Ten tempting facts about kissing

By |2018-01-16T06:48:12-05:00February 9th, 2006|Guides|

You knew kissing was fun, but did you know it could actually help you live longer and improve the intimacy of your relationship?
“Kissing can be so exciting! No one should be without this enriching, delicious experience,” says Dr. Ruth McConnell, sex therapist and author of “The Kissing Cure” (Graphic Management Press, http://www.thekissingcure.com). “Not only does good kissing provide maximum pleasure for those involved, it also has a lot of ‘bonus benefits’ that many people are completely unaware of.”
A noted historian, social worker, teacher and psychologist, McConnell has spent over 40 years helping couples create and maintain strong relationships. Her book, “The Kissing Cure,” is filled with fun facts about kissing and contains hundreds of ideas to help even the saddest smoocher get limber lips, a tantalizing tongue and a malleable mouth. Here, McConnell shares 10 tempting truths about kissing.
1. Get Glowing. Kissing can actually be a beauty treatment. Scientific tests show that good kissing helps reduce dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes. It also makes your skin glow and your eyes shine.
2. A Kiss a Day. Kissing each day will keep the dentist away. Kissing encourages saliva to wash away food from the teeth and lowers the level of the acid that causes decay, preventing plaque build-up.
3. Teen Scene. Fifty percent of all people have kissed before they turn 14.
4. It Takes Two. Good kissing is a team effort. If something goes wrong, learn and move on.
5. Burn, Baby Burn. Good, rich, passionate kissing can help you burn up to 600 calories per hour!
6. Quick, Call 911! “Bad” kisses can be cause for alarm, especially if you get them often. Bad kisses may be a sign that your partner lacks the ability to be totally intimate.
7. Oh, Baby! Babies who are kissed usually have a greater capacity for intimacy later in life.
8. In the Dark. Our brains have special neurons that help us locate each other’s lips in the dark.
9. Sweet Relief. Kissing can relieve headaches. With relaxation, the tension that restricts blood vessels in the brain is released. Quality is the key.
10. Above Average. The average person spends 336 hours of his or her life kissing. At an approximate length of one minute each, that’s 20,160 kisses! It’s worth it to learn to kiss well.
With such mouth-watering bonus benefits, who can resist the immense pleasure of a kiss? Grab your significant other today and make the most of every minute!

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