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"Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race."
"Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices."

Alice and Bob have decided to put off Their First Time (Which isn't necessarily the first time for either of them) until they get married. Maybe they believe in waiting until marriage. Maybe it's because they think it'll make their wedding night "extra special." Either way, they wait.

But once the vows are exchanged, the gloves (and clothes) are off and they proceed to make up for lost time. They spend inordinate amounts of time in the bedroom (and often other places) and are frequently shown as sneaking off for a quickie. Often lampshaded by other characters.

Often prone to waking up the neighbors with their bedroom business, making for much hilarity.

Usually used as a short-term Running Gag.

Plenty of Truth in Television, of course, but No Real Life Examples, Please (Anyway, you know she'd see it and you'd end up Exiled to the Couch tonight...)

Examples of Insatiable Newlyweds include:

Comic Book

  • A storyline in the DC Star Trek comics starts with the wedding of two of the crew, who promptly head back to their cabin. Immediately afterward, a telepathic crewmember falls ill and fills the Enterprise with his hallucinations, subjecting everyone on board to a trip through Dante's Inferno...except for the newlyweds. They were too wrapped up in what they were doing to notice.


  • There's a couple in National Lampoon's European Vacation that keeps showing up. The two are newlyweds and are seen engaged in heavy petting during every appearance.
  • Up to Eleven in the Gary Shandling vehicle What Planet Are You From?
  • The newlywed couple in Rear Window doesn't leave their apartment for days.
  • A religious couple in Forgetting Sarah Marshall are DRIPPING with this trope.
  • Guest House Paradiso featured a couple of hotel guests who hadn't been seen for days after they checked in. When they eventually come downstairs for a meal and the hotel manager works out who they are and asks them what they've been doing all this time, they just look at each other and smile sheepishly, "We're newlyweds".
  • Employed in the film version of Barefoot in the Park with the couple not leaving the honeymoon suite for days.
  • "if they don't stop they're going to kill each other." Said in The Four Seasons where the antics of a man and his hot young wife are heard for hours through the thin walls of the sailboat he and his friends are staying on.
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral: Bernard and Lydia can't get enough of one another from the moment they get romantically involved, and become particularly enthusiastic once they've exchanged vows. Bernard confesses that married life is leaving him "exhausted, actually".

Live-Action TV

  • Thelma and Keith from Good Times
  • The pilot episode of The Love Boat had this; all you saw of them was an occasional arm to get the room service. They had 4 or 5 "Do Not Disturb" signs on their door. Their only reason for existence, plot-wise, was that someone's luggage had been placed in their room.
  • Subverted on Sex and the City. Charlotte doesn't want to have sex with Trey before they're married so it will be more romantic, but she finds out that he can't get it up and they don't have sex once on their honeymoon.
    • Played with in a later episode where Miranda has her honeymoon with Steve. Out in a remote cabin, the tightly wound Miranda isn't enjoying the fact that "Everything here is screaming 'You should be having sex right now!'". It's only when Steve announces that the honeymoon is over, Miranda finds the pressure lifted and wants to make love again.
  • In the series Wings, Joe and Helen had been off-and-on for a while. After finally tying the knot they spend all waking moments of their Honeymoon in their hotel room.
    • It was most obvious when Joe was flat out turned on at seeing Helen in scuba gear and they made out.
  • The Fast Show included as characters a constantly nude and shagging newlywed couple, called The Newlyweds.
  • Hinted at with Amy and Rory in Doctor Who, who have had several successive honeymoons.
  • In the episode of Boy Meets World where Shawn turns Feeny's house into a bed and breakfast, one of the guest couples is a pair of honeymooners. They spend all their time in the bedroom and are never seen until the stinger, when Feeny has to evict them himself. To his surprise, they're a very elderly couple, giving him hope that there may still be time for romance in his life after all.
  • On That 70s Show, Kitty mentions that she and Red waited until after they were married to have sex. And she means right after they were married--they apparently did it in a broom closet before the reception.
  • The Bundy's neighbors in Married... with Children start out this way, with a Running Gag that Al hates their visits because it makes his wife amorous.


  • Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. Edward and Bella are like this after she turns into a vampire. Emmett and Rosalie also mention that they "broke a few houses" and that it "took them a decade" to stop being this.
  • In Things Fall Apart, when a guy's late for a morning activity somebody jokes that you can never trust timeliness from someone who recently took a new wife.
  • The most obvious point of Song of Solomon.

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