As adults, there is hardly anytime to breathe due to hectic schedules especially when you are married with children to take care of. You longer put yourself or your significant other first because other issues may be snagging the spot and you no longer have time to tell your partner how much you love them.

Having time for a quick smooch with your partner will help your relationship and according to experts it’s good your health and the health of your relationship.

Melissa Parker of Skinny Mom lists 5 ways kissing is good for your relationship:

  1. Kissing helps reduce stress. According to Everyday Health, kissing lowers levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, and increases levels of oxytocin. As a result, you can relax and enjoy the moment, forgetting the pressures of each day while giving special attention to your mate.

  2. Kissing makes you happy. In addition to easing stress, stealing a kiss helps make you happier. When you engage in a kissing session, your body releases endorphins and endorphins make you happy. According to Women’s Health, kissing can also result in a stronger relationship. Happiness and satisfaction in a relationship can create a positive chain reaction that resonates throughout your home.

  3. Kissing fights cavities. According to  CNN, the saliva swap that occurs during a makeout session helps wash away plaque and ultimately fights cavities. This isn’t an excuse to skip brushing your teeth, but how great is it that something so fun can be good for your teeth?

  4. Kissing boosts your immunity. A dose of kissing results in an exchange of germs. In response, your body produces antibodies to fight sickness, which makes kissing a vaccine of sorts. So lay ’em on thick! (via Popsugar)

  5. Kissing helps with weight loss. Don’t be deceived. If you give your partner a quick peck each morning, you aren’t going to see the pounds just fall off. A really intense kissing escapade, however, can raise your heart rate and double your metabolic rate. In addition, because kissing lowers levels of cortisol, the stress hormone also associated with overeating, it also causes you to eat less and shed some pounds.