"My first kiss was fun. I just thought it was something people did. I didn't think it would actually be fun. It's like a sport."
"It caught me by surprise. Total ambush. I was just standing there and he planted a super sloppy, wet one on me. Late that evening, I announced this seemingly banal event to my father who immediately produced my nursery school class photo and made me point out the culprit. His name was Courtney and my dad had his number!"
"It was wet."
"Incredibly awkward! It was in middle school and I had braces ... and he had braces ... not how I'd imagined it!"
"I was in 8th grade I think, sitting with a big group of my junior high friends watching that Robin Williams movie, What Dreams May Come in the back of the theater. The boy I had a crush on next to me just started staring at the side of my head until I turned to look at him - that's when he pounced! All my friends behind us witnessed the unfortunately awkward event and laughed hysterically ... I think we bit each other. It was awful."
"It was at a college party. I was visiting the campus. We were in a basement. It was after Kenny Scharf lecturing on Keith Haring."
"While playing spin the bottle I got to kiss my friend's older brother who was supposed to be chaperoning! I could not concentrate on 7th grade math after that."
"Sarah. 6th grade. On the track at recess. Kelsey watched and screamed. Sarah had this weird limp bump. Everything about it was super scaring."
"The song 'Rollercoaster (of Love)' was playing..."
"Well outside of the general little kid kissing, I was a late bloomer. No one really liked me and make fun of me up until my sophomore year of high school. So New years Millennium sophomore year this guy I had liked asked me if I wanted to be his New Years Kiss and pulled me under the mistletoe. I was so stoked. I actually dreamed it before it happened. Weird. Like really clear déjà vu."
"She had green eyes."
"I was in the parking lot behind Harris Band in Libertyville. Between two parked cars I told this girl Gina that I wanted to 'go out' with her. It was 7th grade. She then put her tongue in my mouth and I was so surprised I nearly choked."
"My first real kiss wasn't until the 10th grade. She had a car and drove us to the cemetery in Orlando where we sucked face under the stars and over the zombies."