Why do we close our eyes when we kiss?

They may love you, but they'll still think it's weird to open your eyes when you kiss.

1st August 2011
Why do we close our eyes when we kiss? (iStock)

Asked by: Anonymous

Most people can’t focus on anything as close as a face at kissing distance so closing your eyes saves them from looking at a distracting blur or the strain of trying to focus.

Kissing can also make us feel vulnerable or self-conscious and closing your eyes is a way of making yourself more relaxed. It’s like turning out the light before having sex, but in miniature.

 


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