History Main / YourNormalIsOurTaboo

29th Jan '16 1:01:59 PM CelestialNavigator9
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** In Russia and other former Soviet countries, it is still considered strange for a couple to be dating for a long time before getting married (i.e. what is commonly-accepted in the West). Any dating period lasting more than a few months starts getting looks. This was slowly changing, due to Western influences (with words like "boyfriend" and "girlfriend" being adopted by the Russians), but many traditional Slavic customs remain, especially in rural areas, and the current ultra-conservative government is aiming to teach those promiscuous heterosexuals a lesson, since the pesky gay people are already dealt with.
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** In Russia and other former Soviet countries, it is still considered strange for a couple to be dating for a long time before getting married (i.e. what is commonly-accepted in the West). Any dating period lasting more than a few months starts getting looks. This was slowly changing, due to Western influences (with words like "boyfriend" and "girlfriend" being adopted by the Russians), but many traditional Slavic customs remain, especially in rural areas, and the current ultra-conservative government is aiming to teach those promiscuous heterosexuals a lesson, since the pesky gay people are already dealt with.areas.
16th Jan '16 3:58:21 PM StFan
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[[folder:Comics]] * In one ''ThisModernWorld'' strip by Tom Tomorrow, centuries in the future, there are people known as "breeders." We see them chanting "We're straight / We mate / Get used to it." A mainstream man says "Perverts," shuddering. ** The former is a real term used this way in "childfree" communities. Homosexuals will also sometimes use it as an insult towards bisexuals/pansexuals. * Midnighter from ComicBook/TheAuthority is regarded oddly in a friendly manner by time-traveling allies from the future. Not because he is gay, because he is not bisexual. In the future, EveryoneIsBi. * Similar to the TV examples below, one ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' miniseries featured a planet where there are three sexes and it is therefore seen as perverse (by the more conservative elements at least) to have only one sexual partner.
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[[folder:Comics]] * In one ''ThisModernWorld'' strip by Tom Tomorrow, centuries in the future, there are people known as "breeders." We see them chanting "We're straight / We mate / Get used to it." A mainstream man says "Perverts," shuddering. ** The former is a real term used this way in "childfree" communities. Homosexuals will also sometimes use it as an insult towards bisexuals/pansexuals. [[folder:Comic Books]] * Midnighter from ComicBook/TheAuthority ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' is regarded oddly in a friendly manner by time-traveling allies from the future. Not because he is gay, because he is not bisexual. In the future, EveryoneIsBi. * ''Franchise/StarTrek'': ** Similar to the TV examples below, one ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' miniseries featured a planet where there are three sexes and it is therefore seen as perverse (by the more conservative elements at least) to have only one sexual partner.

* Parodied in Kieron Gillen's current ''IronMan'' run. Tony Stark saves a planet from an alien invasion and gets invited back to bed by one of the planet's many princesses. However, once he removes his mask, she almost vomits in disgust at the abominably disgusting growth on his face: His beard. When she hears that he grew it ''intentionally'', he ends up getting kicked out of the palace, with him sheepishly offering to shave.
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* Parodied in Kieron Gillen's current ''IronMan'' ''ComicBook/IronMan'' run. Tony Stark saves a planet from an alien invasion and gets invited back to bed by one of the planet's many princesses. However, once he removes his mask, she almost vomits in disgust at the abominably disgusting growth on his face: His beard. When she hears that he grew it ''intentionally'', he ends up getting kicked out of the palace, with him sheepishly offering to shave. shave.

[[folder:Comic Strips]] * Parodied in Kieron Gillen's current ''IronMan'' run. Tony Stark saves a planet from an alien invasion and gets invited back to bed by In one of ''ComicStrip/ThisModernWorld'' strip by Tom Tomorrow, centuries in the planet's many princesses. However, once he removes his mask, she almost vomits future, there are people known as "breeders." We see them chanting "We're straight / We mate / Get used to it." A mainstream man says "Perverts," shuddering. The former is a real term used this way in disgust at the abominably disgusting growth on his face: His beard. When she hears that he grew "childfree" communities. Homosexuals will also sometimes use it ''intentionally'', he ends up getting kicked out of the palace, with him sheepishly offering to shave. as an insult towards bisexuals/pansexuals. [[/folder]]

[[folder:New Media]] * The {{imageboard}} [=4chan=], home to all manner of horrific {{NSFW}} material, considers the single most heinous sexual practice to be... ''[[spoiler:consensual sex in the missionary position]]''. Definitely {{Played for Laughs}}. ** That shit gets even more horrifying when [[spoiler:done for the purpose of reproduction.]] ** And it's [[MoralEventHorizon ten times worse]] if [[spoiler:they're happily married.]] ** The gag is most prominent on the /d/ ("alternative hentai") board where there are occasional [[spoiler:"happy sex"]] threads that play on the joke. ** Scenes of a couple [[spoiler:holding hands]] can make even the kinkiest of /a/nons blush profusely. * Similarly, [[spoiler: consensual heterosexual sex between spouses]] is occasionally played as the strangest, rarest, most taboo kink ever on {{Kink Meme}}s. ** Another "strange and unusual" request sometimes found on {{Kink Meme}}s is [[spoiler: gen fic, with no sex or romance at all]]! [[/folder]]

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[[folder:VideoGames]] * In ''VisualNovel/CulpaInnata'', nuptial contracts (i.e. marriages) are seen as perversions and are illegal in the World Union. Only [[WretchedHive rogue states]] follow such barbaric customs. As for being with the same sexual partner for long periods of time, most people consider this strange. Families also don't exist, as children are sent off to Child Development Centers until they are adults. This leaves adults to make as much money and get as much sex as possible. Oh, and it is women who are expected to hit on men, ask them out, pay for dates, and initiate sex. This is often a problem for men who immigrate from rogue states, who still follow the old traditions. Their advances often put World Union women off, so they tend to go after women who have also emigrated, who also have trouble with this. ** [[TheStoic Stoicism]] is also important to World Union citizens, and any candidate for citizenship must display a great degree of it. Anyone who panics or gets overly emotional during the interview is rejected.
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[[folder:VideoGames]] * In ''VisualNovel/CulpaInnata'', nuptial contracts (i.e. marriages) are seen as perversions and are illegal in the World Union. Only [[WretchedHive rogue states]] follow such barbaric customs. As for being with the same sexual partner for long periods of time, most people consider this strange. Families also don't exist, as children are sent off to Child Development Centers until they are adults. This leaves adults to make as much money and get as much sex as possible. Oh, and it is women who are expected to hit on men, ask them out, pay for dates, and initiate sex. This is often a problem for men who immigrate from rogue states, who still follow the old traditions. Their advances often put World Union women off, so they tend to go after women who have also emigrated, who also have trouble with this. ** [[TheStoic Stoicism]] is also important to World Union citizens, and any candidate for citizenship must display a great degree of it. Anyone who panics or gets overly emotional during the interview is rejected.[[folder:Video Games]]

[[folder:Webcomics]] * In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Xykon refers to people sexually attracted to living humans as "disgusting biophiliacs." This may imply he'd be just as grossed out by living humans making out with each other just like the thought of two liches making out with each other is to the average living human. He was explicitly shown, however, only to be repeatedly grossed out by [[ILoveTheDead Tsukiko's necrophiliac advances]] aimed at him, one of which he was rebuffing this way.
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[[folder:Webcomics]] [[folder:Visual Novels]] * In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', ''VisualNovel/CulpaInnata'': ** Nuptial contracts (i.e. marriages) are seen as perversions and are illegal in the World Union. Only [[WretchedHive rogue states]] follow such barbaric customs. As for being with the same sexual partner for long periods of time, most people consider this strange. Families also don't exist, as children are sent off to Child Development Centers until they are adults. This leaves adults to make as much money and get as much sex as possible. Oh, and it is women who are expected to hit on men, ask them out, pay for dates, and initiate sex. This is often a problem for men who immigrate from rogue states, who still follow the old traditions. Their advances often put World Union women off, so they tend to go after women who have also emigrated, who also have trouble with this. ** [[TheStoic Stoicism]] is also important to World Union citizens, and any candidate for citizenship must display a great degree of it. Anyone who panics or gets overly emotional during the interview is rejected. [[/folder]] [[folder:Web Comics]] * ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': ** Xykon refers to people sexually attracted to living humans as "disgusting biophiliacs." This may imply he'd be just as grossed out by living humans making out with each other just like the thought of two liches making out with each other is to the average living human. He was explicitly shown, however, only to be repeatedly grossed out by [[ILoveTheDead Tsukiko's necrophiliac advances]] aimed at him, one of which he was rebuffing this way.

* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', a perfectly ordinary bucket in our culture has some... ''dirty'' connotations in [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Troll society.]] On the other hand, their reproduction system involves a centralized mother making each generation from the genetic material of all the previous one, making "one diabolical incestuous slurry" the standard, so they don't understand our taboo of incest.
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', a ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': ** A perfectly ordinary bucket in our culture has some... ''dirty'' connotations in [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Troll society.]] On the other hand, their reproduction system involves a centralized mother making each generation from the genetic material of all the previous one, making "one diabolical incestuous slurry" the standard, so they don't understand our taboo of incest.

* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', bisexuality and multiple partners is the norm for Drows, while pure heterosexuals like Zala'ess and her hubby Sabrror, and pure homosexuals like Mel'anarch are considered abnormal. In both cases it mostly seems like the drow are puzzled as to why one would restrict their choice of partners to only one gender than any actual prejudice against the orientations.
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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', bisexuality ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'': ** Bisexuality and multiple partners is the norm for Drows, while pure heterosexuals like Zala'ess and her hubby Sabrror, and pure homosexuals like Mel'anarch are considered abnormal. In both cases it mostly seems like the drow are puzzled as to why one would restrict their choice of partners to only one gender than any actual prejudice against the orientations.

* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', bisexuality The {{imageboard}} [=4chan=], home to all manner of horrific {{NSFW}} material, considers the single most heinous sexual practice to be... ''[[spoiler:consensual sex in the missionary position]]''. Definitely {{Played for Laughs}}. That shit gets even more horrifying when [[spoiler:done for the purpose of reproduction.]] And it's [[MoralEventHorizon ten times worse]] if [[spoiler:they're happily married.]] The gag is most prominent on the /d/ ("alternative hentai") board where there are occasional [[spoiler:"happy sex"]] threads that play on the joke. Scenes of a couple [[spoiler:holding hands]] can make even the kinkiest of /a/nons blush profusely. * Similarly, [[spoiler: consensual heterosexual sex between spouses]] is occasionally played as the strangest, rarest, most taboo kink ever on {{Kink Meme}}s. Another "strange and multiple partners unusual" request sometimes found on {{Kink Meme}}s is the norm for Drows, while pure heterosexuals like Zala'ess and her hubby Sabrror, and pure homosexuals like Mel'anarch are considered abnormal. In both cases it mostly seems like the drow are puzzled as to why one would restrict their choice of partners to only one gender than any actual prejudice against the orientations.[[spoiler: gen fic, with no sex or romance at all]]!

* PlayedForLaughs in places like [[ImageBoards 4chan]] where, amongst the depravity and bizarre fetishes that are just business as usual there, things like couples holding hands are treated as sick, depraved acts; the most depraved act of all being consensual, heterosexual sex, in the missionary position, with the lights off, between a HappilyMarried couple, for the sole purpose of procreation.
31st Dec '15 9:38:07 PM KatanaCat
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** Another example is uu, who persistently pesters Dirk to draw filthy hardcore porn for him...of people acting out totally normal, nonsexual romantic actions such as kissing or hugging. ([[spoiler: This is because uu, aka Caliborn, is a Cherub, a race that usually tries to avoid each other except when mating.]]) And then after two pages of this, it's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] right at the last minute:
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** Another example is uu, who persistently pesters Dirk to draw filthy hardcore porn for him...of people acting out totally normal, nonsexual romantic actions such as kissing or hugging. ([[spoiler: This ([[spoiler:This is because uu, aka Caliborn, is a Cherub, a race that usually tries to avoid each other except when mating.]]) And then after two pages of this, it's [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] right at the last minute:
23rd Dec '15 11:59:07 AM Garnasha
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*** Notable exception to the "similar weight" of sexual swearwords: the Dutch word for "cunt" ("kut") is usually used as an adjective or an exclamation, and is nowhere near as offensive as in english - it's used more like "shit(ty)", to describe weather, behaviour, situations, misbehaving appliances...
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*** Notable exception to the "similar weight" of sexual swearwords: the Dutch word for "cunt" ("kut") is usually used as an adjective or an exclamation, and is nowhere near as offensive as in english - it's used more like "shit(ty)", to describe weather, behaviour, situations, misbehaving appliances... More offensive if used on people though.
23rd Dec '15 11:56:50 AM Garnasha
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** Notable exception to the "similar weight" of sexual swearwords: the Dutch word for "cunt" ("kut") is usually used as an adjective or an exclamation, and is nowhere near as offensive as in english - it's used more like "shit(ty)", to describe weather, behaviour, situations, misbehaving appliances...
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** *** Notable exception to the "similar weight" of sexual swearwords: the Dutch word for "cunt" ("kut") is usually used as an adjective or an exclamation, and is nowhere near as offensive as in english - it's used more like "shit(ty)", to describe weather, behaviour, situations, misbehaving appliances...
23rd Dec '15 11:56:19 AM Garnasha
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Added relative inoffensiveness Dutch "cunt"
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** Notable exception to the "similar weight" of sexual swearwords: the Dutch word for "cunt" ("kut") is usually used as an adjective or an exclamation, and is nowhere near as offensive as in english - it's used more like "shit(ty)", to describe weather, behaviour, situations, misbehaving appliances...
20th Nov '15 2:24:17 PM Kalmbach
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** Also, being well endowed was considered comical and barbaric - real men didn't have big dicks (a resemblance to young boys' was preferred, hence the lack of endowment in Michelangelo's ''David'', modeled on Greek statues).
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** Also, being well endowed was considered comical and barbaric - real men didn't have big dicks (a resemblance to young boys' was preferred, hence the lack of endowment in Michelangelo's ''David'', modeled on Greek statues). Furthermore, a publicly-visible penis wasn't all that bad, but [[RagingStiffie having an erection]] was considered shameful.
18th Nov '15 7:49:47 AM Steinman76
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* In the country of Adara in Gail Dayton's ''Literature/OneRoseTrilogy'', people marry into groups called "Ilians", which consist of no less than four (and no more than twelve) partners of any combination of sexes. The main character just can't figure out why a member of her Ilian from another country is so insecure and jealous until he explains the concept of monogamy. Earlier in the series, the protagonist herself had considered marrying another character, then rejected the idea because they had no one else to join them, and what kind of half-formed Ilian would ''that'' be?
15th Nov '15 2:50:22 AM Fyrmer
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correcting misspelling of alien species name
** Another early episode, "Coming of Age," finds Wesley testing for admittance to Starfleet Academy. He encounters a "pop quiz" where he encounters a Zoldan. But he knows enough to answer the Zoldan's accusations with hostility, which actually calms him down. This is because Zoldans believe in laying one's emotions bare; they view courtesy as a facade and consider it insulting.
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** Another early episode, "Coming of Age," finds Wesley testing for admittance to Starfleet Academy. He encounters a "pop quiz" where he encounters a Zoldan. Zaldan. But he knows enough to answer the Zoldan's Zaldan's accusations with hostility, which actually calms him down. This is because Zoldans Zaldans believe in laying one's emotions bare; they view courtesy as a facade and consider it insulting.
24th Oct '15 3:39:19 PM Landis
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Because the world needs more Cmdr. Ivanova
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--->'''Ivanova:''' So you feel as though you're being symbolically cast... [[LastSecondWordSwap in a bad light?]]
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