Kissing in Marital and Cohabiting Relationships: Effects on Blood Lipids, Stress, and Relationship Satisfaction

@article{Floyd2009KissingIM,
  title={Kissing in Marital and Cohabiting Relationships: Effects on Blood Lipids, Stress, and Relationship Satisfaction},
  author={Kory Floyd and Justin P. Boren and Annegret F. Hannawa and Colin Hesse and Breanna L. McEwan and Alice E. Veksler},
  journal={Western Journal of Communication},
  year={2009},
  volume={73},
  pages={113 - 133}
}
Affection exchange theory and previous research suggest that affectionate behavior has stress-ameliorating effects. On this basis, we hypothesized that increasing affectionate behavior would effect improvements in physical and psychological conditions known to be exacerbated by stress. This study tested this proposition by examining the effects of increased romantic kissing on blood lipids, perceived stress, depression, and relationship satisfaction. Fifty-two healthy adults who were in marital… 

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