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Types of kisses

Deccan Chronicle. | DC Correspondent

Published on: April 22, 2023 | Updated on: April 22, 2023

Kissing is the most intimate act between couples and is the biggest part of foreplay. Here are the best types of kisses you should try

For a majority of people, all it takes is one passionate and good kiss to show their partners how much they love them.  Pexels

For a majority of people, all it takes is one passionate and good kiss to show their partners how much they love them. Pexels

So, you have finally decided to take your relationship to the next level. You are thinking of all the ways you can show your affection to your partner, how much you care about them, and what they mean in your life. For a majority of people, all it takes is one passionate and good kiss to show their partners how much they love them.

Fortunately, there are many ways to kiss someone. There’s always something new and exciting to try. So, whether you want something more passionate than light pecks or you want your partner to understand your love for them, this post is for you. We’ve compiled a list of the types of kisses, the best ways to kiss someone, and what each kiss means for a couple. Let’s get started.

Know All About Different Types of Kisses And What They Mean

Kissing is much more than the act of showing love. One kiss is enough for your partner to know what kind of sexual chemistry you share. Kissing is the most intimate moment between a couple, and it’s scientifically proven to release feel-good hormones. Not only endorphins, but this romantic act also releases dopamine, which heightens our sexual desires and leaves us craving more.

Before we get into the details of the types of kisses in a relationship, note that each conveys a different meaning for your partner. For example, a French kiss might mean nothing more than a make-out session, while a simple forehead kiss might convey that you have fallen head over heels in love with them.

•    Peck Kiss

We kiss our partners and kids in this way. It’s just the touching of the lips, without any movement. The lips are slightly puckered, and it doesn’t really last long. It’s intense, but not as much as a passionate 5th-date kiss. If you have just started a relationship and haven’t touched each other yet, a peck is a good place to start.
Peck is also the safest kiss for men and women kissing for the first time. It doesn’t require any special technique or practice. A peck is a sweet, light gesture. It’s an intimate and romantic way to express your love to someone.

•    Cheek Kiss

In some cultures, a cheek kiss is used for greeting people, especially when you meet them for the first time. It can be relatives, friends, or colleagues. A cheek kiss can also mean affection when you kiss someone you love. Couples do it all the time, and it is considered the sweetest gesture. It’s also considered a safe option when you have just got into a relationship and are unsure about kissing your partner on the lips.

•    Lip Kiss

It’s an American kiss that involves opening your lips to your partner and moving them up and down to feel their lips against you. It’s a wonderful way to leave your partner craving more. A lip kiss is intense, intimate, and very romantic. It’s simple. You kiss your partner’s top lip while they kiss your bottom lip, and you can keep switching it up. A lip kiss is more intimate than a light peck but less intense than a French kiss. You can kiss your partner on the lips in public too.

•    French Lips

Try a French kiss if you want something wild, passionate, and deep. The kiss is similar to the American version, except it involves tongues. As tempting as a French kiss sounds, it’s also the most complicated one of all kisses. French kiss is for couples that want a makeout session.

A perfect way to start it is by giving an American kiss to your partner and gradually adding your tongue to make it wild. It’s natural if you don’t get it right the first time, as a French kiss requires practice and the right technique. You can always switch to an American kiss if the tongue isn’t going well. Now, there’s no cut-and-dry answer for how much tongue is okay in a French kiss. It’s totally up to you and your partner. Talk to them to figure out how you like it.

•    Air Kiss

This one is less intimate but incredibly cute. Just imagine your partner giving you an air kiss from across the room. If that doesn’t turn you on, we don’t know what will. Air kisses are also common in western cultures, where people meet and greet people by hugging them and initiating a kiss on the cheek without any physical contact. If you don’t want to physically kiss someone, but imitate it just as a sweet gesture, then an air kiss is your best option.

•    Forehead Kiss

A forehead kiss might not be the sexiest one on this list, but it’s the most appreciated and sweetest gesture you can give your partner. When a couple is deeply and madly in love with each other, they give forehead kisses. It is the purest of all and the most beautiful one carrying so many emotions. A gentle peck on someone’s forehead implies that you love and care about them. It’s the most romantic way to show how you want your partner to stay in your life forever. Since the kiss carries the emotions of love and affection, it’s perfect for parents, friends, and partners.

•    Bite Kiss

To step up the French kiss, all that’s needed is a light bite on your partner’s lips. Do it gently, though. The last thing you want is your partner’s lips bleeding. Start with an American kiss, incorporate the tongue in the middle, and gently bite the bottom or the upper lip to make it more passionate. This is what’s going to take your makeout session to a whole new level. Then again, start slowly. Wait to see how your partner responds to the kiss and incorporate a nibble only if they look comfortable with it.

•    Eskimo Kiss

You might have seen this one in the movies. Friends often try Eskimo kisses, where they touch the tips of their noses with each other. It doesn’t have to be with a friend always, though. If you are sharing a cute moment with your partner, you can give them an Eskimo kiss, which can be really interesting and romantic when followed by an American kiss. You can also try some nose-rubbing action to make it fun. These are also pretty common among parents and children. You may have seen mothers sharing Eskimo kisses with their adorable little kids as a sign of love and affection.

•    Neck Kiss

When you are in a hot makeout session, going in for a few neck kisses seems like a good idea. Believe it or not, neck kisses can turn on your partner, assuming it’s their sensitive area. That’s a sure way to leave your partner wanting more. Neck kisses are considered extremely erotic and hot. A neck kiss mostly turns into the most intimate sexual intercourse, but it can also be part of your makeout session.

Consider throwing in a few neck kisses to make your and your partner’s experience super romantic. They will definitely appreciate your effort. Know that kissing and sucking are two different acts, and the latter can lead to hickeys. So, always ask your partner if they are okay with love bites before going ahead.

•    Ice Kiss

If it’s been a while since you started dating and want to spice up your relationship, go for something unusual yet incredibly sexy. An ice kiss is what you need to remind each other of the intimacy you shared during the honeymoon phase and how you can build it together again. An ice kiss is exactly what the name suggests. You keep an ice cube in your mouth and kiss your partner. Pass the ice cube to their mouth and keep kissing each other until the ice melts.

•    Hand Kiss

Not every kiss has to be erotic or on sensual parts. Sometimes, the ones on your hands can mean a lot. When someone kisses your hands, it means they love you and you have a very special place in their lives. Other than that, hand kisses are also part of many cultures. For example, some people greet their elders and ladies with a kiss on their hands. Hand kisses feel great when you are in the middle of a conversation with your loved one and are holding each other’s hands. When they suddenly kiss your hand, they are assuring you of their love and how important you are to them.

•    Body Kiss

As the name suggests, this one is the most sensual of all types of kisses mentioned above. Some of our body parts respond very well to lip action. It differs for everyone, but for a vast majority of people, it’s their neck, earlobes, stomach, and chest. The only way to know the most sensual part of your partner is by exploring each with your lips. Nothing turns your partner on more than a body kiss. Besides, a little foreplay will always be appreciated before you get some real action.

•    Butterfly Kiss

Not every kiss involves lips. There are tons of ways to kiss your partner and show them your love. One of them is a butterfly kiss, which usually happens when you share a very serious and intimate moment with your significant other and want to make them feel special. For a butterfly kiss, you need to come closer to your partner, close enough that your eyes meet. Now, flutter your eyelashes to make them feel like you are kissing them with butterfly wings. That’s the sweetest and most romantic gesture for couples. Parents also practice butterfly kisses with their kids. To make it more interesting, you can give your partner a butterfly kiss on other parts of the body, such as the chest or stomach.

•    Lip Tracing

A little foreplay before you start kissing can never go wrong. Before you get into the kissing part, give your partner a touch of your lips by tracking their lips with your lips or tongue. You can also throw in light pecks in between. It’s a perfect way to build some anticipation before you get wild with the smooch and tongue.

•    Spiderman Kiss

Do you remember the spiderman kiss scene from the 2002 movie where Taubey Maguire kisses Kirsten Dunst in the cutest and most complicated position? He’s hanging upside down and kissing Kristen like there’s nothing more important to him than her. You can recreate the same scene in your bed. Don’t worry. We aren’t asking you to hang upside down for this one. Just make sure you are lying on your back, and your partner is lying facing you away. It’s a gorgeous way to kiss someone.

•    Drink Kiss

Earlier, we mentioned ice kissing; this one is the same, except you transfer some soft drinks or your favorite shakes while kissing each other. You can also use chocolates, whipped cream, honey, avocado, strawberries, and other erotic foods.

•    Lizard Kiss

So, this one might sound gross to some people, but it’s actually pretty sensual and can feel really good when done with someone you are comfortable with. Also called Lizzy kiss, this one imitates the lizards sticking their tongues out. It doesn’t involve lips. You just play with their tongue and stick it in and outside your partner’s. Then again, it isn’t for everyone, and you may not find it cool. But it’s worth giving it a shot. After all, how would you know what stuff you like until you try everything?

Bottom Line

So, these are the 17 types of kisses every couple should try to show their love, care, and affection to their partner. While a kiss on your forehead is a true symbol of love, the same with food and tongue shows how your partner is in a good mood and wants some action. A peck is often reserved as a goodbye kiss. So, are you ready to spice up your relationship? The different types of kisses mentioned above will surely help.

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