Interestingly, I have never kissed a guy I didn’t want to, but have felt…pressured/coerced (but not physically forced)…to perform some other things in intimate settings on occasion.
Anyway, I hope that you might consider writing a story and sharing your thoughts on this subject: the awkwardness that some women feel about kissing. Perhaps it would lead to a fruitful lesson for your audience!
And I hope that more women will find the courage to not feel obligated to kiss a man. I’m SO happy to learn that you now decline instead of doing something you don’t want!
In any case, I really think you might be onto something: maybe the fish kiss is an attempt to minimize a real kiss.
Thanks as always for your thoughtful feedback, Stella!