Why We Close Our Eyes When We Kiss


Why do we close our eyes when our lips touch those of the person we love? A study by psychologists Sandra Murphy and Polly Dalton proved that it is indeed our human psychology that drives us to close our eyes in order to avoid any visual contact during a kiss.

This study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Psychological Association, explains in detail why it is virtually impossible for us to kiss anyone With open eyes.

The only reason we close our eyes is that if we keep them open while we kiss our partner, we would be distracted and therefore unable to feel this feeling of well-being and especially those little butterflies twirling in the belly that make us Vulnerable ...

To sum up, you will not experience the same experience with the same intensity if you keep your eyes open.

This feeling of pleasure, stimulation you feel each time you kiss your partner will not have the same impact if you keep your eyes open. Moreover, during a languorous kiss, closing your eyes allows you to use only your body language to convey your feelings to your partner.

Instead of feeling this indescribable sensation deep inside yourself through your partner, keeping your eyes open will divert your attention. It would be like doing a number of tasks at the same time, for example, as you realize how fortunate you are to be with such a beautiful person, both physically and morally.

Therefore, being distracted when exchanging a kiss can completely alter your way of kissing and maybe even make it feel to your partner.

Conduct of the experiment

Psychologists Murphy and Dalton have discovered that with so much sensation felt at the same time, adding another of our senses (like sight, for example) would be useless because we already feel a lot by kissing someone. Keeping your eyes open would be useless unless you're embarrassed ...
In order to achieve this discovery, participants in an experiment had to perform a series of visual tests while experiencing slight sensations in the hands. The view and the touch are thus put to the test.

The purpose of this experiment was to find out if participants felt something at the hands when they concentrated on another task. Indeed, they felt less sensation because, keeping your eyes open, your brain deconcentrates and these distractions come to diminish the sensations experienced, they can even prevent you from feeling anything.

"These results can explain why closing our eyes in this case is to allow us to focus more intensely on another direction. By avoiding any visual distraction, the mind can more easily focus on what it feels like. "

Sandra Murphy also adds: "We already knew that asking participants to perform only visual tasks could reduce the perception of visual and auditory stimuli. "

Basically, you can compare these same results to what you would have achieved if the subject matter of your experience differed from the one we are talking about right now.

It is understandable, however, that the sensations would have been amplified if we were not distracted without stopping. You would feel other things unrivaled than those you currently feel.

On the other hand, it should be noted that these experiments were not carried out on couples, so it is impossible to know exactly if kissing the person you love would give you the same sensations as you have eyes open or closed.

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