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Do You Kiss? Chinese Man Loses Hearing Ability After Kissing But Why?

Uncover the surprising connection between intense affection and potential hearing loss as we delve into the consequences of a passionate kiss.

Edited By : Mayank Kasyap | Updated: Aug 30, 2023 08:15 IST
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New Delhi: In a jaw-dropping incident that has left the world in disbelief, a Chinese man’s amorous endeavor took a shocking turn as a 10-minute-long kiss with his girlfriend led to a trip to the hospital. The incident, reported by South China Morning Post, highlights the unexpected hazards of intense affection.

The fateful kiss: A story of passion and pain

On August 22, a couple was enjoying a romantic outing at West Lake in China’s Zhejiang province. Little did they know that their affectionate embrace would result in an unforeseen medical emergency. As the man passionately locked lips with his girlfriend, an excruciating pain suddenly surged in his ear. The sharp pain prompted them to rush to a hospital for immediate medical attention.

Unveiling the medical mystery: Ear trauma from intense kissing

Upon examination, doctors made a startling discovery – the man’s eardrum was perforated. The medical experts attributed the incident to the intense air pressure change that occurs during fervent kissing. This, coupled with the heavy breathing shared between partners, can lead to an imbalance within the ear, causing a puncture in the eardrum. As a result, the young man faced the prospect of a two-month recovery period and was prescribed antibiotics.

Not an isolated incident: Past cases speak volumes

This incident isn’t the first of its kind. In 2008, a similar event unfolded in southern China. A young woman from Guangdong province partially lost her hearing due to a ruptured eardrum caused by an overly passionate kiss from her boyfriend. The recurrence of such incidents underscores the potential dangers of romantic gestures.

Social media buzz: Love’s unforeseen consequences

The bizarre incident has taken Chinese social media by storm. The story garnered a staggering 1 million likes and 400,000 comments on the platform Douyin alone. Online commentators expressed a mix of amusement and concern, with some remarking on the unpredictability of life’s quirks.

As the incident unfolds, it serves as a stark reminder that even the most intimate expressions of affection can have unexpected consequences. Love’s roar, it seems, can sometimes leave a lasting mark beyond the heart.

First published on: Aug 30, 2023 08:15 AM IST

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