Surprise! Kissing, Sex, and Even Cuddling Are Great For Your Health
It’s human nature to want to be close to the people we care about, but for the people we really love u2014 well, it’s hard to keep our hands off them! Keep reading to find out how all those extra hugs and kisses can benefit your health.
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Whether you’re not quite up to hitting home base with the person you’re dating or you’re too tired or not in the mood to get it on in that way, you can still reap the stress-relieving benefits of good old-fashioned, G-rated hand-holding.
Whether you’re smooching a new fling or smacking lips with your long-term lover, kissing has tons of health benefits besides just feeling good. It’s a major stress reliever and gives your facial muscles a workout, which can make you look younger, and the saliva produced when french kissing can help prevent tooth decay. You’ll even burn calories u2014 40 during a 20-minute kiss fest u2014 and making out also boosts your immunity. Now that’s more than enough reason to grab your partner and start necking.
Need a few reasons to head for cuddletown? Aside from releasing oxytocin, the feel-good hormone, cuddling can reduce stress and anxiety and lower your blood pressure, which in turn reduces your risk of heart disease. I’ll hug to that!