We hope to help you solve your kissing concerns and answer all of your kissing questions with our step-by-step instructions and more. A kiss can be a very delicate thing, especially if it’s your first. The worst thing you can do is blow it! But really, there’s nothing to worry about, because with our advice and a little practice (YES!) you’ll be on your way to becoming the great kisser you have wanted to be.
1. Dry lips do not move well together. Just a light brush of your tongue over your lips right before you kiss will be sufficient to moisten them. Don't lick your lips all the time, though, as this can dry them out further. Instead, use lip balm regularly. You never know when someone will go in for the smooch.
2. Slightly open your lips a little way and in between your lips, keep your partner's lower or upper lip, and brush it slowly. This will produce a pleasant sensation.
3. As you approach for the kiss, look into your partner's eyes, but, once you are close to theirs, close your eyes. It can be a bit of a turnoff to be kissing and going cross-eyed or seeing triplicate. However, you don't need to always close your eyes; some people enjoy keeping their eyes open and seeing their partner when kissing.
4. The French kiss is an open-mouth kiss, but do not lunge in with your lips agape like you're going to eat your partner; instead, open your lips very slowly. If you were learning to speak French, you would probably start with the basics, vocabulary and grammar, before trying to write poetry. Well, the French kiss is like the poetry of kissing, and before you can be good at it, you have to master the closed-mouth kiss. Even after you have added French kissing to your romantic repertoire, it is usually better to start a kiss with closed lips.
5. If you and your partner seem to be enjoying the open-mouth kiss, slowly try to open your mouth a little bit more and gently push your tongue a little farther into their mouth. The tongue is very sensitive, and the mere act of touching your partner's tongue with your own will be very pleasant.
6. While you should keep your hands polite, especially on a first kiss, you don’t necessarily want them just dangling at your sides. As a general rule, start with your hands on your partner's hips and then slowly move them around their back or up to the face and hair. Another turn on for the first kiss is to gently caress their shoulder while you kiss. It shows you are comfortable with him or her. Gently hold your partner's face with your hands on their cheeks and their neck, or wrap your arms around your partner in an embrace.
7. Good French kissing, like good kissing of any kind, requires practice. You will get better as you do it more. In addition, the more practice you have with one person, the more comfortable you will feel kissing them and developing a style that suits both of you.