Who doesn’t love kissing? It is one of the easiest ways to express affection and love.We take a look at the top 10 benefits of kissing you were not aware of.

10Prevents cavities: Kissing increases saliva production and this saliva washes away bacteria that can cause cavities and tooth decay.

Kissing prevents cavities

9Burns (a few) calories: It’s not going to replace your workout session but a vigorous kiss may burn 8 to 16 calories.

Kissing burns calories

8Tones your facial muscles (kind of): You use 30 muscles while kissing and the smooching helps keep your cheeks tight.

Kissing tones your facial muscles

7Boosts immunity: Kissing introduces to new bacteria that your immune system will develop antibodies for, protecting you from getting sick.

Kissing boosts immunity

6Relieves pain: Kissing releases endorphins that inhibit pain. It means menstrual cramps are felt less strongly.

Kissing relieves pain

5Increases happiness: Endorphins released during kissing also make you happy.

Kissing increases happiness

4Lowers blood pressure: Kissing can cause a decrease in blood pressure, even in people with hypertension, by dilating blood vessels in the body.

Kissing lowers blood pressure

3Improves your heart health: Kissing can cause a decrease in the sympathetic tone of our heart. In other words, it reduces the physical pressure which the heart undergoes.

Kissing improves your heart health

2Improves mood & decreases stress:  Kissing decreases the stress hormone cortisol and increases serotonin and oxytocin (aka “love hormone”) levels in the brain that elevates your mood.

Kissing improves mood & decreases stress

1Boosts bonding: Whether you’re smooching a baby or making out with your spouse, locking lips promotes intimacy and boosts bonding.

Kissing boosts bonding