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Playing With: G-Rated Sex
Basic Trope: Two characters do something innocuous that is a metaphor for having sex.
  • Straight: Alice and Bob get into the shower and literally sing together.
  • Exaggerated: While they do so, Censor Steam comes up and it really looks like a Sexy Discretion Shot except for the singing.
  • Downplayed: Alice and Bob are shown preparing to go to bed, and it always cuts to the next day, leaving plenty of room for things to happen between those periods.
  • Justified: Alice and Bob are Starfish Aliens, and singing is how they have sex.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • Alice is alone in the shower, singing.
    • Alice and Bob start singing, but end up doing something completely different.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But then Bob comes in and sings along with her, before opening the door and producing Censor Steam.
    • Turns out, sex in the shower is a pain in the butt to pull off, so they settle for just singing.
  • Parodied: The neighbors have a traumatized look on their faces.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Alice and Bob actually have sex.
    • Alice and Bob's relationship is not of a sexual or romantic nature, so nothing they do together is even remotely suggestive.
  • Enforced:
    • "We want Alice and Bob to "express their love," buuut...this is a kids' show, so we need them to have sex in a way that isn't really sexual."
    • The Hays Code or some other similar rules/laws governing what is/is not too morally objectionable for network TV/movies/literature/games in a particular place.
  • Lampshaded: "So what did you and Bob do last night, Alice?" "Well... we made beautiful music together... Literally! There's no euphemism there, really!"
  • Invoked: Bob sees Alice naked and singing in the shower and feels like joining her.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob doesn't want to encroach on Alice's private time, so he doesn't join her.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Played For Drama: Bob sings a duet with someone else, and it affects his relationship with Alice.

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