Ingrid Bergman once said, "A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
What a beautiful quote, no? But whether you agree with it or not, you can't deny that kisses have something magical about them.
After all, putting two pairs of lips together sounds like such a simple action. But when it happens with the right person, there's that feeling that's not quite explainable to someone who's never been kissed.
Oh, I'm sure a scientist could tell me some mumbo-jumbo about pleasure and neural impulses. But listening to an explanation of a kiss and actually kissing are two very different things.
Yes, sometimes kisses can be magical. Sometimes, there are sparks and excitement and electricity. But sometimes, kisses are horrible, to the point that I know many women who will refuse to go out with a great guy because he's a bad kisser.
Sometimes, the kiss is bad due to lack of experience. There are as many horrid first kiss stories as there are sweet ones. Sometimes, one party or another is just a little too under the influence. I've heard multiple tales where one partner threw up in the other's mouth. (Um, ew!! I don't think any amount of mouthwash could cure that one for me.)
Sometimes, you have different kissing styles. Due to a traumatic Spin-The-Bottle game in 8th grade, I'm not big on tongue. This was a big problem in Argentina, where every guy I made out with wanted to drool in my mouth. (Note
: All the American girls that I was with agreed that Argentines use too much tongue, so this wasn't just my issue.) One time, a guy pulled away and asked me why I didn't like him,
just because I wasn't using as much tongue as he wanted to.
But some people are just really bad at kissing. Like the guy who licked my sister's face. He lapped her cheek, as if he were a dog. And OK, that's not technically kissing. But they were making out at a club, so it still falls into the "weird kissing fails" category.
What was your worst kiss ever?
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