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18th Jan '17 4:17:49 PM MikeShogunLee
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* WordOfGod implies this for Jedi in some eras of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. Sex is not forbidden, but ''attachment'' is. [[FridgeHorror Think on that for a second.]]
14th Jan '17 11:15:14 AM mlsmithca
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-->-- ''[[http://www.snopes.com/weddings/newlywed/advice.asp Instruction and Advice for the Young Bride]]'' ''[[LongTitle on the Conduct and Procedure of the Intimate and Personal Relationships of the Marriage State for the Greater Spiritual Sanctity of this Blessed Sacrament and the Glory of God]]''[[note]]not authentic in the slightest -- but funny[[/note]].

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-->-- ''[[http://www.snopes.com/weddings/newlywed/advice.asp Instruction and Advice for the Young Bride]]'' ''[[LongTitle Bride]] [[LongTitle on the Conduct and Procedure of the Intimate and Personal Relationships of the Marriage State for the Greater Spiritual Sanctity of this Blessed Sacrament and the Glory of God]]''[[note]]not authentic in the slightest -- but funny[[/note]].
14th Jan '17 11:14:14 AM mlsmithca
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* This phrase is used '''a lot''' in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfiction. As in, a LOT (but it's usually a ''massive'' inversion of the trope).
** It's somewhat played straight in [[http://solequeene.livejournal.com/10987.html this fic]], which has ''UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria'' herself literally doing this.

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* This phrase is used '''a lot''' in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfiction. As in, a LOT (but it's usually a ''massive'' inversion of the trope).
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trope). It's somewhat played straight in [[http://solequeene.livejournal.com/10987.html this fic]], which has ''UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria'' herself literally doing this.



* In ''Literature/LikeWaterForChocolate'', this view is held by both men and women. They have sex only to procreate, they use a special bedsheet between them with just a small hole you-know-where; and before the act they both pray to God, asking forgiveness for any pleasure they might accidentally have while trying to make a baby.
** This system is used by one of the main characters because he isn't attracted to the woman he is about to have sex with. He married her to become closer to her sister, the one he actually loves. But because he doesn't want to dishonor his wife or fail to fulfill his duties as a man, he agrees to have quick, unenjoyable sex once in a while.

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* In ''Literature/LikeWaterForChocolate'', this view is held by both men and women. They have sex only to procreate, they use a special bedsheet between them with just a small hole you-know-where; and before the act they both pray to God, asking forgiveness for any pleasure they might accidentally have while trying to make a baby.
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baby. This system is used by one of the main characters because he isn't attracted to the woman he is about to have sex with. He married her to become closer to her sister, the one he actually loves. But because he doesn't want to dishonor his wife or fail to fulfill his duties as a man, he agrees to have quick, unenjoyable sex once in a while.



* Done by Film/JamesBond of all people in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''.

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* Done by Film/JamesBond of all people in people.
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''Film/{{Thunderball}}''.



** Also, in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond mutters, "The things I do for England," while unzipping an evil woman's dress.

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** Also, in In ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond mutters, "The things I do for England," while unzipping an evil woman's dress.



* ''TheRightStuff'': When John Glenn (Ed Harris) has to masturbate for a sperm sample, he's heard humming the Marines' Hymn ("From the halls of Montezuma..."). In the next stall, Air Force pilot Gordon Cooper (Dennis Quaid) tries to outdo him, humming a spirited rendition of the Air Force Song ("Off we go, into the wild blue yonder...").

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* ''TheRightStuff'': ''Film/TheRightStuff'': When John Glenn (Ed Harris) has to masturbate for a sperm sample, he's heard humming the Marines' Hymn ("From the halls of Montezuma..."). In the next stall, Air Force pilot Gordon Cooper (Dennis Quaid) tries to outdo him, humming a spirited rendition of the Air Force Song ("Off we go, into the wild blue yonder...").



* Similarly, 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.

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* Similarly, in 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.



* Subverted, justified and gender switched in Literature/MixBeerWithLiquorAndYouWillGetSicker. Lauchlan goes into his relationship with near to no knowledge of male to male relations beyond [[IkeaErotica tab A goes into slot B]]. He actually believes than the dominant partner will be the only participant who feels pleasure, and resigns himself to performing this trope. Thankfully, [[IdealizedSex Corbin is quick to disillusion him]].

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* Subverted, justified and gender switched in Literature/MixBeerWithLiquorAndYouWillGetSicker.''Literature/MixBeerWithLiquorAndYouWillGetSicker''. Lauchlan goes into his relationship with near to no knowledge of male to male relations beyond [[IkeaErotica tab A goes into slot B]]. He actually believes than the dominant partner will be the only participant who feels pleasure, and resigns himself to performing this trope. Thankfully, [[IdealizedSex Corbin is quick to disillusion him]].



* WordOfGod implies this in for Jedi in some eras of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. Sex is not forbidden, but ''attachment'' is. [[FridgeHorror Think on that for a second.]]

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* WordOfGod implies this in for Jedi in some eras of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. Sex is not forbidden, but ''attachment'' is. [[FridgeHorror Think on that for a second.]]



** Similarly in ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', which finds the women of the town sitting in their quilting circle. Dr. Quinn outright says that her mother only described "it" as "the wifely duty". However, it turns out that she finds marriage "very agreeable", to which all the other women readily concur. One of them even slyly comments that "if men knew we find it just as agreeable as they do, they'd be very upset."

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** Similarly in ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', which * One episode of ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' finds the women of the town sitting in their quilting circle. Dr. Quinn outright says that her mother only described "it" as "the wifely duty". However, it turns out that she finds marriage "very agreeable", to which all the other women readily concur. One of them even slyly comments that "if men knew we find it just as agreeable as they do, they'd be very upset."



* ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara'' references this in one episode, IIRC.

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* ''Series/UnitedStatesOfTara'' references this in one episode, IIRC.episode.



* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' presentation of ''Film/TheStarfighters'', one of the many, ''many'' jokes made over the endless StockFootage of idair refuelling in the movie was "just lie back and think of England's airspace."

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
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In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' presentation their mockery of ''Film/TheStarfighters'', one of the many, ''many'' jokes made over the endless StockFootage of idair midair refuelling in the movie was "just lie back and think of England's airspace."



* Played with in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''; generally, any time they pull out the "[[LysistrataGambit women have power over men because they can go longer without sex]]" joke plays it straight. One episode, less so: Carla's hoop for Turk is to prove to her that he truly knows her, which he does by giving her a gift which is relevant to who she is as a person rather than the generic flowers or chocolate (in this case, a pen, because she loves to write everything down). So when he learns, and subsequently puts off sex to tell her, that it turns out the lost-and-found box where he got it is actually an " ass-and-found box", she almost tells him he doesn't get any...until she realizes he pretty much just did exactly what she told him better than any gift ever could.
** What's weird with ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is that they had one episode where Carla freaks out because she wasn't able to have an orgasm and apparently that had never happened to her before. Clearly she does enjoy sex.

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* Played with in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''; generally, any time they pull out the "[[LysistrataGambit women have power over men because they can go longer without sex]]" joke plays it straight. One episode, less so: Carla's hoop for Turk is to prove to her that he truly knows her, which he does by giving her a gift which is relevant to who she is as a person rather than the generic flowers or chocolate (in this case, a pen, because she loves to write everything down). So when he learns, and subsequently puts off sex to tell her, that it turns out the lost-and-found box where he got it is actually an " ass-and-found box", she almost tells him he doesn't get any...until she realizes he pretty much just did exactly what she told him better than any gift ever could.
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could. What's weird with ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' is that they had one episode where Carla freaks out because she wasn't able to have an orgasm and apparently that had never happened to her before. Clearly she does enjoy sex.



** Pretty much a main part of "Marry Me" too.
*** "Marry Me" takes this attitude towards the ugly husband, whom she married for his money, but she has a lover on the side and maintains that "I'll fuck who I choose/ For I've nothing to lose!", implying that she's pretty active otherwise.

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** Pretty much a main part of "Marry Me" too.
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"Marry Me" takes this attitude towards the ugly husband, whom she married for his money, but she has a lover on the side and maintains that "I'll fuck who I choose/ For I've nothing to lose!", implying that she's pretty active otherwise.



* ''Webcomic/OutThere'': Sherry uses "while I think of my homeland" in reference to ''hand-shaking'', which is a parody even more than is normal. [[http://outthere.keenspot.com/d/20090807.html]]
** For someone who HatesBeingTouched, that'd be a ''legitimate'' reaction.

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* ''Webcomic/OutThere'': Sherry uses "while I think of my homeland" in reference to ''hand-shaking'', which is a parody even more than is normal. [[http://outthere.keenspot.com/d/20090807.html]]
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html "while I think of my homeland"]] in reference to ''hand-shaking'', which is a parody even more than is normal. For someone who HatesBeingTouched, that'd be a ''legitimate'' reaction.



* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', a female police officer attracted to Hank feels him up during a frisking. For the duration he sings the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and the National Anthem.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', a ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'':
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female police officer attracted to Hank feels him up during a frisking. For the duration he sings the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and the National Anthem.



** 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". Bobby, upon hearing a noise, tells the boy at the next bunk "Lie back and think of England!"
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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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8th Jan '17 1:55:32 AM ectostar
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6th Jan '17 8:17:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' presentation of ''Film/TheStarfighters'', one of the many, ''many'' jokes made over the endless StockFootage of [[FreudWasRight midair refuelling]] in the movie was "just lie back and think of England's airspace."

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* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' presentation of ''Film/TheStarfighters'', one of the many, ''many'' jokes made over the endless StockFootage of [[FreudWasRight midair refuelling]] idair refuelling in the movie was "just lie back and think of England's airspace."
21st Dec '16 2:13:49 PM DrOO7
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** Similarly in ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', which finds the women of the town sitting in their quilting circle. Dr. Quinn outright says that her mother only described "it" as "the wifely duty". However, it turns out that she finds marriage "very agreeable", to which all the other women readily concur. One of them even slyly comments that "if men knew we find it just as agreeable as they do, they'd be very upset."
7th Dec '16 4:15:56 PM DrFraud
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* ''[[http://ficwad.com/story/111073 Snorkacks: Redux]]'':
-->'''Luna:''' A woman is supposed to be subservient to her husband in all things. Thatís how the pureblood laws are written. For instance, did you know that a pureblood witch is still expected to enter her wedding bed a virgin, undress her husband and then herself, lie on her back, and then allow her husband to do exactly as he pleases, without protest of any kind, whether she wants what he does, or not.
24th Oct '16 2:10:09 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'': When Siri is wed to the GodKing Susebron and told to produce an heir, the palace administrator Bluefingers warns her that Susebron could have her killed for any reason. Although she is the only one allowed to touch the God King, Bluefingers suggests not touching him ''too'' much, and just letting him handle everything. She spends every night of the next week kneeling naked in front of the God King, waiting for him to ravish her. She eventually snaps and yells at him. The priests blame her for the whole affair, and not-so subtly threaten her homeland with war. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Susebron knows ''absolutely nothing'' about sex. His only education is a children's book his mother left him. He was therefore completely bewildered at Siri's behavior. The reason the priests got mad at Siri is because it ''was'' her duty to seduce Susebron. Unfortunately, Bluefingers was secretly a rebel trying to distract the empire from his own homeland, so he deliberately gave Siri incorrect instructions in order to delay the birth of the heir and foster distrust between both sides]].
21st Oct '16 10:27:03 AM thekeyofe
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''[[OrphanedPunchline "Beige...I think I'll paint the ceiling beige."]]''

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''[[OrphanedPunchline "Beige...I "I think I'll paint the ceiling beige.beige...Yeah, beige, to match the curtains."]]''
21st Sep '16 5:25:50 AM Reddon
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The phrase originated in one Lady Hillingdon's journal, where she wrote in 1912 that "When I hear his steps outside my door I lie down on my bed, open my legs and think of England." Whether she was entirely serious is unclear, but since her husband had retired because of his bad health, it's entirely possible that this was a heartfelt expression of her feelings. Keep in mind, though, that in this time period it wasn't unheard of for a woman of Lady Hillingdon's class to have to choose between marrying a syphilis-infected rake thirty years her senior who didn't bathe regularly and had no interest in pleasing her, and enduring daily violent beatings from her parents until she acquiesced (something they don't tell you about in history class). In other words, lying back and thinking of England may have been the best of bad options. Additionally, Lady Hillingdon was in her fifties when she wrote this, and so may have had problems --many now treatable--which rendered sex no longer enjoyable for her. Finally, contrary to CommonKnowledge, it's got nothing to do with Queen Victoria, who had died 10 years earlier and who was ''very'' HappilyMarried.

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The phrase originated in one Lady Hillingdon's journal, where she wrote in 1912 that "When I hear his steps outside my door I lie down on my bed, open my legs and think of England." Whether she was entirely serious is unclear, but since her husband had retired because of his bad health, it's entirely possible that this was a heartfelt expression of her feelings. Keep in mind, though, that in this time period it wasn't unheard of for a woman of Lady Hillingdon's class to have to choose between marrying a syphilis-infected rake thirty years her senior who didn't bathe regularly and had no interest in pleasing her, and enduring daily violent beatings from her parents until she acquiesced (something they don't tell you about in history class). In other words, lying back and thinking of England may have been the best of bad options. Additionally, Lady Hillingdon was in her fifties when she wrote this, and so may have had problems --many now treatable--which rendered sex no longer enjoyable for her. Finally, contrary to CommonKnowledge, it's got nothing to do with Queen Victoria, who had died 10 eleven years earlier and who was ''very'' HappilyMarried.
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