If you haven’t already puckered up, you can still observe National Kissing Day, which was June 19th. This fun holiday celebrates the joy of smooching and reminds us of the power of a simple kiss. Whether you’re in a long-term relationship, or just starting out and single, National Kissing Day is the perfect occasion to share some love with your lips.
National Kissing Day has become a global celebration of affection and romance. Although the exact origins are unknown, some people think that the holiday may have emerged from ancient cultures that believed kissing had magical or spiritual properties. Then, it evolved into a tradition around the world. Today it’s a perfect excuse to celebrate the power of the kiss and show your loved ones some extra affection.
Here are some benefits of kissing:
- Stress Relief: Kissing triggers the release of feel-good hormones like dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin, which all help reduce stress and anxiety.
- Immune Boost: Believe it or not, kissing can boost your immune system. When you exchange saliva when you kiss, you expose yourself to different bacteria, which can help strengthen your body’s defense mechanisms.
- Calorie Burner: A passionate kiss can burn 23 calories per minute.
- Facial Workout: Kissing involves a range of facial muscles and gives them a mini workout.
- Bonding: Kissing promotes intimacy, trust, and bonding between partners. It’s a way to deepen your connection and keep the romance alive.
Want a tip sheet to make your lips absolutely irresistible? Stay tuned in August for a continuation of this blog post.
In the meantime, Happy Kissing!
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