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9 Amazing reasons why Kissing is good for Health

9 Amazing reasons why Kissing is good for Health
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Kissing – how would you define it? It is a form of language recognized all over the world.

We all kiss – it is something natural.

Kissing as a social pleasantry

We kiss to say thank you or goodbye to our friends!

A mother kisses her children!

A kiss to end a date

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“There is the kiss of welcome and of parting, the long, lingering, loving, present one; the stolen, or the mutual one; the kiss of love, of joy, and of sorrow; the seal of promise and receipt of fulfillment.” – Thomas C. Haliburton

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It has many styles but there is nothing like a Romantic kiss which connects you with that someone special in your life. It is a way to show affection to your partner and tell them what you feel. But there is a lot more to it.

Do you know that kissing not only helps in strengthening your relationship with your lover but also gives you many health benefits? We all take kiss for granted but there is a great bubbling underneath not visible to the eye.

Let me list down some of the benefits you get when you kiss or smooch your darling!

 

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1. Kissing boosts Immunity

It may sound weird but it’s true that kissing swap germs which boosts immunity and strengthens the body’s defences. A study published in the journal Medical Hypotheses reveals the fact that kissing protects the woman’s body from Cytomegalovirus which can cause diseases like infant blindness during pregnancy.

2. Kissing reduces Pain

An intense and a passionate kiss release the hormone adrenaline, which helps in reducing pain. Just as the sexual activity release pain-reducing endorphins and gives you relief from pain so does kissing.

Lock lips to fight that nagging headache!

“Never a lip is curved with pain? That can’t be kissed into smile again.”? ~Brete Harte

3. Kissing helps fight Cavities

Kissing is a way to clean your teeth – want to know how? It is being said that kissing produces more saliva in the mouth. This results in washing away the plaque on teeth which leads to cavities and thus prevents tooth decay.

Kiss everyday to ignite love with your beloved and get pearl-white teeth!

4. Kissing releases happy Hormones

While kissing, your brain releases happy hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin. “This (oxytocin) is the hormone of love, and the better the oxytocin levels, the more capacity for love,” says psychotherapist Arthur Janov, Ph.D., author of ‘The Biology of Love’. The sensory neurons of our lips are stimulated by our partner’s touch. This results in the release of hormone called sebum which plays a vital role in the bonding. So apart from keeping you happy, kissing also makes your relationship stronger.

“Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.” – Bernard Meltzer

5. Kissing burns Calories

 

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You can’t compare kissing to a vigorous workout but a passionate smooch for a minute can burn around 6 calories. It pumps up your metabolism to almost double. So next time when you are with your partner try some calorie-burning kisses!

6. Kissing helps you choose your Partner

A kiss is a great way to gauge your first attraction to a person. Your first kiss can be a turn-off so be careful. Females give more importance to kissing in judging the potential partner.

According to the researchers a kiss helps you find the genetically compatible match for yourself. “At the moment of the kiss, there are hard-wired mechanisms that assess health, reproductive status and genetic compatibility,” says Gordon G. Gallup Jr., a professor of evolutionary psychology at the State University of New York at Albany. Kissing reveals who you are and what you want.

A first kiss can be a make or break situation!

“The soul that can speak through the eyes can also kiss with a gaze.” – Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

7. Kissing keeps facial muscles strong

Kissing not only burns calories but is also a great exercise for your face.34 facial muscles are involved in kissing and it also keeps your cheeks tight. Isn’t it great! It maintains the blood circulation of your face and makes you look young.

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8. Kissing lowers Stress

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Had an argument with your boss or a tiff with your friend? Kiss your lover and all your worries will be gone and you will be filled with positivity. Kissing is a great stress buster. It lowers down the release of stress hormone cortisol and thus keeps you relaxed. It decreases anxiety and at some level gives the same benefits as meditation.

Stop popping pills, start Kissing!

9. Kissing boosts Cardiovascular Health

Adrenaline which is released from the body while kissing keeps your heart healthy. It lowers blood pressure and maintains blood flow in the body.

“A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.” – Rupert Brooke

Some interesting things you might not know about kissing

  • The study related to kissing is referred to as philematology
  • The original kissing dates back to as early as the fifth century B.C.
  • When you kiss someone you exchange around 80 million microbes
  • French kiss was earlier known as the “Florentine kiss.”
  • The world record says that the longest kiss till now lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds. Can you beat it?
  • Do you know why do the bride and the groom kiss each other in Christian wedding? It is way of signing a contract.
  • In a quick kiss only two facial muscles are involved whereas in a French kiss which is passionate and intense all the 34 facial muscles are active.
  • A few seconds of kissing can burn around five calories. So if you are an expert in kissing and can do it for hours, you can definitely skip your gym!

 There are other benefits of kissing but I guess you must have got your favorite one! What’s your best kissing moment?

If you liked the post remember to share it with your partner!

 

Comments (26)

  • Hi, Sonal

    I like the topic of your post

    When we grew up in Hong Kong, we missed out the kissing with our parents because we do not have that in oriental culture.

    I love kissing with my husband and my kids. According the structure of human body, the lip tissue is the second softest tissue on the body after the tissue of eye (white part) It provides me to have the intimate connection with them during kissing.

    There are problems or issues created by kissing such as transmitting diseases and others. But I believe the benefits are more than the problems.

    I enjoyed your list of little unknown facts about kissing.

    My favor kissing moment is kissing during the love making when two of us are totally connected.

    BTW what is your favor kissing moment?

    Will Share.

    – Stella Chiu

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    • Author

      Hi Stella

      Am glad that you liked the topic.

      Kissing means not only a romantic kiss but also the kiss of parents or children. When a child is injured, the mother expresses her love and care by kissing him. That moment becomes special and also reduces the pain of the child.

      Even I enjoyed while writing the list of some unknown facts about kissing.

      My favorite moment is the kiss with bf.

      Keep writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • Fabulous article, Sonal. I had to say “Eww” to the cleaning your teeth one! LOL I think a kiss can make or break a potential partner. If they can’t deliver the kiss that makes you all warm and tingle, they could be a dud. Run!

    • Author

      Hi Brenda

      You are absolutely right Brenda – a kiss can make or break the situation. even I feel the same that if a partner cannot deliver a proper kiss to make you go for him, then…you know.

      By the way you did not mention your favorite kissing moment!

      Just kidding……

      Keep writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • Hello Sonal, Wow I found this post to be interesting indeed!! LOL A had to laugh when i read that I will get whiter teeth from kissing.. OH Too Funny and The world record–The longest kiss–“”58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds””. Are you kidding ME? Who does that? HEHE

    What a Great Post,
    Thanks for sharing
    Chery :))

    • Author

      Hi Chery

      Even I enjoyed alot writing this post especially the amazing facts. Well Chery start kissing if you want to have whiter teeth 🙂

      Are you trying to break the record?

      Thanks for writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • Hi Sonal,

    That’s a great post – so Mum and Dad were right when, as a child if I had a minor injury, they would kiss it better 🙂 Not that they kissed me passionately…. just to set the record straight!

    Right – better head out to hunt the mistletoe, Joy

    • Author

      Hi Joy

      Bang on! Glad that you liked the post

      You are absolutely right Joy. A kiss can do wonders.

      Keep writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • So nice article sonal ,thanks for thanks for share it.i posted it in my fb page .in future hope so more.
    Thanks again.

    • Author

      Hi

      Glad that you liked the article. Thanks for sharing it.

      Keep writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • Now I have a task ahead of me. I must go find someone to kiss a lot just to get the benefits from all of these things 😀 But seriously, thanks for this education and I really MUST go find someone to share this with 😉

    • Author

      Hi Barrie

      Thanks for visiting my blog. am glad that you liked the post.

      Go ahead and enjoy all the benefits of kissing!

      Keep writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • Hi Sonal Talwar, Great there is health even in kissing. There are different feelings according to the relation with the person its a kind of expressing love in other words. Thanks for sharing

    • Author

      Hi Sazia

      Thanks for writing in. Yes kissing has many benefits and the kind of kiss depends on the relationship with the person. it is a way of expressing love in different forms.

      Keep writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • Hi Sonal My first visit to your blog

    What a wonderful topic for the kissing season, oh that’s Christmas season LOL

    Who knew kissing was so healthful! Isn’t Mother Nature wonderful makes what feels good healthy!

    To the Top

    Mary

    • Author

      Hi Mary

      Thanks for visiting my blog.

      Kissing is a way of expressing love in different forms. Ya I guess apt topic for the season.

      Kiss and feel healthy!

      Keep writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • Hi Sonal, What a great topic. I do miss kissing my hubby. I didn’t realize there were so many benefits to kissing. A very interesting article.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Author

      Hi Monna

      Am glad that you liked my post. Thanks for your valuable feedback. Well now as you know that kissing has so many benefits, enjoy it!

      Keep writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • Interesting facts. Between the two types of kissing and the associated number of muscles needed for both I must now insist on using 34 muscles since we want to get I better shape. I guess I should have my wife read this too.

    • Author

      Hi Lawrence

      I enjoyed writing these facts. and yes who would not want to have great facial muscles by such an easy and fun-filled way.

      Keep writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • Hi Sonai

    This is the first post I am reading about the benefits of kissing and it is quite interesting. The health benefits of kissing is awesome and the cleaning the teeth part makes me surprised. Thanks for sharing

    • Author

      Hi Ikechi

      Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your valuable feedback. it was something that striked me while reading so thought to write a post on it.

      Yes, it has many surprising health benefits. Hope you enjoy it!

      Keep writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • Hey Sonal,

    Well I am throwing out my tooth brush for the kiss, giving up my weight training to kiss. Okay one minute equals six calories, I am sure I have got it in me to kiss for an hour. And not to have to worry about my cavities. Well the benefits certainly are positive. This should be more publicised.

    I was not aware of what a kiss could do. A well researched post. But you forgot one thing. Kissing can lead to more and nine months later there could be pain and screeming when bubs arrives.

    How interesting that woman use a kiss and subconsciously analyse it summing up their potential new partner. Watch out men you have to have your best kissing lips ready for that first kiss.

    Thanks Sonal.

    Rachel.

    • Author

      Hi Rachel

      Well even I was a bit surprised when I read about so many health benefits. So just thought to share it with everyone. I loved the fact that it helps burn calories. More interesting than workout. Right?

      Yes, guys be alert if you cannot kiss properly, you are ruled out!

      Keep writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • Hi Sonal,

    Who knew that there could be so many benefits to kissing? Although you say kissing can boost immunity I’ve read that kissing can transfer germs although surprisingly enough recent research has found that you won’t catch your partners cold through exchange of saliva. The virus can only be spread through mucus apparently. Not a pleasant thought!

    I kiss my grandchildren on the cheek instead of the lips just in case they have some germs lurking. You never know where their hands have been and then they may have had their fingers in their mouths. I have noticed that my husband I don’t seem to catch their germs although their other grandparents always go down with something after they have seen them,

    • Author

      Hi Sandy

      Kissing has many health benefits. It maybe true that kissing spreads little germs but I guess it has so many health benefits that a certain negative aspect can be done away with. Infact everything has its pros and cons.

      With small children it is always a great idea to kiss on the cheeks.

      Thanks for writing in and sharing the info.

      Have a nice day!

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