Know the Benefits of Kiss on this Kiss Day on Valentine Day

reduce blood pressure

Kissing passionately gets your heartbeat revved in a healthy way that helps lower your blood pressure. It dilates your blood vessels – blood is flowing in a good, solid fashion and getting to all your vital organs.

good in headaches

Kissing is great if you have a headache or menstrual cramps. You may be inclined to wave away advances when you’re curled into an achy ball, but the blood-vessel dilation brought on by a good long smooching session can really help ease your pain.

fights cavities

A smooch-a-thon gets all, er, fluids flowing – including your saliva. “When you’re kissing, you’re secreting more saliva in your mouth. That’s the mechanism that washes away the plaque on your teeth that leads to cavities.

happy hormones

If you’re feeling stressed or rundown, a little kissing or lovemaking [is] actually the elixir you need to… feel better. It will relax, restore and revitalize you.

burns (a few) calories

It can’t compare to 30 minutes on the elliptical, but a vigorous makeout session can burn 8 to 16 calories per smooch. Kissing and lovemaking can be a vigorous exercise if you’re fully engaged.

boosts self-esteem

Men who got a nice juicy kiss from their wives before leaving for work made more money.  “Kissing has so much to do with your self-esteem and feeling loved and connected.”

give you a facelift

deep kissing can shape up the neck and jawline, which are often trouble spots for those concerned about looking older. When mouth muscles are engaged in kissing, you can tighten and tone them.

barometer for sexual compatibility

It can be an excellent way to check out a potential partner for sexual compatibility before getting naked and emotionally involved. Second kiss is crappy, too? That’s your cue to take your lips – and the rest of you – elsewhere.

Hug Day on this Valentine Day