Can You Describe The Physiology Of Blushing?


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A blush is a sudden reddening of the face, ears and neck. It is often accompanied with a flaccid condition of the cheek muscles and a downcast expression of the eyes, in which the glances of others are avoided. At times there may be a turning of the body as if wanting to conceal oneself. And more likely than not, a blush will be accompanied with a glowing or tingling sensation over the whole body. There may even be a tremor of the muscles and a partial paralysis of the limbs. At times there is a change in the sound of the voice and even tears may come to the eyes of the one blushing, or one may suddenly begin to perspire. And, in some cases, a person blushing has a palpitation of the heart and a feeling of fear or panic.
All races and nationalities blush, although in the dark-skinned races the blushing is not as obvious. Albinos, those with little if any pigment at all in their skin, also blush; in fact, more readily than do their fellows of their own race.
Blushing is most prevalent in the young, the innocent and the unsophisticated. With the advancing years and with one's becoming worldly-wise it often gradually ceases to manifest itself. However, what another does may cause you to blush if that one should happen to be a close friend or relative. And their blushing may also cause you to blush. Though some question it, it does seem that women blush more readily than do men, at least some women do. But it is quite likely that women today blush less readily than their grandmothers did.
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Hera Kalaydjian
Hera Kalaydjian commented
ohhh!!..I blush very often and i hate it..hehe..i blush mostly when i get unwanted attention from people even if they're close friends or family..

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