The science of Smooch!

Pecking, smooching, Frenching and playing tonsil-hockey are some of the common names of kissing. Irrespective of it being as a gesture of an intimate love or an informal greeting. Our eyes have taken kissing as just a fancy fashion of romantic bonding however it has many more meanings hidden within. Let us discover the sentiments which fascinatingly be charm us when lips, particularly, clinch each other, as the science behind those mind enslaving moments is revealed!

Kiss- a word formulated with four letters is embedded with the power to incite spontaneous overflow of intimate emotions of the human minds. Extrapolated from old English word “cyssan” intends “to kiss”, this word came into limelight around 420 B.C during its primitive mentions. Even Mahabharata depicts the mouth-to-mouth kissing. Well, seriously yes!

It is a bridge to evince the rush of feelings, not merely a pressing of one’s lips over another. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending upon culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, good luck and peace among many others. In some situations, a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect or sacrament.

How can we forget those memorable moments when somehow hesitatingly, we express our feelings of love? The very first kiss of our life. A larger-than-life experience no matter at whatever age someone has encountered it. The inceptive moments when courage is amassed from as many corners as one can. Eyes being engaged and then comes the air united by breaths of both, forwarding to clutching of hands forever and then what awaits is the starting of a remarkable time. Finally, ceasing moments when lips are unlocked after a rush of feelings, leaving your mind dazzled and those bits of seconds when you open your eyes and discover your lips being bitten up, those everlastingly momentous moments are hard to bury somewhere. After which our mind is flooded with mix emotions of love and passion if at all, we manage to overcome the hesitancy, the fear that encourages us to conceal our feelings.

Biologically, when we start to kiss, the nerve endings of the lips become more sensitive. The stimulation causes the nerve endings to send signals to brain cortex to release neurotransmitter. Dopamine, one of its instance, is largely responsible for the feelings of pleasure and motivation to engage in pleasurable activities. When these neurotransmitters are released, they result in an awfully sweet sensation of happiness, giddiness and euphoria. Meanwhile, adrenal glands are also stimulated. They are signalled to produce chemicals which are responsible for activating the sympathetic nervous system, resulting in an increase of your heart rate, pupils dilate, sugar level elevates and lipids break down to release more energy. As the kissing intensifies, you become more excited and greed as an emotion is on the increase.

At last, all this makes you closer than ever to your partner, making you trust more than ever. Well, still unsure about experiencing your first kiss? Get out from the bubble of timidness! Be adorable, stay adorable!

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