A List of the Different Types of Kisses And What They Mean

Kissing is one among the universal acts of showing love. Almost everyone receives or gives a kiss at some point in their life. A kiss can be placed on any part of the body.

There are many types of kisses, and this list will be an ongoing project that I will add to as I find more types.

Types of Kisses and Their Meanings

moving in for a kissThe Forehead Kiss - The forehead kiss usually means that you are just friends. Depending on how it is planted, it can also be used as a means of showing deep affection to a loved one. Most people use use it as a starter kiss when they meet someone new, to express that they like them.

The Eskimo Kiss - It is commonly used by children and parents as an indication of affection. It involves rubbing your nose against your loved nose back and forth. This type of kiss has its origin from the Eskimo, hence the name Eskimo kiss.

The French Kiss - The French is considered most popular romantic kiss. A kiss is named ‘French kiss’ when a person’s tongue touches another person’s tongue. This is why it is also known as tongue kissing. This type of kiss is very easy to execute but it may take years to master.

The Single-Lip Kiss - This type of kiss involves gently sucking another person’s lip. To give your partner a single-lip kiss, you have to take any one of their lips sandwiched between yours and suck gently. If done in the correct manner, this kiss can send a strong romantic signal to you partner.

The Hand Kiss - It is given by gently grasping someone’s hand by the fingers and kissing the back side. The hand kiss demonstrates respect, adoration and kindness.

The Earlobe Kiss - It involves taking someone’s earlobe between the lips and tugging gently upwards or downwards. This kiss can be made more intense by gently rubbing the tongue in a circular motion on the earlobe.

The Butterfly Kiss - This type of kiss involves getting close to someone so that your eyelashes touch. Just before kissing the lips, blink very fast so that eyelashes flatter very fast just like the butterfly wings. This type of kiss is usually done for fun.

The Upside-Down Kiss - This type of kiss originates from the Spiderman movie. it is a romantic kiss It is also known as the spiderman kiss. It involves kissing a person whose head is upside-down from yours. This way your bottom lip kisses their top lip and vice versa.

Lingering Lip Kiss - This is a closed mouth kiss that lasts for more than 20 seconds. The tongue is not involved in this kiss. Lingering lip kisses involve the lips only. This kiss serves as an indication of deep love.

The Cheek Kiss - This is a closed mouth kiss on someone’s cheeks. This kiss can be used to flirt, to pass a friendly greeting or to say goodbye to someone you love.

The Peck - The peck is a short tight lipped kiss on the lips or cheeks. It is used as an expression of friendship. A peck can also spark romance between two people. If you don’t get over it, just make him/her your lover.

The Lip-Gloss Kiss - This is a fun kiss. It involves putting on a harmless amount of ChapStick or lip gloss on the lips and then rubbing it on your partner’s lips until they are also coated. It is recommended that you use a lip gloss that is sweet and flavored to surprise your partner.

Secret Message Kiss - This is basically a French kiss with a ‘secret message’. It involves spelling out a message to your partner in the in the middle of a French kiss. This kiss is useful if you want to pass a romantic message to your partner.

The Lizard Kiss - This kiss involves sticking your tongue in and out of your partner’s mouth. It is done in quick strokes. The lizard kiss is usually practiced just for fun.

The Air Kiss - The air kiss is used as a form of greeting to friends and family. It is done by resting your cheeks on or near someone’s cheeks and then producing a kissing sound.

The Angel Kiss - This kiss involves kissing someone gently on the eyelids or on a spot near the eyes using the lips. This type of kiss indicates deep affection and is mostly used when saying goodbye to someone or when waking up a loved one.

The Biting Kiss - This is an open mouthed kiss that incorporates the tongue just like the French kiss. The only difference between this kiss and the French kiss is the fact that the teeth are also put into use. The teeth gently grab your partners tongue as you kiss.

The Neck Kiss - As the name suggests, neck kissing involves kissing someone’s neck. Most people love doing it after French kissing for a while. You have to learn to keep the saliva ‘light’ to execute this type of kiss perfectly. Use only your lips and do not suck hard to prevent you mouth from producing much saliva.

The Vampire Kiss - It is done for fun. This is a deep kiss on your partner’s neck. It also involves light biting and sucking. Some people might find this kiss not sexy, therefore it is important to find out whether your partner likes it or not.

The Jawline Kiss - It is done by people who are used to each other. You should never try this kiss on someone you just met. A jawline kiss is a firm kiss on the lower side of the jaw where the neck meets the jaw. It is usually fun to kiss someone’s jawline after having some intense French kissing.

The Teaser Kiss - This kiss begins from the forehead, to the lips and then down to the arms and hands. On reaching the hands, the sequence is reversed from the hands then up to the lips and forehead. This kiss can be quite useful if you want to turn on your partner and make them want more.

With all these types of kisses, kissing will never get boring. The most important thing is finding out the types of kisses that you and your partner enjoy.

Please feel free to add to the list, or just share your thoughts on this post and kissing in general in the comments below! :D

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I found ur site very enticing and helpful. I would love to take more tips on romance.



Whoever defined these types of kisses did awesome. if i needed this info id be informed



wow thts nyc



Hi. So I am a freshman in high school. I am friends with a sophomore who is a total flirt. One day i was talking with my friends in our lounge (just a place in my school with a few couches and a table) and he was with a few friends on the couch. I was going to leave and then he grabbed me from behind, around the waist and said don’t leave. Then he sat down (while still holding me) so basically I was sitting on his lap. He was leaning back so I laid down on his chest. We were quietly talking and he starts to give me little, peck, kisses on my cheek, then one on my forehead and then like 2 on my neck. I just went with it and then later when I had to go to class I just got up and he got up afterwards and his friends started talking with him. it seemed completely normal to him and I acted normal and so did my friends because they know he is a flirt. What do these kisses mean and is he just being a flirt or does he like me?



I love the lizard kiss



wow i luv d french kiss


mris mild

this ia a good job done by the doer…I never knew that there are so many types of kissing this much.


sally chuy

woooow nice i like that



How about the ‘Sniff kiss’ from Thailand? It’s an intimate and lingering cheek kiss and includes intake if air with the nose – you get to savour the odour of your partner. Quite nice but no exchange of fluids!


Mahshid Sh

Amazing!I never knew that there are many kind of kissing.


joel omondi

wow! i love the lizard kiss and the neck kiss, the person who defined the types of kisses did awesome. woooow! i like it



I go to middle school and other is a guy in my class he seems to be flirting with me . He raises his eyebrows winks at me and does the kiss sign the other day he kissed me on the cheek forehead and hands when I learned what it meant I have a feeling he likes me <3


aja jacob

It an unespected view, hey guys come and face ur, own,



These are COOL!! Now I’ll definitely try these and make my partner want to have sex!The jawline one is the best ;)



wow….its nce.i like french kiss


Pepsi Girl

I am 38 and seeing a guy whom is 35, and I have known him for many years 17 to be exact and we lost track of each other as he moved away for awhile and all the sudden he found me and weirdest part is I was just thinking about him like a week or so before he contacted FB style and man I was like OMG! I never got over the fact that I never did anything 17 years ago.. and well at the time 17 ago I was attracted to him yes.. and well I with another guy.. being respectful to a relationship that turned out bad in the end.. and F**K what was I thinking I could have had him then but I had child and didn’t want to burden him with someone else’s kid etc.. anyways.. we have been seeing each other since the beginning of 2014 first night was great .. the next time things were better and as time went by things got MORE intense like doing things if you know what I mean like more then once a night.. as sad it sounds only had BFs who wanted it once.. a night or in the morning this guy all night and man I LOVE IT and just recently we had started a lot more then just kissing here and there .. French kissing which I haven’t done since I was in my 20′s. and every time I see him my heart just races about a THOUSAND miles per hr. I have been in love once before and sadly that love had passed :( and I am feeling those same feelings for this guy. strange part is he has the same name but different spelling as my 1st love! and I just needed to share my experience of French kissing.. and also he did kiss my fingers while having intercourse.. and man made me feel like wow! experiencing some good vibes… so question is would you think him contacting me was fate or Coincidence? I vote Fate.. I feel so happy when I am around him I feel comfortable with him in many more ways then one as you read. and I hope MOre then just seeing each other comes out of this reconnection with an old attraction!



Good points, but I’ve done a jawline kiss on a girl I’ve barely met and started hooking up with and she didn’t seem to mind.



educative and enticing as well



What is butter fly kiss



it sure helped me a lot


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