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Why do we close our eyes when we kiss?

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

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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