Our Lips are Unsealed: Exploring the Science & Culture of Kissing

Written by on May 26, 2023

Among the many “firsts” we experience in our lives, a first kiss is one of the most memorable.

In addition to being a novel experience, our brains receive pleasure and information from kissing. Our lips are the most exposed erogenous zones on our bodies, and a good, consensual kiss triggers hormones that give us a rush of desire and love.

Science communicator Sheril Kirshenbaum talks with host Anita Rao about these physical effects of a kiss and how they help us measure . . .

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