When it comes to long-term relationships, the amount of kissing dramatically decreases. It stops being a way to show your love and becomes a part of your sex life. Meanwhile, the fewer times you kiss a day, the more benefits you are missing out on. Today, we’d like to discuss why gay couples should initiate more kisses and enjoy touching each other’s lips out of the bedroom.

  1. Reduce Stress

Studies show that physical affection exchange, including kissing, can make you stronger in stressful situations. Kissing lowers the stress hormone cortisol and keeps you feeling stress-free throughout the day.

  1. Normalize Cholesterol

If you have high cholesterol, you may not be kissing often enough. Cholesterol has many important psychological functions. It’s also responsible for the steroid production. So an extra kiss in the morning may keep you healthier.

  1. Boost The Immune System

When two people are kissing, they exchange bacteria. Such exchanges tend to boost a person’s immune system. The exposure to new germs activates the immune system, making it resistant to new bacteria.  The more you kiss, the more likely you are to help your (and your partner’s!) immune system.

  1. Enjoy Healthy Teeth

When you kiss, your salivary glands work hard to produce more saliva. While you are enjoying the process, the saliva washes over your teeth, removing remaining pieces of food. As a result, you can prevent cavities from forming.

  1. Extending The Relationship

Romantic rather than sexual kissing strengthens the relationship. It improves the feeling of attachment to another person, enhancing the overall impression both partners have of each other. Usually, the more couples kiss, the happier they are in a relationship. Surprisingly, the same can’t be said for sex.

  1. Reduce Blood Pressure

Passionate kissing speeds up the heartbeat, dilates the blood vessels, and lowers the blood pressure. So if you aren’t a big fan of kissing before and after sex, the time has come to change the habit.

  1. Pump Up The Serotonin

When you kiss, your body produces more “happy feeling” hormones, such as serotonin and dopamine. You immediately feel healthier, rejuvenated, and ready to conquer the world.

  1. Burn Calories

Kissing burns 109 kJ per minute. It doesn’t seem like much at first, but when you add up all day and night kisses, the number is impressive.Don’t hesitate to kiss your partner throughout the day without a special reason. Both of you will be healthier and happier.