Health Benefits of Kissing

Everyone loves a good smooch but did you know there are actual health benefits to a good make out session? So if you want an easy way to see the dentist less, don’t forget to kiss.

The physical act of kissing works over 29 muscles in your face. A quick romantic kiss will burn 2 to 3 calories. A solid French kiss burns 5 calories. An average person spends 20,160 minutes of their lives kissing. A single kiss can contain up to 278 different types of bacteria but don’t worry 95% of them are harmless.

Here are a few health benefits of kissing :

  • In case you forgot your toothbrush – French kissing increases saliva flow which can help reduce oral plaque which can cause cavities. Kissing also stimulates the immune system to create antibodies to the new bacteria.
  • Throw away headache medications – Kissing increases blood flow to the head which will help alleviate headaches.
  • Natural face lift – Since kissing uses over 29 muscles it can help shape up your neck and jawline.
  • Natural stress reliever – Kissing is great for the heart. Kissing increases your heart rate which can then lower blood pressure.
  • A quick pick me up – Kissing releases serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin all chemicals that help you feel great.
  • Kissing enhances self esteem – People who are kissed often are happier and more productive at work.
  • Smooching can help with allergies – Kissing decreases the IgE antibodies in the blood stream that are in control of releasing histamines.

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49 Comments Add yours

  1. I always wondered why kissing felt so good however with social isolation being in place because of Covid 19 any contact with anyone is not recommended.
    Stay safe and well during these most difficult of times. β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ™

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  2. Great advice but under such social and health restrictions this is like walking into a sweet shop but not allowed to purchase anything.

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    1. Garima says:

      Ah it is. But it is just an article.

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      1. But I enjoyed reading it very much.

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      2. Garima says:

        Thank you. Much appreciated.

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  3. Mbalenhle says:

    I believe all these benefits are real because I have experienced them myself. Kissing, especially the right person, is pretty therapeutic

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    1. Garima says:

      It is. According to Helen Friedman, a clinical psychologist in St. Louis, frequent kissing can lead to holistic healing. “The social support of a kiss is a buffer against stress pain, too,” she says. “This showing of affection is a way to bond.

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      1. Usefull TV says:

        Thank you. Very usefull info.

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  4. Fomtriok says:

    I needed some pro-human-contact info in these social distancing times! Thanks for this interesting list πŸ™‚

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    1. Garima says:

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  5. sandomina says:

    Haha… Never thought on these line.

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    1. Garima says:

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  6. Shahzad Khalid says:

    Ma’am… It’s envy.. As I never ever in my life kissed 😝

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    1. Garima says:

      🀭🀭

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  7. judeitakali says:

    Very interesting and fun, great post Garima

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it Jude.

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  8. RPR says:

    :p so many benefits, but … One can’t have it , alone πŸ˜€

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  9. Darazizi says:

    Wow!. This was such an interesting read😏

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    1. Garima says:

      Hahaha glad you liked it.

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  10. Mayur says:

    But due to covid-19 we fear to kiss each other…
    Haaaaahaaaa

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    1. Ben Naga says:

      Don’t forget the choice remains yours. Fear is always the thin edge of a nasty wedge.

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  11. kimraypoet says:

    Thanks for sharing this article. If we could be so lucky to find the right person to share those kisses.

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  12. Franchezka says:

    Hehe! I like this. I like kissing. But truth to be told, I def need more than 3 calories to still lose weight. How sad. :)))))

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    1. Garima says:

      Heheheh start somewhere πŸ™‚

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  13. masercot says:

    But, try convincing someone on the subway of this and they’ll definitely move to a different car…

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    1. Garima says:

      Oh Thats Creepy

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  14. This is brilliant! I KNEW kissing was beyond wonderful but had no idea! Thanks for the joy You just gifted! Cheers!!! πŸ™‚

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  15. From a story I wrote: “I like kissing. I like the feel of silky skin on my lips, and of moist lips buried in my lips. I like the give and play of the lips, hard and yet soft at the same time. When you’re in lust with someone, kissing is the most delicious and delirious thing you can do.” and “Sex is like a kiss. If the kissing is perfunctory, passionless, then the sex will be too.”

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    1. Ben Naga says:

      That’s for sure. I recall as a teen practising French kissing with tomatoes, that’s mostly a secret. πŸ˜‰

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  16. Ben Naga says:

    Well, I’m up for it. Haven’t had any garlic today. Just this damn social distancing business getting in the way.

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  17. worth giving it a try!

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    1. Garima says:

      πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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  18. Reblogged this on Craig Bergland and commented:
    Here’s a great, healthy way to pass the time during your quarantine!

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for the reblog.

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  19. I have always enjoyed kissing my husband, even before he was my husband. πŸ’‹ Knowing how healthy it is, I will need to make time for more. πŸ˜‰ Thank you for stopping by my blog. Stay healthy.

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you. I am glad you liked the post. Stay safe.

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  21. edochie99 says:

    Good kiss is great. Not so good kiss can send a new relationship to an early grave.But don’t give up. Keep working on it.It will come to pass.Practice make perfect. Don’t log off.Good kiss has health benefits.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes they do have health benefits.

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  22. ahtdoucette says:

    Good to know! Not that there aren’t other very good reasons to kiss as well. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Garima says:

      Hahaha yes, kissing is a good exercise overall :).

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