->'''Jack''': I have to warn you, I've heard [[IronicEcho relationships based on intense experiences never work.]]\\
'''Annie''': OK. We'll have to base it on sex, then.\\
'''Jack''': Whatever you say, ma'am.
-->-- ''Film/{{Speed}}''

The DistressedDamsel has just been rescued from the BigBad by the hero. How can she show her gratitude? Have sex with him, that's how. If she's ended up in a GoGoEnslavement outfit, so much the better for all parties.

This is rather creepy if the rescue is from rape, especially if there's UnfortunateImplications that she's expected to sleep with her rescuer. It may, on the other hand, be a form of GladToBeAliveSex.

Could be considered an "express" form of RescueRomance, and a step up from SmoochOfVictory.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* In ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'', Kazuma actually suggests this to a girl once. Admittedly, at that point, he's shrugged off several assassination-attempts from her, convinced her family not to have her killed due to the dishonor she's brought on them, forgiven her for killing several hundred innocent people in an attempt to kill him, and finally managed to find a way to knock her out of her OneWingedAngel state without having to kill her in the process. She joins a convent with remarkable speed at that point.
** He suggests it to her all through that story arc, actually, though it's debatable how serious he is since he thinks highly of the girl for [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe protecting him from being bullied by their family members when they were younger]]. It's also possible he was doing it to [[BelligerentSexualTension annoy Ayano]].
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[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* ''ComicStrip/HaagseHarry'' suggested it once after defending a woman's honor from some unruly Morroccans. She accepts, on the condition that he goes shopping for clothes with her and takes her out for dinner first.
-->''Harry: "All women are hookers. Those who do it for money are the cheapest.''
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/DirtySympathy'' after Klavier sends Apollo's abusive BadBoss to jail, Apollo decides to [[SlashFic make the first move]] and repays him by sleeping with him, not [[SexyDiscretionShot that it's shown to the readers.]]
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[[folder:Film]]
* Film/JamesBond. Specifically ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' and ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' (those are just some of the plainest examples).
** Natalya's reaction when Bond saves her from the exploding train in ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'' probably qualifies, though Bond does have to kiss her after her "it's what keeps you alone" speech.
* In ''Film/VanHelsing'', Friar Carl rescues a townswoman from getting seriously injured by making a diving catch as she falls. She is grateful, but seems disappointed that her damn lucky rescuer is a man of the cloth. He is happy to assure her that he's not a ''real'' friar. She smiles. [[SexyDiscretionShot NEXT SCENE!]]
* In ''Film/DesertHeat'', Eddie Lomax receives this form of gratitude from the two sexy blondes he saves. [[AThreesomeIsHot Concurrently]].
* Subverted in the opening scene of ''Film/{{Machete}}''. The title character rescues a female kidnap victim who turns out to be [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl jaw-droppingly attractive, totally naked]], and eager to reward her rescuer, while Machete is only interested in saving her. [[spoiler:For his trouble she stabs him with his own machete as it's all a trap by the BigBad.]]
* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'' does this three times over the course of a single movie. The third time around the guy in question rescues her purely because he wants to boink her.
* Becomes TroublingUnchildhoodBehavior in the International Cut of ''Film/TheProfessional''. Leon rescues 12 year-old Mathilda from the middle of DEA headquarters after she fails to kill the {{Dirty Cop}}s who murdered her family. Mathilda then [[RescueRomance decides she is in love]] and offers to lose her virginity with him, so Leon has to gently refuse her. They compromise on [[InnocentCohabitation agreeing to share the bed]].
* ''Film/TheTransporter''. Frank reluctantly rescues Lai, then mooks come to his house with a rocket launcher and blow it up, only for Frank to take her out by swimming through a tunnel to the sea. Frank is ranting over how he should never have become involved in the first place when Lai strips off her wet clothes.
-->'''Frank:''' What are you doing?
-->'''Lai:''' Making up for the trouble.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Subverted in ''Freedom's Landing'' by AnneMcCaffrey: when [[TomboyishName Kris]] rescues [[HumanAliens Zainal]], he attempts to show his gratitude by having sex with her and is surprised when she refuses. The do end up together, though.
** It should be noted, the entire Freedom series grew out of a short story [=McCaffrey=] written as a ... profit-seeking experiment with fantasy softcore. In that story's version of their MeetCute, they did.
* ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' recounts that the "feely" thriller ''Three Weeks in a Helicopter'' "ended happily and decorously, with the Beta blonde becoming the mistress of all her three rescuers." (This is to show the audience that she's properly promiscuous.)
* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''[[Literature/KnownSpace A Gift From Earth]]'', Matthew Keller rescues Polly, who grabs him to drag him off to have sex. However, it is pointed out that she was just desperate for feelings after being tortured by sensory deprivation.
* In ''TheMistsOfAvalon'', Gwenhwyfar has sex with Lancelet after he rescues her. It isn't the first time, but it's the first time without her husband's explicit approval.
* Name checked in "Chaotic" in ''Dates From Hell''. Hope and Karl know the bad guys are watching them, but they're pretending everything's normal. Karl suggests they go up to the bedroom, to Hope's confusion. He asks Hope what she thinks would naturally happen if he had defeated the bad guys, rescued the fair maiden, brought her home safe and sound...Hope says, "Oh! Rescue sex! But for proper rescue sex we wouldn't even make it up to the bedroom. We'd just stop right here in the hall..." They do go on to lure the bad guys into a trap, and no rescue sex is had.
* Parodied (of course) in ''TheToughGuideToFantasyLand'', which describes how the hero will nobly refuse the offer of no-holds-barred, consequence-free sex with the [[GoGoEnslavement slave girl]], release her from her captors, and ''then'' - having proven himself to be The Good Guy - will have no-holds-barred, consequence-free sex with her before leaving her to make her own way home.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/TheDevilInIron," ConanTheBarbarian is taken aback when Octavia doesn't take this for granted -- and resorts to a kiss to seduce her.
** In "Literature/BlackColossus", on the other hand, Yasmela throws herself at him and insists, immediately in the wake of the rescue.
* Happens in ''Literature/TheDemonPrinces'' series in ''The Face''. Kirth Gersen rescues Jerdian Chanseth, [[GirlOfTheWeek the girl he has a crush on]] from AttemptedRape, and they spend the night together. Their relationship, however, does not go much farther than that.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Referenced in ''Series/CSIMiami'' (the episode mentioned in RescueRomance), where it is stated "rescue sex is the best sex."
* In the first episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', the eponymous protagonist saves a woman who then tells him the following: "I guess this is the part where you comfort me? Not like you didn't earn it." Needless to say, he doesn't go through with it.
** Another episode features Connor--who grew up in Hell and can thus perhaps be excused for his poor social skills--getting upset when he rescues an apparent prostitute who ''won't'' offer him free sex afterwards and instead intends to charge him for it. But then later, when a conveniently immature Cordelia needs rescuing, she [[ShipTease sort of implies...]]
** This trope is hinted at in a season 5 episode, when somebody recounts a story of a [[FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire certain ensouled vampire saving damsels in alleys]], and then asking if they'd like to "have a few drinks and listen to some Sex Pistols?"
** Lampshaded and spoofed by Spike in the third episode. Spike is standing on a rooftop, watching Angel rescue [[DamselInDistress Rachel]] and [[GagDub supplying his own dialogue]].
-->'''Spike as Rachel''': How can I thank you, you mysterious black-clad hunk of a night thing?
-->'''Spike as Angel''': No need, little lady, your tears of gratitude are enough for me. You see, I was once a badass vampire, but love and a pesky curse defanged me. Now I'm just a big, fluffy puppy with bad teeth.
--> ''(Rachel tries to hug Angel, but he backs away)''
-->'''Spike as Angel''': No, don't touch the hair! Never the hair!
-->'''Spike as Rachel''': But there must be some way I can show my appreciation?
-->'''Spike as Angel''': No, helping those in need is my job, and working up a load of sexual tension and prancing away like a magnificent poof is truly thanks enough.
-->'''Spike as Rachel''': I understand. I have a nephew who is gay, so...
* Also spoofed in the ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' episode "Once More With Feeling" during Buffy's "Going Through The Motions" song.
--> '''Buffy''': Will I stay this way forever. Sleep walk through my life's endeavour... ''(Frees a hot guy who was tied up by demons)''
--> '''Sexy Open Shirt Bystander''': How can I repay--
--> '''Buffy''': ''(walks away uninterested)'' Whatever...
* ''Series/RedDwarf'':
-->'''Ace Rimmer:''' (after rescuing a woman from the Nazis): Princess Bonjella? Ace Rimmer, there will be time for explanations later... and hopefully, some sex.
-->'''Bonjella:''' [[PhraseCatcher What a guy!]]
* On ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Tyrion describes how he met his first wife: he and his brother saved her from rapists. Later subverted when it is revealed that she was a prostitute paid to simulate the rape so Tyrion [[AManIsNotAVirgin could lose his virginity.]] Tyrion's current consort, Shae, immediately lampshades the ridiculousness of this trope, when she points out that no woman who was nearly raped would immediately jump in bed with anybody, and Tyrion was an idiot for assuming it was real.
* In the season one finale of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', Chiana, the resident LovableSexManiac, propositions John to thank him for risking his life to save the rest of the crew. He gently turns her down and tells her to "pass it on" (ie, help someone else who needs it.)
* On ''[[Series/PersonofInterest Person of Interest]]'', [[spoiler:Mr. Dillinger]] has sex with the [[spoiler:POI]], a sexy female, whom he saves from hitmen. [[spoiler:Finch]] is not amused.
-->'''[[spoiler:Mr. Dillinger]]''': You've had a very traumatic experience. You probably shouldn't be on your own right now. I don't know about you, Haley, but I could use a drink.
-->''(the next morning)''
-->'''[[spoiler:Finch]]''': The next time an attractive woman wants to thank you for saving her life, a simple "You're welcome" should suffice.
** This is a bit of an EstablishingCharacterMoment for [[spoiler:Mr. Dillinger]] since seducing a [[spoiler:POI]] is something that the audience knows [[spoiler:Reese]] would '''never''' do.


* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. {{Lampshaded}} at the end of "Wendigo".
-->'''Hailey:''' So really, I don't know how to thank you. ''[Dean grins]'' Must you cheapen the moment?
-->'''Dean:''' [[AllMenArePerverts Yeah!]]
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* [[PlayingWithATrope Played Straight]] in Stephen Sondheim's ''ALittleNightMusic''. The lead romantic pair, Desiree and Fredrik, have a passionate love connection after twenty years apart, and Desiree posits that Fredrik "might be in need of rescue", only for Fredrik to bitterly reply that he cannot "flirt with rescue when one has no intention of being saved" during Desiree's equally bitter number, "Send in the Clowns".
* Strongly hinted at in the song "Fie on Goodness" from Theatre/{{Camelot}}, when a knight recounts the time he "beheaded a man who was beating his naked wife".
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Strongly implied in ''VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos'' after rescuing Jody. ("Oh, Mr. President. How can I ever repay you?")
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic 1'': If you play as a female, a man will offer "earthly pleasures" as a reward for rescuing him, you can't accept though.
* In the classic video game ''VideoGame/DefenderOfTheCrown'', successfully rescuing a kidnapped maiden would result in a cutscene of her disrobing, then kissing the player's character before the camera fades to black.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', where Ashley Graham's offer for Leon to do some "overtime" is met with stoic rejection.
* Most of the {{Distressed Damsel}}s Geralt rescues in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' are more than willing to sleep with him out of gratitude.
* PlayedForDrama in ''VideoGame/ADanceWithRogues'', where the Princess is raped by the man who rescues her by chance and justifies the rape with her supposed gratitude.
* If you persuade DreamWeaver Feynriel to confront and master his powers in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', you end up coming across a woman he saved from would-be rapists despite his body being on a different continent. She asks if you know where he is, as she wants to "thank him properly".
** Invoked in ''Mark of the Assassin'' DLC if Anders is your love interest. As you escape a dungeon, he mentions he has detailed fantasies of ''you'' rescuing ''him'' from Templars about to perform [[EmptyShell the Rite of Tranquility]]. "And then it would be all about the best way to show my gratitude..." When Tallis points out that she's the one who unlocked the cell, one of his responses is that he could be grateful to her as well.
* In ''VideoGame/RideToHellRetribution'', the player can rescue women from abusive men, and they immediately reward him with sex.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/GSenjouNoMaou'' [[spoiler: after Kyousuke has his BigDamnHeroes moment saving Haru from [[BigBad Maou]] (who had her mere seconds away from complete suffocation)]] they head back to his apartment, reconcile from their fight at the start of the chapter, clean up, and get busy.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' had a ''Zelda'' subverted parody of this. Link killed Ganondorf and starts talking to a rescued Zelda about all the dangers he faced, hinting that he wanted sex. Zelda tells him that she's been rescued a few times in the past, and the first guy, she fucked his brains out. She actually gets further turned off when Link reveals that it took him 50 hours to get to the end of the game, and gives him 8 rupees for his trouble.
** After Zelda hops out the window, Link offers to save [[ADateWithRosiePalms another princess]].
* Pam says to Cyril that Lana will have no choice but to sleep with ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' after the latter saves the former's life. This never actually happens, and it's likely that Pam was trying to tease Cyril, Lana's boyfriend.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-07-27 Slick tries this on Monique, claiming a fight had been for her sake.]]
* [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/complimentary_orgasm Mocked]] in ''Webcomic/MenageA3''.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* A Website/YouTube video lampshaded the implications of this trope when Mario asked Peach for a bit more than a kiss.
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