Created By: Antigone3 on July 6, 2016 Last Edited By: Malady on February 13, 2017
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Sex Magic

Casting spells by having sex.

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Some wizards use wands and ritual implements to cast their spells. Some use True Names or a Language of Magic. Some invoke extraplanar beings. Some use Magic Music. And then there's these spellcasters, who wield magic through sexual acts. The sex acts might be a way to raise or transmute power, or could be done as part of invoking The Laws of Magic (specifically the Laws of Association and Contagion) on the mage's partner.

For this trope to be in effect, you have to have an actual spellcaster having actual sex for actual magical purposes. James Bond administering a Sex–Face Turn to a minor female villain doesn't count, because he's not a mage, but a wizard using sex to set a mind-control spell on his partner would. While Horny Devils often drain magical/life energy from their partner(s), this trope doesn't kick in unless said horny devil is using the energy to do something. Normally those cases fall under Vampiric Draining instead.

Most often, the sex involves two (or more) people, but a downplayed version of this trope has the mage employing A Date with Rosie Palms instead.

Few if any of these mages use Sex Magic exclusively. It's more common for that to be one option for a witch/wizard, rather than the only option.

Can overlap with Intimate Healing or Deus Sex Machina. Note that this is about having sex in order to create magic: using magic to make people want to have sex with you goes under Love Potion, and using magic to make your sexual activity more fun goes under Power Perversion Potential.

Contrast Virgin Power, where those who don't have sex have magical powers.

There are several Real Life occult traditions that practice sex magic ... but that's all we're going to say on the topic.


Examples:

    Anime and Manga 
  • Various Hentai movies and OVAs, some of them with fantastic or medieval settings, have this as their main plot.
  • Subverted in Speed Grapher, in which Kagura Tennozu has to be chaste and pure to develop Euphoria virus/powers as "The Goddess". During the time she's a captive of Suitengu and the Tennozu Group (before and after being rescued by Saiga), she's given chemical substances to delay her growth and postpone her first menstruation, which will result in the loss of her powers (presumably because once puberty happens she'll have sex).
  • Queen's Blade: Nyx can only use minor fire spells on her own. So, to power up, she allows her sentient staff (Funikura) to bang her. During which, it forces one of its tendrils in her mouth and makes her swallow several large mouthfuls of what appears to be semen. Which results in a near split-personality style transformation, as she changes from doormat to 'revenge mode'.
  • In the Nasuverse, bodily fluids can be used as a medium for Mana transfer, with sex being the most efficient method. This is often, but not always, used as an excuse to add sex scenes. The all-ages editions of these media tend to downplay this for obvious reasons.
    • In Tsukihime, the twins Kohaku and Hisui are "Synchronizers" who carry large amounts of Mana that can be transferred to others, which has the side effect of suppressing the "inversion impulse" in those with demon ancestors. For most of the story they use this ability by allowing others to drink their blood, but if Shiki becomes close enough to one of the twins he can have sex with them for this purpose. In the Back Story, this transfer was carried out against their will.
    • In Fate/stay night, Shirou must have sex in order to transfer some of his Magic Circuits to Saber (in the Fate route) or to receive part of Rin's Magic Crest (in the Unlimited Blade Works route). Most other Masters don't need to do the sex, Shirou's just not so adept at giving energy. Bleached Underpants adaptations replaced these with the infamously bizarre "mana dragon" and "mana dolphin" scenes respectively. In the True End of Heaven's Feel Shirou's mind is placed in an artificial body which requires regular mana infusions from Sakura to sustain itself.
    • Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA uses a Bowdlerised version of this Played for Laughs, with Kuro draining Mana from others through French kisses. When Illya asks if Kuro has any other means of transferring mana, we don't hear Kuro's response but it causes Illya to turn red.

    Comic Books 
  • Phil Foglio has used this a few times in XXXenophile stories with a fantasy setting. One story features a mystical order that routinely teaches apprentices how to summon extraplanar beings in order to have sex with them.
  • One issue of Promethea notoriously consisted entirely of a sex magic ritual between the hero Sophie Bangs and her Trickster Mentor Jack Faust.
  • Among many other forms of magic, witches from Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose partake in sex magic. Especially appropriate, given the high count of naked women.
  • In the "Black Science" arc in The Invisibles, Lord Fanny is shown powering one of her spells with masturbation. The Invisibles also includes a rather unusual example in its Para Text: during its early run, the sales of the series dropped notably, and author Grant Morrison (who practices magic in real life) was worried it would get cancelled. To prevent this, he suggested a massive, multi-person "wank-a-thon" on the letters page of one issue. The idea was that all the readers would masturbate on a particular date while focusing on a magical sigil Morrison had provided, and the resultant Sex Magic would stop The Invisibles from getting cancelled. Unfortunately, this particular issue was delayed, so it came out only after the date Morrison had set, though the series was never cancelled anyway.
  • Inverted in Empowered. Empowered and her boyfriend Thugboy are both very hot, and are constantly shagging. Their flatmate, the Ambiguously Bi Ninjette, admits that she can use the sexual frustration created by their failure to have sex with her to boost her ninja magic.
  • Used at least twice in Hellblazer:
    • One arc involved the summoning of a giant dragon. It was neutralized by summoning its counterpart... via threesome.
    • Another had a young woman chosen by a cult to bear the Second Coming of Christ, ensuring humanity would be enslaved to the angels. John (who had demon blood in his veins at the time) thwarted that by having sex with her, tainting her so the angel wouldn't go in her.
  • Sex Criminals: The premise is that certain people have a Time Stands Still power when they reach orgasm(as it's not something they can just ask about and they're still preteens when they discover it, their names for it range from The Quiet to Cumworld). Two of them randomly hook up with each other (with a mutual "How the hell are you in here?!"), and eventually decide to use their power to rob a bank. However, there are others with similar powers, who act as a self-appointed police force.

    Fan Fiction 
  • Given the use of sexual imagery when Willow and Tara are spellcasting, as a Getting Crap Past the Radar of hinting at their lesbian relationship, this naturally figures in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Slash Fic. And not just Willow/Tara either - in The Fog of War by Kitty Karnivore, a magical accident leaves Buffy and Spike stranded in a cold wasteland, and they have to reverse the spell through 'ritual' means. When Buffy has a look at the pictures attached, she immediately accuses Spike of having set up the whole thing on purpose.
  • Spells and Androids: The Joy of Sex, an Andromeda/Charmed crossover fic, has Phoebe appearing aboard Andromeda after some scrying spell goes wrong. Sex Magic turns out the only type available to send her back to her time before she's stuck in the future permanently.
  • Wandering Pilot plays this straight and inverts it. Shinji gains healing abilities that makes the girls of Queen's Blade extremely randy. Upon having sex, he makes them even stronger.

    Film 
  • Sherlock Holmes: the Temple of the Four Orders apparently practices this (or tries to: their "magic" is all mundane stage magic), as villain Lord Blackwood was "conceived during one of our rituals".
  • It's implied in Ghostbusters that this is how Lewis (the "key master") and Dana (the "gatekeeper") summon Gozer.

    Literature 
  • Heralds of Valdemar: Falconsbane uses a mix of sex magic, nonconsensual BDSM, and Mind Rape to brainwash Starblade. Undoing the damage requires a female Healer with Intimate Healing.
  • Jinx High: The villain of the book can (and does) use other forms of magic, but seems to prefer sex magic when it comes to controlling people.
  • Sexwitches in the Dante Valentine universe generate Power to cast spells through sexual acts. Unsurprisingly most are employed as prostitutes or strippers and there was a major black-market trade in them before the passage of the Parapsychic Act.
  • The Dresden Files:
    • Magic is fueled by emotion, and this trope is one way to gather the necessary power. In Storm Front, Victor Sells prepares powerful death curses by holding orgies during thunderstorms.
  • Prominent in Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series, both of which feature a protagonist who can cast great works of magic through sexual acts. The only difference is, Anita Blake is part-succubus and Merry Gentry is half-fae.
  • Game of Thrones: Melisandre creates a shadow assassin by sleeping with Stannis to absorb his Life Energy.
  • Shadow Police: In ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?", Kev is able to cast a detection spell by causing Joe to ejaculate at the cardinal points of the magical circle he has set up. Kev notes that this is probably the minimum form of 'sacrifice' that London will accept, and only works because it is a very minor spell.
  • Wild Cards: Fortunato's powers are based on, and charged by, Tantric sex.
  • The Serial Murders. Occult Detective Richard Jeperson ends up having threesome to conclude a magic ritual, though it's not clear if this is a part of the ritual or everyone just getting worked up.

    Live Action TV 
  • American Horror Story: Coven presents multiple variations of this trope:
    • All witches possess at least one unique ability. Zoe Benson discovers her ability to kill people she has sex with when her boyfriend violently hemorrhages to death during their first. They call it "Black Widow" if you needed a label for it.
    • Cordelia and Hank Foxx attempt a fertility ritual in hopes that they could conceive. It doesn't work.

     Mythology and Religion 
  • One of several creation myths in Egyptian Mythology had Ra masturbating in order to create the world. There's indications that the Pharaoh needed to re-enact this annually as part of his High Priest duties.
  • Some schools of Taoist mysticism used sex to generate jing energy, which would then be transmuted by the practitioner into qi.

    Tabletop Games 
  • One of the fan-created supplements written under the Open Game Licence for the d20 System was the Book of Erotic Fantasy. It contains extensive rules for all things sexual, including a number of spell-casting classes who rely on sexual activity to use their magic, as well as a selection of spells unique to them that require having sex to cast.
  • Warhammer Fantasy / Warhammer 40K: The Chaos god(dess) Slaanesh is the living embodiment of desire, so it has control over (and is fueled by) pain, pleasure and all manners of excess. note  While the sex aspect isn't used on the tabletop (not directly at least, but fans are all too happy to make up for its absence), fluff contains a lot of references to pleasure cults that try to obtain hir favor or conduct rituals (summoning daemons, for instance) this way.

    Video Games 
  • The Sims Medieval: One quest story involves helping a sorceress cast a spell, the final aspect of which involves sleeping with her.

    Webcomics 
  • Super Stupor: One super has the power to force anyone to tell the truth while his dick is inside them. He very much hates this power, since using it is equivalent to rape (and it would take a cataclysmic event for him to consider using it), and the way he found out about it is considered "the best divorce story ever".

    Web Original 
Whateley Universe: Sun and Fun Abigail and Nimbus are "in the middle of a very complex working."
*Abigail... You don't have to do this... there are other ways...*
"Oh, but Master! You know how being among the Dead and Dying affects me! Now enough of that!" She initiated coitus in the ninth position of the Kama Sutra, 'Chakrabandha, the Wheel'. As they howled the N'thargo Chant in unison to their coupling, and their victims moaned, and the Synchronic Infindibulator tinkled and droned, the ship slipped into the solid wall of flashing mist, and disappeared from the sight of Lady Jettatura's yacht.
Reality itself rippled and wavered. A tear in the very fabric of time and space opened up, and iridescent spheres which would have enraptured any normal mortal mind before rendering it asunder, encircled the liner.
Community Feedback Replies: 62
  • July 6, 2016
    Generality
    I recommend using the standard "magic" spelling. "Magick" is associated with neopaganism, which could confuse things (particularly because while many neopagans practice sexual magic, there are many, many other religious groups that do the same).

    • In The Dresden Files, the Winter and Summer Knights, among the top enforcers of the respective Seelie Courts, are mortals who gain their status by a ritual that involves having sex with one of the Fairie Queens. And, Harry learns after undergoing the procedure himself, it's witnessed by the entire Fae population as well, leading to some awkward times.
  • July 6, 2016
    StarSword
    ^Agreed, no need for Xtreme Kool Letterz.

    Also, let me point out that Book of Erotic Fantasy is an unofficial fan-written supplement published under the D 20 System's Open Game License, not an official D&D book.
  • July 6, 2016
    StarSword
    Film:
    • In Sherlock Holmes the Temple of the Four Orders apparently practices this (or tries to: their "magic" is all mundane stage magic), as villain Lord Blackwood was "conceived during one of our rituals".
  • July 6, 2016
    Antigone3
    I think I got all the extra "k"s removed. I wasn't all that committed to using that spelling anyway.
  • July 6, 2016
    DAN004
    A downplayed variant of this is when you have A Date With Rosie Palms for your magic.
  • July 7, 2016
    DAN004
    Maybe mention the maybes of how sex magic works:
    • Bodily fluids is a requirement for certain magic.
    • One transfers or exchanges their magical energy with another through sex.

    I recall in Fate Stay Night Shirou transfers the required magical power to his servant Saber through sex. Most other Masters don't need to do the sex, Shirou's just not so adept at giving energy.
  • July 8, 2016
    Antigone3
    Still working on an explanation of sex magic mechanics that won't annoy the mods, I'll try to get it added over the weekend.

    If we're adding that to the trope description, then would it be appropriate to add an Egyptian mythology story to the examples? One of their creation myths had Ra masturbating to form the world.
  • July 8, 2016
    Chabal2
    Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40 K: the Chaos god(dess) Slaanesh is the living embodiment of desire (in 40K, it was actually created after the highly psychic Eldar engaged in millenia of hedonistic orgies to occupy their very long lives), so it has control over (and is fueled by) pain, pleasure and all manners of excess. While the sex aspect isn't used on the tabletop (not directly at least, but fans are all too happy to make up for its absence), fluff contains a lot of references to pleasure cults that try to obtain hir favor or conduct rituals (summoning daemons, for instance) this way.

  • July 9, 2016
    DAN004
    ^^ That bit of Ra reminds me of an old Egypt superstition that the ruler of Egypt must (regularly?) jack off to the Nile River so the river would be blessed by the gods to liven the Egypt grounds and crops. Something like that.
  • July 9, 2016
    Generality
    ^ Yes, it was an annual ceremony. I don't know if it was publicly witnessed. The Egyptians had obviously figured out that sperm had something to do with fertility, but didn't know the exact details.

    There's also an African female creator deity who made the universe by masturbating, but I can't find her name.

    While we're at it, many accusations during the Witch Hunt period of Europe claimed that witchcraft involved sex in either the ritual phase or in its effects (i.e. causing infertility or forcing a man to have sex outside of marriage). These probably indicate something about sexual repression in society at the time, or in the case of adultery, about the ability of men to come up with imaginative excuses. Witches were also widely said to have sexual congress with the Devil, though whether that was part of a magical ceremony or his way of engaging a Magically Binding Contract is unclear. Some current anthropologists believe that the prominence of broomsticks in traditional witchcraft stems from their use as a suppository or dildo by witches, while coated with a hallucinogenic substance such as ergot; which may indicate something about sexual repression in anthropologists.
  • July 9, 2016
    zarpaulus
    • Some Taoist sects during the Han dynasty in China believed that sexual intercourse, when done properly, produced jing or qi, and paradoxically that ejaculation wasted jing.
  • July 9, 2016
    Antigone3
    @Generality, as a sex trope this one is getting a No Real Life Examples Please flag by default — I don't know if the European Witch Hunt would pass muster. I'm unsure enough about including Zarpaulus' Taoist example.
  • July 31, 2016
    StarSword
    Literature:
    • Prominent in Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series, both of which feature a protagonist who can cast great works of magic through sexual acts. The only difference is, Anita Blake is part-succubus and Merry Gentry is half-fae.
  • August 1, 2016
    Antigone3
    Sorry for letting this sit — I'm in the middle of moving. I should have time to launch later this week, so last call for examples.
  • August 1, 2016
    Basara-kun
    Anime and Manga:
    • Various Hentai movies and OVAs, some of them with fantastic or medieval settings, have this as main plot. To name some: Dragon Pink, Dragon Rider, La Blue Girl, Angelium, Sex Warrior Pudding and Makai Tenshi Djibril.
      • A strange case happens with Bible Black, where the eponymous demonic Spell Book serves to cast sexual spells to characters in a school setting. If well not all spells required Sex Magic, various of them are required the intercourse over a pentagram or a sacrifice stone bed.
    • Subverted in Speed Grapher, in which Kagura Tennozu has to be chast and pure to develop Euphoria virus/powers as "The Goddess". During the time she's captive of Suitengu and the Tennozu Group (before and after being rescued by Saiga), she's drained with chemical substances to delay her growth, avoiding she naturally can get her first menstruation, which will result in the loss of her powers (also having sex, which is assumed.)
  • August 1, 2016
    DAN004
    Dunno if this counts
    • Traditionally, Horny Devils absorbs some magical/life energy from their victims by having sex.
  • August 3, 2016
    Tuomas
    • In the "Black Science" arc in The Invisibles, Lord Fanny is shown powering one of her spells with masturbation. The Invisibles also includes a rather unusual example in its Para Text: during its early run, the sales of the series dropped notably, and author Grant Morrison (who practices magic in real life) was worried it would get cancelled. To prevent this, he suggested a massive, multi-person "wank-a-thon" on the letters page of one issue. The idea was that all the readers would masturbate on a particular date while focusing on a magical sigil Morrison had provided, and the resultant Sex Magic would stop The Invisibles from getting cancelled. Unfortunately, this particular issue was delayed, so it came out only after the date Morrison had set, though the series was never cancelled anyway.
  • August 3, 2016
    LondonKdS
    Actually inverted in Empowered, where the Ambiguously Bi Ninjette, who is sharing a flat with Empowered and Thugboy, who are both very hot and constantly shagging, admits that she can use the sexual frustration created to boost her ninja magic.
  • August 7, 2016
    Chabal2
    • Hellblazer: One arc involved the summoning of a giant dragon. It was neutralized by summoning its counterpart... via threesome.
      • Another had a young woman chosen by a cult to bear the Second Coming of Christ, ensuring humanity would be enslaved to the angels. John (who had demon blood in his veins at the time) thwarted that by having sex with her, tainting her so the angel wouldn't go in her.
    • Super Stupor: One super has the power to force anyone to tell the truth while his dick is inside them. He very much hates this power, since using it is equivalent to rape (and it would take a cataclysmic event for him to consider using it), and the way he found out about it is considered "the best divorce story ever".

  • August 7, 2016
    zarpaulus
    @ DAN 004: That's more Vampiric Draining, and it's not a "traditional" feature of Horny Devils, it's a recent addition. Traditionally they just tempted you to "sin" or conceived demon children.
  • August 8, 2016
    DAN004
    ^ Ah, I see.
  • August 8, 2016
    JackG
    • Given the use of sexual imagery when Willow and Tara are spellcasting, as a Getting Crap Past The Radar of hinting at their lesbian relationship, this naturally figures in Buffy The Vampire Slayer Slash Fic. And not just Willow/Tara either - in The Fog of War by Kitty Karnivore, a magical accident leaves Buffy and Spike stranded in a cold wasteland, and they have to reverse the spell through 'ritual' means. When Buffy has a look at the pictures attached, she immediately accuses Spike of having set up the whole thing on purpose.
  • August 26, 2016
    JackG
    • Implied in the 2006 Geoffrey Wright version of Macbeth, when Macbeth has sex with the Three Witches during the prophecy scene.
  • August 27, 2016
    LordGro
    Why won't the trope description tell us about real life "sex magic" in occult traditions? That should be essential information on the history of the trope, shouldn't it? You aren't too prude talking about sex magic in fiction; why do you avoid talking about real life?

    Observe that the examples in the Mythology and Religion folder are already Real Life examples.
  • August 27, 2016
    MiinU
    Anime and Manga
    • Queen's Blade: Nyx can only use minor fire spells on her own. So, to power up, she allows her sentient staff (Funikura) to bang her. During which, it forces one of its tendrils in her mouth and makes her swallow several large mouthfuls of what appears to be semen. Which results in a near split-personality style transformation, as she changes from doormat to 'revenge mode'.
  • August 27, 2016
    Generality
    ^ Probably because the OP doesn't know much about it. Feel free to write something on the subject. However, beliefs that involve gods creating things via sex or masturbation, of which there are many, should go under mythology and not real life.

    Contrast Virgin Power. Also, the Speed Grapher example might fit better onto that trope than this one, based on the description.
  • August 28, 2016
    StarSword
    Can lead to a Mystical Pregnancy.

    Video Games:
    • Dragon Age Origins: Normally killing the Archdemon requires the Heroic Sacrifice of one of the Grey Wardens fighting it: the Archdemon's soul will normally flee into another darkspawn and resurrect itself, but if a Grey Warden is present it will travel into the Warden instead and their souls will mutually annihilate. However, near the end of the campaign, Morrigan hatches a plan to spare the Player Character by sleeping with and conceiving a child with either a male PC or Alistair/Loghain (the father has to be a Grey Warden), which will cause the Archdemon's soul to reincarnate in the child instead, purified of the darkspawn taint.
  • August 28, 2016
    DAN004
    What's holding this bacl from launching
  • August 28, 2016
    MiinU
    Is this one Rolling Updates?
  • October 11, 2016
    Morgenthaler
  • October 11, 2016
    Chabal2
    Sex Criminals: The premise is that certain people have a Time Stands Still power when they reach orgasm(as it's not something they can just ask about and they're still preteens when they discover it, their names for it range from The Quiet to Cumworld). Two of them randomly hook up with each other (with a mutual "How the hell are you in here?!"), and eventually decide to use their power to rob a bank. However, there are others with similar powers, who act as a self-appointed police force.
  • October 11, 2016
    Omeganian
    • Spells and Androids: The Joy of Sex, an old Andromeda/Charmed crossover fic, has Phoebe appearing aboard Andromeda after some scrying spell goes wrong. Sex Magic turns out the only type available to send her back to her time before she's stuck in the future permanently.
  • October 11, 2016
    Antigone3
    @Morgenthaler — I tried launching this, and discovered that the current name is locked. Either we get a mod to do the launch, or we find another name.
  • October 12, 2016
    Morgenthaler
    Did you request that the page be unlocked in the Edit request thread?
  • October 12, 2016
    CactusFace
  • October 21, 2016
    foxley
    • Shadow Police: In ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?", Kev is able to cast a detection spell by causing Joe to ejaculate at the cardinal points of the magical circle he has set up. Kev notes that this is probably the minimum form of 'sacrifice' that London will accept, and only works because it is a very minor spell.
  • October 21, 2016
    intastiel
    A second example from the Dresden Files:

    • In The Dresden Files:
      • The Winter and Summer Knights, among the top enforcers of the respective Seelie Courts, are mortals who gain their status by a ritual that involves having sex with one of the Fairie Queens. And, Harry learns after undergoing the procedure himself, it's witnessed by the entire Fae population as well, leading to some awkward times.
      • Magic is fueled by emotion, and this trope is one way to gather the necessary power. In Storm Front, Victor Sells prepares powerful death curses by holding orgies during thunderstorms.
  • October 21, 2016
    Morgenthaler
    @ Antigone: I believe the page has been unlocked now.
  • October 21, 2016
    Yinyang107
    • Wild Cards: Fortunato's powers are based on, and charged by, Tantric sex.
  • October 28, 2016
    alnair20aug93
    That part where Conan The Barbarian has sex with a witch, who turns into a monster and Conan kills her?
  • October 28, 2016
    Avengium
    The Webcomic (western) named "The Cummoner" luscious.net/c/western_manga/albums/the-cummoner-ch-1-9-bonus-comics_267325/view/ is about a sorceress (Morwena) that can't make spells, but when she makes sex, she can do powerful magic (during the sex, because is magic fuel for Morwena). So, she summons beings to obtain magic through sex. (I think).
  • November 5, 2016
    LondonKdS
    This still doesn't seem to be launchable as there was an earlier attempt at creating a page with the same title. I know some people don't like the Crowleyan Xtreme Cool Letterz, but we could create it as Sex Magick instead?
  • November 6, 2016
    Unsung
    Or Sex Magik, like the Red Hot Chili Peppers album.

    Also, endless examples from Oglaf, obviously.
  • November 6, 2016
    WildKatGirl
    You could call it something like Sex Spells, which would alliterate.
  • November 6, 2016
    alnair20aug93
    Sex Hex for an alt title.
  • November 7, 2016
    Prime32
    The Fate Stay Night could do with expansion, since it's a setting-wide thing.

    • In the Nasuverse, bodily fluids can be used as a medium for Mana transfer, with sex being the most efficient method. This is often, but not always, used as an excuse to add sex scenes. The all-ages editions of these media tend to downplay this for obvious reasons.
      • In Tsukihime, the twins Kohaku and Hisui are "Synchronizers" who carry large amounts of Mana that can be transferred to others, which has the side effect of suppressing the "inversion impulse" in those with demon ancestors. For most of the story they use this ability by allowing others to drink their blood, but if Shiki becomes close enough to one of the twins he can have sex with them for this purpose. In the Back Story, this transfer was carried out against their will.
      • In Fate Stay Night, Shirou must have sex in order to transfer some of his Magic Circuits to Saber (in the Fate route) or to receive part of Rin's Magic Crest (in the Unlimited Blade Works route). Bleached Underpants adaptations replaced these with the infamously bizarre "mana dragon" and "mana dolphin" scenes respectively. In the True End of Heaven's Feel Shirou's mind is placed in an artificial body which requires regular mana infusions from Sakura to sustain itself.
      • Fate Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya uses a Bowdlerised version of this Played For Laughs, with Kuro draining Mana from others through French kisses. When Illya asks if Kuro has any other means of transferring mana, we don't hear Kuro's response but it causes Illya to turn red.

    There's other cases of using sex to do mystical stuff, but I can't remember the details right now.
  • November 8, 2016
    StarSword
    @Avengium: The Cummoner can't be troped here, it wouldn't pass the 5P committee.
  • November 18, 2016
    Morgenthaler
    Sex Magick as a title will just make it harder to find. The reason why it couldn't be launched before is because pages that were cut used to be auto-locked. A mod has now removed the lock so Just Launch It Already.
  • November 21, 2016
    Aubren
    This is a thing in Real Life for modern Witches/Neopagans.
  • November 21, 2016
    MazeMaker
    It's implied in Ghostbusters that this is how Lewis (the "key master") and Dana (the "gatekeeper") summon Gozer.
  • January 12, 2017
    JackG
  • January 12, 2017
    WiseMan23753
    Wandering Pilot plays this straight and inverts it. Shinji gain healing abilities that makes the girls of Queens Blade extremely randy. Upon having sex, he makes them even stronger.
  • January 21, 2017
    Malady
    Whateley Universe: Sun and Fun Abigail and Nimbus are "in the middle of a very complex working."
    *Abigail... You don't have to do this... there are other ways...*
    "Oh, but Master! You know how being among the Dead and Dying affects me! Now enough of that!" She initiated coitus in the ninth position of the Kama Sutra, 'Chakrabandha, the Wheel'. As they howled the N'thargo Chant in unison to their coupling, and their victims moaned, and the Synchronic Infindibulator tinkled and droned, the ship slipped into the solid wall of flashing mist, and disappeared from the sight of Lady Jettatura's yacht.
    Reality itself rippled and wavered. A tear in the very fabric of time and space opened up, and iridescent spheres which would have enraptured any normal mortal mind before rendering it asunder, encircled the liner.
  • January 25, 2017
    Morgenthaler
  • February 3, 2017
    Malady
    So, just added all the example from the Discussion and folderized everything. Yes, I forgot the foldercontrol. I'll hopefully remember to add it when I figure out the following:

    For the Nasuverse, should I remove the Visual Novel entry as it's covered by the Nasuverse?

    Also, is the Heroic Sacrifice part of the Dragon Age example, spoilers?
  • February 3, 2017
    KantonKage
    See Magic Kiss as a the downplayed version of this trope.
  • February 3, 2017
    Malady
    ^ Well, it could be a method of Vampiric Draining, basically a Kiss Of Death, but it might only be a downplayed version if the trope was about types of magic being powered by kisses?

    Which means that the first Dresden Files example shouldn't be here, as it's actually Magical Contract Comes With A Kiss, but the Victor Sells example works...
  • February 4, 2017
    Snicka
    Contrast Virgin Power, where those who don't have sex have magical powers.
  • February 4, 2017
    Malady
    ^ Okay, yeah.

    ...

    Okay, I guess when I Launch I can trim off that bit about discussion... All other issues I mentioned are fixed.

  • February 5, 2017
    Malady
    So, what indexes should this go in?

  • February 10, 2017
    darkchiefy
    Main/Power maybe?
  • February 13, 2017
    Malady
    ^ yeah. ... Actually, perhaps not?? It's not general enough?

    Then again, the index is pretty random, with God and BFS on the same page??

    Launched!
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