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  • News flash! Kissing is dirty and disgusting

  • and also kinda great for your health. Take that daggers.

  • Hey guys, TARA here for Dnews and everybody loves kissing right?

  • That's a thing. Well, according to a new study it's actually a very disgusting thing that also really great for health.

  • A paper published this week in the journal microbiota can tell where I'm going with this

  • so that just a ten-second French kiss can spread up to eighty million bacteria between mouth.

  • This is a study conducted on 21 couples who agreed to have their tongues swapped before and after a ten-second long French kiss.

  • Based on that experiments scientists discovered that people who are in committed relationships tend to harbor similar collections of bacteria on their tongues.

  • And more often they kiss, the more bacteria they seem to share.

  • To find out exactly how similar those bacteria were,

  • researchers repeated the experiment but this time they instructed one of the partners in each relationship to partake in a probiotic yogurt drink.

  • And then wait a little bit before making out with their significant other.

  • Sure enough the probiotic bacteria which are normally found in a person's mouth transferred over to their partner along with eighty million other bacteria.

  • It sounds kinda gross!

  • But keep in mind that as long as you're not transferring any infectious pathogens,

  • increasing the diversity of the bacteria in your body is actually a very good thing.

  • According to Remco Courts, the author of the study,

  • kissing is essentially a former immunization enabling you to build up a resistance by exposing yourself to more indifferent kinds of microorganisms.

  • So next time you find yourself at a club flirting with an attractive lady,

  • just try using this pick up line! ''Hey baby, wanna diversify your microbiome?''

  • Works every time. What you guys think about this?

  • Any thoughts, any amazing pick up lines you'd like to share with the class

  • Feel free to leave them in comments down below

  • Otherwise, thanks for watching! And happy kissing.

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