Health Benefits of Kissing

How does it feel to be kissed? Hmmph I’m sure everyone knows the answer except yours truly,  They say it is the best way to show how much you love someone. A lot of people I’ve asked said that they get the feeling that they are on cloud nine and some says their soul become one. Kissing has been around since 1500 B.C. Some said kissing originated in prehistoric times. The mouth-to-mouth feeding of pre-chewed meal is believed to become a sign of trust, affection and dependency.

We all know about the diseases we can get from kissing i.e HIV, herpes and mononucleosis. Apart from those disease there is also benefits you can get from kissing. This is a good news for all those who love to pucker up. When you kiss someone  thereby you put more than 30 facial muscles in motion which promotes circulation and helps in preventing the development of wrinkles. Lips is an erogenous part. When you start to kiss,  it will be stimulated and send signal to your brain whereas your brain will release neurotransmitters, including dopamine, endorphins, norepinephrine and phenylethylamine. Dopamine is associated with  pleasure system of the brain, providing feelings of enjoyment it also motivate you to engage in pleasurable activities. Endorphins is also known as natural pain relievers but they can lead to feelings of euphoria. Phenylethylamine, also found in chocolate makes you feel more alert and gives you a sense of well-being and contentment.Thus making kissing a stress reliever.

Meanwhile, kissing has scientifically been proven to stabilize cardiovascular activity, It decreases blood pressure  and cholesterol by production of antioxidants. Frequent kissers are less likely to suffer blood, bladder and stomach infections. Weakening muscles and insomnia seem less likely as well.

It is also believe  kissing can prevent plaque build-up.  Saliva contains substances that fight bacteria, viruses and fungi. It combats tooth decay and gum diseases. Around 80 per cent of the bacteria in saliva are common to everyone while 20 per cent are unique to you. The exchange of saliva boost your immune system to create antibodies to the ‘foreign’ bacteria. This process is called  cross-immunotherapy which helps you fight infection.

And again, It is believe that men who kiss their wives before they leave for work live five years longer than those who don’t. Men of the latter category are said to be more prone to traffic accidents. A quick romantic kiss will burn about 2-3 calories, whereas French kiss (an open-mouthed kiss with tongue contact) will obliterate more than 5 calories.

Lungs works harder after you smooch. Your regular 20 inhales will result to 60 times per minute. This type of “ventilation” is  the best way to prevent lung diseases. Japan recent studies also shows that thirty minutes of intense kissing can relieve sneezing and sniffling, caused by allergies, by slowing down histamine production. Kissing is also supposed to cure hiccups.

In addition the adrenal glands are also stimulated. They are signaled to produce norepinephrine and epinephrine which is directly responsible for increase in heart rate, contracts blood vessel, dilates pupil, and lipids break down in preparation to release more energy. Thus causing the chemicals to move to stomach and other muscles including  sexual organs, making one aroused.

As people kiss with arousal, kissing  leads to touching. Touching and massaging release oxytocin– a hormone known to have a calming effect on the body. hypothalamus may also be stimulated to produce gonadotropin-releasing hormones, eventually leading to the production of testosterone in the testes and ovaries, which  creates sensation in your  whole body. As the kissing intensifies, you become more excited your  blood pressure rises, your heartbeat and breathing quicken, and your body becomes more sensitive and receptive to touch as you yearn for more.

So If you are madly in love with someone I guess the better way to show it is by kissing. It will create an incredible intimacy between the two of you. The feeling that you can get by being with that special someone is indescribable,  There is no better way than to hear your loves heartbeat and feel his warmth embrace. Just make sure that it isn’t one-sided.