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23rd Aug '16 11:50:37 PM AdamC
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* The cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' have casual sex with each other, and total strangers, all the time, though nobody seems to mention getting a sexual disease from it (the only cast member to be impregnated did so intentionally). The titular character Archer has a particularly long list of sexual partners with dubious backgrounds (when the cast tried to estimate the odds of Archer having already slept with a randomly-selected New York prostitute, they figured it was about fifty-fifty), but never makes reference to a sexual disease. Finally averted in Season 6, when someone says Archer's "Had the clap so many times it's more like applause."

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* Somewhat averted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''. The cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' have casual sex with each other, other and total strangers, all strangers regularly, but we never actually ''see'' them dealing with a caught STD on camera. But the time, though nobody seems to mention getting a sexual disease from it (the only cast member to be impregnated did so intentionally). The titular show often mentions in dialog that the title character Archer has a particularly long list of sexual partners with dubious backgrounds (when the cast tried to estimate the odds of Archer having already slept with a randomly-selected New York prostitute, they figured it was about fifty-fifty), but never makes reference to a sexual disease. Finally averted in Season 6, when someone says Archer's "Had the clap so many contracted diseases multiple times it's more from his rampant sex life. When his mother mentions he contracted an extremely aggressive disease that "was like applause." nothing the doctors had ever seen before", most of the show's female cast were worried they might've picked it up from sleeping with him.
-->'''Mallory:''' Trust me, if you had it you'd know.
10th Aug '16 12:12:24 PM AdamC
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* The cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' have casual sex with each other, and total strangers, all the time, though nobody seems to mention getting a sexual disease from it (the only cast member to be impregnated did so intentionally). The titular character Archer has a particularly long list of sexual partners with dubious backgrounds (when the cast tried to estimate the odds of Archer having already slept with a randomly-selected New York prostitute, they figured it was about fifty-fifty), but never makes reference to a sexual disease. Finally averted in Season 6, when someone says Archer's "Had the clap so many times it's more like applause."
24th Jul '16 3:16:59 PM StarSword
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* ''Fanfic/AChangedWorld'' uses the aversion for a joke about [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James T. Kirk's]] love life. During FirstContact with the Bajorans (from the official novel ''[[Franchise/StarTrekNovelverse Allegiance in Exile]]''), he apparently [[BoldlyComing did what no human had done before]] and came down with a case of banta fever.
* In ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' FanFic characters will usually cast a "contraceptive spell" before getting down to business. [=STDs=] are rarely mentioned, though in some, wizards simply can't catch normal Muggle diseases. They occasionally get bizarre magical ones, but that usually involves comical consequences like one's face being covered with feathers, and is fixable with potions or a trip to the hospital.
* The entire ''Fanfic/NakedInSchool'' universe (which does not include ''Fanfic/HowHogwartsBecameANudistColony'') has this as a requirement, as bodily fluid transmissions are inevitable. Condoms are therefore unnecessary, as all contraception is taken care of via inoculation.
* ''Series/TeenWolf'' fanfic authors like to claim that [[AsYouKnow werewolves don't get STIs]].
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** Likewise, in Franchise/HarryPotter FanFic characters will usually cast a "contraceptive spell" before getting down to business. [=STDs=], however, are rarely -- if ever -- mentioned.
** In some Franchise/HarryPotter fanfic, wizards simply can't catch normal Muggle diseases. They occasionally get bizarre magical ones, but that usually involves comical consequences like one's face being covered with feathers, and is fixable with potions or a trip to the hospital.
** The entire Naked In School universe (which does not include Fanfic/HowHogwartsBecameANudistColony) has this as a requirement, as bodily fluid transmissions are inevitable. Condoms are therefore unnecessary, as all contraception is taken care of via inoculation.
** TeenWolf fanfic authors like to claim that [[AsYouKnow werewolves don't get STIs.]]



* ''Franchise/TheWitcher'': One of the alchemically induced mutations involved in creating witchers includes improvements to their immune system that grant IdealIllnessImmunity, including to [=STDs=]. This, along with their sterility (a side effect of the mutations), is part of the reason they have a reputation for [[ReallyGetsAround Really Getting Around]].



* Averted in ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU,'' which deals with sex crimes. Victims are encouraged to get tested. In one episode, a man who was raped complains about the fact that he won't know for sure he doesn't have HIV until after his honeymoon and he doesn't want to tell his fiance.

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* Averted in ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU,'' which deals with sex crimes. Victims are encouraged to get tested. tested.
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In one episode, a man who was raped complains about the fact that he won't know for sure he doesn't have HIV until after his honeymoon and he doesn't want to tell his fiance.



* [[PlayedForDrama Dramatically averted]] in the ''Series/InTheHeatOfTheNight'' episode "Rape". The possibility of Althea having been infected with something by her rapist is brought up as the doctor is examining her.



* Literal example in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. A Witcher's mutations render them immune to disease and cause sterility. [[EthicalSlut He makes good use of both.]]

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* Literal example in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. A Witcher's mutations render them immune to disease and cause sterility. [[EthicalSlut He Geralt makes good use of both.]]


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* ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'' has traits for herpes and syphilis.
28th Jun '16 1:24:15 PM Tdarcos
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* Averted on ''Series/LALaw'' where Arnold Becker, notorious skirt-chasing divorce attorney, when asjed how come he never had problems with venereal diseases, admits he uses condoms.

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* Averted on ''Series/LALaw'' where Arnold Becker, notorious skirt-chasing divorce attorney, when asjed asked by one of the other lawyers how come he never had problems with venereal diseases, admits he uses condoms.
28th Jun '16 1:23:08 PM Tdarcos
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* Averted on ''Series/LALaw'' where Arnold Becker, notorious skirt-chasing divorce attorney, when asjed how come he never had problems with venereal diseases, admits he uses condoms.
20th Jun '16 10:31:42 PM AdamC
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* Averted in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Mac and Dee have contracted [=STDs=] during the series. In Mac's case, it's a recurring problem (since he never uses a condom during sex).

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* Averted in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Mac and Dee have contracted [=STDs=] during the series. In Mac's case, it's a recurring problem (since he never uses a condom during sex). Dennis has much more sex than both of them but doesn't seem to have this problem, presumably because he's smart enough to use a condom.


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* Sam Malone on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' is apparently immune to all sexual diseases in spite of his Don Juan lifestyle. The closest he came to picking something up was when it looked like he might've gotten a woman pregnant but it turned out to be a false alarm. The writers of the show once considered addressing this by having an episode where it would've looked like Sam had contracted AIDS, though the plot never made it to air due to fear it couldn't be handled in good taste (The episode would have aired in 1988, when the AIDS epidemic was in full swing).
20th Jun '16 12:14:29 PM Ambaryerno
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* During Chuck Austen's run on ''Franchise/XMen'', there was a passing mention by Husk that mutants apparently can't get HIV. This was never mentioned before, was likely meant to include as a HandWave for why Archangel's [[HealingHands healing blood]] didn't carry the really obvious health risk, and has never been mentioned again. Angel also mentions it and a doctor confirms it. One presumes that this applies to ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} (and by extension Daken and ComicBook/{{X 23}}) or any other character with a sufficiently strong healing factor.

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* During Chuck Austen's run on ''Franchise/XMen'', there was a passing mention by Husk that mutants apparently can't get HIV. This was never mentioned before, was likely meant to include as a HandWave for why Archangel's [[HealingHands healing blood]] didn't carry the really obvious health risk, and has never been mentioned again. Angel also mentions it and a doctor confirms it. One presumes that this it.
* Part of the [[IncrediblyLamePun package]] Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} gets with his healing factor. In fact he can't get sick ''period''. By extension, it also
applies to ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} (and by extension Daken Comicbook/{{Daken}} and ComicBook/{{X 23}}) or any other character with Comicbook/{{X 23}}. Fortunate for the latter especially, since she spent time as a sufficiently strong healing factor.prostitute.
7th Jun '16 3:31:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in ''NameOfTheWind''. In Kvothe's part of the world, it's rarely mentioned (because it's not really that relevant to him), but the Adem describe going to great lengths to avoid or remove venereal diseases. Kvothe notes how important this is in light of the amount of sex they have, and with how many partners.

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* Averted in ''NameOfTheWind''.''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind''. In Kvothe's part of the world, it's rarely mentioned (because it's not really that relevant to him), but the Adem describe going to great lengths to avoid or remove venereal diseases. Kvothe notes how important this is in light of the amount of sex they have, and with how many partners.
6th Jun '16 11:26:53 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Subverted by Quagmire of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', who is apparently the venereal disease equivalent of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]] in that he carries every STD known to man but shows no symptoms (as his diseases are so balanced with each other that a slight imbalance could kill him). In fact, the only sexually transmitted disease he doesn't have is an unnamed disease from an African insect that Peter personally flew out and tried to find.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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Subverted by Quagmire of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Quagmire, who is apparently the venereal disease equivalent of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]] in that he carries every STD known to man but shows no symptoms (as his diseases are so balanced with each other that a slight imbalance could kill him). In fact, the only sexually transmitted disease he doesn't have is an unnamed disease from an African insect that Peter personally flew out and tried to find.



** Family Guy also parodied this with [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie's]] sex life.

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** Family Guy The series also parodied this with [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie's]] sex life.
6th Jun '16 7:41:35 AM AdamC
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** Family Guy also parodied this with [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie's]] sex life.
-->'''Peter:''' Hey, Fonz... You were with all those women... You ever get a sexual disease?\\
'''Fonzie:''' .... Herpes twice. And the clap.
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