It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a lot of notches on your bedpost, being a kisser isn’t always that simple.
Daters might think they have the correct technique but there might be a thing or two that you don’t know.
So to mark International Kissing Day on July 6, Daily Star Online is giving you some tips to be ready for tomorrow.
We spoke to Marlena Segar, a sex and relationship educator of Intimology Institute, to give us the low down.
And just think, once you’ve finished reading this article it could make you seriously irresistible in the bedroom.
Slow it down
There’s no reason to go from 0 to 100 as soon as your lips have touched.
Build that connection with your partner by slowly increasing the intensity of the smooch.
That way you’ll be better able to pay attention to their responses and appreciate the different sensations fully.
And if they’re going too fast, tell them. Communication is key in relationships.
Experiment with pain
Pain and pleasure receptors are very closely connected in a sexual or romantic context.
Start by a gentle (or sharp) nibble of someone’s lips which can increase pleasurable stimulation for that person.
But remember this isn’t for everyone, so before you go biting them, ask if that’s what they’re in to.
It’s important to start soft and check in to see if it’s something they’re going to enjoy.
Don’t just stick to their lips
There are so many sensitive areas close to the mouth that also deserves attention.
Maybe think about giving your partner a small peck along their neck and close to their ears?
As well as kissing, you can lick these areas which can be super erotic.
But just be sure not to slobber all over them…
Since everything’s gone virtual, this could be an option for couples who are isolating apart.
You may have heard of sexting or dirty talk, but have you considering virtual kissing?
Get your partner to tell you exactly how and where they would like to kiss you, then record it so you can listen back.
Try closing your eyes and gently feeling your lips with your fingers to help immerse yourself in the experience.
Staying hydrated with water is really important to avoid both cracked and dry lips.
Lip balms and mouth sprays are good last minute solutions to ensure you’re ready for some action.
Having water also helps to swerve clear of bad breath.
Because the last thing you want is to scare them away with your mouth.
Add some flavour to it
This can be an exciting addition to a regular kissing session, anything from a flavoured lip balm to having chocolate in your mouth.
Anything to add extra sense – or taste – is enough to mix things up.
There are even some lip tingling balms on the market which could give you an extra buzz.
If you’re incorporating anything of this nature, just make sure you check you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients.