Step 5: How NOT to Kiss

Kissing "don'ts" are just as important as kissing "do's". Just as doing all the right things can make for a magical kiss, doing all the wrong things could seriously throw a monkey wrench into your kissing future.

So remember, don't:

  • try to suck the face off of your partner. Kissing is exciting, and there can certainly be an urge to latch on and suck, but try to resist, as it will probably upset your partner.
  • force your tongue onto the scene. The right time to use your tongue while kissing will present itself after a few kisses, a few minutes or a few days. Forcing it too early or being aggressive with your tongue before you or your partner is ready is not a good idea.
  • kiss your partner with a mouth full of saliva. Remember to swallow excess spit before locking lips with your partner. While this is more of a problem with French kissing, if the saliva were to somehow find its way out of your mouth during a regular kiss, it could be problematic.
  • kiss with bad breath or fuzzy teeth. Practice good oral hygiene before kissing and take a second to think about whether or not your lips and mouth are a nice environment to kiss. It's true that kissing someone who has eaten onions or garlic can be pungent - so watch out for kisses after meals, but often if both partners have had the same thing to eat neither of them will mind very much.
  • miss your partner's face or misalign and hit noses. It's not the end of the world if this happens, but a simple turn of the head or glance to make sure you are properly aligned can help you avoid this potentially embarrassing situation.
  • don't run into trouble with braces. Locking braces, cutting your partner, or just clashing metal is a real danger when you or your partner have braces. Kiss gently when you have braces and take special care not to link your braces onto theirs. Kissing with braces is most definitely possible and having them shouldn't keep you from being a great kisser.

Even if you do make some of these mistakes none of them are unrepairable. Remember, kissing certainly is a big part of becoming close with someone, but it is by no means everything. If you do happen to have a bad experience just take a second to compose yourself, and try giving it another shot.

Image credits: David, Bergin, Emmett and Elliott, DaPuglet, sabrina's stash
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.
and dating is not based off of sex its the meaning of love and respect for that other person
No ur wrong thats not what dating means. Ive been dating the same gut for 3 years and thats been since 6th grade and im in 8th now. And its called DATING
A healthy relationship wouldn't be based purely off of sex. They SHOULD be built off of love, or a mutual attraction for each other. You can go on dates with people and be technically dating them without even kissing or wanting a fully commited relationship. I swear..by 2030 the age for legal consent will be 14 and people will be married by 17-19 as the average age. Common sense is rare these days
People used to marry at 14. You are taking this way out of proportion. Kids will get it when they are older
Dating someone doesn't mean you are &quot;doing sexual things with them.&quot; And boo boo for you that you got pregnant way too early, it's your fault for being stupid.
<p>OK a. dating does not mean you have sex with them that's in a marriage but OK and plus your an idiot if you got fucking pregnent</p>
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 :)
Congratulations but me and my girl have been together for 5 years (=
So...yall got together in kindergarten. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO SOCIETY?? I'm not ready for when my children are born into this world. Will I even want to be able to call it a world anymore? Should I even want to bring new life into it?
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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!
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
No offense, but I highly doubt you two will marry. Good luck, but don't count on it, hun. (=
Thats rude
How old are you?
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.
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.
I am in 10th grade. Nobody needs to have a boyfriend in 8th grade. You are in middle school that is gonna be the worst expiriences of your lifes, try to make it better. Don't waste on some bs guy thats not even gonna last you 5 months.
Im in 8th grade and ive been with the same boy since 6th grade so your clearly stating something false
You call 29 guys a small school?! I have 9 guys in the whole 8th grade!
<p>Three years ago I had 8 kids</p>
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
Lol my cousin married someone he met in kindergarten. Guess they are one in a million. Soulmates who met young!
wow thats it i have 342 kids in my grade
I have 3,000
i got close to 500 theres about 2k kids at my school
<p>hey many guys many kisses much sex and kissing</p>
<p>thats funny, I have 1 boy in my grade and 1 other girl:)</p>
<p>Wow, No offense but im in 7th and have had.......11 boyfriends since i was in lol kindergarden.But 3 yrs 11 th grade if u single gosh damn thoase peeps..</p>
I think it's funny how you younger people all think these relationships count. When u get older and people will ask you who the first person you dated. You won't say the person in kindergarten. You will probably say someone that you dated in &amp;other grade at the youngest
In 8th grade at the youngest***
Yes I do and I'm in 7th grade
<p>hey r u a girl or guy</p>
Bro I'm in 7th grade and me and my bf are perfect for eachother... So get off ur high horse k? Good...

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