Today’s post is a simple one…a plea to all married couples of all ages and stages of life, to kiss…to get kickin’ with some good lip-lockin’. You see, it’s a known fact that it’s good to share kisses, particularly random kisses.
Three types of benefits that a good make-out session creates for you both.
1. Medical Benefits – Physicians and other sources from WebMD are happy to report that kissing provides spouses with some great medical benefits. Here are a few of them (I’m still not sure that all of these are really true):
• Reduced blood pressure: Kissing opens blood vessels which lowers pressure throughout the body.
• Boosted immune system
• Fighting cavities with increased saliva
Burning calories. (Although, I don’t think it beats jogging.)
• Exercising facial and neck muscles.
• Heart health: A good kissing session can increase cardiovascular health.
2. Emotional Benefits – Kissing is good for the feelings of the heart, not just the beating of the heart. Here are some ways kissing helps us emotionally:
• Lower stress: Kissing is believed to lower cortisol levels, a hormone associated with our physical reaction to stress.
• Happiness by hormones: Kissing increases hormones that spur good emotions like serotonin and dopamine.
• Improved self-esteem: We feel better about ourselves when we feel desired and loved by another.
3. Relational Benefits – The overall health of the marriage is helped, believe it or not, by frequent, passionate and, even playful kissing, and here’s how:
• Bonding a couple: One of those “happy hormones” called oxytocin also acts as a physical and emotional bonding hormone, affixing strong attachment to the ones we kiss and love.
• Increases desire and acceptance: Kissing is one of many ways to express to each other that you want and approve of each other which strengthens your marriage.