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Benefits of Kissing

5 Benefits of Kissing

Here's a post from OnSugar blog My DISFunkshion.

Kissing is a universal language that needs no translation. It’s sexual, romantic, and . . . good for your health!

It's a bonding behavior that elicits a complete band of physiological processes that not only boosts our self-esteem but also our immunity. It’s a great way to connect with our partners, and, it also helps your state of mind.

Below are 5 health benefits of kissing.

  1. Kissing Diet: Kissing regularly can actually tone our cheek and jaw muscles. We burn at least 1-2 calories a minute during a kiss, using more than 30 facial muscles, which keeps us looking younger, and definitely happier!
  2. Relieves Stress: Passionate kissing stimulates the brain by relieving tension (lowering your stress hormone, cortisol) and producing a sense of well being, by increasing your oxytocin, a calming hormone that converts into euphoria.
  3. Boosts Immune System: Sharing germs with someone adds to your internal defense system. Saliva contains some potent proteins and bacteria that make a natural antiseptic, where the extra saliva washes bacteria off your teeth and reduces plaque, gingivitis and tooth decay — Bye, bye cavities!
  4. Blood Circulation: Kissing generates an adrenaline that makes your heart race, causing your heart to circulate more blood around your body, stabilizing your cardiovascular activity for healthier, glowing you!
  5. Finds the One: They say that a woman can tell if a relationship will work right after that first kiss; that’s because kissing someone releases a hormone known as pheromones, which conjures sexual attraction. Don't worry gals; prince charming is just a smooch away, that is, if your pheromones are on the same wavelength.

Want to see more? Start following My DISFunkshion or start your own OnSugar blog. Maybe your stories will be posted here on TrèsSugar!

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