• Question: what are lips used for

    Asked by 282bdya43 to Andy, Duane, Giovanna, Katie on 19 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: Duane Mellor

      Duane Mellor answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      They have many uses:
      To help us make the sound noises so we can say words
      To sense things like food and textures
      To stop things going in our mouths (we keep them closed if cycling to stop swallowing flies)
      Also to signal to others, perhaps why some people wear lip gloss?
      I am sure there are more of than just these

    • Photo: Andrew Philp

      Andrew Philp answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Behaviourally they allow us to generate expression, individuality and character in our faces that can convey mood/emotions/feelings. Functionally they are sensitive and allow us to detect textures, temperatures.

    • Photo: Katie Pickering

      Katie Pickering answered on 20 Nov 2014:

      Can’t really add anymore than the boys here.