Kissing — it's a way to show affection, express love, or indulge in crazy hot passion. But even though the why behind lip-locking can vary from person to person, the things that happen to your brain when you kiss are the same across the board. All this time you thought it was just fun and games to be sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, never realizing there was some serious science happening in your noggin. While you're mouth-to-mouth with the object of your lust, your brain is sending and receiving all kinds of messages, and causing your body to react.
When you're in the middle of kissing, your brain is both firing up the feel good emotions and shutting down the negative ones, according to Women's Health magazine. This paves the way for all those tingly, warm sensations to take over and make you forget you ever had a care in the world. As if this wasn't enough to keep your brain busy, it's also revving up your primal instincts to slide into home, even though you're only on first base.
If you thought your brain was on autopilot while kissing, think again — because it's as busy as ever making these seven things happen while you enjoy the results.