International Kissing Day, observed on July 6 each year, celebrates the act of kissing and its significance across cultures and relationships worldwide. This day aims to promote the importance of kissing as a gesture of love, affection, friendship, and intimacy. On International Kissing Day, people may celebrate by sharing kisses with their loved ones, whether partners, family members, or friends, as a way to express appreciation and strengthen relationships. It's also a day to raise awareness about the health benefits of kissing, such as reducing stress levels, boosting mood, and even improving overall well-being through the release of endorphins and oxytocin—the "love hormone." As we celebrate International Kissing Day 2024, we bring you fun facts about kissing that you will love. From burning calories to boosting your immunity, these interesting things about kissing are a must-know. Why Is Kissing Important? 11 Must-Know Facts About Kissing and a Look at Its Potential Calorie-Burning Effects.

Beyond romantic contexts, International Kissing Day encourages people to embrace the positive impact of physical affection and the joy it brings to both the giver and the receiver. On International Kissing Day 2024, we at LatestLY have curated five intriguing and somewhat surprising facts about kissing.

Kissing Burns Calories

A passionate kiss can actually burn calories! While it varies depending on the intensity and duration, kissing can burn anywhere from 2 to 6 calories per minute. It might not replace a workout, but every little bit counts!

Kissing Is Good for Oral Health

Kissing stimulates saliva production, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria from the teeth. This can contribute to better oral hygiene and reduce the risk of tooth decay.

World Record for Longest Kiss

The longest kiss recorded in history lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds! The record was set by a Thai couple during a kissing competition in Pattaya, Thailand, in 2013.

Kissing Boosts Immunity

Kissing can help boost your immune system by exposing you to new bacteria. This exposure stimulates your body to produce antibodies, potentially helping you build immunity against common germs.

Different Cultures, Different Kisses

Kissing customs vary widely across cultures. For example, in some traditional Maori cultures in New Zealand, people greet each other by touching noses and foreheads instead of kissing. Meanwhile, in certain African tribes, kissing isn't a common form of greeting at all.

These facts illustrate the diverse and fascinating aspects of kissing, highlighting its physiological benefits, cultural significance, and even its potential for breaking records! Wishing everyone a Happy International Kissing Day!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 05, 2024 07:35 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website