One in five Brits doesn’t class snogging as cheating when done with someone who’s not your partner, according to a new study by Penguin.Teenagers had the most relaxed attitude to extra-relationship snogs, with almost half (42 per cent) seeing no problem in kissing someone even if you were going out with someone else.
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In a survey to discover the truth about the nation’s attitudes towards love and kissing, Penguin’s teen arm, Razorbill, asked 1,000 people how they felt about locking lips.
A few brave Londoners even joined in with the flash snog organised by the publisher in Covent Garden, where couples were invited to plant a smacker on their lover’s lips to entertain passers-by.
The publisher launches a new romantic novel series this month, Girl Heart Boy, beginning with No such thing as Forever that aims to explore and entertain young people’s attitudes to their first relationships and sexual experiences.
And according to the study, teens might want to start by lowering expectations of their first kiss. A whopping 78 per cent of women admitted they didn’t enjoy theirs, while the blokes may have been overestimating their abilities, as 79 per cent loved their first kiss.
Intrigued? Y! Lifestyle has five copies of the book to give away, so find us on Twitter and tweet us what your first kiss was like with the hash tag #Yfirstkiss.