Do you remember your first kiss?
Well, I’ve found research which reveals a quarter of British adults not only remember it, but are still in touch with the person they shared their FIRST kiss with!
Researchers surveyed 2,000 people in relationships and discovered 23 percent are still in contact with their first flame, with 24 percent keeping in touch openly via social media.
Psychologist Donna Dawson commented on the findings: “Our first meaningful kiss sets the template for all kisses to come, especially if we are highly attracted to that person. Chemicals in the saliva of both kissers help the couple to bond even closer.
“The experience will be further deepened by our own anticipation of it, and all future romantic kisses will be compared to it. This initial ‘bonding’ is never forgotten, and neither is the person kissed. You may be in another relationship further down the line, but those lingering chemical bonds may tempt you to get back in touch.”
So what makes a good kiss?
Well researchers have found the most important ingredients for the perfect kiss are soft lips (42 percent), not too much tongue (33 percent), confidence (29 percent) and that the person smells good (27 percent).
Martin Austin, director at lipivir, which commissioned the study, said: “Kissing is something that just about everyone does, so it’s natural that people want healthy a healthy pout for the perfect kiss.
Researchers surveyed people in relationships and discovered 23 percent are still in contact with their first flame, with 24 percent keeping in touch openly via social media.
How does kissing change when you’re married?
The first response describes stereotypically dull, post-honeymoon marital intimacy. The second depicts electrifying, full-body expressions of lifelong sensuality between husband and wife.
Sadly, reality confirms the stereotype: Average marital kissing habits are dry – and destructive.
In Kiss Me Like You Mean It, Dr. David Clarke bluntly writes that passionate kissing fades in 100 per cent of marriages. Supporting this statistic, a recent British Heart Foundation survey found that one in five married couples goes up to one week without kissing. And for 40 per cent of the survey respondents, the few-and-far-between kisses last no longer than five seconds.