“Tongue Trivia - Fun with the Body's Most Amazing Muscle”
Ah, the tongue. Elementary schools students learn that it’s the strongest muscle, proportionally speaking. At one time your tongue was for tasting, talking and taunting teachers behind their backs. When you got older, you added a fourth T to the list: titillating. And most likely, you learned that strength isn’t as important as other issues like shape, flexibility and sensitivity. Here’s a quick guide to understanding what is arguably the most fun part of the human body.
The Tongue Facts
but as you’ll see when you read on, it doesn’t exactly give record holder Stephen Taylor some kind of superpower.
2. Other Size Facts: The longest female tongue is only 2.75 inches. On average a human tongue only protrudes about an inch, then about 3 inches stay inside the mouth, bringing the grand total to an average of 4 inches, give or take. Now you know.
3. Strength: What does “strongest muscle” mean? Well, not much. The tongue is eight muscles, plus tissue that houses tastebuds. However, to understand your tongue’s awesome power, try this trick: place any finger on your tongue and push down while you push up with your tongue. Your tongue wins. Bring your wrist muscles into the game and it’s a close match. No need to hurt yourself by bringing in all your arm strength. I think you get it; the thing is strong.
4. Taste: Even the strongest flavors, say, those of Body Candy’s Chocolate Ecstasy Lickable Body Glaze aren’t fully experienced with the tip of the tongue. It’s hard to pin down with math how much of the flavor experience actually comes from aroma, but we do know that smell receptors are 25,000 times as sensitive. That’s why the moment just before swallowing, when your inner olfactory receptors get a dose, is the moment you fully taste something.
More Good News: According to Victoria Zdrok in her book Anatomy of Pleasure, there is no scientific correlation between tongue size and sexual pleasure. Moreover, when it comes to stimulating kissable spots all over the body, all you need is some Body Candy Edible Body, some ingenuity, and someone to practice on. Now get those tongues to work!