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6th May '16 10:01:41 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Film/SixTheMarkUnleashed'', the Community's holographic program instructs new initiates of the [[MarkOfTheBeast Holy Implant]] that with the New Order brought about by [[TheAntichrist the Leader]], things such as monogamy have been done away with so that [[ReallyGetsAround people are free to move about]] [[EveryoneIsBi with partners of either sex]]. Procreation is only allowed according to the will of the Leader.

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* In ''Film/SixTheMarkUnleashed'', the Community's holographic program instructs new initiates of the [[MarkOfTheBeast Holy Implant]] that with the New Order brought about by [[TheAntichrist the Leader]], things such as monogamy have been done away with so that [[ReallyGetsAround people are free to move about]] [[EveryoneIsBi with partners of either sex]]. Procreation is only allowed according to the will of the Leader. The real downside to this "blessing", however, is that [[BlessedWithSuck those with the Holy Implant are destined for the Lake of Fire]].
5th May '16 11:19:36 PM PaulA
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* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey loves this trope.
** [[Literature/DragonridersOfPern Dragonriders]] consider it detrimental to their dragons to be strictly monogamous and will sleep with whichever rider is bonded to the dragon that mates with their own. Even if dragon mating isn't involved, the dragonriders have a habit of taking multiple lovers and most (heterosexual/bisexual) riders will have many children by several different partners. In a bit of a RuleAbidingRebel moment though, the "best" of the characters - such as F'lar and Lessa - are all in exclusive partnerships. A DoubleStandard is involved here - most ''women'' are mongamous, and those that aren't were either [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex unpleasant]] (Kylara), [[RapeAsDrama raped]] (Tai) or romantically unfulfilled (Moreta). In-universe, non-dragonriding women can sleep with who they like until they marry, while men (particularly Lord Holders) retain this privilege even after marriage.
*** It makes sex literally a way of promotion among dragonriders. You want to be a Weyrleader? Get a senior queen’s rider into your bed and make sure she stays there long enough.
** The author has also written several short stories on the theme, including ''Changeling,'' which dealt with a woman who bore the children of three different men (including one who was exclusively gay...)

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* In Creator/AnneMcCaffrey loves this trope.
** [[Literature/DragonridersOfPern Dragonriders]]
''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' series, dragonriders consider it detrimental to their dragons to be strictly monogamous and will sleep with whichever rider is bonded to the dragon that mates with their own.own. It makes sex literally a way of promotion among dragonriders. You want to be a Weyrleader? Get a senior queen's rider into your bed and make sure she stays there long enough. Even if dragon mating isn't involved, the dragonriders have a habit of taking multiple lovers and most (heterosexual/bisexual) riders will have many children by several different partners. In a bit of a RuleAbidingRebel moment though, the "best" of the characters - such as F'lar and Lessa - are all in exclusive partnerships. A DoubleStandard is involved here - most ''women'' are mongamous, and those that aren't were either [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex unpleasant]] (Kylara), [[RapeAsDrama raped]] (Tai) or romantically unfulfilled (Moreta). In-universe, non-dragonriding women can sleep with who they like until they marry, while men (particularly Lord Holders) retain this privilege even after marriage.
*** It makes sex literally a way of promotion among dragonriders. You want to be a Weyrleader? Get a senior queen’s rider into your bed and make sure she stays there long enough.
** The author
* [=McCaffrey=] has also written several short stories on the theme, including ''Changeling,'' "Changeling", which dealt with a woman who bore the children of three different men (including one who was exclusively gay...)
6th Apr '16 3:02:38 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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Less easy to [[HandWaving handwave]], though, is the one issue technology isn't likely to fix: jealousy. In the present day, many people would take a very dim view of their partner sleeping with ''one'' [[YourCheatingHeart other person]], never mind having sex with ''anyone'' who took their fancy. Idealistic views of love often include ideas of one, single soul mate. Conversely, in its more negative incarnations, love is commonly [[LoveMakesYouCrazy associated with jealousy]] (or even, [[LoveMakesYouEvil possession]]). While a few stories will make a real attempt at explaining the decline of jealousy (since we already [[YoureJustJealous acknowledge]] it as one of the more [[GreenEyedMonster negative emotions]]), a more common tactic is to demonise or mock anyone who expects a partner to be exclusive to them. They will probably be regarded as backward, repressed or selfish in a Free Love Future. They don't have to go AxeCrazy or [[Film/FatalAttraction bunny-boiler]] to be labelled a jealous nutcase - even asking a partner to be faithful will probably be seen as a laughable expectation at best, and a selfish demand that infringes on the other person's rights at worst. It could, however be explained as [[ValuesDissonance everyone being raised that way,]] and therefore most everyone not caring because it's been ingrained in them since birth.

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Less easy to [[HandWaving handwave]], though, is the one issue technology isn't likely to fix: jealousy. In the present day, many people would take a very dim view of their partner sleeping with ''one'' [[YourCheatingHeart other person]], never mind having sex with ''anyone'' who took their fancy. Idealistic views of love often include ideas of one, single soul mate. Conversely, in its more negative incarnations, love is commonly [[LoveMakesYouCrazy associated with jealousy]] (or even, [[LoveMakesYouEvil possession]]). While a few stories will make a real attempt at explaining the decline of jealousy (since we already [[YoureJustJealous acknowledge]] it as one of the more [[GreenEyedMonster negative emotions]]), a more common tactic is to demonise or mock anyone who expects a partner to be exclusive to them. They will probably be regarded as backward, repressed or selfish in a Free Love Future. They don't have to go AxeCrazy or [[Film/FatalAttraction bunny-boiler]] to be labelled a jealous nutcase - even asking a partner to be faithful will probably be seen as a laughable expectation at best, and a selfish demand that infringes on the other person's rights at worst. It could, however be explained as [[ValuesDissonance everyone being raised that way,]] and therefore most everyone not caring because it's been ingrained in them since birth.
birth. There are also the cases where sex is entirely separated from romance, allowing the characters to have a single ''soul''mate, but considering that sleeping with someone else is perfectly normal because there's just no correlation between the two, from their point of view.
23rd Mar '16 12:40:28 PM DaRatBastid
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Occasionally, FridgeLogic will creep in. Contraception and sexual protection is rarely mentioned, and as any [[PublicServiceAnnouncement govenment information advert]] is quick to tell you, if you're sleeping with more than one person you better demand a full medical certificate from every partner or take the appropriate precautions. This might be explained by the author if they claim that this has been specifically enabled by science wiping out [=STDs=] and developing foolproof, convenient stealth contraception that everyone in the population uses.

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Occasionally, FridgeLogic will creep in. Contraception and sexual protection is rarely mentioned, and as any [[PublicServiceAnnouncement govenment government information advert]] is quick to tell you, if you're sleeping with more than one person you better demand a full medical certificate from every partner or take the appropriate precautions. This might be explained by the author if they claim that this has been specifically enabled by science wiping out [=STDs=] and developing foolproof, convenient stealth contraception that everyone in the population uses.
28th Feb '16 8:56:40 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/RangersAtRoadsend'' Chip Coppelli happily exploits the fact that many women consider uniforms sexy, no taboo against extramarital sex or lesbianism is mentioned.
23rd Feb '16 5:09:54 PM ErikModi
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** To the point where terms related to conception, birth, childrearing, and parenting are so offensive to Trueborn Clanspeople that they can make them violently ill (emphasis on the "violent" part with the Warriors, who will answer accusations involving this functions by trying to kill their accusers.) Among the "Freeborn" (Clanspeople conceived and born the old-fashioned way), family units and such are much like they are in the Inner Sphere, but owing to the Clans' emphasis on creating the perfect warrior society, everything, even procreation in the lower castes, is seen as being in service to the Clan (making more Laborer/Techs/Scientists to support the Warriors). It's implied that even among the Freeborns, Clan society is something of a free love future: You're expected to have children with your partner (who the Scientists have verified will produce acceptable offspring with you), but you can fool around with just about anyone you want in your (very rare) free time.
19th Feb '16 8:15:04 AM Bosco13
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* The [[HumanAliens Transylvanians]] in The RockyHorrorPictureShow seem to be this.
4th Nov '15 7:29:31 PM ayjazz
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* According to the book ''Sex at Dawn'', the authors argue that this trope was inverted in human prehistory; human beings are naturally promiscuous, and it was the rise of civilization that forced the species into monogamy.

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* According to the book ''Sex at Dawn'', the authors argue that this trope was inverted in human prehistory; human beings are naturally promiscuous, and it was the rise of civilization that forced the species into monogamy.

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4th Nov '15 7:14:01 PM ayjazz
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* According to the book ''Sex at Dawn'', the authors argue that this trope was inverted in human prehistory; human beings are naturally promiscuous, and it was the rise of civilization that forced the species into monogamy.

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11th Oct '15 5:32:26 PM nombretomado
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* In PiersAnthony's ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series, this is one of the things that sets apart the conservative, magical world of Phaze and the decadent science-based Proton. In ''Phaze Doubt'', an android has to be badgered into not pressing her attempts at sex with the protagonist on a public transport; not because it's taboo, but because she was clearly annoying him.

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* In PiersAnthony's Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series, this is one of the things that sets apart the conservative, magical world of Phaze and the decadent science-based Proton. In ''Phaze Doubt'', an android has to be badgered into not pressing her attempts at sex with the protagonist on a public transport; not because it's taboo, but because she was clearly annoying him.
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