12 Types Of Kisses And What They Say About How Someone Feels About You

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Kissing. There's not just one kind and each kind is special in its own way. Each kind of kiss is an expression of beauty, love, friendship, compassion, and sensuality. You might consider kissing like the gateway to love, sex, or unification.

Kisses open possibilities and, in some cases, close them. What does his kiss mean? Here are the 12 types of kisses and what they say about his feelings.

1. The Peck

A quick peck can mean so many things. It can be a hello or goodbye to a friend, partner or family member. It can also be the sign of an angry or distant partner. The lack of a kiss. You'll know based on the person who gives you the peck whether it's a sweet hello or a cold "I'm upset with you."

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2. The Biting Kiss

The lover or partner who bites slightly at the edge of your lip is playfully telling you he or she wants more. More sexual interaction. More attention. More fun. It's a kinky kiss and it's one that demands your attention and ups the game. When someone kisses you this way, it means he or she is very into you and wants to play. Now.

3. The Side Kiss

Someone who kisses you on the sides of your lip is either short on time or rushing, or (most likely this case) teasing you in a sensual way. This person wants a gradual sexual buildup. This person takes his or her time trying to approach his or her partner.

4. The Neck Kiss

Hot damn! For some of us, this is our spot. If it's not "your spot," it's still an intense kiss. When someone kisses you on the neck, he or she wants you sexually. This is not a friendly kiss. This is a not a "breakup kiss" or "an angry kiss." This is an "I want you in bed kiss" and I'm going to take you. A person who does this is making a bet that you feel the same.

5. The Angry Kiss

That furious kiss that happens when two people who are utterly pissed at each other and arguing grab each other and kiss sloppily, intensely and a little bit aggressively. There's only one kiss like this and it only happens during or after a fight. Never before and never when things are nice and peaceful between a couple.

6. The Breakup Kiss

This is by far the worst kiss of all. It's sad. It's slow and intense. And usually salty due to tears. This isn't the somber kiss — the kiss in which someone has clearly started to detach from you. This kiss is the one in which you two are saying your goodbyes face to face, and it's painful. It's the kiss that you don't want to end because once it ends it's all over. Your story as a couple ends.

7. The Somber Kiss

The tongue action has ended. The lips are a bit soft and are never intense. The mouth never lingers either. This is the kiss that says that your partner's feelings are dying for you or that, perhaps, there are some issues between you two and his or her anger or pain is creating a wall between the two of you.

8. The Traveling Kiss

The kiss that starts on your mouth and escapes to your neck, chest, cheeks is the one of complete desire and need. When a partner starts to explore any area of your body with his or her mouth, whether it's just the face or the totality of you, your partner is deliberately taking his or her time with you.

This partner wants to make love to you. This partner wants to taste every section and inch of you, even if he or she timidly "travels" only in one area of your body. Let them take their time because the fun is just about to begin.

9. The Forehead Kiss

Adoring, tender and sweet, only someone who truly thinks you are precious and endearing gives the forehead kiss. A kiss on the forehead is maternal or paternal but does not mean your partner has no sexual feelings for you. Of all the types of kisses, this one is the most special. Anyone can kiss anyone on the cheeks, but a man or woman that kisses your forehead or even the top of your nose is a person that adores you, completely.

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10. The Breastbone Kiss

What does his kiss mean? A kiss that lands anywhere near your chest, male or female, better make you want to get undressed or you clearly are in a bad situation. This is an intense, passionate and sexy kiss. Even male nipples have nerve endings, and once anyone starts going south of the chin and neck, well... let the games begin!

11. The Chin Kiss

Right on the chin? Someone who gives this kiss feels tender about you but also truly wants to land one on your neck or breastbone and is either testing you or trying to fulfill his or her needs without getting too cheeky at the time.

12. The Breathless Kiss

You know what I am talking about. This is the kiss that does not end and you don't want it to. Your faces change angles about fifty million times. You don't stop to gasp for breath. Your hands dig into each other, gripping onto something, somewhere on each other.

It's like you have found yourself in this kiss and are willing, in this "finding," to get lost in the other person completely. Time stands still. Not literally, but to the two of you, it does. Your tongues find ways to tie and untie and it's a hunger. The two of you are literally hungry for each other and the need is insatiable.

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Laura Lifshitz will work for chocolate. The former MTV personality and Columbia University graduate is currently writing about divorce, sex, women’s issues, fitness, parenting, marriage and more for YourTangoNew York Times, DivorceForce, Women’s Health, Working Mother, Pop Sugar, and more. Her own website is