My first kiss
I’m going to cheat here. To start with I’m going to discount all those parental smackers, and embarrassing smackeroos from salivary grandmas and aunties. They simply do not count.
For the first nine years of my life the thought of kissing girls was absolutely horrifying. Indeed you looked at older boys and shuddered. What on earth were they doing?
Technically my first kiss was during ‘kiss chase’. The girls loved it, and so did we, but I suspect for totally different reasons. To the girls it was about kissing boys. To the boys it was all about escaping from the most terrible fate. If you got caught and kissed that was terrible. It made it exciting.
So I’ll rule out kiss chase as well. That was a game.
By ten my hormones were kicking in. Suddenly girls were not to be run away from; they were alluring.
But I’m still going to cheat – because I’m going to separate my first kiss into two types.
The first girl I kissed was Liz Staines. She was ten, like me, and in my class. She was sweet on me and I liked her. We would play together. I kissed her on the mouth.
It was a worrying thing. How were you going to manage it? Where did you put your nose?
I remember being concerned. In the event it was sweet and noses weren’t too much of a problem.
But tough I liked Liz, and that kiss was experimental and OK, it was a long way from the real thing. That came shortly after.
Glenys was a Welsh beauty. I was ten and a half, with pubic hair and all that went with it. She was the older vixen with the wanton ways, and even more pubic hair, who led me astray. She was eleven.
I feel for her dark sultry looks and flashing eyes. She was my first love. She made my stomach churn and sent me into a whirly spin. I loved her.
I have no doubt that her hormones were just as active as mine, if not more so.
We spent a lot of time together that summer. I even gave up playing cricket in the street. We built dens and lay down in the long grass in the fields staring into each other’s eyes.
In her garage, my garage and those dens we kissed. It was just like in the films and went on for ten minutes or more. We called them real lover’s kisses. We shared twenty seven of these blood boiling embraces.
They were the hottest.
I count those as my first real kisses.