By deadman - Canada - Edmonton
Today, my mom came into my room to give me a goodbye kiss. Due to the routine of my girlfriend doing the exact same thing in the exact same spot, I held the kiss way longer than what a mother/son kiss should last. My mom actually had to tell me to "let go". FML
Add a comment
You must be logged in to be able to post comments!
Create my account Sign in
Top comments

Unfortunately, it's not uncommon. I took a picture with my niece in a photo booth at the mall and when I turned to kiss her on the cheek she went for the lips, making me look like a total pedo.


in some families/cultures it's normal give a tiny peck on the lips. it's just society that tells us kisses on the lips are romantic but maybe their family is from somewhere else where that is common

  mfmylifesrsly  |  29

I honestly see nothing wrong with kissing your close relative on the lips (a peck that is), but after a certain age it's time to not do that. My mom and I used to give each other goodnight kisses on the lips. She tried to do that still in my teenage years and I was had to be like "mom.. No.. I'm a big girl now..." lol.
Either way, call me harsh but, OP, eventually you shoulda realized it was your mother and NOT have continued.. That's just weird :/ unless you were basically asleep/drunk, you dont get a pass on this.

  Enslaved  |  36

Culture thing?
I've paid close attention and watched a lot of movies (ex: The Godfather etc...) in most scenes where the kids say goodnight to their parents, they are often filmed pop kissing each other on the lips. Every time I see that- reality hits and I'm reminded that these are just actors and not actually related. :P

  AmberBlazeee  |  18

I have a young sister (2 1/2) and ever since she was born when we ask for a kissy she would give you a peck on the mouth. When children are young it's perfectly normal. Also my moms side all kiss each other like that because they are French. That's just how things work. You walk up for a hello hug and get a kiss lol


I was unaware that there was a social stigma about kissing your mother on the lips. Think about it.. she birthed you. She raised you (in most cases, anyway). She held your floppy head when you couldn't. So in all reality, if your mom gives you a kiss, you owe it to her to kiss her back, lips or not. Don't be an ungrateful wimp who doesn't wanna look "unmanly". Mind you, a makeout session is not okay.. but a peck? C'mon.

  SammyS2012  |  21

It's a culture thing. my father is Arabic, and my mom is Hispanic and they both did this to all of us. My cousins now kiss family on the lips and no one thinks anything of it. My boyfriend was like the first one I know who thought it was weird/disgusting, and he's American (not native, but they've been here for generations)

I dont think it's weird; theres a difference between pecks and making out. I know for sure in Morocco and Peru it's perfectly normal

  girlbye23  |  15

I kiss my family members on the lips. Although i may not want to all the time, its really not weird if its a quick peck. And only if its very close family, and not some weird third uncle twice removed.

  flohsch  |  15

It really isn't a culture thing. I was born in Chile and no one kisses on the lips here if they are family members. When I moved to the states everyone I knew kissed their family members on the lips. I think it just depends on the family, not the culture.

  Slawter16  |  24

Exactly. Where I live, we do mostly kiss relatives on the cheek, but when it's really close relatives like a parent we occasionally give light pecks on the lips. It's not like we try to romanticize it.

  Lisee92  |  18

I don't think it only has to do with the cultural differences. I'm sure people that got kissed on their lips by close relatives while being kids continue to do that when they have their own kids. I mean I've seen many kids in my own culture getting it


As long as it's a short peck on the lips I don't see the big deal. My mother gives me one occasionally and pretty much no one says anything about except for maybe a few friends.

  random_stuff  |  15

On my dad's side, we all kiss each other on the lips, and sometimes on my mom's side too. For us, it kinda just depends on the situation and the two people. I don't really think anything of it :)

  lilpsyco  |  16

My mums an Aussie and kisses us on the lips sometime to say goodbye. Only very short pecks though, and I've never thought anything of it. To me it seemed perfectly normal.

  tzemmy  |  25

my mom kissed me goodnight/goodbye until i was about 13, and it started becoming air kisses or forehead kisses. i still give her a peck every once and a while. its no that uncommon.

  VeganVampyre  |  26

A lot of cultures do, especially in Europe. They're a lot more open and chill about stuff like that than your average North American. Kissing a family member on the lips really isn't a big deal as long as it's just a peck and not making out.

  Caitie_kid  |  8

I agree with 49, we REALLY don't. I used to date one and it was awful. His mother was so controlling and overbearing, and their whole relationship just seemed... Off and creepy...