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Hit and kiss Ask Dr Angela: I kissed my cousin and now he thinks we're an item

"The next day was real awkward - my cousin thought we were then together and I had to tell him that I only let him kiss me because I was drunk"

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Open-minded and practical, Dr Angela Brokmann has answered the nation's sex problems for 18 years. Here, she answers your dilemmas.

Dear Angela: Last year I (18) spent my summer holidays in my auntie's caravan in Donegal with her two sons, my first cousins. The younger one (17) had a crush on me and he was flirting with me all the time. Nothing really happened though, until the last night where we all had a few cans.

I asked my cousin whether he likes me, and when he said yes I allowed him to kiss me. We made out for a while but nothing else happened. The next day was real awkward - my cousin thought we were then together and I had to tell him that I only let him kiss me because I was drunk.

Anyway, this year I'll be sent off to my auntie's caravan once more, and I'm afraid to face my cousin again. What if he still likes me? I have a boyfriend now, so that wouldn't feel right.

Answer: There is a good chance that your cousin is over his crush, so there's no need to panic. If he still fancies you or if you feel awkward around each other, have a chat to clear the air between you.

Tell your cousin that you have a boyfriend; don't go into too much detail as there is no need to hurt his feelings.

If your cousin doesn't get the hint and flirts with you anyway, don't play along - stop him in his tracks straight away.

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