Stop staring and pay attention now. When I say kissing, I mean hands in the hair, pressed against each other, tongues and moans. That peck on the lips as a quick departure not the kiss I’m referring to. A great kiss, as all intimate things will engage the five senses.
The benefits of kissing are physiological in nature as well. There are a huge number nerve endings in the lips and tongue and during that passionate kiss it releases neurotransmitters that attach to pleasure receptors in the brain giving you that feeling of passion, elation, excitement and connection.
It’s an enhancement of intimacy often a prelude to sensual or sexual activity. The lips and tongue again have a large number of nerve endings they are often an overlooked erogenous zone.
Kissing also burns calories! Yippeeee! I love anything fun that burns calories, and while kissing won’t replace a cardio workout it does benefit your heart! Kissing releases extra bacteria cleansing saliva in the mouth, so it’s good for your teeth as well! Kissing uses facial muscles that are generally only used in the act of kissing so it can help keep you looking young! Kissing releases oxytocin that feel good chemical as well as a host of endorphins and dopamine which all aid in feelings of intimacy and connection.
In my groups, I’ve heard that kissing in long-term relationships tends to fall off a bit. That deep, longing “Stay just 5 more minutes” kiss is replaced with a quick peck before obligations come crashing into our homes or before we pass out from our daily grind. This is one of the first things to “vacate” when intimacy is starting to wane. So I suggest that you grab your partner and lay one of those movie quality, tongue-tangling smooches on them.
Kissing takes no preparation, (other than keeping your mouth clean which is a necessity to start with) it takes only a minute or two out of your day yet the chemical reaction will last for hours if not a life time. What better way to depart from your lover than with a kiss that will keep them smiling and thinking about you throughout their day.
Get close, get passionate, get to kissing and as always…