So I'm dating a former religious fundamentalist.
and I have been seeing each other for three weeks now. We've had The Relationship Talk and we both want to be together. I have no doubt in my mind that he's into me and I'm into him; there's been lots of snuggling and talking and holding hands in public.
So what's the problem, you ask? Well, it's that he was raised by an extremely religious family (which he has since gotten away from) and has almost no experience with women. He confessed to me on our first real date that he was a virgin, and that he's only ever had one girlfriend (in university), and they didn't go beyond making out. I'm okay with that. I'm cool with going slow and seeing where this takes us. It's actually kind of exciting. Unfortunately, he also told me that even though he no longer believes the stuff he was raised, for him, kissing is still a really, really big deal. So, needless to say, in three weeks, there hasn't been anything more than kissing on the cheek.
Is it disrespectful if I just go for the kill and kiss him? Or, because of his background and his nervousness, is it better for me to wait for him to be comfortable enough to do it himself? On the one hand, I don't want to kiss him and be told, "I told you I was waiting; I can't believe you'd disregard my feelings like that." On the other, not being able to kiss my hot, awesome new boyfriend is seriously killing me.