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Hold that kiss! It can transfer 80 million bacteria in ten seconds, says study

Nov 17, 2014    

London: As many as 80 million bacteria are transferred during a 10-second kiss, says a new study, adding that at least nine intimate kisses per day could lead to couples sharing similar communities of oral bacteria."Intimate kissing involving full tongue contact and saliva exchange appears to be a courtship behaviour unique to humans. We wanted to find out the extent to which partners share their oral microbiota. It turns out that the more a couple kiss, the more similar they are," said lead study author Remco Kort from the Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) in the Ne...

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