When I first met my boyfriend on the street outside my house five years ago, he hugged me and then kissed me on the lips. Just as they describe in books and songs, the heavens opened and the angels sang. This man was hands down the best kisser I’d ever met.
They say you can teach a man how you like to make love, but you can’t teach him how to kiss. It’s like dancing — you’ve either got it or you haven’t.
The secret to good kissing is to be totally present in the moment. Like a meditation, you have to still your monkey mind, and focus on the immediate sensory experience. The soft texture of his lips, the taste of his tongue, the smell of his aftershave, the sounds of the world around you fading away.
My boyfriend and I kiss all the time. We call it NPKS.
Seven seconds is the minimum length of a proper kiss. Anything less than that doesn’t count. You should be kissed properly every day.
I can still remember the first time a boy kissed me. I was fourteen years old. His name was Trevor White, he drove a Toyota Corolla and play Supertramp on the car stereo. He was one of my brother’s friends, so he must have been about eighteen. At fourteen I discovered kissing was one of my favourite past-times. It still is.
Have you heard about Australian kisses?
They’re like French kisses, but Down Under.
My husband and I ended up never kissing at all, not even when we had sex. At the end of our relationship when we were giving it one last try, we tried kissing again. It must have been okay once, but I didn’t like it anymore. Somehow, it felt so desperate. Perhaps it was.
Kissing improves your health. It burns 1.5 to 2 calories per minute, dilates your blood vessels, fights cavities, prompts your brain to release serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin, and tones your facial muscles. Kissing also leads to orgasms which is possibly the best health benefit of all.
What is NPKS?
Non-penetrative kiss sex.
Do you love kissing as much as I do?
What was the name of the first person you kissed?
This post is part of the April A to Z Challenge.