American Horror Story Drama Horror Thriller
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned, discussed, implied
Sexual harassment on-screen (e.g. verbal, non-consensual touching/grabbing)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sexual abuse
Incest
Attempted rape
Rape off-screen or strongly implied
Rape on-screen

Description

Season one (Murder House): S1E1: a woman is raped by a teenage boy wearing a rubber suit which conceals his identity (she ostensibly consents to have sex but believes him to be her husband). She becomes pregnant as a result of this, and the pregnancy is an ongoing theme throughout the season. Discussions and depictions of miscarriage and abortion also occur throughout. The man in the rubber suit appears frequently and his identity is ambiguous until S1E8. S1E2: a woman is held captive by a home invader and told first to undress and then to put on a nurse's costume. S1E3: a man violently rapes his maid, on the premise that they two had had consensual sex in the past, until he is interrupted. In the same episode, a maid repeatedly makes sexual advances towards a man who expresses that he wants her to stop doing so. He accuses the maid of spiking his coffee with an opiate which causes memory loss. S1E4: near the beginning of the episode, it is implied that a man is raped using a fire poker. This scene is revisited near the beginning of S1E8. S1E8: the woman who was raped and impregnated by the man wearing the rubber suit is institutionalised because her husband and peers do not believe that she was raped. In S1E9, this is resolved when her husband learns she was telling the truth, but she is forced to lie and say that she was not raped in order to leave the hospital. S1E9: near the beginning of the episode, a woman is raped by her doctor while she is under general anaesthesia for a dental procedure. Season two (Asylum): S2E1: one of the characters introduced as an inmate of the asylum is diagnosed as a 'nymphomaniac' and has sex with the orderlies at night - this could be considered an unequal power dynamic and might make some viewers uncomfortable. A woman signs a document committing her partner to the asylum under threat that she and her partner will be outed as lesbians if she does not submit, ruining their careers. Homophobia is a theme throughout the season. A man is diagnosed as a chronic masturbator and is seen masturbating in some scenes; could be interpreted as threatening behaviour. S2E2: a woman is called a 'slut' and a 'whore' by one of the doctors overseeing the asylum. It is revealed that she was committed to the asylum by her husband who punished her for engaging in extramarital sex by accusing her of nymphomania. Shame with regards to sex and 'promiscuity' are recurring themes in this episode and throughout. S2E3: near the end of the episode, one of the asylum staff attempts to rape a patient and then surgically mutilates her. S2E4: it is revealed that one patient killed her father for sexually abusing her. In the same episode, a lesbian woman is forced to undergo a form of conversion therapy where a doctor attempts to make her feel revolted by images of nude women and then compels her to touch herself sexually while also touching a naked man. S2E6: a woman is kidnapped and made to play a 'motherly' role for her kidnapper; this could be seen to have sexual overtones. In S2E7, her kidnapper rapes her. As a result, she becomes pregnant. When she escapes, she is picked up by a man who begins a misogynistic tirade against women in general and his wife specifically, refusing to take her to the hospital and eventually pulling out a gun. S2E8: in a flashback, it is revealed that one of the patients was raped in jail. At the end of the episode, a man intends to rape a woman in revenge for her treatment of him but before he can do so she kills him. S2E9: near the beginning of the episode, there is a relatively graphic scene in which a woman attempts to abort the pregnancy which began when she was raped. S2E10: a woman rapes a priest. S2E11: a man tells a woman about how he killed her partner and had sex with the corpse. Later in this episode, the woman gives birth to the child of her rapist, despite multiple failed abortion attempts. Season three (Coven): S3E1: it is revealed that a black slave and a white woman have had an affair. He swears that she initiated the sexual contact as he loves somebody else, but is tortured anyway. In another scene during this episode, a young woman is drugged and gang-raped by a group of men at a fraternity party. Discussions of and references to this incident occur periodically throughout the season. S3E3: a woman makes sexual advances towards a minotaur. At another point in the episode, it is revealed that a woman has been sexually abusing her college-aged son. Eventually, he beats her to death when she makes sexual advances towards him. Scenes of this murder continue into S3E4. S3E6: a man lies and tells other characters that he killed a woman whose corpse they discover in order to feed his necrophiliac appetites. At another point in the episode, a young man relives the trauma of sexual abuse by his mother when a woman who is caring for him tries to clean his genitals, lashing out as a result. S3E7: it is revealed that a character has been secretly watching a woman he is obsessed with since she was eight years old. S3E8: near the beginning of the episode, a homeless man is killed because he is accused of being a paedophile. Later in the episode, a man's mother forces him to strip while chastising him. Season four (Freak Show): S4E1: a woman is coerced into remaining silent about her experiences and not going home because she is threatened with the potential release of a sexual video in which she features. S4E3: in a flashback, a woman is made to give birth in front of a crowd of paying spectators as part of a 'freak show.' S4E4: in a flashback, it is revealed that a woman once worked in as a dominatrix catering to extreme and violent fetishes and that she was abducted to be the object of a snuff film. In another flashback in the same episode, a man is accused of sexually abusing young patrons of his show, although this does not seem to be true. S4E5: a reference is made to the fact that an upper-class family is particularly prone to mental health problems due to inbreeding. Season five (Hotel): S5E1: a hotel guest is shown taking heroin and then being violently raped by a faceless demon. As he is on the verge of passing out, a woman appears and tells him that she loves him. The guest's body is hidden and his ordeal continues until S5E3. S5E8: a character is said to have checked in and molested a 10-year-old boy, leaving behind polaroids of this crime. S5E11: a woman is violently raped by a faceless demon in a flashback. Season six (Roanoke): S6E3: a character is found having sex with a witch while local people look on and touch themselves sexually; he claims to have no memory of this incident after the fact. If this is the case then one implication might be that he was magically compelled to take part in this act. S6E4: in an attempt to gain more information, one character offers somebody another character's sexual services. Later, she turns up and demands what was promised to her. S6E7: a woman manipulates a man into participating in sexual activity with her until two other characters intervene. Season seven (Cult): S7E1: a woman wakes up to find a clown in her bed. S7E3: a couple's address is posted online by an unknown party, alongside an invitation for strangers to walk into the house and have sex with them. Video footage is posted online of intimate moments between two characters. S7E4: two women handcuff a man in retaliation for him groping one of them during a heated argument. A man's boss degrades him by making him clean up semen on multiple occasions. A man openly masturbates in a communal shower stall. A woman attacks a teenager when her speech is interrupted by bystanders saying 'grab her by the p***y.' S7E7: a woman sleeps with a man for money and he refuses to pay her the agreed amount. S7E8: a man attempts to rape a woman, but she kills him before he can further assault her.

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