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3rd Mar '17 8:32:44 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Tristana}}'': Young innocent Tristana lets Don Lope have sex with her, but when a more worldly Tristana marries Don Lope, she won't let him touch her.
10th Feb '17 9:31:55 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Fanny}}'': When gorgeous young Fanny gets knocked up, wealthy merchant Panisse, at least 40 years her senior, agrees to marry her. Later he admits that he never asked Fanny to have sex with him.
--> "I was very undemanding, so to speak."
17th Jan '17 1:15:08 PM roxana
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17th Jan '17 1:14:16 PM roxana
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Some really interesting cases of this trope can be found in Catholic Hagiology:
* Edward the Confessor had a sexless marriage based on mutual religious devotion with his queen Edith. She apparently had no problem with it but it led to a succession crisis that resulted in the Norman Conquest.

28th Dec '16 10:14:05 PM TheBigBopper
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* Mika and Takeshi Yabuki from ''Manga/FutariEcchi'' haven't had sex in over a year, which makes Mika feel sexually frustrated and insecure about whether her husband still likes her. [[spoiler:Fortunately it turns out that Takeshi just had erectile dysfunction caused by stress at work, which is remedied by Viagra as soon as he admits the problem to Mika and asks help. They rekindle their sex life, and soon after that they conceive a child.]]

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* Mika and Takeshi Yabuki from ''Manga/FutariEcchi'' haven't had sex in over a year, which makes Mika feel sexually frustrated and insecure about whether her husband still likes her. [[spoiler:Fortunately it turns out that Takeshi just had erectile dysfunction caused by stress at work, which is remedied by Viagra as soon as he admits the problem to Mika and asks help.is advised to take Viagra. They rekindle their sex life, and soon after that they conceive a child.]]
28th Dec '16 10:12:34 PM TheBigBopper
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* Mika and Takeshi Yabuki from ''Manga/FutariEcchi'' haven't had sex in over a year, which makes Mika feel sexually frustrated and insecure about whether her husband still likes her. [[spoiler:Fortunately it turns out that Takeshi had erectile dysfunction caused by stress, which is remedied by Viagra. They rekindle their sex life, and soon after that they conceive a baby.]]

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* Mika and Takeshi Yabuki from ''Manga/FutariEcchi'' haven't had sex in over a year, which makes Mika feel sexually frustrated and insecure about whether her husband still likes her. [[spoiler:Fortunately it turns out that Takeshi just had erectile dysfunction caused by stress, stress at work, which is remedied by Viagra. Viagra as soon as he admits the problem to Mika and asks help. They rekindle their sex life, and soon after that they conceive a baby.child.]]
28th Dec '16 8:47:40 AM NWolfman
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* The protagonist in ''Film/{{Extract}}'' has a great deal of sexual frustration due to this trope. In one scene he laments that if he doesn't make it home by 8, his wife will put her sweatpants on and his chances of getting sex that night become zero.

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* The protagonist in ''Film/{{Extract}}'' has a great deal of sexual frustration due to this trope. In one scene he laments that if he doesn't make it home by before 8, his wife will put on her sweatpants on and his chances sweatpants, which will not come off for the rest of getting sex that night become zero.the night.
11th Dec '16 11:09:32 AM Tir
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* Ikuko Tsukino and her husband Kenji Tsukino in ''Anime/SailorMoon''. They have separate beds.
11th Oct '16 12:39:25 AM DrOO7
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* Scarlett in ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' decides that she doesn't want any more children, and tells Rhett that their marriage should become this. [[spoiler: It does… mostly.]] Melanie has a delivery go ''very'' badly, and is warned not to have more children; consequently, she and her husband sleep apart. [[spoiler:We discover--[[DeathByChildbirth tragically]]--that Melanie and Ashley weren't entirely sexless either]].

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* Scarlett in ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' decides that she doesn't want any more children, children (she also, bizarrely, wants to somehow stay faithful to ''Ashley'', the man she's loved for years even though he's married to Melanie), and tells Rhett that their marriage should become this. [[spoiler: It does… mostly.]] Melanie has a delivery go ''very'' badly, and is warned not to have more children; consequently, she and her husband sleep apart. [[spoiler:We discover--[[DeathByChildbirth tragically]]--that Melanie and Ashley weren't entirely sexless either]].


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* In ''Literature/PetalsOnTheWind'', Paul reveals to Cathy that his wife Julia cut him off after they had their son, having always hated sex thanks to "a cousin who'd done something to her when she was four".


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* In ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', Myra indicates to Horace that she's willing to settle for this, "Lots of marriages are just . . .friendship marriages.", if he can't get over his anxiety about making love to her (he's a virgin, she's a former ''prostitute''). He's so touched by her devotion that they end up finally consummating the marriage after all.
10th Oct '16 12:00:52 PM Abracadabrantes
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* Aragon alludes to this with the Duke of Richelieu in ''La Semaine Sainte''. Probably TruthInTelevision, as the Duke and his wife barely lived together even when they were not at opposite ends of Europe, and both were famously disinterested in sex.
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