as quecas por misericórdia, ou um acto de cobardia

Anna: If Alice came to you … desperate … with all that love still between you and she said she needed you to want her so she could get over you, you would do it. I wouldn’t like it either but I would forgive you because it’s … a mercy fuck – a sympathy fuck. Moral rape, everyone does it. It’s … kindness.
Dan: No, it’s cowardice.

'Closer' (1997), de Patrick Marber.