French kissing basicsYou know the basics of making out: Tilt your head to one side, part your lips, slip your tongue into your partner's slightly open lips, then engage in a passionate tongue tango. But what should a sensual French kiss feel like?
French kissing stimulates the lips, tongue and mouth, which are all areas that are very sensitive to touch. Imagine you are licking an ice-cream cone -- but slowly. Slip in your tongue and slowly begin to caress your partner's tongue with yours.
"Kissing someone on the lips can be very powerful because all the major senses are involved. You can see your lover, smell his skin, feel him, taste him and hear him," says Marcelle D'Argy-Smith, author of The Lovers' Guide: What Women Really Want. And although there are many variations of French kissing, they all have the same rule: Keep the tongue movement slow.
French kissing techniquesWhat sets good kissers apart from the rest of the pack is their skill and technique. Like everything else, practice makes perfect. William Cane, author of The Art of Kissing and Kiss Like a Star believes that one of the best ways to brush up on your smooching skills is getting a feel of it -- on yourself: "Make a little mouth with your left hand. Take your right thumb and put it through. You can actually practice a French kiss on your hand".
Tips to spice up your lip-locks!Use variety. Lick, suck, nibble, tease -- make your French kissing more intense by alternating deep tongue penetration with soft pecks and slithering tongue action.
Tease his tongue by using your tongue to stroke the underside of your partner's or lightly flicking the tip of your tongue with the tip of your partner's.
Reach his sensitive spots. Explore his mouth with slow strokes. One sensitive area is the palate just behind his front teeth. Another trick is brushing the tip of your tongue across his gums -- they're lined with nerve endings and will send erotic shivers up his back.
Add kinkiness by occasionally gently biting his tongue or lower lip.