Do you and your partner linger over of long, sensual, passionate kisses? Or are those days long gone? Well, if it’s the latter, then it’s time to break out the lip balm and get your lips ready for more kissing. The research is indisputable—couples who kiss more often are more satisfied with their relationship than those who don’t. And if that wasn’t reason enough, the Hampers 4 Two team have come up with a few more to keep kissing a permanent part of your relationship.
Kissing reduces stress
An Oxford University study found that couples who kissed more often were significantly less stressed and depressed after just 6 weeks. It’s thought kissing and affectionate behaviour might lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Previous research suggests that kissing can also make you feel happier and more optimistic.
Kissing is an escape for both of you
In our whirlwind lives when we’re constantly on the go, kissing gives us a chance to disconnect from everything put our partner and just be in the moment. When you kiss your partner, stop thinking about your long list of must-do’s and give yourself up to the sensations. Experiencing a moment together will help you to connect and build intimacy.
Kissing strengthens your relationship
Put a little effort into your kisses and it will pay dividends in strengthening your relationship. Our lips are full of nerves and when we kiss, our brains are bombarded with sensory information prompting oxytocin production. Oxytocin is also known as the love hormone as it promotes trust, creates intimacy and helps build healthy relationships. The higher your levels of oxytocin, the higher your capacity to love!
Kissing spurs arousal
And of course, a deep sensual kiss heightens your anticipation of sexual pleasure. Researchers agree that hormones, chemicals, tastes and textures can enhance your physical attraction. How a couple connects when they kiss is a great indicator of how connected they are likely to be during sex. Work on those slow, passionate kisses to develop into tender, smouldering sex.
So, show your partner just how much you love them today with a long, lingering kiss. Check out our hampers for some more ideas on ways to spice up your love life!