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* On ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Tom Paris creates a holo-program of a French bistro he once frequented. The cast of characters includes [[AllWomenAreLustful the very amorous owner]] and [[HalfHumanHybrid a half-French, half-Daliwakian gigolo]].
19th Jan '17 4:05:40 PM FramePlus
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* Gomez Addams from ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' is Spaniard, his kinkiness include a Fetish for the French language and UsefulNotes/BDSM activities like the use of shackles, whips and torture devices as somewhat erotic and/or romantic foreplay (something that, in TheSixties, was pretty taboo).

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* Gomez Addams from ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' is Spaniard, his kinkiness include a Fetish for the French language and UsefulNotes/BDSM UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}} activities like the use of shackles, whips and torture devices as somewhat erotic and/or romantic foreplay (something that, in TheSixties, was pretty taboo).
11th Jan '17 3:19:38 PM Luppercus
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* Gomez Addams from ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' is Spaniard, his kinkiness include a Fetish for the French language and UsefulNotes/BDSM activities like the use of shackles, whips and torture devices as somewhat erotic and/or romantic foreplay (something that, in The60s, was pretty taboo).

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* Gomez Addams from ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' is Spaniard, his kinkiness include a Fetish for the French language and UsefulNotes/BDSM activities like the use of shackles, whips and torture devices as somewhat erotic and/or romantic foreplay (something that, in The60s, TheSixties, was pretty taboo).
11th Jan '17 3:18:59 PM Luppercus
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* Gomez Addams from ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' is Spaniard, his kinkiness include a Fetish for the French language and UsefulNotes/BDSM activities like the use of shackles, whips and torture devices as somewhat erotic and/or romantic foreplay (something that, in The60s, was pretty taboo).
7th Nov '16 12:32:26 AM BattleMaster
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* Valeria, the French exchange student in ''ACE Academy''. [[spoiler: It's actually subverted: while she's a huge flirt, she's actually no more experienced in relationships than [[NiceGirl Yuuna]], [[DefrostingIceQueen Kaori]], or [[ShrinkingViolet Mayu]]. When asked about what being with a man is like, she tries to claim that it's like assembling a computer's hard drive before the others call her on it.]]

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* Valeria, Valerie, the French exchange student in ''ACE Academy''. [[spoiler: It's actually subverted: while she's a huge flirt, she's actually no more experienced in relationships than [[NiceGirl Yuuna]], [[DefrostingIceQueen Kaori]], or [[ShrinkingViolet Mayu]]. When asked about what being with a man is like, she tries to claim that it's like assembling a computer's hard drive before the others call her on it.]]


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* Pictured above is Sister Sweden of ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', who's portrayed as being something of a sex maniac, contrasting Brother Sweden, who's something of a prude (though he's mellowed out a bit since the comic's start). Both Brother and Sister Denmark are also portrayed as being on the kinky side, while the trope is averted for the other European characters. [[CasanovaWannabe Spain's a smooth talker]], but not terribly successful at it. Though maybe that's just because he tried his lines on [[BrawnHilda Sister Germany]] and she wasn't amused.
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7th Nov '16 12:20:09 AM BattleMaster
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* Valeria, the French exchange student in ''ACE Academy''. [[spoiler: It's actually subverted: while she's a huge flirt, she's actually no more experienced in relationships than [[YamatoNadeshiko Yuuna]], [[DefrostingIceQueen Kaori]], or [[ShrinkingViolet Mayu]]. When asked about what being with a man is like, she tries to claim that it's like assembling a computer's hard drive before the others call her on it.]]

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* Valeria, the French exchange student in ''ACE Academy''. [[spoiler: It's actually subverted: while she's a huge flirt, she's actually no more experienced in relationships than [[YamatoNadeshiko [[NiceGirl Yuuna]], [[DefrostingIceQueen Kaori]], or [[ShrinkingViolet Mayu]]. When asked about what being with a man is like, she tries to claim that it's like assembling a computer's hard drive before the others call her on it.]]
7th Nov '16 12:08:03 AM BattleMaster
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* Valeria, the French exchange student in ''ACE Academy''. [[spoiler: It's actually subverted: while she's a huge flirt, she's actually no more experienced in relationships than [[YamatoNadeshiko Yuuna]], [[DefrostingIceQueen Kaori]], or [[ShrinkingViolet Mayu]]. When asked about what being with a man is like, she tries to claim that it's like assembling a computer's hard drive before the others call her on it.]]
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30th Oct '16 9:34:20 AM Tuomas
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A stereotypical example of this trope is the [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blonde]] [[NorseByNorsewest Swedish]] [[ReallyGetsAround nymphomaniac]], though other European nationalities can also be used. The only exceptions tend to be the British Isles: British people are commonly portrayed as [[BritishStuffiness more repressed]] than everyone else on the planet, while the Irish are considered [[MoralGuardians too intensely Catholic]] for sex. [[note]]So, Continental Europeans Are Kinky?[[/note]]

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A stereotypical example of this trope is the [[EveryoneLovesBlondes blonde]] [[NorseByNorsewest Swedish]] [[ReallyGetsAround nymphomaniac]], though other European nationalities can also be used. The only exceptions tend to be the British Isles: British people are commonly portrayed as [[BritishStuffiness more repressed]] than everyone else on the planet, while the Irish are considered [[MoralGuardians too intensely Catholic]] for sex. [[note]]So, Continental Europeans Are Kinky?[[/note]]
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Even though the aforementioned movies helped establish the image of the sexually straightforward European in the US, they are not examples of this trope as such. Europeans Are Kinky doesn't usually appear in works produced in Europe itself, as a vital part of the trope is that the European character is seen from an outside perspective as an exotic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Other Other]]. The exceptions are, again, British and Irish works, since the British and Irish rarely tend to think of themselves as Europeans, and usually use the term "Europe" to mean "continental Europe" and cultures very much distinct from their own. Indeed, a big part of British national identity is bound up in being different from those crazy, libertine and morally lax Europeans, so this trope tends to show up a lot in British works especially in those from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Also, while UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} is generally lumped in with the rest of Europe in regards to that trope in American works, Russian authors usually distance themselves from it, owing to the Soviet Union's puritanical morals, the socially conservative, HeteronormativeCrusader policies of UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin, and the general desire of Russia to stay apart from the rest of the continent. Instead, kinkiness in Russian culture is a common quality of the EuropeanUnion specifically.

This trope can sometimes be TruthInTelevision, as in many European countries nudity and sexuality are indeed considered less taboo than in the United States, making them look more kinky in the eyes of Americans. The "kinkiness" of Europeans also has some scientific proof: in [[http://psych.mcmaster.ca/dalywilson/commentary_schmitt.pdf a study published in 2005]], citizens of 48 different countries across the world were asked about their attitudes towards multiple sex partners and casual sex. When these countries were put in order based of how promiscuous they are, 13 of the top 20 countries were in Europe, whereas the US placed 22nd. However, 11 European countries also placed lower than the US. Most of these were Catholic countries, such as Italy, Spain, and Portugal, whereas the European countries in the top 20 were mostly [[SensualSlavs former Eastern Bloc states]] and Protestant countries. (France, a nominally Catholic country whose inhabitants are less ethnically Latin than in other lands that border the Mediterranean, is in something of a class by itself.) A more truthful way of formulating this trope would therefore be "non-Catholic Europeans are kinkier than most other nationalites", but fiction rarely deals with these things with such a level of nuance. This lack of nuance might be attributed to ancient LatinLover trope, which covers the aforementioned Catholic countries.

Note that the word "kinky" is used here to refer to general sexual liberality and/or promiscuity. [[CasualKink Kinky]] is often associated with unconventional sexual practices, such as UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}}, but they aren't necessarily a part of this trope (though they can be). For related tropes about specific parts of Europe (or Europeanized continents), see EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench, EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench, SexyScandinavian, FreestateAmsterdam, SpicyLatina, LatinLover, and SensualSlavs.

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Even though the aforementioned movies helped establish the image of the sexually straightforward European in the US, they are not examples of this trope as such. Europeans Are Kinky doesn't usually appear in works produced in Europe itself, as a vital part of the trope is that the European character is seen from an outside perspective as an exotic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Other Other]]. The exceptions are, again, British and Irish works, since the British and Irish rarely tend to think of themselves as Europeans, and usually use the term "Europe" to mean "continental Europe" and cultures very much distinct from their own. Indeed, a big part of British national identity is bound up in being different from those crazy, libertine and morally lax Europeans, so this trope tends to show up a lot in British works especially in those from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Europe". Also, while UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} is generally lumped in with the rest of Europe in regards to that trope in American works, Russian authors usually distance themselves from it, owing to the Soviet Union's puritanical morals, the socially conservative, HeteronormativeCrusader conservative policies of UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin, and the general desire of Russia to stay apart from the rest of the continent. Instead, kinkiness in Russian culture is a common quality of often associated the EuropeanUnion specifically.

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This trope can sometimes be TruthInTelevision, as in many European countries nudity and sexuality are indeed considered less taboo than in the United States, making them look more kinky kinkier in the eyes of Americans. The "kinkiness" of Europeans also has some scientific proof: in [[http://psych.mcmaster.ca/dalywilson/commentary_schmitt.pdf a study published in 2005]], citizens of 48 different countries across the world were asked about their attitudes towards multiple sex partners and casual sex. When these countries were put in order based of how promiscuous they are, 13 of the top 20 countries were in Europe, whereas and the US United States placed 22nd. However, 11 European countries also placed lower than the US. Most of these were Catholic countries, such as Italy, Spain, and Portugal, whereas the The European countries in the top 20 were mostly [[SensualSlavs former Eastern Bloc states]] and Protestant countries. (France, a nominally countries, whereas most Catholic country whose inhabitants are less ethnically Latin countries in Europe, such as Italy, Spain, and Portugal, actually placed lower than in other lands that border the Mediterranean, is in something of a class by itself.) US. A more truthful way of formulating this trope would therefore be "non-Catholic Europeans are kinkier than most other nationalites", but fiction rarely deals with these things with such a level of nuance. This lack of nuance might be attributed to the ancient LatinLover trope, which covers the aforementioned trope means that people from Catholic countries.

countries are often characterised as kinky too.

Note that the word "kinky" is used here to refer to general sexual liberality and/or promiscuity. [[CasualKink Kinky]] is often associated with unconventional sexual practices, such as UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}}, but they aren't necessarily a part of this trope (though they can be).trope. For related tropes about specific parts of Europe (or Europeanized continents), see EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench, EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench, SexyScandinavian, FreestateAmsterdam, SpicyLatina, LatinLover, and SensualSlavs.
30th Oct '16 9:21:15 AM Tuomas
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This trope can sometimes be TruthInTelevision, as in many European countries nudity and sexuality are indeed considered less taboo than in the United States, making them look more kinky in the eyes of Americans. The "kinkiness" of Europeans also has some scientific proof: in [[http://psych.mcmaster.ca/dalywilson/commentary_schmitt.pdf a study published in 2005]], citizens of 48 different countries across the world were asked about their attitudes towards multiple sex partners and casual sex. When these countries were put in order based of how promiscuous they are, 13 of the top 20 countries were in Europe, whereas the US placed 22nd. However, 11 European countries also placed lower than the US. Most of these were Catholic countries, such as Italy, Spain, and Portugal, whereas the European countries in the top 20 were mostly [[SensualSlavs former Eastern Bloc states]] and Protestant countries. (France, a nominally Catholic country whose inhabitants are less ethnically Latin than in other lands that border the Mediterranean, is in something of a class by itself.) A more truthful way of formulating this trope would therefore be "non-Catholic Europeans are kinkier than most other nationalites", but fiction rarely deals with these things with such a level of nuance. This lack of nuance might be attributed to ancient LatinLover trope, which covers the aforementioned Catholic countries. Still, the "sexy European" is most likely to be ethnically (non-Anglo-Saxon) Nordic instead of Celtic, Latin or Slavic.

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This trope can sometimes be TruthInTelevision, as in many European countries nudity and sexuality are indeed considered less taboo than in the United States, making them look more kinky in the eyes of Americans. The "kinkiness" of Europeans also has some scientific proof: in [[http://psych.mcmaster.ca/dalywilson/commentary_schmitt.pdf a study published in 2005]], citizens of 48 different countries across the world were asked about their attitudes towards multiple sex partners and casual sex. When these countries were put in order based of how promiscuous they are, 13 of the top 20 countries were in Europe, whereas the US placed 22nd. However, 11 European countries also placed lower than the US. Most of these were Catholic countries, such as Italy, Spain, and Portugal, whereas the European countries in the top 20 were mostly [[SensualSlavs former Eastern Bloc states]] and Protestant countries. (France, a nominally Catholic country whose inhabitants are less ethnically Latin than in other lands that border the Mediterranean, is in something of a class by itself.) A more truthful way of formulating this trope would therefore be "non-Catholic Europeans are kinkier than most other nationalites", but fiction rarely deals with these things with such a level of nuance. This lack of nuance might be attributed to ancient LatinLover trope, which covers the aforementioned Catholic countries. Still, the "sexy European" is most likely to be ethnically (non-Anglo-Saxon) Nordic instead of Celtic, Latin or Slavic.
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23rd Oct '16 1:44:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in ''TheOnion'' [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/european-men-are-so-much-more-romantic-than-americ,11552/ article]]: "Point-Counterpoint: European Men Are So Much More Romantic Than American Men vs. American Women Studying In Europe Are Unbelievably Easy"

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* Inverted in ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/european-men-are-so-much-more-romantic-than-americ,11552/ article]]: "Point-Counterpoint: European Men Are So Much More Romantic Than American Men vs. American Women Studying In Europe Are Unbelievably Easy"
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