Thursday, December 4, 2008

An ode to making out

Less than two weeks away from my annual holiday visit to HomeTown, planning has already begun for various reunions and bar nights. This talks, of course, lead me to reminiscing-- thoughts of lunch hours, sleepovers, camping, house parties... and making out.


Making out was different back when it was the end goal, rather than just a brief stopover on the way to another destination. There is something about the furtiveness, the franticness, even the awkwardness that I almost miss-- tangled shirts, undone buttons. 

There was so forbidden about it, as though you always had to be vigilant to the sound of footsteps or a knock at the door, but you would still let yourself get a little more caught up and carried away than intended.

Sure, as a girl, you were forced to remain especially attentive to the whole situation and how it progressed. You'd have to keep it at the forefront of your mind what "the line" was, blocking his hands with yours or murmuring "We'd better stop". You'd have to prepare yourself for the puppy dogs eyes, the whispering pleas and promises, or even the lines of desperation (who can forget blue balls?), shake your head, stand your ground, reluctantly or not. 

Still, there was something enticing about those moments when you weren't too sure how much you could resist, when you could get that swept up despite having all of your clothes on.

36 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh everything was different back then! :)

Essentially Me said...

I loved making out when it was just about that.

Arielle said...

I totally miss the days when making out was the end goal. Just making out is totally underrated!!

Babs said...

so so SO TRUE! god, listening for the footsteps.... my parents were always so onto me

dmb5_libra said...

oh man...making out! those were the days.

Z said...

Oh, so true :)

Alexa said...

it was much more simple back then wasn't it?

Princess of the Universe said...

It's so sad that making out is such a brief little step now- we really should go back and enjoy it...

Shieldmaiden96 said...

I'm glad I'm not alone in feeling like there was something almost more erotic, more intense than 'doing it'. Sweet days.

A Margarita said...

Mmmm, a good makeout session is like a great cup of coffee - highly underrated.

Deutlich said...

ahh.. the good ole makeout session.

it's been a while since I've had one of those.

Mandy said...

It wsa so different back then. You're right I miss that.

lspoon said...

I so miss the rush of that first make out session. So innocent, yet so naughty.

Yoda said...

Oh God, the first image that flashed through my head was a frantic makeout session while mommy dearest slept peacefully in the adjoining room.

Or at least, I hope she was sleeping.

Lizzie Bennett said...

I miss those days. A lot. My favorite memory from high school was hiding out on the stairs by the drama room and kissing Spencer C for the entire lunch period. Taboo, forbidden, and I lost about 10 pounds because I wasn't eating lunch :). Great post.

S. said...

...Oh the memories...

Crushed said...

A brief stopover on the way to another destination...

I guess it is now, yes..

I feel quite jaded after reading that.
The loss of innocence, eh?

surviving myself said...

I'm just going to guess here, but I'd say about 99.9% of women would agree with you and 99.9% of men would say, "Making out is fun when it leads to something better."

I am a scientist. For further analysis, please email me.

rs27 said...

I subscribe to surviving's hypothesis. Where do I make a donation?

Katelin said...

oh man i was such a makeout addict, haha. that's all i ever did with guys, make out and done, haha. oh the good ole days.

benjibopper said...

some elements of those times maybe usefully implemented into adult marriage.

distractedspunk said...

Um. I still love making out. And just making out. Boys just have to deal with it.

(Thanks for reminding me how much not making out I'm doing.) :P

eric1313 said...

You said it.

Poetry could no better have said such a wonderfully true line as that last sentence.

Have fun on you trip!

sequined said...

You can still do that! I do that once in a while and it's fun. And the pleading is even worse because he expected more. And it's adorable.

Also, my word verification word is "unhate" which is weird.

Maxie said...

This made me miss high school big time. Those were the days!

Karolinka27 said...

Oh I can relate. I could have used some good old-fashioned making out last night!st

Daisy said...

I do miss that, the excitment of a real kissing session with a real live boy was amazing!! And there's definitely not enough of it now that everything's got a little more serious.

Jenn said...

I miss making out. I don't miss the expectations of it leading somewhere else. I don't understand why kissing HAS to lead to more.

Bayjb said...

I do enjoy making out but sometimes I need to just enjoy that and be in the moment. And not worry as much about getting to the next base.

Daisy said...

I still love making out. :)

longredcape said...

I still love just making out. I think that's part of the reason I haven't "gone all the way" with the new boy yet . . . it seems like once you have sex with someone, you just start going straight to it and skip the mackage. I LIKE THE MACKAGE. It is underrated.

verybadcat said...

I complain to WH all the time that we never make out anymore. He said why should we? I said, well, honey, some people call it foreplay.........

;)

ZenDenizen said...

I can't believe there are people who don't enjoy making out.

brookem said...

i think this reminds me of how sometimes, you just don't know what you're missing. when i was young and a good makeout was where it was at, and that's all that happened, i was never feeling like i was missing anything, because that was the bees knees, you know? and when making out was just making out, and didn't need to lead to... other things, that was a comfy place. i guess it's all par for the course of growing up. but, it doesn't mean i don't miss those days.

Errant Gosling said...

Nostalgia with a touch of excitement. Well done.

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

It is an interesting experience to not have an expectation of more. I tried something different and purposefully limited myself with a few girls, just to see how it felt. It was an interesting experience, and it made me enjoy the moment more. Go figure.