8 surprising health benefits of kissing you never knew existed


The prospect of cooties didn't bother me in Kindergarten when I pinned down my crush at recess and laid one on him (though I was a little disappointed when he cried and stormed off towards the water fountain). Fortunately, my kissing abilities and understanding of consent have both improved since then, and it turns that even if cooties are real, they might actually good for your health. Seriously: Making out has some very real, science-backed benefits that you can read about, below.

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