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A mating ritual was a set of actions for reproduction. There was significant variety in mating rituals among different species. Color change and provocative movement were frequently associated with mating rituals. (VOY: "Elogium")

According to Odo, all humanoids were obsessed with convoluted mating rituals. He once remarked that procreation had nothing to do with how one smelled, or writing bad poetry, or sacrificing plants to serve as tokens of affection. (DS9: "The Forsaken", "Broken Link")

In 1987 while talking to a group of tourists about whale song, Gillian Taylor said that its function was unknown, but offered the idea that it was part of the mating ritual as one possible explanation. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

On Earth, Automobiles were once seen as sources of status and virility, and therefore often a prime ingredient in teenage mating rituals. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

Ten months in the historic mission of the Enterprise NX-01, the Vulcan science officer T'Pol proposed a lack of sex as the cause for a reduction in crew efficiency, noting that the Human mating ritual was effective in easing tension. (ENT: "Fallen Hero")

Tholos, an Andorian involved in the 2151 occupation of P'Jem, told T'Pol that he had heard about Vulcan mating rituals, and offered to emulate them by killing someone for her. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")

After Dee'Ahn and Latia, two aliens Malcolm Reed and Trip Tucker got involved with while on Risa tried to rob them, Tucker quipped that he hoped this wasn't part of their mating ritual. (ENT: "Two Days and Two Nights")

Q claimed he found Human mating rituals disgusting. (DS9: "Q-Less")

After Tolian Soran hit the Klingon B'Etor, she remarked "I hope for your sake you were initiating a mating ritual". (Star Trek Generations)

In 2369, while at a conference, Deanna Troi pas propositioned by a Ktarian man who claimed to be doing a thesis on interspecies mating rituals and who proposed that she joined him in some emperical research. (TNG: "Timescape")

Weyoun found inter-species mating rituals fascinating to watch. (DS9: "Strange Bedfellows")

Tomin, a Kadi ambassador who visited the USS Voyager propositioned Seven of Nine, claiming to have studied Human mating rituals. VOY: "Someone to Watch Over Me")

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