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25th Nov '17 11:30:31 AM lillolillo
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* James applies this to Jessie several times in Creator/CoriFalls's ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfiction, most notably TheirFirstTime and in "A Warm Place".

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* James applies this to Jessie several times in Creator/CoriFalls's Cori Falls's ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfiction, most notably TheirFirstTime and in "A Warm Place".
6th Oct '17 7:04:26 AM Tightwire
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In fiction, [[IntimateHealing sex heals physical wounds]]. Sex also heals emotional wounds; even PTSD, addiction, or depression over terminal illness fade instantly after our hero is in the loving embrace of their love interest, making this the logical extreme of SexForSolace (which may or may not make problems go away). In FanFic parlance, this is often called the 'magical healing cock' and mocked, as it is often {{Narm}} (or deeply offensive) when, as all too often, the magical healing cock is used as instant therapy for a rape victim.

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In fiction, [[IntimateHealing sex heals physical wounds]]. Sex But sex can also heals heal emotional wounds; even PTSD, addiction, or wounds. Addiction, depression over terminal illness illness, PTSD... they all fade instantly after the moment our hero protagonist is in the loving embrace of their love interest, making this the logical extreme of SexForSolace (which may or may not make problems go away). In FanFic parlance, this is often called the 'magical healing cock' and mocked, as it is often {{Narm}} (or deeply offensive) when, as when it is all too often, the magical healing cock is often used as instant a kind of therapy for a rape victim.
victims of sexual assault. The theory goes that if bad sex hurts you, good sex with somebody you love cancels it out.
20th Sep '17 8:47:32 PM Lanes17B
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* In the {{Hentai}}, ''Descipline: the Record of a Crusade'' [[ThePornomancer the male lead becomes hypersensitive from all the action he's been getting,]] so his female roommates send him to the nurse's office where she uses a variety of techniques to cure [[SpeedSex his ailment.]]
6th Sep '17 10:54:23 PM Jhonny
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s season-long decent into darkness and apathy is cured by sleeping with Darla, his sire and enemy. Angel turned evil after sleeping with Buffy, so has been avoiding sex for years. He eventually sleeps with Darla as a DespairEventHorizon but when he fails to turn evil the morning after, realises things aren't quite as bad as he thought.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s season-long decent descent into darkness and apathy is cured by sleeping with Darla, his sire and enemy. Angel turned evil after sleeping with Buffy, so has been avoiding sex for years. He eventually sleeps with Darla as a DespairEventHorizon but when he fails to turn evil the morning after, realises things aren't quite as bad as he thought.
4th Aug '17 9:10:09 PM Angeldeb82
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* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', [[spoiler:Yuri and Kail]] go through this when [[spoiler:Kail has sex with Yuri to reassure her before they return to Hattusa from Egypt, and Yuri has to get ready to challenge Queen Nakia.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', while Guts and Casca are making love - Guts begins to have flashbacks of his [[DarkAndTroubledPast dark and horrific childhood ordeal]] of [[spoiler: being anally raped and being betrayed by his adoptive father altogether.]] When this happens, years of repressed post traumatic stress are released as Guts has an emotional breakdown in front of Casca. Afterwards, he tries to go away and deal with his issues on his own, thinking himself a freak and [[DefiledForever soiled]], but Casca gives a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming by giving Guts a CoolDownHug, and said that now that they've revealed their crappy childhoods to each other, that they were truly equal to each other, as friends and as lovers.

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* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', [[spoiler:Yuri and Kail]] go through this when [[spoiler:Kail has sex with Yuri to reassure her before they return to Hattusa from Egypt, and Yuri has to get ready to challenge Queen Nakia.]]
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', while Guts and Casca are making love - Guts begins to have flashbacks of his [[DarkAndTroubledPast dark and horrific childhood ordeal]] of [[spoiler: being anally raped and being betrayed by his adoptive father altogether.]] altogether]]. When this happens, years of repressed post traumatic stress are released as Guts has an emotional breakdown in front of Casca. Afterwards, he tries to go away and deal with his issues on his own, thinking himself a freak and [[DefiledForever soiled]], but Casca gives a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} by giving Guts a CoolDownHug, CooldownHug, and said that now that they've revealed their crappy childhoods to each other, that they were truly equal to each other, as friends and as lovers.



* Used in ''Manga/KusattaKyoushinoHouteishiki'', when [[spoiler:Masami and Tooru have sex shortly after Masami tells Tooru about having been sexually abused in the past, then collapses crying since he feels tainted -- and Tooru tells him "You're NOT DefiledForever by your past, I love you anyway!".]]

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* Used in ''Manga/KusattaKyoushinoHouteishiki'', when [[spoiler:Masami and Tooru have sex shortly after Masami tells Tooru about having been sexually abused in the past, then collapses crying since he feels tainted -- and Tooru tells him "You're NOT DefiledForever by your past, I love you anyway!".]]anyway!"]]



* In ''Manga/SakuraGari'', [[spoiler:Masataka and Souma's last sexual encounter]] fits in perfectly, as it takes place after [[spoiler:Masataka's HeroicBSOD where he explains his ChildOfRape backstory to Souma (and shortly after having learned about Souma's own DarkAndTroubledPast), and Souma replies with both a CooldownHug and a YouAreNotAlone talk.]]

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* In ''Manga/SakuraGari'', [[spoiler:Masataka and Souma's last sexual encounter]] fits in perfectly, as it takes place after [[spoiler:Masataka's HeroicBSOD where he explains his ChildOfRape ChildByRape backstory to Souma (and shortly after having learned about Souma's own DarkAndTroubledPast), and Souma replies with both a CooldownHug and a YouAreNotAlone talk.]]



* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Happens in chapter 125 of re between [[spoiler: Touka and Kaneki as a consummation of their love, because they've both gone so long without physical affection and also because both are very depressed and stressed due to life's trying circumstances which include having the CCG after them and Yoriko who is Touka's best friend get captured because she associated herself with Touka who is a ghoul]]
* [[spoiler:Wolfwood and Milly]] tried this in the ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' anime. More exactly, [[spoiler:Wolfwood has just killed [[EnfanteTerrible Zazie]] and it turns out he's ''way'' more affected than he lets on, then [[HeroicBSOD he breaks down in tears]] when speaking to Milly, and ''then'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming she manages to soothe him]] with a CooldownHug and gentle words.]] Some scenes later, [[spoiler:Milly is sleeping in the nearby bed (though she's fully covered by the bed clothes) and a more emotionally stable [[ShirtlessScene sans-shirt]] Wolfwood is [[SmokingHotSex having a smoke]].]] It's later confirmed when, [[spoiler:after Wolfwood's heartbreaking death, we see Milly crying her heart out -- and wearing a set of pajamas, instead of her normal clothes.]]

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Happens in chapter 125 of re between [[spoiler: Touka and Kaneki as a consummation of their love, because they've both gone so long without physical affection and also because both are very depressed and stressed due to life's trying circumstances which include having the CCG after them and Yoriko who is Touka's best friend get captured because she associated herself with Touka who is a ghoul]]
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* [[spoiler:Wolfwood and Milly]] tried this in the ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' anime. More exactly, [[spoiler:Wolfwood has just killed [[EnfanteTerrible Zazie]] and it turns out he's ''way'' more affected than he lets on, then [[HeroicBSOD he breaks down in tears]] when speaking to Milly, and ''then'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments she manages to soothe him]] with a CooldownHug and gentle words.]] Some scenes later, [[spoiler:Milly is sleeping in the nearby bed (though she's fully covered by the bed clothes) and a more emotionally stable [[ShirtlessScene sans-shirt]] Wolfwood is [[SmokingHotSex having a smoke]].]] It's later confirmed when, [[spoiler:after Wolfwood's heartbreaking death, we see Milly crying her heart out -- and wearing a set of pajamas, instead of her normal clothes.]]



* The ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5053133/1/Some_scars_are_easy_to_hide "Some scars are easy to hide"]] has Lithuania and Poland having sex to help Lithuania get over his depression and anxiety resulting from having been sexually abused by Russia. Notable for giving rise to the [[MemeticMutation meme]] "I'm damaged goods, Feliks!"
** Another Hetalia fic, "Mistakes", has China attempting to do this with a random hooker, and then later with France, in an attempt to heal himself. [[SubvertedTrope It does not work]].
** Subverted in the Japan/Taiwan fic [[http://whitesin.livejournal.com/27382.html#cutid1 "Cages"]], where recently colonized Taiwan has sex with UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan after [[spoiler: having been forced into footbinding/introduced to opium addiction/raped by China]] in the prequel ''[[http://whitesin.livejournal.com/14434.html Dollhouse]]'' and rescued by Japan some time later-- but it doesn't fix her problems. She does start to get better under his care, but the in-fic sex scene between them is both [[spoiler: an allusion to the hardships of Taiwanese [[SexSlave "comfort women"]]]] ''and'' a sign that [[DiscreditedTrope neither of them really believes in the trope.]]

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* The ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5053133/1/Some_scars_are_easy_to_hide "Some scars are easy to hide"]] has Lithuania and Poland having sex to help Lithuania get over his depression and anxiety resulting from having been sexually abused by Russia. Notable for giving rise to the [[MemeticMutation meme]] {{meme|ticMutation}} "I'm damaged goods, Feliks!"
** Another Hetalia fic, "Mistakes", has China attempting to do this with a random hooker, and then later with France, in an attempt to heal himself. [[SubvertedTrope It does not work]].
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** Subverted in the Japan/Taiwan fic [[http://whitesin.livejournal.com/27382.html#cutid1 "Cages"]], where recently colonized Taiwan has sex with UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan after [[spoiler: having been forced into footbinding/introduced to opium addiction/raped by China]] in the prequel ''[[http://whitesin.livejournal.com/14434.html Dollhouse]]'' and rescued by Japan some time later-- but it doesn't fix her problems. She does start to get better under his care, but the in-fic sex scene between them is both [[spoiler: an allusion to the hardships of Taiwanese [[SexSlave "comfort women"]]]] ''and'' a sign that [[DiscreditedTrope neither of them really believes in the trope.]]trope]].



* In ''{{Fanfic/Sleepless}}'' sequel ''Manehattan Blues'' Babs Seed overcomes her HeroicBSOD by having sex with [[spoiler: Nightcap.]]

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* In ''{{Fanfic/Sleepless}}'' sequel ''Manehattan Blues'' Babs Seed overcomes her HeroicBSOD by having sex with [[spoiler: Nightcap.]]Nightcap]].



* Very much subverted in ''Film/{{Antichrist}}''. The main character's husband thinks it's a good idea to [[WhatAnIdiot treat her depression himself.]] She uses sex as a method of dulling the pain. It ends badly.

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* Very much subverted in ''Film/{{Antichrist}}''. The main character's husband thinks it's a good idea to [[WhatAnIdiot treat her depression himself.]] himself]]. She uses sex as a method of dulling the pain. It ends badly.



* ''Film/BadBoysII'': "Dammit Mike! You go to therapy to resolve your issues! Not bang your therapist!"

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* ''Film/BadBoysII'': "Dammit "Dammit, Mike! You go to therapy to resolve your issues! Not bang your therapist!"



* Horrendously subverted in the movie ''Film/TheLegendOfHellHouse''. The young female psychic thinks that by offering herself to the ghost of a tormented young man, he might know peace and move on. Let's just say that this does ''[[{{squick}} not]]'' turn out to be a romantic and cathartic experience like that one scene in ''Film/{{Ghost}}''. She [[spoiler:gets violated by the vindictive apparition, which was never a young troubled man but the ghost of the house's murderous old owner]].

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* Horrendously subverted in the movie ''Film/TheLegendOfHellHouse''. The young female psychic thinks that by offering herself to the ghost of a tormented young man, he might know peace and move on. Let's just say that this does ''[[{{squick}} ''[[{{Squick}} not]]'' turn out to be a romantic and cathartic experience like that one scene in ''Film/{{Ghost}}''. She [[spoiler:gets violated by the vindictive apparition, which was never a young troubled man but the ghost of the house's murderous old owner]].



* Marian helps RobinHood through his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from UsefulNotes/TheCrusades by sleeping with him in the novel ''Lady of the Forest'' by Jennifer Roberson.

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* Marian helps RobinHood Myth/RobinHood through his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from UsefulNotes/TheCrusades by sleeping with him in the novel ''Lady of the Forest'' by Jennifer Roberson.



* John D [=MacDonald=]'s thriller hero character Travis [=McGee=] almost always ends up providing sexual healing to {{Distressed Damsel}}s as well as sorting out their material problems.
* Used more than once in ''Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude''. Some examples are [[spoiler: a then teenaged Colonel Aureliano losing his virginity to Pilar Ternera after an HeroicBSOD over his feelings for the much younger Remedios Moscote]] and [[spoiler: Aureliano Babilonia losing his to Nigromanta after his LoveEpiphany about Amaranta Ursula (And as a bonus, she's surprised to see how... [[GagPenis "gifted"]] Babilonia actually is.]]

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* John D [=MacDonald=]'s thriller hero character Travis [=McGee=] almost always ends up providing sexual healing to {{Distressed Damsel}}s [[DamselInDistress Damsels in Distress]] as well as sorting out their material problems.
* Used more than once in ''Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude''. Some examples are [[spoiler: a then teenaged Colonel Aureliano losing his virginity to Pilar Ternera after an HeroicBSOD over his feelings for the much younger Remedios Moscote]] and [[spoiler: Aureliano Babilonia losing his to Nigromanta after his LoveEpiphany about Amaranta Ursula (And as a bonus, she's surprised to see how... [[GagPenis "gifted"]] Babilonia actually is.]]is]].



-->'''Gunn:''' So, you had an ''epiphany'', did you? So, what [[EpiphanyTherapy you just wake up and 'bang'?]]

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-->'''Gunn:''' So, you had an ''epiphany'', did you? So, what [[EpiphanyTherapy you just wake up and 'bang'?]]'bang']]?



* Happens in the 6th season of ''Series/MadMen'' where Stan confesses his love for Peggy and tells her that he is sad over the death of his cousin in Vietnam. She tells him he has to feel his pain and not bury it with sex and drugs, later she finds him [[BridgetJones "at it like rabbits"]] with the daughter of the recently departed Frank Gleason.

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* Happens in the 6th season of ''Series/MadMen'' where Stan confesses his love for Peggy and tells her that he is sad over the death of his cousin in Vietnam. She tells him he has to feel his pain and not bury it with sex and drugs, later she finds him [[BridgetJones [[Literature/BridgetJones "at it like rabbits"]] with the daughter of the recently departed Frank Gleason.



* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/CrossChannel''. Misato decided that having sex with Taichi would be the best way to atone for her sin of [[spoiler:sending her father to jail]]. Of course, she's also implied to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-defeating_personality_disorder self-defeating,]] and the sex arguably made the whole situation worse. At least it helped in [[spoiler:sending her back to the original world]].

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* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/CrossChannel''. Misato decided that having sex with Taichi would be the best way to atone for her sin of [[spoiler:sending her father to jail]]. Of course, she's also implied to be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-defeating_personality_disorder self-defeating,]] self-defeating]], and the sex arguably made the whole situation worse. At least it helped in [[spoiler:sending her back to the original world]].



** Hisao's first sex scene with [[spoiler:Rin Tezuka]] comes after [[spoiler: she has a breakdown in her despair to create and express herself through art, and Hisao finds her half-naked and barely lucid in her atelier. He gives her a CooldownHug and then things go the H-way... but it only offers both of them very limited relief, and their troubles aren't solved. (Heck, the player can still get the two Bad Endings.)]] [[spoiler: It's played straighter in their Good Ending, however, as it takes place after Rin gets chewed by [[StageDad Nomiya]] for not following her plans and Hisao manages to ''successfully'' comfort and calm her down.]]

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** Hisao's first sex scene with [[spoiler:Rin Tezuka]] comes after [[spoiler: she has a breakdown in her despair to create and express herself through art, and Hisao finds her half-naked and barely lucid in her atelier. He gives her a CooldownHug and then things go the H-way... but it only offers both of them very limited relief, and their troubles aren't solved. (Heck, the player can still get the two Bad Endings.)]] [[spoiler: It's played straighter in their Good Ending, however, as it takes place after Rin gets chewed by [[StageDad Nomiya]] for not following her plans and Hisao manages to ''successfully'' comfort and calm her down.]]down]].
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Happens in chapter 125 of re between [[spoiler: Touka and Kaneki as a consummation of their love, because they've both gone so long without physical affection and also because both are very depressed and stressed due to life's trying circumstances which include having the CCG after them and Yoriko who is Touka's best friend get captured because she associated herself with Touka who is a ghoul]]
18th Jun '17 8:33:16 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', Randle [=McMurphy=] brings prostitutes onto the mental ward to [[SexAsRiteOfPassage make the other patients into men]]. After sleeping with one of the prostitutes, [[spoiler:Billy Bibbit]] becomes confident enough to finally stand up to [[BattleaxeNurse Nurse Ratched]]. [[spoiler:This all goes down the toilet once Nurse Ratched threatens to tell Billy's mother about what happened, driving poor Billy to suicide.]]

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* In ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', Randle [=McMurphy=] brings prostitutes onto the mental ward to [[SexAsRiteOfPassage make the other patients into men]]. After sleeping with one of the prostitutes, [[spoiler:Billy Bibbit]] becomes confident enough to finally stand up to [[BattleaxeNurse Nurse Ratched]]. [[spoiler:This all goes down the toilet once Nurse Ratched threatens to tell Billy's mother about what happened, driving which drives poor Billy to suicide.]]
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* In ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', Randle McMurphy brings prostitutes onto the mental ward to [[SexAsRiteOfPassage make the other patients into men]]. After sleeping with one of them, [[spoiler:Billy Bibbit]] becomes confident enough to finally stand up to Nurse Ratched. [[spoiler:This all goes down the toilet once Nurse Ratched threatens to tell Billy's mother about what happened, driving poor Billy to suicide.]]

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* In ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', Randle McMurphy [=McMurphy=] brings prostitutes onto the mental ward to [[SexAsRiteOfPassage make the other patients into men]]. After sleeping with one of them, the prostitutes, [[spoiler:Billy Bibbit]] becomes confident enough to finally stand up to [[BattleaxeNurse Nurse Ratched.Ratched]]. [[spoiler:This all goes down the toilet once Nurse Ratched threatens to tell Billy's mother about what happened, driving poor Billy to suicide.]]
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* In ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', Randle McMurphy brings prostitutes onto the mental ward to [[SexAsRiteOfPassage make the other patients into men]]. After sleeping with one of them, [[spoiler:Billy Bibbit]] becomes confident enough to finally stand up to Nurse Ratched. [[spoiler:This all goes down the toilet once Nurse Ratched threatens to tell Billy's mother about what happened, driving poor Billy to suicide.]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''Very'' intimate, ''very'' therapeutic.]]


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* In ‘’Series/Lucifer2016’’, Linda gives Lucifer therapy sessions in exchange for sex through a sizable chunk of the first season, despite it being a huge violation with therapist protocol. She eventually breaks off the sex deal, choosing to keep the therapist-patient relationship professional. She later postulates that Lucifer lives his life through sex, drugs and reckless partying as a means of curbing his own loneliness.
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