Kissing benefits 5 great health benefits of kissing

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Do yourself a favor and kiss someone today.

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Whether it’s with someone new or your long-time lover, good or bad; kissing plays an important role in many relationships.

Kissing may seem like just another thing that couples do when they are together but it actually has a number of great health benefits.

Here are five of them.

1.Kissing makes one happier

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Kissing helps to release endorphins which are the happy hormones in the body. Make yourself happy and kiss someone today.

2.It’s healthy

Kissing apparently increases one’s immunity by releasing antibodies that kill bacteria.

Kissing can also help in the fight against cavities by increasing saliva which washes the teeth.

3.Lowers stress

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Kissing decreases the stress hormone cortisol and instead increases serotonin levels in the brain.

4.Pleasure

Kissing increases the levels of oxytocin in the body which helps in calming someone down. It further increases pleasure through the release of dopamine.

5.Kissing boosts self-esteem

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According to a German study, men that received a juicy kiss before work made more money. The men studied were described to be more productive at work because they did not feel emotionally distressed. The connection between feeling loved and connected is what helped boost their self-esteem.

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