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Did you know? Kissing can improve sexual and relationship satisfaction

Kissing your partner can improve sexual and relationship satisfaction between couples. Now, that’s something you would definitely want to know about!
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Geetika Sachdev Published: 9 Oct 2021, 18:45 pm IST
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First kisses are special, aren’t they? They make you feel all fuzzy and warm, plus the excitement and thrill is altogether different. For some, it may have been slobbery and messy. But whatever said and done, kissing is an important part or probably more intense than any other sexual act.

When you think of a kiss, it can bring up so many emotions. It could be love and care, passion, intimacy and so much more. It could be a quick one or could go on for hours. But what is it that makes certain people better kissers than others? And is there any link between being a good kisser and sex?

Have so many questions in mind? We’ll answer them for you!

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Kissing can do wonders for your sex life and relationship! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Kissing is related to our sexual and relationship experiences

A study in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy reveals how kissing is linked to our sexual and relationship experiences. The research included 878 participants (433 men and 445 women) who reported being in a relationship for at least six months. The participants were asked how consistently they kissed on the mouth during sex, and second how consistently they kissed their partners, when NOT having sex.

Next, the participants shared how frequently they had sex with their partner, and how frequently they had an orgasm during sex. Lastly, they were also asked if they were satisfied with the sex in their relationship, and how satisfied in their relationship.

It was revealed that kissing that happens during sex had a direct link with sexual frequency in both men and women. Those who kissed more during sex had more sex with their partners than those who didn’t.

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Giving you more reasons to kiss! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

That’s not all – women who reported such kissing had more orgasms during sex. All in all, it means that for women, kissing improves both the quantity and quality of their sexual experiences.

Why does kissing improve orgasm frequency more in women?

According to the study’s researchers, it could be that for women, kissing indicates more emotional intimacy during sex, which arouses her more. Moreover, it also signals slower pace, and that more foreplay is occurring which could be specifically more beneficial for women.

The more satisfied people were in their relationship overall, the more likely they were to kiss their partner outside the bedroom. So, if you are dissatisfied with your relationship, kissing is likely to go down.

The last word

We already know men orgasm more than women during sex. There is an orgasm gap between men and women, and the study suggests that kissing during sex could help to close the gap. This will also ensure that sexual frequency and overall satisfaction increase for women. So, all in all, kissing is important for healthy relationships.

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About the Author

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town. ...Read More

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