25 Types Of Kisses And Their Meanings

Kisses are universal signs of affection. There are many types of kisses you can share with your loved ones. Every type of kiss has a different meaning. They’re a perfect way to express your love, lust, appreciation, or even humor.

You can kiss your child, your pet, your lover, and your grandma. There are almost as many types of kisses as there are kiss recipients. Read more of this tongue in cheek (ha), fun take on 25 types of kisses and their meaning. 😘

Just for Fun List of 25 Different Types of Kisses💋

1. The Eskimo Kiss

The Eskimo kiss, a gentle and intimate kiss where the noses of two people are pressed and gently rubbed against one another, is called an Eskimo kiss. This type of kiss can be used to greet or show affection. Kids think this kind of kiss is hilarious.

2. The French Kiss

A French kiss (or open mouth kiss) is a passionate, romantic kiss where the tongues of two people touch one another. This kiss is used to express love or lust.

3. The Hand Kiss

A hand kiss is a polite and formal gesture where one person kisses another’s hand. This kind of kiss can be used to greet someone or show respect.

4. The Forehead Kiss

A forehead kiss is a gesture to show affection. One person kisses another’s forehead. This kiss can be used to express love, appreciation, comfort, or support.

The forehead kiss is a sweet and simple type of kiss to show affection.

5. The Kiss On One Lip

A single-lip kiss, also known as a romantic and sensual kiss, is when one person kisses another’s lips using one lip. This kiss can be used to express love or lust.

6. Double-lip Kiss

A double-lip kiss is a passionate and sensual kiss that involves one person kissing the lips of another using both their lips. This type of kiss can be used to express love or passion.

7. The Butterfly Kiss

A butterfly kiss is an affectionate and gentle kiss where the eyelashes of two people touch one another. This type of kiss can be used to express love or appreciation. My kids loved butterfly kisses – they’re just like a tickle for your cheek.

8. The Earlobe Kiss

An earlobe kiss, a romantic and sensual kiss where one person kisses another’s earlobe, is known as the earlobe kiss. This type of kiss can be used to express love or desire.

9. The Neck Kiss

A neck kiss, a sensual gesture that involves one person kissing the neck of another, is both sexual and erotic. This kiss can be used to express lust or desire. Things are probably heating up if your kisser is heading there.

10. The Cheek Kiss

A cheek kiss is a polite and friendly gesture where one person kisses another’s cheek. This kind of kiss can be used to greet someone or show appreciation.

fun list of different types of kisses
Almost a Spiderman kiss, this upside down kiss is playful and fun.

11. The Hickey

The hickey, a sensual and erotic gesture where one person suckers on another’s skin, leaving a mark. This kiss can be used to express lust or desire. Oops, time to pull out that turtleneck.

12. The Lip Smack

Lipsmacking is a friendly and affectionate gesture where two people kiss their lips together. This kiss can be used to express appreciation or as a greeting.

13. The Air Kiss

Air kisses are a friendly and affectionate gesture where two people touch their cheeks in a close embrace. This type of kiss can be used to greet or show appreciation.

14. The Angel Kiss

An angel kiss is a very gentle and sweet kiss, usually given by parents to their children. It can also be given between lovers as a sign of affection.

15. The Peck

A peck is a playful and quick gesture where two people touch their lips. This kiss can be used to greet someone or show affection. You can also give someone a peck on the cheek – a super quick kiss.

16. The Smack

A smack is a playful gesture where two people touch their lips together and loudly make a smacking noise. This kiss can be used to greet someone or show affection.

17. The Lip Bite

Lip biting is a sensual, erotic gesture where one person bite kiss another’s lip. This kiss can be used to express lust or desire.

18. The Tongue Kiss

A tongue kiss is a romantic and passionate kiss where the tongues of two people touch one another. This kiss is used to express love or lust. This is basically the same as the French Kiss, or open mouth kiss.

19. The Raspberry Kiss

Also called the Bronx cheer, the raspberry is less a kiss and more of a noise you make when you purse your lips and blow.

20. The Chef’s Kiss

More of a gesture than an actual kiss, the chef’s kiss is a way to show that you’ve achieved perfection, no matter what the topic.

21. The Spiderman Kiss

The upside down Spiderman kiss pretty much only happens in the movies between Spiderman and Mary Jane.

There are as many types of kisses as there are kiss recipients.

22. The Vampire Kiss

A vampire kiss is a sexual and erotic gesture where one person bites another’s the neck. This kiss is used to express lust and desire. This might result in a hickey kiss – see above.

23. The European Three Kiss

In many parts of Europe, people greet with three air kisses on the cheek. Usually left-right-left, but that can vary according to country.

24. Sealed with a Kiss

Also known as SWAK, if you’ve sealed a letter to your love with a kiss, it means you’re sending your love along with the letter. You can even put a lipstick print on the envelope for greater drama.

25. Kiss My Ass

This is definitely not a show of love or affection, but a way to show scorn or disdain for another’s opinion or idea.

Kisses Can Have Many Different Meanings

Kisses are a universal gesture of affection that can be used to show many different emotions. The type of kiss always depends on the relationship between the two people involved and the context in which it is taking place.

Whether you’re looking for a way to show your love or simply want to have some fun, kisses are a great way to do it!