7 Tips for a Great Making Out Session

Contributor: Gabrielle Applebury
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Good kissers are people who are sensual, passionate, focused on their partner, and willing to learn new kissing techniques and making out tips. Making out is an intimate way to deeply connect with your partner.

Making Out Tips for Men and Women

Making out tips are not hard to incorporate and can help keep a few things in mind. Make sure you're already French kissing with the intention of opening your mouth and go deeper into the kiss. Making out is a totally natural process, and a good kisser can make the experience so much better.

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Set the Stage

Sit in a comfortable space and make sure you are not going to get interrupted; lighting candles or turning down the lights are helpful, but you don't want to be too obvious or pre-planned. A spontaneous make-out session can be very satisfying.

Good Hygiene

Make sure you've brushed your teeth or chewed on a mint or gum to prevent bad breath. This is just as important as good hygiene, so be sure to use deodorant. If you're using perfume or cologne, less is more. You may also want to:

  • Floss your teeth and brush your tongue for extra cleanliness.
  • Take a quick shower so you feel fresh and smell good.
  • Put on an outfit you feel confident in.

Start With a Kiss

If you've had a few first kisses with your mouth closed, you can move on to making out. One way to start is to kiss your partner with your lips closed and then slowly start to suck on your partner's lower lip. This will naturally get your mouths to open and your tongues to become a part of the action. Keep your eyes closed when you're kissing or making out as it can be awkward to make eye contact. If you're a first timer you can:

  • Mirror your partner's kissing technique.
  • Slowly tickle your partner's lips with the tip of your tongue and then resume closed-mouth kissing.
  • Kiss your partner's neck and collarbone if you need a breather.

How to Have a Long Make Out Session

Making out can be fun and very satisfying for both partners. It can be tricky to make out for longer than a few minutes if you haven't done so before. Keep in mind that with practice your technique and make out stamina will improve. Try to:

  • Be mindful of your breathing and don't hold your breath.
  • If you need some extra air return to closed mouth kissing or kiss your partner's neck, or gently nibble their earlobes.
  • Move from a standing position to a seated one, or lay down together in a comfortable position.
  • Vary your types of kisses and explore what you and your partner enjoy- if in doubt ask.

Pay Attention to Your Partner

Touch your tongues together and pay attention to your partner's breathing and whether he or she appears to be enjoying the experience. Remember that just because you are turned on doesn't mean your partner feels the same, so keep your radar on high alert for signals that you're both enjoying making out. If in doubt, pause and check in with your partner.

Use Your Hands

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Touch your partner's neck, face, or ears while you make out. Skin on skin contact is really sensual and an important part of a good kiss. You'll know if your partner likes what you're doing if he or she responds positively to the kiss by touching you or kissing you back harder. If your partner pulls back or seems less interested, try something else. While kissing you can also:

  • Hold hands to connect even more.
  • Wrap your arms around each other.
  • Stroke your partner's neck or face gently.

Smile and Move On

If something awkward happens, like you bump teeth or noses, don't worry about it; just smile, make eye contact, and move on. Moments like these are a natural part of making out. What you see in the movies or on TV is not the same as a real make-out session with the mistakes and blunders. Learn from these mistakes and over time they will happen less.

Differences Between Making Out and Kissing

Kissing is sweet and romantic and most kisses only last a second or two. Making out, on the other hand, involves opening your mouth and using your tongue. People can make out anywhere from a few seconds to an hour or more. Making out can also lead to unprotected sex whereas brief kissing may be safer and doesn't tend to lead to sex.

Feeling Comfortable

Many men and women both love making out, but some people may get turned on faster than their partner, so watching your partner's signals is important. Some people prefer to simply be kissed after a first date, with making out coming later when trust has been built and both partners are more comfortable.

Having a Great Makeout Session

The best make-out sessions start with slow kissing and grow more intense. With some practice making out is a great way to connect with your partner while finding out what you both enjoy.

7 Tips for a Great Making Out Session