Kissing is pretty amazing. But after a while it can be just a bit same same.
Here are 10 tips and tricks to hone your kissing technique and keep 'em coming back for more... MWAH!
Have a mint on hand
Ensure you always have a Tic-Tac or a mint on you to pop in your mouth before you get your ~smooch~ on. Good breath = good times.
Wear CLEAR lip balm
A light coat of a delicious-smelling lip balm can totally ~enhance~ your kissing game. But make sure it's CLEAR, cos ain't no-one got time to be rubbing burgundy lipstick off their face.
Close your eyes
There's a reason you don't see people kissing with their eyes open in movies; it's just plain creepy.
Read his body language
Before you dive in for a kiss, Samantha Brett, author of The Chase, columnist and blogger, explains how YOU can read your bae's body language: "If he’s looking at you googly eyed, do it back and hold his gaze for three seconds, If he’s facing his body towards you or leaning in, copy him. Guys are petrified of rejection so all these little things tell him you’re interested in taking things to the next level."
Mimic his moves
Okay, so you're face to face, chest to chest, but what now? Take into account what moves your bae is doing and gently do it back. So if you want him to wrap his arms around you, you make the first move and he will follow. Remember, this is a team effort.
To tongue or not to tongue?
There's no need to stop mid-kiss and ask bae if they're ready for tongue. If you and your bae have been smooching for a bit, ~test~ out a bit of tongue by gently poking it around the inside of your bae's mouth. Keep it chill, don't make it too sloppy and if they reciprocate the motion then your skills worked, my friend.
Don’t be afraid to use your hands
Gently hold on to your bae's shoulders to steady yourself and help make that kiss all the more smooth and seamless. Or if you want to make it a bit ~funner~, run your hands through your bae's hair and they'll go WILD.
Keep it ~natural~ (don’t force it)
Even if you REALLY like who you're about to kiss, try to keep your cool. Take the pressure off yourself and let them take the lead and just enjoy the ride.
Make sure you stop for air, but do it with ~style~
Remember, you are a human who needs oxygen and if you plan on smooching for a while, you're gonna need plenty of it. So, gently pull away from your bae, make eye contact, smile, even ~bite your lip~, breath and then dive back in for more.
Shower them in kisses
Don't think that you need to stick to the lips. Make things more exciting by gently kissing along their jawline, tip of their nose, behind their earlobe, their collarbone and neck. But make sure you kiss and not suck cos otherwise you'll be delivering some unwanted hickeys.