2. The eyes have it. There’s nothing more intimate, or vulnerable, than sustained eye contact. Try sitting cross-legged, touching knees and lightly holding hands. Just gaze into each other’s eyes for five minutes and watch the sparks between you begin to fly.
3. Relax. A stiff upper lip never delivers much “come hither,” so make sure to release the stress of the day together before you pucker up. Byrd suggests softly stroking the tension out of your sweetie’s forehead, cheeks, eyes and jaw. Then, extend down to the shoulders and back – your partner will melt like butter in your arms!
4. Slow down. Take the time to really feel the shape of your partner’s entire mouth, and appreciate every inch of it.
5. Breathe. “Remember to breathe deeply – you won’t stoke the fire without air,” says Byrd. “Shallow inhaling keeps us from building passion, and shallow exhaling blocks all of the surrender involved with intimacy.”
6. Give as great as you get. According to Byrd, most people have a more difficult time either giving or receiving a long and luxurious kiss. Try taking turns, practicing whichever one is more difficult for you.
7. Remember, practice makes perfect! “If we make passionate kissing a part of our daily lives – when we get up in the morning, when we leave for work, while we’re making dinner, during television commercials – it will become second nature and just keep getting better,” Byrd says. So, forget those quick pecks on the cheek. Kiss him like you mean it!