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Maybe it’s all the hubbub of Magic Mike or those fine-looking athletes who are doing their thaaaang at the Olympics (hello, Matt Anderson Who Plays Volleyball For Team USA And By The Way, Does He Like Nice Jewish Girls?), but there are some good lookin’ dudes in the media right now. Made me think back to when I younger — circa Bat Mitzvah 1996 — and my crush of the time was JTT. Please. Girls of the 90s. Who did NOT like JTT? I even had his poster from Teen Beat taped to the ceiling of my room (Devon Sawa was in the same issue. Good times). There may or may not have been a lipstick mark on his face. I think our moms all did this with Paul McCartney posters, so please, this age of practicing kissing has gone on for, like, generations. I’m sure Sarah and Rachel and Rebecca practiced kissing stone tablets or something, no?
Practicing kissing is not just a funny and innocent blip from your childhood. Did you ever think about doing some practice kissing with the lucky duck at the other end of the chuppah?
Hey, go for a mitzvah on Shabbat and take it as far as you want — we don’t need to discuss the nitty gritty of what practice kissing leads to. But there are benefits… besides the obvious.
Let’s be honest: were a jumble of nerves on the big wedding day. The nerves all stem from excitement, of course, but that adrenaline is running on turbo. In the same way couples may discuss the cake cutting (to smash or not to smash?) or the first dance (to choreograph or to wing it?) , it is probably beneficial to have a chat — or a kiss! — about the first smooch as newlyweds.
So what’s it gonna be? Passionate and steamy? A sweet peck, 7th grade style? With spaghetti between you like Lady and the Tramp? Okay, kidding (but really, you could practice with a kugel!), but better to chat about it now than to be humiliated about the way you were kissed and didn’t want to be on the wedding day.
Keep in mind, too, that you’re going to be surrounded by your family and friends. And if you’re doing the traditional chuppah thing, your parents are going to be under the canopy with you! And your grandparents will probably be in the front row! So, really, up to you, but you can always save the oo la la for your honeymoon. Just sayin’…
Are you a couple who’s usually participating in PDA to begin with? Those who are frequently in your company might be used to it and won’t even blink about a touchy-feely kiss. My husband and I are not quite the PDA type because we are always on the go, we don’t have time to get all mushy gushy. However, we are a playful and silly couple, so our first kiss was short and sweet with multiple pecks. I only know this from watching the video. It could have been a drinking game: take a shot every time Alison goes in for another!!
Maybe marry a few different styles of kisses. Instead of showing your passion that resembles a the cover of a Fabio romance novel, share a kiss or two that has impact with lips and add in some hand holding or neck hugging. A nice little dip at the end will get a perfect 10 from the judges/wedding guess.
Okay, okay, I’m not going to choreograph your first kiss for you. Just sharing some ideas and things to think about as you seal the deal.
If anything, just say that The Wedding Yentas demands you do a few test drives for your first kiss. I doubt there’ll be an argument about it and who knows, it could end in your own personal Magic Mike show!