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1st Oct '17 3:47:47 PM nighttrainfm
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* Several times, virgins are the exact thing needed for spells and summonings in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Of course, [[CrapsackWorld bad things happen to everyone]], including an EthicalSlut protagonist. Virgins are specifically lampshaded, though.
** When Dean finds out that Castiel is a virgin, he makes it a mission to help him lose it, as it could be their last night alive. He doesn't lose it (though [[DeathIsCheap he did die]]). However, when he [[FallenAngel falls]] in season 9, he quickly loses his virginity.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
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Several times, virgins are the exact thing needed for spells and summonings in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.summonings. Of course, [[CrapsackWorld bad things happen to everyone]], including an EthicalSlut protagonist. Virgins are specifically lampshaded, though.
** When Dean finds out that Castiel is a virgin, he makes it a mission to help him lose it, as it could be their last night alive. He doesn't lose it (though [[DeathIsCheap he did die]]). However, when he [[FallenAngel falls]] in season 9, he quickly loses his virginity.virginity (without any help from Dean).
6th Jul '17 3:12:05 AM BackgroundGuy
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Many virgins will testify that being a virgin "sucks". Another thing that sucks is a vacuum. [[InsaneTrollLogic It is therefore no coincidence that,]] much like a vacuum, nature abhors a virgin. Any time a character's virginity is mentioned in the course of a plot as being a negative attribute, we can be rest assured that by the end of the story the character will "get over it", and get laid. The negative attribute in question is defined very broadly. It can simply mean that they lack self-confidence, experience with women, or that they just aren't real men. If the virginity is necessary for a character to be made into a [[VirginSacrifice ritual sacrifice]] (and thus, losing it renders her unable to ''be'' [[HumanSacrifice sacrificed]]), that counts, too. This trope could also apply in a work in which someone says that [[SexIsGood sexual abstinence may be unhealthy and unnatural]].

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Many virgins will testify that being a virgin "sucks". Another thing that sucks is a vacuum. [[InsaneTrollLogic It is therefore no coincidence that,]] much like a vacuum, nature abhors a virgin. Any time a character's virginity is mentioned in the course of a plot as being a negative attribute, we can be rest assured that by the end of the story the character will "get over it", and get laid. The negative attribute in question is defined very broadly. It can simply mean that they lack self-confidence, experience with women, or that they just aren't real men. If the virginity is necessary for a character to be made into a [[VirginSacrifice ritual sacrifice]] (and thus, losing it renders her unable to ''be'' [[HumanSacrifice sacrificed]]), that counts, too. This trope could also apply in a work in which someone says that [[SexIsGood sexual abstinence may be unhealthy and unnatural]].
6th Jul '17 3:11:22 AM BackgroundGuy
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Many virgins will testify that being a virgin "sucks". Another thing that sucks is a vacuum. [[LogicalFallacies It is therefore no coincidence that,]] much like a vacuum, nature abhors a virgin. Any time a character's virginity is mentioned in the course of a plot as being a negative attribute, we can be rest assured that by the end of the story the character will "get over it", and get laid. The negative attribute in question is defined very broadly. It can simply mean that they lack self-confidence, experience with women, or that they just aren't real men. If the virginity is necessary for a character to be made into a [[VirginSacrifice ritual sacrifice]] (and thus, losing it renders her unable to ''be'' [[HumanSacrifice sacrificed]]), that counts, too. This trope could also apply in a work in which someone says that [[SexIsGood sexual abstinence may be unhealthy and unnatural]].

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Many virgins will testify that being a virgin "sucks". Another thing that sucks is a vacuum. [[LogicalFallacies [[InsaneTrollLogic It is therefore no coincidence that,]] much like a vacuum, nature abhors a virgin. Any time a character's virginity is mentioned in the course of a plot as being a negative attribute, we can be rest assured that by the end of the story the character will "get over it", and get laid. The negative attribute in question is defined very broadly. It can simply mean that they lack self-confidence, experience with women, or that they just aren't real men. If the virginity is necessary for a character to be made into a [[VirginSacrifice ritual sacrifice]] (and thus, losing it renders her unable to ''be'' [[HumanSacrifice sacrificed]]), that counts, too. This trope could also apply in a work in which someone says that [[SexIsGood sexual abstinence may be unhealthy and unnatural]].
19th Dec '16 3:07:07 PM Discar
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Many virgins will testify that being a virgin "sucks". Another thing that sucks is a vacuum. [[LogicalFallacies It is therefore no coincidence that,]] much like a vacuum, nature abhors a virgin. Any time a character's virginity is mentioned in the course of a plot as being a negative attribute, we can be rest assured that by the end of the story the character will "get over it", and get laid. The negative attribute in question is defined very broadly. It can simply mean that they lack self-confidence, experience with women, or that they just aren't [[AManIsNotAVirgin real men]]. If the virginity is necessary for a character to be made into a [[VirginSacrifice ritual sacrifice]] (and thus, losing it renders her unable to ''be'' [[HumanSacrifice sacrificed]]), that counts, too. This trope could also apply in a work in which someone says that [[SexIsGood sexual abstinence may be unhealthy and unnatural]].

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Many virgins will testify that being a virgin "sucks". Another thing that sucks is a vacuum. [[LogicalFallacies It is therefore no coincidence that,]] much like a vacuum, nature abhors a virgin. Any time a character's virginity is mentioned in the course of a plot as being a negative attribute, we can be rest assured that by the end of the story the character will "get over it", and get laid. The negative attribute in question is defined very broadly. It can simply mean that they lack self-confidence, experience with women, or that they just aren't [[AManIsNotAVirgin real men]].men. If the virginity is necessary for a character to be made into a [[VirginSacrifice ritual sacrifice]] (and thus, losing it renders her unable to ''be'' [[HumanSacrifice sacrificed]]), that counts, too. This trope could also apply in a work in which someone says that [[SexIsGood sexual abstinence may be unhealthy and unnatural]].



* The B-Plot of the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode, "Jaynestown" ... sort of. Inara is hired by Magistrate Higgins to deflower his 26-year-old son. Fess is ashamed of being a virgin because he buys into [[AManIsNotAVirgin his father's attitude]] that it makes him "not yet a man." Part of Inara's "service" to Fess is teaching him that virginity is nothing to be ashamed of, and losing it won't make him an adult. The B-plot ends with Fess being inspired to have his CrowningMomentOfAwesome, (a nice uplifting bit to ease the depressing way the A-plot ended).

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* The B-Plot of the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode, "Jaynestown" ... sort of. Inara is hired by Magistrate Higgins to deflower his 26-year-old son. Fess is ashamed of being a virgin because he buys into [[AManIsNotAVirgin [[VirginShaming his father's attitude]] that it makes him "not yet a man." Part of Inara's "service" to Fess is teaching him that virginity is nothing to be ashamed of, and losing it won't make him an adult. The B-plot ends with Fess being inspired to have his CrowningMomentOfAwesome, (a nice uplifting bit to ease the depressing way the A-plot ended).
7th Dec '16 4:15:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with and eventually averted in the British sitcom ''DropTheDeadDonkey''. In one episode of that series we discover middle aged Gus Hedges (a PointyHairedBoss) is a virgin. Eventually he is set up with a prostitute by one of his employees, but has such an attack of nerves he ''faints'' before they go through with it (she lies and tells him he fainted with pleasure while they were having sex).

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* Played with and eventually averted in the British sitcom ''DropTheDeadDonkey''.''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey''. In one episode of that series we discover middle aged Gus Hedges (a PointyHairedBoss) is a virgin. Eventually he is set up with a prostitute by one of his employees, but has such an attack of nerves he ''faints'' before they go through with it (she lies and tells him he fainted with pleasure while they were having sex).
16th Nov '16 8:01:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''HocusPocus'' is a subversion. The male lead is the virgin needed for the spell, and he doesn't have sex before the end of the show, probably because he's about 15 and it's a Disney movie. He does, however, get a girlfriend.

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* ''HocusPocus'' ''Film/HocusPocus'' is a subversion. The male lead is the virgin needed for the spell, and he doesn't have sex before the end of the show, probably because he's about 15 and it's a Disney movie. He does, however, get a girlfriend.



* In ''PoliceAcademy 2'', gun nut Tackleberry tries to hint to his friend Mahoney that he is still a virgin. Mahoney keeps failing to take the hint resulting in Tackleberry telling him directly a bit louder than he'd intended. This stuns everyone nearby into an awkward silence. Tackleberry is able to score with a fellow officer he'd developed an interest in - also a gun nut.

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* In ''PoliceAcademy 2'', ''Film/PoliceAcademy2TheirFirstAssignment'', gun nut Tackleberry tries to hint to his friend Mahoney that he is still a virgin. Mahoney keeps failing to take the hint resulting in Tackleberry telling him directly a bit louder than he'd intended. This stuns everyone nearby into an awkward silence. Tackleberry is able to score with a fellow officer he'd developed an interest in - also a gun nut.



* In SMStirling's ''Literature/ThePeshawarLancers'', the psychic Central Asian/Russian young woman has to be a virgin to keep having psychic clairvoyant powers (which also cause her distress). [[spoiler: At the end, the hero relieves her of her psychic powers, to save her. Bet you're surprised.]]

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* In SMStirling's Creator/SMStirling's ''Literature/ThePeshawarLancers'', the psychic Central Asian/Russian young woman has to be a virgin to keep having psychic clairvoyant powers (which also cause her distress). [[spoiler: At the end, the hero relieves her of her psychic powers, to save her. Bet you're surprised.]]
25th Sep '16 1:00:45 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Prick Up Your Ears: Lois invokes this trope with Meg while [[TheTalk talking about sex]] with her:
--> '''Lois''': Meg, I still can't believe what you and Doug did last night.
--> '''Meg''': Mom, you don't understand, Doug and I are abstinent, but if we have sex in the ear, it doesn't count. We're still pure in the eyes of the Lord.
--> '''Lois''': Meg when I was your age, my parents tried to feed me the same nonsense about premarital sex. You're lying to yourself.
--> '''Meg''': Well, I don't care what you think! Doug and I are part of the Opal Ring Crusade, and this how we express our love.
--> '''Lois''': Look, Meg A: ear sex is just unnatural and B:... How do I say this? Vaginal intercourse is... it's just tops. It's the bee's knees. Oh, when you rattle it around just right... oh my God! I mean do you remember when we had that old car with and used to take the old dirt road on purpose? Meg...Meg?
--> '''Brian''': I love you.
26th Jul '16 5:51:40 PM Laota
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* ''HocusPocus'' is a subversion. The male lead is the virgin needed for the spell, and he doesn't have sex before the end of the show, probably because he's about 15 and it's a Disney movie. He does, however, get a girlfriend and some lip action in a bed.

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* ''HocusPocus'' is a subversion. The male lead is the virgin needed for the spell, and he doesn't have sex before the end of the show, probably because he's about 15 and it's a Disney movie. He does, however, get a girlfriend and some lip action in a bed.girlfriend.
20th May '16 11:16:37 PM rjd1922
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Many virgins will testify that being a virgin "sucks". Another thing that sucks is a vacuum. [[YouFailLogicForever It is therefore no coincidence that,]] much like a vacuum, nature abhors a virgin. Any time a character's virginity is mentioned in the course of a plot as being a negative attribute, we can be rest assured that by the end of the story the character will "get over it", and get laid. The negative attribute in question is defined very broadly. It can simply mean that they lack self-confidence, experience with women, or that they just aren't [[AManIsNotAVirgin real men]]. If the virginity is necessary for a character to be made into a [[VirginSacrifice ritual sacrifice]] (and thus, losing it renders her unable to ''be'' [[HumanSacrifice sacrificed]]), that counts, too. This trope could also apply in a work in which someone says that [[SexIsGood sexual abstinence may be unhealthy and unnatural]].

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Many virgins will testify that being a virgin "sucks". Another thing that sucks is a vacuum. [[YouFailLogicForever [[LogicalFallacies It is therefore no coincidence that,]] much like a vacuum, nature abhors a virgin. Any time a character's virginity is mentioned in the course of a plot as being a negative attribute, we can be rest assured that by the end of the story the character will "get over it", and get laid. The negative attribute in question is defined very broadly. It can simply mean that they lack self-confidence, experience with women, or that they just aren't [[AManIsNotAVirgin real men]]. If the virginity is necessary for a character to be made into a [[VirginSacrifice ritual sacrifice]] (and thus, losing it renders her unable to ''be'' [[HumanSacrifice sacrificed]]), that counts, too. This trope could also apply in a work in which someone says that [[SexIsGood sexual abstinence may be unhealthy and unnatural]].
19th May '16 4:10:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheMightyBoosh'': Howard is outed as a virgin at his "32nd" birthday. He's also never kissed by this time, or even held hands. He does get kissed by his friend Vince in order to pretend that they were a couple to fool an angry shaman, and after dealing with the awkwardness that followed, he's seen leaving with a woman, but it is unclear if he ended up getting laid or not.

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* ''TheMightyBoosh'': ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'': Howard is outed as a virgin at his "32nd" birthday. He's also never kissed by this time, or even held hands. He does get kissed by his friend Vince in order to pretend that they were a couple to fool an angry shaman, and after dealing with the awkwardness that followed, he's seen leaving with a woman, but it is unclear if he ended up getting laid or not.
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