'The Bachelorette' 2021: Katie Thurston's kisses have fans cringing
Establishing physical chemistry with a potential partner is a must before committing to a relationship. That was exactly what Katie Thurston was doing when she kissed most men on 'The Bachelorette'. Even though rewatching her makeout sessions made her uncomfortable, one cannot deny it was part of the process.
In this week's episode of the dating reality show, Thurston is seen engaging in a steamy kiss with Connor B, 'the cat man'. While some thought it was a great one, a few judged the way she kissed.
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"She always looks like she’s eating the guys’ faces off when she kisses them," a user commented on the show's Facebook page, while another echoed: "yes like it’s been a while since she’s kissed." "I noticed this last week and thought maybe it’s just a couple times looks weird but she does it every time haha," a third pointed out. A fourth user posted: "Kathy Cosgriff yes like she’s eating a hamburger." "Face sucking and tongue action close ups: C'mon ... Do you REALLY need to Zoom in on this?! Cringe worthy TV provided by The Bachelorette producers," a user expressed on another social media thread.
The viewers may not appreciate Thurston's screening process, but in her defense time was "short" and the only way to figure out her right one was to steal a few kisses. "Time is short," she told People and added: "And you can't be okay with me possibly getting engaged in two months but not kissing on the first date. I've got to use my time wisely!" Talking to E! after the premiere episode, she had said that at one point it got difficult for her to watch with her family or friends.
Thurston has always been sex-positive. Being on 'The Bachelorette' gives her an opportunity to talk more openly about sex and helps her make people see why talking about sex solves a lot of problems. Actress Heather McDonald was on the show to help her case. Together, they talk about the "safe word" and when to use it.
"Shoutout to @heathermcdonald for helping me host a #nsfw group date! Remember to tune in Monday nights on ABC! Safe Word: a word serving as a prearranged and unambiguous signal to end an activity, such as between a dominant and submissive sexual couple. Our Safe Word: Peaches," Thurston wrote on Instagram.
Catch all the new episodes of 'The Bachelorette' on ABC every Monday at 8/7c. For more information, check your local listings.