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28th Jan '16 11:22:24 AM Fireblood
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* Averted in ''Literature/LettersToHisSon'' by British statesman Lord Chesterfield: He mentions "a whoremaster with [[BodyHorror half a nose]]" [[note]]e.g. caused by syphilis[[/note]]. Maybe to ScareEmStraight. * 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. * Averted and played with in ''Literature/YouthInSexualEcstasy'', the protagonist discovers that he has herpes right after having sex with the school's most attractive girl, he is told that given the sudden onset of symptoms it's unlikely he got it from her and more likely that he infected her, and he is also given the serious advice of tracking down all his previous sexual partners to warn them about it. Then he later learns that the girl was indeed infected, but with ''syphilis'', how he didn't got the disease from her is never explained.
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* Averted in ''Literature/LettersToHisSon'' by British statesman Lord Chesterfield: He mentions "a whoremaster with [[BodyHorror half a nose]]" [[note]]e.g. nose]]". [[note]]i.e. caused by syphilis[[/note]]. syphilis[[/note]] Maybe to ScareEmStraight. * Averted in NameOfTheWind. ''NameOfTheWind''. In Kvothe's part of the world, it's rarely mentioned (because it's not really that relevant to him) 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. * Averted and played with in ''Literature/YouthInSexualEcstasy'', the ''Literature/YouthInSexualEcstasy'': The protagonist discovers that he has herpes right after having sex with the school's most attractive girl, he then is told that given the sudden onset of symptoms it's unlikely he got it from her and more likely that he infected her, and he her. He is also given the serious advice of tracking down all his previous sexual partners to warn them about it. Then he later learns that the girl was indeed infected, but with ''syphilis'', ''syphilis''; how he didn't got the disease from her is never explained.

* [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] ([[BlackHumor sort of]]) in [[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]] set during the WorldWarOne - one character describes his futile attempts to catch a venereal disease in order to [[DraftDodging avoid the military service]]. To his despair he remained as fit as a fiddle.
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* [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] ([[BlackHumor sort of]]) in [[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]] Švejk]], set during the WorldWarOne - one character describes his futile attempts to catch a venereal disease in order to [[DraftDodging avoid the military service]]. To his despair he remained as fit as a fiddle.

* Averted in ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', when the first season finale was about quite a few of the doctors dealing with an outbreak of syphilis from constantly hooking up with one another. Also serves to [[YourCheatingHeart reveal that some of the characters cheated on their partners.]]
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* Averted in ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', when the first season finale was about quite a few of the doctors dealing with an outbreak of syphilis from constantly hooking up with one another. Also This also serves to [[YourCheatingHeart reveal that some of the characters cheated on their partners.]]

* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is usually big on this trope what with their advanced medical technology, but of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had an episode where Harry Kim turns out to be the only Starfleet officer to ever pick up a disease by sleeping with the GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe. On top of that, he gets no sympathy from his superiors because he [[CantGetAwayWithNothing broke protocol with his interspecies liaison with a strange new race]] (not that it ever stopped Riker or Kirk, but they were ''senior'' officers of course).
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is usually big on this trope what with their advanced medical technology, but of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had an episode where Harry Kim turns out to be the only Starfleet officer to ever pick up a disease by sleeping with the GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe. On top of that, he gets no sympathy from his superiors because he [[CantGetAwayWithNothing broke protocol with his interspecies liaison with a strange new race]] (not that it ever stopped Riker or Kirk, but they were ''senior'' officers of course).

* Averted in ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay.'' No one can die anymore, and when Jack suggests a condom, his hook up laughs it off about how no one can die. Of course, Jack, [[ResurrectiveImmortality being better versed in the realities of immortality]] insists.
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* Averted in ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay.'' No one can die anymore, and when Jack suggests a condom, his hook up laughs it off about how no one can die. Of course, Jack, [[ResurrectiveImmortality being better versed in the realities of immortality]] immortality]], insists.
27th Jan '16 11:36:00 AM Duffan
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* 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. ** In another, Olivia finds out a former boyfriend was HIV positive. They'd only slept together once, five years ago, but she still gets tested. Later, they're able to identify said-ex's killer because he has the same strain of HIV.
21st Dec '15 2:15:30 PM isolato
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* [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] ([[BlackHumor sort of]]) in [[TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]] set during the WorldWarOne - one character describes his futile attempts to catch a venereal disease in order to [[DraftDodging avoid the military service]]. To his despair he remained as fit as a fiddle.
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* [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] ([[BlackHumor sort of]]) in [[TheGoodSoldierSvejk [[Literature/TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]] set during the WorldWarOne - one character describes his futile attempts to catch a venereal disease in order to [[DraftDodging avoid the military service]]. To his despair he remained as fit as a fiddle.
20th Dec '15 11:28:18 AM Erzengel
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is usually big on this trope what with their advanced medical technology, but of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had an episode where Harry Kim turns out to be the only Starfleet officer to ever pick up a disease by sleeping with the GreenSkinnedAlienBabe. On top of that, he gets no sympathy from his superiors because he [[CantGetAwayWithNothing broke protocol with his interspecies liaison with a strange new race]] (not that it ever stopped Riker or Kirk, but they were ''senior'' officers of course).
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is usually big on this trope what with their advanced medical technology, but of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had an episode where Harry Kim turns out to be the only Starfleet officer to ever pick up a disease by sleeping with the GreenSkinnedAlienBabe.GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe. On top of that, he gets no sympathy from his superiors because he [[CantGetAwayWithNothing broke protocol with his interspecies liaison with a strange new race]] (not that it ever stopped Riker or Kirk, but they were ''senior'' officers of course).
21st Oct '15 11:36:21 AM StFan
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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 applies to ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} (and by extension Daken and ComicBook/{{X-23}}) ComicBook/{{X 23}}) or any other character with a sufficiently strong healing factor.
30th Sep '15 12:09:32 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Subverted to hell and back in ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}''; one issue has a founding member of the super team reveal that his origin story is having sex with a beautiful alien princess, only to get an alien STD which reacted with his human biology to turn him into a BlobMonster. Two other core members of the team then say there story is very similar, though they caught nanobots that turned them into techno-organic beings. It turns out this problem is so common that there are actually support groups for post-human [=STDs=], and these three actually met for the first time at one of the sessions.
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* Subverted to hell and back in ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}''; one issue has a founding member of the super team reveal that his origin story is having sex with a beautiful alien princess, only to get an alien STD which reacted with his human biology to turn him into a BlobMonster. Two other core members of the team then say there story is very similar, though they caught nanobots that turned them into techno-organic beings. It turns out this problem is so common that there are actually support groups for post-human [=STDs=], and these three actually met for the first time at one of the sessions.
30th Sep '15 12:08:58 PM MyFinalEdits
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** That last point was once explicitly stated by [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]], whose healing factor at the time put Wolverine's to shame. * SheHulk, on the other hand, must have this, as she not only has never had any known problems, but no children as a result of her numerous lovers over the years, something that has been an occasional problem for her cousin.
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** That last point was once explicitly stated by [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]], whose healing factor at the time put Wolverine's to shame. * SheHulk, on the other hand, ComicBook/SheHulk must have this, as she not only has never had any known problems, but no children as a result of her numerous lovers over the years, something that has been an occasional problem for her cousin.
30th Sep '15 11:02:26 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* SheHulk, on the other hand, must have this, as she not only has never had any known problems, but no children as a result of her numerous lovers over the years, something that has been an occasional problem for her cousin.
23rd Sep '15 1:21:54 AM Adept
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* In ''DeepLove'' it's noted that Ayu, a prostitute, and all other noted prostitutes use condoms with their clients most, if not all, of the time. Averted eventually [[spoiler: when Ayu does contract [=AIDS=] and dies from it. It's also stated that Yoshiyuki's father has the disease at the end]].
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* In ''DeepLove'' ''Manga/DeepLove'' it's noted that Ayu, a prostitute, and all other noted prostitutes use condoms with their clients most, if not all, of the time. Averted eventually [[spoiler: when Ayu does contract [=AIDS=] and dies from it. It's also stated that Yoshiyuki's father has the disease at the end]].
21st Sep '15 8:45:44 AM ElodieHiras
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* In the same vein, ''TabletopGame{{GURPS}}'' has the Resistant advantage. It allows to resist better to a variety of hazards, and can go up to immunity. "Immunity to disease" is perfectly valid (and if taken with the 0-point feature "sterile", allows one to not have to worry about consequences of sex, well, other than potentially having to deal with a {{Yandere}} of either gender). The next step up is "Immunity to metabolic hazards", which means complete immunity to things that would only affect an organic body. It is part of the "Machine" meta-trait, for obvious reasons. [[SexBot Ideas are forming...]]
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* In the same vein, ''TabletopGame{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' has the Resistant advantage. It allows to resist better to a variety of hazards, and can go up to immunity. "Immunity to disease" is perfectly valid (and if taken with the 0-point feature "sterile", allows one to not have to worry about consequences of sex, well, other than potentially having to deal with a {{Yandere}} of either gender). The next step up is "Immunity to metabolic hazards", which means complete immunity to things that would only affect an organic body. It is part of the "Machine" meta-trait, for obvious reasons. [[SexBot Ideas are forming...]]
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