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Gwen Cooper gives some helpful advice regarding sex. (TV: Out of Time)

Sex - also known as shagging, (AUDIO: The Iris Wildthyme Appreciation Society, PROSE: Happy Endings) hooking up, (PROSE: Rory's Stag) and how's-your-father (AUDIO: Visiting Hours, Serenity, A Photograph to Remember) - was an action performed by two or more people.

Foreplay was an activity that sometimes was a precursor to sex. (AUDIO: The Iris Wildthyme Appreciation Society)

Some individuals such as Roz Forrester decided in their youth that sex didn't offer anything that Martian ale didn't. (PROSE: The Also People)

According to the Referee, an android visiting Earth, human breeding was "positively vile, and sort of thrilling", comparable to cruelty. (AUDIO: Moving Target)

Sex was also a related but distinct term to gender, (AUDIO: Neon Reign, PROSE: Human Nature, Something in the Water) and a trait which could usually be identified even long after death, though some specimens were nearer the artificial line drawn between them. (TV: Greeks Bearing Gifts) Addressing humankind shortly before the Battle of Canary Wharf, Cyber-Leader One announced that their upgrade to cyber-form would remove, among other things, sex. (TV: Doomsday)


According to the Eleventh Doctor, sharks, birds, bees, and "even educated fleas" had sex. (TV: Hide)

When a gaseous species that fed off orgasmic energies was freed from a meteorite on Earth in the 21st century, it then proceeded to have sex with almost every man it met, reducing them to ashes at the climax. (TV: Day One)

Bernice Summerfield once accidentally had sex with a Citdbtbed by shaking hands. (PROSE: Walking to Babylon)

Whilst stuck in deep space in the 1980s Jason Kane had sex with several aliens. He eventually turned these experiences into several works of xenopornography, including Nights of the Perfumed Tentacle. (PROSE: Death and Diplomacy, Beige Planet Mars) River Song implied that she had sex with an Auton once, telling the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, and an auton Rory Williams that she once dated a Nestene duplicate with swappable heads. She said that it kept "things fresh". (TV: The Big Bang)

Lauren and Kritakh after having sex. (HOMEVID: Zygon: When Being You Just Isn't Enough)

Several species have disguised themselves as human and then engaged in sex with other humans whilst disguised, such as the Zygon Kritakh who had sex with Lauren Anderson, (HOMEVID: Zygon: When Being You Just Isn't Enough) the Arcateen Mary with Toshiko Sato, (TV: Greeks Bearing Gifts) and a member of the Slitheen family disguised as Oliver Charles who, around early 2006, enjoyed a number of sexual encounters with Oliver's wife, mistress and a young farmer. (TV: Aliens of London)

It was also known for the Shadow Kin to have sex. Corakinus was described as having “the colours of the mate” before he had sex with Kharrus. However, intimacy was considered a disgusting practice during sex by the Shadow Kin. Kharrus was appalled when Corakinus, under the influence of April MacLean's heart, asked her if they could cuddle. (TV: Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart)

Kragoom, a Great Old One, shagged planets to death. He once tried to do the business with Trull, but Iris Wildthyme and Wayne Bland II thwarted him. (AUDIO: The Iris Wildthyme Appreciation Society)

Rhodians like Charlie Smith were capable of having sex with humans. (TV: Nightvisiting) Quill were also capable of having sex with Lorrs, at least when both were in a humanoid shape. (TV: The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did)


Humans were well known for having sex often, enough that John Hart complained that, "it's all just sex, sex, sex with you people." (TV: Exit Wounds)

A time travelling human could have sex with a non-time traveller, as demonstrated by Chris Cwej and his sexual partner David Daniels. (PROSE: Damaged Goods)

By the 21st century, humans did not need to have sex to reproduce — the males donated sperm and it was injected into the females by syringe. (TV: Out of Time) Carys Fletcher worked as a temporary secretary at such a clinic. (TV: Day One) However, the majority of humans continued to have sex during this period, such as Jack Harkness and Ianto Jones. (TV: Adrift)

Owen Harper had always thought that the 1950s were "uptight" and "sexually repressed" until he met Diane Holmes. (TV: Out of Time)

After becoming a couple, Charlie Smith and Matteusz Andrzejewski had sex. (TV: Nightvisiting) Matteusz would later consider that having sex with Charlie had made their shared bed in his room a warm and comforting place. (PROSE: Joyride)

Time Lords[]

By most accounts, Time Lords were implied to be capable of sexual procreation. Both the Doctor and the Master claimed to have fathers.(TV: The End of Time, Doctor Who, The Fires of Pompeii)

One account of Gallifrey's history suggested that sex had ceased to have a reproductive function on Gallifrey long before the Doctor's time. According to this school of thought, the "Pythia's Curse" had made Gallifreyans effectively sterile. Reproduction was carried out by the carefully controlled use of Looms, which produced new Time Lords as fully-formed adults. No direct genetic relationships were therefore possible. Time Lords arising from the same House — for each House had only one Loom — were considered "cousins". (PROSE: Lungbarrow)

A child born of Leela (a human) and Andred was the first naturally concieved child in a millennia. (PROSE: Lungbarrow, Gallifrey: A Rough Guide, Jealous, Possessive)

Susan also mothered a child; Alex Campbell — whom she identified as the Doctor's great-grandson — by the human David Campbell. (AUDIO: An Earthly Child, et al.)

The Tenth Doctor also described the possibility of genetically collateral relationships when he told Martha Jones he didn't have a brother "any more". (TV: Smith and Jones)

The Doctor[]

The Doctor was not educated in sex by his parents (PROSE: The Twin Dilemma)

There were occasional hints that the Doctor did indeed have sex. Bernice Summerfield and the Doctor might have had sex soon after he regenerated into his eighth body. (PROSE: The Dying Days) Summerfield seemed to confirm the incident when they met again at a later date. (AUDIO: Benny's Story)

"Dancing" was a euphemism for sex used by the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler. The Doctor said he had "danced" before and raised the question of who Jack would like to "dance" with: himself or Rose. (TV: The Doctor Dances)

900 years old, me. I've been around a bit. I think you can assume at some point I've "danced".Ninth Doctor [src]

The Tenth Doctor apparently had something of an eye for royal women, as he later had a brief marriage with Elizabeth I. After promising to be "right back" but fleeing her, (TV: The Day of the Doctor) he stopped just short of telling Ood Sigma that her nickname, "the Virgin Queen", was no longer accurate. (TV: The End of Time) Just after accidentally proposing to her, the Doctor quipped, "The Virgin Queen? So much for history." (TV: The Day of the Doctor) The Doctor's sexual involvement with Elizabeth I was later hinted at by future Queen Liz 10 (TV: The Beast Below) and by the Dream Lord. (TV: Amy's Choice) Although the Doctor never did consummate the relationship; having fled after the marriage. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)

The topic of sex was rather humorously referenced and unintentionally discussed between the Tenth Doctor and his companion, Donna Noble. When discussing the dangers of travelling with him, and with the Doctor admitting he just wanted a friend, he used the word "mate". Donna, being aware of the Doctor being an alien, completely misunderstood and took his use of the word as him wanting to have sex with her, which she vehemently refused to do. The matter was (mostly) resolved afterwards, but Donna was still rather put off at the idea of copulating with the Doctor. (TV: Partners in Crime)

Amy Pond, following a near-death experience with the Weeping Angels, attempted to seduce the Doctor's eleventh incarnation. Though he refused, he implied in answer to her question that he hadn't had sex in "a while". (TV: Flesh and Stone)

River Song intimated on several occasions that she and the Eleventh Doctor had (or will have, from his perspective) a sexual relationship. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut, A Good Man Goes to War) Their eventual marriage seemed to support this as well; the Doctor claimed to Dorium Maldovar that River's nights spent in prison were between her and himself. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)


Marie (a Type 103 TARDIS) was mated with a Type 105 on Simia KK98 by the Time Lords to produce another TARDIS within her, which was taken away from her shortly after its birth. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)

Sex and psychology[]

Chris Cwej, after meeting with the Daleks, had sex with Christine Summerfield, just to feel something human again. (PROSE: Dead Romance) Similarly Gwen Cooper had sex with Owen Harper following a disturbing encounter with cannibals. (TV: Countrycide)

Khiste had sex with Christine Summerfield to prove a point about manipulation. (PROSE: Dead Romance) Adam Smith manipulated Toshiko Sato's personality to make her bolder and more assertive and then had sex with her. (TV: Adam)

James Stevens once had a one night stand with a girl named Natasha, much to the dismay of his wife, also named Natasha, who left him. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

In 2002, Fitz Kreiner had sex with Sam Jones whilst in San Francisco, Sam wanting to be with someone who wasn't attempting to manipulate her. (PROSE: Unnatural History)

On 25 June 2010, Barry Whitaker had sex with Lucy to boast to his friends. (PROSE: Rory's Stag)

Mathew O'Hara considered sex a necessity as a means of exercising the body, but got no pleasure from it. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Warhead)


The Delphon found the surgical removal of limbs to be highly sexually alluring. (PROSE: Lucifer Rising)

While on the Sphere, sisters Abby and Zara pursued a sexual relationship with the father of Zara's unborn child, Marek. (AUDIO: The Sphere, The Line) When under the belief that Persephone Kreekpolt, pretending to be an adult version of Zara's lost daughter Joy, had an alleged 'son' who was born of two fathers, Abby pondered on the sexual process of such a conception. (AUDIO: The Dark)


According to Rhys Williams, several power cuts in the 1970s resulted in baby booms, as people "took advantage of the dark". (TV: The Gathering)

Amy Pond and Rory Williams had sex on board the TARDIS on their wedding night, resulting in the conception of Melody Pond. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War)

Inter-species procreation[]

In India in 1886, Clemency Eddison fell in love with a Vespiform who had taken the form of a human. She had sex with him and fell pregnant; the resulting child was Arnold Golightly. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp)

In the 26th century, Bernice Summerfield's body had sex (whilst under control of Avril Fenman) with Adrian Wall. She fell pregnant with a half human-half Killoran baby. (PROSE: The Squire's Crystal)

Chris Cwej had sex with Ishtar Hutchings whilst on Earth in 2010; following this encounter, she became pregnant, eventually giving birth to Jasmine Surprise Cwej-Hutchings. Jasmine went on to have sex with Ricky McIlveen, they produced a child, an Eternal: Time. (PROSE: Happy Endings, Warchild)

Eve, whose species were killed during the Last Great Time War, fell in love with a human named Samuel Lloyd, and they flew away together in her Ship. Their son, Adam, looked human but had the power to manipulate timelines like his mother's race. In 2059, he appeared to Rani Chandra as a teenager and restored her timeline. (TV: The Mad Woman in the Attic)

A descendant of the human Susie Fontana Brooke fell in love with a Tandonian prince and together they created a whole new species. (TV: The Waters of Mars)

As a result of having sex with Ballon, Andrea Quill became pregnant. (TV: The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did) However, unlike typical Quill pregnancies where they would give birth to a litter, this sexual encounter resulted in a pregnancy where only one Quill would be born. (TV: The Lost)


The term "sexy" was used by an individual to describe another who they thought was sexually attractive. The newly regenerated Tenth Doctor openly wondered if he was sexy whilst looking at an amused Rose Tyler. (TV: The Christmas Invasion) In a possible future stemming from the Eighth Doctor's life, (PROSE: The Tomorrow Windows) the Tenth Doctor described himself as sexy. (TV: The Curse of Fatal Death)

In his eleventh incarnation, the Doctor called his TARDIS sexy, (TV: The Doctor's Wife) a sentiment which his Ganger concurred with. (TV: The Almost People) The Doctor referred to the Saturnyns as "sexy fish vampires". (TV: A Good Man Goes to War) The newly regenerated Twelfth Doctor addressed a Tyrannosaurus rex as a "big, sexy woman". (TV: Deep Breath)

Gwen Cooper described herself as a "very sexy lady". (TV: Adrift) She said that her boyfriend Rhys Williams looked sexy when he was wearing what she called his "pulling top". (TV: Combat) He observed that Gwen's Torchwood Cardiff colleagues, namely Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones and Owen Harper, were all "sexy young men". Gwen assured him that there was only one from where she sat before kissing him. (TV: Meat)

When Plark told his subordinate to make their simulation of Joseph Serf smile at Sarah Jane Smith, the Skullion made him give a "sexy smile", only to be told by Plark to give him a "thoughtful smile, not sexy smile". (TV: The Man Who Never Was) Whilst mistaking Graham O'Brien for an incarnation of the Doctor, Jack Harkness described him as "kind of distinguished yet still sexy." (TV: Fugitive of the Judoon) Sonya Khan described herself as sexy. (TV: Once, Upon Time)

Other contexts[]

Many Time Lords dreamed of being a different sex (gender). (PROSE: Human Nature)

Iris Wildthyme confided to Sam and the Eighth Doctor that regeneration was treated on Gallifrey the same way that sex was treated on Earth. (PROSE: The Scarlet Empress)

The term "sexually pair bonded" was used to describe two beings in a sexual relationship in the 26th century. (HOMEVID: Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans)

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