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14th Jun '16 10:58:31 PM Doug86
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* Aversion in [[http://gila.faking-sanity.net/lotr/virgin.html this]] ''[[Literature/LordOfTheRings LOTR]]'' fanfic, where all of the members of the fellowship are virgins, except ''Pippin''.

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* Aversion in [[http://gila.faking-sanity.net/lotr/virgin.html this]] ''[[Literature/LordOfTheRings ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings LOTR]]'' fanfic, where all of the members of the fellowship are virgins, except ''Pippin''.
6th Jun '16 7:28:44 AM orrink
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* In ''Film/TheGraduate'', it's pretty clear that Ben, the protagonist, is a virgin before he sleeps with Mrs. Robinson. He acts so horribly awkward she outright asks him, and he unsuccessfully tries to deny it, so she basically dares him to prove himself. "Just because you happen to be inadequate in one way..." To his...credit?...Dustin Hoffman, 30 years old at the time, does a great job of playing a nervous, shy virgin.

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* In ''Film/TheGraduate'', it's pretty clear it could be interpreted that Ben, the protagonist, is a virgin before he sleeps with Mrs. Robinson. At the very least, he sleeps with Mrs Robinson because she challenges him on his inexperience. He acts so horribly awkward she outright asks him, and he unsuccessfully tries to deny it, so she basically dares him to prove himself. "Just because you happen to be inadequate in one way..." To his...credit?...Dustin Hoffman, 30 years old at the time, does a great job of playing a nervous, shy virgin.
24th May '16 11:19:34 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/SwordInTheStorm'' by David Gemmell, the protagonist is sent off to the local 'earth maiden' so he'll know what he's doing on his wedding night. He proves to be quite a fast learner.
17th Apr '16 1:32:51 PM gallium
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* Totally subverted in ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' where the protagonist (played by Creator/TomCruise) is a wrestling star in high school who loses his final match, much to the disappointment of his parents, goes off to Vietnam to prove his manhood, and gets his legs blown off. He then loses his high school sweetheart, who he had been saving himself for (who remains his friend and gets him involved in the anti-war movement). In a fit of despair, he moves to a whorehouse in Mexico frequented by boozy, PTSD'd Vietnam War paraplegics and attempts to lose his virginity (more or less) to an attractive girl there. He doesn't enjoy it much.

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* Totally subverted in ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' ''Literature/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' where the protagonist (played by Creator/TomCruise) is a wrestling star in high school who loses his final match, much to the disappointment of his parents, goes off to Vietnam to prove his manhood, and gets his legs blown off. He then loses his high school sweetheart, who he had been saving himself for (who remains his friend and gets him involved in the anti-war movement). In a fit of despair, he moves to a whorehouse in Mexico frequented by boozy, PTSD'd Vietnam War paraplegics and attempts to lose his virginity (more or less) to an attractive girl there. He doesn't enjoy it much.
12th Apr '16 1:57:12 PM Cieloazul
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For the "logical" extreme of this trope, see EunuchsAreEvil. Contrast ChasteHero, CelibateHero, UrbanLegendLoveLife, NatureAdoresAVirgin, and VirginPower (although, thanks to this trope, that last one usually only applies to women). For the (more or less) [[GenderFlip gender-inverted]] version, see MyGirlIsASlut.

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For the "logical" extreme of this trope, see EunuchsAreEvil. Contrast ChasteHero, CelibateHero, UrbanLegendLoveLife, NatureAdoresAVirgin, and VirginPower (although, thanks due to this trope, that last one usually only applies to women). For the (more or less) [[GenderFlip gender-inverted]] version, see MyGirlIsASlut.
26th Mar '16 3:28:11 PM MasoTey
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* Averted in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''. Sherlock Holmes claims in the very first episode that neither girlfriends nor boyfriends are his area and he considers himself [[MarriedToTheJob married to his work]]. In Season 2, it's explicitly stated that he is a virgin. But in response to speculation about Sherlock's {{asexuality}}, creator Creator/StevenMoffat has noted that he is, in fact, heterosexual, but has a "monk-like devotion to celibacy," while hinting that said devotion may change as the series progresses.
** In keeping with the tradition of the "Sexually Active Sidekick" for celibate/virgin protagonists, Sherlock Holmes' best friend and partner in crime-solving, John Watson, is a notorious flirt and is shown in the first episode of season 2 to have run through several girlfriends, to the point where he's starting to get them mixed up.

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* Averted in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''. Sherlock Holmes claims in the very first episode that neither girlfriends nor boyfriends are his area and he considers himself [[MarriedToTheJob married to his work]]. In Season 2, it's explicitly stated that he is a virgin. But in response to speculation about Sherlock's {{asexuality}}, creator Creator/StevenMoffat has noted that he is, in fact, heterosexual, but has a "monk-like devotion to celibacy," while hinting that said devotion may change as the series progresses.
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In keeping with the tradition of the "Sexually Active Sidekick" for celibate/virgin protagonists, Sherlock Holmes' best friend and partner in crime-solving, John Watson, is a notorious flirt and is shown in the first episode of season 2 to have run through several girlfriends, to the point where he's starting to get them mixed up.up. By the end of season 3, he is married and [[spoiler:a father-to-be]].
24th Mar '16 8:40:54 AM ObsidianFire
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* Averted in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' with Sousuke. Despite being through many horrible wars, being a military man, and being at the age where he ''should'' be going through puberty, Sousuke has as much understanding about sex as a 5 year old. It's pretty safe to assume he's a virgin when he thinks that condoms are for storing water, "kissing" is a synonym for CPR, and "flirting" is trapping girls in cages and holding them captive at gunpoint. Seriously, you don't get [[ChasteHero chaster]] than him. As a matter of fact, [[GenreSavvy Kurz]] even mocks him for it, insulting him by calling him a "gutless virgin." Being raised in the Afghan mujahideen may have had something to do with it.

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* Averted in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' with Sousuke. Despite being through many horrible wars, being a military man, and being at the age where he ''should'' be going through puberty, Sousuke has as much understanding about sex as a 5 year old. It's pretty safe to assume he's a virgin when he thinks that condoms are for storing water, "kissing" is a synonym for CPR, and "flirting" is trapping girls in cages and holding them captive at gunpoint. Seriously, you don't get [[ChasteHero chaster]] than him. As a matter of fact, [[GenreSavvy Kurz]] Kurz even mocks him for it, insulting him by calling him a "gutless virgin." Being raised in the Afghan mujahideen may have had something to do with it.
21st Mar '16 6:33:03 PM intastiel
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d and {{Subverted|Trope}} in ''Literature/TheBlackMagicianTrilogy'': adolescent StreetUrchin and incipient gang leader Cery is amused to hear teenage nobles bragging about their alleged sexual conquests, because most slum boys their age have already done the things they're claiming to have done and don't see it as some sort of prize to shout from the rooftops.
18th Mar '16 1:29:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' made a bit of a deal out of Geordi La Forge not being able to get a date with a woman (even though he did, on several occasions, even if one of them ''was'' a hologram). And lets not forget Commander Riker, who's sexploits rival or exceed those of Kirk's (who might as well be the TropeNamer) Riker also functions as something of a sexual sidekick to the more restrained Captain Picard (especially in the first season). Of course, Picard gets his fair share of action over the run of TNG.

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* ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
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made a bit of a deal out of Geordi La Forge not being able to get a date with a woman (even though he did, on several occasions, even if one of them ''was'' a hologram). And lets not forget Commander Riker, who's sexploits rival or exceed those of Kirk's (who might as well be the TropeNamer) Riker also functions as something of a sexual sidekick to the more restrained Captain Picard (especially in the first season). Of course, Picard gets his fair share of action over the run of TNG.
18th Mar '16 1:29:16 PM Morgenthaler
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** Actually a slight subversion in there: While Riker got around a bit, the reigning champion of the series with regards to women is... [[CreatorsPet Wesley Crusher]].
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