If you are married, do you kiss often your partner? Kissing is much more important to a marital union than you might think. The biggest reason why kissing is important is that it precedes intimacy. One study found that for many men it is more important who they kiss with than who they sleep with on a date.
The psychology of kissing says it is oral contact with another human being who is incredibly private and very intimate. Kissing a loved one has many benefits and can affect a person physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Some marriage counselors tell their clients with marital problems that they need to kiss each other every day
During kissing, the body experiences stimuli and secretes larger amounts of oxytocin, a hormone that helps you bond even more with your partner.
The physical benefits of kissing
Most married couples kiss in the morning on the way out of the house, but over time it becomes more of a habit than anything else. Just like when you take your cell phone out and have a cup of coffee. However, it still has many physical benefits for the human body:
- People who kiss every day live up to five years longer than those who don’t.
- The rush of blood that comes with a kiss can help treat blemishes on the face and dermatitis.
- A rush of chemicals caused by physical contact causes the heart rate to increase to more than 100 beats per minute, which can be just as good as exercise.
- To kiss someone passionately, it is necessary to activate as many as 29 muscles on the face, which can help reduce wrinkles.
- Lips are much more sensitive than fingertips and when you kiss someone, you stimulate all the important nerves in the body.
- Sharing saliva during kissing is healthier than you think – it can help build a strong immune system to fight disease and maintain health.
The emotional benefits of kissing
The more you kiss with your partner, the more connected and close you will feel.
When the lips come together, the brain begins to secrete a cocktail of chemicals that evokes a feeling of great comfort and satisfaction. The rush of hormones in the body stimulates neurotransmitters like serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine. The excitement you feel comes from the pleasure center located deep in the brain, which is in fifth gear at such moments.
When you stimulate that area of the brain, it’s like taking a little drug like cocaine and the body starts craving it because of the feeling it gives it. The next time you kiss and want more, it’s because your brain “invokes” the parts responsible for pleasure and enjoyment.
The spiritual benefits of kissing
A kiss brings the brain into a state where partners can “synchronize” with each other, which means the relationship becomes much deeper. Not only is your brain and your partner’s brain connected, but your heart and emotions are also involved in that stimulation.
There are various ways of kissing, but a deep and passionate kiss is especially intimate and spiritual. For interconnectedness between partners, it will do much more than a kiss on the cheek because it connects them on a higher level.
Some marriage counselors tell their clients with marital problems that they should kiss each other every day. In theory, this is easy because when you become very intimate with each other, you are thus restoring the connection that once existed. While you may initially have to “force” yourself to make love every day, it will bring you closer and connect you on a spiritual level as well.