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First kisses are something you dream of. It's something that you've waited forever for.
Ahh, the first kiss. So how do you make sure you get it right?
Your first kiss fears
We've got you covered with tips, tricks, and techniques before you lock lips. It's an obvious of that being your moment.
Read the individual situation and make sure you act respectfully, but forthrightly. Fresh breath is a very basic requirement for any kiss, let alone the first with a new person.
You should be exercising good oral hygiene all year round, and not only on the night of your date that is, brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily, just like your dentist told you to. If you know you have a date lined up and a first kiss might be on the cards, skip the raw onions and cigarettes in the preceding hours.
Maybe skip cigarettes in general? Consider others around you and their reasonable aversion to PDA, plus the comfort level of your date.
A low-lit, quiet and romantic setting is your best bet here. On the flip side, smelling like a well-selected cologne or of fresh soap will make your date swoon. Kissing is both a tactile and an olfactory experience, so make sure you have all her senses soaring in a good way, of course.
A clumsy or over-forceful lean in could spoil the kiss before it has even started, so try to make your approach as smooth as possible. Your hands are an important tool for elevating your first kiss from mediocre to memorable.
Err on the side of tentative touching than full on groping, and give her space to touch you back, too. Too much tongue is an oft-reported kissing turnoff for women. A great first kiss will involve mostly lip-to-lip contact, and when you do decide to reveal it, your tongue should be tentatively probing hers rather than swishing around her mouth or repeatedly darting in and out of it.
You landed a first kiss. Now what?
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The immediate aftermath of a first kiss is potentially awkward territory, and the best thing you can do to diffuse the moment is say something. Whatever you do, keep the mood alive and avoid crashing into an anticlimax. Search AskMen Search.
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