History Main / LieBackAndThinkOfEngland

14th Jul '17 8:33:28 AM Minni128
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*In the poem ''Bored Courtesan'' this is a subversion, as the titular courtesan isn't thinking of anything besides doing the deed (she's interested and is wanting to do it) and neither is she fulfilling her "duties" while she thinks.
10th Jul '17 9:37:25 AM angie710
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For women, sex is a chore, a duty that must be endured. [[CriticalResearchFailure God knows they don't enjoy the sex act.]] Feigning headaches, stomachaches and menses can only postpone the dreaded inevitable. Then it's time to grit your teeth, hike your skirt, Lie Back and Think of England.

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[[AllWomenArePrudes For women, women]], sex is a chore, a duty that must be endured. [[CriticalResearchFailure God knows they don't enjoy the sex act.]] Feigning headaches, stomachaches and menses can only postpone the dreaded inevitable. Then it's time to grit your teeth, hike your skirt, Lie Back and Think of England.
25th Jun '17 1:32:35 PM nombretomado
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* Invoked in ''Literature/TheGuardians'' by Alice when she's trying to convince Jake that she's not attracted to him.

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* Invoked in ''Literature/TheGuardians'' ''Literature/{{The Guardians|MeljeanBrook}}'' by Alice when she's trying to convince Jake that she's not attracted to him.
23rd May '17 2:25:00 AM Aquila89
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* In ''TheHandmaidsTale'', the protagonist is assigned to a high-ranking official and has to have ritualized, emotionless sex with him in order to conceive. She thinks of the phrase "close your eyes and think of England" during one such encounter and mistakenly attributes it to Queen Victoria.
23rd May '17 2:17:38 AM Aquila89
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* In ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'', the unnamed narrator character mentally advises the newly wedded girls to "lie back and think of England," in reference to Gilead's puritanical views of sex.
22nd May '17 1:09:15 PM ironballs16
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** Name-dropped in another episode where Hank and Cotton send Bobby to a military school. At lights out, the instructor tells the boys to be ready for their upperclassmens' "welcoming party". Bobby, upon hearing a noise, tells the boy at the next bunk "Lie back and think of England!" This was actually told to him by Peggy, who admits she isn't sure what it means. Bobby does it literally, thinking of typical British things like Literature/PaddingtonBear and the Music/SpiceGirls. (It was TheNineties.)

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** Name-dropped in another episode where Hank and Cotton send Bobby to a military school. At lights out, the instructor tells the boys to be ready for their upperclassmens' "welcoming party"."[[InitiationCeremony welcoming party]]". Bobby, upon hearing a noise, tells the boy at the next bunk "Lie back and think of England!" This was actually told to him by Peggy, who admits she isn't sure what it means. Bobby does it literally, thinking of typical British things like Literature/PaddingtonBear and the Music/SpiceGirls. (It was TheNineties.)
18th May '17 7:28:00 PM ogingero
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* In the Maggody mysteries, Mrs. Jim Bob's mother taught her that a proper wife should lie back and think of England. She takes this recommendation literally, although she'd never understood what England had to do with a small-town Arkansas woman's sex life.

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* In the Maggody mysteries, Arly Hanks mysteries by Joan Hess, Mrs. Jim Bob's JimBob's mother taught her that a proper wife should lie back and think of England. She takes this recommendation literally, although she'd never understood what England had to do with a small-town Arkansas woman's sex life.
17th Mar '17 6:33:07 AM LondonKdS
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Compare BritishStuffiness and StiffUpperLip, related to the same national stereotypes. Contrast ThinkUnsexyThoughts. For the trope about wives "putting up with" sex they don't actually want, see MaritalRapeLicense.

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Compare BritishStuffiness and StiffUpperLip, related to the same national stereotypes. Contrast ThinkUnsexyThoughts. For the trope about wives "putting up with" sex they don't actually want, see MaritalRapeLicense.
MaritalRapeLicense. See also AwfulWeddedLife for when '''nothing''' about being in a relationship is enjoyable.
26th Feb '17 6:33:07 PM TeraChimera
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* Implied in Music/TheLonelyIsland's "I Just Had Sex", where one woman is mentioned as constantly looking at her watch during the act. ([[MemeticMutation Doesn't matter, had sex!]])
10th Feb '17 2:43:07 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''

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** A very dark version of this trope is presented when Jaime advises Brienne to think of Renly when her would-be rapists have their way with her, knowing she will be killed if she resists.
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