In honor of International Kissing Day we thought it would be interesting to share some known reasons as to why kissing is good for you.

At International Kissing Day, and any other day, kissing is a surefire way to show your passion to your partner or whoever you might be dating. A kiss is the most widely accepted expression of love. Kissing helps in expressing to the other person how much they mean to us and also helps in saying a lot without saying anything at all. A kiss on the forehead denotes respect while a kiss on the cheeks denote affection. Kisses come with a lot of health benefits as well. It helps in making us feel younger, loved and cared for.

Often people in relationships forget the importance of small gestures such as a small peck on the cheeks or a long kiss before going to sleep. Simple pleasures of being able to kiss your lover before leaving home for work or coming back after a long day seems to have lost importance in the fast-paced lives of people. International Kissing Day aims to bring back the practice of celebrating the ones we love and their presence in our lives with a small gesture of a kiss. This day also aims to spread awareness about the importance of expressing love and the idea of intimacy in relationships and how it can help in keeping the spark alive.

There are several reasons to celebrate the In ternational Kissing Day. Continue reading to discover the benefits for health trough kissing.


Improves circulation

The excitement that occurs during a kiss causes vasodilation in the whole body. The opening of the vessel, along with the acceleration of the heart rate, contributes to increase the amount of blood provided to the body cells. This intensification of circulation nourishes the cells and even alleviates pain in the body, such as migraine and headache.

Prevents and alleviates wrinkles

Kissing can have an anti-aging effect! French Kissing involves 34 muscles of the face which gives a proper face workout and tones your skin. Kissing combat sagging and movement increases blood circulation in the face, nourishing the cells and preventing premature aging and wrinkles.

Helps Promote good dental hygiene

Swapping saliva with another person increases the flow of your own saliva. Having saliva circulate in your mouth helps keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy. Brush and floss. Then go to celebrate the International kissing Day. That works!

It produces feel-good hormones

Some research show kissing stimulates the brain to produce a cocktail of chemicals including oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin, which can make you feel good and encourage feelings of affection and bonding.

Kissing helps reduce blood pressure

The arousal of kissing someone increases your heart rate, which dilates blood vessels, leading to an increase in blood flow and a consequent drop in blood pressure. Indeed, research supports this with kissing being related to a drop in cortisol levels (reducing stress) as well as a rise in oxytocin, the bonding hormone.

Kissing naturally relaxes you

When humans kiss, their brains release chemicals like oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin. Oxytocin is the chemical linked to pair-bonding, and it’s been nicknamed the “the love hormone” for a reason. These increased endorphins make the body feel good, aiding in feelings of attachment.

Kissing help burn more calories

Also, let’s not forget about the health advantages. Mental health is a big deal, but so is physical wellbeing. Weirdly, and wonderfully, kissing can burn up to 6.4 calories per minute. Isn’t it a good reason to celebrate International Kissing Day this year?

Improves self-esteem

The romantic kiss implies the feeling of being loved and kissing for kissing is linked to the conquest of power, seduction, to be attractive to others, ie, the kiss is closely related to self-esteem. It’s not hard to see why somebody kissing you can make you feel good, and not just because of the hormones kisses releases. It boosts your self-esteem – and we all need a bit of that – because a kiss suggests the person you’re kissing finds you as attractive as you find them.

Strengthens your relationship

As we already explained, a passionate kiss releases oxytocin, known as the “love hormone”. Studies have shown that oxytocin keeps monogamous people faithful and makes them more trusting towards one another. This tightens their emotional and physical bond, improving and strengthening their relationship. 

It helps people bond

Kissing isn’t always sexual, of course, and even pecks on the cheeks of family and friends can help them bond. It’s not just intimate and sexual relationships that benefit – kissing family members is also a tangible expression of bonding, and releases oxytocin, and again this can improve trust and connection, reducing fear of facing a challenging world alone.