Benefits Of Kissing
Need Reason to Kiss? Does Kiss express Love only? Let’s Talk about Health Benefits of Kissing.
Lowers blood pressure
Decreases cortisol stress hormone
Fights off cavities
Overall Results of Kissing
1. Kissing lowers stress.
It decreases the stress hormone cortisol and increases serotonin levels in the brain. Kissing has also been measured to lower anxiety and has similar benefits to meditation.
2. Kissing keeps us healthy.
It improves our immunity by releasing antibodies that kill bacteria. And kissing helps us prevent cavities by increasing saliva that washes our teeth. It has also been shown that our saliva secretes natural antibiotics when we kiss.
“Never a lip is curved with pain?That can’t be kissed into smile again.”? ~Brete Harte
3. Kissing makes us happier.
Kissing prompts your brain to release a happy elixir of feel-good chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. This isn’t only important for your happiness. It improves our mood by increasing endorphins, which are our feel-good hormones.
“Happiness is like a kiss – it feels best when you give it to someone else.”
4. Kissing calms us down and promotes pleasure.
It increases levels of oxytocin otherwise known as the “love hormone” which calms us. Kissing also reduces pain through our saliva which contains a kind of anesthetic and increases pleasure by releasing dopamine.
“Your hugs and kisses are like the stars that light up my life when things get dark.”
5. Kissing strengthens our relationships.
It promotes togetherness and couples who kiss regularly live five years longer than those who don’t.
“A kiss seals two souls for a moment in time.” ~Levende Waters
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