Main Anatomically Impossible Sex Discussion

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05:20:09 AM Oct 8th 2016
An issue I've heard from an erotica writer: Sooner or later, every writer does a sex scene where "they forgot to count the hands", and end up with some extras. If they're lucky, their editor might catch that.
04:31:56 AM Sep 29th 2016
Hey. For the lubricants thing, why is there no link to this page yet?
06:30:45 PM Oct 15th 2015
Here's one that is almost worthy of its own trope. Having watched yet another made-for-streaming TV show where the writers feel the urge to show characters copulating every 5 minutes in lieu of character development, I have once again spotted something I like call "The Laser Guided Penis". Basically it's the ability most men have in film and TV to begin the sex act without either partner helping to "guide" things. In reality, it's usually impossible or very difficult at least to go "hands free" in such a scenario. Yet we rarely see - even in shows that purport to show "realistic" sex - any effort to make this aspect of the act look real. And it almost reaches levels of "through his pants" silliness. Adding it to this list is probably better than trying to codify it as a trope because I'm not exaggerating (and those who really want to do the research are welcome to try and prove me wrong) when I think a good 90% of the sex scenes depicted in non-"porn" (whatever that means these days) have some level of laser-guidedness going on.
01:56:18 PM Apr 23rd 2013
Someone please add this, I'm sick of hearing and reading about breaking a virgin's hymen:

  • The hymen (or corona) is not something that can be broken during sex. It is an elastic membrane around the inside of the vaginal opening that can stretch and retain it's original shape. There is no mythical wall you have to break through to take a woman's virginity. Therefore, it is not an indication of whether a woman is a virgin or not. Some women don't even have a hymen. Also, any signs of visible tearing to the hymen are also signs of traumatic or especially violent sex (i.e. rape)
09:49:07 AM Apr 24th 2013
05:53:48 PM Dec 9th 2012
A couple of others that might be worth adding: 1. No one farts. Not that everyone makes like Peter Griffin when they're in the sack, but this could be added to the "nothing smells, etc." example. 2. I'm not sure how best to word this, but in terms of "anatomically impossible", many R-rated films with sex scenes, especially so-called "soft-core" films, will often (in order to perhaps satisfy said R rating) position their participants in such a way, especially the male, that were he to actually be doing anything, his equipment would need to be two feet long, or that the female has her "equipment" towards the top of her buttocks. I saw this recently in an episode of the cable series Life on Top during an otherwise rather realistic-looking love scene.
09:26:03 PM Oct 23rd 2012
edited by DesertDragon
This example came to mind for "Plain Impossible": Strange taste descriptions for bodily fluids, such as vaginal secretions tasting like strawberries or semen tasting bitter.
09:52:49 AM Jun 23rd 2012
Needs a typo fix: "Saliva nor plain water tend to dry too quickly" should read "Saliva and plain water tend to dry too quickly"
09:37:29 AM Apr 26th 2012
Why did all of the examples get removed?
10:01:23 AM Apr 26th 2012
The edit reason was "Specific examples are being removed because the wiki is not interested in hosting pornography.". The page was also a magnet for overly graphic descriptions and other such unwanted things.
07:03:19 AM Apr 27th 2012
Good enough for me.
10:57:06 PM Dec 29th 2011
I removed the Sonic fanfic Just A Little Fun because I can't verify that it even exists. If someone can prove that it exists, please re-add it.
02:01:52 PM Sep 27th 2011
Cut general examples due to not being practically impossible.

  • A man always achieves orgasm, sometimes humorously quickly. Impotence does come up from time to time as a plot point, but "Death-grip syndrome" * does not seem to exist in fiction.
  • Over- or underreaction — In a lot of movies, a woman moans the moment the man touches an erogenous zone of her body. While it is possible for a very sensitive woman to react like this, it's extremely rare; she's probably just faking to encourage him. The men never make a sound, unless it's a single manly groan the moment of orgasm.
  • Timed Orgasms — A lot of the time in fiction, partners will only climax when it's convenient to do so, usually at the exact same time as the other (this is achievable in Real Life, but it's not nearly as prevalent as it is in porn). In the event that one person does climax first, no effort is required or even considered to please the non-satisfied partner.
  • The two-second orgasm. Once a woman cries out that she's coming, no effort is made to "ride it out", unless the male hasn't climaxed yet. See Timed Orgasms, above; this is usually the signal for the guy to pull out instantly and have the woman engage in oral/facial/etc.
    • This is actually an enforced trope in the US, as the MPAA rates more severely lengthy female orgasms (often slapping the film with an NC-17) than equivalent male orgasms.
05:49:33 PM Jan 18th 2011
Removed the following from the contraceptives point:

It takes at least three months (during which time the pills must be taken every single day for effectiveness) for the body to adjust to these new hormones, during which time a girl may experience any of the following symptoms: Mood swings, disinterest in sex, weight gain, and breakouts.

... because you don't need to take the Pill for three months before it takes effect - that's just how long you should expect any side effects to last. One month should be sufficient for those who really want to be on the safe side. If you start taking them at the right point in the menstrual cycle (that is, on the first day of your period), you should be protected from the first pill on, if memory serves right - provided you keep taking them, of course.
08:27:30 AM Nov 2nd 2010
What subpage would Artistic License - Indexes go in? It's not a Subjective Trope and it's not part of the Delayed Reaction series.
11:32:06 AM Jan 19th 2011
If not the Subjective Tropes, it probably needs a "Lighten Up, Francis" Trope page. Seriously, it's like nobody here can even imagine that Anime/Manga are cartoons. Why would cartoon sex have to comply with the laws of biology, let alone physics? It's like complaining that Wile E. Coyote's head was flattened by an anvil instead of crushed to a gory pulp.
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