by Sikha Desai
If you feel drained and exhausted at the end of the day, blame it on cortisol which is the stresshormone. Kissing lowers cortisol levels and boosts our immune system, endocrine system and brain health.
1. Helps bonding
All of us know that locking lips boosts bonding in a couple. When one kisses, one produces the hormone oxytocin which causes to bond.
2. Enhances sexual pleasure
Yes, sex does good benefit to your heart as well as your self-esteem and kissing is one of the major component of sex and foreplay. Kissing gives a more pleasurable experience.
3. Spit treats illnesses
Swapping spit is a great way to ward off viruses especially when kissing is followed by sex. Moreover, kissing also helps build immunity – people who have sex often have greater immunity to fight health issues.
4. Makes one happy
Kissing releases endophins and endorphins make you happy.If you are depressed, kissing seems to be a better medication than going to a psychologist or popping pills.
5. Reduces pain
During a heated kissing session, your body releases adrenaline which is said to reduce the feeling of pain. Try pairing locking lips with physical intimacy when you have a headache and see whether it works wonders on your ache.
6. Lowers stress
If you feel drained and exhausted at the end of the day, blame it on cortisol which is the stresshormone. Kissing lowers cortisol levels and boosts our immune system, endocrine system and brain health. So to de-stress, just steal a kiss your partner and you’ll definitely feel better.
7. Burns calories
Kissing may not burn as many calories as running on a treadmill does but it does pump up your metabolism to about twice its usual rate. So if you’re planning to skip gym for a make-out session with your partner, you can do it without feeling guilty. Just make up for the gym session through some energy-boosting kisses. Moreover, kissing also workout out your face and enhances your youthful appearance by tightening your muscles.
Read this article in Times of India
Op-ed pieces and contributions are the opinions of the writers only and do not represent the opinions of Y!/YNaija.