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18th May '16 8:34:57 AM LadyJaneGrey
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Someone, usually a child, is wandering in his or her house and walks into two people having sex. Most of the time it's the parents. This can be a trigger for A) the parents to give [[TheTalk that one discussion we all mention vaguely]], B) the unfortunate soul to be [[HeroicBSOD Shell Shocked for a while]], C) [[RuleOfFunny be very funny]] or some combination of the three.

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Someone, usually a child, is wandering in his or her house and walks into two people having sex. (Nobody ''ever'' has a room with a lock in fiction.) Most of the time it's the parents. This can be a trigger for A) the parents to give [[TheTalk that one discussion we all mention vaguely]], B) the unfortunate soul to be [[HeroicBSOD Shell Shocked for a while]], C) [[RuleOfFunny be very funny]] or some combination of the three.



And of course, all 'child' characters, no matter how old, don't understand sex. Characters identified to the audience as 'teenagers' will simply be horrified. This rule applies to almost every example, despite the fact that most children (even 8-9 year olds) will know what they interrupted in RealLife. That said, most offspring are conditioned not to think of their parents in sexual ways, so even if the ''act'' itself isn't the big deal, seeing their ''parents'' do it can be [[ParentalSexualitySquick considered innately disturbing for some]].

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And of course, all 'child' characters, no matter how old, [[ChildrenAreInnocent don't understand sex. sex.]] Characters identified to the audience as 'teenagers' will simply be horrified. This rule applies to almost every example, despite the fact that most children (even 8-9 year olds) will know what they interrupted in RealLife. That said, most offspring are conditioned not to think of their parents in sexual ways, so even if the ''act'' itself isn't the big deal, seeing their ''parents'' do it can be [[ParentalSexualitySquick considered innately disturbing for some]].


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* Alluded to in ''Film/DennisTheMenace'', where the protagonist tells Mr. Wilson that his parents "wrestle" on weekends. Clearly, he's never figured it out.
13th May '16 7:51:35 AM Phoenixion
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3rd May '16 7:39:50 PM Subwharfer409
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FIsForFamily'', after Billy witnesses his parents having a heated argument, he also hears them starting to have sex, and even sees their posteriors, WHILE HIDING UNDER THE BED, AND FELLING THEIR LOVE-MAKING ON TOP OF HIM! Later at dinner, when they start acting playful, he promptly barfs on cue.
3rd May '16 4:08:52 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'': [[spoiler: Poor, poor Shuu]].

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* %%* In ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'': ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'': [[spoiler: Poor, poor Shuu]].
1st May '16 8:02:27 AM Tron80
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* It happens in the eighth episode of ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': [[spoiler:Aki]] can’t sleep at night so she gets out of her bed, goes to her parents’ room and opens the door right when they’re making love. Thankfully she was only three at the most, so she had no idea what they were doing. Her appearance panicked her parents anyway.
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25th Apr '16 8:20:05 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/ThreeThousandMilesToGraceland'': Jesse goes into the bedroom as his mom is noisily having sex with Michael, going on to his business without concern, indicating it isn't the first time he's seen this.
20th Apr '16 2:18:04 AM Morgenthaler
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** It wasn't so much the exposure to sex that damaged to him, but the fact that his mother insulted and beat him up afterwards for bothering her at "work."
*** It's implied that the most important thing was that he thought the man was hurting her, not understanding what they were really doing. He was worried about his mother, and then she beat him when he came in to help her.
*** The shadow he sees on the wall (two upright people joined together) is repeated throughout the book: In the graffiti Rorschach looks at, in the shadows on Rorschach's mask, in the dream Dan has of him and Laurie, and [[spoiler: when Dan has sex with Laurie in Adrian's home]]. Finally, [[spoiler: Adrian's shadow is shown all alone and deserted, providing some contrast to the theme]].
20th Apr '16 2:17:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/RedEars'': One gag has a child witnessing his mother and father having sex, and later asking them what they were doing. Since he's still too young for TheTalk, the mother explains that she was sitting on the father to make his belly flatter. The child then says that wouldn't help anyway, since [[YourCheatingHeart their female neighbor comes over]] when the mother isn't home to blow it up again.
9th Mar '16 9:24:02 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''Series/KingOfQueens'' Doug and Carrie look after Deacon and Kelly's kids at their apartment while they're out of town. One of the kids walk in on Doug and Carrie having sex and draws a picture of it.

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* ''Series/KingOfQueens'' ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'' Doug and Carrie look after Deacon and Kelly's kids at their apartment while they're out of town. One of the kids walk in on Doug and Carrie having sex and draws a picture of it.
28th Feb '16 12:00:42 AM DrOO7
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* ''Film/BodyHeat''. The adulterous Matty is about to perform fellatio on her lover when her husband's niece walks in on them.
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