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!

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