Kissing Makes You Fall in Love
Maybe we should change the old saying from “love at first sight” to “love at first kiss”. The first kiss causes a huge spike in dopamine, which causes a craving for more kisses and a feeling of euphoria. All kisses also release oxytocin, which creates feelings of attachment and might be responsible for the indescribable emotion called love. Kissing also has been proven to reduce stress, and that ability becomes stronger in long-term relationships.
2 of 3 People Tilt Their Head to the Right When Kissing
A German researcher studied the habits of 100 kissing couples and noticed that over two thirds of people tilt their heads to the right. Further studies have linked which direction people prefer to the position we naturally took in the womb.
Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
Yo so uh, Emma Watson for President. Of the world.
I believe that just as much as teens fear time, adults do as well. It would be selfish of us to think that they can understand and accept our evolution into adulthood much easier than we can. Maybe in reality, teenagers and parents are scared of the same things.