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Why Consensual Kisses Are Better

Wait! Not the band KISS. The action! You don’t need to have a four piece rock band to have a rockin’ kiss. You only need consent!

So right about now you might be asking, “why is a consensual kiss better than other kisses?” Well, consensual kisses are not only better than other kisses but they’re better than all other make-outs. Combined! It’s simply a matter of preference, comfort, & effective communication.

First, preference. According to, an online comprehensive sexual health resource, when surveying what goes into a great smooch, most respondents prefer to be asked before locking lips! Lips desire words. So if you desire lips, remember this truthful tip: lips like to talk.

Second, comfort. Renown dating author Fran Greene was interviewed by Jezebel’s contributing writer Anna North, and Greene mentioned to North that the most successful flirting involved asking questions to help make the other person feel comfortable. So sexy and considerate aren’t mutually exclusive


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