4 Psychological Facts About Kissing

Kissing is something that carries a surprising amount of importance in our lives. We recall our first kisses, we kiss our children, we flirt with kisses, we sympathize with kisses, we are intimate through kisses. But what is happening psychologically when we kiss each other? Here are a few interesting psychological facts about kissing.

We also made a video on the types of kisses and what they really mean: https://youtu.be/7OUJKFdMHKQ

Writer: Dylan Swanepoel
Editor: Brie Cerniglia
Script manager: Kelly Soong
Voice Over: Amanda Silvera (www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
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Danica J. Kulibert* a , Elle A. Mooreb , Melinda M. Dertinger c , Ashley E. Thompson (2019) Attached at the Lips: The Influence of Romantic Kissing Motives and Romantic Attachment Styles on Relationship Satisfaction Interpersona

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Walter, Chip. (2008). Affairs of the Lips. Scientific American Mind. 19. 24-29. 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0208-24.