Another secret of kissing: Revealed

April 19, 2016


“Never a lip is curved with pain that can’t be kissed into smile again.” – Bret Harte

Feeling those butterflies in your stomach? Ahaa! Don’t wait, go and have that mind-boggling kiss with your love. Yes! Kissing is one of the most beautiful ways to show love and affection to your partner. It is a point in time when two souls get sealed. But wait, did you know the added benefits that come with kissing?

 You must have heard stuff like kissing reduces calories, increases your lifespan, busts stress, kills germs and reduces anxiety etc. But mind you, here we are not going to play a parrot again.

Benefits of kissing

 Well! Did you know kissing reduces pain? Yes! You heard it right. A kiss can be 10 times more effective than morphine in reducing pain as it activates the body’s natural painkiller. Ever felt those love hormones dancing in your stomach while kissing? Or that magical spell being cast upon you or you gliding into a world of transition; a world where there is no tension or worry? Let me tell you, a kiss does that to you. Yes, it is kissing that stimulates the release of endorphins (pain-relieving hormones) from our brain, serving as an analgesic.1 It takes you into a hypnotised mode where you feel yourself a prey to the heavenly charm and forget about the real world. These endorphins released while kissing makes you feel good, and you feel there was less or no pain at all.

Not only that, it may help in strengthening your relationship as well. Kissing stimulates the secretion of oxytocin, also known as the ‘love hormone’. And as MSN reported:2

“’This [oxytocin] is the hormone of love, and the better the oxytocin levels, the more capacity for love,’ explains psychotherapist Arthur Janov, Ph.D., author of ‘The Biology of Love’ and the director of the Primal Center in Santa Monica, Calif. ‘We have found that those who cannot commit in a love relationship are low in oxytocin.’”

Now that is something really interesting!

 So next time whenever any part of your body hurts you, make sure your ‘FEEL GOOD’ hormones get released as soon as possible. Regular kissing could save you from morphine injections!

Singles out there, you need not worry. I am sure, a pack of Dairy Milk Silk will do! Feeling restless? Go, grab one! 😀

-By Saneya Arif