Benefits of kissing
If it’s less stress and anxiety you want, or more self-esteem and better health, you’ll want to start kissing more. Given the host of benefits that come from puckering up, there’s no reason not to incorporate more kissing into your life — and not just in the bedroom.
When you kiss, you are lowering your level of cortisol — the hormone responsible for managing stress that’s also a marker of depression. But kissing does more than beat stress. The trifecta of “happiness hormones" — oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine — get released when you give or get a smooch. And all those kisses will also leave you feeling closer and more affectionate with your partner.