I am a huge fan of kissing, making out, swapping spit, tonsil hockey or whatever you wish to call it. I came across a lengthy but wonderful post on the internet by Tom of Gresham from 2005 all about the 10 second kiss. Here is a taste of what he had to say:
This is step one for planning the sensual life of your dreams. Kissing can help you lose weight, relax, express love, boost your immune system, improve self-esteem, manage stress and stimulate your brain. Have I captivated your interest? There is one caveat; you have to be kissing your significant other. Here’s something that feels good, is natural, contains no additives, has no calories and is good for your health. So pucker up, it could save your life.
Why Kissing? There are a number of reasons.
A serious, tongue-tangling French kiss exercises all the underlying muscles of the face – which some say could keep you looking younger and certainly looking happier. A pucker kiss only uses two muscles. A real French kiss activates all 34 of your facial muscles, and the highest level of serious making out, properly done, engages every muscle and tendon in your body.
Kissing can slow the aging process – it tones your jaw and cheek muscles, reducing sagging. Kissing might even help you lose weight, says Bryant Stamford, PhD, professor and director of health promotion center at the University of Louisville. “During a really, really passionate kiss, you might burn two calories a minute–double your metabolic rate,” he says. (This compares to 11.2 calories per minute you burn jogging on a treadmill).
Kissing is a “sensual meditation”, says Joy Davidson, PhD, psychologist and clinical sexologist in Seattle, Washington. “It stops the buzz in your mind, it quells anxiety, and it heightens the experience of being present in the moment. It actually produces a lot of the physiological changes that meditation produces.
A few common excuses people have for not practicing the 10 second kiss – and solutions.
Excuse: I’d like to give my wife a ten second kiss when I get home, but I’m afraid my breath will smell and she’ll be offended.
Solution: Invest in fifty two rolls of breath mints, one for each week of the year.
Excuse: I can’t kiss and keep time all at once.
Solution. Set the microwave or oven timer until you get a feel for how long 10 seconds is. If you go over ten seconds…oh, well!
Excuse: The kids/grandkids keep getting in the way.
Solution. Let them try. What better childhood memory could they have than trying to squeeze between Mommy/Daddy or Grandma/Grandpa while they were kissing.
Excuse: When I come in at the end of the day, I get hit with a million problems at once. I can’t get my spouse to stop talking long enough to kiss me.
Solution. Don’t come in the same door every day. Come in another entrance and kiss your spouse. Sneak in the side door.
Excuse: My spouse seems so tense – I don’t want to be a bother.
Solution. The loving energy you’ll transfer to your spouse through kissing will relieve tension and make your spouse feel cherished.
The 10 Second Kiss is only part of the K.I.S.S. Plan that author Ellen Kreidman, PhD, describes in her book The 10 Second Kiss.
After the 10 second kiss, comes:
· The 5 second compliment. Compliment at least one thing your mate has said or done daily.
· 30 minute talk. Talk and listen to each other for thirty minutes every day (with the TV off)
· Hug for 30 seconds daily.
· Stay connected sexually.
· Plan a fantasy for each other.
· Make love on the spur of the moment.
· Laugh together – every day.
· Make all your decisions based on love.
I hope you enjoyed this inspiration to kissing – I’m going to plant one on my honey right now before I write another word!
Let me know how it works for you!