Science explains why we kiss | Human World

Why does a kiss feel good? Watch this video to find out why people are attracted to excitement.

You kiss your romantic partner, your children, and even your pets, but why? Education YouTuber Joe Hanson of the series It’s OK to be wise to explain in this video.

Kissing is very sensitive. Human lips are made for a kiss; they have more nerves than any other part of your body.

Kissing releases endorphins (good natural feeling chemicals) and internal stimulants that send extra oxygen to your brain. At the same time, kissing reduces the stress hormone cortisol.

Henson goes on to explain that 90 percent of all human cultures kiss. We have records of a kiss dating back 3,500 years. So a kiss is part of our human heritage. It is a complex biological function, it strengthens relationships and is good for you.

What is not to love?

A couple kisses under a full moon and a starry sky. Image by Chris Ainsworth on Unsplash.

Bottom line: Watch the video to understand why a kiss is good for you.

Read more: The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum

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