Brush licking is common, but counter-productive.
You've just cleaned your brush and then you contaminate it with the various non-volatile chemicals and particulate matter in your saliva (you don't want to know).
If your brush is truely clean and the bristles are together wet, then the bristles will remain together when it dries. If they don't, your brush is either not clean (Probably paint inside the ferrule), or has simply had it.
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