Kissing is often considered a means to an end. It’s how many couples kick off their sack sessions, but as soon as things start heating up, sensual kissing usually falls by the wayside. ‘Some people think that sex is so full of pleasure on its own that kissing isn’t important,’ says clinical sexologist Dr Krista Bloom, author of The Ultimate Compatibility Quiz (Healing Couch). And that’s a shame because locking lips throughout the sexual experience (and not just at the very beginning) can make the pleasure skyrocket considerably. ‘There are tons of nerve endings in your lips that stimulate desire,’ Bloom says. ‘Smooching before, during, and after intercourse can be extremely arousing and satisfying.’
However, not all puckers are created equal; the trick is knowing what mouth-to-mouth moves intensify each stage of sex. Luckily we’ve gone ahead and mapped it out for you.
Just as a runner needs to stretch before a race, your body requires an equally strategic warm-up before launching into full-throttle passion. ‘You don’t want to come on too strong with your lips or you might accelerate his excitement too quickly,’ says Bloom. Instead, ease him into the pleasure zone, gradually increasing his arousal. The slower the build-up, the bigger the bang.
• Give him little pecks all over his face – everywhere except the lips. As his excitement grows, trace the outline of his mouth with the tip of your tongue. He’ll be aching to envelop you with his mouth, but don’t let him do it… yet.