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Nuns with bad habits (not necessarily that kind).

Nuns are women who have dedicated their lives to religious service, forgoing sex and material wealth. In the land of fiction, they complete the Fetish Trio right up there with Nurses and Maids.

There is just something about nuns that turns a lot of guys on. Maybe it's the mystery of it all. After all, they wear the elaborate robes and live in secret, away from men. Maybe it's the Forbidden Fruit factor: you cannot have them, so, ironically, they become more appealing.

If a nun is fetishized, expect her habit to be far shorter and tighter than anything you would see in a real convent. Additionally, most Nuns Are Mikos in anime. Church Militant nuns, by nature of not only being a nun but an Action Girl, have a tendency of following this trope as well.

Christian nuns are by far the most common in fiction, but there are Buddhist, Taoist, and Hindu nuns too. This trope actually dates back to Middle Ages, as the literature and songs of the time often paint convents as "houses of vice" because it was, after all, a building full of women, making this one of the oldest sex and pornography tropes in Western history. (Indeed, in Elizabethan times, "nunnery" was slang for a brothel; thus, "Get Thee to a Nunnery" in Hamlet is a Double Entendre.) It was Truth in Television for many convents, and some of the greatest female saints are those who instituted reforms to make them true houses of holiness.

In medieval days, many women in convents were mere residents, not sisters. (This is alluded to in El Cid, where Ximene returns to her "home" convent, and the Mother says she's welcome, but shouldn't try to join up.) Noblemen often sent their daughters to convents by force, to keep them away from men until a suitable husband could be found; sometimes, no prospect would appear. Girls could also be locked up in convents if they had an inheritance coming, allowing the family to keep and control the money. Residents were usually allowed to have visitors, and thereby hangs the tale. There were plenty of priests who were Nun Too Holy, too. Let's not even get into the writings of sisters who took the whole "marriage to Christ" thing pretty literally...

A Sub-Trope of Nun Too Holy. Distaff Counterpart of Sexy Priest.

Contrast Nuns Are Spooky and Nuns Are Funny.


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  • This 1992 ad for Talens Rubber Cement.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Matilda Simmons from Episode 17 of the Black Butler (2008) anime. While several of the nuns put their hands on Ciel to undress him, in a hardly innocent manner, it is Matilda whom Sebastian charms and has affairs with, none too quietly, in order to learn more about the church they are investigating. It's heavily implied that the rest of the clergy are quite "unclean" themselves, despite the church's very harsh process of atonement for filth and sin.
  • In the Black Clover anime-only cosplay contest, Vanessa dresses as a nun. Surprisingly for her, it's a very reserved and realistic nun outfit, but given it's Vanessa, it goes into this by default. After all, her plan was to seduce the crowd with her unexpectedly innocent appearance.
  • Black Lagoon has Sister Eda and Sister Yolanda from the Church Of Violence/Rip-Off Church, who are pretty much as far from real nuns as you can imagine... (Hint: they smuggle weapons. Lots of weapons. That's just the beginning.) Also worth mentioning that both of them are/were highly attractive. Especially Yolanda in her I Was Quite a Looker omake chapter. Eda is actually a CIA agent.
  • Chrono Crusade: Rosette Christopher, but only in looks. It's because on the other hand, flirting with her can have very serious implications.
  • After the Time Skip in the Claymore manga, Galatea disguises herself as a nun, of all professions. She doesn't really get 'naughty' until after a three-way running fight through the city with Miata and an Awakened, though. Nun clothes aren't meant for combat, after all...
  • Zange from Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens. Though she isn't actually a nun, she just likes to dresses like one.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha:
    • Knight Carim, Sister Schach, and later, Sein, Otto and Deed, of the Belkan Saint Church fill the Moe nun quota, though their habits are pretty modest. On the other hand, Sister Schach's battle armor consists of a sleeveless top, hotpants and pretty good Zettai Ryouiki.
    • Sein really puts the "Naughty" back into "Naughty Nun" in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid, where she almost manages to grope the entire female castnote  in a single chapter. Note that one of the girls in question was a ten-year-old clone of her church's Crystal Dragon Jesus.
    • Then there's Sister Chantez, whose Barrier Jacket features a short skirt, a sleeveless top, and Underboobs.
    • Due was the The Mole and a Femme Fatale (not The Vamp). She seduced a priest to steal the Sankt Kaiser's DNA, which the Big Bad Jail Scaglietti used to create a clone of Olive Sägebrecht, the result being Vivio Takamachi, Nanoha's adopted daughter.
  • Somewhat noted in Negima! Magister Negi Magi when Misora was forced to wear a miniskirted habit as a part of the class' "cafe". She prayed for the Lord's forgiveness. That said, she and Sister Shakti are kinda cute, and the skirts on their real habits are short enough as it is.
  • Sister Angela from One Pound Gospel. Played with in that she is extremely devoted to her faith, and while she might harbor some feelings for Kosaku, she does her best to keep them platonic. Likewise, Kosaku's enormous crush on her doesn't keep him from dating other girls.
  • Melpha from Queen's Blade. It's hard to not see her as sexual, from her gigantic breasts to her "holy poses". In Rebellion, there is Siggy. Instead of being ashamed when she does the poses, she does them willingly...shame that she burns people for practicing magic, or science.
  • In the anime adaptation of Welcome to the NHK, when Sato first meets Misaki and discovers she apparently has religious reasons for wanting to help him cure his hikikomori ways, he has fantasies about her wearing a nun's habit while touching herself and moaning "No! I shouldn't! It's a sin!" Though this isn't explored further in the anime, the manga reveals that while her uncle and aunt are very religious Christians, she only goes along with them because they've been so kind to her; she holds no religious beliefs whatsoever.

  • Martin van Meytens the Younger did a double sided painting of a nun in prayer. Flipping the painting would reveal that the nun had her habit hitched up to reveal her entire backside.
  • Heinrich Lossow's "The Sin" depicts the fronts of former Cardinal Cesare Borgia and a prostitute dressed as a nun having sex doggy style through a fence inside a church during the Banquet of Chestnuts (basically, an alleged A Party, Also Known as an Orgy), with both still clothed in habits and only having moved their clothing sufficiently to perform the deed. The proportions of the prostitute along with the painting's lack of any sort of chestnuts that were said to be abundant at the party rather makes one wonder if the event it was supposed to be based on was a bit of an excuse.

    Comic Books 
  • In 52, Whisper A'Daire is priestess of the Religion Of Crime whom Renee actually calls a Naughty Nun. Unfortunately, neither the "naughty" or "nun" vibe really came across on the page, something that Greg Rucka felt was just lost in the translation from script to final product.
  • 6666, the sequel of 666 (about demons invading Earth in 2000) has a naughty female pope.
  • Twisted darkly by The Chronicles of Wormwood in which the Corrupt Pope forces nuns to service him sexually.
  • Nikolai Dante once came across the Church of Skoptje, which has a battalion of nuns as a Church Militant force to enforce their beliefs on the wicked. It's noted that these particular nuns are dressed in such a way that they are responsible for a far greater number of impure thoughts than they could ever hope to expunge.
  • Sister Joan, the eponymous Nun from the "Slim and Nun" strip in Penthouse Comix. The character was heavily inspired by Sister Sara in Two Mules for Sister Sara (see Film examples below).
  • Red Ears: Usually played straight, with nuns being objects of desire. Subverted in one strip, where a nun plays up to the stereotype when she's sexually assaulted by a rapist. When his pants are all the way down she runs away so he falls flat on his face.
  • Requiem Vampire Knight: Downplayed with the Sisters of Blood, who are an order of vampire nuns that guards Dracula's Royal Harem and are all dressed in bondage-like Chainmail Bikinis. However, they are extremely creepy, zealous and intimidating and men are more likely to rue an encounter with them than enjoy it...
  • In Star Wars: Legacy the very sexy Deliah Blue dresses up in an nunlike Imperial Missionary outfit part of a scam.
  • Tales from the Leather Nun was a 1973 one-shot with naughty nuns, by artists such as Dave Sheridan, Spain Rodriguez, Roger Brand, and Robert Crumb. Not to be confused with another comic book from 2008 called Leather Nun, featuring naughty nuns (among other things), by Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury.
  • Thor: God of Thunder #12 has a minor character named Sister Marjorie who is a little too much taken by Thor (but can we blame her?) and drops this immortal gem.
    Sister Marjorie: Perhaps the... God of Thunder... Would like to stay for dinner?
    Sister: Remember your vows, Sister Marjorie.
    Sister Marjorie: Yes. And what were those again?
  • Transmetropolitan: Spider Jerusalem claims to have lost his virginity to a telepathic nun.
  • Viz subverted this with the one-off Topless Skateboard Nun as she isn't naughty at all, just topless.
  • Warrior Nun Areala

    Comic Strips 
  • One Charles Addams cartoon shows four young women standing at a street corner. Two are wearing nuns' habits with knee-length skirts, a style just introduced at the time. The humorous part is that this was the time of the "maxi-skirt" in secular fashion, so the nuns are showing more skin than the girls who aren't.
  • Bloom County: How Opus is introduced to Rule 34.

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    Films — Live-Action 
  • There's an entire genre of Exploitation Films built on this trope, naturally called "Nunsploitation". The Italian film The Sinful Nuns of St Valentine is a definitive example with the Abbess arranging for the murder of a lesbian nun to frame another girl who was forcibly cloistered — all so she can blackmail the girl's lover for sex.
  • Paul Verhoeven's Benedetta features much naughty goings-on between pious Benedetta and new novice Bartolomea, who joined the convent to escape her abusive family rather than out of any considerations of piety.
  • Black Narcissus is about a group of nuns losing sight of their mission in the Himalayas. For some of them, it just means slacking in their duties (one plants flowers instead of vegetables they need for food). One Sister Ruth however develops a twisted obsession for a man that regularly visits the convent and tries to murder another nun she suspects he loves.
  • While she's probably not taken any oaths, the papal agent in the French film Brotherhood of the Wolf masquerades as a prostitute.
  • The Angels masquerade as nuns in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle to find information about the Creepy Thin Man.
  • In the Pedro Almodóvar movie Dark Habits, the nuns are naughty in a wide variety of ways; they're sadomasochistic lesbians, drug addicts (and pushers), writers of erotic novels, and commit various other sins.
  • Deep Cover: During a mob meeting at a strip club, there's "entertainment" from a Fanservice Extra in a nun costume.
  • Ken Russell's The Devils is full of Naughty Nuns, led by Sister Jeanne, who has lurid sexual fantasies about Father Urbain Grandier, the film's male protagonist (including one in which she imagines him coming down from the cross to couple with her. Unfortunately, this is part of a Sanity Slippage, and ultimately results in some serious Squick. Depending on what cut of the film you're watching, there's even more explicit naughtiness from Sister Jeanne's fellow nuns. It’s Based on a True Story, honest.
  • In Fellini's Casanova, the first woman Giacomo Casanova has sex with in the film is a nun, who also made sure her other lover (the French ambassador in Venice) can watch her and Casanova get down to business through a hole in a fish fresco's eye.
  • In Flavia the Heretic, Flavia feeds the nuns a potion that drives them into a Bacchanalian frenzy. They rip off their clothes and have sex with their Muslim captors, each other, and (possibly) a stallion.
  • In the film within an film of How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, Megan Fox plays a younger and sexier Mother Teresa ...and ends up winning an Apollo award for it.
  • Hudson Hawk includes a nun and she's undercover. She also leaves the order to marry Hudson Hawk.
  • Idle Hands: While she spends most of the film ignoring Randy's attempts to flirt with her since she is focused on her mission, at the end, druidic priestess Debi takes him away for some "ritualistic sex".
  • A large part of the plot (and humor) of The Little Hours relies on this trope. Most of the nuns in this movie get rowdy at some point or another, whether is it with fellow nuns or the male protagonist, and the mother superior is in what seems like a steady relationship with the priest of the monastery.
  • The defictionalized fake trailer Machete (originally from Grindhouse) features Lindsay Lohan in a nun's habit. It should be noted that 1. she wound up in the habit out of necessity, and 2. the most naughty thing she did while wearing it is shoot the man that killed her father.
  • Castle Anthrax in Monty Python and the Holy Grail is populated by eight-score blondes and brunettes between the ages of 17 and 19 and a half, in pseudo-nun habits, with a Grail-shaped beacon atop the castle. The punishment for lighting the beacon is a spanking... for both the nun that lit it and every other sister in the castle.
    Dingo: And then, the oral sex!
  • Mythica: Teela is a chaste, pious priestess starting out, and also very beautiful. She bathes regularly, saying her goddess demands the practice, and has mutual sexual tension with Thane until they finally have sex.
  • The Novices: Sex symbol Brigitte Bardot plays a naive nun who runs away from her convent and briefly becomes a prostitute. Then she brings back her hooker friend to become a nun herself when they're forced to hide in the convent in the end. Then they both make eyes at a very handsome and distracted priest.
  • Novitiate: Cathleen begs Emanuel to comfort her, leading the pair into sex. Earlier as well Mother Marie dismisses two novices over being "inappropriate". It's not clear whether they were queer or simply starved for human affection, as seems to be the case with Cathleen. Real life convents are well aware sisters' "particular friendships" become sexual sometimes and don't dismiss novices or nuns solely for this.
  • In The People vs. Larry Flynt, Althea claims that while she was in a Catholic orphanage, she was molested by the nuns. Incidentally, this is something the real Althea Flynt did claim happened.
  • Angelica from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was about to take her vows at a Spanish convent when Jack showed up. He'd mistaken it for a brothel, honest mistake. Well, it was a Nunnery...
  • Low-budget cult film Roller Blade features naked lesbian roller skating nuns.
  • In Psycho III, Norman's Love Interest Maureen Coyle is a nun who secretly left her covenant after having a Crisis of Faith. While on her spiritual journey to rediscover herself and restore her faith in God, she comes across our main protagonist at the Bates Motel. She soon grows feelings for Norman, which he returns. Despite acting as the film's Ms. Fanservice and dating Norman for some time, she never departs from her order as a friendly priest welcomes her to the church after she seeks counseling.
  • In the 1974 film Seijû gakuen aka School of the Holy Beast, the 'convent' is run much like a school for wayward girls, including the typical girl-on-girl catfight. They seem to find themselves getting into and out of their habits with alarming frequency due to their constant showering and friendly experimentation, though they do engage in more nun-like activities from time to time, such as praying, scrubbing floors and whipping newcomers with thorned roses to keep it spicy. Pinku Eiga and Naughty Nuns are a perfect match.
  • In Shoot 'Em Up, the hero takes the baby he has rescued from thugs who murdered his mother to a building that looks like a convent, and the door is opened by a young woman dressed as a nun. He barges in, and when she turns around in shock to follow him it's revealed that her nun habit is a costume with the rear end cut out of it, revealing that she is wearing some decidedly un-nun-like lingerie underneath and cluing the audience in to the fact that the building is actually a... "nunnery".
  • Slumberland: Sister Graciela is, in her dreams, a scantily-clothed salsa dancer.
  • In a bizarre way, the Jedi from Star Wars can be seen as something like this. Technically speaking they're not nuns because Jedi can obviously be male or female, and according to George Lucas, Jedi aren't strictly forbidden from having sex, only from forming attachments. This is almost universally ignored because forbidden romance makes a much more engaging story than meaningless carefree sex, to say nothing of the Moral Guardian reaction that would ensue. This is lampshaded in the Star Wars: The High Republic novel Star Wars: Into the Dark, in which a young Outer Rim smuggler, Affie, asks Padawan Reath Silas about the Jedi (having heard them described as monks) and Silas tells her that Jedi give up individual attachments, and she replies, "So, that means no sex?" Reath considers giving her the long-winded explanation regarding the difference in celibacy and romance, but he opts for the more simple answer of "basically."
  • Kate Upton in a "nun-kini" in the 2012 film version of The Three Stooges. See for yourself. (The Moral Guardians had a field day with this one, until the director simply told them it was fiction.)
  • Sister Sara in Two Mules for Sister Sara is a whiskey drinking, cigarette smoking nun who it turns out belongs to the other kind of Nunnery (i.e. the best damn cathouse in town).
  • Virgin Territory: Lorenzo receives shelter in a convent by pretending he's deaf and mute, after which they provide him work there as a gardener. He soon sleeps with a number of the young nuns, until Pampinea (who's tracked him down) tells the abbess the truth, making him abandon it.

  • As Nuns are the quintessential unattainable woman, naturally jokes about their supposed promiscuity are common as well.
  • The Pope went to an ecumenical conference in New Orleans. As he had been within the church hierarchy for decades, he felt he had lost touch with the common poor, so he changed into street clothes and wandered into the French Quarter. While there he was repeatedly approached by prostitutes saying "$50 for some head." Confused by this, he returned to the conference and asked one of the local nuns "Sister, what is head?" To which she replied: "$50, same as the Quarter."
  • Invoked and subverted in one joke, in which two nuns are walking on the street at night and notice a man following them. They decide to split up in case he had some dastardly things in mind, and one nun gets to the cloister a good while before her companion. When her companion returns, flushed red and out of breath, she's grilled over what happened, responding that the man had caught up with her and propositioned her for sex. Shocked, her friend asked her what she did in response to that. "Well, I lifted up my dress, and he lowered his pants... then I ran back here. After all, it's easy for a woman to run with a hiked dress, but impossible for a man to run with his pants around his ankles."
  • A cab driver picked up a nun who was waiting for a ride. Along the way, he turned to the nun and said, "Sister, I have a confession to make. I've always wanted to screw a nun." The nun gave him a look, then asked, "Are you a Catholic, my son?" to which the cabbie said yes. "Pull over," said the nun. The cabbie stopped the car, then the nun came around to the front seat and gave him the best blowjob he'd ever had. Once they resumed driving, though, the cabbie started feeling extremely guilty. "Sister, I have another confession—I'm not really a Catholic," he said. The nun replied, "Really? Well, my name is George and I'm on my way to a costume party."
  • One beautiful spring morning the head nun at the convent woke up feeling refreshed and well rested. Usually she ate breakfast in her room, but feeling as great as she did she decided to get dressed and eat in the dining hall. On her way to breakfast she passed Sister Mary Beth in the hall and said, "Good morning, Sister Mary Beth." Mary Beth replied, "Good morning, Mother Superior. Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?" "On the contrary," the head nun replied, "I woke up feeling refreshed and ready for the day." A little farther she passed Sister Rebecca on the stairs. Rebecca said, "Good morning, Mother Superior. Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?" "That's odd," the head nun said. "Sister Mary Beth just asked me that very question, and no. I woke up to a beautiful sunrise, and the birds chirping. I feel wonderful." As she entered the dining hall Sister Rachel came up to her and said, "Mother Superior, I believe you woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning." After hearing this again she was a little annoyed. The head nun said, "You are the third person to ask me that in the last five minutes. I woke up to a beautiful morning feeling great. Why is every one asking if I woke up on the wrong side of the bed? Do I look grumpy?" "Oh no, Mother Superior, that's not it at all," Rachel said. "It's because you are wearing the Father's shoes." (This joke more commonly has the nun as a priest instead.)
  • A priest and a nun are on a road trip, but at one hotel they are forced to share the same room with one bed. The priest piles up blankets between them and they lay down. After a bit, the young nun says "Father, I'm cold." The priest gets up, gets another blanket for her and returns to his side of the bed. After a little more time, she again says "Father, I'm still cold." The priest gets up, gets another blanket for her and returns to his side of the bed. Finally she says "I'm sorry, Father, but I'm still cold." The Priest looks at her and says "Sister, I know it's inappropriate, but would you like to play husband and wife for one night?" The nun's face lights up and she says "Oh! Yes, Father!" He looks at her and sneers "Then get your own damn blanket!"
  • Three hockey nuts are on their way to a game, looking forward to getting drunk, cursing like sailors and yelling obscenities at the referee. However, when they arrive they see two nuns sitting in the row before them, dashing their plans. One hockey nut turns to his friends and says "I have an idea to make them leave." He proceeds, in a voice loud enough for the nuns to hear, "You know, I'm thinking of moving to Kansas! I hear there are only thirty Catholics there!" His friends pick up on this, and another replies "Well, I'm thinking of moving to Ohio! I here there are only twenty Catholics there!" The third chimes in, "Well, I'm thinking of moving to Utah! There are only fifteen Catholics there!" Finally, one of the nuns turns to face the three men and replies "Why don't you all go to hell! There are no Catholics there!"

  • Angels of Music: One of Kate Reed's bizarre findings in her investigation of the Montmartre neighborhood is a few very attractive nuns with Dominatrix vibes, wielding riding crops and wearing fishnets under their habits.
  • Most nuns in A Certain Magical Index wear relatively reasonable habits, considering the ridiculousness of what they actually do, but one, Sister Agnese, upon her return is wearing a habit that is more holey than holy. That one is explained in the novels as being a punishment: that a nun would be forced to wear something like that is supposed to shame them. Although Agnese wonders if Bishop Biagio doesn't have other reasons for putting her in it...
  • Older Than Print: The Decameron has a couple of stories of unchaste nuns.
  • The novel Henry Esmond seems to allude to this trope via a subversion — the title character is in the English army and they are raping and pillaging and he rescues a nun from the violence. The listeners of his account expect that she is young and pretty and that a romance might develop but is instead old and ugly.
  • Played for Drama in The Howling (1977). Inez used to be a Carmelite nun named Sister Adelaide, but was forced to leave the convent because she was outed as being attracted to women; namely, a novitiate came to her for comfort and advice one night, they were unable to resist their mutual attraction and slept together, with the other nuns finding them sharing the same bed.
  • Julian passes by the "Shrine Of Aphrodite", where one can enjoy a priestess for a price. "They pretend it is religion. Actually, it is mass prostitution."
  • Matrix by Lauren Groff takes place in a medieval abbey. Sex between nuns is a semi-open secret, and some nuns form clandestine relationships. Notably, the nun in charge of the infirmary develops a reputation for offering special relief to her patients. The protagonist of the story, Marie, comes to the belief that sex amongst women still leaves virginity intact and is thus acceptable. Sex between men and women, and especially pregnancy, is still treated as an incredibly serious offense that could imperil the reputation (and thus safety) of the entire community. Violators are subject to intense corporal punishment and banishment.
  • In Rangers At Roadsend by Jane Fletcher, Chip (who spent some time in the temple as her parents wanted her to become a Sister) tells Katryn that the Sisters are, in fact, not as chaste as the public believes.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire:
    • Septa Lemore, who is responsible for tutoring Young Griff in the matters of the Faith of the Seven. She bathes naked every morning, doesn't seem even slightly put off by Tyrion's leering, has an overly-flirty attitude, and Tyrion notices she has stretch marks on her lower belly, suggesting a pregnancy in the past. However, Tyrion has his suspicions that she may very well not actually be a real Septa.
    • The Red Graces in Ghiscari culture are priestess that serve as temple prostitutes and the only ones to have sex. A visitant from Westeros laments that the Septas from back home are nothing like them and feels they should be more like the Red Graces.
  • Invoked in The Traitor Son Cycle, when the company learns that their next job is protecting a convent of young, pretty nuns.
  • Cage of Trash of the Count's Family openly flirts with the protagonist, fights, swears, and drinks. She gets away with it for a while because she's a favored priestess of the God of Death.
  • Trinity Blood presents to us a good example of Navel-Deep Neckline by this nun.
  • What Did You Do In The War, Sister?: Exploited. When Sister Christina is tasked with distracting German officers inspecting the convent to prevent them from discovering hidden refugees, she is instructed by Sister Ursula to appear as though she is flirting with them in order to buy the refugees precious seconds to hide. Sister Christina protests due to her vow of Chastity, but Sister Ursula abates her concerns by explaining she is not doing it with an immoral intent.
  • The first book in The Witcher series opens with Geralt sleeping with one of the Sisters of Melitele, an order of temple priestesses. When the head priestess catches them in the act, Geralt tries to shift the blame on himself, only for the abbess to inform him that the sisters are explicitly not forbidden from indulging in carnal pleasures.

    Live-Action TV 
  • When the original Blackadder finds himself appointed as Archbishop of Canterbury, he finds that the "sexual favors of nuns" are a major source of income for the Church, along with curses and pardons. Baldric mentions that many sales are to other nuns (and Edmund's surprise isn't that nuns offer sexual favors, but that "some people actually pay"). He also has a secret passage to a nunnery in his bedchambers, which leads to an... interesting scene with two drunken would-be imitators of the knights who slew Thomas Becket.note  It's also hinted that the mother superior and her assistant engage in lesbian bondage games.
  • Just as in the film, Sisters Ruth and Clodagh in Black Narcissus.
  • In Californication's infamous opening scene, David Duchovny's character has a dream in which he is serviced by a nun.
  • Cursed (2020): In a downplayed example, Morgana (who's a nun at the start) is secretly lovers with her fellow nun Celia. This isn't fetishized, although they're still attractive, but portrayed as sweet. However, they still count as it violates both their vows to be celibate and is doubly forbidden as they're a same-sex couple.
  • In the episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, where Debra's sister Jennifer reveals that she is following a vocation to become a nun, it is hinted that as a single and free young woman, she's had a lot more sex and opportunity for sexual encounters than her married sister Debra. Debra is suitably cynical.
  • Subverted and stomped upon in Father Ted, where the one thing that terrifies Father Jack Hackett is the typical Irish nun - grey, humorless, sexless and authoritarian. Father Dougal Maguire is too dense to realize in one episode that a pretty young nun is shyly hinting that she could break a vow for him.
  • Game of Thrones: Myranda claims to have been a septa-in-training escapee. Given her role and personality, it's possible she's lying.
  • Leverage: In the "Boys Night Out" Episode features a woman posing as a nun to smuggle (medical) drugs. Jack Hurely (former target\client) shows a picture of her in Bikini where everyone comments "That's Not A Nun!"
  • Lucifer. Lucifer offers a priest a Place of Protection. Cut to several nuns descending a staircase in what appears to be a candle-lit crypt... until they throw off their veils to reveal themselves as strippers in Lucifer's nightclub. Fortunately the priest is entirely unruffled by Lucifer's attempts to expose him to temptation.
  • Married... with Children:
    • A nunnery hired Kelly to advertise their olive oil, dressed as a nun. She couldn't fulfill the morals clause in her contract. Bud manages to get his "chaste" mother the part, but she hardly acted nunly.
    • In "Love Conquers Al", Bud ends up sleeping with a girl named Esmerelda, who is revealed to be a nun. She actually has rough sex with him multiple times, not giving him a break or rest, showing how experienced she is. He never found out though and her own brother is oblivious to the fact that she's not pure.
      Bud: I'm sorry, I didn't get a chance to change into some nicer clothes.
      Esmerelda: Please don't worry. You won't be wearing them much longer.
    • Another girl comes to Bud to have sex with him before she fully becomes one.
    • In a funny conversation, Peg tells Al that she wants to catch a film based on a true story about a nun's dark side. Apparently, this nun couldn't handle the pressure of maintaining her status so she snapped and shot up her covenant.
    • When Al questions his manhood, he phone calls all the women he slept with in his past. One of these many women is a nun, who describes sex with Al to be the best sex she's ever had.
  • Australian skit comedy show Skithouse had a scene with a group of people waiting for the bus, among them a Catholic nun. A voiceover asks "Can you tell which one hasn't had any sex?", and then an arrow appears, pointing to a man chatting with the nun.
  • Vikings: Season 5 has Kassia, a rare Orthodox Christian version of this trope due to being a Byzantine abbess involved in an illicit relationship with the local Arab emir.



  • The Beatles give us:
    "Crabalocker fishwife
    Pornographic priestess
    Boy, you've been a naughty girl
    You let your knickers down"
  • Not in the song, but a performance of the Blutengel song "Lucifer" had two dancers dressed as nuns. Halfway through the song, they strip off their robes to reveal a costume that includes fishnet stockings and leather collars. Can be seen here - the stripping bit starts at 3:33.
  • Georges Brassens' song Le Moyennageux is about him wishing he was born during the Middle Ages; he goes on explaining that part of the appeal is that he could have had sex with nuns, who "in this blessed times did not always say nay" and were part-time prostitutes for the fun of it.
  • Alice Cooper's song "Sister Sara" from his album Dragon Town.
  • A highly controversial Cradle of Filth T-shirt depicted a nun pleasuring herself.
  • The French Céline Dion song "La Religieuse" ("The Nun") describes the internal conflict of a nun tortured by her memories of a life of passion.
  • Some of these (complete with Les Yay) appear in the Music Video for E Nomine's hit song "Das Omen." Justified Trope, as the nuns are not Catholic nuns, but nuns associated with some sort of (perhaps Satanic) Cult or Religion of Evil.
  • The music video for Billy Idol's cover of "L.A. Woman" features an attractive blonde woman dressing fetishistically as a nun. When Idol pursues her she doesn't keep the habit on for long.
  • The video for Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's "She Said" from the album Plastic Fang featured a nunnery seduced by a vampire, causing the nuns to strip and grind on the stairs.
  • "Wash my blood", by Megurine Luka, is supposed to be about a nun who lost her virginity and became a nymphomaniac. YMMV though...
  • Mercyful Fate song "Nuns Have No Fun".
  • The cover for the Monks' 1979 album Bad Habits shows a cigarette-smoking nun with habit hiked up to reveal garters and stockings.
  • The music video for Powerwolf's "Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend" features six nuns seduced into stripping off and engaging in a (mild) satanic orgy by Attila's singing and the demons he summons.
  • Queensrÿche: Sister Mary in "Spreading The Disease".
  • Rapeman's sole album is called Two Nuns and a Pack Mule, inspired by a porn flick that Steve Albini had watched. ... Just don't ask.
  • Skyclad's song, "Spinning Jeny"
    She whispered of her innocence - (a plea I must contest)
    While baptizing helpless sinners with a missionary zest
    She will exorcise your demons - then exercise your thighs
    Await your 'second-coming' with a hunger in her eyes.
  • J.T. Taylor's "Sister Rosa".
  • Zladko "Zlad!" Vladcik's second music video "I Am the Anti-Pope" featured his female keytarist as one of these - her habit ended in a miniskirt and leather boots.
  • Warrant (no, not that Hair Metal band) song with the same name as above.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • Taryn Terrell dressed up as a nun for the 2008 Halloween costume contest at Cyber Sunday. Right around the time WWE went PG.
    "Vote for me and I will personally take you to heaven."

  • The Bob & Tom Show had a very humorous poem describing a nun, stuck on a broken-down bus with a bunch of kids on a church outing, strongly tempted to join a passing group of Hell's Angels.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Pops up in Exalted, where one of the Infernal Exalted signature characters wears a Naughty Nun outfit (as seen in this post on the official White Wolf livejournal). This is totally nonsensical, since we never once see anyone in Creation wearing an even slightly similar outfit - the local equivalent would be Immaculate Monks (who can be either male or female), but apparently it was too difficulty to make a fetishized version of brown robes and a shaved head.
  • The Macho Women with Guns table top roleplaying game produced a supplement titled Renegade Nuns on Wheels which is Exactly What It Says Onthe Tin.
  • A different kind of "naughty" is seen in the complex board game Nuns on the Run. This has novices sneaking through the corridors at night in search of "secret wishes" (cake for the Mother Superior's birthday, a bottle of brandy, medicine for sleep, a letter from home, or books of "dark magic and vices" — one reviewer pointed out that the cards contain locations, so you can invent more wishes and make them as innocent, or not, as you like, and print them out on cardboard). You have to find the keys and obtain your wish without getting caught by the Mother Superior or the Novice Mistress.
  • The Sisters of Battle in Warhammer 40,000 are an entire army of space Nuns that alternate between dripping with assorted fetish appeal, and subverting the hell out of it, sometimes on the same units/models. Case in point: Sisters Repentia, who are depicted in the models as women in loincloths and half-corsets, with cloths over their heads and massive chainsaw swords (and let's not get into the Mistress who leads them). Compare with a picture of a Repentia in their codex, who is entirely naked, wearing only parchments that are pinned directly onto her flesh with spikes. The Ciaphas Cain novel Cain's Last Stand confirms said Naughty Nuns are not required to be celibate.

  • "Don't Tell Mama" — one of the songs from Cabaret — involves Sally Bowles dressed as a nun and doing a strip tease.
    "Mama thinks I'm living in a convent,
    A secluded little convent,
    In the southern part of France.
    Mama doesn't even have an inkling,
    That I'm working in a nightclub,
    In a pair of lacy pants."
  • Appears rather disturbingly in William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, when Angelo begins to develop an obsession with defiling Isabella. There was actually a modern production done of the play that plays up the fetishization to eleven, with whips and chains and things.
    The impression of keen whips I'd wear as rubies,
    And strip myself to death, as to a bed
    That longing have been sick for, ere I'd yield
    My body up to shame.
  • "Nunnery" was apparently slang for a brothel in Shakespeare's day, which is how he uses it in Hamlet. This was, at least partly, due to the extreme anti-Catholic bias operating in England at the time. Being Catholic was, in itself, a capital offense for most if not all of his lifetime, and he worked in the serving levels of the courts of both Elizabeth I and James I (the players company he was part of was the official court theater troupe).
  • In the musical Nine (Musical), Guido has one of his lovers dress up as a nun to relive his sexual awakening at the hands of a nun when he was a child.

    Video Games 
  • The nuns of the Order of the Mysterium in Anachronox all wear red bodysuits with hoods, black thighboots with heels, elbow-length black gloves and a hardly-covering white tabard. They (and the monks) take vows of chastity, although at least one monk and sister don't let it get in their way, as you may overhear from them. You also find one nun in the Red District on Sender Station, having taken up a new profession... while still wearing her old outfit.
  • Arcana Heart's Clarice di Lanza. Not only she is a nurse, she is also quite impure, starting from her demon heritage (but she's not 100% evil) and her light and very playful personality.
  • Assassin's Creed II has a strange, invoked example. In Venice, you will find La Rosa Della Virtù, a bordello owned by Sister Teodora, a former Catholic nun, and is staffed by former nuns. She gives her reasons to why she equates her bordello to a nunnery (she considers herself a nun by her own brand of faith), some points cover the indiscretions of monks and priests of the time (who label those same things as evil), and how in some ways, it helps men better than a confessional does.
  • Bayonetta has touched this fetish as well, disguising herself as a nun at the start of the game.
  • Bombergirl has Sepia Belmont, who's not only a descendant of the legendary Belmont clan, she's also a well-endowed and curvaceous nun clad in form-fitting nun attire that emphasizes her Buxom Beauty Standard figure complete with detached sleeves and thigh-highs, is a total Love Freak, in the comics, is implied to have a fondness for Aqua, who's a vampire.
  • Obviously Bonetown would have a naughty nun, located at the Downtown church.
  • Brütal Legend's Battle Nuns. Demonic, yes, but also naughty.
    Eddie: Nice try lady. Or whatever you are. I'm supposed to think you're a nun, but I know you're some kind of big ugly demon, so let's have it. [Battle Nun turns around revealing her demon face] Ah ha! I knew it! Big ugly demon. [Battle Nun slowly struts her incredible hourglass figure] Kinda sexy though in a weird way... Hm.
  • Darkstalkers's Felicia becomes a Nun on her Vampire Savior ending. She is naked under the habit. There's also her Flung Clothing intro pose in Marvel vs. Capcom 2.
  • Leliana from Dragon Age: Origins is a lay sister who's bisexual and a former Femme Fatale Spy, and admits to sometimes ogling her fellow Sisters.
  • Fallen London has Sinning Jenny (yes, that's her actual name), a prioress who runs the Parlour of Virtue that's a not-so-virtuous place for people to indulge in certain distractions. She's also well-known for wearing thigh-high scarlet stockings and giving people spectacular kisses in exchange for money (when she isn't poisoning them, that is). This is justified by the fact that she's actually a member of the Sisterhood, who, while seems like a Catholic nun convent, is actually an order of warriors originating from the Second City (Amarna, New Kingdom Period Egypt) whose purpose is to take down the Vake.
  • Guilty Gear's Bridget. She's technically a bounty hunter, not a nun, but she grew up in a religious household and wear the outfit for no reason in particular. In XX especially she is subject to a lot of Fanservice on par with Ms. Fanservice characters like I-No (one of her round victory animations is an accidental Panty Shot that she embarrassedly covers up, characters are constantly talking about how attractive she is, etc), but these traits are either toned down or outright erased in -STRIVE-, including her updated outfit being much more conservative and only retaining her old nun's habit.
  • Hitman: Absolution has a weird invoking of this in the form of The Saints, an elite all-female assassination squad who for some reason have a nun aesthetic, disguised in proper habits before revealing themselves to be clad in latex fetish suits for combat. It's not even given an in-universe explanation beyond a hint that it was the group's idea.
  • From the Nasuverse:
  • Prier from La Pucelle isn't very lavicious, just quick to anger and prone to violence. That said, her habit does show off certain parts of her rather generous figure. Actually lampshaded in one chapter, where another character tries to call her out on her outfit, only for Prier to retort that hers isn't much better. At this point, they both remember who gave them their outfits... Then there's the alternate ending and subsequent appearances in the Disgaea series, where she's become a demon with a rather Succubus-like appearance.
  • The Friday Night Funkin' mod Mid-Fight Masses features Sarvente, who wears a fetishized purple nun outfit complete with thigh-high boots.
  • Pentiment: Sister Zdena is a downplayed modestly-dressed example, but she nonetheless stands out from the other nuns at Kiersau Abbey through her distinctly un-chaste reputation. The first time you talk to her, she flirts with Andreas by implicitly asking if he had sex the night prior because she wants "something to think about during divine reading." Later on, it's possible to have an Optional Sexual Encounter with her (and there's even an achievement for doing so). While her lustfulness is normally treated light-heartedly, the latter event ends up Played for Drama the next time Andreas talks to her years later in Act 2 when she reveals he got her pregnant, which would have gotten her defrocked and disowned by her family had she not undergone an abortion.
  • Ragnarok Online has the Priestess class, which are dressed like nuns with outfits slit up the side, to where you can see stockings and garters. Before a patch changed them to something that resembles bike shorts, their death animation included a Panty Shot.
  • Saints Row: The Third parodies this trope with the Bloody Canoness from the Show Within a Show Nyte Blayde, a Church Militant wearing a Leotard of Power that exposes her cleavage.
  • Alice Elliott of Shadow Hearts fame sort of qualifies. She's not evil or even particularly promiscuous, but whenever she's onscreen it's a panty shot moment (you'd think a pious, God-fearing sweet-and-innocent girl like her would show a bit less leg. Plus, she likes to hit enemies with her Bibles.
    • Her only link to religion is that she's the daughter of a reverend (most likely Protestant).
  • TimeSplitters: Jo-Beth Casey was originally in nun attire. Considering her outfit in a later game has a shirt with "SLUT" across it, there may be implications to note.
  • The protagonist of Twin Blades.
  • Wasteland 2: One of the pieces of Shop Fodder that you can find is Nudie Magazine, with the flavour text Naughty Nuns Issue #74 "Meet Sister Tiffany — She's Hot for Preacher!" "Mother Superior Says You're Inferior!"
  • The Witcher: Not really an analogue of Catholic nuns, but members of a monastic order of nurses wear the habit. Geralt gets two of them in the neutral endgame, something of a consolation for Everything Trying to Kill You.
    "And afterward, we'll pray!"
  • While not explicitly nuns (only because the churches of the Light don't segregate by gender), High Inquisitor Whitemane and Argent Confessor Paletress in World of Warcraft are both devout holy women who happen to wear bikinis and garter belts in lieu of pants. (In Paletress's case, to wear them in Icecrown.)


    Web Original 
  • This fetish is used to comedic effect in the LoadingReadyRun sketch "Nuntastic": Kathleen tells her boyfriend Graham of her plan to create a nun-featured fetish site, dress him up as a nun, and roll in the bucks. Graham is not amused. "Apparently people want to see nun thigh, but not too much nun thigh."
  • Slipshine has a series of strips starring sister Wulfia Focker.
  • One of NSFW furry artist Sssonic2's recurring OCs is Laverne, a busty, anthropomorphic Big Beautiful Woman Doberman nun. Some works reveal that she's part of a convent of similarly anthropomorphic nuns of varying species, bust size, and plumpness.

    Western Animation 
  • King of the Hill: Peggy disguises herself as a nun to teach children since she wasn't receiving any work as a public teacher. She tries to keep her marital status a secret from the other nuns in order to keep this position because it makes her feel important.
  • In one episode of The Oblongs, Pickles believes that Bob is having an affair. She follows him to a funeral for his friend's mail-order bride and assumes that he's in with one of the nuns, whom she attacks. The nun frantically replies "No no, I'm married to the lord!" Another nun overheard her and angrily declares, "No, I'M married to the lord!!" Soon all the nuns are in a dogpile fighting over who their husband's mistress is.
  • Robot Chicken: A nun tries riding her bicycle without her seat cover on the stick it connects to.
  • The Simpsons: When Lisa visits a covenant, she sees a nun trying to act out Marilyn Munroe's famous skirt blow scene.
  • Cheetara from ThunderCats (2011) joined a Church Militant at a young age in order to follow her dreams of being a religious soldier among the Cat Empire. She doesn't exactly wear much underneath her traditional wardrobe and doesn't seem to mind undressing it before rushing into battle. She's also the show's resident Ms. Fanservice and the woman of Lion-O and Tygra's affection.

    Real Life 
  • The word "nunnery" was once a slang term for a brothel, first used in 1593, hence the trope name Get Thee to a Nunnery.
  • 17th Century adventurer, swords-woman, and opera singer Julie d'Aubigny once took another young woman as a lover, whose family put her away in a convent to keep her away from d'Aubigny and avoid a scandal. Not to be put off, d'Aubigny joined the convent to regain access to her paramour. The two girls put a dead nun (who died from unrelated causes) in the girl's bed and torched the place to cover their escape.
  • Quote from Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts: "Venice in the eighteenth century ... Nuns wearing pearls and low-cut gowns fought among themselves for the honor of serving as mistress to a visiting papal nuncio."
  • Behold the nuns of Sant'Ambrogio, who got into quite the lesbian sex scandal in 1859.
  • Yudi Pineda is a Colombian ex-nun in training who became a pornstar.

Alternative Title(s): Naughty Nun