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8th Feb '17 10:45:20 PM Anddrix
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* It is one of the most CommonMarySueTraits
19th Dec '16 3:08:19 PM Discar
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The reasons behind this vary depending on the period of the story and the characters themselves. In early stories it's because SexIsEvil, and virginity is a sign of purity, and thus desirability -- and also giving the man some hope of averting MamasBabyPapasMaybe, since it's evidence that she doesn't just sleep around. Modern stories often follow the Madonna/Whore Complex: men marry the Madonna, but sleep with the Whore. There's also the bragging rights behind bedding a virgin, which would be a BIG notch in any [[TheCasanova Casanova]]'s or rare male [[TheVamp Vamp's]] belt. The [[UnfortunateImplications assumptions here]] are that AManIsNotAVirgin, and the [[VirginityMakesYouStupid virginal are idiots]], and [[MadonnaWhoreComplex non-virginal women are whores]]. It bears repeating that this can be a gender neutral trope; when a man ''is'' a virgin, that signals to women that this guy is likely waiting for love and not just wanting a one-night stand.

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The reasons behind this vary depending on the period of the story and the characters themselves. In early stories it's because SexIsEvil, and virginity is a sign of purity, and thus desirability -- and also giving the man some hope of averting MamasBabyPapasMaybe, since it's evidence that she doesn't just sleep around. Modern stories often follow the Madonna/Whore Complex: men marry the Madonna, but sleep with the Whore. There's also the bragging rights behind bedding a virgin, which would be a BIG notch in any [[TheCasanova Casanova]]'s or rare male [[TheVamp Vamp's]] belt. The [[UnfortunateImplications assumptions here]] are that AManIsNotAVirgin, [[VirginShaming men are not allowed to be virgins]], and the [[VirginityMakesYouStupid virginal are idiots]], and [[MadonnaWhoreComplex non-virginal women are whores]]. It bears repeating that this can be a gender neutral trope; when a man ''is'' a virgin, that signals to women that this guy is likely waiting for love and not just wanting a one-night stand.



* Creator/JoshHartnett trying to be a ChasteHero in ''Film/FortyDaysAndFortyNights'' makes him the target of both lust and sabotage attempts on the part of women presumably because, should he succeed, it would prove men can be sexually independent of women and can choose to resist AManIsNotAVirgin. That he went so far as to stop masturbating and looked like a drug addict going through withdrawal towards the end does not help matters.

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* Creator/JoshHartnett trying to be a ChasteHero in ''Film/FortyDaysAndFortyNights'' makes him the target of both lust and sabotage attempts on the part of women presumably because, should he succeed, it would prove men can be sexually independent of women and can choose to resist AManIsNotAVirgin.women. That he went so far as to stop masturbating and looked like a drug addict going through withdrawal towards the end does not help matters.



* Played straighter than an arrow for laughs in the play and film ''Film/ReeferMadness'', well, the one that wasn't made in the thirties. Mary, the token adorable little miss diabetes-inducing sweetness, is the high school sweetheart the protagonist falls for. Sally, the only woman with a libido, is the 'reefer den slut' who boasts about being in 'more laps than a napkin.' Sally can seduce the protagonist, since AManIsNotAVirgin, ever, but only Mary can redeem him of the vile weed. Of course, one puff of the whacky tabbacy and Mary turns into a reefer slut as well. Hilarity and [[spoiler: DeathBySex]] follow.

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* Played straighter than an arrow for laughs in the play and film ''Film/ReeferMadness'', well, the one that wasn't made in the thirties. Mary, the token adorable little miss diabetes-inducing sweetness, is the high school sweetheart the protagonist falls for. Sally, the only woman with a libido, is the 'reefer den slut' who boasts about being in 'more laps than a napkin.' Sally can seduce the protagonist, since AManIsNotAVirgin, ever, but only Mary can redeem him of the vile weed. Of course, one puff of the whacky tabbacy and Mary turns into a reefer slut as well. Hilarity and [[spoiler: DeathBySex]] follow.



* In the novel ''Literature/{{Outlander}}'' (''Cross Stitch'' in the UK, for some reason) the main [[AManIsNotAVirgin love interest]], Jamie, is a virgin until his wedding night-- seemingly a pleasant state of affairs for the older, previously-married heroine. This might have been an intentional subversion of the romance novel staple of the rakehell romantic hero and the virginal, innocent heroine, as neither of them are precisely innocent despite it. (There's also an incredibly {{squick}}y possibility that this same perceived innocence is the same reason the main villain [[spoiler:wanted to have sex with him when he was sixteen, and was willing to [[ScarpiaUltimatum set Claire free in exchange for torture and rape]] later on]]. Nngh. Whimper.)

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* In the novel ''Literature/{{Outlander}}'' (''Cross Stitch'' in the UK, for some reason) the main [[AManIsNotAVirgin love interest]], interest, Jamie, is a virgin until his wedding night-- seemingly a pleasant state of affairs for the older, previously-married heroine. This might have been an intentional subversion of the romance novel staple of the rakehell romantic hero and the virginal, innocent heroine, as neither of them are precisely innocent despite it. (There's also an incredibly {{squick}}y possibility that this same perceived innocence is the same reason the main villain [[spoiler:wanted to have sex with him when he was sixteen, and was willing to [[ScarpiaUltimatum set Claire free in exchange for torture and rape]] later on]]. Nngh. Whimper.)



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' Book 9, ''Literature/WhiteNight'', Lara Raith (a sex vampire/succubus) is instantly driven to feed on [[spoiler:young wizard Carlos Ramirez]] when she realizes that he is a virgin. He deflects her advances and his own supernaturally-fanned lust with some quick thinking, and Lara warns Harry (he and [[spoiler:Ramirez]] being her [[PragmaticVillainy protected guests]]) that virgins are extremely attractive to her kind and [[spoiler:Ramirez]] should stay away from her kin, as they may not be able to control themselves around him. This revelation is particularly [[AManIsNotAVirgin humiliating]] for [[spoiler:Ramirez, who had made it a point to brag long and hard about his sexual conquests and prowess]], and particularly amusing for Harry.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' Book 9, ''Literature/WhiteNight'', Lara Raith (a sex vampire/succubus) is instantly driven to feed on [[spoiler:young wizard Carlos Ramirez]] when she realizes that he is a virgin. He deflects her advances and his own supernaturally-fanned lust with some quick thinking, and Lara warns Harry (he and [[spoiler:Ramirez]] being her [[PragmaticVillainy protected guests]]) that virgins are extremely attractive to her kind and [[spoiler:Ramirez]] should stay away from her kin, as they may not be able to control themselves around him. This revelation is particularly [[AManIsNotAVirgin [[VirginShaming humiliating]] for [[spoiler:Ramirez, who had made it a point to brag long and hard about his sexual conquests and prowess]], and particularly amusing for Harry.
27th Aug '16 1:36:28 PM MsChibi
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* TakingTheVeil (especially in works [[NunsNRosaries written by and for Catholics]])
20th Aug '16 9:53:11 AM konekootome
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* Club9: Even though Haruo's generous figure and klutzy, pure-hearted charm are enough to melt the brains of her admirers, any time the men get a hint of her being a virgin...

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* Club9: ''Manga/Club9'': Even though Haruo's generous figure and klutzy, pure-hearted charm are enough to melt the brains of her admirers, any time the men get a hint of her being a virgin...
7th Aug '16 3:17:12 PM MsChibi
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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
7th Aug '16 3:15:16 PM MsChibi
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* ButIWouldReallyEnjoyIt


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** ChasteHero
6th May '16 6:40:19 PM MsChibi
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* DeathBySex


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* EternalSexualFreedom


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* FreeLoveFuture


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* SexIsGood
23rd Apr '16 7:08:35 PM MsChibi
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* ChildrenAreInnocent
2nd Apr '16 3:35:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the 1987 AffectionateParody movie version of ''{{Dragnet}}'', Joe Friday falls for the Virgin Connie Swail (as she's almost always called) after rejecting a topless model and a stripper. Connie may also be using this trope, since she chooses Joe over his partner who is seen with several different women; it's implied Joe is a virgin himself.

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* In the 1987 AffectionateParody movie version of ''{{Dragnet}}'', ''Film/{{Dragnet}}'', Joe Friday falls for the Virgin Connie Swail (as she's almost always called) after rejecting a topless model and a stripper. Connie may also be using this trope, since she chooses Joe over his partner who is seen with several different women; it's implied Joe is a virgin himself.
26th Mar '16 8:51:48 AM nombretomado
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* A similar thing happened in ''{{Coupling}}'' with Jane falling for her CelibateHero co-worker (who admittedly isn't a virgin but has renounced premarital sex for religious reasons).

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* A similar thing happened in ''{{Coupling}}'' ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' with Jane falling for her CelibateHero co-worker (who admittedly isn't a virgin but has renounced premarital sex for religious reasons).



* Averted in at least one episode of Series/LawAndOrderSVU. A high-school [[TheCasanova Casanova]], who is accused of raping a girl, claims outright that he doesn't have sex with virgins, saying that since losing their virginity is such a big deal for most teenagers, he doesn't want the emotional baggage that comes along with it.

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* Averted in at least one episode of Series/LawAndOrderSVU.''Series/LawAndOrderSVU''. A high-school [[TheCasanova Casanova]], who is accused of raping a girl, claims outright that he doesn't have sex with virgins, saying that since losing their virginity is such a big deal for most teenagers, he doesn't want the emotional baggage that comes along with it.
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