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關於gameplay information,參見Sex as a gameplay mechanic

Sexual intercourse, frequently abbreviated to just sex, refers to a variety of acts undertaken between two (or more) creatures for the purposes of pleasure, procreation, or both. It is common among species both regular and mutated, although only humans ascribe any specific cultural, political or religious meaning to the act and its consequences or outcomes.

The topic has been split into subpages:

  • Sex is sometimes featured as a gameplay mechanic, and is covered here.
  • Sexual abuse is a highly sensitive topic that has nonetheless been included in some Fallout games. It is covered separately here.

Behaviors

主页面: Sexuality, Prostitution

Species that engage in sexual intercourse exhibit a variety of behaviors, and humans are no different. Sex serves a variety of purposes in human society including bonding, procreation, pleasure, or generating income. The choice of partners is also a significant element of an individual's life and may have repercussions depending on their culture: Heterosexuality is most common and most widely accepted, while homosexuality and bisexuality are less common, and social acceptance varies, sometimes greatly.[1]

Humans may also seek partners, both sexual and romantic, outside of their own immediate species. The practice is somewhat common.[2]

  • Some humans are attracted to ghouls.[3] Sexual intercourse between a human and a ghoul can also transmit diseases with embarrassing symptoms, including discoloration, a rash, pustules and radioactive residue in the groin area.[4]
  • Super mutant partners are very rare, but such pairings do happen.[5]
  • Robots are a very uncommon choice, and people who use them for sexual gratification are typically frowned upon, sometimes even by fellow mechanophiles.[6]

Ethical and cultural views

Human societies place a great deal of importance on sexual relations. Although the Great War has naturally loosened social norms related to sex, the emergence of distinct cultures in the wasteland has resulted in new social norms that aim to regulate human sexual behavior for a variety of purposes.

  • Incest has largely remained a cultural taboo in most groups and regions after the Great War for the same reasons as before the War. However, because of decimated populations, several groups had to adapt and the taboo of incest was replaced as a necessity, like within the four families of Andale[7] or with the already small genetic diversity of the inherently insular Swampfolk who serve as the poster children of genetic birth defects.[8] Maintaining suitable genetic diversity is also a problem present in Vaults where generations of families eventually breed into one another thanks to low population density; this is largely a problem for sustained closure Vaults such as with Vault 101.[9] Vault 8 shares a similar issue with genetic diversity, but supplements through sperm donations. Anyone can donate sperm, but the cream of the sperm crop is chosen for favorability or freshness to then introduce in the pregnancy cycles of Vault City.[10]
  • Prostitution and other sex work is frequently regulated in a variety of ways, up to outright bans on the practice, particularly in the New California Republic.[11] On the opposite side is New Vegas, where prostitution is entirely legal across the wasteland, with several brothels operating in the New Vegas metropolitan area. The lack of regulation leads to varying degrees of exploitation, however, ranging from independent contractors at the Atomic Wrangler,[12] through Casa Madrid semi-independent workers,[13] to sex slaves controlled through various drugs at the Gomorrah.[14][15] New Reno has built an empire on sex tourism and pornography, due to the absence of any regulations beyond paying tribute to the crime families controlling the city.[16]
  • The Brotherhood of Steel does not formally regulate sexual relations between its members. However, due to the limited numbers and elitist isolationism, some members believe that it's the duty of every Brotherhood member to have children and discriminate against homosexual members.[17]
    • The Eastern division is an exception. Its active stance and outside recruitment have led to formal regulations. Unsanctioned fraternization is frowned upon and subject to mandatory decontamination,[18] with anyone breaching regulations referred to their superiors.[2][4]
  • In the Legion, Caesar has decreed homosexuality a capital offense in order to maximize breeding and eliminate factors that might lower it. This does not stop legionaries from pursuing homosexual relationships, although fear of discovery is prevalent. Among officers, the usual recourse is to kill their lovers.[19] Heterosexuality is further enforced through child quotas imposed on all legionaries and the objectification of women as breeding stock.[20] In spite of this policy, some citizens of the NCR and Brotherhood members believe that the Legion accepts homosexuality among its members,[1][21][22] however, this is likely misinformation spread in NCR as a way to mock and demonize the Legion.[23]
  • The New California Republic does not have explicit regulations concerning sexual intercourse. NCR society is generally accepting of homosexuality in the core lands, but it tends to decrease the closer to the frontier one gets.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Courier: "[Confirmed Bachelor] You didn't tell me your name."
    Knight: "Oh - Knight. You must not be from around here. If so... it doesn't do to get too friendly."
    The Courier: "What do you mean?"
    Knight: "This isn't the Republic. Oddly enough, Legion's a little more forgiving about... friendships. Out here, it's not as accepted. Not that I mind being friends, it's just being open about it in the Outpost... well, I have to work here."
    The Courier: "Didn't realize NCR was so spineless."
    Knight: "Now wait a minute - Republic's a sight better than... other alternatives. Women are serving here, after all. The rest... well, might take some time. And they're more accepting back West, like I said. In the meantime..."
    The Courier: "Forget it, then, you're a waste of time."
    Knight: "Wait... wait a minute. Look. Some things in the NCR are... aren't ideal. But I want to help. If you need something repaired... let me know, I can sign the work order. As long as caps change hands, I can put them back in yours."
    The Courier: "So is that a "no," you don't want to be friends, or..."
    Knight: "I... would, perhaps some other time. When my orders take me to Vegas, perhaps. Wish things were different, but might take some time. If you need something repaired... let me know, I can sign the work order. As long as caps change hands, I can put them back in yours."
    (Knight's dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cade: "Okay, second question. Have you ever had or come in contact with a person confirmed to be carrying a communicable disease?"
    The Sole Survivor: "That happens often enough for you to have a question about it?"
    Cade: "You'd be surprised how many wastelanders answer "yes" to that question. Fortunately, the Brotherhood finds that type of behavior absolutely distasteful. Since you haven't spent too much time in the wasteland, I'll assume your answer is 'no.'"
    (Cade's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "This would be as an "escort.""
    Beatrix Russell: "I've escorted my share of idiot tourists around Freeside. Too much trouble for what it pays."
    The Courier: "When I say "escort," I mean 'prostitute.'"
    Beatrix Russell: "I'm all boot knives and leather, friend - and a ghoul, besides. What kind of weirdo wants what I've got?"
    The Courier: "Turns out there are customers looking for someone just like you."
    Beatrix Russell: "Weirdos into bullwhips and necrosis, eh? Doesn't sound half-bad... What am I thinking? I'm no whore, and I ain't about to hand my ass over to some penny-ante hustler like he owns me."
    The Courier: "You'd be an independent - with a deep discount on the booze, maybe?"
    Beatrix Russell: "[SUCCEEDED] Hmm. They do have a damn good selection of hooch over at the Wrangler. If I get to choose my customers, if I get to be a little rough with them, if my cut is fair, and if I get that discount? That just might work. Tell the Garrets I'll stop by to work out terms."
    (Beatrix Russel's dialogue)
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Prydwen terminal entries; Knight-Captain Cade's terminal, Medical File OG-133ES [Treated]
  5. Flip and Sarah's relationship in Fallout.
  6. The Courier: "Thing is, Fisto's a *heavy-duty* piece of equipment, built to last..."
    James Garret: "[SUCCEEDED] You're right, you're right! Something like this, it's worth a little extra because it's going to keep on satisfying you... Those disgusting fetishists, I mean. Something wrong with someone if they got to fuck a machine."
    (James Garret's dialogue)
  7. The Lone Wanderer: "Seriously, you're talking about eating people, here. What's wrong with you?"
    Jack Smith: "I don't think I like your tone. There's nothing wrong with me, we've lived this way for decades After the war, four families survived. They continued on just like we have. But when their shelters ran out of food, they need to eat something. Family is everything, my friend. I wouldn't expect a wasteland wanderer like you to understand."
    (Jack Smith's dialogue)
  8. Fallout 3 loading screens: "The Swampfolk denizens of Point Lookout are the product of exposure to heavy radiation and generations of poor breeding."
  9. Lone Wanderer: "You simply don't have enough people to stay isolated down here forever."
    Alphonse Almodovar: "I admit, in the 200 years since the war, our numbers have dwindled a little. But we have enough genetic diversity for... a few more generations. My God, you're right. We won't last another hundred years, whether or not we get supplies from the outside. We're the last bastion of pure humanity, and we're doomed."
    (Alphonse Almodovar's dialogue)
  10. Events of See Phyllis
  11. "Slavery, gambling, and prostitution are not permitted within city limits."
    (Bulletin board sign)
  12. The recruitment of prostitutes for the Fallout: New Vegas quest Wang Dang Atomic Tango.
  13. Pretty Sarah
  14. The Courier: "Wouldn't you make more money working on the Strip?"
    Sweetie: "I got my start at the Gomorrah, good money, but I saw how those Omertas hook girls on free Jet or Med-X - then start charging. Slavery through a needle is what that is. I earn less out here, but I keep more."
    (Sweetie's dialogue)
  15. The plot of the Fallout: New Vegas quest Bye Bye Love.
  16. See New Reno for details.
  17. The Courier: "What happened?"
    Veronica Santangelo: "She left the Brotherhood. Wanted to put some distance between herself and her parents. Since our membership isn't open to outsiders, some members think that obligates all of us to procreate. You can guess which camp her parents belonged to."
    (Veronica's dialogue)
  18. Kells: "Attention all personnel. I'm disappointed I need to address this, but unsanctioned social contact with Commonwealth natives is strictly prohibited. Anyone who has engaged in such fraternization should report to Knight-Captain Cade for immediate decontamination. That is all."
    (Kells' dialogue) Note: This line is spoken over The Prydwen's public address system.
  19. The Courier: "I hear you were a slave of Caesar's Legion."
    Jimmy: "What Marco said is true. The Legion attacked my village when I was 16. My parents were killed as examples. The rest of us, chained and dragged to some kind of camp. A Centurion there chose me as his tent servant. He was handsome, and gentle, most of the time. Said it was our secret, and he'd protect me. Gave me little gifts, stupid things. But Caesar punishes homosexuality with death, and we nearly got caught, and there were suspicions. So when he took me out into the desert... Well, I knew he was going to get rid of me. So I kicked him where it counts and I ran. And then swam. And ran some more. Wound up here."
    (Jimmy's dialogue)
  20. The Courier: "Sounds like life in the Legion is tough."
    Jimmy: "It's tough on both sides of the fence, really. I think women have it worse. They're like money, given as rewards. Breeding stock. Honestly, as long as men meet obligations and the child count, "friendships" are a sight more equal than the level of most Legion husbands and wives."
    (Jimmy's dialogue)
  21. The Courier: "[Confirmed Bachelor] As long as we keep it on that level."
    Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "What? Oh. All right. Guess you've got a Legion outlook on things. No problems here, there's a lot more of that in the Mojave than you see."
    (Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue)
  22. The Courier: "Any thoughts about Caesar's Legion?"
    Veronica: "Silliest dressed band of raping, slaving marauders you'll see east of California, I'll say that. Where's that touch of Old World class? Although I hear the soldiers mount each other as much as they mount their women, so maybe they did keep a little something from the Empire. No such privilege for the women, though. Figures. So... to answer your question... they're a bunch of hypocritical jerkwads. It's a word."
    (Veronica's dialogue)
  23. "Toss My SALAD, CAESAR" graffiti
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