12.11.2008

Kissing can do more harm than good

For those of you who have not heard yet...

A young Chinese woman was left partially deaf following a passionate kiss from her boyfriend.

The 20-something from Zhuhai in Guangdong province arrived at hospital having completely lost the hearing in her left ear, said local reports.

The incident prompted a series of articles in the local media warning of the dangers of excessive kissing.

"While kissing is normally very safe, doctors advise people to proceed with caution," wrote the China Daily.

The doctor who treated the girl in hospital was quoted in the paper explaining what had happened.

"The kiss reduced the pressure in the mouth, pulled the eardrum out and caused the breakdown of the ear."

The chorus of warnings was echoed by the Shanghai Daily, which wrote: "A strong kiss may cause an imbalance in the air pressure between two inner ears and lead to a broken ear drum."

The young woman is expected to regain her full hearing within about two months.

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I sure hope it was worth it. And I hope you all find someone to make you go deaf this holiday season.

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

Man, note to self: avoid any and all mistletoe

EmmA...er...Pamela said...

i've actually heard of this happening a lot of times...

Anonymous said...

haha

~e

S. said...

Sock it to me! It's only 1 ear and it's temporary anyway....

Now where's my mistletoe!!

Saturday Morning Mystic said...

Wow...maybe that is we got the term "suckface." It's like we are pulling everything from our head inward. Disturbing, not so great thought for the day. (Did I just go too far?)

charissa said...

what? couldn't hear you...

konigsmark said...

I heard this ridiculous story on public radio.

Yeti said...

HAAH! Good one, Charissa.