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6th May '18 9:03:55 PM nombretomado
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* Extremely popular in {{Supernatural}} slash fic as a way to help Sam and Dean get over their [[SiblingIncest But He's My Brother]] aversion to sexual activity. The canonical series has already established them as being so codependent that they're willing to sell their souls and go to hell for one another so writers figure what's a little sex amongst brothers if it'll save each others lives? This is usually commenced by one or both brothers being exposed to sex pollen (makes them super horny and their brains will fry from fever if they don't act on it), sex magic (a witch or a curse that forces them to be sexual together), or some combination that literally creates a screw or die situation (name has been mellowed for the less spicy nature of TV Tropes).

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* Extremely popular in {{Supernatural}} ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' slash fic as a way to help Sam and Dean get over their [[SiblingIncest But He's My Brother]] aversion to sexual activity. The canonical series has already established them as being so codependent that they're willing to sell their souls and go to hell for one another so writers figure what's a little sex amongst brothers if it'll save each others lives? This is usually commenced by one or both brothers being exposed to sex pollen (makes them super horny and their brains will fry from fever if they don't act on it), sex magic (a witch or a curse that forces them to be sexual together), or some combination that literally creates a screw or die situation (name has been mellowed for the less spicy nature of TV Tropes).
9th Jan '18 7:58:44 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/TheJenniferMorgue'' by Charles Stross has Ramona Random, an assassin from the CIA's occult equivalent with a succubus bound to her soul. The thing is regularly "fed" by consuming the souls of people Ramona has sex with... and when it gets hungry and Ramona's mark dies of a heart attack before climaxing, she's in a rough spot, as "if it doesn't get the little death, it'll go straight for the big one."

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* ''Literature/TheJenniferMorgue'' by Charles Stross has Ramona Random, an assassin from the CIA's occult equivalent with a succubus bound to her soul. The thing is regularly "fed" by consuming the souls of people Ramona has sex with... and when it gets hungry and Ramona's mark dies of a heart attack before climaxing, she's in a rough spot, as "if it doesn't get the little death, it'll go straight for the big one."
2nd Jan '18 1:54:52 PM VicGeorge2011
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* In the Literature/BookOfGenesis from ''Literature/TheBible'', Jacob's second wife Rachel gets jealous that her sister, his first wife Leah, is giving him children, and demands "Give me children [literally ''sons''] or I'll die." (Whether that means she will kill herself or something else entirely is unknown.) When Jacob tells her that he's not in the place of God to decide whether or not she would have children, Rachel gives him her handmaid so that she could have children through an anicent form of surrogacy, thus averting the trope.
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5th Dec '17 8:18:50 PM DrFraud
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* In ''Barney's Problem'' Dr. Grim tells Barney that he has the ultra-rare condition ''[[CanisLatinicus Bollockus Explodingus]]'' and needs to have some "reasonably okay" sex in order to, well, not [[StuffBlowingUp die rather messily]].
12th Oct '17 1:32:10 AM PaulA
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* The book ''The Mote In God's Eye'' by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle invokes this without the AppliedPhlebotinum. The plot of the novel involves FirstContact with a species of aliens who literally die if they don't mate and get pregnant due to their BizarreAlienBiology. The resulting overpopulation hasn't been very good for their long-term prospects as a civilization.

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* The book ''The Mote In God's Eye'' ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle invokes this without the AppliedPhlebotinum. The plot of the novel involves FirstContact with a species of aliens who literally die if they don't mate and get pregnant due to their BizarreAlienBiology. The resulting overpopulation hasn't been very good for their long-term prospects as a civilization.
10th Oct '17 8:35:41 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]" Spock must return to Vulcan and mate or he will die. Apparently all Vulcans go through this process (known as ''Pon Farr'') every 7 years. The situation is subverted when Spock believes he has killed Kirk and finds he's no longer in the mood. [[EroticAsphyxiation Or is it?]] ([[FanficFuel This episode launched more]] SlashFic [[FanficFuel than you can even imagine]].) Try just "[[TropeMaker launched]] SlashFic in general". Vulcans have to have sex or they'll die. Spock rolls around in the sand with Kirk, [[EroticAsphyxiation chokes him out]], and he's fine. Logic dictates that rolling in the sand with Kirk and choking him out must constitute a sex act.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]" Spock must return to Vulcan and mate or he will die. Apparently all Vulcans go through this process (known as ''Pon Farr'') every 7 years. The situation is subverted when Spock believes he has killed Kirk and finds he's no longer in the mood. [[EroticAsphyxiation Or is it?]] ([[FanficFuel This episode launched more]] SlashFic [[FanficFuel than you can even imagine]].) Try just "[[TropeMaker launched]] SlashFic in general". Vulcans have to have sex or they'll die. Spock rolls around in the sand with Kirk, [[EroticAsphyxiation chokes him out]], and he's fine. Logic dictates that rolling in the sand with Kirk and choking him out must constitute a sex act. Incidentally it isn't just sex itself he needs; Nurse Chapel made a pass at him in the episode (she wasn't trying to take advantage, she just does this every other episode) and was violently rebuffed.
21st Sep '17 12:43:26 PM SeptimusHeap
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* One AsTheWorldTurns fanfic has has Luke and Reid snowed in and have to get warm. It turns out Reid actually had that planned all along. Reid's a doctor, so Luke believed the having to keep each other warm excuse.

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* One AsTheWorldTurns Series/AsTheWorldTurns fanfic has has Luke and Reid snowed in and have to get warm. It turns out Reid actually had that planned all along. Reid's a doctor, so Luke believed the having to keep each other warm excuse.
19th Sep '17 10:02:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]" Spock must return to Vulcan and mate or he will die. Apparently all Vulcans go through this process (known as ''Pon Farr'') every 7 years. The situation is subverted when Spock believes he has killed Kirk and finds he's no longer in the mood. [[EroticAsphyxiation Or is it?]] ([[FanficFuel This episode launched more]] SlashFic [[FanficFuel than you can even imagine]].)
** Try just "[[TropeMaker launched]] SlashFic in general". Vulcans have to have sex or they'll die. Spock rolls around in the sand with Kirk, [[EroticAsphyxiation chokes him out]], and he's fine. Logic dictates that rolling in the sand with Kirk and choking him out must constitute a sex act.
** On ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' they solved Tuvok's pon farr with the holodeck, though he was interrupted the first time.
** Another ''Voyager'' episode solved Tuvok's pon farr by having the Doctor SING at him until they could knock him out. Subversion, since it was just a holodeck simulation by the Doctor.
** On yet another ''Voyager'' episode, Ensign Vorik, a Vulcan, mind melds with Torres while in the throes of Pon Farr, thus "infecting" her with it. Paris agrees to do the deed to cure her, but Vorik is infatuated with Torres and challenges Paris to a ritual fight for her. Torres is having none of that, so she decides to fight as Paris' champion. She and Vorik end up fighting each other, thus purging their Pon Farrs without sex.
** And in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', an alien virus caused T'Pol's Pon Farr to manifest early. Unlike earlier examples, instead of growing general irritability and irrational anger she acts like a cat in heat. A cure was found before she could convince someone to do the deed. In the MirrorUniverse, however, Tucker does make reference to "helping" her with that problem.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]" Spock must return to Vulcan and mate or he will die. Apparently all Vulcans go through this process (known as ''Pon Farr'') every 7 years. The situation is subverted when Spock believes he has killed Kirk and finds he's no longer in the mood. [[EroticAsphyxiation Or is it?]] ([[FanficFuel This episode launched more]] SlashFic [[FanficFuel than you can even imagine]].)
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) Try just "[[TropeMaker launched]] SlashFic in general". Vulcans have to have sex or they'll die. Spock rolls around in the sand with Kirk, [[EroticAsphyxiation chokes him out]], and he's fine. Logic dictates that rolling in the sand with Kirk and choking him out must constitute a sex act.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
** On ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' they They solved Tuvok's pon farr with the holodeck, holodeck so he could be with a simulation of his wife (who's waiting for him across the galaxy on Vulcan), though he was interrupted the first time.
** Another ''Voyager'' episode solved Tuvok's pon farr by having the Doctor SING at him until they could knock him out. Subversion, since it was just a holodeck simulation by the Doctor.
** On yet another ''Voyager'' episode, Ensign Vorik, a Vulcan, mind melds with Torres while in the throes of Pon Farr, thus "infecting" her with it. Paris agrees to do the deed to cure her, but Vorik is infatuated with Torres and challenges Paris to a ritual fight for her. Torres is having none of that, so she decides to fight as Paris' champion. She and Vorik end up fighting each other, thus purging their Pon Farrs without sex.
** * And in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', an alien virus caused T'Pol's Pon Farr to manifest early. Unlike earlier examples, instead of growing general irritability and irrational anger she acts like a cat in heat. A cure was found before she could convince someone to do the deed. In the MirrorUniverse, however, Tucker does make reference to "helping" her with that problem.
29th Aug '17 5:59:39 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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** Try just "[[TropeMaker launched]] SlashFic in general". Vulcans have to have sex or they'll die. Spock rolls around in the sand with Kirk, [[EroticAspyxiation chokes him out]], and he's fine. Logic dictates that rolling in the sand with Kirk and choking him out must constitute a sex act.

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** Try just "[[TropeMaker launched]] SlashFic in general". Vulcans have to have sex or they'll die. Spock rolls around in the sand with Kirk, [[EroticAspyxiation [[EroticAsphyxiation chokes him out]], and he's fine. Logic dictates that rolling in the sand with Kirk and choking him out must constitute a sex act.
29th Aug '17 5:58:38 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]" Spock must return to Vulcan and mate or he will die. Apparently all Vulcans go through this process (known as ''Pon Farr'') every 7 years. The situation is subverted when Spock believes he has killed Kirk and finds he's no longer in the mood. ([[FanficFuel This episode launched more]] SlashFic [[FanficFuel than you can even imagine]].)
** Try just "[[TropeMaker launched]] SlashFic in general". Hmm, Spock suddenly didn't need teh sexxorz after he thought he'd killed his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best]] [[HoYay friend]]? Gee, I wonder what the implications of that are?

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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]" Spock must return to Vulcan and mate or he will die. Apparently all Vulcans go through this process (known as ''Pon Farr'') every 7 years. The situation is subverted when Spock believes he has killed Kirk and finds he's no longer in the mood. [[EroticAsphyxiation Or is it?]] ([[FanficFuel This episode launched more]] SlashFic [[FanficFuel than you can even imagine]].)
** Try just "[[TropeMaker launched]] SlashFic in general". Hmm, Vulcans have to have sex or they'll die. Spock suddenly didn't need teh sexxorz after he thought he'd killed his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best]] [[HoYay friend]]? Gee, I wonder what rolls around in the implications of sand with Kirk, [[EroticAspyxiation chokes him out]], and he's fine. Logic dictates that are?rolling in the sand with Kirk and choking him out must constitute a sex act.
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