What Are The Health Benefits Of Kissing?

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Curejoy Expert Gina Hodge Explains:

The Health Benefits of Kissing

Generally, when it comes to kissing, medically, you will probably think of it as a means to share germs, unhygienic act but obviously it is romantic too. However, kissing has a lot to offer to your health condition, provided both the kissers are healthy and not suffering from any sort of contagious diseases.

Apart from ultimately building your immunity to the best possible, kissing has several other health benefits as well. Here are some of the benefits of kissing:

Kissing Reduces Blood Pressure

You might have not known this but kissing dilates your blood vessels, which helps lower your blood pressure. One of the experts online says that kissing gets your heartbeat revved up in a healthy way that helps lower your blood pressure.

[Read: The Psychology Of Touch For Physical & Emotional Healing]

Relieve Cramps and Headaches

When the blood-vessel-dilation occurs while you kiss, that also acts as a pain reliever, especially headache or menstrual cramps.

Fight Cavities

Since kissing increases the production of saliva in your mouth, it helps wash away plaque on your teeth that are most of the times the cause of teeth cavities.

Release Your Happy Hormones And Relieves Stress

Kissing makes you happy because while you kiss, the brain releases feel-good hormones like serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. This will make your relationship better in a lot of ways. Kissing also relieves stress and releases epinephrine into your blood, making it pump faster, which may result in a reduction of LDL cholesterol.

Burn Calories

Kissing is not going to replace your treadmill ever, but studies have suggested that a vigorous kiss can burn 8-16 calories.

Boosts Your Immune System

Kissing is also reportedly said to be associated with boosting your immune system and reduce allergic responses in people with skin or nasal allergies. One of the studies suggests that kissing may increase a woman’s immunity from Cytomegalovirus.


There are several other health benefits of kissing like boosting self-esteem, tone facial muscles, decreases cortisol stress hormone, improves mood and lowers anxiety.


CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Cassi M Nance
Cassi M Nance 5pts

None these days unless you want a std mouth keep your mouths to yourself or a kiss on the cheek will do.

Kaela May
Kaela May 5pts

Mike Mattia Gotta give me more kisses \U0001f618\U0001f618\U0001f618\U0001f618\U0001f618

Jithu Sreeraj
Jithu Sreeraj 5pts

That is true, taking into account the amount of bacteria and other microorganisms present in mouth.

Ivy Mariano
Ivy Mariano 5pts

BUT,i read an article also that the lips/the mouth is as "dirty" as of the "anus"... How is that????

Juvelyn M. Hernandez Bulseco
Juvelyn M. Hernandez Bulseco 5pts

Oh thank u i did open the link and i read it well also...ty for the info...is this true? How sure the author about those benifits? This is only for husband & wife or partners??? But also we have to be aware of the so called herpes... .

Ayurveda 5pts

The link is working. Please check again! :)

Florence Gonzalez
Florence Gonzalez 5pts

Well in the name of healthier me......I'm up for 1000 kisses a day. I just need a man....

Millie Lee
Millie Lee 5pts

Hi Ayurveda, I love your response to Indira. lol

Murugiah Logesh
Murugiah Logesh 5pts

Finally!!! I can show this to my GF....no need beg for kisses anymore...yaaaaaaaaay am too excited.

Jayne Fox
Jayne Fox 5pts

havent been kissed in a while. just g kids. love my g babies!

Sirisha Chundi Nimalagadda
Sirisha Chundi Nimalagadda 5pts

what ...........? Good reason for either husband/wife not having sex and kisses b/w them.........! perhaps you might have experienced such good reasons...............

Tonja Butler
Tonja Butler 5pts

Like Rhett told Scarlett. ..you need to be kissed and kissed often. ..By someone! who knows how...hmmm. I'm ready Rhett..!\U0001f618

Zen Zen
Zen Zen 5pts

That's a good one ha hav

Star Child
Star Child 5pts

Eddie we are keeping each other young 😂❤️

Bea Roland
Bea Roland 5pts

Ask him. Maybe there's a good reason. You will never know if you don't ask.

Bea Roland
Bea Roland 5pts

Tascina Chateau - get started girl!