Question by  philosophy (243)

Why do some people suck air between their teeth right after drinking a beer or soda?

They open their lips just a little, top teeth on lower lip and suck air in their mouth... is this just an attempt to be cool?


Answer by  AnnArk (141)

Pulling air into the mouth can awaken and activate the taste buds. Air flowing over taste buds acts like liquids or solids coming into contact with them. Therefore, pulling air into the mouth after drinking something can help a person use their taste buds to sample the odor of the substance.


Answer by  calcutta (168)

I think its because some extra air aids in getting the pressures right for swallowing. The drinker could just open her mouth, but then the liquid could fall out. The pursed-lips thing ensures that air comes in but no liquid comes out.

Reply by DulceDeLeche (219):
Even though there might be a reasonable explanation, it does appear however, that those people are trying extra hard to be cool. Ironically, therefore, it comes off as being decidedly uncool.  add a comment

Answer by  viva (60)

Males may be trying to take in more air so they can belch afterwards. This impresses other men. Women may do it just to look cute and sexy, or to get more of the beverage off of their teeth. It is possible that both genders think it looks attractive to others.


Answer by  onecrore (196)

I have sometimes got in the habit of doing this, and I don't even know why. There might be a physics explanation though.


Answer by  Exodus (21)

to take some of the fix off of it!

Reply by Exodus (21):
sorry, to take some of the fizz of of it!  add a comment

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