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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]]
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 [[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.
29th May '17 6:15:33 AM Morgenthaler
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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 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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** Subverted in the Japan/Taiwan fic [[http://whitesin.livejournal.com/27382.html#cutid1 "Cages"]], where recently colonized Taiwan has sex with ImperialJapan 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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* Happens ironically enough in the hentai series ''Tokio Kidou Police'' of all things. The main character, Noriko Ibuki, finds it hard to form a romantic relationship with the team member she has a crush on due to her being partially raped during her first time having sex (she planned on having sex with the man to begin with, but he was far more aggressive than she was comfortable with and didn't listen to her pleas for him to be gentler). She manages to overcome this handicap when her female coworker has sex with her in a gentle, caring way, doing so because she had this very trope in mind.

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* Happens ironically enough 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.
* VERY strongly implied to have taken place between [[CuteBookworm Momo Hinamori]] [[MindGameShip and]] [[ManipulativeBastard Sousuke Aizen]] in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. At some point
in the hentai series ''Tokio Kidou Police'' Soul Society arc, Momo goes to Aizen's quarters in the middle of all things. the night so she can ask him for advice, and they have a nice talk... There are two catches, however: not only are both of them in their sleeping robes during the scene, but the next one shows us ''Momo sleeping in Aizen's futon while he leaves his quarters fully clothed in the morning''. The main character, Noriko Ibuki, finds it hard implication was so strong that the scene was {{bowdlerized}} in the anime: Momo shows up in her Shinigami outfit rather than her pajamas, and she's seen sleeping on the ''tatami'' of Aizen's room instead of his bed.
* Kind of seems
to form a romantic be the basis of Bird's Nest and Michel's relationship with in ''Manga/CopernicusBreathing'', at least at the team member she has a crush on due to her being partially raped during her beginning. The first time having sex (she planned on having sex with it happens is after [[spoiler:Bird's Nest's FreakOut when he is reminded of his dead brother and the man to begin with, but he was far more aggressive than she was comfortable with and didn't listen to her pleas for him to be gentler). She manages to overcome circus life.]]
** It happens before
this handicap when her female coworker after [[spoiler:Mina falls from the trapeze, mirroring the death of Bird's Nest's brother and his consequential FreakOut]].
* Happens after a SlapSlapKiss moment between Jeremy and Ian in ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns''. Jeremy had been [[spoiler:recounting to Ian all the times Greg sexually abused him]] but later hallucinated that Greg was following him. The trope is strengthened in this instance because of Jeremy's FreakOut immediately beforehand.
* Subverted in ''Manga/HaouAiren''. [[spoiler:Kurumi]]
has sex with her [[spoiler:her BastardBoyfriend's [[TheDragon Dragon]] Fuuron]] after a ''really'' hard time (including a scene in a gentle, caring way, doing so because which she had this very trope tells him about said problems, and while [[TallDarkAndSnarky he's not really receptive]] he still listens to her), but she doesn't exactly feel better afterwards.
* Used
in mind.''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!".]]



* 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.
* Subverted in ''Manga/HaouAiren''. [[spoiler: Kurumi]] has sex with [[spoiler: her BastardBoyfriend's [[TheDragon Dragon]] Fuuron]] after a ''really'' hard time (including a scene in which she tells him about said problems, and while [[TallDarkAndSnarky he's not really receptive]] he still listens to her), but she doesn't exactly feel better afterwards.
* 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.]]
* 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!".]]
* Kind of seems to be the basis of Bird's Nest and Michel's relationship in ''Manga/CopernicusBreathing'', at least at the beginning. The first time it happens is after [[spoiler: Bird's Nest's FreakOut when he is reminded of his dead brother and the circus life.]]
** It happens before this after [[spoiler: Mina falls from the trapeze, mirroring the death of Bird's Nest's brother and his consequential {{Freak Out}}]].
* Happens after a SlapSlapKiss moment between Jeremy and Ian in ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns''. Jeremy had been [[spoiler: recounting to Ian all the times Greg sexually abused him]] but later hallucinated that Greg was following him. The trope is strengthened in this instance because of Jeremy's FreakOut immediately beforehand.
* 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.]]
* [[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.]]
* VERY strongly implied to have taken place between [[CuteBookworm Momo Hinamori]] [[MindGameShip and]] [[ManipulativeBastard Sousuke Aizen]] in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. At some point in the Soul Society arc, Momo goes to Aizen's quarters in the middle of the night so she can ask him for advice, and they have a nice talk... There are two catches, however: not only are both of them in their sleeping robes during the scene, but the next one shows us ''Momo sleeping in Aizen's futon while he leaves his quarters fully clothed in the morning''. The implication was so strong that the scene was {{bowdlerized}} in the anime: Momo shows up in her Shinigami outfit rather than her pajamas, and she's seen sleeping on the ''tatami'' of Aizen's room instead of his bed.

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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.]] 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.
* Subverted in ''Manga/HaouAiren''. [[spoiler: Kurumi]] has sex with [[spoiler: her BastardBoyfriend's [[TheDragon Dragon]] Fuuron]] after a ''really'' hard time (including a scene in which she tells him about said problems, and while [[TallDarkAndSnarky he's not really receptive]] he still listens to her), but she doesn't exactly feel better afterwards.
* 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.]]
* 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!".]]
* Kind of seems to be the basis of Bird's Nest and Michel's relationship in ''Manga/CopernicusBreathing'', at least at the beginning. The first time it happens is after [[spoiler: Bird's Nest's FreakOut when he is reminded of his dead brother and the circus life.]]
** It happens before this after [[spoiler: Mina falls from the trapeze, mirroring the death of Bird's Nest's brother and his consequential {{Freak Out}}]].
* Happens after a SlapSlapKiss moment between Jeremy and Ian in ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns''. Jeremy had been [[spoiler: recounting to Ian all the times Greg sexually abused him]] but later hallucinated that Greg was following him. The trope is strengthened in this instance because of Jeremy's FreakOut immediately beforehand.
* In ''Manga/SakuraGari'', [[spoiler: Masataka [[spoiler:Masataka and Souma's last sexual encounter]] fits in perfectly, as it takes place after [[spoiler: Masataka's [[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.]]
* [[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.]]
* VERY strongly implied to have taken place between [[CuteBookworm Momo Hinamori]] [[MindGameShip and]] [[ManipulativeBastard Sousuke Aizen]] in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. At some point in the Soul Society arc, Momo goes to Aizen's quarters in the middle of the night so she can ask him for advice, and they have a nice talk... There are two catches, however: not only are both of them in their sleeping robes during the scene, but the next one shows us ''Momo sleeping in Aizen's futon while he leaves his quarters fully clothed in the morning''. The implication was so strong that the scene was {{bowdlerized}} in the anime: Momo shows up in her Shinigami outfit rather than her pajamas, and she's seen sleeping on the ''tatami'' of Aizen's room instead of his bed.
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* Happens ironically enough in the hentai series ''Tokio Kidou Police'' of all things. The main character, Noriko Ibuki, finds it hard to form a romantic relationship with the team member she has a crush on due to her being partially raped during her first time having sex (she planned on having sex with the man to begin with, but he was far more aggressive than she was comfortable with and didn't listen to her pleas for him to be gentler). She manages to overcome this handicap when her female coworker has sex with her in a gentle, caring way, doing so because she had this very trope in mind.
* [[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.]]



* 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]].
* ''[[http://www.movierapture.com/attackgirlsswimteamversustheundead.htm Attack Girls Swim Team vs. The Undead]]''
* In the movie ''Film/BabyBoy'', the main character loses his temper and slaps his girlfriend, and then she starts breaking down and crying uncontrollably. So he picks her up, carries her to the bedroom and gives her oral sex while sad music plays. She forgives him and it's never mentioned again.



* Subverted in ''Film/HorribleBosses''--Kurt's attempt to "fuck the crazy out of" Julia has only temporary effects.

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* Subverted in ''Film/HorribleBosses''--Kurt's attempt to "fuck In the crazy out of" Julia has only temporary effects.movie ''Film/BabyBoy'', the main character loses his temper and slaps his girlfriend, and then she starts breaking down and crying uncontrollably. So he picks her up, carries her to the bedroom and gives her oral sex while sad music plays. She forgives him and it's never mentioned again.


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* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': Professor Ping explains to Barbarella that the reason Pygar can't fly is low morale. Barbarella has sex with him and he regains the ability to fly.
* Subverted in ''Film/HorribleBosses''--Kurt's attempt to "fuck the crazy out of" Julia has only temporary effects.
* 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]].
* ''[[http://www.movierapture.com/attackgirlsswimteamversustheundead.htm Attack Girls Swim Team vs. The Undead]]''
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* Averted in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Buffy tries to get rid of her Season 6 HeroicBSOD by having lusty rough sex with Spike, but keeps dropping back into depression because the SecretRelationship makes her feel even more guilty.

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* Averted in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Buffy tries to get rid of her Season 6 HeroicBSOD by having [[VampiresAreSexGods lusty rough sex with Spike, Spike]], but keeps dropping back into depression because the SecretRelationship makes her [[DatingCatwoman feel even more guilty.guilty]].



* ''Series/ChrisRyansStrikeBack''. The protagonist has sex with a pretty female army sergeant, but then gets taken down a peg when the female intelligence agent says she's a professional HoneyTrap who had sex with him because the shrink said he was suffering from sexual inadequacy issues. "In short, you needed a shag."

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* ''Series/ChrisRyansStrikeBack''. The protagonist has sex with a pretty female army sergeant, but then gets taken down a peg when the female intelligence agent says she's a professional HoneyTrap who had sex with him because the shrink said he was suffering from sexual inadequacy issues. "In short, [[YouNeedToGetLaid you needed a shag.shag]]."
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* ''Infamously'' done by Morrison in his ''Comicbook/NewXMen'' run, when Comicbook/EmmaFrost and Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} have a mental affair while A) she is treating him as his psychiatrist, and B) ''[[YourCheatingHeart he's currently married to Jean Grey]]''.
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