Kissing -- Good for You Because ...
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 99 23:10:00 -0700
Subject: Kissing -- Good for You Because ...
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KISS KISS!! It's Good for you because...
...it helps prevent tooth decay. Dr. Peter Gorden, Dental Advisor at the
British Dental Association, explains. "After eating, your mouth is full of
sugar solution and acidic saliva, which cause plaque build up. Kissing is
nature's own cleaning process," he adds. "It stimulates saliva flow and
brings plaque levels down to normal."
...it relieves tension. A passionate kiss is a great relaxation technique,
says stress consultant, Michelle Kay Mcnabb. "When your mouth is in a
kissing position, you're almost smiling and, as our emotions and body
language are so closely linked, it's almost impossible to smile and feel
tense at the same time," she explains. "Also, your breathing becomes deeper
and your eyes close when you kiss -- that's what you do when you relax.
It's a perfect way to shut out the world."
...it helps you lose weight. "A long kiss makes the metabolism burn up
sugar faster than usual," says Claire Potter. "The calories burned depend
on the intensity, but you can rely on 10 calories for every 10 minutes."
...it slows the aging process. "Kissing helps to tone your cheek and jowl
muscles, so they're less likely to sag," says Cosmo's Fitness Consultant,
...it increases fitness levels. Your heart is pumping, your pulse is
racing..." If kissing is exciting, you release adrenaline into the
bloodstream and your heart pumps more blood around your body," says Dr.
Susan Hotchkies. "It's a great cardiovascular workout."
...it is a good indication of what's to come. Kissing a new man gives
you the perfect opportunity to check out his pheromones -- the chemical
messengers that signal sexual attraction." The first kiss is always a good
way to work out if there's any chemistry between you," says Paul Brown, a
sexual and marital therapist. "In humans, it's thought that smells plays
a vital part in subconscious attraction, and if your pheromones aren't in
tune', you're unlikely to hit off in other areas."
And finally, ...it boosts self-esteem. There's nothing better than a
passionate kiss for a major dose of feel -- good factor. "In theory, when
you're kissing, you're happy. And when you're happy, you feel good about
yourself," says psychotherapist Paul Zeal.
(Doesn't it make you feel like kissing someone now?) There you have it...
Why Kissing Is Good for YOU! Wow.. talk about 'out-of-this-world',
unbelievably TRUE reasons!
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© 1999 Peter Langston