Kissing my boyfriend is one of my favorite things in the world to do, so I always feel incredibly sad when someone says their partner never kisses them anymore. What gives, people? Is it because they think they're past kissing and have moved on to better things? Maybe if you knew some amazing kissing tricks, making out with your significant other should never get old or stale.

If you think your kissing game is on point, then great! But if you think you could benefit from some new kissing tricks, then take note. You can make your kissing super simple, but super sexy, without being over-the-top or including a lot of slobber. The key is the build-up. When there's already some anticipation and can't-wait-to-get-my-hands-on-you feels, starting slow and extending the wait makes it even better. Think of kissing as additional foreplay, not something that can be skipped. I believe it is a major part of sex, and of intimacy. Passionate kisses have been known to increase your blood pressure and make your heart rate faster, which can make it easier for you to reach orgasm. And if a few tricks can get that started, why not?

You need these nine kissing tricks! (And maybe a pack of gum. I know you had a lot of coffee this morning.)

1. Give Tiny Kisses Along Their Jaw


Get your partner revved up without every touching their lips. Give light, gentle kisses along their jaw, and slowly morph them into open-mouthed kisses with your tongue just barely touching their skin. It will drive your SO absolutely crazy.

2. Kiss Up The Neck And Ear


Once you've followed their jawline, move your way along the face. Continue the open-mouth barely-there kisses along their neck and collarbone before making your way up to their ear. Kisses on the earlobe, and even a little gentle sucking and nibbling are seriously hot.

3. Run Your Tongue Over Their Lips


Once you're ready to have your lips meet, kiss up to their mouth and then run your tongue along their lips. A total tease, but seriously sexy for both of you. Just remember, a little tongue goes a long way. There's a difference in barely tracing their lips with your tongue and licking their mouth. There is no licking in kissing, OK?

4. Gently Suck Their Bottom Lip


You're not trying to vacuum their lips clean off. You just need a little gentle sucking on their bottom lip before going in for a full-on kiss. Think of what it might mimic for your partner and watch them go crazy.

5. Change Up Your Position


Once you and your SO are in full swing of your kiss, it's time to change up kissing positions. As the two of you get more into it, try straddling your partner or climbing into their lap and pressing your chests together.

6. Vary Your Tongue Speed


No one wants a tongue that constantly darts in and out of their mouth, but going too slow can be frustrating, too. Vary your speed and pay attention to the pressure of your partner. If they are hinting to speed it up, follow along.

7. Don't Ignore The Hands


This is a two part tip. Don't forget to use your hands while kissing your SO. Hold their neck, run them down their chest, play with their hair, and get handsy. But don't ignore your partner's either, especially if your SO likes to lovingly touch your face. That's a great opportunity to kiss fingers or suck the tip of their thumb as they trace your lips. I promise, it will totally drive them wild.

8. Gently Use Your Teeth On Their Lips


Keyword here: gently. You can move out of the kiss by pulling your partner's lip back with your teeth, or you can nibble on their lips during your makeout.

9. Use Your Lips Like You Do During Oral Sex


This one's huge. Think about how much your partner loves when you go down on them. Use some of those same tongue techniques on their lips and tongue. They'll know exactly what you're doing and you'll be driving them absolutely wild.

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