Fact: Kissing Can Be Good for You!

Fact: Kissing Can Be Good for You!

Last update: 05 April, 2015

It may come as a surprise to you that kissing can protect you from diseases by strengthening the immune system. You probably didn’t know that kissing can actually make you lose weight by speeding up your metabolism as well as your heart beat! It can even keep the dentist at bay by preventing dental problems and stop those bothersome allergy symptoms. The first natural reaction of a mother is to kiss her newborn child, so nature must know that it is good for us. Here we will explain the simple fact: kissing can be good for you!

Have a good look at our list of health benefits. Once you’ve read it, you’ll enjoy kissing even more!

Good exercise for muscles

You have around 30 facial muscles which are exercised when you kiss. This activity increases the flow of blood to the muscles and can give you that ‘just kissed’ flushed look. But, that’s not all! Kissing acts like a facial self-massage which is fantastic for your skin and keeps it rejuvenated and looking young. Why not try kissing often as an anti-aging therapy and keep those wrinkles at bay! It’s so much more fun than slapping on a moisturising cream.

Also, we tend to hold a lot of stress and tension in our throat and jaw area. This is released when we kiss someone – just imagine trying to kiss someone with your jaw clenched! Kissing relaxes this area and makes us feel generally calmer.

Promotes healthy teeth

It is easy to see how kissing can transfer bacteria from one person to another. In fact, it is thought that up to 40,000 harmless bacteria can be transferred in just one kiss! This stimulates the body’s natural oral defence mechanism – it is called saliva.

Saliva production is also fantastic for your oral health. The saliva helps to rid our mouths of oral particles and pathogens and distributes disinfecting chemicals all around the mouth. It also reduces oral acids – these are the chemicals that can build up and cause plaque and cavities in teeth.

Speeds up metabolism

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Kissing is a form of physical exercise and therefore burns calories. The physical and emotional act of kissing uses up the calories and increases the pulse. It can get up to 70 to 140 beats per minute and this is close to a good work out in the gym or a run around the block. Your metabolism is raised and that is great for your over all health. It is well-known that people with faster metabolism do not put on weight so easily and can often whatever they want and still look great. Make kissing part of your calorie controlled diet and look great.

Higher self-esteem

Humans thrive on high self-esteem. Low self-esteem is a negative feeling for everyone. Kissing makes a person feel loved and appreciated and we feel that we are important to another person. Satisfaction with life is a desirable state generated by this physical act with another loving person. People with high self-esteem enjoy life more, feel more satisfied and are more productive and creative. They are also better company!

It has even been suggested that workers who have received a good-bye kiss in the morning perform better at work than those who have not. Give it a go and see for yourself!

Reduces allergic reactions


Many people are allergic to something. It could be dust mites or grass pollen. Allergies can cause streaming and swollen eyes, a runny nose and a sore throat. Other allergies cause a skin reaction like hives. Most allergic reactions are self-limiting but, rarely, an allergic person suffers an anaphylactic shock where air ways become blocked and this is a life threatening condition. The act of kissing stimulates antihistamine production which naturally alleviates the milder symptoms. Immediate medical attention is needed for an anaphylactic reaction.

Kissing makes you live longer!

From all the above it is easy to see how kissing can make us live longer. To work properly, however, kissing should be regular and sincere. Remember, when you are kissing someone you are doing them good as well!