Don’t Kiss Like This


Kissing is an art. For some, it comes naturally, for others, they have to look on the internet to figure out how to do this right. Whatever it is, be assured that kissing, like any other skill, gets better with practice and learning. Here are 10 things to avoid doing when you’re kissing.


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10. Try to eat my face

This is not the time to do your impression of a hippo. Leaving saliva on the cheeks, jawline, nose, chin is not sexy or erotic. It's just not.


9. Nutcracker Lips

Especially for a first kiss, someone who puts too much pressure makes kissing non-pleasurable. Ok.. I know you're strong, you could probably crack a walnut with those lips, but you don't have to prove anything here.


8. Be a F*cking Owl

Sometimes a short playful look is great... but someone who opens his eyes throughout and stares is downright freaky. No, you’re not being romantic by trying to look into her eyes while kissing her.


7. Knock knock?

Teeth knocking says you're an awkward fool. You do have control over your head and mouth, right? So there's no excuse to knock your teeth into mine. Once is forgivable. But any more than that and I'm out of there. I promise.


6. Jumping in too fast

Whoah... down boy! I actually relish delayed gratification. Even if you're confident, don't make a move too fast. The key to creating that mind blowing first kiss is to let sexual tension build up. And then build up even more. Get into their personal space, touch playfully, look into their eyes, and then look away. Be close enough to kiss, let them feel your (fresh) breath on their neck… and then pull away. Leave them craving it for a while.


5. Missing the boat

While it is vital to wait and build sexual tension... it is just as vital not to miss the boat altogether. You need to use your own instinct, and read your partner's body language. Don't chicken out at the last minute... and be nothing but a tease.


4. Jab Me

The use of the tongue is supposed to be sensual. Do not jab it in and out of someone's mouth like it's a boxing match.


3. Keep Still

What are you, dead? Use those hands! I find it especially sensual when someone gently holds my face up to his, or caresses my neck and back. I don't like people putting their hands in my hair, it's long, and when it gets tangled in between clumsy fingers, my hair gets pulled! But girls, you can go ahead and slide your fingers seductively through his hair!


2. Chapped Lips

Fancy kissing sandpaper? Hydrate yourself, use lip balm, whatever it takes. Just don’t go in for the kiss with flakey lips.


1. Have Bad Breath.

Oh no no no. This is the absolute WORST thing that could happen and for me it's a deal breaker. If it's a medical condition, I feel for you. But get it fixed before you attempt to lock lips with anyone! If it's just cause you ate something stinky or something with a bad aftertaste, then you're an idiot. Stay away from raw onions on a date!