No two first kisses are totally alike. Some of us are young, some are a bit older. Some are sweetly romantic, some are entirely gross. Some are remembered for ever, and some are blocked out in the time it takes for the drool to dry on your chin.
But even future celebs aren’t immune from an awkward first snog – and lucky for us, lots of them have shared the juicy (ew) details.
“My first kiss was just awkward as hell. I had no idea what I was doing and he knew exactly what he was doing, so it was awkward for me. You have to nurture your inner child and forgive yourself when you think back on things like that, because it’s ok!”
Shailene Woodley now has an MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, so anything is possible, kids.
“My first kiss was at a sleep-away camp, and it was very awkward and over quickly. And that was that. It was just the weirdest thing, and I thought, ‘That was it? Get out of here!’ I didn’t even know his last name.”
Even Lion Babe’s Jillian Hervey was just an awkward cub once, like the rest of us.
“My first kiss was actually in a graveyard.”
Did she ghost you afterwards, George Ezra?
“I was about to turn 16 and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m going to be like the 40 Year Old Virgin,’ I need to hurry this up! But in retrospect, I was fine. It was with this boy I had been talking to for a while. I was in choir and he was a few years older than me and in choir as well. Very nerdy love story.”
Chloe Bridges may be a Pretty Little Liar, but we believe her on this one. Aw.
“Eleven. Across the street from my elementary school. We went up in the park and I had kissed this boy with braces. If you liked a boy, that was the time to kiss, and I was like, ‘Oh, God, everybody’s kissing, and I don’t want to but I might as well go for it.”
“My first kiss was in high school and it was the worst thing, ever. He pretty much dumped his entire saliva glands into my mouth. It traumatised me. I didn’t kiss for, like, ever.”
Thanks for that visual, Rihanna. There goes our lunch.
“First kiss at 10! Yes, 10 years old, tongues and everything. She was a huge crush, we were in the same class, a lot of note swapping, and eventually it all went down in a cricket pavilion on an autumn night. It was very thrilling.”
Cricket pavilion? Could you BE more Tom Hiddlestone, Tom Hiddlestone?
My first kiss was when I was 14, and I literally thought I was going to die because he suffocated me with his tongue. It was a horrible experience.”
Did you need mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, Ashley Rickards? Oh no, wait.
“I was in fifth grade and thought I was in love with a boy named Graham. So we kissed. Then he broke my heart and told everybody that I was flat-chested and that’s why he didn’t like me anymore.”
Does Graham have an Oscar though, Reese Witherspoon? No he doesn’t.
“The first person I kissed was Miley Cyrus and I kissed her outside of California Pizza Kitchen in Hollywood. Very romantic. I’d just had a pizza that had onions all over it, I’m sure that my breath smelled terrible.”
As long as you there were doughballs and garlic dip, Nick Jonas, she probably didn’t care.
“I waited for my first kiss. I waited until I was 17 and he was a jazz singer named Brenden Call.”
HANG ON, Carly Rae Jepsen – does Call Me Maybe have a whole other secret meaning?
“The first kiss I had was the most disgusting thing in my life. The girl injected about a pound of saliva into my mouth, and when I walked away I had to spit it all out.”
Hollywood is just grateful it didn’t put you off for life, Leonardo DiCaprio.