28 Kisses

My friend Lisa sent me a YouTube video of the new Dentyne Pure commercial. She thought it would make a great idea for a blog post. Well Lisa, seems you were right.

Dentyne Pure Gum’s commercial declares the average person has 28 first kisses in their lifetime.


Is that a shocking number to you? Too high? To low? Just right, Goldilocks?

I didn’t even raise a brow.

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I was the queen of making out. Back in the day, of course. Even when “they” thought you could contract HIV from swapping saliva, I had my tongue in some hot(and some notsohot) guys mouth and then would go home and thoroughly rinse with Listerine. Yeah, like that would solve any world health problems.

I was good at kissing. Even my pillow thought so.


And, I always liked kissing. It feels good, makes you smile(unless you’re with a slobberer) and you can’t get pregnant.

Twenty-eight first kisses? I will admit, there were way more than that and around 99% of them never led to second kisses.

The majority of the kisses never went further down than my neck. I had, after all, a little something called a “reputation” to protect.

I know so many people who run the gamut in their kiss number. Some say that they are WAY below the average while others probably make my kiss number seem virginal.

I have a feeling, considering how fast kids are growing up these days and first kisses are happening a lot younger, which means that the average number is, most likely, going to increase in the next few years. Which…WHOA, my kids. Oh, I can’t even wrap my head around that idea.

Honestly, I can’t even fathom my kiss number. We’ll call it “undetermined”.

What’s your kiss number? Are you above, below or at par with average(I mean quantity, not quality)?

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Melissa Brodsky

Melissa has been sharing too much of her life online for the past five years at http://www.rockanddrool.com. She recently Co-Founded a social media company aptly titled Smart Savvy Social (http://www.smartsavvysocial.com) because she and her business partner are both smart AND savvy. When Melissa isn't cleaning up after her 5 kids, 6 cats, 2 dogs and various other household pests, she can be found obsessively twittering as @rockdrool. 


  • LisaKup

    Who knew a gum commercial would serve as inspiration for a blog post, but I’m glad I was able to help! (PS – thanks for the shout out.)

  • http://www.crazyadventuresinparenting.com/ LisaCrazyAdventuresinParenting

    I honestly can’t recall the number, simply because now that I’ve married, I don’t really think about my before-married life in “that” respect. But 28 is a little low in my opinion. Ahem.

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  • http://twitter.com/bejewell bejewell

    There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING, like the feeling of a first kiss. When I first got married a million years ago, coming to grips with the fact that I’d never have another first kiss was my greatest struggle. The butterflies! Oh! I was nowhere near 28 but that was more for lack of opportunity than desire. Monogamy can be a beautiful thing but there are definitely some crappy trade-offs, and that’s one of them.

    On the plus side, I don’t have to rinse with Listerine after every kiss.

  • Bb35

    i am wayyyyyy above “average” myself. But i dont think thats an accurae average

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