Who Are The Most Kissable Irish Celebs?
First kisses! When they are good, they are very, very good; When they are bad, they're horrid!
There is nothing more nerve-wracking or exciting on a first date than the anticipation of that first kiss, the possibility that it will be the beginning of a lifelong story. Or something we might want to quickly forget! In a recent survey* undertaken by Cymex Cream
, Georgia Salpa topped the poll as the most kissable Irish female celebrity with Amy Huberman coming in second. 17% of those surveyed would like to lock lips with Jamie Dornan while 14% would like to enjoy a tender moment with Pierce Brosnan.
Nearly 50% of those surveyed enjoyed their first romantic kiss between the ages of 15-19 with over 56% describing that experience as somewhat positive. But a quarter of those surveyed said that they remembered their first kiss as a negative experience.
Relationship and Psychosexual therapist Nuala Deering said “The first romantic kiss is such an important part of a fledgling relationship. It is a simple connection of lips to lips which can create intensely pleasurable feelings, connecting a couple emotionally and physically and transforming a friendship or flirtation into a long term relationship. Kissing is an integral part of intimate communication and the good news is that we can learn to be better more mindful kissers”.
Kissing is such an integral part of human relationships as it is accepted that kissing helps us to assess characteristics about potential mates. So if a first kiss does not make your toes tingle it could be that you are not biologically compatible. Simply nature’s way of helping us to find a suitable mate!
Both gentle and French kissing topped the poll as Ireland’s favourite type of kisses with each attracting 40% of the vote. Although when gender was taken into account, 53% of men opted for French kissing compared to only 29% of women. Almost 2 out of 3 people surveyed said that cold sores are what turns them off kissing. Bad breath was also cited as a reason for not puckering up as well as having ashtray breath and a sloppy kissing technique.
Top Tips For Avoiding Cold Sores:
There are ways to try avoid getting one: don’t share lipsticks, cups or towels and don’t pick a cold sore as this will only spread the virus. Also, know what your cold sore triggers are and try to avoid these situations for example try using a lip sun block if sunlight causes attacks, minimise your exposure to stress and try to eat a healthy diet. Cymex Cream
, available from pharmacies is used for the treatment of cold sores. It can also be used during pregnancy and while breast feeding. Always read the label.
*Survey by Empathy Research on behalf of Actavis based on 1,002 Irish adults aged 18 or over living in Ireland in April/May 2016.