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How to Cheek-Kiss

Watch more Kissing 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to cheek kiss with this tutorial. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Start on the right Kiss the cheek on their right -- your left -- which is the one most commonly kissed. If you are the one being kissed, offer your right cheek automatically. Tip In most cases, men and women or women and women cheek kiss. Men hug or extend a hand to shake with other men. Step 2: Balance yourself Balance yourself as you lean in. Place three fingers of your right hand on their left shoulder where the shoulder meets the arm. Tip You may also grasp each other's hands at chest height. Step 3: Get cheek to cheek Turn your head at a 45-degree angle and bring your cheek in so that it is barely touching their cheek. This is technically an air kiss, so your lips never actually touch their cheek. Tip Air kissing is especially desirable to avoid smudged lipstick and spreading germs. Step 4: Purse your lips Purse your lips while your cheeks are touching and kiss the air to the side of their face. Avoid smacking sounds. Saying 'mwah' is acceptable if you know the person well. Step 5: Repeat Repeat on their left cheek if desired, and repeat up to four times when in France or when trying to give the impression of European sophistication. Did You Know? Cheek kissing, the customary greeting among the French, is known as "la bise."
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