->'''Barney:''' We and two beautiful women just survived a mugging. Do you know what that means?\\
'''Ted:''' "Thank God we're alive" sex?\\
'''Barney:''' "Thank God we're alive" sex! It's even better than "I can't believe you just proposed to me" sex, which I've only had like, four or five times.
-->-- ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''

The Heroes have survived a harrowing ordeal. It could be a major disaster, a battle or even an encounter with either TheDragon or the BigBad. Whether they won or lost is immaterial. The important thing is that they are still alive and are so glad to be alive that they decide to celebrate the fact by doing the most lively thing they can think of.

This can take many forms. Perhaps TheTeam takes a town and decided to enjoy the "hospitality" of the grateful female population. If the setting is a little more politically correct then it shall be made perfectly clear the female members of the group are as glad to be alive as the men are and thus they shall be more likely to seek out each others' company. As a matter of fact, this more or less defines the sex life of any BattleCouple that has gone all the way; it may constitute their RelationshipUpgrade to a BattleCouple. Perhaps the DamselInDistress doesn't think the SmoochOfVictory is sufficient reward and offers RescueSex, especially if she, too, is glad to be alive. Many an ActionGirl has become an ActionMom in the immediate aftermath of such a situation. May, in fact, lead to BabiesEverAfter. Can also be one of the attractions of InHarmsWay. On a darker and more disturbing note, these notions are probably a reason behind the "rape" part of RapePillageAndBurn when a victorious army is marching into town.

This trope is also TruthInTelevision; heightened libido is a common after-effect of surviving a dangerous and stressful situation. This is, needless to say, a ''very'' bad basis for starting a relationship.

SmoochOfVictory may have to substitute, either for a G-Rated version, or because they lack the time and/or privacy.

Sometimes overlaps with LastMinuteHookup, particularly in one shot works. RescueSex can be a sub trope of this if either the rescuer and/or rescuee were in imminent danger beforehand. StandardHeroReward is a LighterAndSofter version of this. MustNotDieAVirgin and PreClimaxClimax occur when they decide not to risk not surviving. See also IntimatePsychotherapy. FlorenceNightingaleEffect is conceptually similar, but more romantic. SexIsGood is the supertrope that allows this one to make sense.



* Invoked in an advertisement for Bridgestone tires, where the GPS advises an elderly couple the best route to a makeout spot:
--> Turn right in fifteen feet (car cuts across several lanes of traffic and into a narrow alley). Stomp on the brakes (car stops just before it drives off a cliff).\\
(Couple turns to each other and begins kissing furiously as romantic music swells.)

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'': Aki and Grey have tearful [[ZeroGSpot sex in a gravity-free environment]] shorting after seeing the Deep Eyes team get killed, and barely escaping a fallen New York City.
* In ''Anime/WickedCity'', DarkActionGirl Makie and BadassNormal Taki have sex after a Black World extremist ambush nearly kills them both. [[spoiler:In a subversion, it's actually a HUGE plot point: a part of ThePlan of their boss Giuseppe included them getting emotionally and sexually involved since not only would Makie become a PregnantBadass and experience a big power-up from that... but her and Taki's future child would be ''the first human/demon hybrid kid'', the living proof that humans and demons ''can'' live in peace together.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/PrincessLover!'', after Teppei saves her from an out of control train, Charlotte thanks him (off-screen) in a gratuitously erotic way. Silvie's facial expressions tell the story.
* Happens between [[spoiler: Akiko and Saionji]] in the fourth Manga/KaseiYakyoku OAV, right after [[spoiler: the Great Kanto Earthquake.]] [[PlayingWithATrope With a big catch, though]]: [[spoiler: their relationship issues are ''not'' solved by their sexual act, as Saionji reveals to her that he ''has'' met the guy whom Akiko truly likes, Taka, and knows he's just the RomanticFalseLead. That leads to: Akiko suffering and HeroicBSOD, them breaking up, and to her [[ButNowIMustGo leaving Tokyo to rebuild her life on her own]], whereas Saionji [[SecondLove gets together]] [[PairTheSpares with Akiko's lady-in-waiting Sara]].]]
* Kirito and Asuna in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', after the latter rescues the former from a murderer. The girl [[DeepImmersionGaming de-equips]] her clothes, asks the boy to do the same... at which point he admits that when he had suggested spending the night together, he meant ''platonically'', in case of further assassination attempts.
-->'''Asuna:''' We've already come this far, it's stupid to stop now!
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. In "Roberta's Blood Trail", Roberta is captured by a Cuban special forces officer. She offers herself to him, saying she's been turned on by all the violence. [[spoiler:He's very cautious, but goes along with it... until Roberta shoots him with the gun hidden in her belt buckle.]]
* ''Anime/Golgo13''. Duke Togo and a beautiful woman are seated next to each other on an airliner which has to make a dangerous emergency landing. Both note each other's DissonantSerenity when everyone else is panicking. She says it's because [[BrokenBird she no longer cares if she lives or dies]], but Togo rejects this, pointing out that her hands are trembling. Sure enough when the landing happens without incident, she gives him a SmoochOfVictory and has sex with Togo afterwards. [[LeaveNoWitnesses Unfortunately she then gets curious]] as to why he's NotStayingForBreakfast and follows him...
* {{Discussed}} in ''Manga/CityHunter'': Ryo knows perfectly that part of his ''immense'' libido is owed to him being in near-constant danger, and explains to his friend Mick it's why he's not sure if his feelings for Kaori are romantic or platonic.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Done in the Creator/JMichaelStraczynski upgrade of Comicbook/SquadronSupreme, Comicbook/SupremePower. Mark Milton's government-assigned parents had just seen him vaporize a puppy by accident with HeatVision that nobody knew he had and were so overwhelmed that they sneaked off into a closet with no cameras and did the nasty.
* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', in the comic, after the heroes come to terms with the fact that [[spoiler: the BigBad attacked their city while they were away, killing millions]]. Strangely enough, averted in the DarkerAndEdgier movie.
* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'':
** Played straight and very effectively in ''ComicBook/KravensLastHunt''. [[spoiler: After being buried alive for two weeks, the first thing Spider-Man does is return home to the arms of his wife Mary Jane, who had spent these two weeks worried sick and on at least one occasion getting into a very dangerous situation looking for him.]]
** Subverted near the end of ''Spider-Man: The Other''. Peter ends up carrying Mary Jane in his arms because she's moving too slow, leading {{ComicBook/Luke Cage|HeroForHire}} to believe he's rushing to get laid. Next scene shows that Peter simply wanted to take Mary Jane out web swinging.
* In ''[[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]]'' #20, AKA the prologue to ''ComicBook/WrathOfTheFirstLantern'', [[spoiler:John Stewart and Fatality]] make love on Mogo the living planet after the battle with [[EmotionEater Volthoom]].
* ''ComicBook/SavageDragon'' issue# 207 opens with Battle Girl and Mr. Glum having passionate sex amidst a [[RefugeInAudacity sea of corpses, in the aftermath of a successful battle against an alien horde]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': During the South American war campaign [[BattleCouple Shinji and Asuka]] have post-battle celebratory sex constantly.
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': [[BattleCouple Shinji and Asuka]] engaged in this after the battle against [[{{EldritchAbomination}} Leliel]]. Asuka nearly died, frightened and lonely, and she decided that she did not want to have any regrets in the next battle.
-->'''Asuka''': "I don't care about protection, not right now. I could have died in there, more alone than anyone has ever been. You're already closer to me than anyone else has ever been. I want every bond between us we can have. You gave me strength in there. I want you, Shinji. All of you. Tonight." She brought her hand up to stroke his face. "We're alive, together, and... in love. I love you, Shinji. I want to be yours."
* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', Kara and Dev engage in this after surviving the war against Mordru, Satan Girl and the Legion of Super-Villains.
* The MLP [=FiM=] fanfic, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax]] features this between a soldier and a prostitute, whom he regularly visits. It's shown how that their encounters have turned into more than just business transactions, whith genuine affection developing between the two.
* The ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6969408/1/ In the End]] it's not exactly clear what happens in the haystack between [[spoiler: Lelouch and C.C after she bathes him]] but the author mentions how they were sleeping side-by-side when [[spoiler: Orange found them]].
* In the Roleplay/DCNation universe, [[http://community.livejournal.com/jla_watchtower/481353.html this]] and IntimatePsychotherapy happened between Beast Boy and Fauna after [[http://community.livejournal.com/jla_watchtower/tag/plague Ra's al Ghul's plague]]. Their altered, animal-based physiology left them ''completely immune'' to the plague's effects while virtually everyone else was dying around them, and one of the ingredients Ra's used in the plague was some of Gar's blood.
* A ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' fanfic, "[[http://fasterassembly.livejournal.com/25712.html Goes Down Alone]]'' is pretty much about UnresolvedSexualTension culminating into this trope. It's actually more dramatic than [[NotSafeForWork erotic]].
* Ken Wolfe's series of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' fics (found on the [[FanficRecs.SailorMoon Sailor Moon Fanfics Recs page]]) have as a mostly-background feature an affair between Minako and Ami, founded on this following their revivals after fighting Beryl[[spoiler: , and later, Galaxia]].
* In ''Fanfic/UndocumentedFeatures'', enough children were conceived during the celebration following averting [[Myth/NorseMythology Ragnarok]] to form their own CastHerd.
* Assassin Miss Alice Band is very prone to this in the immediate aftermath of a successful contract completion. Only not with ''men''. See ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fanfic ''The Three of Cups'' (part of the ''Discworld Tarot'' sequence).
* Happens in the original version of the ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' fic "''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8250709/5/Numbershot-C13-True-Love-Shines-Through-All Numbershot C13: True Love Shines Through All]]''" between Yuma and Kotori. The story was banned because of the fact they were 13, so it was reposted with the two simply sleeping together. The chapter in question was then posted on Website/DeviantART. Yuma did die, but Kotori [[BackFromTheDead resurrected him]] with ThePowerOfLove (albeit it was boosted up by ZEXAL).
* In ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanworks where [[spoiler: Matt and Mello]] [[ForWantOfANail survive]], they often do this, as they are thought to be [[HoYay partners in more than one sense of the word]].
* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'':
** Shinji and Asuka engaged in celebratory sex after [[spoiler:destroying Leliel.]]
** After winning the war, [[spoiler:Shinji, Asuka and Rei celebrated both their victory and their survival with a threesome.]]
* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': After the FinalBattle, [[spoiler:Misato and Kaji]] had a rather "emotional" reunion. So emotional that she got pregnant.
* Happens in ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion''. After the events in the Shinjuku Ghetto, Lelouch is so happy to be alive, and C.C. is so happy to be free, that they make love not long after returning to Ashford. C.C. later refers to it as a delayed reaction to the psychological stress of combat.
* ''Fanfic/CyclesUponCycles'': After the events on Virmire, [[spoiler:which had Shepard knocked-out for two days following a mind-link with Sovereign, Kasumi confronts him about what he did, rakes him over the coals for nearly killing himself, finally admits her feelings for him and the two quickly get to multiple rounds of love-making.]]
* Subverted in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12290311/1/The-Black-Emperor The Black Emperor]]''. Lelouch and Milly are about to have sex after he returns from the Shinjuku Ghetto, but they get interrupted by C.C.
* In Episode 51 of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', 18 implied in her thoughts that this was in the cards if Krillin and her got through Cell. Of course, she got consumed by Cell shortly thereafter, but given [[Anime/DragonBallZ the source material]], it's bound to happen eventually.
-->'''Krillin:''' Here, allow me. I might not be good for much, but I can lift.\\
'''18:''' ''[thinking]'' If we make it through this, I am going to rock his four-foot world.
* In the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/827430 "Wagon"]], Casca and Guts make love to celebrate surviving the Hawks' harrowing battle with Wyald but moreso to allow some IntimateHealing and [[IntimatePsychotherapy psychotherapy]] take place between them, since the canonical event put their newfound relationship to the test and they want to reaffirm their devotion to each other.
* In the "Manga/FromEroicaWithLove" fanfiction drama [[http://www.caffiends.net/viewstory.php?sid=44 "Alles Klar"]], [[spoiler:Klaus and Dorian]] have hot, intimate sex after surving torture and (mostly) getting over [[spoiler:the trauma of rape]] together.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The end of most Film/JamesBond films.
** Lampshaded in the ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' novelization. (In a couple of them, like ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' and ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' one of the BigBad's surviving minions shows up to try to ruin the mood; it doesn't work either time.)
** While the Trope is played straight in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', it comes close to a dangerous subversion. Anya remembers her vow to kill him for her lover's death (which he has already apologized for) and seems about to do it. But she has a change of heart, and the Trope is played straight.
** In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', Madeleine Swann shoots down the idea that she's going to sleep with Bond just [[ButLiquorIsQuicker because she's drunk]] and [[SexForSolace distraught over her father's recent death]]. The following night after they've barely escaped being killed, she asks, "What do we do now?" [[GilliganCut The scene cuts to them tearing off each other's clothes in their cabin.]]
* ''Film/{{Speed}}'':
** This exchange at the very end after Jack rescues Annie from the MadBomber:
--->'''Jack:''' [[MeaningfulEcho I have to warn you, I've heard relationships based on intense experiences never work.]]\\
'''Annie:''' OK. We'll just have to base it on sex then.\\
'''Jack:''' Whatever you say... [[CallBack "ma'am".]]
** Annie lampshades the trope in [[Film/Speed2CruiseControl the sequel]] where she tells someone that she tried having a relationship with a certain someone after a dangerous situation, only for the relationship to go sour shortly afterwards.
%%* The end of ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
* ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates'' suggests this happened a lot among the defenders during the Siege of Stalingrad. Given the brutality of that conflict, likely TruthInTelevision.
* At least one of the many sex scenes in ''Film/NineAndAHalfWeeks'', with Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke.
* An interesting example in the Japanese film ''Film/{{Departures}}''. The guy comes home from his first session of preparing corpses for burial, and quickly gets hot for his wife. It's not that he was ever in danger of dying, but being around a corpse just spooked him so much that he wants to have sex so he can feel alive again. (Made more interesting by the fact that his wife doesn't actually know what his job is.)
* Subverted in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''; Marion tries this on board the ship after leaving Egypt, but Indy falls asleep in mid-kiss. It's implied that he woke up later, though.
* Defied in ''In The Army Now'' after the heroes are attacked by several Libyan soldiers. Jack tells Christine that people who have just survived life-threatening situations often experience massive surges in their libidos. Christine says that she is indeed feeling it, she then grabs him by his uniform and tells him in no uncertain terms that it will not be with him, EVER.
* Lampshaded in ''Film/{{Fury|2014}}''. A German woman goes to intervene when [[NewMeat Norman]] takes her cousin into a bedroom. Wardaddy says to leave them alone, as "they're young and still alive."
* A dark version in ''Film/TheFourthProtocol''. The KGB agent and a female military scientist are UndercoverAsLovers, but she turns down the idea of them sharing the same bed. They then have to assemble an atomic bomb, and get rather sweaty doing it. Afterwards she's more willing to share the bed, but on waking up the next day [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he ruthlessly shoots her dead as per his orders]].
* ''Film/AlienCovenant''. Two crewmembers have a ShowerOfLove after escaping back to their spaceship. Unfortunately this means they're too distracted to hear their captain trying to warn them that a Xenomorph has smuggled itself on board.

* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' there is a scene where a woman tries to invoke this. [[spoiler: The man doesn't want to, as he's already engaged and doesn't want to be DefiledForever.]]
* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/AGiftFromEarth'', a woman is forced to undergo sensory deprivation, and uses this to bring herself back to feeling.
* The novella version of ''Literature/TheMist''.
* Happens and is explained in ''Literature/{{Aztec}}'', after a bad earthquake.
* ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'': Simon and Miriamele finally get a chance for a frank conversation after the [[spoiler:defeat of the Storm King]], during which she confesses to him that one reason she's pushing him away is her fear that she'll be forced to take the throne and marry some horrible nobleman, and she'll never get to be with him... [[SuddenlySuitableSuitor her true love]]. The consummation of their relationship follows.
* [[spoiler:Aviendha and Rand]]'s first time in the ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' might qualify, though two very attractive people with significant UST sharing body heat in cold climates is really jumping the gun on this trope.
** [[spoiler:Faile and Perrin]] offscreen after the Trolloc invasion is defeated. Again after the assault on the Shaido.
* Disturbingly enough, many writers that are [[MostWritersAreMale usually male]] will use this after a female character has been the target of an AttemptedRape. One Historical Fiction novel "Two Brothers" uses after a {{Love Interest|s}} has been rescued ''after'' being raped. "I feel so dirty....will you make me clean?" That's allegedly how [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Tyrion Lannister]] met his first wife Tysha. [[spoiler:It was all a lie. Or not.]]
** In a situation that was tacky even for a {{hentai}} game, one ''Critical Point'' scenario involved this right after the female character had been raped BY THE SAME GUY she was now coming on to! Technically, he was not in control of himself at the time and it wasn't consensual for either of them, but still, "fixing" the rape by having consensual sex directly afterwards...
** It's turned around in Jo Beverly's ''Devilish''; after she's abducted, tied up, and nearly raped, Diana tries to find a way to cope with the experience by asking her {{Love Interest|s}} to tie her down. He complies only reluctantly, and flatly tells her not to even ask him to have sex with her like that.
* [[spoiler:Sam Yeager and Barbara Larssen]] do this after nearly being killed by a Lizard Bomb in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series.
** There's an earlier one between [[spoiler:Barbara and her husband Jens]] after they survive a Lizard bombing of Chicago.
* Renie and !Xabbu in ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'', actually three times.
* One of the ways to "Turn Sexual Tension into Mad, Passionate Sex" in ''Literature/TheActionHerosHandbook''.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/BlackColossus" Yasmela insists on this immediately in the wake of her rescue. Conan does not need much persuasion, to be sure.
* Occurred in at least one of the ''Literature/GuardiansOfTheFlame'' novels. I can't remember which one or which characters, only the line:
--> But mostly it's about almost having gotten killed. Or doesn't it make you horny, too?
* In Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/SeekersOfTheSky'' duology, based on Helena's (a glider pilot) stories, this seems to be true whenever several pilots survive a crash-landing or a near-miss. This is considering that most of the pilots are male, with Helena being a rare exception. This lifestyle helps her develop a cavalier attitude towards sex. In her first appearance, the main character (a thief) kidnaps her and forces her to fly him from a prison island. After crash-landing, he is badly hurt. Does she run away immediately? No, she has sex with him before leaving "to work out the aching muscles."
* In ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar By the Sword]]'', this trope combines with RescueRomance and the FlorenceNightingaleEffect to kickstart Kerowyn and Eldan's relationship within no more than a few hours after she saves him from being tortured by a Karsite priestess. Kero acknowledges the trope in the process, reflecting that she's felt the impulse plenty of times before, just never around anyone she'd care to wake up next to.
* Colonial Union Special Forces in Creator/JohnScalzi's ''Literature/OldMansWar'' series have Glad-to-Be-Alive ''Orgies'' after every mission. Issues of pregnancy and [=STDs=] are dealt with by all special forces members being sterile and by [=SmartBlood=] (TM) eliminating any pathogen with impunity.
* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'', Dora asks Lazarus whether it's odd to want this after a fight; he assures her it doesn't mean she's warped.
* In Teresa Frohock's ''Literature/MiserereAnAutumnTale'', Lucian and Rachael get as far as the passionate kissing after a hard-won victory before they remember their past. Lucian tells her he's sorry; she tells him that no, he's not.
* In ''[[Literature/CouncilWars East of the Sun, West of the Moon]]'', by Creator/JohnRingo, Megan's sexual relationship with Herzer has been delayed because she is recovering from repeated rape and StockholmSyndrome. She finally demands sex after [[spoiler: watching her friend get killed by a mutant-scorpion-''thing'']] and downing several shots of vodka to steady her nerves. Fortunately she falls asleep before he can comply, as that doesn't really count as SafeSaneAndConsensual.
* Subverted in ''A Ring of Endless Light'' by Creator/MadeleineLEngle, Vicky and Leo discuss how being close to death has made them more interested in expressing life. Leo uses this as a come-on (including mentioning that [[{{Squick}} his parents had sex]] as part of their mourning process), but Vicky isn't interested.
-->'''Vicky:''' Why have I been so hungry?\\
'''Leo:''' Because eating is part of life. So is loving.\\
'''Vicky:''' Let's concentrate on eating, then.
* While Creator/JTEdson character Dusty Fog gets laid less than, say, Mark Counter, he does benefit from this trope when he rescues a complete stranger - previously a man-hating feminist - from being eaten by a grizzly bear in ''A Town Called Yellowdog''. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, she is the big wheel behind the crime plot driving the book, and her brother has just beaten Dusty's brother to death.]]
* ''Literature/LegacyOfTheDragokin'': [[spoiler: Daniar and Kalak]] reconsummate their marriage after defeating the BigBad.
* A possible reason [[spoiler:Co-President Victoria Rione]] gives to [[spoiler:Captain John "Black Jack" Geary]] in ''Literature/TheLostFleet: Fearless'' after they survive a near-point-blank energy release by a collapsing [[PortalNetwork hypergate]]. He is initially reluctant, for a number of reasons, but eventually relents. She even frustratingly (and humorously) points out that he is the only (presumably, male) sailor in the fleet who would ask his partner for a reason ''before'' doing it.
* Invoked, but averted, in ''[[Literature/BelisariusSeries Fortune's Stroke]]'' following [[spoiler:Irene]]'s first battle.
--> "No," whispered [[spoiler:Kungas]] gently. "Not for us, and not now. Passion always comes, after death's wings flap away. But it is cheap, and gone with the morrow. And you will wonder, afterward, whether it was you or your fear."
* A variation in ''Literature/RedDragon''; Will Graham thinks about how funerals often make people want sex, since it's "one in the eye for death". Even though the mourners themselves are not in danger at the time, this trope is still in effect.
* At the end of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', when they've safely got back to Chicago after an extremely harrowing BigBadassBattleSequence, [[ActionGirl Murphy]] says she's going to go out and sleep with the first "reasonably healthy male" she can find. Harry's impulsive reply to this heads straight towards the long-teased RelationshipUpgrade, and [[spoiler: they actually decide to go ahead and see where it takes them, but Harry's assassination puts that plan on hold]].
* According to urban legend, Luke and Leia do this after he has rescued her from quicksand in the first edition of the Star Wars spin-off novel "Splinter Of The Mind's Eye"; admittedly it was written before it was revealed in "Return Of The Jedi" that they were actually siblings; consequently the scene was omitted from all subsequent editions of the book.
* In the AlternateHistory novel ''Moon of Ice'' by Brad Linaweaver, a bullet fired by a hunter barely misses Hilda Goebbels while she's on a Hitler Youth trip in the forest. She reacts by seducing the hunter and losing her virginity to him.
* In ''Literature/WisePhuul'', [[spoiler: Teltö and Sufael]] after surviving an airship crash.
* ''A Clean Kill In Tokyo''. Literature/JohnRain lampshades the trope when he gets in a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown with another ProfessionalKiller, then goes to the LoveHotel where he's hiding the DamselInDistress he's protecting for an AfterActionPatchUp, only to get a RagingStiffie the moment he sees her. [[RescueRomance He saved her life as well]] the previous day, so that may be why they end up having SlapSlapKiss sex on the floor shortly afterwards.
* In the first ''Literature/{{Quiller}}'' novel, the British spy is captured and interrogated under TruthSerum, during which he mentions a particular woman he met. His captors then order Quiller taken out and shot, but actually to [[TrickAndFollowPloy let him escape]], knowing they can recapture him as necessary by staking out the girl's place, because this trope will make him compelled to go there.
* In ''Literature/TheNarrows'', Harry and Rachel do some mattress dancing the day after they are nearly blown up by Backus's booby trap bomb.
--> “We fell onto the bed and made survivors’ love. It was quick and maybe to some degree even brutal—on both our parts. But most of all it satisfied the primal urge in both of us to fight death with life.”
* ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}''. In the first novel a strafing run on a ship leads to [[BloodSplatteredInnocents a man and a woman getting splattered with blood]]. They rush to a cabin and have frantic sex, only to have a MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaction afterwards as she's married to someone else.
* In ''Literature/{{Scarlett}}'', Rhett and Scarlett engage in this after being lost at sea during a storm.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Bronn recommends this to Tyrion after his first kill. Tyrion eyes Lady Catelyn Stark (the only woman for miles) and snarks, "I'm willing if she is."
** Bronn raises the trope again with Tyrion's brother Jaime, along with PreClimaxClimax.
-->"The [[ProudWarriorRace Dornish]] are crazy. All they want to do is fight and fuck, fuck and fight. There's nothing like a good fight, to get you in the mood for fucking. And there's nothing like a fuck-mad Dornish girl, to clear your head for the next fight."
* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', it's #26 on Lily's reasons to have sex.
** Also gets a mention in the episode where Ted and Barney pose as tourists visiting NYC in order to pick up girls.
* Wash and Zoe from ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.
** After doing a dangerous maneuver to escape from very, very dangerous Reavers (space cannibals):
-->'''Zoe''': Sir? I'd like you to take the helm, please. I need this man [Wash] to tear all my clothes off.
** Jayne says something about this to Book in "The Message" when they are talking about how they deal with death. They also say something similar when they are defending the brothel in "Heart of Gold."
** In the movie, [[spoiler: Kaylee and Simon]] use this as their RelationshipUpgrade. It's also implied in this exchange during a lull in a battle:
--->[[spoiler:'''Simon:''']] In all this, if there's one thing I regret, it's never having the chance... to be with you.\\
[[spoiler:'''Kaylee:''']] You mean to say, as in... sex?\\
[[spoiler:'''Simon:''']] ''[smiles]'' I mean to say.\\
[[spoiler:'''Kaylee:''']] ''[[[DramaticGunCock cocks gun]]]'' Hell with this, I'm gonna ''live!''
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** Faith and Xander have sex in the episode "The Zeppo." Faith implies she may like to indulge in this trope often, stating outright "Isn't it crazy how slaying just always makes you hungry and horny?"
** Buffy and Angel having sex at the end of "Surprise", though it was less celebratory and more "I almost lost you, so I want to be as intimate as possible with you."
** In "Forever" Xander and Anya have sex after Joyce's funeral, with Anya lampshading the trope. Angel, who's turned up just to comfort Buffy over the death of her mother, [[CantHaveSexEver has to leave her]] when Buffy's kissing becomes too passionate.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': After nearly dying at the hands of a serial killer, Ziva goes to a bar and picks up a guy. Subverted in that she looks more screwed-up then sad. Also, after his old {{Love Interest|s}} [[spoiler: Paula Cassidy dies]], Tony goes and tells his girlfriend he loves her in a more romantic form of this.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''. Amy Pond all but demands this outright at the end of the episode "Flesh and Stone". Doesn't get further than a kiss before the [[CelibateHero Doctor puts a stop to it]]. Then came the next episode where he tells Amy's pissed-off fiancé what happened.
-->'''The Doctor:''' She was frightened. But we survived, you know, and in the relief of it and so, yes, she kissed me.\\
'''Rory:''' And you kissed her back.\\
'''The Doctor:''' [[LiteralMinded No, I kissed her mouth.]]
* Michael and Fiona from ''Series/BurnNotice'' indulge in this at least once per season. In the pilot, Fiona punches out a {{Mook|s}} sent by a drug dealer (who later becomes Michael's biggest fan) to scare Michael off. Fiona then starts going up to Michael's place with obvious intentions, only for Michael to stop her and tell her that violence is foreplay for her not him, and that he still needs to clean up "the mess" she left and get some sleep.
* Inverted in the first seasons episode ''Ceasefire'' of ''Series/{{MASH}}''. Thinking the war is over, Hawkeye breaks all relationships with nurses he has been bedding by faking being married.
* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
** In the first episode. Walter White has just escaped two drug dealers who were about to kill him and a fire that one of them set accidentally. And then he crawls back home to his wife.
** In a later episode it goes much worse. He come home half-whimpering after a really traumatic ordeal and needs some sexual healing from his wife. When she's not in the mood for it he almost rapes her.
* ''Series/MadMen'': After Roger and Joan get mugged in an alley, they get busy immediately after in that same alley.
* TravelogShow RealitySubtext example: ''Series/NoReservations'' goes to do a show in Beirut in 2006, gets trapped there by the Israeli bombing campaign, have to be evacuated out by the Marines. Anthony Bourdain gets him, reunites with his then-girlfriend, now wife. Nine months later their first daughter is born. He recounts this at the begining of the show where he returns to Beirut four years later for a do-over.
* ''Series/{{Cracker}}''. A darker version of this trope in "To Say I Love You". A couple murder a LoanShark to avoid paying him, then have passionate sex (Fitz lampshades this trope when analyzing the crime for the police). The woman enjoys it so much, she encourages her boyfriend to go on a killing spree.
* ''The Hanging Gale'' (1995). After surviving an assassination attempt, Captain Townsend makes an aggressive overture to his maid, but she fends him off. He apologizes for his actions the next day.
* ''Series/ChicagoFire'': Casey and Dawson after the trying events of "I Am the Apocalypse." [[BlatantLies And that's the only reason.]]
-->'''Dawson:''' This is... This is just the reaction to the stress of the day.\\
'''Casey:''' Absolutely.
* ''Series/IronFist2017'': In "[[Recap/IronFist2017S1E9TheMistressOfAllAgonies The Mistress of All Agonies]]", Colleen Wing has been poisoned by Madame Gao. Bakuto teaches Danny how to use his chi to burn away the poison. Danny succeeds, but the effort causes him to pass out, giving Bakuto's group (including Colleen) more than enough time to take both Gao and Danny to an unknown location. At the start of [[Recap/IronFist2017S1E10BlackTigerStealsHeart the next episode]], we see Danny and Colleen wake up naked in a bed at the Hand's compound. It's implied that they do the deed, but we cut away to Harold Meachum talking with Joy before we see anything explicit.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': A non-sexual variant in "[[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E4PennyAndDime Penny and Dime]]". After a very taxing day, attending Grotto's funeral, then learning the truth about Frank Castle's family, Matt Murdock and Karen Page's [[RomanticRain kiss in the rain]] at the end of the episode has a lot of this in the subtext, if Matt's flirting with Karen while at Josie's watching the news of Frank's arrest is anything.
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' Hey. You okay?\\
'''Karen Page:''' [[BlatantLies Yeah.]] ''[[[LivingLieDetector Matt]] raises his eyebrows and smirks at her]'' Okay, that wasn't convincing, was it? ''[laughs nervously]'' Umm.....I don't know. I just, uh...Days like today remind me how precious life can be, you know?
* More like "Glad our ''child'' is alive sex" on ''Series/GeneralHospital'':
** After daughter Maxie's prolonged illness, Felicia and Frisco celebrate by making love after she finally received a life-saving heart transplant.
** So do Luke and Laura after daughter Lulu receives a bone marrow transplant, curing her of aplastic anemia.

* Bonnie "Prince" Billy's "Death To Everyone" combines this with a healthy doese of UsefulNotes/{{Existentialism}}.
-->''Death to everyone\\
Is gonna come\\
And it makes hosin' much more fun''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The (though optional) sex scene between [[spoiler:Madison and Ethan]] in ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' could definitely qualify, considering the former almost got killed by [[MadDoctor Adrian Baker]] and almost raped by [[AttemptedRape Paco Mendes]], and the latter had a near death experience with a drug dealer [[spoiler:whom he may or may not have then killed]].
* With ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' being an extended Film/JamesBond ShoutOut, [[spoiler:Naked Snake and EVA]] had this in the ending {{cutscene}}. After that though, [[MoodWhiplash it took a very]] [[DownerEnding depressing turn.]]
* You can bring up the subject with Zevran in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''--specifically, the idea of ravishing him during the celebration.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Jack states her intention to do this, if they somehow manage to survive the final battle with the Reapers. If romanced by Shepard in the previous game, she flat-out orders Shepard to stay alive, dammit!
* This is how Cass celebrates in one of the endings in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', should the NCR come out on top.
* Referenced in ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' by Lilith concerning Roland. She says if he dies she will be pissed, if they are both alive she will rip off his clothes. [[spoiler:Sadly, he is killed by a gunshot to the back, courtesy of Handsome Jack, during the mission.]]
* Done in [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee's]] adventure game ''[[VideoGame/ChzoMythos 6 Days a Sacrifice]]''. Unfortunately, the woman involved ends up screwed in a totally different way as a result.
* Turns up unexpectedly in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. In patch 4.2, a zone opened up for max level players to do repeated daily quests in (the Molten Front), and one of the quests involves [[http://www.wowhead.com/quest=29138/burn-victims bailing out druids who have gotten torched by the fire elementals]]. Rarely, upon healing one of them to full, they'll have this to say to you:
-->'''Wounded Hyjal Defender says''': I owe you a very special thank you. Find me sometime when this fight is over.
* [[Radar/FireEmblemFates VERY strongly implied]] to be the case with [[spoiler: Kaze and his wife, whomever she may be]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': ''Birthright'', since [[spoiler: in normal circumstances a child's paralogue unlocks as soon as their parents S-Support... but for plot reasons, Kaze's daughter Midori's paralogue doesn't unlock ''unless'' Kaze survives his and the Avatar's near death experience at the end of Chapter 15, leading to this implication.]]
* ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'': Sending your characters to the brothel after a mission is an expensive but wise tactic; if they've brushed death multiple times and are on the verge of a heart attack, giving them sexual pleasure is a great way to restore their sanity, making them fit to re-enter the meat grinder in a week.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* The first H-scene between Hisao and [[spoiler:Lilly]] during her route in ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' for all intents and purposes boils down this [[spoiler:because it happens after Hisao experiences a heart flutter. It is more "Glad-you're-alive sex" in Lilly's case, since she obviously was worried sick (and double because she's blind and couldn't help him.)]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Unusually done in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' where Roy has sex with his girlfriend Celia after [[spoiler:coming back from the dead]]. And the famous [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0400.html strip 400]], only it's more "glad that you're alive" implied sex.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-11-29 Slick tries to persuade Monique into Celebration Sex because there is hope in the air.]]
* In ''Webcomic/DocRat'', [[http://www.docrat.com.au/default.asp?thisItem=909 must be refused because she's under an anesthetic that would affect her thinking.]]
* In ''Webcomic/WelcomeToChastity'' the main character, after almost getting killed defeating a powerful witch the night before, celebrates by spending the next day making love to her boyfriend.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''SwordArtOnlineAbridged'': As in the original, Kirito and Asuna spend the night together after Asuna curbstomps Kirito's would-be murderer. Unlike the original, there's no platonic about it.
-->'''Asuna:''' Why're you pants still on? We doing this or what?

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Unsuccessfully invoked in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', when Stan gets in a MexicanStandoff with his wife and expects it to end in "nobody-got-shot-sex", [[NoodleIncident as it usually does]].
* Done by Peter and Lois in the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "North by North Quahog”, after they survive an encounter with Creator/MelGibson (who was trying to kill them for stealing a reel with his latest movie on it).
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': It's more of Glad To Be Alive Kiss, but Jack and Ashi have defeated a monster called Lazarus 92 and, after much panting and covered in the monster's guts, start kissing after a shared glance.