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How To Be A Good Kisser - 10 Tips From Scientific Research:

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No, this isn't from Cosmo. It's science, dammit.

This paragraph alone is worth the price of admission:

Keep your ears attuned to her breathing. Bluntly, make sure you’re allowing her to breathe. Women tend to enjoy kissing more when they’re not being suffocated.

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Men who kiss their wives before work live 5 years longer, make 20-30% more money and are far less likely to get in a car accident:

Via The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us:

A ten-year psychology study undertaken in Germany during the 1980s found that men who kissed their wives before leaving for work lived, on average, five years longer, earning 20 to 30 percent more than peers who left without a peck good-bye. The researchers also reported that not kissing one’s wife before leaving in the morning increased the possibility of a car accident by 50 percent. Psychologists do not believe it’s the kiss itself that accounts for the difference but rather that kissers were likely to begin the day with a positive attitude, leading to a healthier lifestyle.

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Men, be prepared to brush, floss, and kiss for the ladies:

Research highlighted in The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us shows a big gender divide in how kissing is perceived.

  • It matters a lot more to women than men.
  • Women were very focused on men’s teeth and hygiene.

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