Your partner may very well respond to your lead: are you relaxed? Begin your kiss with suitable physical contact: drawing close and hugging, snuggling, enjoying the build up of physical and emotional intimacy by close proximity. Before you kiss, smile broadly to communicate to your partner the joy and value you’re experiencing because of them. Gently hold your partner’s face in your hands (don’t cover their ears, some people find that annoying!), or gently place your hands on your partner’s back or sides. Tilt your head slightly, so as your heads approach each other contact is made with lips and not noses!
The Intimate Couple