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11th Mar '17 2:54:03 PM nombretomado
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* On ''Series/BostonLegal'', Denise is in a relationship with [[MichaelJFox a guy with cancer]] who subsequently dies. Afterwards, she confesses to Shirley that ever since then she's been feeling constantly horny. She ends up starting FriendsWithBenefits relationships with ''two'' guys simultaneously.

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* On ''Series/BostonLegal'', Denise is in a relationship with [[MichaelJFox [[Creator/MichaelJFox a guy with cancer]] who subsequently dies. Afterwards, she confesses to Shirley that ever since then she's been feeling constantly horny. She ends up starting FriendsWithBenefits relationships with ''two'' guys simultaneously.
16th Feb '17 8:38:49 AM warm_milk
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* In the ''Futurama'' episode, The Beast With A Billion Backs, Zapp manages to manipulate Amy into having sex with him after [[spoiler: Kif dies]]. This is made even worse when [[spoiler: Kif [[BackFromTheDead comes back to life and finds out.]]]]
--> '''Kif:''' Perhaps you should see the meaning of "Fon-fon-ru!" It means "one who doesn't sleep with my superior officer!" That's the literal translation!
4th Feb '17 6:41:59 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' novel ''Flying Colours,'' Hornblower finds himself stranded at the benevolent Comte de Gracay's over the winter as a fugitive from Napoleon's (in)justice; he and his two men can't leave until spring for logistical reasons. Feeling trapped and fretting over his inevitable CourtMartial for the loss of his ship, his mood grows fouler and more disturbed until Gracay's widowed daughter-in-law Marie offers herself to him. His CabinFever is relieved immediately, but now he's also wracked with guilt over betraying the Comte's trust, the only man in France who ''would'' shelter three British sailors.
23rd Nov '16 3:47:11 PM DeanMT94
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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': In "The One Where Joey Speaks French", after Rachel's father has a heart attack, she turns to Ross for comfort and sex, although Ross rejects her.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** Chandler and Monica's first liaison comes about as a result of Monica becoming depressed at Ross's wedding to Emily - his second - while she is still single. Add in a wedding guest thinking that Monica is Ross's ''mother'' and she's not feeling great about herself. When Chandler tells Monica how beautiful she is she throws herself at him, and while it at first looks to be a one-night stand the two of them can't wait to be back in each other's arms. It's the start of what many viewers consider the series' definitive relationship - and certainly its healthiest.
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In "The One Where Joey Speaks French", after Rachel's father has a heart attack, she turns to Ross for comfort and sex, although Ross rejects her.
14th Nov '16 7:29:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''KatawaShoujo'', [[spoiler:Misha tries to seduce her best friend Shizune's boyfriend, Hisao, because she's depressed and looking for comfort over the fact that she loves [[SchoolgirlLesbians Shizune and knows she can never have her]] (while Shizune and Hisao already had TheirFirstTime). The self contradiction here should tell you why this is a terrible idea]]. Even worse, [[spoiler: the sexual act is very painful for Misha, they don't get caught but they both fall into depression, ''and'' this triggers the route's BadEnding]].

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* In ''KatawaShoujo'', ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', [[spoiler:Misha tries to seduce her best friend Shizune's boyfriend, Hisao, because she's depressed and looking for comfort over the fact that she loves [[SchoolgirlLesbians Shizune and knows she can never have her]] (while Shizune and Hisao already had TheirFirstTime). The self contradiction here should tell you why this is a terrible idea]]. Even worse, [[spoiler: the sexual act is very painful for Misha, they don't get caught but they both fall into depression, ''and'' this triggers the route's BadEnding]].
4th Nov '16 11:59:03 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/{{ER}}'': Carol runs to Doug after being denied the chance to be a foster mother to an abandoned girl (because she tried to kill herself the previous year). She tries to kiss him, but he gently rebuffs her, knowing that she's seeking this trope (and among other things, she's ''engaged'').
27th Sep '16 3:28:06 PM Eievie
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->'''Lauren:''' It's just that the doctor part of me never shuts off, and I know that I’m merely acting out of transference of grief onto you. Wanting to have sex is a very common response to grief. Biologically speaking, the transference often helps move the pain. Sort of use it as something else. Turn it into something different. Something better…\\
'''Bo:''' Yeah, I, um… I can see how… intimacy could do that.\\
'''Lauren:''' It's in much the same way that a person who's having a heart attack often feels a sharp pain in the left arm? It's the brain's way of redistributing the pain so that it's not all...concentrated in one area.\\
'''Bo:''' I love it when you totally geek out.\\
'''Lauren:''' Can I sleep with you?\\
'''Bo:''' Yes.

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->'''Lauren:''' ->'''Lauren''': It's just that the doctor part of me never shuts off, and I know that I’m merely acting out of transference of grief onto you. Wanting to have sex is a very common response to grief. Biologically speaking, the transference often helps move the pain. Sort of use it as something else. Turn it into something different. Something better…\\
'''Bo:''' '''Bo''': Yeah, I, um… I can see how… intimacy could do that.\\
'''Lauren:''' '''Lauren''': It's in much the same way that a person who's having a heart attack often feels a sharp pain in the left arm? It's the brain's way of redistributing the pain so that it's not all...all… concentrated in one area.\\
'''Bo:''' '''Bo''': I love it when you totally geek out.\\
'''Lauren:''' '''Lauren''': Can I sleep with you?\\
'''Bo:''' '''Bo''': Yes.
15th Sep '16 1:45:08 AM Q4
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* Pretty much the central theme of ''Series/{{Fleabag}}''.
14th Sep '16 12:13:45 PM StFan
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'', Nico has a self-admitted tendency to throw herself at the nearest male in the aftermath of any stressful or traumatic scenario, although she does not progress to actual sex until well into the second volume of the series. She knows it is not healthy and is not fair to herself ''or'' whomever she throws herself at, but she cannot seem to break the pattern.
** She finally ''does'' break the pattern after [[spoiler:Victor cheats on her with Lillie, deciding to let him go in the hopes that Lillie will make him happier]].
* ComicBook/NormanOsborn has sex with Gwen Stacy--yes, ''[[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied that]]'' Gwen Stacy--soon after his son Harry is hospitalized for OD'ing on LSD. Gwen herself was traumatized by her father's death and Peter's [[TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife apparent aloofness]].
* One AlternateCharacterInterpretation of Starfire's behavior in ''Comicbook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' is that she's doing this when she propositions Roy Harper barely hours after they first meet. Apparently she was supposed to come off as an EthicalSlut, but instead it came off as this.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Nico has a self-admitted tendency to throw herself at the nearest male in the aftermath of any stressful or traumatic scenario, although she does not progress to actual sex until well into the second volume of the series. She knows it is not healthy and is not fair to herself ''or'' whomever she throws herself at, but she cannot seem to break the pattern.
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pattern. She finally ''does'' break the pattern after [[spoiler:Victor cheats on her with Lillie, deciding to let him go in the hopes that Lillie will make him happier]].
* ComicBook/NormanOsborn has sex with Gwen Stacy--yes, Stacy -- yes, ''[[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied that]]'' Gwen Stacy--soon Stacy -- soon after his son Harry is hospitalized for OD'ing on LSD. Gwen herself was traumatized by her father's death and Peter's [[TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife apparent aloofness]].
* One AlternateCharacterInterpretation of Starfire's behavior in ''Comicbook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' is that she's doing this when she propositions Roy Harper barely hours after they first meet. Apparently she was supposed to come off as an EthicalSlut, but instead it came off as this.



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* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93's]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax]] is all about this trope. The conclusion is absolutely heartwarming. (Sturgeon's Law is in full effect here. You have been warned.)
** There's also [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/88520/welcome-to-the-brothel related]] stories by the same author. In both, it's a case of a prostitute using her body to comfort her soldier client, but each one is told with an interesting twist which makes them both really good quick reads.
* In Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony, [[EthicalSlut Cloud]] [[LovableSexManiac Kicker]] finally gives in to Blossomforth's advances in the wake of [[spoiler:finding her mother dead and personally killing the Changeling Infiltrator responsible]].

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* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93's]] [[http://www.''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax]] Relax]]'' is all about this trope. The conclusion is absolutely heartwarming. (Sturgeon's Law is in full effect here. You have been warned.)
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) There's also [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/88520/welcome-to-the-brothel related]] stories by the same author. In both, it's a case of a prostitute using her body to comfort her soldier client, but each one is told with an interesting twist which makes them both really good quick reads.
* In Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony, ''Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'', [[EthicalSlut Cloud]] [[LovableSexManiac Kicker]] finally gives in to Blossomforth's advances in the wake of [[spoiler:finding her mother dead and personally killing the Changeling Infiltrator responsible]].



* In Franchise/MassEffect's fic [[Fanfic/CrucibleMassEffect Crucible]]'s [[BadFuture alternative future]], Alt!Garrus slept with Perdita to forget about Shepard's apparent death. He ended up getting her pregnant, forced to marry her only for the survived Alt!Shepard to show up with her own [[HalfHumanHybrid big stomach]]. And this was just the first in a serial of disastrous events that came later, all because Alt.Garrus decided to seek this trope with the wrong person ([[WhatAnIdiot despite knowing said person has a ulterior motive]]).
** Later Alt!Garrus slept with Shepard in the hospital to help them calm down after their son's [[RapeAsDrama incident]] [[PaedoHunt with]] Garrus's [[UnwantedSpouse current wife, Perdita]].

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* In Franchise/MassEffect's ''Franchise/MassEffect''[='s=] fic [[Fanfic/CrucibleMassEffect Crucible]]'s ''[[Fanfic/CrucibleMassEffect Crucible]]'':
** In the
[[BadFuture alternative future]], Alt!Garrus Alt-Garrus slept with Perdita to forget about Shepard's apparent death. He ended up getting her pregnant, forced to marry her only for the survived Alt!Shepard to show up with her own [[HalfHumanHybrid big stomach]]. And this was just the first in a serial of disastrous events that came later, all because Alt.Garrus decided to seek this trope with the wrong person ([[WhatAnIdiot despite knowing said person has a ulterior motive]]).
** Later Alt!Garrus Alt-Garrus slept with Shepard in the hospital to help them calm down after their son's [[RapeAsDrama incident]] [[PaedoHunt with]] Garrus's [[UnwantedSpouse current wife, Perdita]].



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-->'''Harry:''' If you're so over Joe, why aren't you seeing anyone?
-->'''Sally:''' I see people.
-->'''Harry:''' See people? Have you slept with one person since you broke up with Joe?
-->'''Sally:''' What the hell does that have to do with anything? That will prove I'm over Joe? Because I fuck somebody? Harry, you're gonna have to move back to New Jersey because you've slept with everybody in New York and I don't see that turning Helen into a faint memory for you. Besides, I will make love to somebody when it is making love. Not the way you do it like you're out for revenge or something.
* In ''Film/MonstersBall'', [[Creator/HalleBerry Leticia]] has sex with [[BillyBobThornton Hank]] after the deaths of her husband and son.

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-->'''Harry:''' If you're so over Joe, why aren't you seeing anyone?
-->'''Sally:'''
anyone?\\
'''Sally:'''
I see people.
-->'''Harry:'''
people. \\
'''Harry:'''
See people? Have you slept with one person since you broke up with Joe?
-->'''Sally:'''
Joe?\\
'''Sally:'''
What the hell does that have to do with anything? That will prove I'm over Joe? Because I fuck somebody? Harry, you're gonna have to move back to New Jersey because you've slept with everybody in New York and I don't see that turning Helen into a faint memory for you. Besides, I will make love to somebody when it is making love. Not the way you do it like you're out for revenge or something.
* In ''Film/MonstersBall'', [[Creator/HalleBerry Leticia]] has sex with [[BillyBobThornton [[Creator/BillyBobThornton Hank]] after the deaths of her husband and son.



* In ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', Ripley and Clemens make love for this reason. Ripley has lost two people who meant a lot to her, and Clemens has spent a large part of his life on a bleak prison planet to atone for his past mistakes. Ripley also does it to deflect a question that Clemens asked her, but why she chose ''this'' way to deflect it is this trope ("I've been out here a long time", she says).

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* In ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', ''Film/Alien3'', Ripley and Clemens make love for this reason. Ripley has lost two people who meant a lot to her, and Clemens has spent a large part of his life on a bleak prison planet to atone for his past mistakes. Ripley also does it to deflect a question that Clemens asked her, but why she chose ''this'' way to deflect it is this trope ("I've been out here a long time", she says).



* In the ''GearsOfWar'' novels, this was how Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud first hooked up some sixteen years prior to the first game. Both were already attracted to each other, but mutual hesitancy about a relationship(due to regs against an officer and an enlisted man being romantically involved) kept them from acting on it until after the battle of Aspho Fields. Marcus' best friend/surrogate brother Carlos and Anya's mother Helena were both killed in action, and after an awards ceremony a month later, Marcus and Anya were drunk and grief-stricken enough to say "the hell with it". They managed to stay together afterwards due to most of those who knew about it looking the other way(since Marcus was a war hero and Anya the daughter of one).

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* In the ''GearsOfWar'' ''Literature/GearsOfWar'' novels, this was how Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud first hooked up some sixteen years prior to the first game. Both were already attracted to each other, but mutual hesitancy about a relationship(due to regs against an officer and an enlisted man being romantically involved) kept them from acting on it until after the battle of Aspho Fields. Marcus' best friend/surrogate brother Carlos and Anya's mother Helena were both killed in action, and after an awards ceremony a month later, Marcus and Anya were drunk and grief-stricken enough to say "the hell with it". They managed to stay together afterwards due to most of those who knew about it looking the other way(since Marcus was a war hero and Anya the daughter of one).



* ''Literature/JamesBond''

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* ''Literature/JamesBond''''Literature/JamesBond'':



* Thirteen from ''Series/{{House}}'' slid into a downward spiral of partying and drunken one night stands with [[BiTheWay random chicks]] due to being unable to deal with her Huntington's disease.

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* Thirteen from ''Series/{{House}}'' slid into a downward spiral of partying and drunken one night stands one-night-stands with [[BiTheWay random chicks]] due to being unable to deal with her Huntington's disease.



* In the German soap opera ''Hand aufs Herz'', Jenny assumes that her and Emma have broken up after having a fight, and Jenny sleeps with Ben for solace.
** Ben's also miserable about his love life at the time, making it a mutual thing.

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* In the German soap opera ''Hand aufs Herz'', Jenny assumes that her and Emma have broken up after having a fight, and Jenny sleeps with Ben for solace.
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solace. Ben's also miserable about his love life at the time, making it a mutual thing.



* In Season 6 of ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'', Buffy suffers from long-term depression after being taken from heaven back into the real world, and so engages in a SecretRelationship with bad-boy vampire Spike. Unfortunately Buffy's guilt over her behavior only makes her feel worse and she eventually breaks off with him, causing Spike to seek solace in the arms of ex-demon Anya, similarly dumped by Xander. Both Buffy and Xander are not happy when they find out about it. Afterwards, when Xander accuses Anya of sleeping with Spike specifically to hurt him, Anya states that that was not vengeance, it was solace.
** It becomes quite disturbing in Buffy's case as she also enjoys beating on him, CovertPervert (handcuffs, biting) doesn't begin to describe her and Spike's just a toy to her. The parallels to Faith are clear: when the Slayer's in heat the target of her [[SarcasmMode affections]] is in trouble.

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* ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'':
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In Season 6 of ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'', 6, Buffy suffers from long-term depression after being taken from heaven back into the real world, and so engages in a SecretRelationship with bad-boy vampire Spike. Unfortunately Buffy's guilt over her behavior only makes her feel worse and she eventually breaks off with him, causing Spike to seek solace in the arms of ex-demon Anya, similarly dumped by Xander. Both Buffy and Xander are not happy when they find out about it. Afterwards, when Xander accuses Anya of sleeping with Spike specifically to hurt him, Anya states that that was not vengeance, it was solace.
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solace. It becomes quite disturbing in Buffy's case as she also enjoys beating on him, CovertPervert (handcuffs, biting) doesn't begin to describe her and Spike's just a toy to her. The parallels to Faith are clear: when the Slayer's in heat the target of her [[SarcasmMode affections]] is in trouble.



'''Lauren:''' I just mean sleep. ''(Bo's face falls a little)'' In your arms?\\
'''Bo:''' …yeah exactly.

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'''Lauren:''' I just mean sleep. ''(Bo's ''[Bo's face falls a little)'' little]'' In your arms?\\
'''Bo:''' …yeah '''Bo:''' ... yeah exactly.



* ''{{Series/Friends}}'': In "The One Where Joey Speaks French", after Rachel's father has a heart attack, she turns to Ross for comfort and sex, although Ross rejects her.

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* ''{{Series/Friends}}'': ''Series/{{Friends}}'': In "The One Where Joey Speaks French", after Rachel's father has a heart attack, she turns to Ross for comfort and sex, although Ross rejects her.



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-->'''[[TheCasanova Sven]]''': Oh, and if you need some meaningless rebound sex, I know TONS of slutty chicks who'll-
-->'''Marten''': OKAY THANK YOU BYE!
* In ''WebComic/SequentialArt'', [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=782 Hillary, sobbing, says she's not asking for much, just some symptathy--cut to the two characters in bed.]]
** Though later, we see that Hillary has been drugging Pip and letting him believe they've been having sex in exchange for favors, leaving what really happened the first time a bit ambiguous.
** Nothing ambiguous about the first time, since he's clearly wide-awake in bed with her in that strip and thinking about what happened, the drugging came later when she realized she could use him and regained her dubious emotional equilibrium and returned to type.

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-->'''[[TheCasanova Sven]]''': Sven]]:''' Oh, and if you need some meaningless rebound sex, I know TONS of slutty chicks who'll-
-->'''Marten''':
who'll--\\
'''Marten:'''
OKAY THANK YOU BYE!
* In ''WebComic/SequentialArt'', ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'', [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=782 Hillary, sobbing, says she's not asking for much, just some symptathy--cut symptathy -- cut to the two characters in bed.]]
** Though later, we see that Hillary has been drugging Pip and letting him believe they've been having sex in exchange for favors, leaving what really happened the first time a bit ambiguous.
** Nothing ambiguous about the first time, since he's clearly wide-awake in bed with her in that strip and thinking about what happened, the drugging came later when she realized she could use him and regained her dubious emotional equilibrium and returned to type.
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13th Jul '16 11:57:42 AM JBK405
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'''Lauren:''' It's in much the same way that a person who's having a heart attack often feels a sharp pain in the left arm? It's the brain's way of redistributing the pain so that it's not all… consented in one area.\\

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'''Lauren:''' It's in much the same way that a person who's having a heart attack often feels a sharp pain in the left arm? It's the brain's way of redistributing the pain so that it's not all… consented all...concentrated in one area.\\



-->-- ''Series/LostGirl'', "Lachlan's Gambit"[[note]]later subverted, but still[[/note]]

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-->-- ''Series/LostGirl'', "Lachlan's Gambit"[[note]]later subverted, Gambit"[[note]][[SubvertedTrope Lauren literally means "sleep" here, as in lose consciousness overnight for rest, but still[[/note]]
she explains the trope regardless]].[[/note]]
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