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Pillow Talk: The Power of a Kiss

I'm glad so many of you participated in the poll last week about what you would live without in your relationship if you had to; tricky, wasn't it? A mere 15% of you opted to give up kissing. Not only is kissing just plain fun, it's also good for your body, your brain, and your relationship.

Kissing someone for the first time reveals all kinds of information about them. One study out of Russia suggests we chemically react to the saliva of a good, potential partner, receiving a rush of hormones if they pass. The face and hands are also loaded with scent glands, and we know for certain how helpful compatible pheromones can be when it comes to romantic attraction!

Passionate kissing releases endorphins, The more powerful the kiss, the more adrenaline you get, giving you that high feeling I'm sure I don't need to describe. The study also reports that kissing has been proven to stabilize cardiovascular activity, decrease cholesterol levels and high blood pressure, and it may even help burn calories.

But I love the versatility of the kiss. It can be a simple, romantic moment. It can be a greeting or a farewell gesture. It can be tender or passionate. It can be platonic or affectionate. It can be filled with excitement or with grief, even. There's one for your lips, your cheek, your forehead or your nose.

Anyone with a great kissing story to share, ladies? And I know there have got to be a few horror stories as well. Dish, please!

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SparklinSeahorSe SparklinSeahorSe 9 years
My first kiss was great, but I expected it to be something amazing and earth-shattering and it really wasn't. The guy was a fantastic kisser though, so I guess I just got lucky!
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 9 years
I love kissing my man :WOOHOO:
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Lexo, If only a mere 15 percent would give it up, then I assume people like their kissing, not the other way around. lol Giggle, a bad first kiss is always a huge disappointment. ------------------------------------------------------ "We're forced to bed, But we're free to dream" Gord Downie
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
anyone remember that song "i want a movie kiss from you darling....", haunting melody? love that one, totally sums up a first kiss and all the anticipation. "heh-hu-ha-hu-heh-he-ha-hu; that's the woody wood pecker song"
rubialala rubialala 9 years
My love is a great kisser and I love making out with him! ;) But, the sloppy faced kisser is the worst. I dated this guy and I really really liked him but then we kissed for the first time (haha, on Valentine's Day, how funny is that) and I don't know what the heck he was doing, it was like fast and choppy and I got spit all over the outside of my mouth. It was gross and I knew it was over was this guy. Oh, gross. I got chills just thinking about it. Blech.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
lol Giggle. how about the sloppy-face kisser??? ugh, those are the worst! (next to the dead fish ones). my first kiss was with a sloppy kisser and it was soooo gross! he just stuck his tongue in my mouth when i thought it would be a simple peck and then proceeded to cover my whole face in his saliva! ewwwwwwwwww....
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 9 years
Well, there's the awful moment when attraction is killed because you kiss someone and their darting tongue reminds you of a finger jabbing you in the mouth, and you're all, okay, nice to meet you. Good luck in life! Taxi!!!!
LEX0 LEX0 9 years
I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING, THE ARTICLE IS SAYING, I D0NT UNDERSTAND WHY PE0PLE D0NT LIKE KiSSiNG! WELL, I L0VE iT... iT KEEPS THE RELATi0NSHiP FRESH! WELL, I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST KiSSED MY B0YFRiEND & iT WAS GREAT! iT WAS JUST A PECK 0N THE LiPS BUT I D0NT KN0W, iT GAVE ME BUTTERFLiES! L0L! I STiLL GET HAPPY THiNKiNG AB0UT iT! L0L!
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