This week on the Therapia Blog we turn our focus to kissing. Kissing can be sweet, erotic, passionate, or affectionate, but no matter how you like to pucker up, you could reap some major benefits from locking lips with your partner.
Often one of the complaints raised by a partner in Couple Counselling is “We Never Kiss Anymore”
A 2011 study from the Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, found that kissing, cuddling, and other forms of affection were important predictors for relationship satisfaction and surprisingly, this was most true for the men in the study…so don’t assume that guys don’t need kissing and cuddling, too!
Kissing Boosts Oxytocin
Oxytocin is a brain chemical that is responsible for helping to create feelings of pleasure intimacy, and bonding. When we kiss, our brains respond by releasing this feel-good chemical that helps us feel connected to our beloved.
Kissing Lowers Stress
Bad day at work? Kiss your mate to help lower your stress levels. Kissing has been shown to bring down levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) thereby helping you to relax and unwind.
Kissing Helps Fight the Common Cold.
Many people think that kissing can be an unhealthy habit, especially if you kiss someone while sick. However, if you are both healthy and well, kissing can actually help to boost your immune system. Research from the journal Medical Hypotheses suggests that kissing might actually boost a woman’s immunity to certain diseases.
Kissing Burns Calories
No, really! Of course, a quick peck won’t burn off a big dinner, but experts say kissing for over a minute could burn 25-plus calories so, go ahead, and kiss like you mean it!
Kissing Helps You Live Longer
A study from University College London collected research that found that men who kiss their wives good-bye were less likely to get into a car accident on the way to work. Just another reason not to rush out the door without a good-bye kiss!
Kissing Helps You Look Younger
Some people go to the plastic surgeon to get a tight, youthful-looking face; but if you want a fun, nonsurgical way to keep your face from sagging, try kissing more. Kissing uses more than 30 muscles in the face! When you pucker up, you just might be creating a stronger, younger looking you.
Kissing Creates Desire & Keeps Your Marriage Strong
When you kiss your mate, you begin the arousal process. Your heart rate will increase along with your desire, and soon you will be wanting to burn calories in an even more intense way.
Kissing Is Free
Forget about expensive date nights & sexy lingerie. If you want to improve your relationship and increase your intimacy just commit to kissing your partner for ten seconds every day. With so many benefits, there’s no reason not to!
If your Partnership has “Lost that Lovin Feeling” Contact the team at Therapia we can help with Communication Concerns, Lack of Libido, Dirty Fighting, Money Matters, Infidelity and so much more. Call Today 8364-3811.
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