Pucker Up: 12 Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing While Kissing


It seems that with everyone experiencing the business of busyness, kissing is becoming a lost art. Add to that the onset of online and internet dating (speed dating anyone?), slow, lingering kisses are becoming a thing of the past.

Think about the last time you kissed for what seemed like eternity. How about the memory of your first kiss; that awkward yet heart-soaring moment when lips first touched.

While kissing is a delight and a pleasure in and of itself, there are some things you should never do while kissing. Here is a list of 10 of those things.

12. Go On A Mind Journey

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in wondering about what’s next on the to-do list. Never, ever do this while kissing. Your partner will feel your vibe and catch your distant energy. They may think you’re not that into them.
11. Have A Defense Strategy

While your in the midst of lip-lock, it’s never a good idea to have a defensive strategy running in your mind. Don’t worry about what he/she is thinking or going to do next, stay in the moment.


Analysis paralysis does not work when in kissing mode.

10. Have A Stare-Down

What would you rather do and what type of kisser would you rather be with – someone who closes their eyes and gets lost in the moment or someone who has a staring contest with you?


Close those eyes and let the rest of the world melt away. Enjoy that kiss!

9. Act As If All Kisses Are The Same

Not every kiss is the same. Everyone brings a little something-something to the table. Take time to notice how your partner likes to kiss and play follow the leader.

Don’t be too shy to ask how they like to be kissed. Then show them what you’ve got.

8. Don’t Get Stuck In One Spot

Don’t get stuck in one spot when kissing – literally. Spread those kisses around to the neck, the earlobes, and eyelids. A combination of kisses in different places from neck to forehead is tantalizing.

Feel free to be playful. Tease, tempt, and taunt. Your partner will be glad you did.

7. Use The Tongue Down The Throat Method

No one likes too much tongue while kissing. Besides being gross, it doesn’t leave much to the imagination. When kissing, you want to invite, linger, and enjoy.

Give a little to get a lot does apply when kissing. A little taste of the tongue will leave them wanting more.

6. Take The Fast Lane

Don’t rush it. While you might be ready to hit a home run, your partner might want to hang out in the dugout for a little while longer.


Make sure you’re on the same page. Don’t be afraid to enjoy life in the slow lane when kissing.

5. On Being Passive

Don’t just sit there; get in on the makeout action. If your partner is doing all the work, he or she might just get bored. Play the game and meet them half way.


When they push, you pull. If they pull back, you can lean in. Enjoy the ride!

4. Share The Gum

We know that, as a child, you were taught that sharing was a good thing, but not when it comes to kissing and gum. Never, ever share your gum with your makeout partner.

It’s not as cool as you think. It’s as bad as sharing too much tongue.

3. Tantalize Too Much

It’s one thing to tease, tempt, and play. However, it’s another to tantalize too much. If you keep teasing by pulling away every few seconds, it becomes work not fun.

Besides that, it’s considered downright annoying by some. Go with the flow, follow their lead, savor it.

2. Text While Kissing

You’ve heard of the “no texting while driving rule.” There’s a no texting while kissing rule. This has got to be one of the worst things anyone can do while kissing.

That Instagram pics can wait, your partner may not. Put down the phone; nobody will get hurt.

1. Let Your Tongue Do The Talking

Never let your tongue do all the talking. Kissing is a delightful experience. Don’t make it all about tongue. Make it an expression of how you’re feeling in the moment.

Make sure your partner is on the same page, whether it’s chapter one or the last page.

Whether it’s your first kiss or your “last, first kiss,” each time will be different. There are plenty of how-to articles on how to kiss someone for the first time or how to have a really great makeout session.

Sometimes, you have to take a look at what not to do. Too much tongue (or too much saliva for that matter) is a real turn off. You might want to swallow first before diving in deep for that first big kiss.

Sometimes knowing what not to do trumps knowing what to do. Kissing is one of those times.