Love My first kiss went a little like this
GLAMOUR readers share their smooch stories, the good and the bad!
“I remember my first kiss very clearly: I was five years old and it happened in crèche. A little boy who had a crush on me said he would marry me one day and gave me a ring from a lucky packet. And then he kissed me on the lips. Pretty romantic, I would say!” – Lorinda Voges, 36
“I was 10 years old and I was visiting my uncle when one of his friends arrived with his son. I’d met the boy twice before and I was madly in love. Off we went to play house, with him as my husband, and as husbands do, he announced that he was leaving for ‘work’. Then he kissed me. I was so happy that I ran away and sat on the swing, beaming like a clown.” – Matty Maivha, 24
“His name was Thomas, I was in Grade 7, and it happened during a holiday in Mauritius, at a braai where the kids were in the garage, playing spin-the-bottle. It felt very exciting, but with time I realised that it was really quite an average experience.” – Niquita Hulbert, 26 “My first kiss, at 13 years old, was not at all what I had expected. The two of us had no idea what we were doing, and whatever it was that we did do was terrible. My favourite kiss though? Now that is another story altogether. I was 19 and it felt as if my feet were lifting off the ground – magical!” – Precious Makgaretsa, 29
“I was in primary school and the boy smoked, so the only thing I remember about that first kiss is that his breath smelled awful. I waited a long time before I kissed another boy after that. I didn’t want to make the same mistake twice.” – Tania Durand, 34
“I believe that when you find The One, nothing and nobody else before that matters. I will never forget the first time that I kissed my husband: I was 20 and we were in his kitchen on Valentine’s Day. It felt amazing, like melting, and I finally understood the term ‘weak at the knees’.” – Kendal Gazal, 24
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The ‘morning pages’
“At the start of the day, take a notepad and, without stopping, write down everything that’s in your
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