One hundred and ninety

It seems many people are embarrassed about their first kiss.  It can be a bit of an awkward experience locking lips for the very first time, or the first time with someone special. Some people try to avoid this by practicing first – with their friend!

Vada and Thomas J. practice kiss in one of my favourite movies - My Girl (1991)

Debbie’s (code name) way of avoiding first kiss embarrassment – by practicing with Sarah (also code name)…

“If I tell you this story, you cannot put it in your blog,” says Debbie to me after I probe what her first kiss story was.  “This is just for your information.  It’s too embarrassing!”  After she told me the story I begged her to let me include it.  “Ok, but you can’t say my name or any identifying features!”

“This must happen with lots of other girls… My friend Sarah and I were really nervous about our first kiss.  We were around 14 or 15 years old and neither of us had kissed anyone before.  We didn’t know what to do.  What if we messed up when we were first kissing a boy and the boy didn’t like us?!  So we decided to kiss each other to practice.  The funny thing is, I was awkward kissing her too!  We giggled a lot.  The kiss was ok, but it was sort of weird afterwards.  Neither of us knew how to react.”

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