We continued to dance in the closet and he kept stroking my face, so I started stroking his face, too. I was so nervous because I was holding in a fart the whole time we had been dancing, and now holding it in was really hard work. Everything is going to be okay if you do not immediately stick your tongue in the other person’s mouth.Finally after lots of face stroking, he grabbed me by the shoulders and said, “I’m going to kiss you now.” I nodded and closed my eyes and let go of all my inhibitions, including my fart. ” and I was like, “yup.” Taylor and I kissed a few more times after that, and I can tell you I did learn a few things about kissing from him and from other first kisses in my lifetime. Second of all, less is more when it comes to tongue.

I thought if I was gentle about it, it would be the long and silent kind. Sure, a fart can be bad news bears when you’re mid-kiss, but nothing ruins a kiss faster than someone shoving a tongue down your throat. The best way to know when you’re not doing too much is if you’re both using equal amounts of pressure — your teeth should never hit each other, and if one person is stabbing the other person with their tongue, you’re doing it wrong. The next step is realizing that kissing isn’t just tongue and lips, it’s an experience for the whole body!

Instead of going into it thinking you have to kiss this other person, think of it as two people making their tongues dance and snuggle. Once you feel comfortable with these basics, throw in some sass — a (gentle! Get your hands in their hair, on their back, arms, or gently hold their face.

I think that's kind of nice for young girls to know though.

It doesn't have to be THAT big a deal, and in a few years you'll probably forget about it, whether it was good or bad.

And on my dates with each of them, exactly none of them made a move to kiss me.

But two of them did ask me out again (the third I just went out with last night, so we'll see), so it's clearly not a matter of them being not interested, right?

Throw in a genuine compliment to make them feel comfortable.

“I really like kissing you,” or “You’re a good kisser,” is usually all it takes.

I kissed him in the woods and then he told everyone that I was a bad kisser.

Everyone was talking about it at school, so I decided I had to kiss all of his friends to prove I wasn’t a bad kisser.-Hannah None of us had ever kissed anyone before so we played spin the bottle.

Nerves and butterflies in your stomach are part of the thrill, so ride the wave and remember that whether it’s your first kiss ever or your first kiss with someone new, it doesn’t have to be perfect.