I think Heaven will be like a first kiss. they’re supposed to be moments where the world stops and you and your SO are the only ones standing, or that is how Bollywood and pop culture would have you imagine it

Here are some stories from the good people of Reddit, who’re kissing and telling about their first smooch.

1. Awkward

My crush kissed me and I didn’t know what to do so I gave him a hug and said “thanks.”
So stupid.

2. Ohh Jesus

I was 12 and very religious at the time. My 14-year-old neighbour took my cross necklace to tease me. I kept insisting she give it back. She popped it in her mouth and said “Come and get it.” The first kiss
involved our tongues knocking around a crucifix.

3. Hahah, well

It was during one of the more recent Wolverine movies. I went in for the kiss cause I was like “fuck it, it’s my birthday” and I kissed her. Then suddenly because of an explosion from the movie I jerked my head up so fast, I hit her nose and made her nose bleed pretty hard. And then the group of people in the row behind us at the theater started clapping. Needless to say I’m single now.


I went over to my best friend’s house a few years ago and went to say hello to his mom. Went in to kiss her on the cheek like I always do, but we were turning towards opposite cheeks so we met right kiss involved the middle. I ended up kissing my best friend’s mom.


I reached to kiss her and banged my teeth against hers. It hurt a lot and we never spoke again for the longest time.


It was her 14th birthday, I was 13. Truth or dare. I was told to make out with her, and we both had this thing going were we were ‘going out,’ but we were saying we were in a relationship just for the sake of it. I had no idea what to do. We just sort of opened and closed our mouths around each other. Then I sort of grinded on her. From the front. With my chest. With other people watching. And recording it. And laughing. And I didn’t know what I was doing wrong until I watched.

7. Aww

First girlfriend, freshman year of high school, we were at my place watching Phantom of the Opera in the family room. There wasn’t any sofas or love seats in the room, so we had pushed two La-Z-Boys kind of close together so we could “sit together.” There was a gap between us well as the two arm rests, so quite a little distance. It wasn’t perfect, but it did get the job done. I am not entirely sure what was going through my mind (I don’t think I had any thoughts to be honest) but I decided that I was just going to go for it. I turn towards her and started to lean closer, heart was pounding and I was nervous. I was like maybe an inch from her face and she had her eyes closed when I realized that.. I couldn’t quite reach her. She was sitting all the way back and with the arm rests and everything, I couldn’t bend over and land it without tilting the chair / falling. So instead of getting up, or just going for it or anything, I did the reasonable thing in my head. I told flat out, “You’re going to have to put a little effort in this as well.”

Needless to say, she opened her eyes, sort of chuckled, and then closed the gap so I could kiss her. In hindsight, not very romantic, but dang it if my mind wasn’t made up about getting that first one in.


Sneezed on her face. She was mad.

9. Bad Luckk

So there I am, 14 year old me hanging out with my girlfriend of two weeks. We’ve got our hands wrapped around each other’s hips, we’re looking deep into each other’s eyes, we both know it’s about to happen and that for the rest of our lives we’ll remember this one moment; and then she buckles under the pressure and yells, nay screams, “FIRST KISS” at the top of her lungs and proceeds to headbutt me with her face. She busted my lips open, shredded the inside of her lips on her braces, gave me a bloody nose, and then ran off crying hysterically. Meanwhile, I’m left hanging out at the pizza truck by myself, spitting blood, and being overtly judged by a whole congress of middle school assholes.

10. HAHA

First time I tried to make out I had no idea how to do it, I just knew the tongue was involved in some way. So I leaned over and pretty much shoved my tongue into her mouth. She replied with “mhmhhhmhwmhat are you doing!?”

Well, she had a good laugh at my expense that night.