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Films — Animation
- In WALL•E, Eve kisses WALL•E using an electrical discharge in despair after WALL-E loses his memory. Said kiss also restores his memory.
Films — Live-Action
- In Demolition Man, the future city of San Angeles, even simply high-fiving is thought as being intimate there; people are taught not to do any meaningless physical contact.
- Two instances in the Animorphs prequel novel "The Hork-Bajir Chronicles":
- Aldrea (who has morphed into a Hork-Bajir) and Dak Hamee kiss for the first time by pressing their foreheads against each other's.
- Aldrea also mentions in her narration that it is much like what Andalites do when kissing: they stroke each other's faces with their hands, as they don't have mouths to kiss with.
- In the Doctor Who New Adventures book "The Also People", the People (a Captain Ersatz of The Culture) rub noses rather than kiss, leading to some confusion the first time the Doctor's companion Chris tries to make out with his Girl of the Week.
- In the future world of the Xenogenesis series, humanity has been altered by aliens, and as a result adults feel extreme discomfort if they make skin-to-skin contact with one another. Because of this, stroking someone's hair has become the default gesture of affection.
- Inverted in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius episode "Win, Lose and Kaboom!": when April locks lips with Jimmy, he assumes that she's kissing him, but she states that it's the Gorlockan seal of trust, and has no idea what a kiss is. Averted when she does it again later, saying "that was a kiss" after Jimmy asks if that was the aforementioned seal of trust.
- Eskimo kissing is done by two people rubbing their noses against each other's.