How To Kiss Properly
If you want to make sure that your first kiss won’t be your last, then you need to know how to kiss properly. Not that there is a right or wrong way to kiss, but there are some steps and guidelines that, if followed, will make the kiss enjoyable for both people involved. A proper kiss is not necessarily about superior skill, but recognizing what both of you want and making it happen. There are some basics that should be considered, though, little things that will make both people happy.
- Capitalize on the perfect moment. There is a moment when you know you are about to kiss someone. She knows it, too. When the time is right, slowly lean in. If you move too fast you may have a head-on collision. Once your lips meet it becomes a team effort; you both work together to make the kiss perfect.
- Keep your breath fresh. Nothing spoils a kiss like spoiled breath. Before going in for a proper kiss, make sure your breath is fresh. Keep some mints with you or breath spray. If you pop a few mints occasionally, your breath will stay fresh longer. Do the same with the spray, a few squirts every now and then, but don’t spray right before a kiss; that just looks tacky.
- Make sure your lips are soft. No one wants to kiss hard, cracked lips. Make sure yours are kissable by keeping a tube of lip balm handy.
- Don’t use too much tongue. Too much tongue can be awkward and downright gross. The best way to determine how much tongue to use is to use the same amount as your kissing partner. If she isn’t using any, then you should probably avoid it too. If she just uses a little, do the same.
- Keep your eyes closed. Your partner will know if your eyes are open. It's just one of those things you can feel. Don’t creep her out and make things uncomfortable.
- Know what to do with your hands. The best thing to do with your hands is place them around the other persons’ waist; it’s a pretty neutral spot. There are other places you can try, but they are more intimate. You can place your hands on her face, but not everyone wants your hands all over her face, so make sure the person you are kissing doesn’t mind. There is also the more aggressive approach of letting your hands wander; just make sure she is comfortable with it.
- Know when to end the kiss. Unless you’re having a heavy make-out session, the kiss probably won’t last for a really long time. There is no right or wrong time to end it; it is up to you and your partner. It's sort of an instinct thing. It’s just like knowing when to go for the kiss: you have to know when the moment is over.