Any time a sime touches another person with their lateral tentacles. Other than for the Kill or Transfer, channel will make lateral contact to get a clearer reading of another's nager, and in the process of healing. (From Mahogany Trinrose Ch 1) 'Digen took the opportunity to slide into lateral contact position. The internal examination took only a moment. He had merely to extend his four delicate, nerve rich lateral tentacles that were normally used only in transfer, make a solid contact with the skin of her forearms, and a fifth contact, lip to lip for maximum sensitivity to her internal fields, and withdraw.'