There is a famous saying, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. That may be true. However, have you ever heard of a kiss being able to maintain one’s health and strength?
You’re undoubtedly already aware of the emotional benefits of kissing your sweetheart. It is a pleasant sensation. It’s wonderful when you can express your love and affection for your mate with a kiss. It’s always good to have a spouse who surprises you with spontaneous kisses; kisses that send your heart racing and make you grin.
However, those are not the only benefits of kissing. It turns out that there are numerous scientific benefits to frequently kissing your lover. That makes sense, correct? Kissing, after all, is a physical act. It’s only natural that such a physical act would have some physical rewards as well.
Therefore, if you are the type of strange person that requires more motivation to kiss the one you love, this essay is for you. However, let us be honest here. You probably don’t need convincing that kissing is wonderful, especially when done with the right person.
1. Kissing helps keep you looking young
When you lock lips with a partner in a passionate kiss, you recruit the services of around 30 underlying facial muscles and 112 postural muscles. By toning these muscles, you may smooth out any creases that have formed on top of them. When you kiss, you appear younger for an extended period of time.
2. Healthier relationships
How frequently do you kiss your partner in a serious relationship? According to Oxford University researchers, the more you kiss, the stronger your relationship. Kissing more frequently in a relationship is associated with a higher quality relationship and, consequently, a healthier life, according to research. Therefore, you fool, you may kiss her!
3. Kissing makes you happy
You may believe you’re joyful because that particular someone just gave you a mind-blowing kiss, but that, too, is based on science! The oxytocin and endorphins released during a kiss are commonly referred to as “happy chemicals” and have been shown to improve mood, according to Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD’s book Meet Your Happy Chemicals.
4. Kissing helps reduce blood pressure
Making out is not only healthy for your emotional heart; it also works your anatomical one. Kissing passionately revs up your heartbeat in a healthy way that contributes to blood pressure reduction. “It dilates your blood arteries, ensuring that blood flows freely and efficiently to all of your important organs.”
5. Kissing zaps cramps and headaches
Kissing is beneficial if you are suffering from a headache or period cramps. While you may be tempted to ignore advances while curled up in an achy ball, the blood vessel dilation caused by a nice lengthy smooch can really help alleviate your discomfort. Indeed, Demirjian proposes that you replace the ol’ “Not tonight, love — I’m suffering from a headache” line with “Honey, I’m suffering from a headache.” Come on over and kiss me!”
6. Kissing fights cavities
A smooch-a-thon stimulates the flow of all, well, fluids — including your saliva. When you kiss, you increase the amount of saliva secreted in your mouth. “That is the mechanism that removes plaque from your teeth, which causes cavities.” (Much more enjoyable than gargling!)
7. Kissing amps up your happy hormones
If you’re anxious or depressed, a little kissing or lovemaking may be exactly what you need to feel better “It will help you unwind, replenish, and revive…. The brain’s feel-good chemicals begin to circulate: serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin — all of which are released during an exercise session.”
8. Kissing burns (a few) calories
While this is no substitute for 30 minutes on the elliptical, a robust makeout session can burn between 8 and 16 calories every smooch. If you’re really engaged, kissing and lovemaking can be an intense exercise. “A passionate kiss is necessary [to burn those calories], but it does not have to be a ten-hour makeout session.”
9. Kissing boosts self-esteem
Men who received a nice juicy kiss from their wives before leaving for work earned more money, according to a German study. “If he leaves his home happily, he will be more productive at work because he will not be emotionally worried, which means he will earn more money,” Demirjian argues. “Kissing has a significant impact on your self-esteem, as well as your feelings of love and connection.”
10. Kissing can give you a facelift (kind of)
Deep kissing can help contour the neck and jawline, which are frequently difficulty places for persons concerned with their appearance as they age. Your mouth is equipped with a variety of face muscles. “You may tighten and tone those as they are kissing.”
11. Kissing is a barometer for sexual compatibility
It might be an effective approach to determine sexual compatibility with a possible mate prior to becoming nude and emotionally attached. However, if your initial liplock with a new partner is lackluster, she advocates giving him or her another chance.
Occasionally, people experience awkwardness, nervousness, or embarrassment during their first kiss. “That may not result in the most attractive, sensuous experience.” Is the second kiss as bad as the first? That is your cue to move your lips – and the rest of you – to another location.
12. Kissing keeps you on your toes
Is your heart fluttering as a result of your proximity to bae, or is it simply the kissing? Smooching has been shown to cause your heart to race. When you exchange lips, your body produces adrenaline and noradrenaline, two substances that elevate your heart rate and alert you.
13. Kissing as #selfcare
According to a 2016 study, those who are dissatisfied with their jobs have greater cortisol levels and harsher stress responses. Because kissing can increase your happy hormones, making out may help boost your self-esteem.
While the jury is still out on that one, there is no doubting that a good smoocheroo can transform you into the sexy beast you are.
14. A sweet solution for allergies
Kissing was singled out in a recent analysis of lifestyle behaviors and their effect on the skin for its “significant” ability to help alleviate certain skin disorders. Additionally, we know that chronic stress exacerbates allergies, so pardon us while we repeat: kissing lessens the stress hormone cortisol.
15. Rev up your sex drive
Saliva includes testosterone, a hormone that plays a critical role in sexual desire. More kissing = more saliva. So pucker up before you hit the sheets.
We all like a good kiss, but not simply for its sensual pleasure. Indeed, it feels good because it is beneficial to our bodies. Kissing, due to the hormones it emits, can help reduce tension, alleviate pain, and make you happier. Kissing can also help to strengthen the immune system, burn calories, and promote healthier relationships. Therefore, go ahead; I’ve provided you with sufficient justifications—grab that particular someone and kiss away!