Kiss your partner more often
February 7th, 2013
The other night I was trying to remember the last time I had a make out session - where kissing was the main event, not a prelude.
And I realized it’s been a while. Certainly there are pecks on the mouth on my way out the door. Or a quick kiss goodnight before flipping the page of my book. But a true kiss – from the eye contact, to the closeness, to breathing each other’s breath, to the initial touch of the lips, to the taste - can feel like electricity traveling from one to the other.
Kissing is your body’s ingenious way of assessing your lover’s compatibility. Research has shown that women prefer a mate with immune proteins different from her own (presumably to give her off-spring a better immune system). It’s thought that women can smell that protein when up close during a kiss. Regardless of compatibility, kissing shares germs, which help build your immune system.
Some other benefits of kissing?
It produces extra saliva, which helps to keep your mouth healthy.
You’re working over 30 muscles in your face when you kiss – using those muscles keeps them long and smooth, and keeps you looking younger!
Kissing causes your heart to race and increases your metabolism. You can burn 2-5 calories per minute while kissing.
Kissing releases oxytocin and endorphins into your system, which improves your mood, helps you relax and reduces pain.
Most importantly, kissing brings you back to each other. Very likely, kissing was the first tender, intimate moment in your relationship. To sit quietly with each other and kiss like you’re teenagers again could be the best way to get healthy together this weekend.
“A kiss is the height of voluptuousness, an expense of time and an expanse of spirit in the sweet toil of romance.”
Diane Ackerman – A Natural History of Love
As always, feel free to "Like" Masque Sexual Flavors on Facebook at Facebook.com/YourMasque!