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Well, we all know what a first kiss is, so let's just get down to the trope.

An individual's first kiss will generally be the subject of a great deal of nervousness. It may be preceded by some Kissing Warm-Up. Subjects (usually teenaged) will approach one another tentatively. They'll want it to be perfect, and with the perfect person, and when it inevitably isn't... well, it'll turn out all right anyway. In Japan, where the culture is more strict, the first kiss is an even bigger deal; Sacred First Kiss has more details.

A couple's first kiss will be the subject of much squeeing among fans, who have had to suffer through Will They or Won't They? for months or years. It may end the UST and result in a Relationship Upgrade, or may be sacrificed at the altar of the god, Status Quo. These kisses tend to be made in times of high stress, because the participants Cannot Spit It Out under normal circumstances. This often becomes The Big Damn Kiss, especially in action-packed dramas.

Whatever the type, a first kiss is very susceptible to being a positive moment — more so if the first kiss is also a Last Kiss. Contrasts with Fake First Kiss.


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  • Played with in Baccano!; Jacuzzi Splot and Nice Holystone had been lovers for ten years, but it wasn't until the Flying Pussyfoot incident that they ever actually kissed. Jacuzzi, of all people, is the one who instigates the kiss...because he's going off to fight the leader of the Lemures and is convinced that he's never coming back. Don't worry, he turns out fine.
  • Berserk:
    • Many fans believe Guts' first kiss with Casca happens at the waterfall before they make love but it actually happens much earlier when Casca falls off a cliff after being attacked by Adon with Guts plunging after hernote . When Guts drags her ashore, he performs mouth to mouth immediately which is the first time both of them, but since Casca is unconscious and unknowing at the time it can be said their later make out at the waterfall is the Official Kiss for her.
    • Princess Charlotte's first kiss is Griffith, and it's quite forceful and sudden for her. Griffith himself even asks her if she is afraid when she meekly resists him ever so slightly, as he is attempting to seduce her at the time. This is some disturbing foreshadowing of his later horrific actions.
  • Bladedance of Elementalers: In the end of Volume 1/episode 4, Claire kisses Kamito to motivate him, making it a first kiss for both. Later Est, Ellis, Restia, Rinslet and Fianna also get their first kiss by Kamito.
  • Code Geass:
    • Lelouch Lamperouge/vi Britannia gets his First Kiss from Shirley Fenette in Episode 12. It's played for drama, however; Shirley had just learned her father had been killed at the Battle of Narita, and being emotionally unstable at the time, she kissed Lelouch. She later apologizes for it once she's calmed down a bit, saying it wasn't fair to him, and remarks on the irony that despite her long-time crush on him, she can't even be happy that they finally kissed. The fact that, unbeknownst to her, Lelouch is almost directly responsible for getting her father killed (as he is Zero, leader of the Black Knights) makes it worse.
    • Near the end of the first season, Lelouch gets another First Kiss from C.C., though the psychic powers she uses by physical contact make it unclear what her reasons for doing this are. Still, it's undeniably one of their biggest Ship Tease moments.
    • In R2, thanks to several rounds of altered memories, Shirley thinks she gets her First Kiss from Lelouch. However, since it's actually Sayoko Shinozaki in disguise, this actually means that their First real Kiss is also their Last Kiss, as Shirley later winds up shot dead by Rolo Haliburton in Episode 38.
    • And near the end of R2, in Episode 47, Lelouch also gets a first (and only) kiss from Kallen Kozuki, both for the latter to convey her true feelings and to gain a reaction out of Lelouch. This was particularly significant since Kallen was very sensitive about giving her first kiss, as shown during the first season's Cat Hunt episode. It also counts as Lelouch's Last Kiss, as this is the not only the last time he's ever shown being kissed, but at the end of the series he orchestrates his own assassination to achieve world peace.
  • Cross Ange:
    • Much to her chagrin, Ange finds herself unfortunate to have lost her first kiss to another woman. And that woman being Zola Axberg, her new commander in Arzenal's First Company, who was attempting to rape her. Ange's post-episode narration even lampshades it. Ange also ends up being Zola's Last Kiss, as she winds up dead in the following mission when Ange makes a disastrous attempt to flee Arzenal during a mission.
    • However, Ange's first kiss with the opposite gender takes place in Episode 14, where she shares one with Tusk after accepting his feelings, marking a Relationship Upgrade between the two. They were even attempting to go further than that at the time, but were interrupted (but they do get there later on).
  • In Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Lucy gives one to David after he promises to take her to the moon. After she is assured he wouldn't die on her, they then share a longer, more passionate kiss that seals the deal on them being the series' Official Couple.
  • Dragon Ball:
    • Good Launch is actually Goku's first kiss, as she kisses him on the cheek sweetly while he's sleeping as a kid.
    • Chi-Chi's first kiss is with Goku as she kisses him on the cheek after their match in the 23rd Martial Arts Tournament; it's sweet, especially Goku's confused facial expression. However, on-cheek is the only kisses Goku has gotten as he revealed in Dragon Ball Super with Goku saying he's never kissed Chi-Chi on the lips and doesn't know what it feels like despite being married to her for years and having two sons with her (though it's an ongoing debate as to whether this is true, or a translation error regarding a joke).
    • Happens off-screen with Gohan and Videl in Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon as Trunks and Goten reveal they were watching them in secret causing Gohan to get angry and Videl to become embarrassed.
    • Trunks and Mai in Dragon Ball Super, however the camera pans away before we see them lock lips.
    • Also in Super, Bulma is shown giving her husband Vegeta a kiss on the cheek for the first time as a Smooch of Victory. Vegeta freaks out and tells Bulma to warn him next time.
  • In Fist of the North Star, Kenshiro’s first kiss surprisingly wasn’t his fiancé Yuria, but Mamiya! As a ploy to fool the Fang Clan, she pretends to be his wife and kisses Kenshiro (on the lips) to prove it. What’s even more ironic is that this is technically the only time Kenshiro gets any lip action in the series despite Yuria showing up again later.
  • In Full Metal Panic!, Kaname's first kiss is "stolen" by Leonard Testarossa, a fact which upsets her greatly and leads to a good deal of nervousness around her love interest Sosuke. In later novels, when the two of them are finally able to confess their feelings for each other, Kaname promises that they'll share a kiss when they get back together; it finally happens six months later in-story, at the very end of the series, in front of all their cheering classmates.
  • Girls Bravo: Kosame gets injured while trying to save Kirie, by taking a punch from Lilica for her. Kirie was so touched by Kosame's gesture, that she embraces her and was relieved to see she hadn't been seriously injured. Kosame took as an open invitation to slip her the tongue, which Kirie lamented as having been her first.
  • One happens at the climax of The Gods Lie, between Rio and Natsuru, as they hide in the closet of a ryokan while on the run from the authorities.
  • High School D×D: Rias gives her first kiss to Issei (who also has his first kiss) after he saves her from her Arranged Marriage). All the other girls that end up joining Issei's harem end up giving their first kisses to him throughout the books.
  • In Infinite Stratos Laura took the initiative of stealing Ichika's first. While still aboard her IS. In front of the entire class AND the members of his harem. While loudly declaring that ichika (the male protagonist) is her wife. Needless to say, the other girls were not happy.
  • Dio steals Jonathan's girlfriend Erina's first kiss in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood. This starts a Humiliation Conga - Dio's. Jonathan and Erina have their real first kiss at the end when Jonathan is dying from Dio’s Eye Beams, also making it a Last Kiss. Luckily for the Joestar Family legacy, Erina was already pregnant before Jonathan kicked the bucket.
  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War:
  • Parodied to hell and back in Kodocha. Sana's first kiss is with Akito, who kisses her in public. Akito's first kiss had been given as a kindergartener for 60 yen. Later, he finds out that the story of the first kiss ruined the kissed girl (Fuuka)'s love story.
  • Nanoka from Koi Kaze pulls Koshiro into a kiss, then laments, "It's gone! My first kiss!"
  • Parodied to some extent in Love Hina with Kaolla Su's chart. Keitaro's first -> Mutsumi. Naru's -> Also Mutsumi (she was saying hi both times). Motoko -> a kissing robot. Shinobu -> Tama the turtle. Kaolla Su -> Motoko's face is there, but it says it's her second.
  • Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure: Lupin spends as much time trying to win Diana's affections, as he does searching for the fabled treasure, without success. Still, it wasn't a total loss, since he managed to steal a kiss. Judging by the way she caressed the area of her cheek, where he kissed her, and the way she smiled, afterward, it's implied to have been her first.
  • It's very strongly implied in Macross (and its counterpart, Robo Tech First Generation) that the infamous "Hikaru kisses Misa in front of a Zentraedi audience" deal doubles as Hikaru's first kiss.
  • MÄR has Ginta sharing his first kiss with Snow, and it's also her first kiss. Snow is also the in-universe expy of the girl he wishes he could share his first kiss with. Koyuki also acts as if this is her first kiss, despite it actually being another person.
  • Mazinger Z: In the Mazinger-Z vs Great General of Darkness movie, Kouji is going to sortie with Mazinger-Z when Sayaka stops him. He is on the brink of crossing the Despair Event Horizon, and believing he'll inevitably die in the next battle, and Sayaka is anguished about it. They look at each other for a long moment, but finally they break up without kissing. However, when that scene was replayed in the manga (the episodes written by Gosaku Ota), they DID kiss. That scene was very heartwarming, but their relationship after the kiss was awkward for a while (since Kouji did now know how to deal with them being an Official Couple).
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED has Kira Yamato receiving a kiss in zero gravity from Flay Allster, a girl with whom he has had a long-time crush on, in Phase 13. While he reciprocated the kiss earnestly, he didn't realize at the time that Flay was simply manipulating him into fighting harder against ZAFT, and hoping he would get killed in the process. And all of this was due to her hatred for Coordinators like Kira, and because he failed to save her father 4 episodes back.
  • My-HiME: Since Natsuki told Mai that she had no interest in romance while she was investigating District One to find out why her mother was killed, it can inferred that the kiss Shizuru plants on a sleeping Natsuki was her first, and sadly, non-consensual at that.
  • Naruto:
  • In Negima! Magister Negi Magi, one of the complications of the Pactio kiss is that for most of the girls involved, it's also their first.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: In episode 15, Asuka and Shinji kiss, but due to their respective personal traumas it goes awfully wrong. Asuka wanted to kiss Shinji but she did not want to look interested, in case he rejected her, so she told she wanted to kiss him because she was bored. Shinji wanted to kiss her but he could not believe she was interested in him, so he initially resisted. They went forward with the kiss but Asuka held Shinji's nose the whole time to pretend it was not a big deal in case of he turned her down. And right because she was pretending it was not a big deal, Shinji did not dare to do anything, and he remained motionless and unresponsive. The fact that Asuka was holding his nose also made it impossible for Shinji to breathe, making the kiss a more painful experience, than a pleasant one. And precisely because he remained motionless, Asuka thought he was turning her down and she ran off. Cue Shinji's self-esteem getting another blow and Asuka giving another step towards her mental breakdown. This was brought up again during the infamous Mind Rape scene. When the image of Shinji comes up in her head, she exclaims "What are you doing there?! You won't do anything! You won't help me! You won't even hold me!" And it's shown that after their first kiss, she ran to the bathroom to gargle so she could hide her pain from him about his lack of warmth.
  • Ojisan And Marshmallow: Done accidentally between Higi-san and Wakabayashi-san's brother, while overcome with emotion. He only meant to hug his sister, except he overshot the target. Whoops.
    "My first kiss tasted of marshmallow..."
  • One Piece: Eiichiro Oda has declared to the mewling fans that will be absolutely no hanky-panky in One Piece at all. However, thanks to circumstance, at least three crewmates of The Straw Hat Pirates (Sanji, Franky and Luffy) have kissed or been kissed:
    • Sanji's first (and only on-screen) kiss is during the Davy Back Filler where he is kissed on the cheek by Porche of the villain team when he saves her from falling during the Red Light Green Light game, however this causes Sanji to mess up his balance and lose the game. Sanji gets a canon kiss from Viola when hiding from Domflamingo's men, though Sanji being Sanji has the inevitable Nosebleed after the henchman pass. Sanji also has first kiss (out of panel) with Pudding at the end of Whole Cake Island which is also a Last Kiss.
    • Franky gives the boss of the Smile factory Kyuin a Forceful Kiss when she's yelling at him while he fought Senior Pink. According to Franky, he did so because it's the most effective way for a man to silence a woman. Kyuin was flustered and angrily demanded that Franky should marry her as a result, but he ignored her.
    • Luffy's first kiss, to the shock of everyone is from Vinsmoke Reiju Sanji's older sister who when Luffy is poisoned and dying literally sucks the poison out through his lips in a Kiss of Life scenario. The anime has the kiss going on for a full minute, complete with loud sucking noise.
  • Pokémon: The Series:
    • Ash's first kiss is actually given to him in the episode "Abra and the Psychic Pokémon", unfortunately by Team Rocket's Jessie and James (they kissed both his cheeks while in disguise for some sort of plan).
    • He was kissed in the cheek later on in Pokémon 2000 by Melody and Pokémon Heroes by either Bianca or Latias disguised as Bianca. In spite of this, he's never had an official lip-lock until Serena all but confessed her feelings to him at the end of XY. Unfortunately, and unlike the previous cases, Kissing Discretion Shot is in effect.
  • Ranma ½:
    • Ranma's first kiss was forced upon him by a guy he hated: Handsome Lech Mikado Sanzen'nin. While he was transformed into a girl. Poor Ranma runs away screaming and crying, and Akane doesn't blame him at all.
    • Ranma's first kiss in his guy form is from Shampoo, much to Akane Tendō's ire.
    • If one counts the time Akane kissed "P-Chan" on his snout, then her first kiss was unintentionally with Ryōga. (No wonder Ranma was furious.) She seems to consider her first kiss to have been with Ranma while he was under the Cat-Fist.
  • In Sand Chronicles, Ann and Daigo share their first one together on the bus ride home from a field trip after more or less admitting their feelings to each other. Fuji also shares his first kiss with Ann after her birthday, despite knowing she's taken, and Shiika shares hers with Daigo after he has a falling out with Ann.
  • In Seraph of the End, Mikaela Hyakuya's first kiss was with the vampire queen Krul Tepes. She kissed him to save his life and turn him into a vampire.
  • Shimoneta: In episode 4, Tanukichi lands on top of Anna, after being struck by one of her stalkers. Because it was her first ever kiss, along with Tanukichi's knee being pressed against her pelvic region, it set off her pent-up hormones like an "ON" switch.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's first real heartwarming moment was Kamina asking Yoko to watch his back during battle. She called out his name and when he turned around, she leaned in and kissed him, saying "your rear really is defenseless, isn't it?" His surprise lasted a moment until he decided to take it further and kissed her back. Too bad the latter was also their Last Kiss as Kamina died at the end of the episode.
  • Toradora!: In the last episode of the anime, Taiga and Ryuuji share their first kisses while pretending to have a wedding ceremony.
    Taiga: Just as I expected... It was like a rough, dry wilderness. Also, it was really warm... Hey, it's cold, so let's do it one more— [gets "Shut Up" Kiss'd by Ryuuji] One more... [they kiss again] One more... [they kiss again, and the camera pans out]
  • Wandering Son:
    • Maho kisses her boyfriend Seya for the first time when he visits her while she's sick. Maho, confused about his voice breaking, wonders if he maybe caught her cold.
    • Much later, her sister Nitori kisses her girlfriend Anna while walking her home one day, also while sick. This is despite the two having been a couple for at least three in-series years at that point.
  • The World God Only Knows:
    • Most of the girls that Keima had captured most likely had their first kiss taken by Keima when he kissed them to capture the runaway spirits inhabiting their bodies. By that prospect, when Keima took Tenri's first kiss, he also took Diana's first kiss. And later on when he did the same with Tsukiyo, he took Vulcan's first kiss. And Keima's First Kiss was taken by Ayumi, the first girl he captured in the beginning of the series.
    • There's a complicated example in a later chapter. Keima takes Chihiro to a secluded spot, and when the moment is right, pushes her down on a bench and gets on top of her. She mentions "It's my first time," but she means the kiss that's coming. The problem is, it's not her first kiss, which he knows for a fact because he's the one who kissed her. And the entire reason he was pursuing her was because he thought she remembered that, which would mean she was immune to the memory-wipe, which would mean she had a goddess inside her. He figures this all out in seconds, and realizes it means he has the wrong girl.

    Comic Books 
  • Extremely twisted subversion: In Green Lantern, (enemy) Sinestro Corps member Karu-Sil's origin story looks like it's leading up to this (alien girl's parents are dead, alien girl is taken in by pack of local predators, alien girl meets alien boy)... right up until she caves in his skull with a rock and splits the body with the aforementioned pack of predators. Although we should have seen that coming as she has no lips.
  • Invincible Mark the titular hero protagonist has his First Kiss with his Amber a girl from his high school who he also loses his virginity too. Later Mark is kissed by Eve a fellow hero in Africa spurred on by their UST Mark can't help be responds to it despite dating Amber at the time, he breaks it off. Upon breaking up with Amber, Mark eventually dates Eve and soon makes her pregnant, marries her and they have a daughter together.
  • Post-Crisis, one of the first encounters Robin (Dick Grayson) has with Batgirl was this as a "Shut Up" Kiss.
  • Spider-Man: In Amazing Spider-Man issue #143, Peter and Mary Jane Watson share their first kiss in a mostly empty section of JFK airport before Peter went on assignment in France. MJ reacts in surprise with, "Wow, why didn't you ever tell me you could kiss!" (Peter's first ever kiss was from Betty Brant, albeit off-panel), and Peter bursting into cheerful laughter. Later on, when it all finally sinks in, MJ utters, as Peter's plane takes off, "Far freaking out" (made even funnier because the kiss was her idea).
  • In Supergirl (2005): Girl Power #0, Supergirl runs into Poison Ivy, and the villain forcefully kisses Kara to put her under mind-control. After pushing Ivy back, Supergirl tells Batgirl that was a very weird first kiss.
  • X-Men:

    Comic Strips 
  • In a Garfield strip, Jon recounts his first kiss, which - true to his nature - ended in a catastrophe, when his braces locked with hers.

    Fan Works 
  • Advice and Trust:
    • Shinji and Asuka's first kiss happened in chapter 1. Unlike what happened in canon, where their kiss went awry due to a lack of communication and understanding between both, Shinji accidentally put his hands on Asuka's hips which led to their kissing intensifying, and a Relationship Upgrade after a much needed heart-to-heart talk.
    • Rei's first kiss was with Kensuke, back before she realized the implications of kissing people.
    • Kaworu's first kiss was with Rei during the Christmas party under the mistletoe (Rei stated it was meant to be platonic).
  • In The Apprentice, the Student, and the Charlatan, Nova and Twilight both experience theirs with each other under a Hearth's Warming Tree made of lights. Nova suffers a panic attack in the midst of it due to his commitment issues, and when Twilight reveals that it was her first kiss, he laments botching both of their Sacred First Kisses
  • As Fate Would Have It: In Chapter 5, as part of his Love Confession to Yancy, Nate kisses her on the lips, which surprises her to the point she has a Luminescent Blush. While this trope is played straight for Nate, who never dated anyone prior, it's subverted in the case of Yancy, who had her own First Kiss when her mentor Lisia, revealed to be bisexual, gives her her own Love Confession complete with a kiss on the lips.
  • In Avengers: Infinite Wars, Peter Parker has his first kiss when Ahsoka kisses him on Mortis, although the experience is marred by the realisation that Ahsoka is currently under the Son's influence rather than doing all this of her own free will. Later on, Peter and Ahsoka kiss during a visit to Tatooine once Ahsoka's back to normal and affirm that they both want this new relationship. A later story arc sees them each separately kiss Barriss Offee and bring her into their relationship, officially making them a throuple.
  • The Child of Love: Asuka and Shinji's first kiss had been pretty awkward due to their inexperience and Asuka using a bad excuse to kiss Shinji (alleging she was bored). So that when she approached him saying she was bored again Shinji was pretty wary of it.
  • Child of the Storm has Harry and Carol finally smooch in chapter 46 of the sequel, after approximately 70 chapters of romantic tension, following his asking her to the Yule Ball - technically as friends, if she's more comfortable with that. She promptly says, "Screw it, let's dance", and kisses him.
  • In Children of an Elder God, Shinji and Asuka kissed for the first time in chapter 16:
    "Have you ever been on a date before?"
    "Well, you do know how a date ends, right?"
    He blinked. ""
    A second later, she was right in front of him.
    "It's supposed to end with a kiss." Before he knew what hit him, her lips met his. He nearly fell down from surprise. Then she was back at a more normal distance.
  • A Crown of Stars: Shinji and Asuka's failed first kiss gets brought up constantly. Shinji, Asuka and other characters often discuss what could have changed if Shinji had got the hint or Asuka had expressed her desire plainly.
  • In Daphne Greengrass and the Boy Who Lived, Harry and Daphne share their first kiss with each other while at the Yule Ball, which also marks the moment of their Relationship Upgrade. The following Christmas sees Ginny have her own first kiss with Harry and then Daphne respectively, as the three agree to become a triad relationship.
  • In the Tower of God story Dei Fabula, Viole's more creative way of removing the parasite from Ehwa causes him to steal this from herNote .
  • In The Echo Ranger, chapter 7, Melissa apologizes to Izuku for taking so long to respond to his confession and confirms she loves him too. When Izuku initially doesn't respond, she worries that he changed his mind or moved on. He silences her doubts by kissing her. Given it is not only their first kiss as a couple, but their respective first kisses ever, they both admit it was pretty bad. But that they are both very interested in practicing until they get better at it.
  • Empath and Smurfette had theirs near the end of the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf novel, which Papa Smurf saw as a sign that they would become event that takes place in the epilogue and in "Empath's Wedding".
  • Evangelion 303:
  • The Flash Sentry Chronicles:
    • Soarin and Rainbow Dash share their first kiss together at the end of "Wonderbolts Academy" after Soarin assures her that she's going to be just fine as a lead pony, and she's already ten times the leader he ever was.
    • Sunset Shimmer steals Flash's first kiss when she confronts him in the Band Room, and mocks him over it. Though later in "The Storm of Love" he has his first real kiss with Twilight, after they reconcile and confess their love for each other.
    • Iron Core and Fluttershy share their first kiss together at the end of "Iron's Revenge" during Iron's coronation in the Royal Gardens, the same place the two of them first met.
    • Pinkie Pie and Wild Smile share their first on-screen kiss when Pinkie returns to Ponyville at the end of Our Town, though it is implied they already had one earlier since they had already been a couple for some time.
  • In the Hetalia: Axis Powers fanfic Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità: Germany technically got Italy's first kiss as Holy Rome, flaring up Japan's jealousy. Ironically, Japan got Italy's first French kiss.
  • In The Ghost of Ochs, Monica and Constance have their first kiss at the end of their first date in Chapter 14. On her way home, Monica is so excited that she has to do everything she can to stop herself from giggling to avoid unwanted attention from the Knights of Seiros.
  • In Hellsister Trilogy, Supergirl and Dev-Em kiss for the first time in the sixteenth chapter of the first story arc.
  • HERZ: As they are celebrating her fifth anniversary, Asuka remembers her and Shinji’s first kiss and how awkward it was.
  • Ivory Bones: Weiss' first kiss with Blake occurs when Blake walks in on her naked in the dorm lockers. It's much less romantic than it sounds as Weiss was seeking comfort after revealing her abusive upbringing to Blake. As a result, Weiss mentions that the kiss is much angrier than she expected her first kiss to be.
  • Last Child of Krypton: Shinji and Asuka had their first kiss in chapter 12 of the original after he had told his past's secrets, and in chapter 9 of the rewrite after she finally got over her crush on Kaji and acknowledged her feelings towards him.
  • Much Ado About Shakespeare: Love's Labours Won: Fellow naval officers Archie Kennedy and Horatio Hornblower go from friends to boyfriends. After much anguish and gayngst they have their first kiss. It's described from Archie's point of view and he thinks it's glorious and the most perfect thing ever. It's a rather cautious kiss at first, but Archie loves that Horatio "lets out a soft, involuntarily moan of pleasure" and Archie takes it as evidence that Horatio is truly into it. They soon start making out passionately.
  • In My Huntsman Academia, Izuku gets his first kiss from his girlfriend, Yang, as a Solstice present.
  • In My Little Pony: Rock Is Magic, Teenybopper gives Light My Fire a three-hour lecture preparing her for her first kiss.
  • "The New Kid" is a Kim Possible AU where Kim and Ron only meet in their teens and become partners when Kim has to impulsively justify Ron's presence on a mission after he saves her life. Later on, after Kim is nearly sexually assaulted by Josh Mankey, she decides to avoid being noticed by Bonnie and a group of the other popular kids by making out with Ron, and only learns after the fact that was Ron's first kiss. She apologises for making what should have been something special for him a cheap excuse to avoid an awkward conversation, but Ron assures Kim that he's not going to complain about kissing a beautiful, amazing girl.
  • In chapter 11 of Neon Genesis Evangelion: Genocide, Shinji remembers his and Asuka’s first kiss and ponders that it went horribly.
  • In the first two arcs of Olivine Romance, Jasmine forces Morty through trial after trial to win her First Kiss. He succeeds. spoiler:And then it's subverted with a Wham Line: "You weren't my first kiss."
  • The One I Love Is...: In chapter 5, Shinji and Asuka kiss during their first date after Asuka challenged Shinji to kiss her.
  • A truly memorable example occurs in A Pleasant Surprise. Not only is it the protagonist's first kiss ever, but it also triggers the Love Confession.
  • The Progenitor Chronicles (Resident Evil): At the end of Volume II, the MC is absolutely terrified when he realizes he'd just confessed his feelings to Rebecca. Rebecca reassures him - by initiating their relationship with their first kiss.
  • This trope is combined with "Shut Up" Kiss and The Big Damn Kiss in Rainbow in the Dark.
  • In Recoil, a time-displaced Taylor resembles her mother so closely that Anne-Rose's girlfriend Andrea mistakes one for the other. Smooch.
  • A heartwarming and particularly interesting example of this trope occurs in Relax. Even though the main couple has had sex many times, this is the first time that they've kissed.
  • RWBY: Scars:
    • Ruby and Penny have their first kiss at the end of the equivalent of Volume 2's ending.
    • Blake and Weiss first kiss during the end of Volume 3, right before the two are separated during the Fall of Beacon.
    • Jaune and Pyrrha kiss right before they go to fight Cinder at the end of Volume 3. It's also their Last Kiss as Jaune is killed by Cinder.
  • A Salaryman in Nobuna's Court: The main protagonist gets his taken by a gender-bent, loli version of Date Masamune.
  • The Second Try: Due to the complexities inherent to time travel, Shinji and Asuka kissed for the first time in chapter 10 "Repeat", after Shinji visited his mother's grave.
  • Shinji And Warhammer 40 K: In chapter 13 Asuka is very pained and upset. Not knowing how else helping her, Shinji kisses her. The narration explicitly points out that it was their first kiss.
  • Some Semblance of Meaning: As Vale, the heroine, is about to leave District Twelve to go into the Hunger Games, she reflects on all of the things she will never get to experience, including that she would never get to kiss a boy. This isn't true—she gets her first kiss from Obsidian, right in the middle of the arena. Although she doesn't exactly appreciate it at first.
  • Son of the Seven Kingdoms has William and Arya have their first kiss when they're reunited after she's rescued from King's Landing.
  • Superwomen of Eva 2: Lone Heir of Krypton: Shinji and Asuka kissed in chapter 19 after Shinji confessed.
  • Surprising Butterflies:
    • Rena and Mion's first kisses are each other. They kiss even before meeting Keiichi. Mion's uncertain whether it's platonic or not.
    • In denouement, Rena first kisses Keiichi one day in spring at the junkyard.
    • Mion kisses Keiichi for the first time the day after a sleepover with Rena in denouement.
  • Thousand Shinji: Shinji and Asuka kissed for the first time in Unit 02's entry plug in Chapter 4. Unfortunately, it went awry, and Shinji could not help to think maybe it would have gone differently if he had been more responsive.
  • In To Catch A Raven, Jinx is Raven's first kiss. Unsatisfied by it, she kisses Jinx a second time.
  • Worm: More Than Meets the Eye: Taylor and Amy kiss for the first time in chapter 15.2.
  • X-Men: The Early Years: "Boy Scouts, Sex, and Other Mysterious Things" chapter has Scott Summers and Jean Grey kiss when the latter is plastered (and horny).
    Suddenly, Scott was caught in Jean's eyes like a net. His mouth met hers and Jean responded back. Their tongues and minds entwined, and Scott found himself running his hands through her wild red hair. Jean's hands were all over him. The next thing Scott knew, they were on the ground with Jean on top of him. She looked like some pagan goddess, looking down at him with passion-bruised lips and her hair all mussed.

    Films — Animation 
  • In Disney's Aladdin, Aladdin's and Jasmine's first kiss on the balcony indicates their growing love for each other. Amusingly, the kiss might not have happened if not for Aladdin's Magic Carpet deciding to take matters into its own tassels and shove Aladdin towards Jasmine.
  • Frozen: Anna and Kristoff have their first kiss at the end of the movie. In a subversion, everyone automatically assumes that the trolls' cryptic statement that "an act of true love will thaw a frozen heart" means that Anna must receive a kiss from her true love to save her from the effect of a spell by Elsa that went wrong. As it turns out, Anna's Heroic Sacrifice to save her sister ends up being what frees her from the curse.
  • In Tangled, after two Almost Kisses, Rapunzel kisses Flynn after he's revived from the dead — rather like her mother kissed her, only on the mouth. Flynn pulls her closer and starts to show how it's done.
  • At the end Tarzan Jane gets so excited at the prospect of staying on the island with Tarzan she kisses him in a moment of passion. Tarzan is naturally struck dumb by the sensation and Jane very embarrassed meekly apologises before Tarzan who liked it pulled her in for another one.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Back to the Future, Marty's mother, Lorraine, recalls that she realized she and Marty's father, George, would stay together forever when they shared their first kiss at the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance in high school. After Marty accidentally prevents George and Lorraine from meeting, he's forced to repair the damage done to the space-time continuum by helping George win Lorraine's heart, so that the moment still happens, and Marty doesn't get erased from existence.
  • Besties: On the day the romance starts, after Zina throws Nedjma in a river and helps her getting out of it, they become friendly to each other. Right upon separating to go in their respective apartments, there's palpable attraction and Nedjma decides to kiss Zina's lips. Zina lets her do and later sends a SMS to her asking why she kissed her.
  • Bicentennial Man: Andrew, once he has a central nervous system put in, practically begs Portia to poke him in the eye so that he can feel the joy of pain. He follows it up by giving her a kiss for the first time.
  • Crush: Paige and AJ share theirs (the first ever for both) while playing “7 Minutes in Heaven”. AJ soon finds out though that Paige's first kiss ever was with Gabby, AJ's sister.
  • In The Goonies, Andi intends to have her first kiss with Brand but in the darkness, and with her eyes closed, she accidentally kisses his younger brother Mikey instead. She really does believe it was Brand until later, when she gets another chance to kiss him and confirms that only Mikey has braces.
  • Hanna: It is brief, and tender, and sweet, especially considering that she is an assassin trained from birth to kill who had just floored the man who tried to kiss her.
  • In It (2017) Bill and Beverly had their first kiss during the school play, Beverly still remembers it fondly. However, Bev’s first kiss in the movie actually comes from Ben to wake her up after Pennywise put her in a trance with the Deadlights. Just to play with the trope even further, the entire film ends on a Big Damn Kiss between Bill and Bev, which could also accurately be described as each one's proper First Kiss due to the fact they're a. not acting in a play, and b. both fully conscious.
  • In Jane Wants a Boyfriend, Jane has never kissed anyone before Rob. She almost got to kiss a boy she knew in school, but he lost interest in her once she learned she was autistic.
  • Tony from Journey of the Heart kisses his music partner, Julia. His mother is upset partly because she thinks Julia will be a distraction from his music, and partly because she doesn't like the reminder that Tony is growing up.
  • In Jumanji the protagonists are transitioning (through time travel) from adults back to being kids again and the boy says he wants to kiss the girl while they still remember what it's all about, though judging from the later look from the boy's father, they've already reached that stage.
  • The 2005 film Just Friends, the first kiss between Darla & Samantha James, Mike Brander & Samantha and Chris Brander & Jamie Palamino.
  • In Kick-Ass 2, Mindy's first kiss is with Dave, at the end of the film.
  • At the end of Man of Steel, Lois and Superman share their first kiss, after which Lois says the near-nonsensical line "they say it's downhill after the first kiss."
  • The first kiss between Alejandro (Zorro) and Eléna in The Mask of Zorro. After beating her in their sword duel Zorro kissed Eléna big time. Both because he loved her and to daze her into no longer wanting to fight.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
    • After an Almost Kiss at the during a party in the first movie, Tony and Pepper’s real first kiss was at the end of Iron Man 2. Unfortunately, Rhodey is also there and critiques them saying they look like “two seals fighting over a grape”. As if to spite him, Tony and Pepper are more practiced at kissing by the time of The Avengers (2012).
    • Ironically Bruce Banner’s first on-screen kiss in the MCU isn’t Betty Ross or Black Widow but Martina, Bruce’s beautiful Brazilian coworker and neighbour from The Incredible Hulk (2008).
    • Thor first kisses Jane on the hand twice, with Jane pulling him in for an actual first kiss at the end of the movie.
    • In Captain America: The First Avenger Steve Rogers’s first kiss wasn’t his Love Interest Peggy Carter but Private Lorraine who seized the opportunity on the ”behalf of all the grateful women of America”. Peggy walks in on this kiss and is pretty pissed off despite Steve’s excuses, however he does make up for it later as he and Peggy kiss before he boards the Valkyrie to stop Red Skull.
    • Unfortunately for Steve, this would be his Last Kiss for 70 years as he becomes a Human Popsicle. This drought was broken by Black Widow who kisses him during a Fake-Out Make-Out in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, though Natasha teased that he was out of practice. Steve does get some lip action from Agent 13 in Captain America: Civil War, but it’s quite awkward in retrospect considering she’s Peggy’s niece.
    • Similar to Tony and Pepper, Peter Quill and Gamora only succeed in an Almost Kiss when Peter’s captivated her with his Walkman tunes. However, Gamora breaks off with a knife to his throat stating she knows full well that he’s seduced many other alien women in this manner and won’t succumb to his “pelvic sorcery” herself. It isn’t till Avengers: Infinity War that Quill and Gamora kiss for real.
    • In Ant-Man Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne have theirs behind a door which then is opened by Hank who is confused at his daughter and protege’s sudden romance.
    • In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter’s first kiss was going to be Liz at the Homecoming dance as seen in a deleted scene and lying trailer, but it was of course scrapped as Peter chooses to stop the Vulture instead of being happy with Liz. In the sequel, he properly has his first kiss with MJ after the day's been saved and they reunite on the Tower Bridge in London. As befitting a pair of socially awkward teenagers, it doesn't have the glamour of some of the others on this list; it's just a few quick, clumsy, but charming pecks before they officially begin dating.
    • T’challa and Nakia have one at the end of Black Panther (2018) after she promised to stay in Wakanda.
    • Vision and Wanda have their on-screen first kiss in Scotland during Avengers: Infinity War.
  • In Molly (1999), Molly and Sam's kiss is Molly's first and possibly Sam's as well. It doesn't go very well, with Molly basically licking Sam's face until he pushes her away because he isn't ready. They agree to try again later, when they have a better handle on things.
  • My Animal: Jonny kisses Heather after they have their Dance of Romance, confirming she does want her too.
  • My Girl: Vada and Thomas J. share a first kiss. It was even notable for winning the first ever "Best Kiss" award at the 1992 MTV Movie Awards. Heck, in Latin American countries the movie is known as "Mi Primer Beso" ("My First Kiss"). It was also the first onscreen kiss for Macaulay Culkin.
  • Never Been Kissed revolves around a 25-year-old journalist who has never been kissed. At the end of the film, she finally gets her first kiss in front of a live stadium.
  • Rain Man: Susanna takes pity on Raymond after he gets stood up by the girl he was supposed to go out with at the casino bar, and gives him his first kiss in the elevator in an attempt to make up for it. When she asks him what it felt like, he responds that it was wet.
  • Red, White & Royal Blue: Prince Henry kisses Alex Claremont-Diaz for the first time on New Year's under a tree.
  • In Skipped Parts, our hero Sam is on a date with a nice Naïve Everygirl as a favor to the girl he likes. While watching a movie she asks him for a kiss. Sam, thinking that as a socially awkward teen this is his only chance at a first kiss, he holds her closer and passionately kisses her for about 7 seconds before she bites his tongue. She promptly says sorry saying that was her first kiss as well and she wasn't expecting it to be so... intense yet asks him for another. A jock two seats away voices his approval to Sam ("Woof. Down boy.").
  • The 2002 Spider-Man film, the famous upside-down in the rain first kiss between Peter Parker and his lifelong sweetheart Mary-Jane Watson. After being saved twice by the hero, MJ rewarded him with a long and passionate kiss. MJ did not know this was actually her first kiss with Peter, not knowing he was Spider-Man — until she realized it retroactively in the sequel.
  • Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl: After much obvious sexual tension (including Beth kissing her hand and saying she loves her) Adele at last kisses her on the lips. However, after this Beth acts like this meant nothing, hurting Adele deeply.
  • Tell No One: We see the first kiss between Alexandre and Margot as a Flashback to when they were kids. It makes what happens to them later all the more heartbreaking.
  • We're the Millers: Kenny admits that he never kissed a girl before, so he is a given Practice Kisses from his "mother" and "sister".

  • The Amber Spyglass gives a slow, tense, and sensuous build-up to Will and Lyra's first, awkward, passionate kiss. It was a pretty powerful one, too. In short, their kiss saved the multiverse.
    • It's never actually stated what happens in that moment, which leads fans to think something else happened. Word of God, when asked, stated, "I didn't look and neither should you".
  • In Artemis Fowl's sixth book, this happens to Artemis and Holly, after the former had almost died and was rescued by the latter. Cue squeals from supporters.
  • A particularly heartbreaking example comes from The Book Thief. There's a running gag throughout the book in which Rudy keeps trying to get his childhood friend Liesel to kiss him. She finally does, but only after he's been killed in an allied bombing raid.
  • In Edgar Rice Burroughs's Chessmen of Mars, this happens right after Tara's profession of love to Turan, and right before her begging him not lead her into dishonor: she's betrothed to another man.
  • Lampshaded in The Diary of a Young Girl when Anne Frank notes the date of her first kiss from the boy she's infatuated with in her diary.
    Remember yesterday’s date, since it was a red letter day for me. Isn’t it an important day for every girl when she gets her first kiss?
  • Domina:
  • Forbidden: After an Anguished Declaration of Love, Lochan and Maya share their very first kiss.
  • In Gene Stratton-Porter's Freckles, Angel gives this to Freckles, not even realizing the significance of what she did. Freckles did realize.
  • Harry Potter, dealing as it does with seven years over the course of some teenagers' lives, shows various first kisses in all their awkwardness and complete lack of glamour, no doubt to the rage of many Shippers.
    • It is said that Hermione's first kiss ("snog," as Ginny put it) was with Viktor Krum (a fellow who seems a perfect gentleman), off-page in Goblet of Fire.
    • After being chewed out for never having been kissed, Ron asserts his *cough* manhood by smooching Lavender Brown after a victorious Quidditch match. Oh, so victorious.
    • Harry's first kiss also happens almost off-page in Order of the Phoenix. He describes it as "wet", but more because his partner then was crying. He's in complete shock for the rest of the night and doesn't seem to have actually liked it. It's his second kiss that he ends up actually enjoying, and it's not with Cho, but with Ginny.
  • When Katniss kisses Peeta in the cave during The Hunger Games she notes that since this is the first time she's ever kissed a boy it probably ought to be a significant moment. Instead, it's a stunt she pulls on live television to try and save both their lives, and the only thing she feels is that he's clearly got a fever.
  • The Illuminae Files: In Gemina, Hanna and Nik each end up kissing Alternate Universe versions of the other who die soon after.
  • Will Herondale, for Tessa Gray, in the attic, in The Infernal Devices.
  • Manifestation: The main protagonist's first kiss happens near the beginning of the book.
  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club: Lily has hers with Kath after confessing her feelings for her at last.
  • In Memoirs of a Geisha, Sayuri mentioned how her kiss with the Chairman was her first real kiss, despite being with other men who kissed her Anywhere but Their Lips.
  • In John C. Wright's The Orphans of Chaos, the entire matter of first kisses is fraught — especially with the Laser-Guided Amnesia that is repeatedly inflicted on the main characters, so that some of them have several first kisses.
  • Percy and Annabeth's first kiss happens in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth when Percy was going to battle telekhines and he was in Calypso's island for two weeks after. The fans are still squeeing to this day.
  • The Phantom of the Opera, Erik the titular Phantom for the first time in his life kissed a woman when Christine let him kiss her forehead in spite of his hideous appearance. It was still enough to kill poor Erik who was overcome with happiness and dying because of it.
  • Presidential: Connie kisses Emily passionately while they're riding home together after they've gone on their first date together, cementing the attraction which they have for each other.
  • In L. Jagi Lamplighter's Prospero Lost, Miranda remembers how Ferdinard snatched a first kiss on the sea journey back home.
  • In The Raven King Adam realizes he is probably this for Ronan.
  • Seen in Garth Nix's Sabriel when Touchstone and Sabriel begin to fall under the influence of the bell Astarael, which kills all who hear it, Sabriel exhorts Touchstone to "Think of life!" and kisses him... "savagely". Because she bites his lip as she does this, their kiss is both awkward, passionate, and bloody. It's also damn romantic.
  • This Side of Paradise: Amory's very first kiss was with Myra St. Claire during his early teen years. Myra joked about them being awful, which led to Amory freaking out in disgust and out of panic, desired to be away from Myra and never see her again nor kiss anyone.
  • In Seanan McGuire's Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots, Aaron and Velma's first kiss was the night after a funeral, and enraged Yelena.
  • In E. D. Baker's The Wide-Awake Princess, Annie's first kiss, from Liam, is not merely the first romantic kiss she got; because of her Anti-Magic, even her family members never kissed her, since she was a child.
  • In Citizen of the Galaxy Thorby has to give a first kiss while acting in a play, and totally flubs it. It doesn't help that the girl is very attractive and has already given signals that she thinks Thorby is marriage material.
  • When You Reach Me after thinking he had a crush on her friend a lot of the book, the first kiss between Miranda and Colin is a quick knock, knock. Oh, it's you. Kiss.
  • Harmonic Feedback: To Drea's surprise and discomfort, Naomi kisses Drea in the rain because she wants to see what a lesbian kiss feels like. Drea later has her first "proper" kiss with Justin.
  • In Being Bindy, Bindy has an awkward and uncomfortable one with James. Afterwards she says she doesn't think she's ready, while James says they just need practice.
  • Zoe Kelly from Social Queue has hers with Jake Jones during a rainy hike in Lamington National Park. It makes her feel warm and nice, and with nothing to compare it too, she decides it was a solid first experience.
  • David from What to Say Next makes out with a slightly drunk Kit at a party. He's so good at it she assumes he's done it before, but he's actually watched YouTube videos about kissing technique.
  • Uido from Island's End has hers with her best friend Danna, after previously insisting to her other friend Natalang that she wasn't interested in him.
  • The Roosevelt: In Carry the Ocean, Emmet spends two weeks helping Jeremey clean his Mess of Woe. When they're finally done, they have their first kiss on Jeremey's bed. Unfortunately, Jeremey's mom walks in a few seconds later.
  • Mindblind: Jessa's parents have banned her from dating until she turns sixteen, but they haven't specifically banned her from kissing. She and Nathaniel share a few brief kisses when they make up after their fight.
  • In Post-High School Reality Quest, Buffy has hers with Merrill, a childhood friend she's not attracted to, leading to a relationship that lasts all of two weeks. When it's over, she notes that she can at least say she's been on a date now.
  • In Bud, Not Buddy, Bud shares an awkward kiss with a girl he meets in a Hooverville. He doesn't particularly enjoy it, but is glad he had the experience.
  • Counting to D: After Nate and Sam kiss, Sam is surprised to learn that it's his first as well as hers - even though he's a senior, Sam is the first girl who ever wanted to talk to him, aside from his childhood friend Lissa, who he isn't attracted to.
  • In The Key to Charlotte, Charlotte has hers with Zakaria after she speaks for the first time.
  • Lena from The Mermaid's Mirror had hers with her friend Kai a few months ago. Now they're dating. She's not really attracted to him, but she's glad she won't have to reach her sixteenth birthday without ever having kissed a boy.
  • In The State of Grace, Grace kisses new boy Gabe at Charlotte's party during a game of Spin the Bottle. She's surprised to find that she likes it. They start going out afterwards.
  • Prudence Penderhaus: In the first book, Prudence and Cassius have their first kiss at the Halloween dance.
  • At the end of Haze, Madeline kisses Seb on the cheek. Seb considers it his first kiss and thinks that he wouldn't trade it for anything, even though it isn't up to more popular kids' standards.
  • The Queen Of Ieflaria: Esofi and Adale share one after the two bond over their shared affection for Albion, Esofi's former fiance/Adale's brother (who's deceased). This makes them realize they're attracted to each other and become happy with their arranged marriage.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Big Bang Theory: Leonard and Penny first kiss in the first season Halloween Episode; Penny throws a party and a combination of inviting her Psycho Ex and alcohol leads to her kissing Leonard (and he chooses to pull away). A full decade later, after they get married, Penny recalls their first kiss differently, being a later first season episode on Leonard's birthday. Leonard is annoyed that she didn't remember the Halloween kiss, but she later confesses she deliberately ignored that one because of the circumstances surrounding it and felt the birthday kiss was more sweet and innocent.
  • Boy Meets World has this between Cory and Topanga in her debut appearance "Cory's Alternative Friends". This was also the first kiss of both Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel in Real Life.
  • In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, "All The Way", Dawn shares her first kiss with a boy. From her reaction, he figures out that it was her first. She tries to deny, before admitting that it was her first, and babbling about how bad it must have been for him. He replies by kissing her again. Sadly, he's actually a vampire, and becomes her first staking.
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton: After they grew close, bonding as a result of their situations, Marguerite kissed Frannie passionately. However, after this she drew back and acted like it didn't happen for a time, but it shows they're closer than friends, another step toward having an affair.
  • An episode of Cory in the House reveals that Newt pinky-swore that he would have his first kiss with his childhood crush from summer camp. At the end of the episode, that's exactly what happens.
  • Daredevil (2015): After a lot of ship teasing throughout season 1 and the first part of season 2, "Penny and Dime" sees Matt Murdock and Karen Page end their day of tracking down Frank Castle by sharing a passionate first kiss in the rain.
  • Dash & Lily: Played With. Lily is seventeen and longing to get her first kiss, and she finally gets it drunk, from Edgar, in the middle of a crowded bar on Christmas day. Langston later sets her straight that it's not the first kiss that's important, but the first kiss that matters.
  • Doctor Who:
    • The Doctor had his first kiss with his maybe possibly wife, River in the episode "Day of the Moon". It's a somewhat heartbreaking one, however, as it's also River's last kiss with the Doctor.
    • There's also the one in the 2010 Christmas Special, between Kazran and Abigail. Kazran is nervous, and asks the Doctor for advice. After telling Kazran to deliberately be Endearingly Dorky (since he will be anyway, he might as well make it part of the plan), he then says:
      Doctor: You can either walk over to that beautiful woman or go hide in your room and design a new type of screwdriver.
      Kazran: ...what?
      Doctor: Don't repeat my mistakes. Go.
  • In Drake & Josh, Josh waits before explaining a Not What It Looks Like moment to thank God for getting his first kiss, even though he had tried his hardest to repel it.
  • Eerie, Indiana had Marshall's first kiss at the beginning of "Heart on a Chain" in a graveyard with the rest of the episode explaining How We Got Here.
  • In one episode of Frasier, it is revealed that Frasier got beaten up as a result of stealing his first kiss.
    • In the episode "Cranes Unplugged", Frasier's son Frederick has his first kiss off-camera.
  • Friends: Rachel and Ross's first kiss in "TOW Ross Finds Out" actually won an Emmy award.
    • In another episode, however, it was revealed that Monica's first kiss was with Ross (it was dark, and he mistook her for Rachel). Pass the Brain Bleach, please.
    • Chandler and Monica had multiple first kisses: Their first physical kiss was off-screen when Chandler was drunk in Season 3. Their first proper, mutual kiss was chronologically at the end of Season 4 but wasn't shown until a flashback in Season 7. And their first on-screen kiss was at the beginning of Season 5.
  • In Gilmore Girls this is the plot of season one's "Kiss and Tell." Rory has her first kiss with Dean at the Doose's Market when he asks her for a free soda and kisses her when she leans to grab it. She then ends up accidentally shoplifting a box of cornstarch. Being a story primarily about mother/daughter relationships, half the episode is also about Lorelai's reaction—both to the fact that Rory is growing up and that Rory didn't tell her, she had to learn through the grapevine. This scene gets a callback in the revival, when Rory runs into Dean at Doose's and tells him about her memoir.
  • Glee had a whole episode based on this concept, called (surprisingly enough) Never Been Kissed. In it, we get to see the first kisses of Coach Beiste (with Will Schuester) and Kurt (who had his stolen from him by Karofsky).
  • Good Luck Charlie: After multiple almost kisses in the series' pilot, Teddy finally gets her first kiss with Spencer on the way home from a High-School Dance in the back of Emmett's grandpa's car in the episode "Girls Ask Guys".
  • The whole point of the Happy Days episode "Joanie's First Kiss."
  • Due to the nature of the show, Home and Away has featured this storyline quite a few times. Among them:
    • Maddie spent a large part of an arc trying to get a kiss from Lucas. Fortunately for her, they were both in Colleen's lame duck of a play... which Matilda salvaged admirably.
    • Geoff and Melody's relationship (and a large part of Melody's character arc) revolved around this storyline, with Nicole deliberately misinterpreting Melody's description of the kiss in order to make good on a bet.
  • In House, a little girl with cancer expertly plays Chase to get her first kiss. Played for Laughs later when the rest of his team finds out and they treat him like a pedophile.
  • In House of Anubis, it is revealed that Patricia kissing Eddie was actually Patricia's first time kissing anybody, leading for her to avoid Eddie after it happened. Her own best friend was shocked to discover this.
  • iCarly: The subject of an episode regarding Freddie's admittance of not having one and Sam mocking him for it on the air. In the aftermath of the fight about Sam broadcasting it to the world, Sam reveals that she hasn't had her first kiss either. The two end up sharing their first kiss together later in the episode. note 
  • Interview with the Vampire (2022): In "In Throes of Increasing Wonder...", the first time Louis de Pointe du Lac and Lestat de Lioncourt lock lips together also coincides with Their First Time. Louis is a Closet Gay, and after months of suppressing his feelings for his best friend, he launches himself at Lestat (they're both already nude at this point) and kisses him fiercely, pushing Lestat against a wall. They're both holding each other's faces tightly to deepen the kiss, and lovemaking soon follows.
  • Legion: In "Chapter 22", while stargazing on the balcony of the psychiatric hospital, Charles Xavier and his Love Interest Gabrielle then gaze at each other for a moment before sharing their first kiss. It's the last clip of their Falling-in-Love Montage, so the kiss signals that they've moved past the courtship stage and are now a couple.
  • Despite being much, much older than anyone expected to experience this trope, The Mighty Boosh's Howard Moon gets his first kiss in Party on his birthday, and over-reacts.
  • Manny gets what is apparently his at the beginning of the Modern Family episode "Party Crasher", with both him and the young woman unaware that his family is on the other side of the darkened room, waiting for the lights to go on so they can give him a surprise birthday party.
  • On My Mad Fat Diary, Rae finally gets her first one with Archie.
  • In Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Ned wanted his first kiss to be with Suzie - along the way he's kissed by the school nurse, the Weasel Mascot and others, reacting with a loud "That didn't count!" each time.
  • Used humourously in an episode of Neighbours. Sunny helps Ringo with his love letters to Donna, but Donna finds out and becomes extremely furious. However, she eventually forgives Sunny and kisses her. Sunny then shouts out that Donna "stole" her first kiss.
  • Schitt's Creek: David and Patrick's gentle first kiss is not only their first kiss but Patrick's first kiss with a man. He later tells David it felt like his first time.
  • The off-screen kiss between Naomi and Emily at that drunken middle school party in Skins was, according to the character blogs, Naomi's first. (All the boys she dated were too wimpy to go for it; and besides, she'd already seen Emily by then.)
  • In Smallville, interestingly, Clark has as much as three first kisses depending on definition, all with Chloe. The first on-screen kiss is in Hug. While Chloe always wanted to do that, she had an influence that allows her to show her usually hidden affection. Their first on-screen and fully consensual kiss is in Tempest. Right in front of Lana to boot. Then in season eight Abyss, it is revealed Chloe kissed Clark when they were both kids and after Clark just used Super-Speed to find a book Chloe just lost. Aww.
    • Clark and Lana's first kiss is in "Red".
  • Stranger Things:
    • Mike and Eleven in the finale of Season 1 in the pinnacle of Puppy Love.
    • Nancy kisses Jonathan on the cheek at the end of first season since she’s still dating Steve. Jonathan and Nancy don’t get actual lip lock until Season 2 and it gets a bit more physical.
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty: Belly has hers with Cam at the beach party. She dishes to her best friend Taylor about this, delighted that it finally happened.
  • The White Queen: When Anne Neville and Richard of Gloucester meet clandestinely for the second time in a garden, they lock lips after she agrees to become his wife. They've been enamoured with each other throughout their youths, but decorum and their Feuding Families prohibit them from exhibiting any physical intimacy until their engagement.
  • On Wizards of Waverly Place, this occurs as the main plot in the episode "First Kiss". Justin admits to Alex that he never kissed a girl before, but with Alex's encouragement he finally kisses his goth girlfriend Miranda. And when Justin finds out that Alex never had her first kiss either and mocks her for it, she ends up kissing a random guy in the hallway to get back at him.
    • In a later episode, Zeke also has this with Harper.
  • Mulder and Scully of The X-Files finally kiss in season 7's "Millennium." And despite having teased this ship relentlessly for years, the promos for the episode revealed nothing.


    Video Games 
  • Every heroine is rather romantically naïve in Canvas 2 and generally has never even kissed before. Hiroki, though, is not a virgin. Of course.
  • In the Dragon Age games, first kisses between the player character and their chosen Love Interest are a significant part of the Relationship Upgrade. Special mention should, however, be given to Alistair in Dragon Age: Origins. Based on his commentary, his first kiss with a female Warden is his first kiss ever.
  • In Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, Seto's is stolen by Crow, who apparently thought that it's typical for friends to kiss since he read it in a book. This makes them best friends.
  • Final Fantasy:
  • Galaxy Angel: A major plot point in Milfeulle's route in Moonlit Lovers and is revisited due to another plot point in Eternal Lovers. Vanilla and Chitose get their first kisses near the end of Eternal Lovers, Mint first kisses Tact on the cheek while they're on the plane after Tact rescues her from being trapped by her father (no CG is devoted to this), and Forte first kisses Tact before the battle with Eonia (again, no CG is devoted to this). Ranpha's first kiss is by accident due to a zero-gravity malfunction.
  • In a majority of Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons games, you don't see the protagonist and their love interest kiss until their wedding day. A few, such as Harvest Moon: Magical Melody, include kissing in Heart Events.
  • Jade Empire has a well-animated scene that is suggested to be the player's first kiss, heavily implied to be Dawn Star's if she is the girl, almost outright stated to be Silk Fox's if she is, and definitely not Sky's.
  • In Resident Evil 2 Leon and Ada have their first kiss when Ada seemly dies, in the remake it happened even earlier on the tram as a "Shut Up" Kiss. Unfortunately for the shippers, this is the only time Leon and Ada get kissy in the canon despite appearing in many games and a movie together.
  • The Sims 2 has animations for most milestones in a Sim's life - including a levitating first kiss.
  • Skies of Arcadia: Legends: Seen at the end of Vyse and Aika's private conversation on the night before the battle with the Hydra Fortress, assuming his swashbuckler rating is high enough. If it isn't, Aika will simply thank Vyse for making her feel better and return to bed. Otherwise, choosing the correct responsenote  will cause her to give him his first kiss... on the cheek.
  • It was never clear with the retro graphics when Mario saves Peach at the end of the early games but Super Mario 64 marks the first time you can see Peach kiss Mario clearly enough, though it's on the nose.
  • In Tomb Raider (2013), Lara Croft's first kiss with Alex is a kiss on the cheek near the end of the game. Tragically, it was also a Last Kiss as Alex was about to perform a Heroic Sacrifice, and Lara seemed to think it was the most effective way of saying goodbye.
  • Until Dawn has two:
    • The first one is optional with Mike and Jess. She can kiss him or hit him in the face with a snowball when he's distracted. Whether that's their first kiss is unknown.
    • The second one is a definite first time for Chris and Ashley, who wishes Chris luck by kissing him before he leaves the lodge with the Stranger, signifying the pair have gotten over their Cannot Spit It Out. note 
  • In The Walking Dead, depending on the player's choice, Clementine's first kiss will either be with Gabe in New Frontier, or with Louis or Violet in The Final Season. Alternatively, this trope can be averted if she does not kiss any of those three.
  • Zelda kisses Link for the first time in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link but it's cruelly hidden by a curtain.
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel plays with this heavily. In Cold Steel II, Rean's potential first kiss comes from Alisa in their dormitory scene where Alisa is the only person in Rean's harem to kiss him. But due to the events being optional and the games having no save transfers between Cold Steel II and Cold Steel III, many can claim that it never happened. Instead, Rean's potential first kiss with Alisa is instead in Cold Steel III at the Heimdallr Festival after finishing her events, though players can still choose not to pick Alisa and instead go for the friendship route. In Cold Steel IV, Rean can acknowledge that Alisa was his first kiss if players had a transfer save file from Cold Steel III, but if the player doesn't or has a save file where Rean didn't choose Alisa as a love interest, then his first kiss in the bonding events would Laura instead, whose first bonding event literally has her planting a deep one in Rean.

    Web Animation 
  • RWBY
    • After Pyrrha spent several seasons failing to confess her feelings to Jaune, she finally shares a kiss with him at the end of Volume 3. Sadly, it also ended up being her Last Kiss...
    • In Volume 7, Nora gives Ren their first kiss at Robyn Hill's rally, finally cementing their mutual attraction. Circumstances prevent a Relationship Upgrade though.
    • In Volume 9, in the magical land of Ever After, a punderstorm separates Blake and Yang until they admit their feelings towards each other. When they finally have their mutual Love Confession and are reunited they have their first kiss and Relationship Upgrade.

    Web Comics 
  • Danny and JJ end up kissing in The Boy in Pink Earmuffs. Danny's reaction every time they kiss is to go gaga and blankly smile.
  • In The Dreamer, Bea and Alan kiss within the first pages of the comic; Bea and Ben kiss in issue #7.
  • K'thonya from Earthsong's remnant (the only memory she retains thanks to teleport-induced Laser-Guided Amnesia) is of her first kiss.
  • In Girl Genius, Agatha's first kiss is completely spur-of-the-moment - she's pumped up on adrenaline and doesn't even seem to realise that she's kissed Gil. He certainly does, however, but they never really get the chance to discuss it since they have to run for their lives right after, and then everything goes downhill quite quickly. They've had The Big Damn Kiss since, though.
  • In Homestuck, when Jake has to kiss Dirk's severed head in order to bring him back from the dead, among the many other things wrong with this situation (including the Autoresponder's frustratingly flippant/flirty/matchmaky behaviour and, oh, having to kiss his friend's decapitated head) he expresses distress that their first kiss would have to happen this way.
  • Kubera: After over 150 chapters of crushing on Leez, Yuta finally works up the courage to plant one on her... and then promptly loses control of his sura instincts and ends up eating her face. Good thing she can heal...
  • Magick Chicks: Tiffany gave hers to Faith, in order to cover for Melissa and as thanks for Faith's effort to save her.
  • Ménage à 3: Zii and Gary finally get to kiss, late in the comic's run, for strictly businesslike, friendly reasons. However, it ends up being rendered awkward by the fact that they are attracted to each other, but Zii doesn't want to admit it and Gary is a Nice Guy and respects the fact that she doesn't appear to be attracted to him — making it far more of a dramatic moment than most first kisses in the comic's run.

    Web Original 
  • In Twig, Sylvester's first kiss is from Lillian, after she initiates a Fake-Out Make-Out in order to help maintain her cover, and he immediately comments on how much fuel this gives him for bugging her later, which gives a perfect picture of their friendship.
  • In Welcome to Night Vale, Cecil and Carlos have their first kiss at the end of the aptly-titled episode, "First Date".
  • In the Whateley Universe, Jade makes a big deal about her first kiss, which makes sense since she's Japanese and fourteen and immature and loves anime. Thuban, the boy she first-kisses, is still dating her.

    Western Animation 
  • On Adventure Time, in "Too Young", Finn kisses Princess Bubblegum to turn her eighteen again. There's also a whole episode that revolves around him having his first kiss with Flame Princess, unaware that this could cause her Emotional Powers to destroy the world.
  • Across the Pacific, there's the All Grown Up! episode "Fear of Falling". Angelica is PO'd that Tommy not only had his first kiss, but that he spoiled hers as well.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: Just as their about to launch the Day of Black Sun Invasion and Aang is going to face the Fire Lord, Aang finally kisses Katara, this being his first kiss.note  Mixed with a little bit of "Shut Up" Kiss and If I Do Not Return. Mae Whitman has confirmed that the two did kiss in the Cave of Two Lovers and that it was Aang's first, but Katara's first kiss was with Jet.
  • Batman: The Animated Series: A sultry, villainous example in the episode "Pretty Poison" which features Batman and Poison Ivy's very first kiss together in the DCAU canon. After applying a coat of tainted lipstick Poison Ivy saunters up to a flytrap entangled Batman and insistently locks lips with him in a short but steamy embrace. While their kiss was undeniably passionate there's nothing explicitly romantic about it and is simply Ivy enjoying herself at his expense before he dies (or so she thinks, as Batman survives).
  • Bob's Burgers: In "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?", what Tina really wants for her thirteenth birthday is to get her first kiss from her crush, Jimmy Pesto Junior. Despite the tension between Bob and Jimmy Pesto, Bob makes it happen, even though he has to shave off his mustache and blackmail Jimmy Sr. into letting Jimmy Jr. go to Tina's birthday party.
  • In Danny Phantom, Danny's first kiss comes in the form of a Fake-Out Make-Out. Same for Sam, the one that he had it with.
  • Doug's first kiss was the subject of an entire episode where he was getting these mysterious Secret Admirer notes in his locker. He goes through a series of private mind games worrying about who it was, and eventually found out it was Beebe Bluff (Who is a nicer version of the Alpha Bitch). It turned out that she had mistaken his locker for someone else's, but she got excited and kissed him because they could switch places in a parade; Doug got to be next to his crush Patti and Beebe next to her intended target, Doug's friend Skeeter.
  • In the Dragons: Race to the Edge episode Blindsided, Hiccup and Astrid officially became a couple and shared their first kiss at the very end of the episode. The kiss in Blindsided was the first mutual kiss between Hiccup and Astrid, as the previous three kisses chronologically were one-sided kisses with Astrid giving Hiccup a Smooch of Victory each of those three times for different reasons.
  • At The Emperor's New School episode The Emperor's New Musical, Malina kissed Kuzco during the musical's ending. At the credits, Kuzco asked Malina if the kiss is real or not. Malina tricked him, saying that the kiss was just acting.
  • Kim Possible has her first kiss with a kid named "Walter Nelson", and their braces lock.
  • In Miraculous Ladybug, Ladybug and Cat Noir had their first kiss in "Dark Cupid", but it was only so she could snap him out of Mind Control, and he completely forgot about it afterward as a result.
  • An episode of Pepper Ann has the title character worrying about whether she's ready for a first kiss in a manner reminiscent of how television normally portrays anxiety over a different kind of first time.
  • Phineas and Ferb:
  • The Simpsons:
    • Lisa Simpson shares a first kiss with local bully Nelson Muntz. He intended it as a "Shut Up" Kiss, but starts to enjoy it after a few seconds.
    • In "Stealing First Base", Bart kisses a girl who complains that he ruined her first kiss.
    • In a later episode, it's told that Homer and Marge were each other's first kiss, but didn't know it because of some momentary physical traits (young Homer had an eyepatch from an accident, young!Marge's trademark blue hair was brown after an 'incident' with a curler).
  • In the Trollhunters episode Homecoming, Jim and Claire officially became a couple and shared their first kiss.


Aang finally kisses Katara

Aang finally kisses Katara, this being his first kiss - Avatar The Last Airbender

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