Why Kissing Is Good for YOU! - Just in time for that day that escapes me lol!

It's good for you because...

...it helps prevent tooth decay. Dr. Peter Gorden,

Dental Advisor at the British Dental Association,

explains. ""After eating, your mouth is full of sugar

solution and acidic saliva, which cause plaque

build up. Kissing is nature's own cleaning process,""

he adds. ""It stimulates saliva flow and brings

plaque levels down to normal.""

....it relieves tension. A passionate kiss is a great

relaxation technique, says stress consultant, Michelle

Kay Mcnabb. ""When your mouth is in a kissing

position, you're almost smiling and, as our emotions

and body language are so closely linked, it's almost

impossible to smile and feel tense at the same time,""

she explains. ""Also, your breathing becomes deeper

and your eyes close when you kiss - that's what you

do when you relax. It's a perfect way to shut out

the world.""

...it helps you lose weight. ""A long kiss makes the

metabolism burn up sugar faster than usual,"" says

Claire Potter. ""The calories burned depend on the

intensity, but you can rely on 10 calories for every

10 minutes.""

...it slows the ageing process. ""Kissing helps to tone

your cheek and jaw muscles, so they're less likely to

sag,"" says Cosmo's Fitness Consultant, Claire Potter.

...it increases fitness levels. Your heart is pumping,

your pulse is racing..."" If kissing is exciting, you

release adrenaline into the bloodstream and your

heart pumps more blood around your body,"" says

Dr. Susan Hotchkies. ""It's a great cardiovascular


...it is a good indication of what's to come. Kissing

a new man gives you the perfect opportunity to check

out his pheromones - the chemical messengers

that signal sexual attraction."" The first kiss is always

a good way to work out if there's any chemistry

between you,"" says Paul Brown, a sexual and

marital therapist. ""In humans, it's thought that

smells plays a vital part in subconscious attraction,

and if your pheromones aren't in tune', you're

unlikely to hit off in other areas.""

And finally, ...it boosts self-esteem. There's

nothing better than a passionate kiss for a major

dose of feel - good factor. ""In theory, when you're

kissing, you're happy. And when you're happy,

you feel good about yourself,"" says psychotherapist

Paul Zeal.

(Doesn't it make you feel like kissing someone now?

Don't wait. Get to it!

4 Replies

  • Kissing is hard when asthma bad and last thing you need is the extra things that follow.

    You have to laugh at it lol glynis

  • Am puckering! Hubby surprised me and took me back to a cafe by the sea where we used to go when we were courting, awww bless him and he doesn't know yet but i've booked a table at our favourite restaurant. We have been together for 28 years now, and never a cross word - or something, lol. Happy Valentine's Day everybody! Lois

  • WOW just off for another snog!!will burn off all that chocolate I ate earlier,


  • Haha at 0230 in the morning this made me proper tummy rumble chuckle!! Never mind the odd sit up to burn calories im off to go kiss a load of people...you burn more and puts a smile on your face lol xx

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