Love My first kiss went a lit­tle like this

GLAM­OUR read­ers share their smooch sto­ries, the good and the bad!

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“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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