By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Here Are Some Things About Kissing That You Didn’t Know, But Probably Should.

Kissing, smooching, pecking, necking - there's a lot of different ways to do it and names to call it, but at the end of the day, most people enjoy a good, solid, smacker.

Whether you like it a lot or a little, with tongue or without, or perhaps even in controversial location (see #5), odds are, you've enjoyed a great makeout sesh once or twice in your day. However, you might not know the peculiar history and oddities behind the art of snogging, which is why we've compiled this list for you! With Valentine's Day on the way, you'll definitely be interested to read these peculiar facts about the ancient practice of the lip-tango. Grab your lover and read these together - if you ever decide to come up for air.

#1. "French kissing" is awesome now, but it used to be an insult.

The term “French kiss” originated in 1923 as a slur on what was thought to be the overly sexualized French culture. The French were onto something, though: In ancient history, mouth-and-tongue kissing was thought to truly merge two lovers' souls.

#2. Women enjoy kissing more than men.

Though this statement might be incredibly gendered, many studies have shown that women generally prefer kissing more than men, and think it's more important in a relationship.

#3. Your lips have got a lot of nerve.

Lips have a disproportionate amount of nerve endings compared to other parts of your body, making them more sensitive to the affections of another.

#4. The longest kiss lasted for more than two days.

Coming in at 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds, the Guinness World Record for longest kiss went to Ekkachai Tiranat and Laksana Tiranat of Thailand. For their efforts, the couple won a cash prize, two diamond rings, and the prestigious Guinness title.

#5. Kissing is hard to forget

In a study at Butler University, a researcher named John Bohannon surveyed 500 people about their memories of milestones, including their first kiss and losing their virginity. Surprisingly, more people remembered their first kiss than anything else!

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