Unfortunately, not everyone is born a great kisser. It’s a skill some people have to develop and improve. So, if you’re one of those who want to become a better kisser, here are seven kissing techniques to level up your kissing game.
Good breath is holy
You don’t want to be kissing someone with a smelly breath. It leaves a wrong first impression, and they’ll never want to try it again. You do want to make sure you have decent hygiene, brush your mouth twice a day and floss often. Also, little things like popping a mint in your mouth shortly before you go in for a kiss helps keep things fresh.
If you’re uncomfortable with the person you’re kissing, you probably shouldn’t be kissing them. If you’re nervous, you should do something to calm yourself down. Remind yourself that this is someone you actually want to be kissing. You can also sing a little song or do what calms you on a regular day. If you’re too nervous or anxious, it can ruin the mood. Plus, you may weird your partner out.
Suck lips. Don’t swallow
When people say they want to swallow someone, it’s a joke, abeg. Please, the lips are not for swallowing. They’re for nibbling and sucking on. NOT SWALLOWING. If you want to swallow, try pounded yam.
Move your arms around (with permission)
Nobody wants a stoic kisser. Hold their face, their hands, their waist, something. But before you hold them, let them know. Ask for their permission so you don’t freak them out. You don’t want a slap to be what breaks the kiss.
Try not to stare
Because you’re not a creep. The expected behaviour when kissing someone is to have your eyes closed. If, for some reason, your eyes are open, try not to make it weird. If you’re staring at them like that, they’d be able to tell because your eyes will be poking holes in their skin.
Don’t think about it too much
The problem is when you start analysing every aspect of the kiss. Relax into it and have fun.
Feedback improves service, so don’t be afraid to ask the people you kiss what you think can be done differently. Their feedback can help you in the long run.