Study found kissing on the lips can transfer 80 million bacteria


Illustration Illustration - Kissing does not only show love between partners. In research conducted by Micropia and the Dutch research institute TNO, kissing on the lips turned out to also transfer about 80 million bacteria. But the bacteria that is moved within 10 seconds of this kiss is not harmful to the health of the person.

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Quoted from Business Insider, these bacteria can help food processing, process nutrients, and prevent disease. Some types of bacteria are Lactobacillus sp and Bifidobacterium sp.

The study was conducted on 21 couples by filling out the questionnaire submitted by the researchers. Respondents then filled in the habits and frequency of intimate kissing. Researchers then take samples of saliva from the respondents. With the results of this research, couples do not need to worry when kissing. Even though there is a transfer of bacteria, the organism turns out to be benign and helps with the health of the body.


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