How to Kiss

by "ScrewingTheRules" Relationship Expert Laurel House

The passionate couple engaged in a tender kissI'll start with two funny facts:
Women's number one complaint about how men kiss is that they get too aggressive with their tongues.
Men's number one complaint about how women kiss is that they don't open their mouth enough.
With that in mind…
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Don't be afraid to tell your partner what you like and don't like! Why? Because the more you like to kiss him, the more you will. And kissing is such an important part of a relationship. In fact, studies have found that couples who kiss more often communicate better.

And your whole body, for that matter. This makes your partner feel much closer to you-not just physically but mentally.
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With your mouth, that is. Try the neck, ears and lips-in that order. Mixing it up keeps your partner engaged and wanting more.

It can be hard to do, but savor the kiss for just that-a kiss. Not as foreplay. You'll reap more of the benefits of a kiss-like how it makes you feel more trusting of your partner-if you don't focus on what's coming next.
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Well, maybe at a family dinner you can keep your hands and lips off each other for a little. But most couples admit to kissing drastically less after the "honeymoon" period-i.e. the very beginning of the relationship-is over. Don't let that happen! In fact, after you've known each other for a while, your kisses will probably just get better!

Pucker up!


ScrewingTheRules.comScrewingTheRules.comLaurel House is a Dating and Relationship Expert, 4x published Lifestyle Author, Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized print and online magazine Writer covering travel, relationships, healthy food and fitness (Women's Health, First for Women, Men's Journal, Yahoo! Shine, Elegant Bride, Fit, Spa, Fit Yoga, Playboy, Elite Traveler, etc). Beyond writing, she has appeared as an expert on television morning shows including E! News, Weekend TODAY, The Daily Buzz, Better.TV, KTLA Morning News, CBS, Fox, NBC, and ABC Morning News shows both locally and nationally, and her YouTube videos have received over 9 million views. Her 4th book "QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion and Finance on a Less than Fabulous Budget" was published by St. Martin's in May 2012. She is also hired to give personalized dating and relationship advice at