A forehead kiss is a social kissing gesture to indicate friendship or as a sign of comfort.
But it is also a sign of love and affection.
The forehead kiss says "I care about you" without having to actually say it.
Here are six of the main reasons why people give forehead kisses
1. As a blessing.
Parents and grandparents will often give children forehead kisses as a way of blessing them, wishing them good health and happiness.
2. As a sign of affection
Loving someone can be simply expressed by a kiss on the forehead. Just your being there can be enough to make another feel happy and affectionate towards you.
3. As a mark of respect
A forehead kiss also symbolizes respect. Some grooms will even kiss their bride's forehead after the marriage ceremony, before a kiss on the lips, to show that they respect them as much as they love them.
4. As a sign of selfless love
Although it may be rare, true love isn’t self seeking. Instead, it enjoys making the other person happy while accepting them for who they are.
5. To protect the one you love
This is especially true when kissing your children on the forehead or saying goodbye to a loved one. They want you to know that they’re there by your side, protecting you and keeping you safe.
6. The third eye kiss!
The forehead kiss is sometimes called the third eye kiss.
This is because the third eye chakra
is located in the middle of the forehead. It is thought by some that kissing there means they are actually kissing your soul. In return, the recipient feels an uplifting experience because the process activates their pineal and pituitary gland, bringing a sense of security, well-being and even healing. The pituitary and pineal glands are responsible for the secretion of melatonin and serotonin in the brain, hormones that are responsible for sleep, bliss, mental well-being and euphoria. The pineal gland is also referred to as the third eye of our body so yet another reason for the name!
Our foreheads are rarely touched by other people. So when a person kisses you on the forehead, your senses are heightened, the slightly warmer lips (from an increased blood flow) do their work and those glands are woken up!
And finally, not forgetting that romantic kiss on the forehead which is said to be an act that goes far beyond what words can say.