When you’re ready to French kiss, lean toward your date with your head tilted slightly to avoid bumping noses. Men may put wrap their arms around a date’s waist; women may wrap their arms around a date’s neck.
Make eye contact as you lean toward one another but close your eyes as the lips meet. Inadvertent eye-contact mid-kiss can be quite awkward.
As you lean in for the kiss, have your lips parted ever so slightly and inhale through your mouth to heighten the senses and to avoid breathing on your date.
Allow your lips to brush against each others to create light, feathery kisses. Keep the tongue in your mouth initially.
As the kiss warms up, allow your tongue to flicker onto your date’s lips. Don’t let your tongue linger – keep the flickers quick and gentle.
If your date responds in kind, let your tongue extend back toward his or her tongue. Keep the movement light and gentle – tongue wrestling is a no-no.
Breathe through your nose as your tongues touch playfully and sensually.
Remember, fresh breath is essential. Avoid smelly foods (garlic, brie cheese, corn chips, coffee) beforehand. Freshen up with a mint or gum, making sure to dispose of the gum before kissing.