Dating Advice, Relationships

7 Kinds of Kisses and What They Mean

9 Comments 29 April 2010

BlowingaKiss_400What you can tell from even the simplest of kisses. From the book I Love You. Now What?

The moment you say “I love you,” it is essential to seal and affirm your statement with the most direct form of communication: the kiss. What can be said about a kiss that millions of poets, artists, and musicians have not already expressed? In actuality, kissing has its own language.

Kissing someone provokes a series of different reactions and allows us to express many emotions. With just a simple kiss, you may discover what your partner wants to communicate with you, turning that simple act into a means of fulfilling your partner’s desires.

Kisses are subject to a wide variety of circumstances, but certain types of kisses imply different things:

Kiss on the cheek: transmits affection, support and complicity, regardless of physical attraction.

Kiss on the lips: implies passion, may mean “I love you” or “I want to date you.” If it is carried out very quickly, just barely touching one another’s lips, it may mean simply friendship. This is why the intensity of the kiss is an important factor in interpreting its intention.

Kiss on the collarbone: implies intimacy and manifests a certain degree of erotic intention in the giver. It is a very effective seductive gesture.

Kiss on the ears: this gesture is charged with passionate sexual intention and power. It may be taken not too seriously, depending on the intensity with which the kiss is given. This kiss is imbued with the energy of play and mischief.

Kiss on the hands: either in women or men implies admiration, tenderness, or desire for love. Additionally, it expresses trust on the part of the giver.

Kiss accompanied by an embrace: when both bodies are in close contact, this is an expression of strong affection and surrender. Both are willing to give in to one another on both a sensual and a sexual level.

Kiss accompanied by an intense look of endearment: the person receiving the kiss feels tenderly loved, whether the kiss is on the face or the lips.

I Love You. Now What?

I Love You. Now What?

Mabel Iam


Mabel Iam is a psychotherapist and relationship expert, as well as the author of several national and international award-winning bestsellers. She often appears on Telemundo and Univision and has a weekly radio show. Visit her website at

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  • nadia

    wat if a man kiss his partner with close eyes thought they embrace each other

  • Lulu

    To be honest ive been going through this lately but without th kissing so far as im to shy but i feel that kissing in certain areas dont necessarily mean what you inply

  • A.M.

    And a kiss on the arse means…?

  • sagar D

    i met my gf very long time back….she suddenly came to meet me at my was afternoon time…i was little surprised and afraid cos if anybody will come and see there would b a pb…i started talking to her…heart beats of both of us rapidly increased in few sec….and suddely we had a kiss…I didn’t understand how that happened …it was just a lips touch kiss…my eyes were close… dont know how much sec we had that kiss….but it was sweet and unforgettable moment in my life….i wish everyone shold hv sach a beautiful moment in there life….is this Lingering Lip Kiss …?

  • Stephanie

    I have read your article and the meaning of the different forms of kissing. In my own case, a few weeks ago, an ex boyfriend of mine who is getting married in a couple of weeks to another girl came to my house, picked me up and gave me a lift to the bus terminal. On arrival before I left his car, he planted an unexpected kiss of my cheek. Even though I have read what that means, I can not help but wonder what that meant and why he did it in the first place. I was not expecting it at all considering the fact that he is getting married in the next few weeks.

  • Tony Ushahemba

    Wow! So serious i never knew what kisses mean nd kiss my g.f any where my mouth touch her weda on de chick,forehead or even on her breast,but now as i know i will put it in practice nd giv a try out.

  • Ricky

    Let’s all look at a kiss, as a way to embrace the moment, and forget the bad that happened, through your day.

  • Girlfriend

    I’ve recently met this guy and we only have 1 month and two weeks days. So things started to move so fast now he is complaining about our sex life. But I’m also complaining about it too and when I’m around he just falls asleep and wake up in the morning we would have only one round. I need an advise what should I do because I’m thinking of living him our relationship is not working out for me.

  • Jose

    I don’t like when the girl i been with for 8 months Look to the side when she kiss me what do u think that means


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