Why We Close Our Eyes When We Kiss

3 years ago

The longest kiss in the world lasted for 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds. While we don’t know how the couple managed to hold out for so long, we do have an answer to the golden question we’ve all wondered about at some point: Why do people kiss with their eyes closed?

Bright Side has determined the reasons that cause us to close our eyes while kissing. Take a look at them below.

It helps our brain to focus better.

According to a study conducted by psychologists, when there are too many visuals or distractions around, it becomes hard for our brain to focus. Our ability to sense things gets worse when our eyes are doing more work.

It means you want to feel more with your touch.

Just as closing your eyes helps you get rid of the distractions around you, it also allows you to fully experience the sensation of kissing. By closing our eyes to kiss, we enable our brain to keep its focus on the touch rather than on other sensory experiences.

It helps us feel less vulnerable.

Since kissing is one of the most personal and intimate things ever, it can make you or your partner feel vulnerable. To avoid this and the sense of awkwardness, we automatically prefer to shut our eyes before we lean in for a kiss.

The alternative could be “creepy” or simply “too much.”

While eye contact is usually desirable, kissing with your eyes open may not be. Doing so will not only make your partner uncomfortable but scientific evidence suggests that it might cause your brain to feel overloaded and keep you from feeling much, if anything at all.

Have you ever kissed someone with your eyes open?


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