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SCP-2601
SCP-3402
SCP-3628

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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Instances of SCP-XXXX are to be recorded on standard 4.7 gigabyte DVD-RW discs, stored in Foundation archival media storage cases. Original media is to be placed in permanent storage. During testing, discs containing SCP-XXXX instances are to be played through devices known not to possess write capability.

Due to objections raised during Site 11's weekly Ethics Committee liaison meeting, tests which involve initial viewing of SCP-XXXX, including following any instructions given by SCP-XXXX, will require submission of a complete testing plan to the Ethics Committee, along with confirmation of pre-existing [DATA EXPUNGED].

Description: SCP-XXXX is a loosely-related series of video courses1 on the subject of couples' sex therapy, and was first brought to the Foundation's attention in 6/27/199█ after an anomalous VHS tape was cited as evidence by the defense in a murder trial.

Instances of SCP-XXXX are thought to materialize spontaneously on retail store shelves near a subject between 18 and [REDACTED] years old, who invariably is having difficulty with intimacy in a long-term relationship. In 8█% of cases, the subject will purchase the DVD immediately, and it will scan at point of sale as if it were another, non-anomalous video available at the location; otherwise, the DVD will dematerialize once the subject moves on. In cases where the subject later changes their mind, the DVD will not appear again.

Though the set design, video title, and production quality of the instances vary, they are always on the same subject, and always hosted by one Dr. Jefferey Mendelsohn, supposedly a faculty member of Ohio State University. Most videos begin with Dr. Mendelsohn introducing himself and explaining what the video will achieve for the viewer, and include an admonition to watch the video with their romantic partner. Though his diction is initially crisp and understandable, his phrasing is often strange or nonsensical. During the course of the viewing, Dr. Mendelsohn displays awareness of the viewer and their actions, pausing narration while the subject follows instructions, or [DATA EXPUNGED]. As the video goes on, Dr. Mendelsohn's professionalism decreases, and his suggestions become less therapeutic in nature, until they become malicious, injurious, and eventually lethal.

Once the first playback of the DVD concludes, its contents are fixed2,

In nearly all cases, instructions from Dr. Mendelsohn to the subject or partner during the initial viewing are followed without question.

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