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->''"Next thing I knew, [the female lead] returned to her house to find two women in black catsuits pointing guns at her. I didn't catch any of the ensuing dialogue, but it must have been pretty fucking convincing, because I looked away for one second and after I looked back, the three of them were having lesbian sex on the snooker table."''
-->-- '''[[Creator/BenCroshaw Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]]''''s [[http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/reviews/playgames.htm review of ''I Like To Play Games Too'']]

A gratuitous sex scene that is sudden and sends the narrative into a screeching halt to accommodate the ensuing coitus.

This trope is, at times, logical in the sense that given what we know about the characters in the story, yes, it makes some sense that they would make love at this time. Where it becomes illogical is that there's seldom any narrative purpose to show them actually doing the deed. Functionally, it does nothing to advance the plot if nothing particularly important happens while they're having sex, especially when compared with the far more efficient SexyDiscretionShot. A number of books on directing films and screenwriting state outright that a sex scene can serve to take the audience out of the story, especially if it is explicit in nature. There is some TruthInTelevision to this; very rarely can people remember what happens in a movie or TV show right after a major sex scene.

Depending on the venue, the sudden appearance of a sex scene can be controversial. Video game fandom, for example, is split between those who feel sex scenes give a more cinematic feel to a game and those who feel it's an unnecessary distraction from gameplay (not to mention that while technically speaking children and under-18s aren't supposed to play adult-rated games, in practice the reality is very different, and historically youth exposure to violent images is less concerning than exposure to sexual explicitness). The widespread use of "coitus ensues" in TV series has reached the extent where nearly every original scripted series made for cable, streaming, the BBC and some Australian networks that isn't clearly made for children seems to have at least one such scene per episode these days, especially as actual nudity is not a prerequisite. This last point has come into play in recent years as sex scenes have started to appear more frequently in PG-13 rated productions (where as long as there's no nudity anything is fair game) and even the occasional film or TV show that is promoted as being family or YA dramas.

A warning sign that a series or film relies too heavily on Coitus Ensues is if the product is not intended to be wholly about sexual topics (as opposed to something like ''Fifty Shades of Grey'') yet media coverage and reviews tend to focus on the sexual aspects of a show to the near-exclusion of all else.

Note that this is a ''narrative'' trope; it's not to be confused with any sex scene that might be [[NextThingTheyKnew jarring due to lack of build-up]].


* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djIyA3I-oIs this condom commercial]] the sales girl at the drug store suggests that the couple [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow try on condoms]] and they do.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The anime movie ''Literature/AWindNamedAmnesia'' rolls along like a typical, navel-gazing, post-apocalyptic road film. Then right before the GainaxEnding, the main hero and his alien love interest strip and have sex for no apparent reason.
* Happens between Satoru and Saki in ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'', although considering the emotionally distressing events they'd just gone through as well as the cultural norms for their society, it's understandable that it happened.
* ''Manga/MakenKi'':
** The preface page of chapter 45 shows Yuuka and Takaki engaged in foreplay, while spooning together in lingerie.
-->'''page caption:''' [[LampshadeHanging This has nothing to do]] [[Radar/MakenKi with the story.]] But fanservice [[TropesAreTools once in awhile]] is always good!
** Played straight in chapter 76, which has Love Espada coax Kyoki into one of the club rooms, during the school's Himekagura Festival. Usui and Himegami eavesdrop from outside.
** And chapter 79 shows the aftermath of an all-girl orgy that was instigated by Espada. The other girls are seen passed out at her feet in various states of undress, with two of them still trembling in orgasm.
* ''[[Anime/LupinIIITheSecretOfTwilightGemini The Secret of Twilight Gemini]]'': About halfway through the film, [[Franchise/LupinIII Lupin]] sneaks into Morocco's police HQ to steal a file [[spoiler: on Galoux]] and has a chance encounter with [[MsFanservice Fujiko]], who was after the same file. They swap notes on what they've learned, during which Lupin accidentally mentions the treasure he's after. So Fujiko returned the favor, [[SexyDiscretionShot by letting him have]] ''[[SexWithTheEx hers]]''... right there in the file room, [[RefugeInAudacity while the place was packed with cops]], who were canvassing the city for them!
* ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Blade]]'': Invoked whenever Nyx allows her staff, Funikura, to tentacle rape her [[SexMagic in exchange for magical power.]] First seen during her match against [[CatGirl Elina]], who was stunned speechless that her opponent was [[LooksLikeSheIsEnjoyingIt having sex]] ''[[InterplayOfSexAndViolence with her weapon]]'' in the middle of a duel!
* ''Manga/UchiNoMusumeNiTeODasuNa'': Happens multiple times, with most involving Athena.
** The first incident happens in chapter 2, when the JGSDF soldiers give into the plant women [[AManIsAlwaysEager without a fight.]] They simply drop their weapons and are seen having sex with them in public.
** Also done by Athena [[BrotherSisterIncest with her sister, Artemis]], [[DefeatByModesty to win their duel]] in chapter 9. They were evenly matched, so Athena suddenly tongue kisses her to gain the upperhand. Then capitalizes on Artemis' shame and confusion by 69ing with her to [[TheImmodestOrgasm bring her to orgasm.]]
** In the ''"Amazing Eighth Wonder Vol.1'' epilogue story, Clara gets [[AliensMadeThemDoIt possessed by a phallic parasite]] that feeds off sexual energy. Which causes her to forcibly take [[spoiler: Mei]]'s virginity. But Clara loses memory of the event after being freed from the parasite's control.
** And in Vol.3, Clara and [[spoiler: Mei]] mutually confess their feelings for each other and consumate their relationship - with Clara giving [[spoiler: Mei]] ''her'' virginity. Which is ignoring that they were in the middle of a battle with Phantom Spectre.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Happens a lot with Moonstone in Ellis ''Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' and ''Comicbook/DarkAvengers'', primarily because she's a manipulative sociopath who considers it the easiest way to get her hooks into her teammates while ticking off her boss.
** This is also a tactic used by her teammate {{ComicBook/Daken}}. [[DepravedBisexual He'll sleep with both men and women to get what he wants.]]
* ''Comicbook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'': Superman and Wonder Woman had sex for several pages for no real reason. In the process creating destructive weather patterns and tidal waves that overturn aircraft carriers. [[FridgeLogic Somehow Superman is in better shape physically after that than before the act.]]
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'' with Castle and O'Brien.
-->"Are you cold?"
-->"Are you lonely?"
-->"Do you want to jump my bones anyway?"
%% * Some of the sex scenes in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' are irrelevant, especially the one at the end with Dr. Manhattan watching. [[spoiler: Particularly because they are in a large atrium of another man's mansion, without even considering getting a room. Maybe they deserved to have Dr. Manhattan watch. Not that they could have stopped him anyway.]]
* The ComicBook/New52 had two infamous examples in its first month:
** ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' establishes that Comicbook/{{Starfire}} has no memory of any of her human friends, including Roy; indeed, her narration implies StarfishAlien psychology where she can't really remember humans' personalities at all. (Later issues reveal this to be a lie, but it's unclear if this was a RetCon to stifle controversy.) As Roy's trying to get her to remember him, she asks, out of the blue, "Do you want to have sex with me?" They do. Many people noted that, aside from making Starfire seem completely interested in anything but sex, the implication that she is incapable of connecting with humans emotionally makes the whole thing creepy.
** The first issue of ''Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}'' had her escape from an attack on her apartment (with lots of shots of her in her underwear), meet up with Batman on a roof, and have them have sex while wearing their costumes. Some described it as a fanfic that nobody wanted to actually have canonized. Batman also initially tries to dissuade her, only to give in when she wouldn't stop, which some found [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale at least slightly rapey]].
* An issue of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' opened with ComicBook/AntMan and ComicBook/TheWasp having sex. Not vanilla sex, either. [[PowerPerversionPotential He used his powers to shrink and was doing]] something inside her lady parts. And no, this added nothing to the story that a morning after scene (like the one portrayed immediately after this) could not have accomplished.
* In issue 2 of ''Franchise/FridayThe13thPamelasTale'', Barry and Claudette go into [[MakingLoveInallTheWrongPlaces the woods to have sex]] [[spoiler:just before Jason drowns in Crystal Lake]]:
-->'''Barry''': Oh, don't be such a stick in the mud, Claudette!\\
'''Claudette''': Barry, stop! We have responsibilities!\\
'''Barry''': There are a ton of other counselors here. Everything will be '''fine'''. No one will even notice we're gone. We'll be back in ten minutes. I swear!\\
'''Claudette''': "Ten minutes?" (''looks over her shoulder'') It had better last longer than that!\\
'''Barry''': Wait up!\\
'''Claudette''': Don't just sit there silly! HAHAHA!\\
'''Barry''': [[TheGruntingOrgasm YEAH, BABY! UHNNNN! TAKE IT!]]\\
'''Claudette''': [[TheImmodestOrgasm OH, BARRY! OH! OH MY GOD! '''AAAAAAAHH!]]

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Used in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' piece [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93809/a-pleasant-surprise A Pleasant Surprise]] by Kalash93. The protagonist was only expecting to chat and catch up with Fluttershy. Extremely sweet sex ensues.
** Happens in two other works by Kalash93.
** In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/100083/1/blissful-dream/blissful-dream Blissful Dream,]] Fluttershy and her lover sudden start making love for close to no discernible reason, other than because they enjoy it.
** Used rather sensibly in [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax,]] because the story tells of an encounter between a HookerWithAHeartOfGold and her client. It's actually rather touching, really.
* Similarly "FanFic/{{Progress}}: Luna vs. Threesome" includes the phrase "And then they all fucked!" immediately following a set-up for a sex scene between Luna and her two roommates. In context, [[SubvertedTrope it was actually a cut to Pinkie Pie talking to Twilight Sparkle about a porn DVD she got from Celestia.]] The actual sex is off-screen and integrated into the story more tastefully.
** In ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'' it's a toss up which one slows down the work more, several scenes of Littlepip and [[spoiler:Homage]] or the one scene of [[spoiler:Velvet and Calamity. Though this one spurs an awkwardly expository and heartwarming conversation between the characters after being caught in the act.]]
** In "Shadow Snark", a chapter starts out seeming like this but in the end turns out to be Pinky Pie's own Fan fic.
-->OR WAS IT!?
* ''Everything the Light Touches'' (or The Lion King 2 1/2) is made of ''nothing but this''. The sole purpose of the fanfic is for Lion King characters to have sex in every character-on-character combination conceivable with very little plot, and still bills itself as a "followup" to ''The Lion King II: Simba's Pride''. Numerous OCs are included as the story progresses, making room for even more messy scenarios. If you're a dedicated fan of the franchise or its characters, this could very well be one of the most horrifying fanfics you can ever come across for its levels of pure squick.
* ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'', of course. "We jumped on each other and started screwing each other" indeed.
** Most notably, just before the FinalBattle, the plot (such as it exists) screeches to a stop so Ebony, Vampire, Draco, and Satan can have a big orgy for no reason. When Snape arrives, they put their clothes back on and continue with the plot as if nothing happened.
* Though ''FanFic/DarkSecrets'' had been building up the romance between [[Literature/HarryPotter Draco Malfoy]] and MarySue throughout (in [[SoBadItsGood its own particular way]], of course) the actual sex scene comes completely out of nowhere ''[[MoodWhiplash immediately after she's tried committing suicide]]''. It's also something of a BigLippedAlligatorMoment, in that it's completely different in style from anything else in the fic, never gets referenced again and could be [[{{Bowdlerise}} (in some versions has been)]] [[PlotTumour removed without changing anything.]]
* This is often the case with many forum based roleplays.
** And fandom-based Website/LiveJournal roleplays are guilty of it, as well. In fact, some threads are created with the sole goal of making the two (or more) characters involved have sex; at some point, the players will inevitably lose patience and think up some sudden excuse or trope to use to speed the process up. Sometimes entirely too much.
** Became particularly noticeable in pre-game of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v4. Many, many characters had graphic sex scenes with varying degrees of lead-up, to the point where handlers often commented on and poked fun at it.
*** Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittestMini: So, you're in a death game. You manage to handcuff yourself to a gazebo in a graveyard, leaving you defenseless. If you're Marion Williams, a character in PV3's prologue, the first thing you do is, of course, seduce the girl who tries to help you.
* [[FanFic/LoveAtFirstSight "They banged. The End"]]
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10036097/1/Pokemon-The-Adventures-of-Ryan-and-Kirrie The Adventures of Ryan and Kirrie]], a ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic, has ''every chapter'' guilty of this. In fact, it comes to the point where DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale applies in the ''First Chapter'' alone. By the latest chapter, this is pretty much taken UpToEleven.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham'' has a sex scene between Deadshot and [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGalleryPart1 Harley Quinn]] that arguably qualifies, since there's no real romance or much characterization that comes from it. Aside from {{Fanservice}} and RuleOfFunny, its only influence on the plot is that later Harley, while arguing with ComicBook/TheJoker, tells him that she has a new guy in her life.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* During the LockAndLoadMontage scene in ''Film/TheInterview'', Aaron and Sook end it with having sex in the armory. Justified, as they were trying to have sex before, but were interrupted by Dave.
%%* The many trashy sex scenes in ''Film/TheRoom'', which were inserted just so Tommy Wiseau could have an excuse to see his own naked ass on the silver screen. Admittedly, only one of them was plot relevant. Ironically enough, it was the one that did ''not'' feature Tommy Wiseau's naked ass.
* Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese go at it and good in ''Film/TheTerminator'', even though there's a killing machine hunting them down that ''absolutely will not stop until Sarah is dead,'' with the purpose of keeping John, the future Resistance leader, from being born. At least it has a [[JustifiedTrope justified reason:]] if you want a StableTimeLoop, you need to somehow find a way for John to be conceived.
* Uwe Boll:
** The sex scene in ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005''. Tara Reid's character shows up and just bones the main character. And they never speak of it again.
** In ''Film/BloodRayne'' as well. Only this time, it seems like Rayne was aroused by nightmares/memories of herself murdering a bunch of people.
* ''Film/BrideFlight'': Has "sex" "frontal nudity" and "nudity" as the top keywords on IMDB despite only having one scene that features this, making it a BestKnownForTheFanservice case.
* Near the end of the ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn2009'' remake, the child cultists are having a feast, and afterward two of them start to randomly have sex as a part of some disturbing ritual.
* In ''Film/CabinFever'', the last healthy man in the cabin finds the last healthy woman sitting on her bed, staring sadly out the window. She tells him that they're all sure to get sick and states that they might as well have sex since they will die. She gives the man a lingering predatory look and then suddenly we see her throwing him down on the bed (both competely naked) and screwing his brains out.[[spoiler: It then turns out that the woman wasn't healthy at all, she just hadn't developed any symptoms yet.]] Director Creator/EliRoth has stated that his goal with ''Film/CabinFever'' was to return horror to its 70s roots--meaning lots of gore and nudity. This otherwise pointless scene was inserted purely for that purpose. There was some {{Foreshadowing}} in a deleted scene showing Marcy growing closer to Paul, but with that cut out of the film, them having sex is quite random.
* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'''s theatrical cut makes the sex scene between Balian and Sibylla seem a little out of nowhere, but the director's cut restores a lot of subplots to justify the affair.
* While having the financial partnership of the protagonists lead to a romantic coupling in ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083006/ Rollover]]'' was plausible enough, the first sex scene is in the first act when the two hardly even know each other. The other two sex scenes that follow in the second act are just as annoyingly gratuitous. One gets the impression that [[ExecutiveMeddling someone thought]] the financial apocalypse to which the film was building wasn't going to be enough to keep the audience's attention, and that the sex scenes somehow would. However, the sex scenes only detract from the story, and the movie would probably be a lot better without them.
%%* According to some (probably most) reviewers, ''Film/{{Supernova}}'' provides perfect examples of this trope.
* ''Film/WaterWorld'' has an odd scene in which a young girl is captured and the main characters go save her... except their ship is broken, so they randomly have sex. And right after a BrickJoke from earlier in the movie comes to help them along, meaning that the scene was completely pointless.
* Any movie where Creator/StevenSeagal has a potential love interest, especially the ones directed by him... "And so the Lord said: Let there be Coitus!"
* The sex scene in Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme's film ''Film/DoubleImpact'', it serves no other purpose than FanService, and the thing is that it's ''not even real'': It's played entirely in the head of one CrazyJealousGuy who thinks that his twin brother is screwing his girlfriend at that moment.
* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' has a very long, awkward scene of Dan and Laurie having sex. This was another case of "why did this have to be in the movie", as this was only dealt with briefly in the graphic novel, and the movie was already quite long even without it. It has been argued that the scene might be considered a response to the sexualization of superhero characters and a counterpoint to another scene where Laurie's mother is nearly raped by a fellow superhero; others argue its only purpose is the justify the SomethingElseAlsoRises gag that ends the sequence.
* In the film version of ''[[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]'', King Leonidas and Queen Gorgo make love the night before he goes off to battle. It ''could'' have been an appropriate scene, showing a fleeting moment of tenderness before a bloody war, but then it showed them going from missionary to doggystyle and it started getting silly.
* ''Film/MonstersBall'' has this with its infamous sex scene. Not only does it add nothing to the story, but many viewers could have happily lived their lives without ever seeing [[FanDisservice Billy-Bob Thornton's pasty, bony ass]] (and more in the widely-circulated alternate edit of the big love scene). This is an example of how a sex scene can overshadow a film. Despite the movie getting generally rave reviews and Halle Berry winning ''an Oscar'' for her performance, try finding anyone who actually can tell you what the movie was actually about. The sex scene, though, they know.
* There's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKqgC_BR_pA one]] in ''Film/SharkAttack3Megalodon'', after Creator/JohnBarrowman's character gives his infamous and totally out of the blue "What do you say I take you home and eat your pussy?" line. WordOfGod (Barrowman on numerous occasions) is that this line was meant as a joke ad-lib but was kept in, which intentionally or not results in the ensuing sex scene becoming a lampshading of the trope.
* ''Film/UnderworldEvolution'' has an awkward sex scene not too far into the movie immediately after the two characters meet the ''BigBad''. Since ''Evolution'' is an immediate sequel (it literally takes place hours after the original ends), it could be argued that it's a culmination of the first film's UnresolvedSexualTension brought on by the emotional stress of the events around them.
* ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' films:
** In ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'', Donna just randomly decides to have sex with Jim, who she completely hated up until that point.
** ''Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch'' has Dan and Ellie randomly start kissing and having sex when they get to the motel room. Bear in mind they've known each other for less than two days.
** ''Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers'' has Brady deciding to cheat on Rachel with Claire. Of course they're interrupted before they can get very far but still...
* Tom Atkins (plays Dan above) seems to make a habit of this. In ''Film/TheFog'' he and Elizabeth hop into bed having met at best half an hour ago before they even know each other's names. The remake justifies this by making them an on-off couple.
* Creator/RyokaYuzuki's lesbian sex scene in ''Manga/EkoEkoAzarak'' might be viewed by some unkind souls as not being entirely essential to the plot.
* In the 2006 film version of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', the title character randomly has sex with the three witches (here gothic teenagers) while they discuss his future.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' has Bruce get at it with Miranda Tate, in basically their second scene together. For him, he has the excuse of having not dated anybody or left his mansion for the past eight years, and it ''does'' provide a quick way to jump-start the arc about him trusting her, but there's little reason given for why she's suddenly interested in him, especially since [[spoiler:[[CanonCharacterAllAlong she's Talia al-Ghul]] and hates him for [[YouKilledMyFather killing her father]]]].
* ''Film/FaustLoveOfTheDamned'': There's literally 10 seconds between the female lead worrying that the demonically superpowered hero who saved her from the bad guys is going to rape her to engaging in a passionate love scene with him.
* ''Film/VetHard'': (a.k.a. Too Fat Too Furious):
** Well, not actual coitus since they keep their clothes on, but Katja suddenly wants to do some sexual acts with Koen in [[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces the Business Class Lounge of the Airport]], of all places. Justified by her saying "she likes doing it where you can get caught". It comes out of nowhere and is pretty inconvenient for Koen, who unbeknownst to Katja is actually there on a criminal mission to hijack an airplane for Bennie [[ItMakesSenseInContext instead of, as she thinks, on their honeymoon]], and who has to take a phone call from Bennie during sexual stuff happening.
** Koen and Katja's ''first'' time they have sex, in Katja's shower, also - Koen's intention when he goes to her is to ''murder'' Katja [[note]]to drive the point home, when Koen approaches Katja while the latter's under the shower, this is scored with the music taken from Hitchcock's 1960 film Film/{{Psycho}}; the whole shower scene in this movie might be taken as either a homage or a parody of aforementioned earlier horror movie.[[/note]]. At the very last minute he decides to forego that and have sex with her instead.
* ''Film/TimeUnderFire'': The main character is a navy submarine officer who goes missing with his ship for several years due to going through a wormhole into another dimension. When he returns, he's thrown in prison because the navy thinks he committed treason (or at the very least desertion). He escapes and returns home to his wife and a pretty racy sex scene ensues.
* ''Film/DevilsPrey'' has a sex scene between [[spoiler: Seth and Fawn]], also intercut between shots of [[spoiler: Sam being tortured]]. You could probably remove this scene from the film and not hurt the story, given that the relationship between the two characters is already established.

* ''Literature/FearOfFlying'' describes such sex scenes as the "zipless fuck":
-->The zipless fuck is absolutely pure. It is free of ulterior motives. There is no power game. The man is not "taking" and the woman is not "giving." No one is attempting to cuckold a husband or humiliate a wife. No one is trying to prove anything or get anything out of anyone. The zipless fuck is the purest thing there is. And it is rarer than the unicorn. And I have never had one.
* Vlad's first encounter with Cawti in the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' series. Usually, a recently-resurrected person has a very different first meeting with the person who killed them. It was at least foreshadowed (the book started with Vlad griping about how assassinating somebody always makes him horny), and the suddenness of the jump into sex and relationship is noted afterwards. Neither really ameliorates the effect.
* Creator/GuyGavrielKay ''loves'' gratuitous sex scenes.
** In ''Literature/TheLionsOfAlRassan'', an assassin has just killed a minor king and been exiled by his successor. Then the minor king's mistress and the mother of his two bastard sons show up at the assassin's estate and Coitus Ensues. For no reason at all.
** In ''Literature/{{Tigana}}'', the main character suddenly gets to sleep with a duchess he just met, with the encounter being described in a great detail.
* Creator/NeilGaiman apparently decided that what ''Literature/AmericanGods'' really needed was three sudden bonking (with a twist) sequences, two of which were completely irrelevant to the plot, took place in a completely different locale, and involved characters who had not been seen or even mentioned beforehand. One sex scene was especially unexpected because it involved two men, a salesman and taxi driver, and gave virtually no indication that either was gay until a quarter of a page before the thrusting began. (Assuming everyone is straight, of course, and neglecting that the main barrier to such scenes in real life is ascertaining that the other guy is in fact gay enough too.)
** The scenes with Bilquis and the djinn do serve a purpose, though--they show us how the former gods are making it nowadays, and exactly how un-glamourous, how far from godlike it really is.
* ''Literature/LoMejorQueLePuedePasarAUnCruasan'' has two sex scenes. The second one at least somewhat fits into the narrative. The first one, with the main character having sex with a prostitute... yeah, that one we could have done without. The movie adaptation even skips it.
* Creator/BenElton is often guilty of this in his novels. One such scene in ''TheFirstCasualty'' earned him a Bad Sex Awards nomination for the worst sex scene in literature that year.
* In ''Literature/ThePaleKing'', Ms. Neti-Neti is nicknamed the Iranian Crisis for a very good reason.
* Near the end of ''[[Literature/ALandFitForHeroes The Steel Remains]]'', Ringil Eskiath suddenly has sex [[spoiler:with the book's main villain, and no, it's not rape. Their only prior history was a sword fight directly before the encounter.]]
* Stephen King's ''Literature/{{IT}}'' has two examples. First of all in the 1950 timeline [[spoiler: Beverly has sex with all of her friends in the sewer after defeating the BigBad. These children are all around twelve. The in-story reason is that after their victory the kids lost their focus and could not summon enough mojo to avoid getting lost, so Bev has sex with them all to revive their sense of camaraderie and unite the group long enough to escape the sewers of Derry (which, even without the big bad, cannot be fun to be stuck in). Also, this is possibly done as a TakeThat to her father who has already expressed his belief that she is having sex with the boys.]] Obviously it was not a scene the could replicate in the movie. Then in the present Bill and Beverly hop in the sack together when staying at the Derry Inn. It would be a BigLippedAlligatorMoment if it weren't for Bev's childhood crush on him. Nothing really comes of it either as Bill goes back to his wife Audra and Bev is implied to get together with Ben and it's never mentioned after that.
* Also happens in ''Literature/TheMist''. Midway through the story, David and Amanda, who are both married, have sex. As with the ''Literature/{{IT}}'' example, it's something of a BigLippedAlligatorMoment, so much so that Frank Darabont chose to leave it out of the film version. Even King himself has said he had misgivings about that scene.
* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in ''Literature/TheDifferenceEngine''. The novel has a rather long and detailed sex scene between Edward Mallory and a prostitute; the only connection the prostitute, Hetty, has to the plot is that she was the roommate of Sybil Gerard, the DecoyProtagonist. Mallory even abandons his ally Ebenezer Fraser, who had earlier been injured trying to help contain an outbreak of robberies, in order to satisfy his urges. But when Mallory exits Hetty's apartment, [[spoiler:he finds that the rioting, pollution, and the "Great Stink" that had been plaguing London during his tenure as the viewpoint character have all of a sudden reached nearly apocalyptic levels of awfulness. And because he was busy whoring while things were really going to the pits, he has lost his last opportunity to evacuate to the countryside to escape the chaos. He ponders what kind of idiocy had gotten into him that he would engage in such pointless debauchery while the rest of the city was going to the pits.]]
* Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt is pretty bad at this. Her novels have plenty of sex scenes, and in her debut ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'', we also get a really long rape scene. These scenes would have worked just as well (or maybe even better) if they had been shorter and less detailed. Many of them aren't even necessary for the plot. But they're still there, and Simona's latest novel, "De skandalösa", is close to being pure erotica.
* ''Literature/KnowledgeOfAngels'': About two-thirds of the way through the book, Palinor has a threesome with his (female [[BiTheWay and]] male) servants, which comes up quite unexpectedly while adding nothing to the plot. It also paints him in a somewhat bad light, given the {{questionable consent}} on their part as they're dependent on him for livelihood and used to obeying his orders.
* In the Literature/EarthsChildren series, from ''The Valley of Horses'' onward, the main couple have long, detailed sex scenes like... all the time. Minor characters too, sometimes. Apart from a few plot-important scenes, they do little except demonstrate the sexual openness of the culture... a point which was already made in other ways, such as through dialogue.
* You'd think that ''Literature/KushielsLegacy''--a series that borders on, but isn't quite, erotic literature--would use this trope a lot. But actually, it mostly averts it, with only plot-relevant sex being detailed. Special mention goes to this passage, where Phèdre (the main character and narrator) defies this trope and ''refuses'' to elaborate on a sex scene on this basis, flat-out telling the audience that what happened next isn't relevant to the plot.
-->''Of what passed between us that night, I will not speak. It had no bearing on aught that happened before or after, and was of no concern to anyone save [[spoiler:Hyacinthe]] and myself.''

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The ''Series/That70sShow'' episode "Donna's Story" had Eric try his hand at writing. All his stories eventually featured the main characters ([[HerCodeNameWasMarySue based on him and Donna]]) randomly having sex.
-->'''Eric''': God, why do all my stories end that like this?
* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''. In The Gang's movie "Lethal Weapon 5" the plot stops so the evil casino owner (played by Frank) can have a long, drawn-out sex scene with his girlfriend. To the ShowWithinAShow audience watching the film, it's this trope. To us (and to The Gang) its clear that the sex scene was only there so Frank could get it on with the actress (a prostitute he hired specifically for the sex scene). And yes, Frank was really having sex with her.
* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' does not bother with subtext ''at all''. They just show people going at it. A ''lot''. Scenes that would on most shows end with the DressHitsFloor, instead progress to full-on, borderline hardcore sex. This is not limited to named characters. {{Fanservice Extra}}s are often shown having sex (in rebel camps, brothels, upscale cocktail parties, etc...) in order to introduce an erotic element into scenes that would otherwise just be fighting or talking.
* ''Series/TrueBlood'' is the butt of many jokes regarding its perceived overuse of this.
* Many made-for-cable TV series invoke this trope, particularly those made for networks like Creator/{{Cinemax}} (nicknamed "Skinemax") which has featured series such as ''Chemistry'' and ''The Girl's Guide to Depravity'' which have engaged narratives that nonetheless stop at regular intervals for (usually plot-related, sometimes not) sex scenes. Other series, such as ''Co-Ed Confidential'' are simply intended to be softcore porn movies in episodic format. The percentage of real-life porn stars in the cast is usually a sign as to which is which. It has also (since the above was written) become much more prevalent in non-"softcore" productions as well, with most made-for-streaming and cable series, regardless of subject matter, featuring frequent sex scenes--sometimes of a very explicit nature--that fall under this trope. (Even ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' has managed to sneak some in.) Basically, if a series is at all aimed at adults, it has to include such content now. As noted above, ''True Blood'' was at one time ridiculed for its overuse of sex scenes. In 2015, it's one of the lesser offenders.
* Happens repeatedly in the first few episodes of ''Series/JessicaJones2015''. Made even more ridiculous by Jessica not appearing to have undressed at all for any of the scenes for her and Luke Cage's DestructoNookie. There's also an awkward oral sex scene with Trish Walker and Will Simpson in the middle of the season. Has resulted in some BrokenBase as the show's defenders claim the amount of sex is appropriate for the story, while others disagree. Some defenders of the series are upset by the fact that most media coverage of the series has focused on the sexual content rather than on the Kilgrave plot, despite it being a relatively small part of the overall storyline. This reportedly includes [[WordOfGod Krysten Ritter]], who at one point was quoted as being tired of constantly being asked about the sex scenes.
* ''Series/MagnificentCentury'': Why were Hatice and İbrahim going at in the the baths? To de-stress after an awful day? Who knows. But for a show that is usually tamer, it certainly seems to come out of nowhere.

[[folder:Print Media]]
* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' parodied this in issue #132, which had an article on UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s for sexual elements in films. One of the categories was "Best Director for a Sex Scene that Was Created Out of Nowhere". One of the nominees was a sex scene during a debate in the UN General Assembly.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/LANoire'', [[spoiler:[[ByTheBookCop Cole Phelps, of all people]],]] decides to have an affair with [[spoiler:Elsa]], one of the witnesses to a high-profile narcotics homicide case. Not only is he a married man with two young kids, but it comes almost out of the blue too [[spoiler:(aside from a series of mysterious {{foreshadowing}} cutscenes of Phelps attending Elsa's performances, the two had a total of two conversations, one of which was a police interrogation)]]. This, in ironic karma, kicks off a domino of hurt [[spoiler:for him which sees him demoted, publicly humiliated and sued for adultery]]. After even his wife kicks him out, the first thing he does is [[JerkAss go back to his lover for a second round]].
* [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]]'s ''[[VideoGame/ChzoMythos Six Days a Sacrifice]]'' featured a sex scene between Theo and Janine, a woman he had no romantic tension with at all in the second half of the game. Also, they do it while Theo is covered head-to-toe in bandages due to massive injury. This is what ends up getting Janine killed, as Theo [[AssPull "tainted her with his darkness."]]
** Yahtzee would [[WordOfGod go on to say]] the awkwardness of that scene wasn't meant to be romantic or sexy; it was meant to show how fucked up things had gotten by that point. However, Yahtzee also admitted this had more to do with [[{{Asexual}} his own hang-ups about romance and sex]] than anything else, and that if he had the opportunity to make the game again he'd just straight up show Janine raping Theo to get the point across more clearly.
* Both sex scenes in ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}'': The first one being an optional encounter where, if you play your cards just right when your ex-girlfriend drops by at your apartment (offer her a drink, play your guitar for her and then kiss her), she and Lucas will have sex together. The second one, however, is much more {{JustForFun/egregious}}: [[spoiler:Right before the very finale of the game, Lucas and Carla lie on a mattress together for what could very well be [[ApocalypseHow their last night together before the Earth becomes covered with ice]], while Carla wishes the two could have met under better circumstances... and then Carla decides that she loves Lucas and they fuck. And yes, the previous sentence is basically the only indication that the two have any sort of sexual tension between one another.]] [[spoiler:Also, Lucas is technically [[{{Squick}} dead during the second one]]. Carla even mentions how cold his skin is shortly beforehand. Sexy!]]
** There's also the fact that [[spoiler:Carla gets pregnant from the said dead man. So he's dead, but his semen is alive and kicking]].
* ''Fahrenheit'''s successor, ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', contains an optional one near the end: with only hours left to save the life of his only son, Ethan Mars can opt to take a break and sleep with Madison Paige despite his many devastating injuries, the obvious waste of time, and little to no previous romantic chemistry between the two.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' offers an arguable example, with the overlap with DeusSexMachina, where Rin doesn't mention that having sex is a way to recharge a Servant's mana until Saber's has all but run out. It ''is'' foreshadowed, but only subtly, and it's a long time before the reader figures out ''why'' she held that back.
** Really, this is a somewhat universal [[Franchise/NasuVerse Nasu]] thing. One gets the feeling that he doesn't really WANT to write H-scenes, and is only shoehorning them in out of some imagined obligation to the fanbase. This may have something to do with why they are so hilariously BAD that they tend to induce drinking games rather than arousal. ("Every time there's dialogue with an ellipsis in it, take a sip! Every time he mentions seafood, take a shot!")
* The sex scenes in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. They ''are'' optional however, so one can hardly complain, and it becomes a SexyDiscretionShot if you get it on with someone more than once.
** And of course the game also has the excuse of already having quite a lot of random character interaction, so what's a sex scene or two in the mix?
* A minor sidequest in ''[[VideoGame/MassEffect1 Mass Effect]]'' involves doing a favor for a high class consort. As a reward, the consort gives Shepard a trinket and a few words of inspiration based on Shepard's past. If Shepard expresses dissatisfaction with the reward, the consort and Shepard have sex regardless of Shepard's gender and without input from the player.
* ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'' has Harry and [[spoiler:Dahlia]] very randomly having sex on the boat near the end of the game with little build-up. Even Harry seems surprised it's happening (though [[AllMenArePerverts he doesn't really complain]]). Sure, [[spoiler: there were hints (and I stress ''hints'') that she and Harry had been together/at least interested in each other, and there was a sequence where it was implied they may have been married during one branch of reality]], but Harry himself shows little to no interest in her throughout the game and, most of the time, is genuinely confused as to who she is and why she knows him.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', both male and female characters can get it on with Red Lucy after completing the "Bleed Me Dry" quest.
** A female character with the Cherchez La Femme perk or a high speech skill can get a free session with the prostitute Joana. [[{{Squick}} Who you'll find out is trying to get out of the life to be with her fiance]].
* The ''VideoGame/ADanceWithRogues'' module features many of these. But, of course, despite the many possibilities to do this, every sexual relation is optional.
* A couple of missions in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony'' are interrupted by apparently random sex scenes involving Luis. One, occurring near the end of the game, is part of a cut scene and can be skipped, but while playing the "Club Security" side-quest, Luis is occasionally required to interrupt his work in order to rendezvous with the club's (female) head of security for some one-on-one.
* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2'' in The Rose of Remembrance quest. After fighting off some bandits in a rose garden, Geralt and Triss fall through the ground, and find themselves trapped in a forgotten pretty Elven bathhouse. [[DoubleEntendre They decide to take a bath together.]] Initially seems to go for a SexyDiscretionShot, but later as the scene changes to someone explaining an Elven love legend surrounding the garden, it cuts back and forth between him and Geralt and Triss's sex scene.
* This was one of the most notorious on the long list of things wrong with ''VideoGame/RideToHellRetribution''. Every female character the 'hero' encounters abruptly stops to have sex with him (fully clothed and with unmoving faces), even those immediately just rescued from rape or domestic abuse.
* ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'' uses this for its sex scenes. As it can be played on multiple explicitness settings, ranging from "tame" to "lewd", they kind of had to use this so the "tame" players wouldn't miss too much. Frequently what they miss is a single sentence.
* ''VideoGame/Thief2014'' was controversial with fans of the longstanding franchise because of a mission where Garrett has to infiltrate a brothel. Aside from encountering a number of topless women, to complete the mission Garrett must spy on a guy having sex with a prostitute in order to spot a code. Unlike some sexual content in games, this cannot be skipped and - to make matters worse - the sounds of the couple having sex are clearly audible for quite a distance. While the concept of encountering people having sex in a brothel isn't "coitus ensues", the fact there is no game-related reason to show it is - the room in question could just as easily have been empty.
* Two of the three introductory sequences for ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' have no sexual content whatsoever. Players who chose to join the Dragon, however, are sent upstairs at a hotel to complete their indoctrination ... and, with very little warning, receive oral sex from a strange woman (whether they are male or female, and with no option to refuse it), which [[HandWave somehow]] induces postcognitive visions. Notably, the Dragon never do anything like this anywhere else, this is the game's only sex scene, and it never becomes important again.

* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'': Alluded to between Faith and her boyfriend, Ash, when they meet in the park, presumably to discuss what happened at the pool party[[note]]Tiffany had infiltrated Faith's pool party in disguise and [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/feat_of_derring-do managed to steal the wand]][[/note]]. Except the discussion [[StealthPun came]] ''[[StealthPun after]]'' [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/stop_teasing they did.]]
* ''WebComic/VampireCheerleaders'' has it happen more than once:
** The first time being near the end of ''the very first chapter'', after Lori failed to silence Leonard [[HeKnowsTooMuch for threatening to expose her]] [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/half-time_3 and the rest of "A-Squad" as vampires.]] So she resorted to [[TimeForPlanB Plan "BC":]] which was to buy his silence by having [[SexyDiscretionShot all of A-Squad f*ck his brains out.]] [[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/half-time_7 It worked.]]
** During the ''"Adventures in Space... and Time?!"'' arc in vol.4, Leonard and co. end up at Lemuria, where they were supposed to be bathing in preparation for the evening banquette. But [[spoiler: [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Suki]]]] was horny and decided to have a quickie with Leonard, right there in the hotspring, since they were already naked.
** Earlier in the same vol., she wound up on the receiving end immediately after getting an unexpected ReunionKiss from Zoe. She was so overcome with emotion, that she tackled [[spoiler: Suki]] to the ground and [[spoiler: humped her leg in front of everyone at the amusement park, 'til she hit [[ImmodestOrgasm the Big 'O']]]]!
* ''WebComic/TheRockCocks'' has at least one sex scene per chapter. Track 5 has ''three'' going concurrently, between Steg and Suria, Seth and Georgie, and Redd, Rei and Meg.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheModifyers'': The unofficial parody is a 7min. short, 5 of which, are simply [[BigBadWannabe Baron Vain]] screwing [[PerkyGoth Lacey Shadows]] every way imaginable. She escapes him, after she's had her fun, and is last seen [[FriendsWithBenefits banging her robot sidekick]], [[DoAnythingRobot Mole.]]
* Mocked in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' when Homer spills the future plotlines of a SoapOpera [[ShowWithinAShow Within A Show]]:
-->'''Homer:''' Gabriella's baby shower will be invaded by terrorists, ''with sexy results!'' Sister Bernadette will leave the convent and start a softball team, ''with sexy results!''
* Played straight in multiple episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MoonbeamCity''. Actually, it's part of the show's [[RefugeInAudacity humor and appeal]].
** One of the sub-plots of the seventh episode, "Cop Con", revolves around [[spoiler:[[TheHero Dazzle]] and [[FallenPrincess Pizzaz]] enjoying [[GetaRoom multiple instances]] of [[SleepingWithTheBoss passionate love-making]],]] during the weekend-long event, when they should be overseeing the convention. And it is revealed that they [[spoiler:give into their mutual [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther attraction and affection]] [[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces multiple times]] every year]], at every Cop Con.