->''"588. Paladins are immune to [=STDs=], but if I take advantage of this ability, I lose it. Wonderful paradox, isn't it?"''
-->-- ''Blog/{{Things Mr Welch Is No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG}}''

Some stories will be absolutely blind to venereal disease.

Of course, many writers ''are'' aware of the risk of catching an STD, but since the plot of the story is not about somebody dealing with an STD they avoid bringing it up. This may have the unintended consequence that when a story ''is'' about catching/having an STD, the disease seems to be a punishment for a lifestyle, rather than a lapse in judgement in self-protection. Another consequence is that sex can be made to seem inconsequential.

This is no big deal if the story takes place in modern times (as it is usually assumed at they are using protection), but it can be downright egregious when the EthicalSlut and TheCasanova live in an era before such protection existed and never catch [[HaveAGayOldTime the Great Pox or the Disease of Naples]].

Of course, this can be justified if the story takes place in a fantastical setting where no [=STDs=] exist.

Okay. Looks like we worked in the word 'consequences' as much as we could.

An obvious trope in most actual pornography, which [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment should be all we have to say on the matter]].

Subtrope of IdealIllnessImmunity.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Panty]] should have every STD known to man and some known only to monkeys with her sex life. [[WordOfGod Angel powers keep her safe]].
* Duke Togo of ''{{Golgo 13}}'' fame, a womanizer who never contracts an STD.
* Jeremy of ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns''. Despite the fact that he [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold worked as a teenaged prostitute]], stating himself that he took on 5 or 6 clients a night, and [[FunctionalAddict turned to injecting heroin]] to [[DrowningMySorrows avoid having flashbacks]] of his [[BrokenPedestal mother]] and the [[RapeAsBackstory abuse he received from his stepfather]], no one thinks to get him checked for STDs, and he never gets sick from it, although here it seems to be a {{Defied Trope}}: Jeremy also tells Ian that he carried condoms every time he worked. And Ian himself [[TheCasanova gets around pretty damn well]].
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[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* ''TopTen'', a PoliceProcedural in a city populated entirely by super people features a prostitute called "Immune Girl" who has this as her superpower. Sadly, she's not immune to the local SerialKiller who's been targeting the city's hookers.
* During Chuck Austen's run on ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'', there was a passing mention by Husk that mutants apparently can't get HIV. This was never mentioned before, was likely meant to include as a HandWave for why Archangel's [[HealingHands healing blood]] didn't carry the really obvious health risk, and has never been mentioned again. Angel also mentions it and a doctor confirms it. One presumes that this applies to Wolverine (and by extension Daken and X-23) or any other character with a sufficiently strong healing factor.
** That last point was once explicitly stated by [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]], whose healing factor at the time put Wolverine's to shame.
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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris'' [[spoiler:this is played straight when Steven dies of [=AIDS=] and Phillip, his lover, wonders why he wasn't affected (condoms are never mentioned). Subverted when it's shown that Steven was only faking his death and Phillip was never meant to find out.]] Though Steven's previous lover did actually die of the disease, so straight again, as Steven didn't catch the disease from him.
* Two words: [[Franchise/JamesBond JAMES BOND]]. No [=STDs=], no known condom use, no accidental pregnancy. (''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' once did a sketch revealing that Bond has an unspeakably large amount of [=STDs=].)
* Averted in ''Film/CabinFever''. When 2 casual friends suddenly decide to jump in to bed together, in the middle of a flesh-eating disease outbreak, the man is aware of how dangerous their affair is, and remarks to the woman how surprised he is that [[ButWeUsedACondom she didn't care about using a condom]] - while they're in the ''middle'' of having sex. The woman [[BlatantLies tries to assure him that she's healthy,]] though she has no way of knowing this for sure and doesn't seem to care one iota about the health risks. As it happens, rashes - which are the first symptom of the deadly disease - are bought out on the woman's back while they're still having sex by her lover's passionate squeezes. Sure enough, the woman quickly deteriorates and dies thereafter, and the man later falls ill himself - confirmed by a scene where he pulls up his hospital gown to find sickly welts just above his crotch.
* In ''Dead End'' (1937), the protagonist's ex-girlfriend has become a prostitute and is {{implied| trope}} to have syphilis. Her "sickness" [[TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed goes unnamed]], however.
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[[folder:Jokes]]
* Sex in jokes usually plays this trope straight as bringing this up isn't usually important to the punchline - the ''aversions'' are the funny ones.
** Three prisoners who are condemned to death are given the choice between a straightforward execution or being infected with HIV. The first prisoner opts for a quick death rather than potentially suffer for years. The second opts for HIV, saying that he'd rather live as long as possible. The third also opts for HIV. As the executioner injects him, he begins laughing maniacally. He continues laughing as they walk him to the gate of the prison and release him. Finally, a guard asks him what could possibly be so funny when he just got injected with HIV. The man answers, "You can't give me AIDS, you idiot! I'm wearing a condom!" and takes off running.
** A beautiful young woman goes to the gynecologist, and the doctor is immediately overcome with desire for her. He begins caressing her skin and asks "Do you know what I'm doing?" She replies "Yes, you're checking my skin for rashes, etc." He begins feeling up her boobs and asks "Do you know what I'm doing now?" She nonchalantly replies, "Yes, you're checking my breasts for lumps." Overcome with lust, he climbs up on the table and enters her, saying "Do you know what I'm doing... now?" She looks him in the eyes and says "Yes, getting herpes."
** An American man goes to China and sleeps unprotected with a prostitute. By the time he gets back to the States, his penis has turned green. He goes to his doctor, who shakes his head and says they'll have to amputate. Deciding to get a second opinion, another doc tells him the same thing. Suddenly he gets an idea - a Chinese doctor! The Chinese doctor looks at his penis and says he's seen this before. "Will you have to Amputate?" the man asks - "Oh, no - not at all!" the Chinese doctor responds. The man is breathing a sigh of relief when the doctor says "Two more days and it will fall off by itself!"
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[[folder:Literature]]
* There are at least some amateur erotica writers who note (partially in humor) either in footnotes or in their profiles that all their stories are set in a world where [=STDs=] are non-existent or have been cured completely.
** Likewise, in Franchise/HarryPotter FanFic characters will usually cast a "contraceptive spell" before getting down to business. [=STDs=], however, are rarely - if ever - mentioned.
** In some Franchise/HarryPotter fanfic, wizards simply can't catch normal Muggle diseases. They occasionally get bizarre magical ones, but that usually involves comical consequences like one's face being covered with feathers, and is fixable with potions or a trip to the hospital.
** The entire Naked In School universe (which does not include HowHogwartsBecameANudistColony) has this as a requirement, as bodily fluid transmissions are inevitable. Condoms are therefore unnecessary, as all contraception is taken care of via inoculation.
** TeenWolf fanfic authors like to claim that [[AsYouKnow werewolves don't get STIs.]]
* ''Literature/AFoxTail'' has "Venereal Elimination of Diseases" shots that are good against most [=STDs=] in the known universe. They're expensive but then again the more promiscuous main character used to [[TheCracker electronically rob banks]] for fun.
* The women in Harlequin romance novels seem to be immune to [=STDs=] while being simultaneously extremely fertile; if any negative consequence of a sexual encounter arises, it will invariably be an unwanted pregnancy, which will ''always'' happen if attention is drawn to them having unprotected sex.
* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/ToSailBeyondTheSunset'' the "good" protagonist never has a problem with [=STDs=], despite a very healthy sex life. Her "bad" daughter, however, gets some. At least the "good" protagonist does actually use condoms, although only for birth control. When she is pregnant or willing to have children with someone during "spouse swapping", she skips the condom. Yet the [=STDs=] know to leave her alone, since she is "good".
* Never fully explained in Jacqueline Carey's ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' books, though the ability to avoid pregnancy is. It may just be a D'Angeline thing.
* Averted in the Creator/TomClancy novel ''[[Literature/JackRyan Without Remorse]]'', where protagonist John Kelly contracts a venereal disease from the [[BrokenBird abused woman]] he rescues. The doctors cure him without revealing it [[spoiler: after she is murdered]].
* Averted in ''All American Boy'' by William J. Mann where the main character visits a friend/mentor of his who is dying from [=AIDS=]. He also reveals that [[spoiler:his previous lover caught the disease, while he's "clean"]] because they had an open relationship.
* Painfully averted in ''Literature/SomeoneElsesWar'', a book about ChildSoldiers trying to survive and escape their horrific lives.
* Thoroughly and constantly averted in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', where the fear of catching and passing on diseases seriously influences the culture and how it handles [[GenderRarityValue the rare men]].
* Averted in ''Literature/LettersToHisSon'' by British statesman Lord Chesterfield: He mentions "a whoremaster with [[BodyHorror half a nose]]" [[note]]e.g. caused by syphilis[[/note]]. Maybe to ScareEmStraight.
* Averted in NameOfTheWind. In Kvothe's part of the world, it's rarely mentioned (because it's not really that relevant to him) but the Adem describe going to great lengths to avoid or remove venereal diseases. Kvothe notes how important this is in light of the amount of sex they have, and with how many partners.
* Averted and played with in ''Literature/YouthInSexualEcstasy'', the protagonist discovers that he has herpes right after having sex with the school's most attractive girl, he is told that given the sudden onset of symptoms it's unlikely he got it from her and more likely that he infected her, and he is also given the serious advice of tracking down all his previous sexual partners to warn them about it. Then he later learns that the girl was indeed infected, but with ''syphilis'', how he didn't got the disease from her is never explained.
* In ''Literature/DoctrineOfLabyrinths'', the POV characters [[EveryoneHasLotsOfSex have lots of sex]] in lots of ways with lots of partners (one is a male homosexual prostitute, one is a GoodBadGirl, one is a man who patronizes female prostitutes, and one is a man who patronizes male prostitutes), but nobody mentions disease or protection. Despite this being a high-fantasy series, magic isn't really a justification here, since much of the action is set in a country that bans the use of magic on people for any reason.
* [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] ([[BlackHumor sort of]]) in [[TheGoodSoldierSvejk The Adventures of Good Soldier Švejk]] set during the WorldWarOne - one character describes his futile attempts to catch a venereal disease in order to [[DraftDodging avoid the military service]]. To his despair he remained as fit as a fiddle.
* ''Literature/KingdomOfLittleWounds'' is described by the author as "a fairy tale about syphilis." This trope is attacked savagely.
* ''Literature/NeverWipeTearsWithoutGloves'' is a brutal aversion, with most of the cast dead of AIDS by the end. Then again, the book is a semi-autobiographical look at the ravages of HIV/AIDS in Stockholm's gay community in the early eighties, and removing AIDS would have been missing the point in an epic way.
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[[folder:LiveActionTV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Faith has been stated to have lots of casual sex with no hint of condom usage yet never gets pregnant or infected. This might be due to her being a Slayer, but it's worth noting at least one Slayer had a child (Nikki Wood). Vampires are also likely immune to [=STDs=] and are mentioned in ''Series/{{Angel}}'' to be unable to have children (for unspecified reasons).
** Averted in an episode where Buffy has sex with Riley, who is shown reaching for a condom before they start.
* Repeatedly averted in the soft-core series ''Red Shoe Diaries''. Characters would often bring out the condoms just before getting it on. The show may be about casual sex, but it's about casual ''safe'' sex.
* Averted in ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Mac and Dee have contracted [=STDs=] during the series. In Mac's case, it's a recurring problem (since he never uses a condom during sex).
* Averted in the fifth season of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' as Sam is shown contracting gonorrhea and herpes. It should be noted that none of the STD's are ever acquired due to sex OR due to demonic blood drinking. In both cases, it was due to Sam aggravating a supernatural entity (a witch and a trickster [[spoiler: who's really an Angel]]) and being cursed.
** Both of the boys get hit with syphilis (along with scarlet fever and meningitis) by the [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Horseman Pestilence]], although that's just his power instead of them sleeping around. They're cured not long after, though.
* Averted on ''GossipGirl'' where [[MemeticSexGod man tramp Chuck Bass]] has contracted at least a few [=STDs=] in his day, and on one occasion bonds with his uncle over what medication they got for gonorrhea.
* Averted in ''Series/VeronicaMars''. [[spoiler: That's how she guesses who raped her.]]
* In an episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', the doctor finds it very odd that the woman from a primitive village who they have invited back to the base (and have put under a med test) is completely healthy, including a lack of any [=STDs=]. Turns out [[spoiler:she's actually an ascended Ancient taking human form, so she's kinda beyond that]].
* ''{{Glee}}'':
** Brittany has been known to have slept with almost all the guys at her school ([[BiTheWay and a few of the girls]]), and yet she has never been shown to have an STD. Considering she doesn't even know how babies are made, it's likely she has no idea what condoms or birth control are.
** Averted with Brittany's exboyfriend Artie, who after having a casual sexual relationship with two different women, finds out he has chlamydia. He's shocked, despite he fact that he says he never used condoms because buying them freaked him out.
* An odd aversion in an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', where O'Neill has sex with a local woman, and is infected with nanites that cause him to age rapidly.
* Played straight on ''{{ER}}'', where hospital stud Doug Ross managed to have drunken one-night stands with numerous women, yet never caught anything. Averted with Jeannie Boulet, who caught HIV from her cheating husband and feared she had given it to her boyfriend (she hadn't).
* Averted during ''GeneralHospital'''s AIDS storyline, where Stone had AIDS and his girlfriend Robin eventually tested positive, despite two previously negative tests. Viewers pleaded for her to remain negative, but the writers felt that this would be irresponsible, as the two had had unprotected sex numerous times (they stopped using condoms once she began taking the pill) before they even knew of Stone's diagnosis.
* ''TwoAndAHalfMen'', where not only does Charlie not get [=STDs=], but [[LampshadeHanging it's commonly pondered why]].
** Of course, in one episode, he goes to the supermarket with Alan and is shown buying large numbers of condoms.
* Averted in ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', when the first season finale was about quite a few of the doctors dealing with an outbreak of syphilis from constantly hooking up with one another. Also serves to [[YourCheatingHeart reveal that some of the characters cheated on their partners.]]
* Lampshaded but ultimately left ambiguous with regards to Barney in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', where other characters often imply that Barney must be crawling with diseases after the number of women he's slept with, but this is never confirmed in canon. In one episode, after a stunt at the Superbowl causes dozens of girls to call him up for a date, he proudly tells the gang that he's going to sleep with every girl who calls him, but has hired Ranjit as his chauffeur rather than take public transportation, because "[[HypocriticalHumor Ew, germs!]]"
* Similarly, Joey from ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is often the butt of these sorts of jokes. For instance, Chandler notes that Joey's advice will be useful if it's about "pizza toppings or a burning sensation when you pee."
* In ''DeepLove'' it's noted that Ayu, a prostitute, and all other noted prostitutes use condoms with their clients most, if not all, of the time. Averted eventually [[spoiler: when Ayu does contract [=AIDS=] and dies from it. It's also stated that Yoshiyuki's father has the disease at the end]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Despite these being TheDungAges, no one seems to get [=STDs=]. Not [[TheVamp Queen Cersei]], not [[TheHedonist King Robert]], not [[LoveableSexManiac Tyrion]], not [[CasanovaWannabe Theon]], not [[SoiledDove Shae]], not even [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Ros]]. The trope is averted in the "ASongofIceAndFire books" at least in passing. A Tyrell camp follower gave a young lord an STI. Also, the prostitute enlisted to teach Dany how to pleasure men is implied to have been living with an STI, and she suffered a flareup when she was weakened by hunger.
* Averted in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' with the Section 31 virus afflicting the Changeling race. The virus is spread through linking, the closest Changeling analog to sex. To bring about a Changeling genocide, Section 31 infects an unwitting Odo, who unknowingly infects the Great Link. By season 7, the virus has spread like wildfire through the Great Link, threatening the survival of the species.
** Before he knew he was infected, Odo also happened to link with Laas, another of the hundred Changelings sent out into the galaxy as infants. Laas left to go find the others and start a new Great Link, [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse possibly dooming them as well, but nobody mentions him after they realize Odo was infected]].
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is usually big on this trope what with their advanced medical technology, but of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had an episode where Harry Kim turns out to be the only Star Fleet officer to ever pick up a disease by sleeping with the GreenSkinnedAlienBabe. On top of that, he gets no sympathy from his superiors because he [[CantGetAwayWithNothing broke protocol with his interspecies liaison with a strange new race]] (not that it ever stopped Riker or Kirk, but they were ''senior'' officers of course).
* Averted in one of the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' comics. Jayne gets an STD after sleeping with a hooker off-panel. He has to go to Simon to get it checked out. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' provides a strange case. In their world, people generally *are* aware of the risks of unprotected sex, so this trope is largely averted during the stories (e.g. "Paradise", "The Slave of Duty")- but the ''frequency'' of unprotected sex during the series makes one wonder if anyone even bothers with condoms to begin with. Surely some of the [=UnSubs=] might have gotten away if they ''did'' think about it.
* Averted in ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay.'' No one can die anymore, and when Jack suggests a condom, his hook up laughs it off about how no one can die. Of course, Jack, [[ResurrectiveImmortality being better versed in the realities of immortality]] insists.
--> '''Jack:''' Forever just got a lot longer.
* In ''Series/PrivatePractice'', when Charlotte is raped, the possibility of her being infected is brought up (Addison gave her some pills just in case) and she gets tested, but she didn't have anything.
* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}: The Next Generation'' had an episode where there was an outbreak of gonorrhea. Alex found out Jay was cheating after he was found to have the STD, and some girls also got it from having oral sex with him. This included Emma, who was to kiss a boy in a school play, but he gave her a fake kiss for fear of being infected. She didn't seem to care about infecting him, and [[WhatTheHellHero was called out for it by her friend.]]
* One episode of ''Series/BombGirls'' had Gladys' fiancé James be infected with gonorrhea (where it was referred to as "The Clap") after cheating on her with a woman who was known to have had many sexual partners. He was treated with penicillin.
* Averted several times over in ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'':
** In one episode, the husband and son of Annalise's client come down with the same veneral disease, since both had had sex with the murder victim.
** Promiscuous Connor and his nerdy boyfriend Oliver get tested for [=STDs=] (at Oliver's insistence). [[spoiler:Connor is clean; Oliver has HIV]].
* {{Averted}} in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': "My Hypocritical Oath" had a man get treated for an STD at the hospital and ask JD not to tell his girlfriend, Kylie, who found out about it after noticing that [[YourCheatingHeart her coworker/friend had similar symptoms]]. Kylie wasn't infected because she and her boyfriend hadn't had sex yet.
** Dr. Kelso, who frequently cheated on his wife, went to a clinic to be treated for an STD at least once.
** There was an outbreak of syphilis at a nursing home; two of the patients came from that nursing home and were being treated for it.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/FrankZappa referenced gonnorhea and pubic lice ("crabs") frequently in his songs, always in humoristic fashion: "Who Needs The Peace Corps?" (''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney''), "Our Bizarre Relationship" (''Music/UncleMeat''), "Road Ladies", "The Clap" (''Music/ChungasRevenge''), "Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?" (''Film/TwoHundredMotels''), "Dinah-Moe Humm" (''Music/OverNiteSensation''), "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?" (''Music/JoesGarage''), "In France" (''Music/ThemOrUs''), "Attack! Attack! Attack!" (''Music/CivilizationPhazeIII''). Less funny is that groupie Lucy Offerall, who played a role in ''Film/TwoHundredMotels'', died of AIDS in 1991.
* Averted in many songs by Music/{{Eminem}} on ''Music/TheSlimShadyLP''. Yes, all on ''one'' record!
** "Cum On Everybody"
--> ''You thought I was ill and now I'm even more so''
--> ''Shit, I got full-blown AIDS and a sore throat''
--> ''(...) I told the doc I need a change in sickness''
--> ''And gave a girl herpes in exchange for syphilis''
** "I'm Shady"
--> ''So fuck it, I've got herpes while we on the subject (uh-huh)''
--> ''And if I told you I had AIDS y'all would play it''
--> '' 'Cause you stupid motherfuckers think I'm playin' when I say it''
--> ''(...) And I don't have herpes, my dick's just itchin' ''
--> ''It's not syphilis, and as for being AIDS infested''
--> ''I don't know yet, I'm too scared to get tested''
** "Role Model"
--> ''I've been with ten women who got HIV''
--> ''Now don't you want to grow up and be just like me?''
--> ''I've got genital warts and it burns when I pee''
--> ''Don't you want to grow up to be just like me?''
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[[folder:TabletopRPG]]
* In 3rd Edition of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', paladins were immune to disease by divine blessings, but they tend not to be the type to sleep around. However, Sune, the Goddess of love in Faerun, also promotes paladins, and like other divinely empowered beings, they are expected to promote their goddess' interests. Which admittedly sleeping around would go against (Sune is a goddess of ''love'', not of sex. She's just as open as the edition in question allows about sex being a perfectly fine if far from obligatory part of love).
* Also the case in ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'', which, despite its heavy emphasis on sexual activity and its claim to be "[[DanBrowned the most...realistic and historically/mythically accurate role-playing game available]]", never even mentions [=STDs=].
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* The universe of ''VideoGame/TheSpellcastingSeries'' is STD-free. The narrator takes care to mention that fact, as Ernie Eaglebeak tends to [[ReallyGetsAround shag every woman he can get his hands on.]]
* Literal example in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. A Witcher's mutations render them immune to disease and cause sterility. [[EthicalSlut He makes good use of both.]]
* Averted in ''VideoGame/FableII'', having unsafe sex can cause your character to get an STD. This is mostly [[RuleOfFunny played for laughs]], though, as [=STDs=] don't actually do anything.
* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland}}'' where sleeping with a hooker will ''always'' give the character "wasteland herpes". This does affect the character's health, though it can be easily cured at any hospital. Also noteworthy in that this is one of only six diseased/poisoned status afflictions in the entire game.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', in which the absurdly promiscious Isabela apparantly gets [=STDs=] often, but she knows a long-suffering mage called Anders who can get rid of them with no real difficulty. One NPC even claims she's so promiscuous that there's an STD [[UpToEleven named after her]]. And...yes, she's a potential LoveInterest for the main character.
* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Elona}}'', where encounters with prostitutes always leave you temporarily insane and has a chance to give you the "sick" status.
* Inverted in ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'', where having sex with a prostitute without wearing a condom will [[TheManyDeathsOfYou comedically kill you]] only a few minutes later!
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', for the player, who can sleep with several women (and men, and a robot) in the game with no consequence at all.
* In ''VideoGame/ADanceWithRogues'', as the game is D&D-based, paladins are immune to disease. ''Unlike'' D&D, paladins in the ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' engine don't lose their powers if they lose their alignment, so a Princess who takes a level of Paladin early on can screw whoever and whatever she likes with no risk of disease, regardless of where her alignment will go. (As this is a game about thieves and thieving, maintaining a Lawful Good alignment is very difficult.)
* ''Franchise/TheSims'' series has pre-made characters who are supposedly promiscuous, and promiscuity is actually a lifetime goal for some sims, but none suffer for it, since such diseases don't exist in the world. This, however, can be changed with mods.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* [[Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots Angel]] thinks you can only get an STD from contact between a penis and a vagina, which is convenient for her since she's apparently been banging every female who asks for the last ten years. Thea, a similarly-inclined woman who was similarly inclining Angel until recently [[spoiler: and has caught restless leg syndrome]], is understandably flabbergasted at Angel's delusion.
* ''Webcomic/{{Teahouse}}'' is set in a brothel, no protection is ever seen and there's no comment on [=STDs=].
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis'': Cassie gets gonhorrea and herpes from fooling around in the disco era, but since WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture, she can go to 2205 and easily get medicine that cures both in a matter of hours.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Justified in ''Literature/ChakonaSpace'', Chakats have genetically enhanced immune systems and well-defined estrus cycles. So despite their habitual {{Polyamory}} they never catch anything and rarely get pregnant by accident (as opposed to ''on purpose''). And sometimes, on the rare occasion that a chakat is in heat and doesn't want kids, a brief mention of wearing protection is added.
* Likewise justified in ''Literature/TheJournalEntries'' -- Pendorians don't need to worry about [=STDs=] (or diseases in general, period) overmuch because they owe their extended lifespans to helpful medical nanotech inside their bodies in the first place and unwanted pregnancy likewise isn't usually a concern for them. The emphasis is still on not getting ''too'' reckless (especially in BDSM or otherwise 'risky' play), and safety concerns are explicitly brought up and addressed every so often.
* Subverted by WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses and later on, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. Both {{Mr Fanservice}}s with active and messy sex lives, both have suffered the effects.
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* Subverted by Quagmire of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', who is apparently the venereal disease equivalent of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]] in that he carries every STD known to man but shows no symptoms (as his diseases are so balanced with each other that a slight imbalance could kill him). In fact, the only sexually transmitted disease he doesn't have is an unnamed disease from an African insect that Peter personally flew out and tried to find.
-->'''Quagmire:''' "Joke's on you, I already have Hep C!"\\
'''Peter:''' "Okay, what about... ''(stabs Quagmire with hypodermic needle)'' Gonorrhea!"\\
'''Quagmire:''' "Patient zero."
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