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11th Apr '16 6:39:01 AM Oecchi
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* Strangely enough, this shows up in a few ''HarvestMoon'' games. Almost all the games require you to get a "Big Bed" to get married. For you and your spouse, right? No -- for your spouse and ''your child.'' You still sleep in your own tiny bed. While it's pressed close the others, it's still separate. Where does the kid come from, then? (Other games avert this, however.)

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* Strangely enough, this shows up in a few ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games. Almost all the games require you to get a "Big Bed" to get married. For you and your spouse, right? No -- for your spouse and ''your child.'' You still sleep in your own tiny bed. While it's pressed close the others, it's still separate. Where does the kid come from, then? (Other games avert this, however.)



* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', Natsuhi and Krauss have separate bedrooms, and it's heavily implied they have a SexlessMarriage.
** George and Shannon slept in separate rooms during a date before the events of the series, to Jessica's disappointment. [[spoiler: If they had slept in the same room, most of the series would most likely not have happened since Shannon/Yasu's secret would have gotten out because George would have seen Shannon/Yasu's mutilated crotch (which may include that Yasu is [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender biologically male]])]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
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Natsuhi and Krauss have sleep in seperate separate bedrooms, and it's heavily implied they have a SexlessMarriage.
** George and Shannon slept in separate rooms during a date before the events of the series, to Jessica's [[ShipperOnDeck Jessica's]] disappointment. [[spoiler: If they had slept in the same room, most of the series would most likely not have happened since Shannon/Yasu's Shannon/Sayo Yasuda's secret would have gotten out because George would have seen Shannon/Yasu's Shannon/Sayo's mutilated crotch (which may include sexual organs (as well as the strong implication that Yasu is Sayo was [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender biologically male]])]].designated male at birth]])]].
9th Mar '16 9:26:51 PM GrammarNavi
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* For a single episode of ''Series/KingOfQueens'' the couple sleep in separate twin beds. A delivery mistake brought them twin beds instead of a new king-size and they are told it will take time to fix and ship out the replacement bed. They grow to like the separate beds (she can read late and he can eat in bed without disturbing each other) and consider keeping them while their friends and family become increasingly worried that their marriage is in trouble. In the end, they decide they miss sleeping in the same bed and send for the replacement bed.

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* For a single episode of ''Series/KingOfQueens'' ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'' the couple sleep in separate twin beds. A delivery mistake brought them twin beds instead of a new king-size and they are told it will take time to fix and ship out the replacement bed. They grow to like the separate beds (she can read late and he can eat in bed without disturbing each other) and consider keeping them while their friends and family become increasingly worried that their marriage is in trouble. In the end, they decide they miss sleeping in the same bed and send for the replacement bed.
5th Mar '16 8:19:46 AM Pichu-kun
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* Rare modern (2009) example: In ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} After Story'', Nagisa and Tomoya sleep on different futons. After getting married. Because placing two futons together [[SarcasmMode is really hard to do]]. Though maybe this isn't as surprising considering they have a ''literal'' NoHuggingNoKissing relationship, where they never go beyond holding hands,[[spoiler: at least onscreen, anyway. Obviously they go farther than that, since Nagisa eventually gets pregnant. In fact it's outright mentioned in conversation that they've slept together. But other than that Nagisa and Tomoya's relationship is distinctly portrayed as physically chaste.]]

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* Rare modern (2009) example: In ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} After Story'', Nagisa and Tomoya sleep on different futons. After getting married. Because placing two futons together [[SarcasmMode is really hard to do]]. Though maybe this isn't as surprising considering they have a ''literal'' NoHuggingNoKissing relationship, ChasteRelationship, where they never go beyond holding hands,[[spoiler: hands [[spoiler: at least onscreen, anyway. Obviously they go farther than that, since Nagisa eventually gets pregnant. In fact it's outright mentioned in conversation that they've slept together. ]] But other than that Nagisa and Tomoya's relationship is distinctly portrayed as physically chaste.]]



* Gregory and Paula from ''Film/{{Gaslight}}'' are newlyweds however sleep in seperate ''rooms'', which is unusual even by Victorian standards. Considering Gregory's [[{{gaslighting}} ulterior measures]] it makes more sense he'd keep her distant.



* ''ILoveLucy'' is infamous for this, although the twin beds were actually ''pushed together'' throughout the entire first season. After Ricky and Lucy had a child, the network had a nightstand put between them to "diminish the impact of the suggested sexual history".

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* ''ILoveLucy'' ''Series/ILoveLucy'':
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is infamous for this, although the twin beds were actually ''pushed together'' throughout the entire first season. After Ricky and Lucy had a child, the network had a nightstand put between them to "diminish the impact of the suggested sexual history".
26th Jan '16 4:58:20 AM VinceM
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--->'''Hank''': I guess it's true, opposites attract.
25th Jan '16 8:25:55 AM Omeganian
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* ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov takes place on Solaria, a planet with a population so small that every individual gets their own estate of several square miles. They communicate only through holographic communicators and see physical presence as disgusting. Even spouses rarely come into physical contact with one another.

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* ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov takes place on Solaria, a planet with a population so small that every individual gets their own estate of several hundred to thousand square miles. They communicate only through holographic communicators and see physical presence as disgusting. Even spouses rarely come into physical contact with one another.another, each having their own half of a huge mansion.
14th Jan '16 8:13:48 AM johnsmithxxi
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Once upon a time, back in TheThirties and TheForties, there was a thing called UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode. Created in 1930 and strictly enforced after 1934, it had a lot of censorship rules foisted on American filmmakers by the MoralGuardians. One of the "don'ts" that weren't to be shown in films under any circumstances was "Any licentious or suggestive nudity." Further down, in what was described as the "be careful" section, was "Man and woman in bed together."

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Once upon a time, back in TheThirties and TheForties, there was a thing called UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode. Created in 1930 and strictly enforced after 1934, it had a lot of censorship rules foisted on American filmmakers by the MoralGuardians.MoralGuardians (In actually, the Hayes Office was created by the studios themselves. In part, because the studios feared that actual government censorship would be the result of failing to rein things in). One of the "don'ts" that weren't to be shown in films under any circumstances was "Any licentious or suggestive nudity." Further down, in what was described as the "be careful" section, was "Man and woman in bed together."
7th Jan '16 3:41:50 AM CaptainTedium
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* The couple in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIB5fvxbWjg this]] Sleep Number commercial.
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20th Nov '15 10:31:46 PM UrthWyrm
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* ''Literature/TheTwits'' , and it isn't hard to see why.

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* ''Literature/TheTwits'' , ''Literature/TheTwits'', and it isn't hard to see why.why.
* ''Literature/TheNakedSun'' by Creator/IsaacAsimov takes place on Solaria, a planet with a population so small that every individual gets their own estate of several square miles. They communicate only through holographic communicators and see physical presence as disgusting. Even spouses rarely come into physical contact with one another.
18th Nov '15 1:11:49 PM DesertDragon
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* Inverted on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. When Jemma is stranded on an alien planet and meets an American astronaut who had been there awhile, they work together for several weeks before falling in love, and we get a SexyDiscretionShot of them making out before the commercial break. After the break, we see their two cots pushed together, clearly implying that they had sex.
6th Nov '15 11:17:14 PM KYCubbie
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** However, this trope was completely averted by the very first sitcom, ''Mary Kay and Johnny'', which aired from 1947 to 1950. It showed the featured couple sharing a bed, and even depicted Mary Kay's real-life pregnancy. It should be noted that the stars were real-life married couple Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns.
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