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6th Dec '15 9:27:36 PM chicagomel
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* Han Solo for a while in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fic ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/2717781/1/My-All]]''. Entirely justified, as in the fic that preceded it, 'Important Information', he was repeatedly raped during a horrific torture ordeal. Even after he finally lays his internal struggles with his ordeal and his captor-who somehow seemed to find a way to entire his body when Leia killed her and ended up wreaking havoc on his mind- to rest, it's still some time before he can finally stop seeing his tormentor, release the shame and pain he's held inside, and finally be able to make love to Leia again.
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* Han Solo for a while in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fic ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/2717781/1/My-All]]''.net/s/2717781/1/My-All My All]]''. Entirely justified, as in the fic that preceded it, 'Important Information', he was repeatedly raped during a horrific torture ordeal. Even after he finally lays his internal struggles with his ordeal and his captor-who somehow seemed to find a way to entire his body when Leia killed her and ended up wreaking havoc on his mind- to rest, it's still some time before he can finally stop seeing his tormentor, release the shame and pain he's held inside, and finally be able to make love to Leia again.
6th Dec '15 9:27:11 PM chicagomel
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* Han Solo for a while in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' fic ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/2717781/1/My-All]]''. Entirely justified, as in the fic that preceded it, 'Important Information', he was repeatedly raped during a horrific torture ordeal. Even after he finally lays his internal struggles with his ordeal and his captor-who somehow seemed to find a way to entire his body when Leia killed her and ended up wreaking havoc on his mind- to rest, it's still some time before he can finally stop seeing his tormentor, release the shame and pain he's held inside, and finally be able to make love to Leia again.
6th Dec '15 10:26:07 AM Dravencour
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* While not touched upon in the anime, Firo of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' was [[spoiler: once kidnapped by a pervert [[DudeLooksLikeALady who mistook him for a young girl]] and nearly [[AttemptedRape sexually assaulted]].]] The experience has left him with a very bad attitude towards men who make unsolicited advances on women, and has made him scared of displaying any sort of sexual intimacy (even something as innocent as ''hand-holding'') for fear that it might be unwanted and troubling to the other party. It does, perhaps, help explain why he [[spoiler: engaged in innocent cohabitation with the same woman for ''fifty years'' before she [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove figured out human emotions enough to fall in love with him]], then stayed in a SexlessMarriage for another twenty and counting.]]
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* While not touched upon in the anime, Firo of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' was [[spoiler: once kidnapped by a pervert [[DudeLooksLikeALady who mistook him for a young girl]] and nearly [[AttemptedRape sexually assaulted]].assaulted]] him.]] The experience has left him with a very bad attitude towards men who make unsolicited advances on women, and has made him scared of displaying any sort of sexual intimacy (even something as innocent as ''hand-holding'') for fear that it might be unwanted and troubling to the other party. It does, perhaps, help explain why he [[spoiler: engaged in innocent cohabitation with the same woman for ''fifty years'' before she [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove figured out human emotions enough to fall in love with him]], then stayed in a SexlessMarriage for another twenty and counting.]]
4th Oct '15 2:05:49 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Because of [[RapeAsBackstory being abused as a child]], Guts HatesBeingTouched by anyone except Casca, and to an extent [[HoYay Griffith as well]]. After being celibate for a long time he eventually develops SingleTargetSexuality for Casca, but he has a panic attack during TheirFirstTime as a result of his pent-up trauma. The good news is that they work through it together, and after that he even expresses interest in doing it with her 1000 times more. The bad news is that the Eclipse and Casca's mental condition afterwards create a different problem: He strongly desires to have sex with her even though he knows she isn't able to give consent, and a NearRapeExperience with her caused by his EnemyWithin makes him fearful that his urges will lead to him abusing her. From then on he tries not to ever see her unclothed and leaves most of her personal care to [[TheCaretaker Farnese]].
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Because of [[RapeAsBackstory being abused as a child]], Guts HatesBeingTouched by anyone except Casca, and to an extent [[HoYay Griffith as well]]. After being celibate for a long time he eventually develops SingleTargetSexuality for Casca, but he has a panic attack during TheirFirstTime as a result of his pent-up trauma. The good news is that they work through it together, and after that he even expresses interest in doing it with her 1000 times more. The bad news is that the Eclipse and Casca's mental condition afterwards create a different problem: He strongly desires to have sex with her even though he knows she isn't able to give consent, and a [[spoiler:a NearRapeExperience with her caused by his EnemyWithin EnemyWithin]] makes him fearful that his urges will lead to him abusing her. From then on he tries not to ever see her unclothed and leaves most of her personal care to [[TheCaretaker Farnese]].
4th Oct '15 2:04:18 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Because of [[RapeAsBackstory being abused as a child]], Guts HatesBeingTouched by anyone except Casca, and to an extent [[HoYay Griffith as well]]. After being celibate for a long time he eventually develops SingleTargetSexuality for Casca, but he has a panic attack during TheirFirstTime as a result of his pent-up trauma. The good news is that they work through it together, and after that he even expresses interest in doing it with her 1000 times more. The bad news is that the Eclipse and Casca's mental condition afterwards create a different problem: He strongly desires to have sex with her even though he knows she isn't able to give consent, and a NearRapeExperience with her caused by his EnemyWithin makes him fearful that his urges will lead to him abusing her. From then on he tries not to ever see her unclothed and leaves most of her personal care to [[TheCaretaker Farnese]].
2nd Sep '15 6:29:41 PM MagBas
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unfortunate implications need citations, Examples Are Not Arguable
* This is one of the most likely explanations for Iron Klaus of ''FromEroicaWithLove''. * Seras Victoria of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' could very well qualify. She's still a virgin despite living in an era where it's not that common for people her age (according to the StarterVillain), yet is [[OfCourseImNotAVirgin clearly embarrassed to admit it]] and later falls for a ChivalrousPervert. Then her backstory reveals [[spoiler: her mother was killed and raped, [[{{Squick}} in that order]], [[ForcedToWatch right in front of her]], [[HarmfulToMinors when she was a small child]], [[FromBadToWorse on the night her family was murdered]]]]. If that doesn't give her serious hang ups about sex, or explain why she's [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan conveniently]] [[VirginPower a virgin]] for her FirstEpisodeResurrection into a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], and why she [[BerserkButton flips out]] when people try to grope or sing dirty songs near her... what does? * This is one of the more common fanon explanations of Akane's behaviour in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Before Ranma's arrival, Tatewaki Kunou had announced to the student body that any boy who wanted to date Akane [[BestHerToBedHer first had to defeat her in combat]] (he didn't bother asking her if she wanted this), resulting in her having to fend off literal hordes of lovesick boys ''trying to beat her up while professing their love for her''. You can hardly fault her for developing a whole bag of mental trauma from that, including directly associating love with abuse.

* The entire premise of the {{Yaoi}} webcomic ''14 Nights'' seems to be to cure one of its main characters of this. (So far, he behaves more like an {{Asexual|ity}}, though, which has rather UnfortunateImplications.) The comic has [[ItGetsBetter gotten better]] about this lately, placing said character squarely in this trope. He genuinely desires a sexual relationship with his boyfriend, but his mind goes to [[FanDisservice very]] [[FetishRetardant ugly]] [[{{Squick}} places]] all too easily. Disassociating sex from {{Squick}} is his much-desired endgame.
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* The entire premise of the {{Yaoi}} webcomic ''14 Nights'' seems to be to cure one of its main characters of this. (So far, he behaves more like an {{Asexual|ity}}, though, which has rather UnfortunateImplications.) The comic has [[ItGetsBetter gotten better]] about this lately, placing said character squarely in this trope. He genuinely desires a sexual relationship with his boyfriend, but his mind goes to [[FanDisservice very]] [[FetishRetardant ugly]] [[{{Squick}} places]] all too easily. Disassociating sex from {{Squick}} is his much-desired endgame.
19th Jul '15 7:47:09 PM MsChibi
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* Can be a non-physical cause of [[TheLoinsSleepTonight erectile dysfunction]], and its DistaffCounterpart [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaginismus vaginismus]].
14th Jun '15 8:47:38 PM SpectralTime
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* While not touched upon in the anime, Firo of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' was [[spoiler: once kidnapped by a pervert [[DudeLooksLikeALady who mistook him for a young girl]] and nearly [[AttemptedRape sexually assaulted]].]] The experience has left him with a very bad attitude towards men who make unsolicited advances on women, and has made him scared of displaying any sort of sexual intimacy (even something as innocent as ''hand-holding'') for fear that it might be unwanted and troubling to the other party.
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* While not touched upon in the anime, Firo of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' was [[spoiler: once kidnapped by a pervert [[DudeLooksLikeALady who mistook him for a young girl]] and nearly [[AttemptedRape sexually assaulted]].]] The experience has left him with a very bad attitude towards men who make unsolicited advances on women, and has made him scared of displaying any sort of sexual intimacy (even something as innocent as ''hand-holding'') for fear that it might be unwanted and troubling to the other party. It does, perhaps, help explain why he [[spoiler: engaged in innocent cohabitation with the same woman for ''fifty years'' before she [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove figured out human emotions enough to fall in love with him]], then stayed in a SexlessMarriage for another twenty and counting.]]
24th May '15 8:29:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* If ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' isn't explicitly asexual, he's this. His outright disgust with human sexuality and aversions to being touched implies that he may very well ''have'' a sexuality but deeply represses it. Given that his arousal is one of the internal forces he lists as wanting to free himself from in his search for autonomy in Book 7 (along with hunger and tiredness), that's probably it.
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* If ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' isn't explicitly asexual, he's this. His outright disgust with human sexuality and aversions to being touched implies that he may very well ''have'' a sexuality but deeply represses it. Given that his arousal is one of the internal forces he lists as wanting to free himself from in his search for autonomy in Book 7 (along with hunger and tiredness), that's probably it.

* The teenage girl in ''FemalePerversions'', portrayed as a quite natural counter-reaction to her desperately oversexualized aunt's creepiness.
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* The teenage girl in ''FemalePerversions'', ''Film/FemalePerversions'', portrayed as a quite natural counter-reaction to her desperately oversexualized aunt's creepiness.

* The title character in ''{{Marnie}}''.
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* The title character in ''{{Marnie}}''.''Film/{{Marnie}}''.

* The female lead in PiersAnthony's ''Mode'' series was like this, due to past trauma. It took a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind to fix it. * Aliena in ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' has rape flashbacks when she's with Jack, resulting in KissKissSlap and her running into the woods. Jack is understandably bewildered by all of this.
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* The female lead in PiersAnthony's Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Mode'' series was like this, due to past trauma. It took a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind to fix it. * Aliena in ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' ''Literature/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' has rape flashbacks when she's with Jack, resulting in KissKissSlap and her running into the woods. Jack is understandably bewildered by all of this.

* Callista in ''[[{{Darkover}} The Forbidden Tower]]'' has been so brainwashed into virginity that she freaks out if her husband so much as touches her. And when a [[PsychicPowers Keeper]] freaks out, people get ''hurt''. * Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''TheNakedSun'' features Solaria, a world where people practically never have physical proximity to another, and almost all of them are scared of sex as a result. [[spoiler:This also turns out to be a plot point.]]
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* Callista in ''[[{{Darkover}} ''[[Literature/{{Darkover}} The Forbidden Tower]]'' has been so brainwashed into virginity that she freaks out if her husband so much as touches her. And when a [[PsychicPowers Keeper]] freaks out, people get ''hurt''. * Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''TheNakedSun'' ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' features Solaria, a world where people practically never have physical proximity to another, and almost all of them are scared of sex as a result. [[spoiler:This also turns out to be a plot point.]]

* The protagonist in KurtVonnegut's "Welcome to the Monkey House" can be considered an instance of this -- with {{rape|PortrayedAsRedemption}} as "cure". She is assured that her initial reluctance is "very typical" and she will Get Over It.
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* The protagonist in KurtVonnegut's Creator/KurtVonnegut's "Welcome to the Monkey House" can be considered an instance of this -- with {{rape|PortrayedAsRedemption}} as "cure". She is assured that her initial reluctance is "very typical" and she will Get Over It.

* Marsden in ''StrangeInterlude''.
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* Marsden in ''StrangeInterlude''. ''Theatre/StrangeInterlude''.
12th May '15 11:09:53 PM DarkHunter
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* Laharl from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea}}'' has a rather extreme aversion to sexy women and all talk of sexual things. In fact, one villain takes advantage of this by stocking his side with [[HornyDevils succubi]] and barely-dressed {{Cat Girl}}s, which actually [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration halves Laharl's stats]] for that level.
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