Perhaps you’ve been in that rare situation where sex comes before kissing. If so, you may have successfully rearranged the hierarchy of physical love. Kind of like eating a salad after dinner, or reading the end of a book first–
or something. Point is, it turns out that kissing (see Huffington Post) may be the most important key to a long-lasting relationship. Yes, that means more important than sex.
Clinician Jill Blakeway says the new word is that kissing releases chemicals in our brains that allow us to be more relaxed, and better suited to perform; be it your job, your 2am karaoke mating call, or screw it, sex. But, it appears kissing is the way our brain defines intimacy. Continue Reading