A kiss a day can keep the doctor away. Kissing is stress-buster, kissing is deep bonding. It has many healthy benefits, with no SIDE-EFFECTS.
Here are the 10 major benefits of kissing.
1: Good exercise: You may not believe it, but kissing is a good exercise. Don’t you pant during heavy kissing? Reports say you burn up to 5 to 15 calories a minute of intense kissing. Imagine how many calories you will end up burning if you kiss for a few minutes daily.
2: Stress buster: During kissing, the levels of oxytocin -which has a calming effect – go up and you feel relaxed. Kissing also increases levels of feel-good endophins and dopamine.
3: Enhances facial beauty: According to research, more than two dozen facial muscles become active during kissing. Kissing adds tightness of these facial muscles and thus gives glow to your face.
4: Lowers blood pressure: Feel-good chemicals released during kissing relax body and lower blood pressure as they dilate blood vessels.
5: Raises immunity: Research shows that kissing raises a woman’s immunity and raise defence against certain harmful agents in the body.
6: Raises self-esteem: It is as simple as that. A kiss planted by your partner before you leave for work keeps you happy and relaxed throughout the day. Again, it is the work of feel-good chemicals.
7: Relieves cramps: Because of the dilation of blood vessels during kissing, body pain, headache and menstrual cramps ease.
8: Checks tooth decay: Increased saliva during kissing serves as cleaning agent by removing plaque on teeth and thus prevent cavities.
9: Measures mate compatibility: Why people always remember their first kiss? Research shows that kissing is the subtle biological way of picking up sensations from the tongue, lips, cheeks and nose to figure out whether the person is compatible for you in terms reproduction health and genetic quality.
10: Better sex: Kissing is the first act of foreplay and leads to increased arousal in women because men introduce hormones such as testosterone in women through mouth. This happens because mucous membranes in the mouth are permeable to testosterone. So when men kiss women, they introduced testosterone into their mouth. As a result, women feel increased levels of arousal.