Our first kiss, unforgettable… a formal kiss, a french kiss, a sad goodbye one. How many kisses do we give entire the course of our whole life? No matter if it’s about true love or real fun, kissing is just something that makes us feel better, something that makes us smile, something we all love to do. Today, there is a reason more to enjoy this moment of romance: in fact, the 06th July is the International Kissing Day , which started in Uk but has now been adopted worldwide and is also known as National Kissing Day. Kissing Day aims to make us appreciate a kiss in its own right: no conventions, no social norms, just a kiss. Across the globe we embrace the kiss by embracing someone else.
Kissing is just our favorite way to share intimacy and to communicate our feeling: accordingly to recent studies, 80% of the German population enjoy this moment at least once a day, thereof 76% show preference for kisses on the lips, while 69% swear to privilege those on the neck. Accordingly to the same survey, apparently, the intensity of our kisses improved: a kiss used to last some 5 ,5 seconds in the 80es, while nowadays, the average duration of a kiss proudly reaches 12 seconds.
The good news, is that kissing is not only a moment of joy, but a real panacea for our health! In fact, people who often kiss, are exposed to a higher amount of germs which enhance their health condition by boosting the immune system. Kiss, is basically like a sweet vaccine. Moreover, kissing not only slows down the production of cortisol, the primary stress hormone, but also increases the amount of endorphin, the so called “ happiness hormone” . Who enjoys kissing, stay healthy and young, as this activity involves 30 facial muscles, boosting the blood circulation which keeps the skin younger and a minute of kissing burns 20 up to 20 calories.
Speaking of fun, kissing is a blast! According to Gina Cloud, women’s health advocate and creator of GinaCology, “There are more than 30 kinds of kisses in the Kama Sutra. Kissing is such an important way of expressing ourselves, and the many different ways we can do it bring it into the realm of creative. With so many ways to kiss and express ourselves through it, fun becomes part of the experience, and fun is a great tool for happiness!”
So, if you love yourselves and your partner, enjoy this day and make a daily tradition out of this yearly celebration!