One Kiss Could Spread 80 Million Bacteria

  • Posted on: May 12 2015

Do you like to kiss? Who doesn’t right? Did you know that one kiss can exchange more the 80 million bacteria. Even a short kiss lasting 10 seconds or less can transfer numerous bacteria and germs. These bacteria and germs can cause illnesses and infections. Everyone has their own combination of oral bacteria and it is very similar to the people we kiss the most often.

 “The exact effects of intimate kissing on the oral microbiota have never been studied. We wanted to find out the extent to which partners share their oral microbiota, and it turns out, the more a couple kiss, the more similar they are,” said lead researcher Remco Kort.

The study could inspire more similar studies that could link kissing to oral health.

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