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Do You Remember Your First Kiss?

Living 2011/02/15 15:35:15
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Unfortunately, we can remember our first kiss like it was yesterday. It wasn't romantic, it didn't feel especially good and we didn't even really like the guy.

Whether it was super-steamy or wet and sloppy, psychologists say most people can remember up to 90 percent of the details of their first romantic kiss.

"The lips are very sensitive tissue, with many nerve endings that signal reactions such as hot and cold, sharp and soft," Sarasota, Fla., psychologist LeslieBeth Wish told ABC News. "These same nerve endings also activate our feelings of closeness and attachment by arousing the brain's love chemicals such as oxytocin."

We wish that had been the case for us.

But even if it's not your first kiss, an initial smooch with a new partner can be just as important.

About 59 percent of men and 66 percent of women end a relationship because of a bad first kiss, according to Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of "The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us." (We're having flashbacks of one guy with particularly bad breath.)

But a good first kiss can mean: Game on!

"Despite the casualness of sex these days, kisses still pack a serious punch," said Wish.

What to make sure your kisses taste sweet? Wish warns not to swallow up your partner's mouth, jam your tongue down their throat or knock their teeth. Perhaps this should be required reading in eighth grade.

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  • GirlyGirl™ 2011/02/15 16:15:26
    Yes
    GirlyGirl™
    +19
    Yes. I was walking home from kindergarten and a boy that lived down the street ran up to me, grabbed my sweater out of my hands and threw it on top of a bush, then he kissed me full on the lips. I was so mad I was crying, and got my brothers to beat him up. I'm married to him now, so I guess all is forgiven.

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  • sophie 2013/01/09 00:11:42
    Yes
    sophie
    yess i reamber now i really hate that guy!
  • TheExphinitee42 2011/11/06 00:43:23
  • Jakester 2011/09/01 00:22:17
    Yes
    Jakester
    i was 12 just found a girl who didnt cheat and she asked if she could have a good nite kiss and then it turned into a super kiss and i will never forget that
  • Arisu 2011/08/22 06:49:40 (edited)
    Yes
    Arisu
    +1
    Yeah, I remember hating this guy for years because he was super tall, then at a Christmas theme dance at our school he asked me out. A few days Later I dumped him because I was 12 and my friends bugged me about how much older he was (15), 2 years later, I caught him off guard, grabbed him into the girls bathroom and kissed him hard. Lolz. We dated but he was so boring that I dumped him (again). I ended up regretting it and wanting to date again so this time I tackled him from behind in the guys dressing room at his school after football practice, bear hugged him, and started crying. I kissed him all over the face and neck while I was crying. Hadn't seen him in a few years, then found out he's in college in Tokyo. He was super smart. I ended up dating his ex girlfriend (I play for both teams), and while visiting relatives in Tokyo, ran into him (fate?). It was totally awkward, because she was there. That night I got wasted, followed him home and lost my virginity to this guy. She found out and I got dumped for the first time... The story isn't over yet, and I'm dating him now...
  • mark 2011/07/10 00:31:41
    Yes
    mark
    Yeah I remember my first kiss. It was awesome!! I was 26, (yeah i know late bloomer eh!) It was in the fall after a second date. I will never forget it or that girl for as long as I live. I don't even remember driving home I was so high off that kiss! (and I've never done any type of drugs) Needless to say I never brushed my teeth that night! It was just euphoric!!
  • ziender 2011/04/17 05:07:48
    No
    ziender
    i don't remember my first kiss. But i do remember the first time i kissed the one i used to really love. i think we all remember the first time we kissed the one we first loved not our first kiss.
  • ♥Gabs1697♥ 2011/03/22 10:04:34
    No
    ♥Gabs1697♥
    I've never had one!!! :'(
  • ThePurpleHaze 2011/03/20 01:51:52
    Yes
    ThePurpleHaze
    I was like 10. I only remember it was at the movies and she on my left side. It was short.
  • JG513BABY 2011/03/04 02:35:48
    Yes
    JG513BABY
    mine was in about pre-k and i went into the girls bathroom with her :D
  • Deideiblueeyez 2011/03/01 00:23:07
    Yes
    Deideiblueeyez
    Yep it was at a daycare for all ages.

    I was about 7 and he was 13 ... ;D
  • Blaah 2011/02/20 05:10:49
    Yes
    Blaah
    Bahahah...Oh Lordy!
  • princess Haleigh :) 2011/02/20 03:01:20
  • GoodEncounter 2011/02/18 20:41:52
    Yes
    GoodEncounter
    Oh yes. Richard-My first love. At Lake Algonquin. It was wonderful. He was wonderful.
  • Cookiee monsttahh lovees my... 2011/02/17 21:32:11
    Yes
    Cookiee monsttahh lovees myy Babyy bunny xD
    Yea i do it really hurts me when i think of my ex
  • Skittles 2011/02/16 20:37:55
    Yes
    Skittles
    midnight new years eve pouring rain and it was perfect...
  • Team_BellaYouIdiot 2011/02/16 20:25:35
    No
    Team_BellaYouIdiot
    No first kiss last time I checked.
  • the_old_coach 2011/02/16 19:38:58
    Yes
    the_old_coach
    +1
    Oh yeah...lol...didn't go as planned, and, of course, that was the reason why, hahaha....

    yeah lol planned reason hahaha first kiss
  • Sasha 2011/02/16 19:19:02
    Yes
    Sasha
    Yea My First Real Kiss When I Was 13 : ) lol
  • Niki A. 2011/02/16 19:04:28
    Yes
    Niki A.
    back seat of a school bus...so classy lol
  • SaudiPete 2011/02/16 18:04:06
    Yes
    SaudiPete
    Yup!
    Danny Woods, the cutest kid in kindergarden!
    Behind the felt board... the teacher caught us...
    might have been all the giggling!
  • kool kyd 2011/02/16 17:38:39
    Yes
    kool kyd
    upto now no kisses but yaa i always remember a kiss inmy dreams to emma atson ...<3
  • FD-Firefighter 2011/02/16 17:25:31
    Yes
    FD-Firefighter
    It tasted like peanuts
  • matt 2011/02/16 16:59:28
    Yes
    matt
    People answered no? They are either total tramps or have alzheimers.... how can you forget your FIRST KISS?
  • AngryGabby matt 2011/02/23 01:49:51
    AngryGabby
    Maybe because that person was really a loser and they decided to pretend that it never happened.
  • Sweet-N-Sour 2011/02/16 16:57:43
    No
    Sweet-N-Sour
    Nope, can't even remember who. Of all of the events in life, this seems to be one of the most unimportant.
  • GDiamond 2011/02/16 16:11:31
    Yes
    GDiamond
    Yeah. It was gross and sloppy. I remember my first kiss with my current boyfriend too. That one was much better. :P
  • Burn After Reading 2011/02/16 15:10:57
    Yes
    Burn After Reading
    I was thirteen. We were standing in front of half of the school, and everyone began chanting "KISS!", so he got near and actually kissed me. Our lips barely touched, and I could feel his bubblegum breath all over my face. Funny thing is, we never even talked to each other again, as I we mutually avoided each other.

    barely touched feel bubblegum breath funny talked mutually avoided awkward
  • skroehr 2011/02/16 14:51:19
    No
    skroehr
    Too young.
  • Tina 2011/02/16 14:30:23
    No
    Tina
    Waaaayyyyy too long ago and it probably was from spin the bottle! lol waaaayyyyy spin bottle lol spin the bottle
  • whowasphone 2011/02/16 14:00:39
    Yes
    whowasphone
    unfortunately, i tackled a kid in kindergarten recess and kissed him >.<
  • matt whowasp... 2011/02/16 17:00:17
    matt
    +1
    OMG i found you! my head still hurts from that. LOL jk
  • whowasp... matt 2011/02/17 13:35:12
    whowasphone
    lol >.<
  • Midnightblue 2011/02/16 13:16:29
    Yes
    Midnightblue
    Yes. I do. It was on a train in front of people, very unromantic, and I didn't want it.
    The first kiss I did participate in was also rather unpleasent. Too much tounge, too much spit, tasted bad. I never kissed either of those boys again.
  • The Potato Princess 2011/02/16 13:14:10
    Yes
    The Potato Princess
    It was with my third and fourth grade teacher O_o

    My first kiss where I actually kissed back was with the guy who just broke up with me last night. Not that I'm bitter or anything. Cos I'm not. I don't even like kissing.
  • PJ Sweet Cheeks 2011/02/16 13:00:51
    Yes
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    Yes his name was Danny...will not post last name....we went steady for months, lol
  • THATS RIGHT IM A G!! 2011/02/16 12:31:40
    Yes
    THATS RIGHT IM A G!!
    and lets say it wasnt with a guy i really care about
  • LesWaggoner BN 1 2011/02/16 12:25:56
    Yes
    LesWaggoner BN 1
    At the age of 12 I was so short,4'8", and she was so tall, about 5'6" that I had to stand on a step on tip-toe to kiss her. We were good friends for several years but her family moved away..
  • Sonia 2011/02/16 12:17:16
    Yes
    Sonia
    it was bad and I hate that guy.
  • LOLjustME 2011/02/16 12:08:13
    Yes
    LOLjustME
    it was like a month ago, the day my boyfriend and I came together <3
  • Sam 2011/02/16 09:43:54
    Yes
    Sam
    +2
    Awkward!

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