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Health benefits of kissing

Kissing feels good but did you know that it's also good for you? A good kiss can relieve your stress as it releases epinephrine into the blood and makes it pump faster around the body.

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A kiss has another amazing affect as it helps to dilate your blood vessels. In turn this lowers your blood pressure.

Why humans are unique when it comes to kissing

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The dilation of your blood vessels can relieve pain from headaches and it can also reduce menstrual cramps.

Why humans are unique when it comes to kissing

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The dilation of your blood vessels can relieve pain from headaches and it can also reduce menstrual cramps.

Why humans are unique when it comes to kissing

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Did you know that kissing can also help you fight off cavities? It's true. The extra saliva produced when you kiss washes away plaque in your teeth which lowers your chance of cavities.

Why humans are unique when it comes to kissing

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There's nothing quite like good chemistry between you and the one you love. A good kiss also makes the brain release serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin.

Why humans are unique when it comes to kissing

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Kissing actually activates the area in your brain that's linked to addiction and rewards.

Why humans are unique when it comes to kissing

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Kissing actually activates the area in your brain that's linked to addiction and rewards.

Why humans are unique when it comes to kissing

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Kissing is a way of bonding, and not just for a few hours. Our lips are packed with sensory neurons which are stimulated by touching the other person's lips. This leads to the release of sebum which scientists believe plays a big role in bonding.

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Really passionate kissing can also lead to weight loss, and not just because you can't stick food in while you're kissing. Really vigorous kiss may burn 8-16 calories.

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A nice kiss can boost self esteem and make you happier. These things make us more productive at work.

Why humans are unique when it comes to kissing

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The first kiss is said to be the most important one. Women in particular use the first kiss to assess if the relationship will work out.

Why humans are unique when it comes to kissing

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The first kiss is said to be the most important one. Women in particular use the first kiss to assess if the relationship will work out.

Why humans are unique when it comes to kissing

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