The 10 surprising ways a snog is good for you – from stopping colds and headaches to making you RICHER 0 82

A KISS can make it all better – and now science has proved it.

We told yesterday how one orthodontist recommends snogging for four minutes a day to boost the production of saliva, which fights tooth decay.

GettyWe reveal the 10 surprising ways a good snog is good for you[/caption]

But if oral health doesn’t get your blood pumping, there are plenty of other benefits from puckering up.

From boosting your sex drive to improving your looks, KATY DOCHERTY reveals ten benefits of kissing – and looks at five movie smooches to get you in the mood.

MAKES YOU HAPPY

GettyKissing releases the love hormone oxytocin, making you feel all warm and fuzzy inside[/caption]

IF you find yourself smiling after a kiss, it might not just be your feelings towards your partner.

Kissing releases the love hormone oxytocin, making you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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It also sends out feelgood hormone serotonin to perk you up a bit.

PREVENTS COLDS

GettyDutch scientists found kissing helps prep your body for any bad bacteria[/caption]

A PASSIONATE embrace can ward off cold and flu.

It might not sound romantic, yet by swapping bacteria with your partner you are boosting your immune system.

Dutch scientists found it helps prep your body for any bad bacteria.

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KEEPS HEART HEALTHY

GettyFatty cholesterol levels are reduced by a bit of canoodling, Arizona University reported in 2009[/caption]

PEOPLE who kiss more are less likely to have strokes and heart attacks.

Fatty cholesterol levels are reduced by a bit of canoodling, Arizona University reported in 2009.

So next time your heart skips a beat, give your partner a smooch.

MAKES YOU RICHER

ShutterstockMen who kiss their wives before work are likely to be richer than those who don’t[/caption]

MEN who kiss their wives before work are likely to be richer than those who don’t.

They also live longer and have fewer car crashes than those who don’t pucker up, according to a study in the 1980s.

So remember – a happy wife, a happy and long life.

HELPS PICK A PARTNER

ShutterstockA 2013 report revealed daters were more likely to sack off a partner after a bad snog[/caption]

A FIRST kiss can make or break a relationship, according to one study.

A report in Archives of Sexual Behaviour in 2013 revealed daters were more likely to sack off a partner after a bad snog.

The study found 66 per cent of women would call it a day compared to 59 per cent of men.

KEEPS LOOKS YOUTHFUL

ShutterstockDuring kissing you can flex up to 34 facial muscles, keeping your skin tight[/caption]

KISSING can give your face a great workout.

During a smooching sesh you can flex up to 34 facial muscles, keeping your skin tight.

Working these muscles can help collagen production too, which keeps skin plump.

LOSES WEIGHT

ShutterstockYou can burn between two to 26 calories a minute depending on how passionately you are making out[/caption]

IT might not be the gym but snogging is better than no exercise.

You can burn between two to 26 calories a minute depending on how passionately you are making out.

A slow jog burns roughly nine calories a minute, so it’s a fair workout.

STOPS HEADACHES

ShutterstockAs you kiss, your blood vessels will dilate, increasing blood flow which relieves headaches[/caption]

AS you kiss, your blood vessels will dilate, increasing blood flow which relieves headaches.

A peck also reduces stress hormone cortisol, which can cause migraines.

So no more using a headache as an excuse.

REDUCES HAYFEVER

ShutterstockKissing can relieve watery eyes and itchy noses caused by hay fever[/caption]

SNOGGING can relieve watery eyes and itchy noses caused by hay fever.

A Japanese study found couples who kissed for 30 minutes benefited from an antihistamine-like effect.

Their levels of immunoglobulin E, which triggers symptoms of hay fever, were lower.

BOOSTS YOUR SEX LIFE

ShutterstockThe longer you snog, the more you get in the mood for sex[/caption]

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Biological anthropologist Helen Rutger believes men prefer French kissing to transfer more of the sex hormone to their partner.

And the longer you snog, the more you get in the mood.

Five lip smackin’ movie moments

The 2002 version of SPIDER-MAN features Tobey Maguire’s famous upside-down kiss with Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane AlamyIn weepie The Notebook, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams share a smooch in the rain[/caption] News Group Newspapers LtdWho can forget Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar practising kissing in the park in Cruel Intentions?[/caption] ParamountWomen melted when Richard Gere swept Debra Winger off her feet in An Officer and a Gentleman[/caption] AlamyThe pooch and spaniel in Disney classic Lady and the Tramp steal a kiss while sharing a dish of spaghetti[/caption]

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My bitter ex told lies to my friends about my ‘small manhood’ after I dumped her 0 40

DEAR DEIDRE: MY ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger.

She never complained when we were together, but last week she told the girls in our group that being with me was “like kissing a soggy lettuce leaf” and that she “literally didn’t feel a thing when we were having sex” because I’m so small.

My ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger

I’m 25 and she’s 24. I think part of it is jealousy.

She knows a couple of the other girls fancy me and I think she’s trying to sabotage any chance I have with them.

Not that I’m even planning anything.

She’s so insecure and has a vicious tongue on her.

I’m tempted to let each of her so-called friends know what she really says about them in private.

Even her best friend gets a nasty critique every time she posts anything on Instagram.

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Her top is either too short, or her hair looks like wire, or her laugh is fake . . . it goes on and on.

I don’t regret splitting up with her but this last trick has really infuriated me.

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You could maybe reply with: “Let’s just say she never complained when we were together and nor have any of my other exes.”

Your friends will soon see her behaviour for what it is – jealous insecurity.

My partner said he was on a work trip – but he was actually getting married and on his honeymoon 0 28

DEAR DEIDRE: MY partner said he was on a work trip two months ago, but he had actually got married and been on honeymoon.

Our relationship had become a bit predictable, but we still had regular sex and nice days out with our two young sons.

My partner lied about his work trip – he was really on his HONEYMOON

I’m 32 and he’s 37. Our sons are four and two.

When he returned from his “work trip” he blamed me for his cheating, saying I had let myself go and didn’t pay him enough attention.

He then told me he’d “traded up” for a better model. It didn’t stop there.

He said that his wife, who is 27, is absolutely stunning and makes him feel special.

Apparently this woman was a barmaid he’d met on a golf trip and they had been seeing each other for six months.

He told me all this, then marched upstairs and packed his games console and his clothes and drove off out of my life.

The thing is, we always talked about getting married but when we had kids there always seemed something better to spend our money on.

Mutual friends have told me he has moved into a new-build home on the other side of our small town and his wife has plenty of family money.

My sons are really missing him and I don’t even know how I feel.

Sometimes when he comes to visit the boys I beg him to come home.

But other times I’m so angry with him, I refuse to let him in.

Now he is accusing me of stopping him from seeing his children.

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Surely he can’t just show up when he likes?

I’m a mess and need to start getting a grip for the kids’ sake.

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DEIDRE SAYS: I’m so sorry your partner ended your relationship in such a cruel way.

This man sounds selfish and immature, and quite frankly the way he has treated you is emotionally abusive.

It won’t feel like it now, but you really are better off without him.

He is behaving like he still lives in your home, by just turning up unannounced.

Tell him firmly that you would encourage a good relationship between him and your sons but he can only collect them with prior arrangement.

Start to put down your boundaries.

I’m sending you my support pack When Parents Fall Out, which you could pass to him to help explain why you need to co-operate for the future wellbeing of your children.

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I’d recommend seeing a counsellor to help you with this betrayal and am sending you my Counselling support pack.

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