There are many different forms of intimacy in relationships. While many people think of sex as being the ultimate act of intimacy, the reality is there are so many different things that are intimate and express how much an individual cares for their partner. Kissing is one of those intimate acts, however, even with kisses, there are different types of kiss that offer up varying levels of intimacy.

Perhaps one of the most underrated kisses is the forehead kiss. Even when we are young, there is something special about having someone you love place a kiss on your forehead. Growing up, we would watch romantic movies that featured that special forehead kiss and it usually sparked feelings of warmth and love. As we get older, the magic of that kiss remains unchanged, even as it can morph into something much more intimate than one might expect.

To understand why a kiss on the forehead is so special, it is first important to know what the meaning of different kisses is and how it changes based on who is doing the kissing. We all know that there is a difference between a kiss on the cheek and a French kiss. However, placing a kiss on the crown of your partner’s head or on their forehead is much more intimate than a peck on the cheek. This is because there is something very special about this location in terms of the meaning we attach to this kiss.

Looking at the forehead kiss, many people equate it to the idea that your partner is thinking about you. This is a way for your partner to show you that you are on their mind and not in a sexual way, but in a cute, loving way instead. This is all about showcasing a connection that is emotional more than physical. Whether it is your romantic partner or even a family member, a kiss on the forehead is all about showing your love.

Kissing someone on the forehead is more intimate than a quick kiss on the cheek. While friends and family will more likely offer a kiss on the cheek, that meeting of lips to the forehead is more often seen between partners (although family can still kiss you on the forehead without it being weird). Plus, this is a way to show intimacy without getting too involved and yet it is still cute and sweet. This is about showcasing that you and your partner have a deeper connection with each other than just the physical.

Above all else, one of the reasons that so many people find a forehead kiss to be so intimate is because it will ultimately make you feel loved and cared for. This is a subtle way for your partner to show not only you but the world that your relationship is emotionally based. There is something rather addictive about being kissed on the forehead and as you continue to receive these small acts of appreciation, you will find that when they don’t happen, you will miss that act of affection.

While public acts of affection are not for everyone, even a kiss on the forehead is something that most people can appreciate and accept. Not only is this a subtle act of affection, but it is also tasteful and noninvasive. With this kind of a kiss, the world gets to see how much you and your partner care about each other, without going so far that people find the display offensive in some way.

There is something especially meaningful about a forehead kiss and when your partner knows that, it makes it even more intimate. When your partner knows that you love something as simple as a kiss on the forehead, it makes it all the more special when they randomly offer that form of affection. This is also their way to show they care and love you, by offering you a kiss that speaks to your soul.

Intimacy is something that every couple wants and appreciates, and something as simple as a kiss on the forehead can show just how much your partner loves you. Not only is this a cute act of love, but it is something that can warm your heart and prove that your relationship is more than just sexual.

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