A Quick Kiss Could Trade 80 Million Bacteria

November 17, 2014 7:18 PM

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You’re sharing more with your partner during a 10-second French kiss than you may realize: up to 80 million bacteria, to be precise.

“French kissing is a great example of exposure to a gigantic number of bacteria in a short time,” the author of a new study on kissing, Remco Kort, a professor and scientist at Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, told the BBC.

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