Different Health Benefits of Kissing


In most romantic films, the most awaited part is the kissing scene of the lead couple – it’s really amazing to see two couples kissing and in love with each other, isn’t it?  More than the intimacy, there’s no sweeter than two lips kissing with special feelings involved.

But inspite of the feeling it gives, studies shows it improves one’s health by burning fats and calories. Did you know that there are more health benefits your body can get from kissing  your partner?

Kissing helps reduce blood pressure

Making out isn’t just good for your emotional heart, it gives your anatomical one a workout, too. Kissing passionately gets your heartbeat revved in a healthy way that helps lower your blood pressure. “It dilates your blood vessels — blood is flowing in a good, solid fashion and getting to all your vital organs. 


Kissing is good for your teeth

Yes, it’s good for your teeth.  According to Dentist Dr. Gamaliel Urbi, kissing increases “saliva flow” or secretion.  Because of this, it helps the mouth to have healthy teeth and gums by means of removing food particles and whatever leftovers after we ate.

The extra saliva or excess saliva, cleanses the bacteria that is stock on the teeth and lowers plaque build-up to prevent teeth cavities.  Other experts claim that mineral ions in the saliva that secretes while kissing creates “repair” in small lesions on tooth enamel.

 Kissing boosts immune system

This is how saliva helps in our oral hygiene, kissing also helps to boost our immune system.  Experts say there are 700 types of bacteria inside our mouth, because of this, while kissing saliva it introduces “new bacteria” in one’s human body.  According to study, it shows a “diverse amount” of bacteria in the body with more good health, when it comes to our “microbiota” or collection of microorganisms which leaves in the body.

In line with this, one 2014 Dutch study discovers that a 10-second French kiss have the capacity to exchange up to 80 million bacteria in between one person and his partner, while a single kiss is not enough to improve the microbiota of a person. According to researchers, couples who kisses for a longtime have the same microbiota.  Meaning, they will have a strong immune system to fight the same infections and possible they will have same liking on foods.

Kissing lessens allergic reactions

Hajime Kinata, a specialist in allergology in a clinic in Japan, won a Nobel Prize when he reveal on how a 30-minute kissing lowers the effect of allergic reactions in a person’s body. In 2006, his team cured 24 patients with two types of allergies; mild atopic eczema (skin allergy) and mild allergic rhinitis (nasal allergy).

The patients were examined by specialist before and after kissing with their partner, and in 30 minutes while listening to “soft music”.  Because of this, researchers discovered that kissing reduces the production of lgE inside the body which is the way of the body to react on allergen.


Kissing delays early signs of aging

Because blood flow increases in our face, it stimulates the production of collagen – the most important protein in the body. That to move the lips while kissing it should involve the face which increases the elasticity of it. Your mouth has a number of facial muscles. When those are engaged in kissing, you can tighten and tone them.

Kissing burns calories

Depending on different reports, kissing burns from 2 to 6 calories a minute. Not quite a jog on the treadmill, but an hours worth of smooching may burn off half a handful of M&Ms or half a glass of wine. Hey, it’s something.

Kissing boosts one’s self-esteem

If he leaves his home happy, he’s more productive at work because he’s not feeling emotionally distressed, so he’s going to make more money. Kissing has so much to do with your self-esteem and feeling loved and connected.

Kissing naturally relaxes you

Scientific reports say kissing increases the levels of oxytocin, the body’s natural calming chemical and also increased endorphins, the body’s feel-good chemicals. Swapping spit is also noted to increase dopamine, which aids in feelings of romantic attachment.

So keep smooches going to keep the fire burning and spread the love! 


Vance Madrid

Freelance writer, lifestyle blogger, social media manager, events coordinator, scriptwriter, film buff, wanderlust and certified foodie. Zealous for a keyboard and new experiences, I wish to live and learn through my writing.