18 Tips for a Sizzling, Satisfying Make Out Session

A good make out session can calm the stress in your life and bring you closer to your partner. Learn a few tips to make it even more enjoyable!

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What’s better than kissing without having to go all the way to intercourse? A good make out session!

Making out is a great way to express your passion, even if you or your partner is not ready to take things to the bedroom yet. It allows you to practice your moves on each other, as well as getting the feel *literally and figuratively* of your partner’s body. It also shows just how much chemistry you have *or may not have* before you do the big deed or whether you should take your relationship to the next level. [Read: Losing your virginity and having sex for the first time]

What is a make out session?

Making out isn’t just kissing but it’s not that close to sex either. That’s why its either a great precursor to taking things further or something to do with your partner to bring you closer, when you’re not quite there yet. If you are already intimate with your partner, a make out session is a great way to get you both in the mood.

Basically, a make out session involves lots of kissing, touching, hugging, and you’re typically laying down in one another’s arms. It’s not an innocent type of kissing either; there’s definitely signs that things are moving towards a more naked kind of level, even if you’re not planning on it just yet. [Read: How to make out with a guy like a sex goddess]

We tend to associate making out with teenagers, but there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a good make out session way past those informative years!

How to make your make out session sizzle

Want to add more oomph to your make out session? Here are a few tips.

1. Prepare your puckers

First things first. If you want a sizzling make-out session that your partner will never forget, don’t forget to prep those puckers. Exfoliate your lips beforehand to keep them supple. While no one wants dry, cracked lips, avoid putting on slick, slippery, slimey, and gooey lip products, as well. And of course—brush your teeth! [Read: 15 kissing techniques for that heartbeat-skipping kiss]

2. Sweeten the deal

Make the make-out session more romantic and sensual by eating some sweets, such as juicy strawberries or chocolates. Not only are they aphrodisiacs, but having the taste of sweets in your mouth when you kiss will send your partner’s senses into overdrive. Better yet, have some sweet wine to tantalize your partner’s senses with the heady taste in your mouth. [Try: Romance in a glass – Types of wine to choose on a date]

3. Tingle with mint

If sweet is not your cup of tea, then opt for the tingling sensation of mint. Put on a light minty lip balm, or pop some mints beforehand. The menthol, combined with your warm breath, will make you and your partner tingle with sensation.

4. Make eye contact

Don’t forget to look into your partner’s eyes from time to time before you kiss or even during different intervals throughout your make out session. This deepens your bond and makes things more intimate. This also allows you to have a better idea of some visual cues from your partner as to where this session might *or might not* go. [Read: Subtle but powerful eye contact flirting moves that work like magic]

5. Ease into your make out session

Start slow—you don’t have to be in a hurry. Initiate with light, closed-mouth kisses on the lips. Shower light, sensual kisses on their cheeks, chin, behind the ears, or on the neck to turn the heat up a notch. [Check out: Stop ignoring erogenous zones – How to give the perfect neck kisses]

6. Tease and tickle

You can still play hard-to-get… even while making out. In fact, this will drive your partner even crazier for you. Pull back and look into your partner’s eyes, or tickle them—in a sexy way—by gently gnawing at their lower lips or ears. Tease them with some naughty innuendos or whisper something sexy in their ear to make them want to kiss you even more badly. Just be sure of the right timing and frequency.

7. Mind the cues

Even when you’re locking lips and it feels like you’re the only people on earth, make it a point to mind your partner’s cues. Even before the make-out session starts, try to mimic their body language to establish a deeper connection. When you finally lock lips, be aware of how they respond to you. The better you are in sync with each other, the better the lip lock and make out session. [Read: Simple peck or steamy makeout? what you can learn from a first kiss]

8. Be hands on

Don’t forget your hands. Keep your hands occupied by caressing their face and neck, running your hands through your partner’s hair, or slowly rubbing their arms. You can also put your hands around their neck, touch their chest, or even caress their midsection. This keeps your senses high, resulting in a much more sensational make-out session. [Try: How to make out and 10 steps to make it oh so sexy]

9. Give and take

Remember that making out is also a connection, much like a conversation, except this time, it’s your bodies doing the talking. So, respond to your partner’s cues and give your own response. Let your partner know you’re pleased with what they’re doing, and return it with your own moves.

10. Be a little rough

Don’t forget to rough it up a little. After all, this makes making out much more exciting. A little playful tugging of the lips, a few gentle kisses here and there, erotically running your fingernails along his arms, or passionately pulling her hair ever so slightly can bring you both to extraordinary heights. [Read: 15 Dirty ways to have the sexiest rough sex ever]

11. Have a breather part-way through your make out session

Making out for too long can leave you and your partner breathless. So, don’t forget to come up for air, but make sure that this is smooth, subtle, and sexy. Taking a quick break from kissing is absolutely fine, and your partner needs it, too. Ease off your kissing pace, kiss them in another part of their body, such as the neck or cheek, or even talk to tease a little—these are all some techniques to take a little breath and take in a fresh lungful. [Read: 12 foolproof kissing tips for a perfectly sexy smooch]

12. Mix things up

Of course, if you’ve gone this far on our list, you’ll see how we value keeping things interesting as you make out. So we can’t stress enough the importance of mixing things up. After all, this is the lifeblood of any make-out session. Whether it’s by the way you kiss, the pace and pressure that you use, or the way you use your lips and tongue, be sure to mix things up to keep things exciting and scintillating. [Read: Erogenous zones for men – 8 secret places to touch your guy]

13. Explore a little

Don’t be afraid to explore your partner’s anatomy. Whether with your lips, tongue, hands, or fingers, get to know your partner even better by navigating their erogenous spots and making them go crazy for you. Use your tongue and trace the outline of their lips, trail your fingers from your partner’s chest toward their crotch, run your nails gently on their back, gently squeeze their arms, run your fingers through their hair, kiss them behind the ear, or even lick them a little on the neck. Aside from turning them on so much more, this is also a great way to become acquainted with their body. [Read: Top 10 erogenous zones that drive women crazy in bed]

14. Cuddle and wind down

Don’t forget to let your partner know just how long you prefer making out—of course, no matter how great it is, it can’t last forever. So end your make-out session with a big hug, a big kiss, and a sweet, sexy smile.

You can even tell your partner how delighted you are or how much you like kissing them. Keep the connection intact by cuddling with them, embracing them, or just being near. Even if you don’t want to say “I love you,” or take things to the next level, at least you can let your partner know what a great time you had. [Check out: How to cuddle – cuddling positions to be a loving cuddler]

15. The beauty of anticipation in a make out session

Keep things sexy and romantic for as long as you can. If you are willing to jump in the sack with your partner after making out, then that’s even more incentive for you to keep yourselves in a romantic bubble. However, if you want to keep up being hard-to-get—which is perfectly fine—then make sure to keep your partner wanting more by making sure the make out session is memorable.

A few great techniques include straddling them, gently thrusting your body toward them, pressing your curves against them, or guiding their hands all over your body. These tips will leave them not just thinking, but fantasizing about you until the next time you see each other again.

The beauty of making out is that it can be a great prelude to more things to come, whether in that instant or in the next meeting. It allows you to be much more intimate with your partner, as well as deepening your connection, without fully indulging in having sex. [Read: How to be a tease: 13 really flirty moves to capture their attention]

16. Get the timing right

A good make out session needs plenty of time to enjoy it so if you’re planning on going somewhere or you have someone coming around for coffee, etc, that’s not the best time! You need to choose a time when neither of you has anything to do. Remember, making out is a great way to idly pass the time!

It can be first thing the morning on a lazy Sunday or later in the evening at any other time. There is right and wrong time to enjoy a good make out session, but if you do have plans or someone is about to knock on the door, wait until you’re less time restricted! [Read: How to tease a woman: Fun ways to captivate her without annoying her]

17. Cut out the distractions

Apart from getting the timing right, you also need to cut out the distractions. Do not keep your phone right next to you and keep checking your notifications whenever it beeps! That’s not going to keep you both in the mood and it’s pretty disrespectful to your partner.

Making out needs to be slow, lazy, and without any worries of someone’s phone ringing or a knock on the door.

18. Take your time for the best make out session

Don’t rush! Keep the pace slow and just enjoy each other. Take your time and allow your hands to wonder idly. The great thing about making out is that it’s not actually going anywhere, unless you really want it to. So you don’t have to rush or think about the next step.

[Now that you’ve got the tips all worked out, read: Mastering dry humping and the virgin’s guide to orgasms]

These tips are here to give you a few basic ideas on how to make your next make out session sizzle. However, always remember that you have to be highly aware of what exactly your partner likes or what turns them on. The important thing is to keep it private and make sure you are both comfortable. Enjoy!

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