How to Kiss with Passion

Are you a good kisser? Anyone can be, with the right technique.


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You Will Need

  • A partner you’re passionate about
  • And a comfortable space
  • such as a couch


  1. Step 1

    Clean your mouth

    Brush your teeth, floss and use mouthwash. Bad breath is the ruination of kissing. At the very least, have a mint.

  2. Step 2

    Sit w/ partner in private

    Sit with your partner, preferably in private. Public displays of affection may be fun for you, but they make everyone else uncomfortable.

  3. Step 3


    Relax and clear your mind. Focus only on the person with you.

  4. Angle your face to avoid crunching noses.

  5. Step 4

    Touch lips

    Lean into the person until your lips touch.

  6. Step 5

    Be soft & gentle

    Keep lip contact soft and gentle in the beginning.

  7. Step 6


    Experiment with different movements and techniques. For instance, gently suck on your partner’s lower lip, or caress his lips lightly with your tongue.

  8. Step 7

    Use your tongue

    Open your mouth enough to slowly slide your tongue into your partner’s mouth. If you get an enthusiastic response, start exploring the inside of each other’s mouth. Just remember to keep it slow and soft, not darting or invasive.

  9. Don’t forget to breathe through your nose. Nothing ruins a good make-out like falling unconscious.

  10. Step 8

    Come up for air

    As the make-out session intensifies, come up for air by kissing your partner’s face, ears, and neck, even giving them the occasional soft nip or gently tugging on their hair in the heat of the moment.

  11. Truly passionate kissing has a sense of urgency, as if you’ve been waiting for this moment for so long that you can’t hold back.

  12. Step 9

    Use your hands

    Use your hands: kissing is made complete by strokes and caresses. Try holding the person’s face as you kiss.

  13. Step 10


    Practice makes perfect.

  14. The longest kiss in film history, lasting 3 minutes and 5 seconds, was between Jane Wyman and Regis Tommey in 'You’re in the Army Now.'