10 Types of Kisses to Step Up Your Makeout Game

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10 Types of Kisses to Step Up Your Makeout Game
10 Types of Kisses to Step Up Your Makeout Game

So maybe you’ve mastered the perfect French kiss at this point and you’re ready for something more. (BTW, if you don’t feel like you’re there quite yet, don’t worry, we got you.) Maybe you’re looking for ways to make your hookup sessions a little more interesting or you’re just getting tired of your standard makeouts. Either way, here are 11 ways to spice up your kisses.

Lip Kiss

A lip kiss might sound pretty basic, but it’s actually a playful and intimate move to leave your partner wanting more. Just kiss your partner’s top lip while they kiss your bottom (or switch it up).

French Kiss

Ah, the tried and true French kiss. A good makeout involves just the right amount of tongue, saliva, and movement. It definitely takes some practice to master, so don’t be afraid to try out different techniques. Just remember: less is more.

Forehead Kiss

Though a simple smooch on the forehead might not be the ~sexiest~ of kisses, it’s an adorable and tender one. A forehead kiss is usually shared with a special someone because of its affectionate and caring nature.

Neck Kiss

If you’re in the middle of a hot and heavy makeout sesh with your bae, you’ll probably want to go in for a few neck kisses. This move is sensual AF, and can totally take things to the next level.

Peck Kiss

If you give someone a peck, you’re leaning in for a simple, light kiss. Make sure your lips are super soft! It might be the least romantic of kisses, but don’t worry, if your crush gives you a quick smooch, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in the friend zone.

Cheek Kiss

In many cultures, cheek kisses are friendly ways to greet a family, friend or someone new — not just your bae. But it can also be a comforting gesture from your S.O. or a polite way to gauge a romantic interest.

Bite Kiss

If you want to take your French kiss a step further, incorporate a nibble into the kiss. Very gently bite on your partner’s tongue or lip mid-makeout, and see how your boo reacts. Start off slow, since you won’t know for sure if your partner is into it.

Hand Kiss

Simply taking someone’s hand and kissing the top of it might be corny and remind you of a romantic movie scene, but it’s also pretty adorable. Try it with your partner as a way to ease into a more passionate kiss.

Lizard Kiss

This type of kiss is basically the more intense version of a French kiss. To execute a lizard kiss, stick your tongue in and out of your partner’s mouth at a quick pace. It’s certainly not for everyone, but worth trying to add some fun to your kissing session. You never know — your S.O. might love it!

Earlobe Kiss

To get your partner excited, you might start your makeout session with a kiss or nibble on the earlobe. Ears have lots of nerve endings that make them super sensitive to touch, so gently sucking or tugging on the area will drive your bae crazy.