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13th Sep '17 6:52:11 AM Robbyn
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%%* At the end of ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' this is how Loran and Dianna end up.
* Lucy and Stephen Steel of ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run]]''. Given their [[OldManMarryingAChild respective ages]] and the circumstances behind their marriage, this is played less as a demonstration of a lack of romance between them, and more as an incredibly strong IntergenerationalFriendship.
* ''Manga/VampireGame'':
** Ashley admits to never having slept with Leene, presumably because of her love for Yuujel. [[spoiler: This has clearly changed by the epilogue, as they have a kid.]]
** A tragic case for Lady Ramia, whose husband refused to have anything to do with her due to [[KissingCousins their relationship]]. As a result, all three of their sons are adopted. [[spoiler:And Seileiz, the eldest, is TheUnfavorite for being the king's bastard son--seeing living evidence that her husband was perfectly willing to sleep with ''other'' woman has pissed Ramia off for decades.]]



* This is the reason [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Kusuhara's]] wife hires the eponymous girls of ''DNA Hunter'': they married strictly for business purposes, and she wants a [[TheBabyTrap child as security]] to avoid [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness being abandoned]].



* This is the reason [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Kusuhara's]] wife hires the eponymous girls of ''DNA Hunter'': they married strictly for business purposes, and she wants a [[TheBabyTrap child as security]] to avoid [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness being abandoned]].

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* This is Lucy and Stephen Steel of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure - Steel Ball Run''. Given their [[OldManMarryingAChild respective ages]] and the reason [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Kusuhara's]] wife hires the eponymous girls circumstances behind their marriage, this is played less as a demonstration of ''DNA Hunter'': they a lack of romance between them, and more as an incredibly strong IntergenerationalFriendship.
* The plot of ''Manga/MyWifeIsAHighSchoolGirl'' involves Asami Onohara, a seventeen-year old high-school student who is
married strictly to Kyosuke Ichimaru, her physics teacher in the same high school she attends. However, even though they are officially a married couple, Asami's father forbids them to have any sexual contact until after Asami has graduated.
%%* At the end of ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' this is how Loran and Dianna end up.
* ''Manga/VampireGame'':
** Ashley admits to never having slept with Leene, presumably because of her love
for business purposes, and she wants a [[TheBabyTrap child Yuujel. [[spoiler: This has clearly changed by the epilogue, as security]] they have a kid.]]
** A tragic case for Lady Ramia, whose husband refused
to avoid [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness have anything to do with her due to [[KissingCousins their relationship]]. As a result, all three of their sons are adopted. [[spoiler:And Seileiz, the eldest, is TheUnfavorite for being abandoned]].the king's bastard son--seeing living evidence that her husband was perfectly willing to sleep with ''other'' woman has pissed Ramia off for decades.]]
8th Sep '17 10:31:55 PM Everdream
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* In the movie ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'', it was revealed before the main characters arrived in town, sex was a concept no one could understand. When the mother was told teenagers were having sex, she had to be given a talk from her teenage daughter about what it was.

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* In the movie ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'', it was revealed before the main characters arrived in town, sex was a concept no one could understand. When the mother was told teenagers were having sex, she had to be given a talk from her teenage daughter about what it was. This is because Pleasantville is a amalgamation of [[TrappedInTVLand old TV show concepts and tropes]] from a time when sex was a taboo subject, and so a mother having a child without ever having sex isn't the only thing very off about this place.
12th Aug '17 3:46:56 PM nombretomado
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* One of the {{Spenser}} books subverts this. Quirk mentions to Spenser that after their kids moved out, he and his wife now sleep in separate rooms. Subverted in that though people who know about it think the marriage is in trouble, it's strictly for comfort reasons, and the marriage is actually stronger, as they now sleep together when they ''want'' to, rather than because they have to. This was actually TruthInTelevision for author Robert B. Parker, who lived on a different floor of his home with his wife, and was quoted as saying "I never want to sleep with my wife again, but I hope to continue making love to her for the rest of my life."

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* One of the {{Spenser}} ''Literature/{{Spenser}}'' books subverts this. Quirk mentions to Spenser that after their kids moved out, he and his wife now sleep in separate rooms. Subverted in that though people who know about it think the marriage is in trouble, it's strictly for comfort reasons, and the marriage is actually stronger, as they now sleep together when they ''want'' to, rather than because they have to. This was actually TruthInTelevision for author Robert B. Parker, who lived on a different floor of his home with his wife, and was quoted as saying "I never want to sleep with my wife again, but I hope to continue making love to her for the rest of my life."
29th Jun '17 6:13:54 AM ClatoLawa
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* Referenced in the pilot of ''Series/NedAndStacey when Ned explains his MarriageOfConvenience offer. "I mean, it doesn't have to be a real marriage, just a marriage minus the love, sex and intimacy, which, now that I think about it, is more real than the "real" kind."
25th Jun '17 3:52:57 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/VampireGame'' Ashley admits to never having slept with Leene, presumably because of her love for Yuujel. [[spoiler: This has clearly changed by the epilogue, as they have a kid.]]

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* In ''Manga/VampireGame'' ''Manga/VampireGame'':
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Ashley admits to never having slept with Leene, presumably because of her love for Yuujel. [[spoiler: This has clearly changed by the epilogue, as they have a kid.]]



* This is implied with the protagonist and Alisa in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonTheTaleOfTwoTowns'' if they get married in. Alisa has dedicated herself to the [[CrystalDragonJesus Harvest Goddess]] but can marry you. The two of you can't have children though.

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* This is implied with the protagonist and Alisa in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonTheTaleOfTwoTowns'' if they get married in. Alisa is a nun who has dedicated herself to the [[CrystalDragonJesus Harvest Goddess]] but can marry you. The two of you can't have children though.
27th May '17 2:42:04 PM Fireblood
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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.
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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.
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* To this day, there is the concept of spiritual or "Josephite" marriage, where the couple voluntarily abstains from sex, based on the Catholic idea that Mary never lost her virginity, i.e. she and Joseph never actually consummated their marriage (Jesus's brothers, as mentioned in the Bible, are explained as being from a previous wife of Joseph).
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27th May '17 2:28:15 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': While the Commanders aren't supposed to have sex with the Handmaids outside the Ceremony, it's unclear whether the same goes for their Wives. When Fred can't get an erection during one Ceremony, Serena Joy desperately offers to 'help him' via giving him a blowjob - which he rebuffs.

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': While the Commanders aren't supposed to have sex with the Handmaids outside the Ceremony, it's unclear whether the same goes for their Wives. When Fred can't get an erection during one Ceremony, Serena Joy desperately offers to 'help him' via giving him a blowjob - which he rebuffs. Later they finally do have sex, after what has clearly been a very long time without.
27th May '17 12:43:31 AM DrOO7
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* In ''Series/{{Bramwell}}'', the title character's colleague admits that his wife stopped sleeping with him after the death of their infant son, thus explaining (a) how he never noticed the mass in her breast, and (b) why he regularly visits a brothel.
7th May '17 12:36:46 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': When Fred can't get an erection during one Ceremony, Serena desperately offers to 'help him' via giving him a blowjob - which he rebuffs.

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': While the Commanders aren't supposed to have sex with the Handmaids outside the Ceremony, it's unclear whether the same goes for their Wives. When Fred can't get an erection during one Ceremony, Serena Joy desperately offers to 'help him' via giving him a blowjob - which he rebuffs.
6th May '17 6:38:19 PM Fireblood
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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.

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* In ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', Myra indicates to Horace that she's willing to settle for this, "Lots of marriages are just . . .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.all.
* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': When Fred can't get an erection during one Ceremony, Serena desperately offers to 'help him' via giving him a blowjob - which he rebuffs.
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