Former First Lady Michelle Obama revealed that Malia and Sasha Obama had to have their first kisses while in the presence of armed guards.

The best-selling author opened up about her experience of raising teens during the Essence Festival over the weekend.

"My kids had armed guards with them at all times," Michelle shared with the audience. "Imagine trying to have your first kiss [around] a bunch of men [with guns] and earpieces."

She revealed that she's surprised that her daughters have friends. The Secret Service even attended sleepovers with the teenagers.

"Imagine having Malia and Sasha come to your house for a sleepover. This is the call: 'OK, we're gonna need your social security number, we're gonna need your date of birth. There will be men coming to sweep your house. If you have guns and drugs, just tell them. Because they're going to find them anyway. Don't lie. They're not gonna take 'em, they just need to know where they are. And by the way, there will be a man with a gun sitting on the front porch all night. Let him come in and use the bathroom, it would just be nice.'"

Both Malia and Sasha are away at college, but raising them under the gaze of America was not light work.

"Not only were we parenting teenagers, but we were parenting teenagers who, every Saturday night, you had to worry about whether your kids are going to end up on Page Six," Michelle said. "It's stressful."

Watch the full interview below.