This is an instructable on how to kiss. Kissing can be a hard thing to do until you get comfortable doing it, and while nothing can fully prepare you for a kiss, this how-to will explain some of the basics of kissing a partner and explore some simple kissing do's and don't's.

Note: I am by no means a kissing expert. The information in this instructable is based upon experience and some simple research on the subject.

Let's get started with just a simple kiss.

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Passo 1: Pre Kiss

The lead up to the kiss can actually be the most difficult part of kissing. Figuring out whether your partner is ready to kiss you or not can be a challenge of its own.

If you see one or a combination of these indicators, there is a good chance that your partner is thinking about kissing you.
  • eyes become soft and heavy
  • eye contact is made and sustained
  • head turns slightly
  • lips are licked or bitten
  • your partner makes physical contact with you beyond what seems appropriate for normal conversation (e.g. he or she brushes your hand, touches you on the shoulder or leg, or fidgets with an accessory)
  • easy conversation comes to a stop, but eye contact is not broken
  • your partner smiles in conjunction with any of the above behaviors

To give your partner the cue that you wish to kiss him or her, you can try one or a combination of these things.

  • soften your gaze by relaxing the muscles around your eyes, somewhat like smiling but without engaging your mouth
  • smile often, though
  • make eye contact and allow it to linger for a few moments longer than you normally would
  • find ways to subtly (but respectfully) touch your partner

If you think you are picking up some of these signs, but are still unsure if the person wants to be kissed then there is nothing wrong with just simply asking your partner if a kiss would be all right. Granted it breaks the mood a bit, and sensing the magic is always nicer than asking if it's there, but better to be sure your partner is on board for the kiss otherwise you might be heading for an embarrassing situation.

If you've assessed the situation, and it seems probable that a kiss is imminent, the next things to think about are timing and approach. The key to nailing the pre kiss is matching your partner's speed and intensity. The kiss is the first opportunity to physically connect with your partner, and so you want to meet him or her halfway.

Here are some steps you could follow as you go in for the kiss. Keep in mind that the kiss you share with someone is as unique as your relationship with that person, so follow your instincts and use the following as a rough guideline.

1. Establish a physical connection by placing your hands on your partner's body. Placement depends on the dynamic between you, you can softly touch the face, the back of the neck or the shoulders. Be gentle with your touch if this is the first contact you are making. Stay away from "high risk" zones on your partners body, as you just want to indicate that you are interested in kissing them, not give them a full body search.

2. Establish and maintain eye contact from this point on. The eyes are often a clear indicator if someone wants to be kissed, or is thinking about kissing you. Try to look at your partner with a deep, yet soft gaze. Use your eyes to send them a message that shows how you feel for your partner, e.g., "I care for you, I am on fire when I look at you, I want to kiss you."

3. As you lean in, you may want to tilt your body and head to accommodate your partner's positioning. One partner will have to make room for the other, or both partners can just slightly tilt heads in opposite directions. Basically you are just trying to avoid a nose collision as you get closer, so just pick a side to turn to and don't give it too much thought.

4. Gauge how quickly your partner is leaning in and try to meet at the halfway point between you, so neither person is overextended. Over/under extension can make one person feel like they are not getting met and are either too aggressive, or not engaged enough.

If you have come this far with your partner chances are you are going to kiss, or you have misread the entire situation and they are just leaning in to look at something stuck in your teeth.

If the first is true, then read on because it's time to pucker up and get on with THE KISS.

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<p>soo im in 6th grade and im dating this guy and we both really love each other but we still havent kiss.....let me tell you a story.....so i was walking home with my boyfriend and our friend we split off of our friend and now we were alone.....so we were about to split our ways and he says let me tell you a secrete and he puts his hands around my ears and kisses me (on the cheek) and takes off. A couple days later we are now still walking home togther and i was the first kiss.....i not to young and we have been dating for almost 4 weeks is this too sudden.</p><p>P.S.-guys i just gave you a good way to kiss a girl</p>
<p>no, this isn't sudden. you are very lucky. nobody likes me at school and my parents dont like me either.</p>
<p>lol, so many kids on here looking for tips, ive got a few good tips for you kids alright n im being serious. if your a young kid in elementary or early middle school yrs, and you like or love someone. The best thing you can do is wait, what i mean is if you try n date that person at such a young age you will ruin the relationship forever because your both young and inexperienced, so what you wanna do is take those yrs as a child on up till your a late teen and use them to better yourself so that when your both ready to settle down with someone, there you go. Now im not saying dont date because you have to learne someway, but if you find a boy/girl that you love so much it keeps you up all night thinking bout them then you should be patient. Because you both still have many yrs ahead of you.</p>
<p>i want our first kiss im not to young</p>
<p>i am in year 7 and there is a girl i like called amy. i went to primary school with her. i hung out with her friends . that was before i started liking her. i only realised how much i liked her today. i am also quite short. what do i do?</p>
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Dear Kids in 5th, 6th, and 7th grade,<br>How do you guys even have boyfriends and girlfriends? I'm in 8th grade and I've been single forever. I have no problem with being single...
well it is better when u r older so if u breakup u can accept it also i personally think dating and stuff should start at 6th grade <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>by the way there is someone in my grade that started dating in 3rd grade <br>
Dating means you actually like the person and are doing sexual things with them. So Dating doesn't start until any of that happens. So 6th grade is a no. I was pregnant in 7th grade so all of you just need to stop with thinking dating is the cool thing to do. Dating starts in high school.
You were pregnant... In 7th grade? That terrible! I don't know whether to feel bad for you or not.
<p>dont they choose the wrong thing</p>
No, a relationship is having a stronger physical and emotional connection. Dating is just like a &quot;Hey, you seem cool, wanna go to the movies?&quot; type thing. Dating can turn into a relationship, though.
i started dating younger then that lol but I'm in a committed relationship right now we've been together for almost 2 years now :)
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amen, hallelujah sister! ;) i am in 8th grade and i have had my first kiss and i have dated people before but all the guys in my grade are jerks... that is 29 guys (small school)! THEY ALL SUCK! :D so all you little kids out there... keep your hopes up! 999,999 times out of a million your not going to marry any of the kids you have crushes on in grade school! :) thank god for that statistic!
wow thats it i have 342 kids in my grade
i got close to 500 theres about 2k kids at my school
<p>hey many guys many kisses much sex and kissing</p>
And, yeah. It ain't like you're gonna marry any of them. It isn't even really a relationship at our age; actually, it's just like dating. Like, really. You can't be in a serious relationship and truly love someone in middle school.
I wouldn't be so sure about not being able to be in love in middle school, friend. I feel like I'm in total love with my girl. I told her a we're going out. So I feel deeply in love. Gonna try and kiss her soon. :D
How old are you?
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15. And I wasn't talking about total marriage but more of just a long lasting thing.<br>
Oh, yeah. In that case, go for it! Like a long lasting thing (like a year or two at least) instead of like a month I guess you could call love.
No offense, but I highly doubt you two will marry. Good luck, but don't count on it, hun. (=
thats a lie u can to if u r like 13 or more as long as u r not really really young so yes! you can not trying to be rude
Well, I mean, you can be in a serious relationship but not like a &quot;Oh, I love you. Let's get married and have kids and be together until we die.&quot; kinda think. And I know you weren't trying to be rude. Everyone has their own preferences and opinions.(=
no honestly you wont love them. trust me. apperently you havent ever felt love.
<p>thats funny, I have 1 boy in my grade and 1 other girl:)</p>
You call 29 guys a small school?! I have 9 guys in the whole 8th grade!
Well i went frkm a school of over a thousand students (450 per grade) to 32 kids in each grade. It is really small for me!!!
I have 18 kids in my grade!
oooh that sucks!
This is the longest list of replies ever.
where do u guys go to school omg thats so little thats how mny people i have in my class
<p>amen i mean i am just getting into a relationship and im in highschool</p>
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<p>hiv and no thats sex</p>
<p>bcuz UR lonely </p>
well sir thats your fault i have a girl friend and her dad pulled a gun on me <br>
Why?! What the hey hey?!
<p>I'm in 5th grade and I'm in this really good relationship with this boy named Marjuan but I like him and I don't know if he likes me I was just think shall I just kiss him bcuz just yesterday his dad died and I comforted him by hugging him and sayings it's gonna be ok so guys plz help me and we known each other since we were baby's at like 1 years old we meet so don't say it's not gonna last bcuz I tell u it is</p>
<p>Aww i hope he can get help about that....become his friend and maybe if you guys know each other long enough you can MAYBE get a kiss</p><p>i still have gotten mine and im going into 7th next year</p>
<p>5th grade and down y do u guyz care about dating so quickly i am in 6th grade and a girl is like hey you should get a boyfriend then i like say back oh no i am to young and i want to focus on my studies not romantic relationships</p>
<p>well some people can focus more now that they are in a relationship and maybe make you happy and good</p><p>make sure you can find that special someone when your ready</p>
<p>but UR only one year older than us and yea</p>
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<p>Ok now thats just sad</p>

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