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Basic Trope: Dystopian government outlaws sex.

  • Straight: The Government of Nekhoroshiya has outlawed sex, puts hormone suppressants in water supply, and grows citizens via cloning rather than let them reproduce naturally.
  • Exaggerated: Everyone in Nekhoroshiya is forcibly sterilized, and even hugs or kisses might lead to a death sentence.
  • Downplayed: Sex isn't banned per se, but regarded as an unfortunate neccesity, and taking pleasure in it is a big no-no.
  • Justified:
    • Nekhoroshiya's purpose is a social experiment attempting to separate mankind from its base instincts, so sex is the first thing to go.
    • Nekhoroshiya is chronically overcrowded, and it's a population control measure; citizens can't be left to their own devices to reproduce as much as they please.
  • Inverted: Nekhoroshiyan government encourages sex as much as it possibly can, possibly to also control the citizenry.
  • Subverted: When certain difficulties with the Uterine Replicator are discovered, sex between married couples for the purposes of reproduction only is relegalized.
  • Double Subverted: However, if you're caught enjoying it, you will be shot.
  • Parodied: Sex is promptly outlawed so that the Delivery Storks don't go out of business.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Despite Nekhoroshiya being a dystopian society, sex and love aren't a big matter for the government.
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  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "We in Nekhoroshiya don't have any sex!"
  • Invoked: Someone close to the Glorious Leader believes that Sex Is Evil, and tries to get the Leader to ban or restrict it.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: As soon as the sex-banning Dystopian Edict is proposed, riots break out across the country, since people can't even imagine living without sex.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Why is that in those dystopias, sex and love is always outlawed?" "Because typical dystopian leaders want people to love them, not eachother."

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