The Germy Perils of a French Kiss, Especially if You Are Short

November 19, 2014 6:48 PM

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The Germy Perils of a French Kiss, Especially if You Are Short

There is perhaps nothing more romantic that a French kiss. Apparently there is also nothing more disgustingly filthy.

A new Dutch study published in the journal Microbiome found that swapping spit for about 10-seconds transfers up to 80 million bacteria between lovers. The shorter partner in the smooch may take on even more germs because, as the researchers helpfully noted, saliva travels downward.

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