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How does kissing benefit your health?
12 Feb 2022
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We all have heard of the fairy tale where a kiss turned a frog into a prince. Is an assemble of love, goodbye, hello, etc. In many cultures, kissing symbolizes a strong meaning of love and respect. 

More than that kissing has many health advantages too. Many studies have proved the health benefits of kissing and hence it is an interesting topic to talk about too. 

So grab your lip balm, because in this article we are going to talk about all that you need to know about kissing including its advantages and its health impacts. 

The mantra to lower blood pressure

Kissing not only induces special feelings in your heart. It can also increase your heart rate which in turn dilates blood vessels. 

So what happens when your blood vessels dilate? It increases your blood flow and hence causes a quick reduction in blood pressure. 

So literally as well as metaphorically “kissing is for the goodness of your heart” 

A boost to our happy hormones

By kissing, our brain releases certain chemicals. These chemicals include oxytocin, dopamine as well as serotonin. These chemicals usually induce a feeling of “so good”. They are also capable of igniting the pleasure centers of the brain.

The above-mentioned chemicals can encourage feelings of affection, bonding as well as love. In addition to that, it can also lower your stress hormone called cortisol levels too. 

Best for headaches and cramps

Many studies have proved that kissing is very good if you are suffering from headaches or menstrual cramps. Yes, it is true. But the science behind it is very simple. 

As we have already mentioned kissing can increase blood flow, it can reduce aches, pain, cramps, and headache. Moreover it also loafer the stress hormones which in some people can trigger headaches. 

Allergic? Okay kissing can help

A recent research found that kissing can help to reduce many allergic reactions. The research was among two types of people, one skin allergy and one nasal allergy. After the research, it was observed that people who were elevated showed less reaction and symptoms after 30 minutes of kissing their partners. 

The “mate assessment tool”

Several studies have proved that kissing is the natural way of determining your partner. It is the most simple way to determine who you are most affectionate or compatible with. 

When you’re kissing someone affectionately you can feel them and hear their mind. So it is one of the best ways to tell someone who you are, what you want or what you can give. 

Moreover it is the best way to increase attachment as well as affection. When you are kissing a chemical called oxytocin is released. This chemical can increase the feeling of love and affection. 

So kissing your partner is very important as it can improve satisfaction in a relationship especially in long term relationships. 

The cavity fighter

Yes you heard it right. Kissing is a good way to fight cavities. This is because when you are kissing more saliva is secreted into your mouth. The Saliva secreted can wash away the plaque in your teeth which is the cause of cavities. 

Effective way to manage stress

Kissing is a very good way of stress management. Stress management is usually in words how well you handle your anxiety, tension and stress. 

Since oxytocin is released when you are kissing, there is nothing like a kiss that can reduce your anxiety as well as stress. Talk to a doctor if you are suffering from anxiety, depression or stress. Because sometimes there are times where you or your partner cannot effectively manage stress and tension. In such cases talking to a professional can help. 

Burn calories and make your cholesterol levels normal

A study conducted in 2009 found that couples who frequently engaged in romantic kissing experienced a decrease in the total serum cholesterol. Keeping cholesterol in check can lower the risk of many health risks such as stroke and heart disease. 

Old show during kissing you are burning from 2 to 26 cal per minute depending on how affectionately and passionately you are kissing. This may not be the best workout that you can try to reduce weight but it surely has many health benefits. 

Kissing definitely has positive impacts on emotional as well as physical well-being. It is one of the most effective and excellent way to check out the sexual potential of your partner. 

Moreover, it makes people feel connected and strengthen their bonds too. There can be many doubts too. Talk to a health expert if you are having any questions regarding your health. 

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