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Kissing can prolong life?

A 10-year German study suggests that men who kiss their wives for at least six seconds tend to live longer.

Looks like its time to pucker up!


I've never been one to pass up a quick smooch with my significant other, however there is now a study that suggests that a kiss for at least 6 seconds "not a peck" can extend life. "The science is still inconclusive in some aspects", However Study Suggests The Physical Connection Of Kissing Influences Positive Emotion, and Extends Life. During the elongated kiss (6 seconds or more), the body produces hormones such as oxytocin, which promote positive feelings and emotions.


likewise, Lengthening kisses to six seconds could be a key to a better relationship. Dr. John Gottman says it's long enough to make a moment of connection with our partner. It stops the busyness in your brain and puts your focus on your partner at that moment. Kissing can be a good exercise in mindfulness. (The Gottman Institute)





From the origins of kissing In Ancient Mesopotamia to a mythological text written in Sumerian around 2500-2350 BCE, kissing has been around for a long time and the impact it has on people has influenced our history countless times.


If a simple kiss for 6 seconds can extend life and reduce stress, we better start looking at ways to ensure we captivate this simple gesture of love and affection.



International Kissing day starts this year on July 6ths 2024, practice makes perfect, and each kiss is as unique as the individual behind it. Slow down and enjoy your moments, after all, its only 6 seconds.


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