And kissing has health benefits: stress reduction, metabolism booster... sucking face even improves saliva flow which can help to keep a healthy mouth. In face, locking lips can actually help build immunity to non-life-threatening viruses and bacteria which, in the long run, might help you stave off disease.
No bets placed, though, on what you’ll catch in the process.
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Nicole Caldwell is Thrillist’s Sex and Dating editor who kisses -- and tells.