20 Different Types of Kisses and What They Actually Mean

A kiss can mean so many things depending on what type of kiss it is and who it’s coming from. A kiss can be one of the most magical experiences of your life. Every kiss offers a special connection to the other person, whether it’s a kiss of friendship, passion, or a warm greeting, it gives out strong vibes.

Kisses are not just reserved solely for the face and there’s plenty of places where a kiss on the body is welcomed.

It is said that a kiss is the expression of our souls which is why there are so many options to choose from. You will kiss your lover much differently than that of a dear friend. Here are some of the different types of kisses and what they mean.

1. The Forehead Kiss

Forehead kisses

A kiss on the forehead is a gentle expression of admiration. Usually, it is a kiss of friendship or a starter kiss for something romantic later.

2. Kiss on the HandKiss on hand

This is when you grasp a person’s hand with your fingers gently and kiss the back of the palm. It’s a chivalrous move and one that shows your admiration and passion for someone.

3. The Eskimo Kiss

The Eskimo Kiss

When two noses rub up against each other and move back and forth. It’s affectionate and often given from a parent to their child. The Eskimo Kiss is believed to be the romantic option for those who live in cold climates, otherwise, there’s a risk of lips getting stuck together.

4. The French Kiss

French Kiss

The French Kiss involves plenty of tongue action and mastery. While not easy to master, it derives from passion, romance and desire so part of the trick is to just go with your emotions.

5. Single Lip Kiss

A subtle single lip kiss is where you suck and sandwich their lip between yours at the same time. This is a suggestive kiss that lets the reciprocate know that you are very into them.

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6. Earlobe Kiss

Earlobe Kiss

This all encompassing kiss is targeting an erogenous zone for most so it’s kind of a big deal. You accomplish this by gently kissing or nibbling the ear on the earlobes. Known to be one of the most romantic kisses between lovers.

7. Butterfly Kiss

butterfly kiss

When two people get so close to each other’s faces while they kiss that their eyelashes connect. This kind of kiss and its gesture is for those madly infatuated or in love with each other.

8. The Spiderman Kiss


Perhaps this sensual kiss was in the mix before Spiderman came out with the epic kiss scene. Spidey is upside down and Mary Jane is standing right side up. This is less risky when doing horizontally on the couch or bed and is a kiss of passion between lovers.

9. The Lingering Kiss

lingering kisses

A lingering kiss entails a lot of lip to lip kissing for long periods of time. It’s full of intense emotion and passion and is often reserved for new love.

10. The Cheek Kiss

cheek kisses

A short peck on the cheek, often in combination with a hand on the arm or a half embrace. Its meanings are dependent on where you are in the world. For some cultures, it’s a hello or goodbye.

11. “Leave a Mark” Kiss

lipstick kiss

Also known as the lipstick kiss where a girl puts lipstick on and kisses her partner on the cheek, neck, or lips. This leaves a mark and is usually just a playful gesture.

12. Secret Message Kiss

secret erotic message kiss

This is when lovers send an erotic message while french kissing so others don’t know about it. It’s for two people that are very close to each other.

13. Lizard Kiss

This is where the tongue rapidly goes in and out of the mouth in quick strokes. It’s a passionate kiss for lovers that are hot and heavy into each other.

14. The Air Kiss

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The Air Kiss

Air Kisses can be seen in old french movies in greetings. It’s done by giving out a “Mwaah” in the air beside someone’s cheek. Sometimes it’s done on both cheeks depending on what country you’re in. It’s popular among celebs and can also be seen within family and friends. It’s a nonromantic, friendly gesture.

15. Kiss of an Angel

kiss on eyelid

This is a gentle kiss on someone’s eyelids and is a sweet gesture between two people that deeply love each other. A mother can do it to her child or a husband can do it to his wife.

16. Seductive Kiss

This is where you bit an open mouth that’s much like a subtle French kiss (less tongue though). A kiss to win someone’s heart and seduce them. It will make anyone’s knees weak.

17. The Bite and Nibble

Subtle bites and nibbles on certain parts of a person’s facial features such as the nose, cheeks, chin, and eventually a kiss is planted on the neck. Deeply sensual kiss that is spontaneous between lovers and exudes intimacy and eroticism.

18. The Jaw Kiss

kiss on jaw

A kiss that is gentle and yet incredibly sensual as you kiss your partner’s jaw. This kiss is for those that are already deeply in love and very close to each other.

19. The Vampire Kiss

A deeply passionate and loving kiss on the neck that includes sucking and a bit of biting. For lovers in a tightly close relationship setting.

20. The Big Tease

kiss on back

A kiss that can last for hours and perhaps what John Mayer had in mind when he wrote: “Your Body is a Wonderland.” You tease your partner while getting to explore their body with your lips starting from the forehead and making your way all the way down”. One would say this is a very invested method of foreplay and dedicated to lovers.

If you know of other types of kisses, please do let us know in the comments.

Ahmad in a nutshell is product of passion, enthusiasm and adventure. He loves to write around anything that involves behaviors, art, business and what makes people happier.

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  1. tim says:

    I like to introduce women to the Butt Kiss.
    its my signature kiss.

  2. Syn says:

    Australian kiss

  3. Ravi Shankar Sharma says:

    flying kis

  4. Ravi Shankar Sharma says:

    single upper lips kis

  5. Katelyn&Kody says:

    The zebra kiss😍

  6. John cena says:

    The im gonna jump off of the sun kiss

  7. Devlent Onyango says:

    I request u to explain snake kiss ….very common among people from thigh to head

  8. brilló says:

    Can you explain the zebra kiss?(how it’s done)

  9. Kisser says:

    I’m amazed that one mentioned the magical kiss…it’s a sign of great love and admiration.

  10. WatRDis says:

    The sugar kiss (aka peck kiss)
    It is when you kiss your “sugar” (or honey, usually your wife or husband) and it’s just a peck. Like, barely even touching lips. Very quick, similar to the single lip kiss but quicker and not as intimate.

  11. Natalie says:

    Blow kiss and spit kiss!

  12. Gabriel says:

    what abt de kiss of neck.explain

  13. Vern says:

    I would like to know about the zebra kiss, what is it?

  14. siv says:

    Feelings kiss

  15. Ifeoma says:

    Wow, I learnt a lot.

  16. helen says:

    I got kissed on the ear by my friends mum

  17. Jtrain90 says:

    What’s a zebra kiss though??????

  18. Binary Babe says:

    The double standard kiss (typically reserved for men) when you start by kissing your woman on her face, and working your way down to the body. Double standard it because it’s a couple of kisses you hope to be reciprocated but the kissing may lead to more and getting the favor returned (male or female) (male or male) (female or female) (poly or poly or poly lol) basically any kind of couple can give the double standard kiss 😉 I think this kiss is the gift of giving without expecting anything in return. It’s trust, passion and patience.

  19. Frederick says:

    The cheesestick kiss is when you voilently shove cheesesticks into her mouth 👌👌👌

  20. Ravi kumar says:

    Kiss express our love to each other that how much u love and it’s get a message we love so much…

  21. Lola says:

    I laughed my eyes out

  22. Mohit says:

    Emran Hashmi kiss …
    quite popular in India 🇮🇳….

  23. Ethan says:

    someone should teach me how to kiss like that

  24. Tonia says:

    Hmmm,its really crazy hum.

  25. Aria says:

    A new form of the kiss has cropped up in the TAMIL TV show BIG BOSS from VIJAYA TV of CHENNAI. It is called a MEDICINAL or THERAPEUTIC KISS causing suicidal complications

  26. Travis says:

    Hey I got a new kiss for yall its called the cheek to lips kiss u kiss from one cheek then u go slowly to the other cheek then u kiss the lips slowly then once u get to the lips feel free to French kiss, tongue kiss or just simply any kiss on the lips

  27. siphiwe kwangwa says:

    There’s the Wet Kiss

  28. K says:

    Kiss of the tulips – two lips (kissing the flower) 😉

  29. Maria says:

    Can you explain the Emran Hashmi Kiss pls?
    I am guessing that kiss is Traditional/Cultural/Signature Indian Kiss….??
    But can you explain?

    • Vicky says:

      It was quite wild kiss on lips and neck.Its kind of deep love showing with eyes and then show it by your actions.😎😎

  30. Eddie says:

    American Kiss : In the American style, do not use tongue while kissing. Just lip sucking with closed eyes completes the thirst to romance.
    It’s really wonderful, you can get stuck

  31. Thomas says:

    Wooooo I gotta try these kisses

  32. bonas says:

    Everyone likes kisses a lot, it brings great feelings

  33. Umar Sa'adu says:

    Mad Kiss

  34. Farhan Ali says:

    well…can be cute, however, instead of criticizing, 1st try it out on your baby and then ask her how did she feel…

  35. SpongeBobSquarePants says:

    Big wong kiss….

  36. mathias says:

    i like zebra kiss too much

  37. Temmhie says:

    huhhun u really made my day

  38. Eze says:

    I would like to make a new type of kiss: THE NORMALITY KISS, a kiss for when you have been able to kiss her/ him and have been so for a little while, but haven’t really done much. How you do it: you tilt her/his face to her/his right and you tilt your face to YOUR right then lips together and open your mouth a little and touch the tips of tongues and after you touched it for about 2 seconds take your tongue out for a little and suck on her/his lip WHILE you’re taking your mouth away from the person so you’re only sucking her lips for a split second ( It will differ from how your relationship is that you will suck one lip or both) the draw you face away and take in air and repeat. If she hasn’t slapped you yet😂😂

  39. B-Tommy says:

    Now I know

  40. Nigerian says:

    Nigger kiss , kissing a watermelon

  41. Usman says:

    I really Like The Seductive One…..?

  42. Daniel says:

    I’ve never kissed before, but this comment and article, including the pictures makes me wanna carve a lip in the wall and start kissing or kissing my throw pillow. Imma really thirsty right now. + the borehole kiss gives me the creep.

  43. Alasdair says:

    An hour?! This is an outrage! My lover and I just attempted this so called “Big Tease,” and although she’s not the tallest of women, I feel my two minutes would be a fair representation of most men. Where is the science in this claim? An hour?! It takes me longer to brush my teeth than perform this so-called big tease! The small tease more like! Fools. Is the writer engaged with some sort of Greek Giant? This is the only explanation I deem possible, either that or they’ve never met a woman in their life and have written an article on kissing to compensate.

  44. Brownsugha says:

    Brownsugha kiss.. you need to try that too!!all funky!!

  45. joseph says:

    all are kisses no matter what kind of name given to such act

  46. Salmaan says:

    I thought kiss has no type before… when I stumble into this site I learned it has different style and effectiveness.

  47. Salmaan says:

    It sound over simplified to some people but its really not!

  48. Shacky says:

    I’d like to introduce the Plastic Bag Kiss. This is done by using plastic to cover the lips of both partners. This heightens the intensity as both partners yearn to feel each other’s lips directly.

  49. nana says:

    incredible kisses you have here, lmao

  50. Pat says:

    Hi, I have a long time friend of many years, we see each other once or twice a month. We usually kiss goodbye one or two times on the lips and a long hug. She has kissed me on my neck as well the last 3 times. I want to really kiss her, should I go for it?. I really like her?. Thanks Pat

  51. Angel says:

    Really funny

  52. የአብ ስራ says:

    K + 100 – 45 + ing = ??????
    To express our love so love is essential for every one!!!!!!

  53. Nas says:

    You are so innocent, aren’t you?

  54. Owuru innocent says:

    great experience,I’ll go for the training

  55. Henry says:

    Gift kiss

  56. Lynn (fem) says:

    Now I know different types of kisses….now I can show my gf the kisses by doing them to her 😂👌

  57. Kay says:

    The unspoken kiss is the best of them all . This is where you look each at other in the eyes deeply when you are both in love and plant a gentle kiss on their nose. It speaks volumes. Then after that a very affectionate hack. It is mind blowing.

  58. Jessie says:

    I dont know if this one ever happened to anyone but every time I kiss my man it happens and never happened to any of my exs.
    A kiss when your body shivers, heart races and all of a sudden your inhalation breaks 3 to 4 times before you try to catch your breath and exhale.

  59. Tieu says:

    You can kiss if you want too but I won’t

  60. adex says:

    wow i love dat,who want me to gv her romance kiss?

  61. Jimmy says:

    What! I want try some of those kisses

  62. Ronald says:

    The kiss of death! ☠

  63. Yes says:

    I am very kiss those ones

  64. Deb says:

    I always thought a butterfly kiss was given on a cheek to your child or a loved one for fun.

    What about the Smack kiss or Celebration kiss where you kiss hard and quickly on the lips usually holding the persons cheeks? It is usually done when there is something exciting to celebrate or when experiencing great joy. It’s like transfering or sharing your joy with someone else.

  65. nainakaur says:

    All types of kisses and all types of positions are available here.

  66. Brian Gillin says:

    There is no answer to any of these questions. Some people don’t kiss on the mouth at all, meaning for them the kiss on the cheek is the main romantic gesture. Other people kiss on the mouth without any romantic meaning at all. It’s dangerous to try to generalize for everyone what ever single action may mean.

  67. CG says:

    What about a suck tongue kisses. Take turns sucking your lovers tongue. Gets the juices pumping.

  68. Elisha says:

    Me and Kenzie did all these kisses a day and night 😘💨

  69. Sanders Woodard says:

    while she’s driving and you are in the passenger seat kiss everything you can reach, temple, ear, jaw, hair, neck, collar, shoulder, cheek, the corner of her mouth, include har arm and hand when she can drive with one hand.

  70. Tanmoy says:

    I don’t know why, while I was kissing more than 15 sec, they broke up with me 3 or 2 days later.

  71. javan francis says:

    wow so many different types of kiss and i know three of them…….. i need to try the rest of them

  72. Ladybug says:

    I’m really appreciative of this because well I don’t know I just found this enjoyable. It was fun to learn about different kisses I can introduce my partner to.

  73. Alex says:

    What about australian kiss?? its ten times better than making love with them.

  74. Crystal Warden says:

    The funny faces kiss while your kissing your mate you make silly faces. I tell him to give me funny kisses it’s the best and so adorable I love it❤️

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