7 Truths About Kissing Someone for the First Time

If you're in the dating game, we're willing to bet you're having a lot of fun.

Whether you've been seeing one person monogamously or have been dating around, one thing remains the same—you just might be kissing someone at the end of the night! So, whether you've never kissed someone in your life, or it will be the first time kissing this specific person, there are a few things to keep in mind. Below, you'll find the seven truths about kissing someone for the first time.

1. It's Nerve-Racking

Whether it's you or the other person leaning in for the kiss, it'very nerve-racking. A swarm of thoughts will go through your head. "Does my breath smell bad? Are my lips chapped? Should I close my eyes?" These are all super normal things to be thinking about, but try to stay in the moment. Enjoy every second of your first kiss. It won't come again—at least with this person!


2. You'll Get Butterflies

Especially in the moments leading up to a kiss, you will get major butterflies in your belly. You'll have a feeling of excitement and won't be able to contain yourself. In fact, you will likely feel happy. After all, who wouldn't be happy when you're about to lock lips with someone?


3. You'll Feel a Wave of Adrenaline

It should come as no surprise that your body will feel a wave of adrenaline when you share a first kiss. Your body knows this is new territory that it hasn't yet seen, so it doesn't know exactly what to expect. It's both scary and exciting!


4. It Might Smell or Taste Weird

A lot of first kisses happen at the end of a date—typically when a meal has been shared or you've gone to the movies! So whether you smell of garlic or popcorn, just know the other person will not care. They're just as excited as you are to kiss, but prepare yourself for a weird smell or taste. Just be sure to pop a mint—before, if possible!


5. It Might Be Uncomfortable

Your first kiss with someone might be uncomfortable. You're getting to know the feel for each other's faces. Perhaps one of you has a big nose that gets in the way. Or your teeth keep hitting each other's. It's sort of awkward, but don't worry, everyone goes through it.


6. Your Skin Will Become Sensitive

When you're kissing someone for the first time, your body will become hyper-aware. A simple touch on your neck will make you go wild. The same can be said for random areas of your body, like your wrist or even your ear! Kissing affects your nerve endings as well as your oxytocin levels, which is why you'll feel happy.


7. It Might Be Sloppy, Gentle, Rough or Perfect

Lastly, when it comes to the kiss itself, we can't tell you exactly what it will be like. Sloppy? Gentle? Rough? Perfect? It's up to you, your partner and your compatibility levels. If it's super sloppy, you might both just be over-excited. If it's gentle, you're probably trying to not scare the other off. If it's rough, you might have a lot of pent-up energy. And if it's perfect and everything you've ever pictured, then even better!


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