The Benefits of Passionate Kissing

In Bed The Kiss by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Kiss and Tell…

Have you ever had one of those kisses where it seems that time stops and it’s just you and your lover, kissing so passionately you thought you were going to melt into their deliciousness?

“She leaned into his kiss; she put her whole body into it, heat rising from her very core. He responded, pressing his body against her and then felt as if he was merging into her, the two of them becoming one passionate, cosmic, writhing body”

There is nothing in the world more intimate than a kiss, my partner recently shared that he thinks kissing is probably just as intimate as watching your lover give birth. My most recent favorite quote of his, “The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but the mouth is the door”, so many reasons I love that man! In fact, his kiss is so unique to me, that when we had separated years ago for a spell, I dreamed about his kisses…so out of this world!

I for one am a huge fan of making out, if you couldn’t tell already and I know that many of you reading this are fans too, but did you know that not only does kissing feel amazing, but it’s actually good for you?


Now, I know that not all kissing are mind blowing and cosmic, some are quite     terrible actually. So, for the purpose of this article, I’m referring to the yummy, can’t keep your mind and hands off of the person you last pressed your lips, and possibly more against kinds of kisses.

The Lovers 2

“Kissing – and I mean like, yummy, smacking kissing – is the most delicious, most   b  beautiful and passionate thing that two people can do, bar none. Better than sex, hands down.” ~ D. Barrymore

In recent years, have been quite a few surveys and studies exploring the benefits of locking lips with your loved ones…Here are just a few of some of the benefits discovered:

  1. Kissing lowers stress and helps keep you beautiful: Next time you’re feeling under pressure, seek out your favorite sexy person and just go for it. Not only will it lower your blood pressure by dilating your blood vessels which is thought to lower your BP, you’ll burn calories, and tone your facial muscles to help keep you looking and feeling fabulous!
  2. Kissing boosts your immune system: I’m sure you’ve heard that your mouth is one of the dirtiest places on your body, true story, but did you know that when you’re making out with someone, your body produces more saliva which is thought to help reduce plaque, so pucker up and prepare for a good immune boosting round of tonsil hockey!
  3. Kissing releases feel good chemicals into your body: When you’re in love or just getting to know the person you’re trading kisses with, your body releases Dopamine, the chemical released when you’re in love or falling in love and Norepinephrine, which tends to get activated when you’re in novel situations. This means that when you’re just starting you’re dating adventure or love affair; these chemicals are released to create a feeling of excitement and help you feel connected to your potential partner.

After you’ve been dating for awhile or have deepened your relationship to a committed status, the chemical Oxytocin is released, which makes us feel like there’s no place on earth we’d rather be than in our beloved arms. It gives us a sense of euphoria and helps make us feel safe with our beloved and even encourages us to commit further because we can’t get enough of them!

In addition to researching to the physiological benefits of kissing, I took to the streets, well, cafes and restaurants actually, and inquired about what my subjects perceived the benefits of kissing were. My favorite part about this research was watching their faces melt in smiles and yummy remembrance of their last delectable make-out session. Here’s what they had to say:

Jason, Firefighter: There’s nothing in the world more intimate then kissing, it’s one of the most understated sexual acts we perform. The closeness you create with that special someone is indescribable.

Steph, Bartender/Interior Decorator: Kissing is like a gate-way drug, if it’s good, you don’t want to stop! It also creates confidence, helps you read a person and find out if they’re the right one for you. Kissing is good medicine, it’s like therapy.

Ben, Electrician/Daka: It can be very intimate, more intimate than sex. I like to be surprised and enticed by a kiss, and at the same time lose myself completely in the moment. Kissing makes me feel connected, vulnerable and it can open us up to the possibility with the person we’re kissing and ourselves.

Em, Artist: There’s an innocence to it (kissing). Making out is so awesome, I don’t think people do enough of it!

Adam, Restaurant Manager/Former Adult Film Star: Kissing can lead to such an intense encounter where you can tell so much about that person from how sexual the person actually is to what type of sex you’re going to have with them.

Julia, Model: Kissing is like meditating. It brings you completely into the moment, brings you exactly to where you are, and it’s really grounding.

So there you have it lovelies, passionate kissing is a mix of therapy, medicine, meditation, and is a down-right sensual soul adventure at times!

But you don’t have to take my word for it…go out and explore the juicy benefits of kissing for yourself!

Rodin The Kiss

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