One of the most iconic visuals of love and admiration that pop culture falls back on is the public witness of a kiss. One can say that a kiss can either make or break not only you, but a potential intimate relationship -- potentially. Bad kissing isn't one of the top ten reasons why you should turn down a second date -- but who's to say it doesn't have a small part in your decision if you're sitting on the edge?
Kissing -- no matter where you`re from, how you do it or who you`re doing it to -- is one of the most intimate ways we can connect with another person. With its swapping of spit, twisting of tongues and locking of lips, kissing has always been part of the language of love, yet only a few have mastered its techniques.
Here are a few tips for making your next kiss a lip locker rocker rather than a tongue tied mistake.
1) Oral hygiene
Is your mouth well equipped to take on a lip locking adventure? What some people forget is that a kiss involves more than just the lips; when you're rolling in the deep, the rest of your mouth comes along for the ride. Keeping your oral hygiene up by visiting your dentist at minimum twice per year, along with your own personal regiment, requires planning and toothy tenacity that can make or break you at "hello." On a big date and need to keep it fresh? Keeping a pack of breath mints or gum ensures you've practiced safe breathe and will be able to kiss safely -- especially if you're a lover of coffee, wine or garlic. And taking care of your entire mouth will only make it more appealing when those pearly whites appear for a good ol' flirt-on.
2) Loaded lips
Lacquered lips are sexy, but one of the downsides is a main squeeze with a glossy face that is nothing short of just a sticky mess. Lip chap, lipstick with stain, and a light gloss that you can reapply all keep your pout pretty but make them kissable and fabulously desirable at the same time.
Men need to be aware of lip maintenance care too. No one likes to kiss a chappy chap! All men, especially when you're facing cold and dry climates, need to remember to keep their lips luscious with some daily maintenance too. Keep a lip balm with SPF in your man bag, inner coat pocket or desk drawer. Balms with mint, light berry or, my favourite, Dr. Pepper flavours keep any lip lover always coming back for a second taste.
3) Kissing style
Whether you're in a heavy make out or having your first kiss, when the slip of the tongue ensues, keep it classy & sassy instead of saucy and raunchy. If you find that your mate is pulling away a little, they might just be coming up for air and trying to avoid the suction of your Bermuda triangle tongue. Mix up your style to avoid this mishap! A little lip suck, a mildly twisty tongue, a bottom lip nibble... all bring you attention when penning your kiss signature. But just be sure you exercise your new techniques at the right time. No one likes to see a make out session in front of Grandma at Thanksgiving. Light kisses, deep kisses, fun kisses and pecks are all ways to mix it up and keep your lover at labial attention.
4) The body kiss
It's easy to forget that an awesome kiss involves more than just the right lip lock magic. To leave a lasting impression, you need to use your whole body. Using your hands to lightly caress her back, pressing your hips closer to his, blowing lightly on her necks and nibbling his earlobes are all ways to pump up the volume on a kiss that will leave a lasting impression. It's important to use the rest of your body to send positive signals that you're in the moment and you're just as interested as your partner is. The right caress or kiss in another erogenous zone, such as the neck or collarbone, can trigger pleasurable sensations that pulse right through the entire body.
5) Luscious lip attitude
The main thing to remember when deciding to go in for the kill is to have confidence and a sexified attitude. Having the confidence and knowing that you are a delicious diva and can pick up that lover for a ride to pleasure town is one of the hottest assets a person can have. It's all about your attitude and confidence going into it. If you're having fun, your lip locking lover will be too! So get out there and make sure they remember you for your signature kiss.