Playing With / Fantasy Contraception

Basic Trope: Characters have sex in a setting without real life birth control and don't get pregnant.
  • Straight: Characters use a fictional form of birth control.
  • Exaggerated: Characters can render themselves infertile at will or through Applied Phlebotinum.
  • Downplayed: Characters use some ambiguously fictional herbs which mostly prevent pregnancy, except when they don't.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Characters make themselves more fertile with fictional method, instead of less fertile.
  • Subverted: Characters use a fictional form of birth control and pregnancy results anyway.
  • Double Subverted: Turns out it is a case of false pregnancy (all the symptoms, but no child).
  • Parodied: Clap Your Hands If You Believe used as birth control... And it works!
  • Zig Zagged: Sometimes the characters use realistic birth control, other times fantasy birth control, and other times no birth control.
  • Averted:
  • Enforced: The setting of the story is obviously a fantasy one, where everything is different than Real Life.
  • Lampshaded: "But what if I/you get pregnant?" "Don't worry about that, we have these very convenient contraceptive spells."
  • Invoked: A magic-user sets out to invent a birth control spell.
  • Exploited: A character sets out to sleep with as many people as possible, without having to worry about pregnancies.
  • Defied: "In the wizarding world, we have spells for that." "Spells, schmells. I'd rather stick with what I know."
  • Discussed: "I recently heard Merlin has developed a new, very reliable contraceptive."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed: People realize that sleeping around all the time and blindly trusting the contraceptives isn't the best course of action and start becoming more responsible.
  • Implied: Aerith and Bob have lots of sex, but never worry about pregnancy and indeed none happens.
  • Played For Drama: An Evil Overlord who may not like abortions (or plain killing partners/victims) instead uses these to have their way with as many people as possible as a show of might and cruelty, knowing no offspring will come out of it.

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