Despite it being pretty disgusting, I remember my first 'proper' kiss in much more detail than losing my virginity. The kiss had been long awaited, and I was pretty desperate to give it a whirl. At 14, I felt like I wasn't as 'experienced' as my friends, and just wanted to know what a good ol' french kiss would feel like.
I finally achieved my kissing goal, in my local park, during the day. It was a first date of sorts, and I remember it was a hot summer. I was 14, and he was 19. At the time, that fact made me feel a little bit 'cool' but actually looking back it makes me feel a little sick. To all 19 year old boys out there, you're too old to be snogging 14 year old girls. Just in case you weren't sure.
It was disgusting. Wet, scratchy (stubble) and I didn't even fancy him. But I was so relieved! Ha ha, it's funny how important all of that stuff is at that age.
The sad bit about the story is that he remained my boyfriend for a few months after.
I asked twitter about their first kisses, and as the responses made me smile so much, I thought I would share!
@hazzelnut 'Horrible. He spat in my mouth and licked my chin when we finished. I still shudder at the thought.'
@meg_la_mania 'awful! He literally opened his mouth as wide as possible and swirled his tongue around like a spin cycle!'
@aimeeappleface ' rubbish! I was so nervous I didn't move!'
@evebeebee 'like a washing machine...:-('
@girlfantastico 'so awkward that I still can't look the guy in the eye when I see him about.'
@kathroooon 'A simple, expressive one under the arches at Newcastle Central Station. Our first and our last x'
@_JessicaBambina 'kind of like being attacked by an over-excited puppy, slobbery and wet :|'
@DollyCool 'A washing machine! I remember feeling rather disappointed - but realising soon after - he was just a rubbish kisser! ;)'
@M155CK 'ACE, it caused flutters … i'm still searching for a kiss to rival it ! #Sigh'
@BettyAmazing 'Just horrendous! This was not a boy I wanted to be kissing, but was pressured into it. Later kisses/boys have been nice! xx'
@HotRodBettie77 'like a washing machine cycle with lots of dribble, on the sea wall in s'end and ultranate's free blaring out from somewhere!'
@hellopolly 'Erm...in a park. Classy!'
@NotoriousKitsch 'like snogging an ash tray horrible!'
@charleymarley 'a bit gross. At a cheesy school disco wearing lots of glitter, and drool at the end of it.'
@quirkyyy 'I wouldn't really call my first kiss, a kiss- I'd probably compare it to someone chewing my face in a multi story car park'
@robynheartsslap ' A bit gross! He was a bit like a washing machine and he was also way shorter than me -_-'
@kellipanda 'with a boy who looks like the milky bar kid&moved his tongue like a tumble dryer. My friends never let me forget those facts'
@Son_of_Ray 'Community disco in a hospital. Her name was Jo, and she full-on bit my neck in between kisses.'
@RachyLou13 'under the half pipe at the local skatepark & I nearly choked on my chewing gum! #smooth'
@MissDreamy 'I kissed him under the table at school and then told my teacher!!! #ohdear :s'
@Sesameandlilly 'mine was awful!he was 18 i was 14,scared me so much i faked an asthma attack to get away!x'
@80schickx 'literally was a French kiss. School exchange trip on the coach. Tongue like an electric eel. Didn't like it :-('
@tigzricestudios 'I think it was year 7, at lunchtime...? The build up was definitely more impressive than the actual kiss!'
@boobesque 'my first kiss was amazing! But set the bar high, next boyfriend was like an over excited puppy and licked ROUND my lips barf'
@inordinateplush '13 years old with all our mates watching on a street corner. I bought a carton of juice after it was that bad!'
@bekidickens '12 in a damp tent that was used as a tuck shop on caravan club weekends away. He had ginger hair was 15, I bit his tounge:-)'
@MdelaCremeDiva 'Unexpected!! I only thought I was getting a peck!! Nice thou! ;)) x'
@chimpmansworth 'ye gods it was so horrible I'm amazed I ever kissed anyone again!'
@Helenography 'Awful. I can't abide bad kissers. It's just bad manners not to practice on the back of your hand growing up. #firstkiss'
@Bridestockbride ' just... Lovely. Floated on air for hours!'
@dibsblog 'my first kiss, I was 14, in the park, tipsy on lambrini (classy!) it was slobbery and I threw up after...yep super classy!'
@delicious_shop 'My first kiss was with a girl, but probably still the best kiss I've ever had#takethatconventions'
@goldswallow 'mine was at the skatepark on Southbank (pre-vintage vixen days) and was very cold and shivvery! #firstkiss'
@gutnahofski 'his name was Kevin. I was 10 & had to ask what a French kiss was. Afterwards he discussed with his mates was I was like...'
@clarabelle12345 'back of the top deck of a no. 44 in Edinburgh - bouncy!!'
@liztregenza 'mine was at a houseparty. I was 14 and drunk (naughty!)'
@yestercake 'Terrible! He tasted of snot and nearly chocked me with his tongue! My second kiss on the other hand...'
@Ladyfromatramp 'terrible, sloppy, toothy and with the bloke 2 desks down, did NOT expect to see him 20yr later'
@Laralarouge 'Wet. And he smashed his teeth against mine. *shudders*'
@curiouslyemily 'Eww, gross, in a dirty music venue with a creepy smoker called Chez! Slobber and teeth all over the shop. x'
@Vix_Vintage 'like a washing machine...no joke'
@redlegsinsoho 'someone's mad louche junkie brother, just a thoroughly wicked man, in retrospect it was a pretty good kiss though.'
A lot of washing machine references there! It seems kissing definitely takes a bit of practice! Well worth it though! ;-)