Posted Friday, June 7th 2013 @ 2pm
1. Kissing lowers STRESS
It decreases the stress hormone cortisol and increases serotonin levels in the brain. Kissing has also been measured to lower anxiety and has similar benefits to meditation.
2. Kissing makes us HAPPIER
It improves our mood by increasing endorphins, which are our feel-good hormones.
3. Kissing keeps us Healthy
It improves our immunity by releasing antibodies that kill bacteria. And kissing helps us prevent cavities by increasing saliva that washes our teeth. It has also been shown that our saliva secretes natural antibiotics when we kiss.
4. Kissing calms us down and Promotes Pleasure
It increases levels of oxytocin otherwise known as the "LOVE hormone" which calms us. Kissing also reduces pain through our saliva which contains a kind of anesthetic and increases pleasure by releasing dopamine.
5. Kissing strengthens our Relationships
It promotes togetherness and couples who kiss regularly live five years longer than those who don’t.
"Soul meets soul on lover's lips" -Percy Bysshe Shelley