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It’s National Kissing Day!

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Hello Beauties! Today is National Kissing Day! From your first kiss to your kiss goodnight every girl looks for the sparks that will fly when they find the one. 

If you stop and think about it, society as a whole are kind of obsessed with the concept of a kiss. Each kiss may mean something different but a kiss is just a kiss. From a first kiss to a formal kiss. A passionate kiss to a kiss goodbye today reminds us that no matter who we are kissing the simple act will bring us closer together. 

Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat a Thai couple hold the world record for longest kiss.  Coming in at 46 hours and 24 minutes they claimed a new record for the longest kiss. I don’t know about you but I think my lips would be numb after that!

Think of your first kiss … was it a memory that you will treasure or were you completely nervous and your retainer got stuck to his braces and your parents had to untangle you? I swear that never happened to me 😉

Think of your sweetest kiss … a kiss from your child?  A thank you kiss from your closest friend?   And think of all those supposedly meaningless kisses.   Next time I kiss someone I will just think about how delightful it is and not about what it ‘means’. All us girls know that the most important kiss is the one you will share in your big day and will live forever in your memories!

Besides the sheer pleasure of sneaking in extra kisses with your hubby-to-be there actually some really cool health benefits to sucking face for a little while longer. 

Kissing Burns Calories

Okay, so we’re not talking the equivalent of a trip to the gym, but hey, every little bit counts, right? Locking lips can burn anywhere from two to six calories a minute, according to Self.com.

You’re also putting a whole slew of facial muscles to work when you pucker up, and just a few minutes of extra attention to those muscles can make a big difference when it comes to the appearance of frown lines or less-than-perky cheeks, according to the Daily Mail.

Kissing Boosts Immunity

There’s no denying the fact that when you lock lips, there are bound to be some germs, uh, exchanged. One specific bug can be particularly hazardous to pregnant women, but researchers believe kissing is a way to introduce the virus to a woman in small doses before she conceives, triggering her body to build up a resistance to it before she could ever pass it on to a child, according to Popular Science.

However, if your partner in crime is visibly ill, it’s still a good idea to hold off on that kiss, as it’s still an easy way to catch mono, strep throat and herpes, among other things.

Help whiten your Teeth! Help whiten your Teeth!
According to an interview that Mathew Messina, D.D.S., gave to WebmD kissing stimulates saliva production which can help to wash away harmful bacteria from your teeth. It also reduces place buildup leading to a brighter whiter smile! 

According to an interview that Mathew Messina, D.D.S., gave to WebmD kissing stimulates saliva production which can help to wash away harmful bacteria from your teeth. It also reduces place buildup leading to a brighter whiter smile! 

Kissing Eases Stress
That feeling of relaxation post-kiss isn’t all in your head. A small 2009 study measured levels of the bonding hormone oxytocin and the stress hormone cortisol in pairs of kissing college students, the AP reported. Both men and women experienced a decline in cortisol, a sign of relaxation, that was much greater than when they just held hands.
Kissing Could Ease Allergy Symptoms
If those sniffles are due to seasonal allergies and not something contagious, it may be a good idea to go through with the smooch, after all.A small Japanese study found that couples who kissed for 30 minutes had lower levels of allergen-specific IgE, the proteins that trigger pesky sypmtoms like sneezing and sniffling.

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