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18th Apr '16 3:03:00 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': Not with sex, but when Finch was high on Ecstasy ([[SlippingAMickey long story]]) and in a talkative mood, Reese opted out of it knowing that the [[ProperlyParanoid very private]] Finch would probably regret it in the morning.
** A flashback reveals that before Reese, Finch employed Richard Dillinger as his agent in saving the [=PoIs=]. The personalities of the two men are quickly contrasted when we see Dillinger rescue an attractive female [=PoI=] and he has no problem with her thanking him with sex. Reese would never do this and it portrays Dillinger as mercenary and unethical. By the end of the episode [[spoiler: he tries to betray Finch and is killed in the process.]]

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': ''Series/PersonOfInterest'':
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Not with sex, but when Harold Finch was high on had been drugged with Ecstasy ([[SlippingAMickey long story]]) by the VillainOfTheWeek and in a talkative mood, Reese opted out of it knowing that the [[ProperlyParanoid very private]] Finch would probably regret it in the morning.
morning. This is despite Reese digging into the background of his MysteriousBacker in previous episodes.
** A flashback reveals that before Reese, Finch employed Richard Dillinger as his agent in saving the [=PoIs=]. The personalities of the two men are [[EstablishingCharacterMoment quickly contrasted contrasted]] when we see Dillinger rescue an attractive female [=PoI=] and he has no problem with her thanking him with sex.RescueSex. Reese would never do this and it portrays Dillinger as mercenary and unethical. By the end of the episode [[spoiler: he tries to betray Finch and is killed in the process.]]]]
** In "Bury the Lede", Reese turns down a chance for SexForSolace with the woman he's secretly protecting (he's pretending to take her out on a date, so would have every excuse), electing to [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed take the couch instead]].
15th Apr '16 11:24:50 AM KizunaTallis
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** Late into season three, when flirtation was skyrocketting between Leslie and Ben, Leslie and Ann get drunk at the Snakehole lounge. Upset that her relationship with Ben is going nowhere, she asks him to dance with him, but he declines, not thinking it would be in either one of theirs best interest. Leslie doesn't take it too well:

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** In the episode "Rock Show", Leslie and Mark are both somewhat tipsy as they joke about the state of the pit and of obstructive bureaucracy in general. Then Mark starts making moves on Leslie, which she rejects because she doesn't want it to "be like this" (note that years prior, Leslie and Mark had a fling which the former had been hung up on for a while whereas the latter forgot all about it).
** Late into season three, when flirtation was skyrocketting skyrocketing between Leslie and Ben, Leslie and Ann get drunk at the Snakehole lounge.Lounge. Upset that her relationship with Ben is going nowhere, she asks him to dance with him, but he declines, not thinking it would be in either one of theirs best interest. Leslie doesn't take it too well:
25th Mar '16 4:06:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** It also justified by the way the deed happens: It isn't a high Cameron randomly stumbling across Chase and offering him, but she actively takes the drug and ''tracks him down to his home'' to have sex with him.
25th Mar '16 4:04:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/AustinPowers: International Man Of Mystery'': Austin, for all his womanizing and love of free love, [[ChivalrousPervert turns down a kiss from Vanessa because she's drunk.]]

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* ''Film/AustinPowers: International Man Of Mystery'': ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'': Austin, for all his womanizing and love of free love, [[ChivalrousPervert turns down a kiss from Vanessa because she's drunk.]]
23rd Mar '16 9:40:20 PM RookEncounte
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** Harry is surprised when Marcone makes Harry a platinum member of his "health club". Harry and Marcone both know that Harry is this trope in regards to Marcone's... "trainers", but Marcone was doing it so that Harry would be too distracted by the good treatment to blow up any of Marcone's buildings. [[DestructiveSavior Again]].

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** Harry is surprised when Marcone makes Harry a platinum member of his "health club". Harry and Marcone both know that Harry is this trope in regards to Marcone's... "trainers", but Marcone was doing it so that [[CutLexLuthorACheck Harry would be too distracted by the good treatment to blow up any of Marcone's buildings. buildings.]] [[DestructiveSavior Again]].
23rd Mar '16 10:58:36 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' had an episode where a depressed Rebecca gets roaring, sloppy drunk and comes on hard to Sam; [[TheCasanova notorious horndog]] Sammy, who's been lusting after her since day one, responds in the negative, and gives two reasons: "One, you've been drinking, and a gentleman has his principles. Two, you look kinda disgusting right now."

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* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' had ''Series/{{Cheers}}'':
** There was
an episode where a depressed Rebecca gets roaring, sloppy drunk and comes on hard to Sam; [[TheCasanova notorious horndog]] Sammy, who's been lusting after her since day one, responds in the negative, and gives two reasons: "One, you've been drinking, and a gentleman has his principles. Two, you look kinda disgusting right now.""
** In another episode, Lilth [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} was going a little overboard about her pregnancy]], and told Sam to touch her breasts (after seriously glamorizing how she would feed her child with them). Despite her, in effect, ''asking him to feel her up'', Sam declined, both because of this trope and the fact he was ''royally creeped out''.
16th Jan '16 7:10:46 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The Lovely Lacey [[MeanBoss openly despised]] Wrestling/JimmyJacobs but kept him around mainly because she alienated all her other Wrestling/RingOfHonor allies. She would sometimes offer Jacobs {{sex for services}} only to be turned down because Jacobs loved her and didn't want their relationship to be based on lust. Ironically, it wasn't until they actually slept together that Lacey changed her tune and said she loved him.[[/folder]]
11th Jan '16 8:09:58 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Bob will then feel bad for possibly hurting a girl's feelings and may get some mocking from people he tells, especially from his guy friends and even more so if [[AManIsNotAVirgin he is a virgin]]. Occasionally Alice will thank him for being so noble and drop hints that he's an OK guy. Sometimes they get it together after this little talk.

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Bob will then feel bad for possibly hurting a girl's feelings and may get some mocking from people he tells, especially from his guy friends and even more so if [[AManIsNotAVirgin he is a virgin]]. Occasionally Alice Alice, once she has returned to a more sober or stable state of mind, will thank him for being so noble and drop hints that he's an OK guy. Sometimes they get it together after this little talk.
27th Dec '15 10:57:22 PM DarthKieduss
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Bob will then feel bad for possibly hurting a girl's feelings and may get some mocking from people he tells. Occasionally Alice will thank him for being so noble and drop hints that he's an OK guy. Sometimes they get it together after this little talk.

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Bob will then feel bad for possibly hurting a girl's feelings and may get some mocking from people he tells.tells, especially from his guy friends and even more so if [[AManIsNotAVirgin he is a virgin]]. Occasionally Alice will thank him for being so noble and drop hints that he's an OK guy. Sometimes they get it together after this little talk.
22nd Dec '15 8:38:56 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** The second time, Latka had cheated on Simka (he had done it to keep himself and the other woman from freezing to death in a blizzard) and the pastor of their religion told her to do it with someone else in order to make amends. (Yes, he was serious; apparently it was either that or divorce. Alex would later call out the whole organization for thinking two wrongs made a right.) Simka approached Alex for it, but he refused; to him, it would be taking advantage of a woman ''asking'' to be raped. (Eventually, an offhand suggestion from Jim that Latka and Simka could divorce and marry a second time - nobody said they couldn't - [[TakAThirdOption resolved the issue]].)

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** The second time, Latka had cheated on Simka (he had done it to keep himself and the other woman from freezing to death in a blizzard) and the pastor of their religion told her to do it with someone else in order to make amends. (Yes, he was serious; apparently it was either that or divorce. Alex would later call out the whole organization for thinking two wrongs made a right.) Simka approached Alex for it, but he refused; to him, it would be taking advantage of a woman ''asking'' to be raped. (Eventually, an offhand suggestion from Jim that Latka and Simka could divorce and marry a second time - nobody said they couldn't - [[TakAThirdOption [[TakeAThirdOption resolved the issue]].)
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