Have You Ever Wondered Why We Close Our Eyes While We Kiss? There’s A Scientific Answer

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Every time you must have kissed, you must have found yourself closing your eyes.

That has become more of a standard protocol – to lean forward, bring the lips together and close your eyes. have you ever wondered why we close our eyes?Well, science finally has an answer to that – According to psychologists Polly Dalton and Sandra Murphy, “the brain cannot fully appreciate the physical when distracted with the visual.”

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Meaning, our brain function in a way that it can’t handle both the things: visual and physical.

Putting in other words, it’s just a technique that we don’t shift our focus from kissing (you wouldn’t want to get distracted while kissing someone, right?)

Psychologists believe that the intimate act of kissing paves a path for an intercourse, and that’s why the brain doesn’t want you to deviate from that path, or derail the concentration.

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This is what the psychologists had to say:

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Participants were fitted with a small device that emitted a subtle vibration on their hand. While they wore the device, they were given the visual and mental task of searching for letters. The participants reported that while they were searching for letters, the vibration felt less apparent, whereas when they closed their eyes, the vibration on their hand felt much more significant.

So basically, your kiss builds a momentum for a more physically connected moment.

And this happens only when you kiss your bae; we don’t shut our eyes while kissing our mothers (Now you know why!). 

A closed-eye kiss is an attempt to intensify the intimacy of the encounter.

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