While you all might have known from your personal experiences that kissing can be sweet, intense and passionate, but did you ever knew that it could turn out to be healthy too?

We are sure that not many of you knew this fact that kissing could also benefit your health, and rather believed that it is unhealthy and can lead to passing on germs.

But the truth is that Kissing has multiple benefits attached to it. Want to know what these benefits are? Scroll down and take a quick read:

Helps in making your skin tight

Kissing can help in toning your muscles. According to a study, a vigorous kiss can exercise more than 34 facial muscles and as many as 112 postural muscles. And that’s not all, it can also help you tone your jawline and neck. So what are you waiting for? Let the Kissing begin!

Lowers Stress

When you are kissing your partner, you completely zone out from the world. You just don’t remember what is happening around you. Your mind is in a peaceful state and your body is in a relaxing mode. And the scientific reason behind this is that kissing helps in decreasing the stress hormone cortisol and increasing serotonin, a chemical which is responsible for maintaining mood balance – levels in the brain, thereby reducing the stress. It is also capable of lowering your Blood pressure by dilating your blood vessels. It distorts the oxytocin levels of your body to leave your body in calm and peace.

Good for your teeth

Yes, you read that right! Kissing is good for your teeth as it can help you fight cavities. As per a study by dentist Heidi Hausauer, it was told that Kissing can increase saliva flow which can further help in keeping the teeth, mouth, and gums healthy by removing the food particles. Also, some experts have even claimed that extra saliva can wash away bacteria from your teeth and lower down the plaque buildup. But ensure that your partner practices good oral hygiene because if he or she fails to do so, kissing him or her can even have an opposite effect on you as it can transmit cavity-causing bacteria to your mouth as well.

Boosts your mood

For all those who are not aware, lips are the most sensitive part of our bodies because they have concentrated amount of touch receptors within them, an amount which is unmatched by any other part of the body except for the fingertips. So, every time your partner attempts to kiss you, these receptors immediately transmit the information through sensory neurons to your brain, which further processes it and then releases chemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, which are responsible for maintaining your mood balance and keeping you happy. And this is how kissing can help you lift your mood in no time.

Burns calories

A kiss can burn anywhere between two and six calories per minute. But if you are kissing with your tongue, using all your facial muscles, you can burn up to 26 calories in a minute. According to a study conducted by Andréa Demirjian, author of Kissing: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about One of Life’s Sweetest Pleasures, ‘Kissing and lovemaking can be a vigorous exercise if you’re fully engaged.You need to have a passionate kiss [in order to burn those calories], but it doesn’t have to be a 10-hour makeout session.’

Boosts immunity

Just like you exchange saliva during a kiss, you exchange germs too. But need not worry as this is not going to make you sick and rather help your body to make antibodies to fight the germs and improve your immunity. A human mouth consists of as many as 700 types of bacteria- with no two alike. So, every time two people exchange saliva, they introduce their body to new bacteria. And as per studies, having a varied amount of bacteria in your bodies can help you boost your immunity and be healthier than ever.

Acts as a painkiller

If it is that time of your month, there’s nothing better than a vigorous kissing session with your partner that can help you take away all the pain and that too in no time. So, why take painkillers when you can have kisses?

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