Lock those lips and get your tongue rolling into each others’ mouth because now you have proven reasons to. You know, this came as a surprise to me when I realized that scientists have actually studied what a simple kiss can do to your body. Yes, kissing has multiple benefits! Not only does it bond your relationship, its health benefits are myriad.
It enhances your romance
This is the first thing that couples will tell you. Nonetheless, I am sure it is the first intimate physical touch that expresses and solidifies your feelings. Gets you closer, helps those hormones release and sets you into the mood. [Read:Non- sexual touches that bond your relationship]
It has anti- stress properties
You can immediately feel the de stressing effect when your partner kisses you since the level of the stress hormone, cortisol decreases. You are relieved of pressures temporarily and things feel a little easier. Just like meditation, it promotes well being of the whole body.
You feel happier
The hormone endorphin, which is known to make you happy gets kicking when you kiss.
Your body can fight infections
Kissing increases saliva that cleans your teeth. It can fight cavities and makes us immune to bacteria that spread diseases. Natural antibodies can kill harmful germs that might contribute to mouth infections.
Kissing heightens your passion
Being packed with nerve endings, your lips can make moments memorable. Hormonal levels of dopamine and oxytocin increases which promotes pleasurable sensations. Scientists claim that even your genitals lack the kind of sensation that your lips can produce. Your intimacy doubles with the gesture.
Tones facial muscles
A kiss of a higher intensity and which involves a lot of movement of the facial muscles tends to tone your jaw line and that double chin and hence, could make you look younger.
Kissing can burn approximately 8-14 calories which is quite a bonus! Although it cannot replace your workout sessions, a kiss can definitely help without much pain.
Born and brought up in India, Anushree's thoughts have been conditioned by a surrounding diverse in all aspects. She aspires to travel round the world and have a taste of the culture, food and music. Her Masters in Political Science has given her a reality check as to where India stands in enlightening its womenfolk. Writing gives her the freedom to materialize her ideas and allow people to sneak into her mind. She finds it fun and liberating.