kiss, germs and saving babies
Hello, how are you?
This article is about the research on kissing. the scientists have figure out that kissing is an act of spreading germs from one person to another. And the result of kissing is pretty phenomenal. This doctor from University of Leeds said that the purpose of kissing is to trade saliva, and to build up immunity. it is also the part of protecting pregnant women and its babies from diseases.
I would like to believe that most of our social actions such as handshakes and kisses and hug have a scientific explanation why we do them. There are decent amount of psychological explanations in out social behaviors, and we all know Mr. Floyd. This is probably the first time I have read that explains our social behavior by biological explanation.
Do you think we some how knew that kissing prevents infection to the baby like by an instinct?
What other social behaviors that you guys can think of which are more like biology than psychology?
If you are germ-phobic I am so sorry, but I still encourage everyone to kiss their friends, family and their loved ones.