8 Reasons Why Kissing Is Actually Good For Your Health!

Mishti Shirke , 09 Mar 2015
Couples | Source: Tumblr
Couples | Source: Tumblr

Kissing can be a lot of things – erotic, sensual, romantic, soft… and SUPER beneficial for your overall well being! Locking lips with your boyfriend, partner or husband could actually result in benefits; physically AND emotionally! Yup, we’re talking double whammy, guys.

1) Kissing Lowers Stress.

Kissing | Source: Tumblr
Kissing | Source: Tumblr

That’s right. Kissing can help reduce cortisol (a stress hormone), thereby helping you to de-stress and unwind after a bad day at work. So now you have a remedy for all that post-work grumpiness!

2) Kissing Burns Calories!

Kissing | Source: Tumblr
Kissing | Source: Tumblr

Believe it or not, (though a peck may not do it) a kiss that lasts longer than a minute could burn over 25 calories! You could potentially feel less guilty about eating that extra slice of pizza, just by adding a little extra kissing afterwards!

3) Kissing Helps Keep A Cold At Bay.

Kissing | Source: Tumblr
Kissing | Source: Tumblr

Ok so we don’t recommend sharing saliva when one of you is sick BUT when both of you are happy and healthy, indulge in some passionate kissing and you’ll both be helping each other in boosting your immune systems!

4) Kissing Keeps You Looking AND feeling Young!

Old Couple In Love | Source: Tumblr
Old Couple In Love | Source: Tumblr

Did you know you use upto 30 muscles in your face each time you pucker up and get lost in a long, deep, passionate kiss?! Food for thought. Working these muscles keeps them taut, strong and overall, keeps you looking and feeling younger!

5) Kissing Boosts Oxytocin.

Kissing | Source: Giphy
Kissing | Source: Giphy

Oxytocin (otherwise known as the feel-good chemical) is instantly released by your brain when you kiss your partner. Oxytocin is responsible for making you feel more bonded and intimate with your mate. So if you’re ever feeling a little distant, smooch away!

6) Kissing Reduces Pain.

Kissing | Source: Giphy
Kissing | Source: Giphy

During a very heated kiss, your body releases adrenaline, which can reduce feelings of pain! Pair that with the similarly pain-reducing endorphins that are released during physical intimacy, and locking lips could potentially do wonders to that nagging headache of yours!

7) Kissing Could Mean A Longer Lasting Relationship.

Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone Kiss | Source: Tumblr
Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone Kiss | Source: Tumblr

Couples who engage in lengthy kissing sessions on a regular basis get along better! The act of kissing helps people connect. Kissing induces a sense of commitment and compassion which in turn works at either mending a relationship or ensures that you stay strong with the one you love!

8) Kissing Is Fun!

Kissing | Source: Tumblr
Kissing | Source: Tumblr

Kissing is a blast! It’s a way to express yourself and it will almost always lift those spirits and keep you smiling and happy for a long time to come! :)

So what are you waiting for, pucker up and get kissing! <3

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