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Moral of the queen and the dog folk tale?

When I was 10 years old, I heard my family talking about a story that went like this: There is a kingdom with a queen who engages in an illicit affair with a dog while the king is away, resulting in ...
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Story about recording and comparing the "scores" of sexual encounters

Foreplay I read an article in the New York Times about a sex toy that monitors sexual arousal and uploads the data to a phone app that can display an arousal curve like an EKG. The curve (allegedly) ...
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Alien "sex" short story

I'm looking for a short story that I read many years ago (20-40 years!) about aliens who kind of melt into one another when they are being intimate. Like one could put their hand right through the ...
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Are joined Trill effectively pansexual and gender fluid?

We are first introduced to the Trill in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Host" and learn that joined Trill are a combination of a humanoid host and a intelligent worm like ...
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When were Frodo and Sam first conceptualized as gay?

In my journey through the internet I came across this Reddit post which links a Cameo from Sean Astin (Sam in the LotR movies). If I understand correctly, he is responding to a question or paid for ...
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Short story - human mating season created, backfires on creators

I'm looking for a short story that I probably read in an anthology in the 1980s- I suspect the story is from.the 1950s or earlier (In my memory I associate it with Hyperpilosity). In this story a man ...
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What was this '60s SF novel about a future in which very long-lived humans can try being another sex?

My vague memory is that a long-lived man gets the opportunity to live a phase of his life as a woman. Is there a Heinlein book with such a twist? LeGuin? Any other SF novel or story I might have read ...
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1990s novella - Disease called X, causes intense lust, then death

In the early 1990s or late 80s in Asimov's I read a novella-length story about a disease that was both sexually transmitted and caused intense lust - the disease was called "X" in common ...
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What is this science fiction short story about sex determined at puberty, and three genders?

I think I read this in a Gardner Dozois Anthology of Best Short Science Fiction Year X. The year would have been 2005 or earlier. The story was about a boy and a girl, about 13 years old initially. ...
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Can a Vulcan cure their pon farr by mating with someone of the same gender?

In the Star Trek: Enterprise episode, "Bounty", we hear the following exchange between T'Pol and Phlox: PHLOX: You know what's wrong with you? T'POL: It's not something we discuss with ...
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Was Geordi La Forge originally intended to be gay?

I've seen persistent Internet rumours that the character of Geordi La Forge was originally intended to be played as a gay man. Most of these seem to stem from a note on IMDB that states that; In ...
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How do Pokémon from entirely different species breed?

In the Pokémon universe Pokémon are known to breed with Pokémon that are completely different animals (i.e. Wailord and Skitty). How does this work?
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Did any Gethenian ever have sex with a human?

Starting from "The Left hand of darkness", Usula Le Guin often returned to the people from Gethen (aka "Winter") and their peculiar biology: adults are, for the most of the month, totally androgynous ...
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An average heaven where everyone has sexless golden bodies and is bored

In this story, the dying protagonist discovers that Heaven is a real, physical place, but not what he expected. On reawakening, he chutes down a miles-long slide into a bowl-shaped city that, he is ...
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With parthenogenesis, who needs men?

A new drug allows women to achieve orgasm AND bear children parthenogenetically without men. It's not long before men start to disappear altogether in mysterious circumstances, e.g., men who visit ...
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Is Captain America a virgin (in the MCU)?

The romantic aspect of Steve Roger's life has been explored in each of the Captain America films. After being unfrozen, I recall Natasha asking him if he's ever kissed anyone since the 40's. In ...
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Story with female scientist having sex with a self aware computer

I read this story a long time ago. A female researcher is working with a budding AI and in the process she discovers sexual gratification. Interaction was via sensors and remote sex toy control ...
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Evolution of Heinlein's treatment of homosexuality?

IIRC the treatment of homosexuality in Heinlein's writing changed a lot over time. My recollection is that in an early book (possibly Stranger in a Strange Land?), a sympathetic or authorial ...
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Story where aliens reproduce by being eaten

I remember reading a short kids sci-fi story when i was younger. I think it was a book but it might have been something else. In this book a fleet of aliens make first contact with earth and as soon ...
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Was Grindelwald gay?

I'm having a disagreement with a friend, and I realize that I don't think either of us has anything to back up our interpretation. We know from the books and from Rowling's interviews that Was ...
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Did Arthur C Clarke portray any gay characters in his fiction?

Arthur C Clarke was gay. Did he portray any of his characters as gay (or otherwise LGBT)?
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Are there any transgender characters in Westeros?

We have seen a myriad of sexual orientations and genders in the world GRRM has created. One thing however seems virtually unheard of, that's transgender people. Are there any characters from the ...
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Transgendered Species At Wedding?

Before Data sings at Troi and Riker's wedding he speaks of an invited transgendered species. Data: Ladies and gentlemen, and invited transgendered species... What species is he talking about?
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Wanting Title for Futuristic Sex Change Story

15-20 years ago there was an anthology series on the SciFi channel. One episode in the series featured a story about a married couple. For whatever reason the wife wanted to change her sex to male. ...
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Was Captain Jean-Luc Picard an asexual?

I'm currently on Season 3 of Star Trek: The Next Generation (thanks Netflix!), and I have been wondering since almost the first episode if Picard is asexual/aromantic rather than just awkward. I am ...
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Artificial organ on humans for sex?

I'm looking for the title of a paperback from the 50's or 60's. In it human sex has been replaced with a living organ attached to the penis. When aroused it functions as a vagina. Possibly to control ...
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Was Bilbo's sexuality ever referred to by Tolkien?

Bilbo is certainly known to be a confirmed bachelor, a fact which over the years has resulted in not a few suggestions that he might be gay. GLReview, for example, describes a key theme of the Hobbit ...
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What story involved a sexy moon-surface tent-roll back to base?

I cannot for the life of me remember which story this is, but two people leave their base for a tryst on the surface of the moon, for which they inflate a clear, vacuum-proof tent-dome and make love ...
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In Asimov's The Naked Sun why didn't the Solarians use artificial insemination?

In Isaac Asimov's 1957 novel The Naked Sun it is a plot point that the inhabitants of the planet Solaria are raised to be repelled by physical contact, a fairly common theme in Asimov's work. It is ...
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Name of short story in which a woman and an alien have sex because they're bored

I remember reading a short science fiction story (which had maybe been nominated for an award) in which a woman and a blob-like alien have sex for what might be years; The second sentence or so in the ...
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How many confirmed LGBT characters have appeared in Star Wars materials?

I know that Moff Delian Mors (a lesbian woman in the excellent canon novel Lords of the Sith) is the first LGBT character in Disney canon, and Sinjir Rath Velus (from the abominable canon novel Star ...
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Looking for Author of a book I cannot find I believe was called "X/Y"

I need help identifying the Author of a book I used to have that I really need for research. The book I believe was called "X/Y", paperback with a mainly white cover and purple writing on the front. ...
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Two men have to populate a planet by themselves

I'm trying to identify a short story that was probably written in the 1970s or 1980s—at least, well before today's more accepting attitude towards human sexuality and gender roles. It must have in ...
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Are there any female characters in Arrow whom Oliver Queen didn't have a relationship with?

In CW's Arrow, Oliver Queen has been in a relationship with practically every female character at some point or another. The only female characters I can think of whom he was never in a relationship ...
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Short story where almost all men are infertile, female main character

A few days ago I was discussing SF/Fantasy with unusual subject matter with a friend and he mentioned this short story. I realized I had read it as well a long time ago, but neither of us can remember ...
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What are Wizarding society's attitudes towards homosexuality?

We know that in-universe, same-sex relationships and attraction exists in Harry Potter wizarding society according to Word of God. If you read some many most fanfiction, they make it a point in-...
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Short TV film where aliens abduct a family and make them sex-obsessed?

I've been trying to identify a short film that I believe aired on the Space Channel probably 5-10 years ago (but I could be wrong about the date and time). It was kind of like something you'd expect ...
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Why does Harry Kim get in trouble for sleeping with an alien?

In Voyager 5x17, The Disease (Full Transcript), Harry Kim sleeps with an alien of the Varro species, which is apparently against the rules: TAL: I told you we're not going to get caught. If someone ...
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The Muntab Question - Is Lord Vetinari asexual or incredibly discreet?

Considering that sexual indiscretion of politicians in Roundworld is not unknown and often a matter of interest (ala Bill Clinton), the sexual antics of the Discworld's Lord Vetinari seem to be non-...
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How do house elves breed?

Winky states in Goblet of Fire that that her mother and grandmother served the Crouchs before her. In Grimmauld Place, the heads of the house elves on the wall all share the same nose as Kreacher, ...
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Can Bruce Banner Have Sex Without Becoming the Hulk?

In the marvel movies, they reference how Bruce Banner measures his heart rate and that if it gets too high, that he becomes the Hulk. In the avenger movie, he states how his trick is he is "always ...
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In "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" there is group marriage. If two married couples married one another is that legal? [closed]

Its Polygyny. But there are two married couples.
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Did Heinlein express an opinion on "non-traditional marriage" in real life?

Heinlein is known for sprinkling his books with less-traditional sexual dynamics shown positively (e.g. polyandry in "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress", general sexual freedom in "Stranger in a Strange ...
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Do Borg have a gender?

In the episode we first meet the Borg (Q-Who) a drone enters the engine room. Picard and Q are watching it analyzing the systems as Q states that this Borg is "Not a he, not a she". Now how literally ...
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Who was more of a Casanova , Kirk or Riker (based on count of bedmates)? [closed]

"Common knowledge" is that on Star Trek, James T. Kirk and William T. Riker are both the Casanovas of their corresponding series. We know that in Kirk's case, the reputation is somewhat undeserved (...
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What exactly was the nature of the relationship between Jabba the Hutt and Princess Leia?

Jabba the Hutt did a couple of things to Princess Leia, that seem rather unusual for the giant worm-like creature that he is, namely: Make her wear a metal bikini. Kiss her Given these two things, ...
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Was Pon Farr confirmed to be initially a male-only idea?

TVTropes claims that Pon Farr, as originally designed (presumably, TOS/movies?) - before T'Pol appeared in ST:Enterprise - had a clear indication that it was restricted to only Vulcan males. An ...
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How many females has Captain Kirk slept with? [duplicate]

To complement this question: How many alien women has Capt/Admiral Kirk slept with? How many TOTAL (alien or not) women has James T. Kirk been sexually involved with? (only going all the way counts, ...
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How many alien women has Capt/Admiral Kirk slept with?

It's an ongoing punchline that Kirk has slept with many women across the galaxy. Is it actually based in fact though? In the TV series and movies, how many actual women did Kirk boldly go into with ...
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Have there been any canonical references to the holodeck/holosuites being used for virtual physical 'partnerings' with holodeck-produced constructs?

Carnal release is a valid stress relief; and unless the Federation uses hormonal suppressants, it doesn't take a 'perv angle' to realize that the holodecks may be considered for this. I can also see ...
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