Since I don't have much experience kissing women, I had to enlist the help of my male friends. In all honesty, I had no idea what to expect. Would the complaints be the same? Would there be more or less of them?
Some were surprisingly similar, and some were just... strange (sorry, guys!). Here are some of the responses I received:
So we've established that slobbering all over your date is something that no one enjoys. Why, then, are there people that still do this?? It must be one of life's unsolvable mysteries. The tongue down the throat is something most people dislike as well. All together, it seems like sloppy kissing is a no-no, for both the men and the women.
Guys, however, mentioned much more often than the women did that there had to be some experimentation going on. They often brought up how they would want to test the waters with a girl, see what each liked, and come up with a kind of personalized kissing method based on her preferences and style. Several of my male friends mentioned that, whereas not one of my girlfriends did.
It seems to be a big misconception, then, that men are less giving in the "intimacy" department, at least when it comes to kissing, anyways. As I said, not one girl mentioned tailoring her approach to the guy she was with. The men were also far less likely to complain. It was like pulling teeth to get them to even name something negative. They were more than willing to talk about their positive experiences. Most of them really had to rack their brains to think of a bad kisser.
So does this mean women are just more talented, whereas men are more giving? It seems to look that way. But you'll probably be safe avoiding too much tongue and slobber either way you go.