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27th Jun '16 1:38:28 PM Willbyr
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* One story in ''FrankenFran'' has the girls of a high school ask Fran for something that will make the boys less horny. Fran obliges, and soon there is no longer any sexual harassment at the school. However, this leads to the boyfriends becoming cold and distant, on the verge of breakup, so the girls ask Fran what she did in the first place: [[spoiler: create a mass of living flesh emitting human hormones that the boys see as a giant pile of naked, inviting women, which they have sex with.]] If there's AnAesop in there, besides the manga's overarching message of "[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Be careful what you wish for]], [[FantasticAesop especially if you use mad science to make it come true]]" it's [[BrokenAesop a really messed-up one]].

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* One story in ''FrankenFran'' ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has the girls of a high school ask Fran for something that will make the boys less horny. Fran obliges, and soon there is no longer any sexual harassment at the school. However, this leads to the boyfriends becoming cold and distant, on the verge of breakup, so the girls ask Fran what she did in the first place: [[spoiler: create a mass of living flesh emitting human hormones that the boys see as a giant pile of naked, inviting women, which they have sex with.]] If there's AnAesop in there, besides the manga's overarching message of "[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Be careful what you wish for]], [[FantasticAesop especially if you use mad science to make it come true]]" it's [[BrokenAesop a really messed-up one]].
27th Jun '16 2:52:37 AM Mhazard
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* One story in ''FrankenFran'' has the girls of a high school ask Fran for something that will make the boys less horny. Fran obliges, and soon there is no longer any sexual harassment at the school. However, this leads to the boyfriends becoming cold and distant, on the verge of breakup, so the girls ask Fran what she did in the first place: [[spoiler: create a mass of living flesh emitting human hormones that the boys see as a giant pile of naked, inviting women, which they have sex with.]] If there's AnAesop in there, besides the manga's overarching message of "Be careful what you wish for, [[FantasticAesop especially if you use mad science to make it come true]]" it's [[BrokenAesop a really messed-up one]].

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* One story in ''FrankenFran'' has the girls of a high school ask Fran for something that will make the boys less horny. Fran obliges, and soon there is no longer any sexual harassment at the school. However, this leads to the boyfriends becoming cold and distant, on the verge of breakup, so the girls ask Fran what she did in the first place: [[spoiler: create a mass of living flesh emitting human hormones that the boys see as a giant pile of naked, inviting women, which they have sex with.]] If there's AnAesop in there, besides the manga's overarching message of "Be "[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Be careful what you wish for, for]], [[FantasticAesop especially if you use mad science to make it come true]]" it's [[BrokenAesop a really messed-up one]].
23rd Jun '16 2:12:11 AM gewunomox
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* Jello Biafra from the [[DeadKennedys Dead Kennedys]] uses this trope as an explanation as to how a group of U.S. politician's wives, with no power of their own whatsoever, managed to found the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents_Music_Resource_Center P.M.R.C.,]] an official U.S. committee whose purpose was to prevent the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids sale of harmful music to minors.]]

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* Jello Biafra from the [[DeadKennedys Dead Kennedys]] Music/DeadKennedys uses this trope as an explanation as to how a group of U.S. politician's wives, with no power of their own whatsoever, managed to found the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents_Music_Resource_Center P.M.R.C.,]] an official U.S. committee whose purpose was to prevent the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids sale of harmful music to minors.]]
2nd Jun '16 1:05:17 PM Morgenthaler
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It is OlderThanFeudalism; the TropeNamer comes from ''Theatre/{{Lysistrata}}'', a Greek comedy by {{Aristophanes}}. It was considered comically absurd at the time, due to the prevailing idea that AllWomenAreLustful. While its original implementation was more complex, it was {{Flanderized}} (specifically by Hollywood) as "[[DoubleStandard the woman threatens to withhold sex from her man]]".

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It is OlderThanFeudalism; the TropeNamer comes from ''Theatre/{{Lysistrata}}'', a Greek comedy by {{Aristophanes}}.Creator/{{Aristophanes}}. It was considered comically absurd at the time, due to the prevailing idea that AllWomenAreLustful. While its original implementation was more complex, it was {{Flanderized}} (specifically by Hollywood) as "[[DoubleStandard the woman threatens to withhold sex from her man]]".
19th May '16 11:55:33 PM Kalaong
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* On ''Series/AlienNation'', Tenctonese are implied to be [[PlanetOfHats culturally]] more rational about sex; it happens, it's enjoyable, it shouldn't be taken lightly (they find oversexualized things such as pornography silly), and it doesn't matter what gender ''both'' partners are. One of Susan's coworkers boasts about the effectiveness of this technique, just as a rather complicated issue pops up. Susan is curious, but by the end of the episode the woman is divorced: her husband just became sick and tired of being screwed with, to the point where he said "Take as much money as you want, just never come near me again!"

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* On ''Series/AlienNation'', Tenctonese are implied to be [[PlanetOfHats culturally]] more rational about sex; it happens, it's enjoyable, it shouldn't be taken lightly (they find oversexualized things such as pornography silly), and it doesn't matter what gender ''both'' partners are. One of Susan's coworkers boasts about the effectiveness of this technique, technique just as a rather complicated issue pops up.up; the "[[BizarreAlienSexes binnaum]]" who helped conceive her children wants her husband to sire a child on his wife - and must therefore forego sex with ''her'' for several weeks. Susan is curious, but by the end of the episode the woman is divorced: her husband just became sick and tired of being screwed with, to the point where he said "Take as much money as you want, just never come near me again!"
2nd Apr '16 2:25:02 AM Chabal2
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* Andy hinted once that she did not give birth to any of their kids in November as a direct result of withholding sex from Roger as punishment for his stupid Valentine's Day gifts in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrotclassics/2007/02/14 The comment is prompted by receiving an exceptionally stupid gift in the form of a spatula.]]

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* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'':
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Andy hinted once that she did not give birth to any of their kids in November as a direct result of withholding sex from Roger as punishment for his stupid Valentine's Day gifts in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''.gifts. [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrotclassics/2007/02/14 The comment is prompted by receiving an exceptionally stupid gift in the form of a spatula.]]]]
** One arc has Roger trying to grow a beard. It looks awful, but Andy finally relents... and says that by the same token, these are her leg hairs.
--> '''Roger:''' You ''wouldn't''...
17th Mar '16 3:29:03 AM GrammarNavi
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* Susan on ''MyFamily'' actually went through with this once, when she found out that Ben had ripped off the poem he claimed to have written for her. It then subverted how it's supposed to go, with Susan getting tetchier by the day, and giving us this:

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* Susan on ''MyFamily'' ''Series/MyFamily'' actually went through with this once, when she found out that Ben had ripped off the poem he claimed to have written for her. It then subverted how it's supposed to go, with Susan getting tetchier by the day, and giving us this:
21st Feb '16 7:48:15 AM TheUnsquished
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* Gender-flipped by Paul Atreides in ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' with Princess Irulan. Should be noted that this was because Paul didn't want his genetic material out in the universe; given that he was the supreme being, that might have been a good idea.
** That's not really an example of this trope. He wanted nothing from his wife except the political advantages being married to her conferred (she was the daughter of the former Emperor he himself deposed). He in fact was reasonably disgusted with her and her fellow Bene Gesserits, a secret cabal of matriarchal power brokers who pretty much ran the universe until Paul took over. Paul already had a woman he loved but couldn't take her as a wife. He was more than happy to father children with her and deny the Bene Gesserit their desired genetic union.
23rd Jan '16 11:43:55 AM TrailblazerZeno
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A wife threatens to remove sex from her marriage (gasp!) to force something or as a punishment. Can also occur in the really close non-marital relationships. A more adult version of ExiledToTheCouch or IHaveBoobsYouMustObey.

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A wife spouse threatens to remove sex from her their marriage (gasp!) to force something or as a punishment. Can also occur in the really close non-marital relationships. A more adult version of ExiledToTheCouch or IHaveBoobsYouMustObey.
14th Dec '15 4:57:08 AM TheUsualSuspect
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* Done gender-flipped on ''Series/GossipGirl''. Chuck refuses to have sex with Blair until she can say those [[Arc Words three words, eight letters]].

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* Done gender-flipped on ''Series/GossipGirl''. Chuck refuses to have sex with Blair until she can say those [[Arc Words [[ArcWords three words, eight letters]].
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