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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]].
1st Dec '15 8:07:55 PM SirSapphire
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* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': Diane would tease Sam with the threat of this during their first romance (Season 2), whenever he was being difficult. (He would always surrender right away.) Lilith would do this to Frasier as well--''increasingly'', as their relationship grew more stormy over the course of the show.
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* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': Diane would tease Sam with the threat of this during their first romance (Season 2), whenever he was being difficult. (He would always surrender right away.) Lilith would do this to Frasier as well--''increasingly'', as their relationship grew more stormy over the course of the show. To the point where she cheated on him.
21st Nov '15 4:55:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Doonesbury}}''. [[http://web.mac.com/arnold_zwicky/DoonesThreat.gif Attempted gender-flip]]: the other end of this trope is played perfectly straight when done by a man: "That's an offer, not a threat. Do you even know how blackmail works?"
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* ''{{Doonesbury}}''.''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}''. [[http://web.mac.com/arnold_zwicky/DoonesThreat.gif Attempted gender-flip]]: the other end of this trope is played perfectly straight when done by a man: "That's an offer, not a threat. Do you even know how blackmail works?"
8th Nov '15 9:45:18 AM Eievie
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* Done gender-flipped on ''Series/GossipGirl''. Chuck refuses to have sex with Blair until she can say those 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 three words, eight letters.letters]].
4th Nov '15 5:06:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' move to a mountain cabin with a trio of [[DistaffCounterpart Distaff Counterparts]]. When Franklin tries to delegate the women to cooking and cleaning duty, they in turn threaten to withhold sexual favors. When they put it to a vote, Fat Freddy sides with the women. The impasse is broken when the guys abduct Freddy in the night, tie him up, and just out of reach start eating all their food. His tortuous wails drive the women to surrender. (Lysistrata is referred to by name in the narration box.)
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* ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' move to a mountain cabin with a trio of [[DistaffCounterpart Distaff Counterparts]]. When Franklin tries to delegate the women to cooking and cleaning duty, they in turn threaten to withhold sexual favors. When they put it to a vote, Fat Freddy sides with the women. The impasse is broken when the guys abduct Freddy in the night, tie him up, and just out of reach start eating all their food. His tortuous wails drive the women to surrender. (Lysistrata is referred to by name in the narration box.)
18th Sep '15 4:17:01 PM surgoshan
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** Notably, both men and women were ''immediately'' desperate for sex as soon as the strike started. Most of the play's humor (what didn't come from regional stereotypes, anyway), was based on the antics of people from either side trying to get laid.
21st Aug '15 10:41:14 AM rodneyAnonymous
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* In an episode of ''Series/GilligansIsland'' when the women feel they're being unfairly treated, Mrs. Howell tells Ginger and Mary Anne about how Lysistrata "convinced all the women in her town ''to ignore the men completely'' until they got what they wanted," giving her husband a look to let everyone know exactly what the emphasis on "completely" means. ** What exactly that implies about the after-hours activities of the castaways is mind-blowing.
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* In an episode of ''Series/GilligansIsland'' when the women feel they're being unfairly treated, Mrs. Howell tells Ginger and Mary Anne about how Lysistrata "convinced all the women in her town ''to ignore the men completely'' until they got what they wanted," giving her husband a look to let everyone know exactly what the emphasis on "completely" means. ** means. What exactly that implies about the after-hours activities of the castaways is mind-blowing.
19th Aug '15 4:24:24 PM MagBas
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unfortunate implications need citations
Of course, since there's a [[TheOldestProfession whole industry]] based on trading sex for something else, this has UnfortunateImplications. It's also worth keeping in mind that [[DontTryThisAtHome using sex as a weapon/tool in an argument can have negative effects on relationships]].

* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Carl was getting rather high and mighty with regards to his being the breadwinner. Harriet decided, since he was so hung up on money, that she would start charging him -- for laundry, cooking, cleaning and (yes) sex. (FridgeLogic gives the "charging for sex" bit some rather UnfortunateImplications.)
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* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Carl was getting rather high and mighty with regards to his being the breadwinner. Harriet decided, since he was so hung up on money, that she would start charging him -- for laundry, cooking, cleaning and (yes) sex. (FridgeLogic gives the "charging for sex" bit some rather UnfortunateImplications.)
17th Aug '15 2:51:25 PM Flamsterette_X
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* In ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', Christina does this to Owen for one episode but for a slightly different reason. Owen has been asked by the Chief to pick the next Chief Resident. Christina was upset because Owen would likely avoid picking her because of their marriage. So her goal in this case is to avoid letting sex cloud Owen's judgment (i.e. she wants for him to think of her as a doctor rathern than his wife). He ends up picking someone else anyway. She's initially upset but cools down after he tells her that a Chief Resident is primarily a managerial position, and all Christina wants to do is be a great surgeon. Later on, both of them are shown to be extremely lustful, doing it at any time of day in almost any room in the hospital until ''Owen'' finally tells her they have to do stop doing that.
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* In ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', Christina does this to Owen for one episode but for a slightly different reason. Owen has been asked by the Chief to pick the next Chief Resident. Christina was upset because Owen would likely avoid picking her because of their marriage. So her goal in this case is to avoid letting sex cloud Owen's judgment (i.e. she wants for him to think of her as a doctor rathern rather than his wife). He ends up picking someone else anyway. She's initially upset but cools down after he tells her that a Chief Resident is primarily a managerial position, and all Christina wants to do is be a great surgeon. Later on, both of them are shown to be extremely lustful, doing it at any time of day in almost any room in the hospital until ''Owen'' finally tells her they have to do stop doing that.
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