Confession. Kissing is one of my very favorite things to do. Ever. And I am lucky to have a man in my life right now who I could literally kiss for hours (if we only had the time!) Did you know that we have more nerve endings in our lips then we do in our clitoris? It’s true and that’s why it feels so good. PLUS kissing releases endorphins and oxytocin. Making out is going to get you feeling happy and positive and less stressed.
Here are a few more fun kissing facts from our friend, Cosmo Frank:
- Kissing is healthy for you … it can even make you live longer. A variety of studies show that couples that kiss regularly tend to live longer. Even a good-bye kiss before work has huge benefits. And no, this doesn’t mean those teenagers that are constantly making out in the mall are going to be immortal.
- Open-mouth kissing transfers testosterone. Guys move toward open-mouth kissing faster. It can actually “share” their testosterone, which can increase their partner’s libido, according to a study conducted at the University of Albany.
- Kissing can burn up to five calories in a few seconds. So if you make out for 10 hours, you can skip the gym.
What if you are single? What if you haven’t dated in some time? Baby steps, girlfriend.
First, today is the day where people are partying and everyone is just a little bit Irish! Are you going out with friends after work? Green beer and shots of Jameson involved? Well, I don’t condone getting wasted and ended up in bed with someone who you wouldn’t otherwise but I do recommend a little bit of liquid courage to break the ice. Flirt. Make a new friend. And if you end up locking lips – enjoy every nerve ending and oxytocin burst of the experience!
If you are more champagne and less green beer, I understand completely. That is more my style as well. What to do then? Pour yourself a glass of bubbly, boot up your favorite dating app on your smart phone and find a man. I say it like it’s easy, because it is! Hinge has been a good choice for me recently, but you may need to do a little experimentation to find out which apps have the most selection where you live.
What if you have never used a dating app and have no idea where to start? What if you haven’t kissed a man, let alone had sex recently? No worries at all! I have partnered with Cheryl Sloane of gboutique in Chicago to develop an online masterclass all about dating and sexuality that will get you locking lips with a nice man in no time. Register now.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!! And have a great weekend.