Salma Hayek on Her First Kiss: "I Was a Natural"
In a candid new interview with W Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg, actress Salma Hayek describes the moments leading up to her first kiss in great detail--including the terrible advice she received from friends.
Released on 2/14/2018
You wait for him to stick his tongue in your mouth,
and you kind of suck with it.
'Cause I say, what do I do with it?
You kind of suck it.
Oh my God, my first kiss was by this river,
beautiful river in Coatzacoalcos, where I come from,
where we used to go water skiing.
But I was the last of my friends to kiss,
and I had this boyfriend for about three or four months,
and I wouldn't kiss him,
and he was a little bit older than me, and he said,
no, it was before the three months,
If you don't kiss me by month three,
I'm gonna break up with you because this is ridiculous.
But I was so scared that I wasn't gonna know how,
so I started doing a survey with all my friends.
Tell me the exact technique.
And one of them said,
You don't open your mouth,
you just go like this with the mouth closed.
The other one said, No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
That's not good. You have to open your mouth,
stick your tongue in his mouth,
and then do one round to the right,
and one round to the left. Then the other one said,
No, no, no, he's gonna think you're a slut for sure.
You wait for him to stick his tongue
in your mouth, and you kind of suck with it.
'Cause I said, what do I do with it?
You kind of suck it.
I don't wanna be sucking tongue, and then,
I was so nervous and I took another friend,
and she said Just, don't think about it,
just close your eyes and make sure
that your mouth tastes good.
So, the deadline was coming,
and I came up with this idea,
I was 15 years old, to start putting honey
on my lips at night,
so maybe would absorb it
if he sucked hard enough on my lips, he'd taste it.
And so, this way, even if I was not good at kissing,
at least I tasted good. So I did this, he kissed me,
I was a natural. I mean, if I had known
how little I would have had to worry,
I forgot even that I did the survey, I liked it so,
I don't even remember any of that,
I just like, did not wanna separate forever.
But when we finally separated,
then I got embarrassed again,
and I didn't know what to say,
so I just said nervously, what did it taste like?
And of course he says honey, 'cause that's the cliche.
So I went on to put the honey on my lips,
I burnt my mouth, I had ants come at night in my room
and bite my face, so please girls,
do not do the honey on your lips
if you're gonna kiss for the first time.