Why You Need To Kiss Someone, RIGHT Now!
Philematology (that's the scientific word for snogging) is not only fun, but it also has surprising help benefits - dentists believe kissing stimulates saliva production, preventing a build up of plaque.
The occasional kiss is also thought to alleviate the symptoms of hayfever, as well as producing endorphins that relieve stress and boost self-esteem.
To celebrate the joys of kissing, we've rounded up the best kissing-related articles from around the web for your Sunday reading pleasure.
- Ever wonder why we kiss? The answer may not be as romantic as you thought. The leading theory is that primate mothers would chew food and pass it to their babies by placing their lips over the child's mouth, which soon became a comforting gesture to promote bonding. [DivineCaroline]
- Sexpert Julie Peasgood advises starting off your day with a kiss... "Passionate clinches make us feel closest, but even an affectionate peck can be beneficial. In fact one study suggests that people who give their partner a goodbye kiss before going to work, have 20-30% higher incomes than those who don’t!? Psychologists believe a morning kiss generates a more positive outlook on the day ahead - and that goes for everyone, whether we work or not." Talk about a good start to the day!
- Beware of sending emails with "xxx" at the end - a survey has found that over 50% of inter-office relationships started after an email was signed off with a kiss. Do you end texts and emails with a kiss? [Marie Claire]
And finally, if this video doesn't make you want to give someone a smooch, we don't know what will...
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