'I practiced on my hand': Josiah Duggar reveals how he prepared for his first kiss with bride-to-be Lauren Swanson
Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson will tie the knot at John Brown University Cathedral of the Ozarks in Siloam Springs, Arkansas on the season finale episode of TLC's 'Counting On'
Fans will soon get to see Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson tying the knot at John Brown University Cathedral of the Ozarks in Siloam Springs, Arkansas on the season finale episode of TLC's 'Counting On'.
As reported by People, there was a huge build-up to the couple's very first kiss because of the Duggar family's strict intimacy policies with a ban on kissing until marriage and physical contact being limited to "side hugs". In a clip from the episode, 22-year-old Josiah speaks with his 23-year-old brother Joseph — who recently tied the knot with Kendra Caldwell — about the first kiss.
Joseph shared, "As far as the first kiss goes, I mean, I’m sure you can figure it out. It’s not really that complicated". While Josiah adds, "I asked her just to stay still and then kind of go with it".
"That’s what we did. Either one side or the other, but it looks better when the guy goes, I think. I don’t think you’re going to have a problem — Y'all probably already talked about it," Joseph shares.
The groom Josiah also revealed that he had actually practiced on his hand. "I was thinking, you know what? I wonder what it feels like. So I practiced on my hand. I think practicing on my hand was just to see what it felt like from her side — you can’t kiss a tree and expect to see what it’s going to feel like for her," Josiah said.
"So if you kiss on your hand, you can feel … like, ‘Okay, maybe I should make my lips more full,’ or whatever, and kind of think of it from that perspective. You’ve got to think about it!" he added.
"It is interesting to think this is the first day in my life I get to kiss a girl, right smack dab on the lips," he continued. "I mean, it’s special. It really is a special moment for us, and I’ll try to make sure it’s not just a peck — I’ll make sure it’s good".