There is no faking it when it comes to kissing. Kissing demands your attention and can drive you towards more intimate sex. It’s a deep soulful connection that exposes your passion, love, and feelings for one another. Couples wanting to heighten their attraction and enhance the long-term health and success of their relationship should pucker up on a regular basis.
Here are FIVE delicious reasons why kissing your sweetheart more often is not only good for your relationship but also good for your heart:
- Kissing helps you to bond with your sweetheart and makes you feel happy.
Kissing triggers your brain to release a cocktail of chemicals that leave you feeling happy. It ignites the pleasure centers of the brain to release oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin which can make you feel euphoric and more satisfied so you can fall in love deeper with your sweetheart.
2. Kissing improves your overall health.
Kissing boosts your immune system, fights fatigue and lowers your blood pressure. By exchanging saliva with your sweetheart you can introduce new and sometimes helpful bacteria into your mouth. Additionally, kissing dilates your blood vessels increasing blood flow which causes an immediate decrease in your blood pressure. Kissing is good for your heart!
- Kissing is one of nature’s cure to lower stress and anxiety.
One of the primary health benefits of kissing is its ability to release the hormone oxytocin, the love hormone. In addition to kissing, oxytocin is also released through physical touch, during foreplay and orgasm, and it lowers your cortisol (stress hormone) levels. Oxytocin induces a sense of calm, relaxation, and increases your ability to trust.
- Kissing increases your sex drive.
For both men and women, testosterone is released into the bloodstream while sharing hormones and pheromones through prolonged kissing. Testosterone is the hormone responsible for sex drive and acts as an antidepressant, and it helps with mental focus. The longer and more passionately you kiss, the more testosterone that gets released.
- Kissing improves your self-esteem.
By boosting your happy hormones and reducing your cortisol levels you’re able to deal with work, stress and change with more ease and peace of mind —improving your feelings of self-worth. There’s nothing quite like some TLC (tender loving care), affection and smooching with your sweetheart to help ground you and boost your self-esteem. For optimal benefits kiss your sweetheart several times a day and two of those kisses should be more than seven seconds.
Oh, by the way, having good oral hygiene and fresh breath is a must to having more delicious passionate kissing!