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The Power of a Kiss: How Kissing Can Increase Oxytocin and Enhance Intimacy

Kissing is an erotic experience. This ancient practice represents a magnificent exercise that helps burn calories and strengthen the immune system, in addition to establishing affective bonds between people.

According to certain studies carried out by specialists in the field, kissing can be compared to a natural drug, since it causes an increase in oxytocin, the hormone responsible for generating physical and neurological changes such as pleasure, falling in love and everything related to affection.

Couples who kiss frequently are more likely to have a longer and happier life, since kissing has a therapeutic and psychological power.

Therefore, kissing can be a defining act of success or failure between lovers. Without it, passion and love for each other are not present.

What you should know…

Kissing is an erotic experience. This ancient practice represents a magnificent exercise that helps burn calories and strengthen the immune system, in addition to establishing affective bonds between people.

According to certain studies carried out by specialists in the field, kissing can be compared to a natural drug. Since kissing causes an increase in oxytocin, the hormone responsible for generating physical and neurological changes such as pleasure, falling in love and everything related to affection.

Couples who kiss frequently are more likely to have a longer and happier life, since kissing has a therapeutic and psychological power.

Therefore, kissing can be a defining act of success or failure between lovers. Without it, passion and love for each other are not present.

How Kissing Increases Oxytocin Levels & Enhances Intimacy

Kissing can be motivated by a variety of reasons: for love, luck, to say hello and goodbye, or just because it feels good.

We hardly stop to think about why we do it and if we analyze it, we discover that we really know little of what goes on behind this pleasurable act.

Although it can be a pleasurable act, 10% of human beings do not kiss at all, and considerably fewer kiss with romantic or sexual intent. Others believe kissing is instinctual and rooted in biology.

When kissing, a whole chemical process occurs in the body that causes the release of “happiness hormones” including dopamine, which the more you receive, the more your body will want and this occurs mostly at the beginning of relationships.

It has also been shown that men kiss to introduce sex hormones and proteins that make their female partner more sexually receptive.

The lips have more nerve endings than any other part of the body. When you press them against another pair of lips or even hot skin, it feels good. Now combine that with the chemical cocktail that is released when you kiss, and you have a recipe that will make you feel great.

The Benefits of Increasing Oxytocin by Kissing

  • Boosts your happy hormones
  • Improves bonding with others
  • Reduces Cortisol Levels (Stress)
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Burn calories
  • Drives to sex in a romantic relationship

Now you know a little more about the power of kissing, so it’s time to practice, watch your body and see how your relationships are stimulated with all of the above.

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