Like so many things in this cruel world, first-date-kissing-initiative can be an anxiety-provoking experience, especially for two women. If I wasn’t sucking down a pinot grigio in a bar down the block before my dates, I’d never have sex again. After my first date with my ex, I was already smitten. Sometimes, I find myself making out with a hot girl and I’m like, is this real life? The best kisses are the ones you don’t have to think about: they just happen.
We don’t have those weird heteronormative rules about who should make the first move. But if you’re anxious like me, you’ll still agonize over it. If someone tells me I’m sexy, I’m immediately thinking of sex (as if I hadn’t been already.) Give a genuine compliment. But don’t drink too much or you’ll look sloppy as hell and lower your chances of having an orgasm! We had talked for hours and I was sure we had a connection. And before you know it you’re ubering back to their place. If your date pulls away or indicates they don’t want to kiss, don’t kiss them.
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If having a drink calms your nerves before a first date, then I say go for it. To get to the perfect moment, you gotta take a chance! Life has lead us to believe that we’ll know when the moment is right. This is the part where you hear my voice in your head (or the song from the Little Mermaid) saying go on and kiss the girl!
Girl, there is nothing wrong with a *SMALL* date pregame. Maybe you’ve gotten to undressing and you notice an extra long nipple hair on yourself. Maybe you’ll try to be sexy and grab your date’s face and knock over your vodka soda at Cubbyhole (f*ck my life). At the end of the day, if someone is into you, they’re into you, regardless if you’re cool all the time or not. I mean, you’re meeting a stranger from the internet. Sometimes, you’ll both awkwardly stand there and stare at each other upon saying your goodbyes, willing the other person to take action.
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“People are so used to just the cut-and-dried comic book kind of storyline,” says the actress.“So [the comic book store employee] was the real in that moment: she sat with this girl, walked her around the store and said, ‘Take the first season DVD, just to watch and kind of keep your mind there.’ And at the same time bought her comic books that show different [gay] characters, like Batwoman, and showed her all these different stories that she could hang on to, bought her coffee, sat and just listened to this girl, and this girl just sobbed and just let it out.” FROM COINAGE: Power Rangers Morphing Through the Years , where she quickly became a trailblazer as one of the earliest openly gay characters in mainstream comic books. ’ It’s very important, this character.” And just as important was the chemistry between the two characters, which Leigh credits to her husband’s deft casting instinct on his wife’s behalf (Leigh is married to actor Nathan West, while Lima is dating actor Casey Affleck). “I wasn’t aware of Maggie Sawyer before I even got word of this part,” says Lima. After the producers sent Leigh tapes of their top three choices to play Maggie to get her opinion, “My husband watched all three and he said, ‘Number two: that’s your girlfriend. Drucilla met her end after falling off a cliff, though she has expressed an interest in returning ever since.That might be on hold for now after she filed a lawsuit against CBS for racial discrimination earlier this year.Not very often, at least.” Since the story began unfolding in , fans of the series have made their heartfelt approval known to the actresses, over Twitter, at appearances and during their recent participation at the Women’s March in Vancouver.Leigh recalled a specific incident related to her by a woman who works in comic book store who encountered a teenage female customer looking very distraught.The young woman eventually admitted that, feeling heavily invested in the Alex/Maggie romance as a coping mechanism with her own sexual identity issues, she was feeling lost without the show as her anchor when it was on hiatus for a few weeks.“This was a girl that was in desperate, desperate need of someone to just listen for a moment,” says Leigh.“The great thing about is that we’re reaching a lot of social issues [and] we’re doing it in a way that is recognized by people who love the comic book lore and that kind of stuff …For us to be able to take that on in that environment, and like kick people’s a–, and give a peck on the cheek and just say, hey, I’m finding out more about me because of you.