As teenagers, the first kiss is like a doorway into the adult world. It's wrapped up with wonder and excitement. My first "real kiss"--the one that got my blood bubbling, hormones raging and legs quivering--belongs to Brian. We were sitting on lawn chairs in the backyard of Laurel's house on a hot summer night. He was a blond with a smile that melted the skin off my bones. When we kissed on those lawn chairs, my world rocked into an entirely new stratosphere. Shazam!
First kisses are important, whether you're a teenager or on a first date, and getting it right is everything. It's best if the first kiss can be in a playful setting to take the pressure off, like under mistletoe, in the rain, playing a game or something light hearted. Get close enough to feel each other's body heat--if you're both ready for a kiss, it'll come naturally.
If you're in a long-term relationship, you can recapture the thrill of the first kiss by mixing up your routine. Go to a new place, a new setting and let your imagination guide you. Give your partner a teasing kiss, be spontaneous, kiss when it's least expected. Sometimes when we've been kissing the same person for years, the act becomes only a prelude to sex or, worse, blah. Try something new--how about an upside down kiss? Whatever you do, don't anticipate the same ol' same ol'...add some play into your day and recapture that magic of the first time.