/sexual-reproductive/articles/2009/02/13/pucker-up-what-science-is-discovering-about-why-we-kiss]

[http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/5-benefits-of-kissing/]

[http://www.acefitness.org/updateable/update_display.aspx?pageID=593]


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  • satan augustine

    Wait, smelling each others butts is frowned upon?

    • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com WMDKitty

      As is nose-touching, cheek-rubbing, and head-bonking.

      Combined with your lack of tail-signaling and flat-to-the-head ears (that barely move, if at all), it makes humans really hard to read.

  • Stan

    Sniffing chair and couch cushions is still okay – right?

  • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com WMDKitty

    One more reason for people to NOT wear perfumes/colognes/body sprays — they mask your natural scent. Regular showering is more than enough to combat serious body odor.


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