Kissin' ain’t easy. Well, actually, the act of kissing may be easy. But that doesn’t mean we are all good at it. You have to learn how to be a good kisser. And it takes practice to become a great kisser. Practice doesn’t always make perfect, but it makes for a much better kisser, that’s for sure. It’s not easy to admit that maybe you need a little help. Heck, some of us don’t even know we’re lacking in the kissing department. I mean, everyone has had a horrible kiss in their lives. And if they haven’t, they truly haven't lived (or kissed that many people). The sad part is, that horrible kisser probably has zero clue that he or she isn't great. You don’t want to go throughout your whole life being that guy or girl. You don’t want to live a full life and kiss like a kid in middle-school. So, if you’re kisses resemble that Spiderman kiss, then I’d say you’re a-okay! But, if you feel as if you could learn a few new tricks, read ahead.
Here are some ways to improve upon your kissing game, because everyone deserves to love getting kissed as much as they love kissing someone — plus, it never hurts to have a couple extra tricks up your sleeve to surprise your partner.
1. Remember to change it up
Change is good, especially when it comes to kissing. You don’t want to engage in the same old boring kiss, over and over. Spice up your kiss. Start off slow with a little bit of tongue and then work your way into a more aggressive kiss. Give little kisses here and there and then sometimes surprise your partner by using a different kissing style. Change up the speed and the motion, and you’ll have one happy kissing customer.
2. Your breath should be on point
There’s nothing more unsexy than bad breath. Your kiss could be amazing, but if all your kissing partner smells is pure garlic, it won’t be pretty. You don’t want your kiss to be overshadowed by bad breath. Make sure you pop those mints beforehand. Or carry a travel size toothbrush with you as a just in case.
3. Make sure you lips are kissable
Think of your lips as the foundation to a good kiss. You need to build a good and steady foundation. That means cracked lips are a no-no. Having cracked or chapped lips is like having a hole in your foundation. Your lips should look appealing — not like a piece of sandpaper. Furthermore, be aware of how much lipstick/lipgloss you’ve got on. Listen, I love wearing lipstick, but I also know it’s not the best in terms of kissing. It doesn’t taste all that great and it also leaves kisses a little messy. But, to each his own!
4. Be in tune with your kissing partner
To be a fantastic kisser, you’ve got to be in tune with the person you are kissing. Kissing isn’t a one-way street. You’ve got two people involved. If you are going to be kissing someone for the first time, you might not want to go all go crazy with the tongue. If your partner is speeding up the kiss, then you’ll want to do the same. It’s like a dance, so make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes on.
I know it’s not easy, but sometimes you should initiate a kiss. It can be scary to be that vulnerable, but it’s also super sexy to be aggressive. If your partner is always initiating, try and put yourself out there more and get in the driver’s seat.
6. Use your hands
When kissing, it’s always good to remember to use your hands. Trust me, they come in handy. You can take a kiss from good to amazing by simply touching your kissing partner’s face. Gently touch his or her neck while kissing and possibly some other body parts and you’ve just stepped up your kissing game.
7. Location, location, location
The lips are an important part of kissing. But, don’t forget the lip’s neighbors — the neck, the cheek and the ears. If you want to be a pro-kisser, you’re going to need to hit all the bases. Pay attention to the other body parts while kissing, and your kiss will be a home run.