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21st May '17 2:30:58 PM wootzits
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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.
]]



* 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]]''
18th May '17 6:13:34 AM JackG
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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]]."
8th Feb '17 11:59:07 AM Ambaryerno
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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]]''.
27th Jan '17 1:21:02 PM Xtifr
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* A lighter example in {{Peony}} by Pearl S. Buck. Peony, a young maid in a rich house, is forcefully kissed by an obnoxious guest who lusts after her. Peony runs away in disgust, and a few minutes later she finds the family's son, who she loves. She tells him what has just happened, and offers him her lips, requesting "Take my lips and clean them." He kisses her, effectively "cleaning" her from the assault.

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* A lighter example in {{Peony}} ''Literature/{{Peony}}'' by Pearl S. Buck.Creator/PearlSBuck. Peony, a young maid in a rich house, is forcefully kissed by an obnoxious guest who lusts after her. Peony runs away in disgust, and a few minutes later she finds the family's son, who she loves. She tells him what has just happened, and offers him her lips, requesting "Take my lips and clean them." He kisses her, effectively "cleaning" her from the assault.
4th Jan '17 3:47:57 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/TopTen: Beyond The Farthest Precinct'', new officer Curlew sleeps with her partner Dust Devil to help him get through his depression at losing his mother.
* ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' has a non-sexual example, with Scandal cuddling in bed with Bane to help him detox from venom, because she had goaded him into relapsing in the first place and thus feels obligated to help him get clean again.



* The ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Mother" involves a therapist accused of sleeping with her patient. The truth is considerably more complicated; the therapist was using roleplay to try and address the patient's considerable issues with his mother, but the patient sexualized that roleplay and convinced himself that their relationship was far more intimate than it actually was.



* Tomohiro helps his friends this way in ''VisualNovel/LEAVEs'', and it works on both [[spoiler: Touka]] and [[spoiler: Matsuri]].

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* Tomohiro helps his friends this way in ''VisualNovel/LEAVEs'', and it works on both [[spoiler: Touka]] [[spoiler:Touka]] and [[spoiler: Matsuri]].[[spoiler:Matsuri]].



** 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 [[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.]]
4th Jan '17 2:11:18 PM Gosicrystal
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* A LostForever Digimon fic has the grown up Koushirou and Jyou as a couple. Jyou is driven to a powerful HeroicBSOD at the start after [[FailureKnight failing to save the lives of a young boy and his parents]]; he discusses the incident with Koushirou (whom he thought about since he knew about his past, and that's one of the reasons why Jyou splintered so badly), who let him pour his heart out and then helps him relax and forget about it via sex.

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* A LostForever Digimon fic has the grown up Koushirou and Jyou as a couple. Jyou is driven to a powerful HeroicBSOD at the start after [[FailureKnight failing to save the lives of a young boy and his parents]]; he discusses the incident with Koushirou (whom he thought about since he knew about his past, and that's one of the reasons why Jyou splintered so badly), who let him pour his heart out and then helps him relax and forget about it via sex.
27th Dec '16 10:44:55 PM toongrrl1990
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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 "at it like rabbits"]] with the daughter of the recently departed Frank Gleason.
2nd Dec '16 4:30:09 PM Wyldchyld
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* [[Radar/{{Bleach}} 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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* [[Radar/{{Bleach}} VERY strongly implied]] 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.
6th Oct '16 9:57:17 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Subverted on ''Series/InspectorLynley'', when the titular Inspector winds up sleeping with an old acquaintance he hasn't seen in years in a grief-stricken attempt to get over [[spoiler:his wife's murder]]. This not only fails spectacularly but [[spoiler:actually gets him arrested for said old friend's ''subsequent'' murder]], and his partner, Barbara Havers, does not pull her punches when she tells him what a stupid idea she thinks it was.
11th Aug '16 11:45:53 AM DrOO7
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* On ''Series/{{Sisters}}'', Georgie's therapist plants the suggestion that she was molested by her father. When she consequently struggles with being intimate with her husband, and well as a simultaneous attraction to her doctor, he seduces her under the guise of helping her get over her sexual fears. Pretty soon, their therapy sessions consist of nothing but her coming to his office for sex.
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