Kissing is a uniquely human behavior that is said to have originated as a way to transmit germs from one person to another, ultimately for the development of immunity. But that’s not very romantic, is it? While it seems plausible that kissing has an underlying biological function, there’s no denying its role in bonding…or overall health.
9 benefits of kissing
1) Lowers your blood pressure
Kissing helps dilate blood vessels, which can help lower your blood pressure.
2) Relieves cramps and headaches
The dilation of blood vessels described above also helps relieve pain, especially headaches or menstrual cramps
3) Fights cavities
When you kiss, the production of saliva in the mouth increases, which helps to remove plaque that can cause cavities. That said, cavity-causing bacteria can be transmitted through a kiss, especially if the person kissing you has poor oral hygiene. It has even been discovered that bacteria that cause cavities can be spread from a mother’s kiss to her baby.
4) Release your happiness hormones
Kissing prompts your brain to release chemical elixirs of happiness, like serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. This is important not only for your happiness, but it can also help strengthen your relationship. Oxytocin]is the love hormone, and the higher the levels of oxytocin, the greater your ability to love. Those who cannot commit to a romantic relationship have low levels of oxytocin.
Interestingly, kissing activates the same reward-related areas of your brain as an addiction. According to the researchers who revealed this finding: “Kissing may have evolved as a way to stimulate brain systems associated with libido, romantic love, and attachment, so humans are motivated to seek out a variety of potential mates. and to get their attention for mating, and finally be able to tolerate that mate long enough to raise a child. Your lips accumulate sensory neurons, which are stimulated by the contact of the other mouth. This leads to the release of sebum, which is thought to play a role in binding.
5) Burn calories
It’s not going to replace your workout…but a vigorous kiss can burn 8-16 calories. Not too bad for a kiss.
6) Boost self-esteem
A study found that men who received a passionate kiss before leaving for work earned more money. This suggests that kissing (and perhaps the happy home/life it entails) makes people happier, boosts self-esteem, and ultimately makes them more productive at work.
7) Tones facial muscles
A vigorous kiss helps tone your neck and jawline by working out a number of facial muscles.
8) Increases your immunity
The average person spends more than 20,000 minutes of their life kissing, and for very good reason. In addition to the benefits above, kissing has been shown to boost your immune system and reduce allergic reactions in people with nasal or skin allergies.
9) Reduces stress
Other research found that people who made kissing their partner their priority activity for six weeks reported a significant decrease in their stress levels. In addition to improvements in stress levels, participants also reported greater relationship satisfaction and improved cholesterol levels.
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