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31st Jul '16 5:23:00 PM nombretomado
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** [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Timothy Drake]], [[LegacyCharacter the third Robin]]. He's one of the few persons in the Bat-Family (and the {{DCU}} superhero community) who hasn't done it. The dude's had at least 5 girlfriends, and has been propositioned for sex ''thrice.'' Gotta love that guy.

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** [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Timothy Drake]], [[LegacyCharacter the third Robin]]. He's one of the few persons in the Bat-Family (and the {{DCU}} Franchise/TheDCU superhero community) who hasn't done it. The dude's had at least 5 girlfriends, and has been propositioned for sex ''thrice.'' Gotta love that guy.
25th May '16 1:09:12 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': In chapter 9 of the redux Asuka tries to seduce Shinji, but Shinji convinces her to wait a while because she was severely hurt and distraught.
9th May '16 4:34:46 AM jormis29
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* Brian and Alex decide to do this on ''{{Wings}}'', after Brian is reminded by Joe and Helen that he has a habit of jumping into bed with women he's just met and then immediately losing respect for them. Brian being who he is, it's a definite moment of CharacterDevelopment for him.

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* Brian and Alex decide to do this on ''{{Wings}}'', ''Series/{{Wings}}'', after Brian is reminded by Joe and Helen that he has a habit of jumping into bed with women he's just met and then immediately losing respect for them. Brian being who he is, it's a definite moment of CharacterDevelopment for him.
20th Jan '16 1:38:36 AM CrazyLegs2
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* Brian and Alex decide to do this on ''{{Wings}}'', after Brian is reminded by Joe and Helen that he has a habit of jumping into bed with women he's just met and then immediately losing respect for them. Brian being who he is, it's a definite moment of CharacterDevelopment for him.
16th Jan '16 8:41:44 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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Compare GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex, ButIWouldEnjoyIt. Contrast NatureAbhorsAVirgin, EverybodyHasLotsOfSex.

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Compare GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex, ButIWouldEnjoyIt.ButIWouldReallyEnjoyIt. Contrast NatureAbhorsAVirgin, EverybodyHasLotsOfSex.
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Compare GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex. Contrast NatureAbhorsAVirgin, EverybodyHasLotsOfSex.

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Compare GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex.GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex, ButIWouldEnjoyIt. Contrast NatureAbhorsAVirgin, EverybodyHasLotsOfSex.
31st Dec '15 4:02:38 AM StFan
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[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* In ''Manga/GirlFriends'', due to both sides mistakenly assuming that their still virgin partner already had sex with somebody else, [[spoiler:[[LipstickLesbian Mari and Akko]]]] had a very awkward first attempt that ended with this.

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* In ''Manga/GirlFriends'', due to both sides mistakenly assuming that their still virgin partner already had sex with somebody else, [[spoiler:[[LipstickLesbian Mari and Akko]]]] had have a very awkward first attempt that ended ends with this.
this.



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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Timothy Drake]], [[LegacyCharacter the third Robin]]. He's one of the few persons in the Bat-Family (and the {{DCU}} superhero community) who hasn't done it. The dude's had at least 5 girlfriends, and has been propositioned for sex ''thrice.'' Gotta love that guy.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
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[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Timothy Drake]], [[LegacyCharacter the third Robin]]. He's one of the few persons in the Bat-Family (and the {{DCU}} superhero community) who hasn't done it. The dude's had at least 5 girlfriends, and has been propositioned for sex ''thrice.'' Gotta love that guy.



* Virgil Hawkins of {{ComicBook/Static}} has actually refused to have sex with his then girlfriend, after having a serious talk with his father about how it is a big step in responsibility for someone his age. Virgil ultimately decides he isn't ready for more than he already has with his life as a superhero and decides to wait.

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* Virgil Hawkins of {{ComicBook/Static}} ''ComicBook/{{Static}}'' has actually refused to have sex with his then girlfriend, then-girlfriend, after having a serious talk with his father about how it is a big step in responsibility for someone his age. Virgil ultimately decides he isn't ready for more than he already has with his life as a superhero and decides to wait.



* [[ComicBook/ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers]] do this in volume 1. After their first "date", Scott ends up at Ramona's apartment with the (literal) [[GirlOfMyDreams girl of his dreams]] half-naked, on top of him, in bed. Ramona abruptly changes her mind about sex, and they still sleep in the same bed. Scott professes to be fine with this. It's unclear whether he's telling the truth or is just willing to let her set the pace and take what he can get in the meantime; when he's with a woman he really likes, he has a tendency (especially this early in his CharacterDevelopment) to be pretty whipped.
* In ''NineChickweedLane'', Edda and Amos attempt the "abstinence until marriage" route. We find out about this after they apparently immediately broke that vow and Edda comically tries to convince Amos that [[AllJustADream he dreamed it.]] (Amos knew and played along, because he thought it was sweet she was thinking of his honour.)

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* [[ComicBook/ScottPilgrim ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'': Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers]] Flowers do this in volume 1. After their first "date", Scott ends up at Ramona's apartment with the (literal) [[GirlOfMyDreams girl of his dreams]] half-naked, on top of him, in bed. Ramona abruptly changes her mind about sex, and they still sleep in the same bed. Scott professes to be fine with this. It's unclear whether he's telling the truth or is just willing to let her set the pace and take what he can get in the meantime; when he's with a woman he really likes, he has a tendency (especially this early in his CharacterDevelopment) to be pretty whipped.
* In ''NineChickweedLane'', Edda and Amos attempt the "abstinence until marriage" route. We find out about this after they apparently immediately broke that vow and Edda comically tries to convince Amos that [[AllJustADream he dreamed it.]] (Amos knew and played along, because he thought it was sweet she was thinking of his honour.)
whipped.






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* In ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane'', Edda and Amos attempt the "abstinence until marriage" route. We find out about this after they apparently immediately broke that vow and Edda comically tries to convince Amos that [[AllJustADream he dreamed it.]] (Amos knew and played along, because he thought it was sweet she was thinking of his honour.)
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* A ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' FanArt strip parodies the Marshall/Karen trope by portraying them in the future as newlyweds. As Marshall carries her over the threshold, the blushing Karen raises the question again, but he says, "Don't be silly. We're still just kids."



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* ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin'': The protagonist and his love interest decide to wait until they've had a certain number of dates before they...do it.

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* ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin'': The protagonist and his love interest decide to wait until they've had a certain number of dates before they... do it.







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* AnitaBlake didn't put out until the [[spoiler:sixth]] book in the series, due to a bastard ex-fiancee.
* The "engaged" version also happens in ''OddThomas''. [[spoiler:Tragically, before they can actually consummate their love, the girl dies.]]

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* AnitaBlake Literature/AnitaBlake didn't put out until the [[spoiler:sixth]] book in the series, due to a bastard ex-fiancee.
ex-fiancé.
* The "engaged" version also happens in ''OddThomas''.''Literature/OddThomas''. [[spoiler:Tragically, before they can actually consummate their love, the girl dies.]]
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* There never seems to be any question that Cory and Topanga in ''BoyMeetsWorld'' are going to wait until they are married, although Cory [[AManIsAlwaysEager has a harder time waiting]] than Topanga does. At one point during the engagement, she shows him her butt as a compromise to placate him.
* The "engaged couple agreeing to wait until their wedding day before they do it again" happened on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' with Turk and Carla.
** In the case of ''Scrubs'', it lasted less than an entire episode, by the time Turk comes around to the idea as being romantic, Carla has had such a rough day that she needs some loving affection and changes her mind. Turk is happy to oblige. In season 1, Carla mentions to Elliot that she usually waits a month to sleep with new boyfriends. As she puts it, she likes to make them wait until they think they are ''never'' going to get in her pants, and then jump them like an animal (which usually takes about a month).

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* There never seems to be any question that Cory and Topanga in ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' are going to wait until they are married, although Cory [[AManIsAlwaysEager has a harder time waiting]] than Topanga does. At one point during the engagement, she shows him her butt as a compromise to placate him.
* The "engaged couple agreeing to wait until their wedding day before they do it again" happened happens on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' with Turk and Carla.
** In the case of ''Scrubs'', it lasted
Carla. It lasts less than an entire episode, episode; by the time Turk comes around to the idea as being romantic, Carla has had such a rough day that she needs some loving affection and changes her mind. Turk is happy to oblige. In season 1, Carla mentions to Elliot that she usually waits a month to sleep with new boyfriends. As she puts it, she likes to make them wait until they think they are ''never'' going to get in her pants, and then jump them like an animal (which usually takes about a month).



* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', where in a flashback, Marshall and Lily decide to wait to have sex... and then do it ten minutes later.
** Victoria and Ted planned to wait a month, but got too impatient after the first two weeks.
* In ''GreysAnatomy'' Erica and Callie agree to wait before having sex because they both think they aren't ready to have sex with another woman. A few dates later, they consummate their relationship.
* Provides lots of humor in ''Girlfriends'' when GoodBadGirl Lynn starts dating a celibate man. He initially refuses to date her due to her...reputation, but she convinces him that she can wait. She's...not very good at it.
* Blanche dated one man like this on ''TheGoldenGirls'' - she was so confused by the idea she misinterpreted it as him not finding her attractive.

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', where ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** {{Subverted|Trope}}
in a flashback, Marshall and Lily decide to wait to have sex... and then do it ten minutes later.
** Victoria and Ted planned to wait a month, but got gets too impatient after the first two weeks.
* In ''GreysAnatomy'' ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' Erica and Callie agree to wait before having sex because they both think they aren't ready to have sex with another woman. A few dates later, they consummate their relationship.
* Provides lots of humor in ''Girlfriends'' ''Series/{{Girlfriends}}'' when GoodBadGirl Lynn starts dating a celibate man. He initially refuses to date her due to her...reputation, but she convinces him that she can wait. She's...not very good at it.
* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'':
**
Blanche dated one man like this on ''TheGoldenGirls'' - -- she was so confused by the idea she misinterpreted it as him not finding her attractive.






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-->''I didn't really know not to let all my feelings show''\\
''To save some for later so our love can be greater''\\
''You said you would always love me''\\
''Remember I said the same thing to you''\\
''You don't have to be frightened with my love''\\
''Because, I'll never give up on you''\\
''[[TitleDrop Let's wait awhile]]''\\
''Ah well before it's too late''\\
''You know you can't rush love''
* Jermaine Stewart's "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off." The lyrics can be summed up as thus: "Don't move so fast and try to get to the sex right away, it's insulting and unclassy - let's just have fun and enjoy ourselves before we go any further." Interestingly, the POV character who wants to wait is male.
* AvrilLavigne's "Don't Tell Me."

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-->''I didn't really know not to let all my feelings show''\\
''To
show\\
To
save some for later so our love can be greater''\\
''You
greater\\
You
said you would always love me''\\
''Remember
me\\
Remember
I said the same thing to you''\\
''You
you\\
You
don't have to be frightened with my love''\\
''Because,
love\\
Because,
I'll never give up on you''\\
''[[TitleDrop
you\\
[[TitleDrop
Let's wait awhile]]''\\
''Ah
awhile]]\\
Ah
well before it's too late''\\
''You
late\\
You
know you can't rush love''
* Jermaine Stewart's "We Don't Have To to Take Our Clothes Off." Off". The lyrics can be summed up as thus: "Don't move so fast and try to get to the sex right away, it's insulting and unclassy - -- let's just have fun and enjoy ourselves before we go any further." Interestingly, the POV character who wants to wait is male.
* AvrilLavigne's Music/AvrilLavigne's "Don't Tell Me."



* [[{{Motown}} The Supremes]]' "Love Child" is about a woman who doesn't want to have sex, because she felt the sting of being born out of wedlock, and doesn't want to risk getting pregnant and having her child go through the same thing.
--> ''Don't think that I don't need ya''\\
''Don't think I don't want to please ya''\\
''But no child of mine will be bearin' ''\\
''The name of shame I've been wearin' ''\\
''[[TitleDrop Love Child!]]''

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* [[{{Motown}} [[Creator/{{Motown}} The Supremes]]' "Love Child" is about a woman who doesn't want to have sex, because she felt the sting of being born out of wedlock, and doesn't want to risk getting pregnant and having her child go through the same thing.
--> ''Don't -->''Don't think that I don't need ya''\\
''Don't
ya\\
Don't
think I don't want to please ya''\\
''But
ya\\
But
no child of mine will be bearin' ''\\
''The
bearin'\\
The
name of shame I've been wearin' ''\\
''[[TitleDrop
wearin'\\
[[TitleDrop
Love Child!]]''
Child!]]''



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* [[Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}} Joyce and Walky]], due to Joyce's near-psychotic aversion to "pre-marital hanky-panky."
** Eventually, facing the imminent EndOfTheWorld battle and having already gotten engaged, they [[PreClimaxClimax go for it]] and (being mildly super powered individuals) cause some [[DestructoNookie serious structural damage]] to their hotel room in the process.
* In ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', Marshall repeatedly says this to Karen, because "we're kids." (The real reason, as the comic later reveals, is that he thinks having sex too soon will make him like his hedonistic mother, whom he resents.) However, Karen's self-esteem is so tied up in Marshall "wanting" her that she deliberately walks in on him in the shower and, when he still refuses to make love, gives him a hand-job [[RapeIsLove without asking]]. After several months, [[spoiler: Marshall decides he's ready and they consummate their relationship...but break up soon after for unrelated reasons]].
** A FanArt strip parodies this Marshall/Karen trope by portraying them in the future as newlyweds. As Marshall carries her over the threshold, the blushing Karen raises the question again, but he says, "Don't be silly. We're still just kids."

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* [[Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}} ''Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}}'': Joyce and Walky]], Walky, due to Joyce's near-psychotic aversion to "pre-marital hanky-panky."
**
" Eventually, facing the imminent EndOfTheWorld battle and having already gotten engaged, they [[PreClimaxClimax go for it]] and (being mildly super powered super-powered individuals) cause some [[DestructoNookie serious structural damage]] to their hotel room in the process.
* In ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', Marshall repeatedly says this to Karen, because "we're kids." (The real reason, as the comic later reveals, is that he thinks having sex too soon will make him like his hedonistic mother, whom he resents.) However, Karen's self-esteem is so tied up in Marshall "wanting" her that she deliberately walks in on him in the shower and, when he still refuses to make love, gives him a hand-job [[RapeIsLove without asking]]. After several months, [[spoiler: Marshall [[spoiler:Marshall decides he's ready and they consummate their relationship...relationship... but break up soon after for unrelated reasons]].
** A FanArt strip parodies this Marshall/Karen trope by portraying them in the future as newlyweds. As Marshall carries her over the threshold, the blushing Karen raises the question again, but he says, "Don't be silly. We're still just kids."
reasons]].



-->''"Oh, we got married seven years ago, but Gary really want to wait until it's special."''

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-->''"Oh, -->'''Debra:''' Oh, we got married seven years ago, but Gary really want to wait until it's special."''



[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''BaldursGate II: Shadow Of Amn''

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* ''BaldursGate ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II: Shadow Of Amn''



* Another {{Bioware}} example is in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': during the [[BadassBookworm Jedi Consular's]] romance path with Nadia, [[spoiler:he turns her down the first time she propositions him for sex, telling her that she's acting out of fear, grief, and desperation, not love. Her pleading with him to acquiesce and eventual admittance that she does fear losing him at any moment just cements this as the right decision in his mind. And it is--Nadia later thanks him for it, apologizes for her behavior, and agrees to take things slowly, so they can truly appreciate what they have instead of rushing it.]]

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* Another {{Bioware}} Creator/{{Bioware}} example is in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': during the [[BadassBookworm Jedi Consular's]] romance path with Nadia, [[spoiler:he turns her down the first time she propositions him for sex, telling her that she's acting out of fear, grief, and desperation, not love. Her pleading with him to acquiesce and eventual admittance that she does fear losing him at any moment just cements this as the right decision in his mind. And it is--Nadia later thanks him for it, apologizes for her behavior, and agrees to take things slowly, so they can truly appreciate what they have instead of rushing it.]]
]]



[[folder: Other ]]

* One blogger on Israblog once told his friend that he cared enough about his girlfriend when they first started dating that he decided to take things very slow with her. That just made her [[MistakenForGay think he was gay]].

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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* One blogger Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''. Everyone expects to "go up a base, sex-wise" on Israblog once told his friend Prom Night, which for Gandhi would mean going from ADateWithRosiePalms to dry-humping a girl through their clothes, a prospect that excites him to the point that he cared enough about his girlfriend when becomes fixated on it. After some false starts, he finally gets together with a willing partner in Marie Curie, only to stop abruptly and say that they're so young, maybe they first started dating should wait. She replies that he decided to take things very slow with her. That just made her [[MistakenForGay think he was gay]].
"I guess the driest love of all is abstinence."




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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''. Everyone expects to "go up a base, sex-wise" on Prom Night, which for Gandhi would mean going from ADateWithRosiePalms to dry-humping a girl through their clothes, a prospect that excites him to the point that he becomes fixated on it. After some false starts, he finally gets together with a willing partner in Marie Curie, only to stop abruptly and say that they're so young, maybe they should wait. She replies that "I guess the driest love of all is abstinence."

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27th Nov '15 7:43:38 PM nombretomado
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* [[ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers]] do this in volume 1. After their first "date", Scott ends up at Ramona's apartment with the (literal) [[GirlOfMyDreams girl of his dreams]] half-naked, on top of him, in bed. Ramona abruptly changes her mind about sex, and they still sleep in the same bed. Scott professes to be fine with this. It's unclear whether he's telling the truth or is just willing to let her set the pace and take what he can get in the meantime; when he's with a woman he really likes, he has a tendency (especially this early in his CharacterDevelopment) to be pretty whipped.

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* [[ScottPilgrim [[ComicBook/ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers]] do this in volume 1. After their first "date", Scott ends up at Ramona's apartment with the (literal) [[GirlOfMyDreams girl of his dreams]] half-naked, on top of him, in bed. Ramona abruptly changes her mind about sex, and they still sleep in the same bed. Scott professes to be fine with this. It's unclear whether he's telling the truth or is just willing to let her set the pace and take what he can get in the meantime; when he's with a woman he really likes, he has a tendency (especially this early in his CharacterDevelopment) to be pretty whipped.
20th Nov '15 8:43:27 PM DeisTheAlcano
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->''"There's something I want to tell you\\
There's something I think that you should know\\
It's not that I shouldn't really love you\\
Let's take it slow"''
-->--'''JanetJackson''', "Let's Wait Awhile"

->''Life's too short to make a mistake\\

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->''"There's something I want to tell you\\
There's something I think that you should know\\
It's not that I shouldn't really love you\\
Let's take it slow"''
-->--'''JanetJackson''', "Let's Wait Awhile"

->''Life's
->''"Life's too short to make a mistake\\



Years from now we'll surely regret it''

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Years from now we'll surely regret it''it"''
18th Nov '15 5:34:47 AM VVK
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* In ''BaldursGate II: Shadow Of Amn'', this is the proper choice when romancing Aerie, near the end of the quest. If you accept her invitation and do the deed, in the morning after she will break up with you because she wasn't really as ready as she thought, and you took advantage of her emotions. If you tell her to wait, she'll later be happy you did the right thing. Besides, you have other opportunities in the expansion.
** Viconia's romance takes a different approach. You can bed her fairly early on (and will break off the relationship if you don't accept), but later on considers it just a tedious duty ("Let's just get it over with"). You can respond by just having sex as usual... or offer to just cuddle, since she's clearly not in the mood for anything else. Viconia is very suprised at this un-drow-like option, but says afterwards that it wasn't bad.

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* In ''BaldursGate II: Shadow Of Amn'', this Amn''
** This
is the proper "correct" choice when romancing Aerie, near the end of the quest.that storyline. If you accept her invitation and do the deed, in the morning after she will break up with you because she wasn't really as ready as she thought, and you took advantage of her emotions. If you tell her to wait, she'll later be happy you did the right thing. Besides, you have other opportunities in the expansion.
expansion. [[ButThouMust In fact, by then you don't have the option to wait.]]
** Viconia's romance takes a different approach. You can bed her fairly early on (and she will break off the relationship if you don't accept), but later on she considers it just a tedious duty ("Let's just get it over with"). You can respond by just having sex as usual... or offer to just cuddle, since she's clearly not in the mood for anything else. Viconia is very suprised surprised at this un-drow-like option, but says afterwards that it wasn't bad.
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