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1st Jan '16 3:26:40 PM Fireblood
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[[AC:{{Literature}}]] * 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.) * OlderThanDirt: In ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'', animals had no fear of the WildMan Enkidu until he slept with a woman (after which they avoided him). * 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. ** Averted in ''Proven Guilty''. One of the reasons Harry doesn't sleep with [[spoiler:Molly]] is because she's never had sex before and doesn't understand the emotional ramifications of it. * The nature of royal marriages in ''Literature/KingdomOfLittleWounds''. Isabel insists that she came to Christian a virgin. Sophia was also a virgin on her wedding night. With non-noble characters, Jacob didn't penetrate Ava because while he wanted to be intimate before their wedding, he still wanted to marry a virgin.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]] * 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.) * OlderThanDirt: In ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'', animals had no fear of the WildMan Enkidu until he slept with a woman (after which they avoided him). * 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. ** Averted in ''Proven Guilty''. One of the reasons Harry doesn't sleep with [[spoiler:Molly]] is because she's never had sex before and doesn't understand the emotional ramifications of it. * The nature of royal marriages in ''Literature/KingdomOfLittleWounds''. Isabel insists that she came to Christian a virgin. Sophia was also a virgin on her wedding night. With non-noble characters, Jacob didn't penetrate Ava because while he wanted to be intimate before their wedding, he still wanted to marry a virgin.
14th Dec '15 2:56:17 PM MsChibi
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', only a virgin can be the Priestess.
9th Oct '15 4:19:28 PM MiinU
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* ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'': This is discussed in-series, when [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Bosco]] explains to [[TheProtagonist Ayaka]] that it'd become harder for vampires to find virgins in their day and age, due to how liberal society had become. The fact that [[DamselInDistress Makiko]] was [[PurityPersonified not only a virgin, but didn't drink, didn't smoke, or do drugs]], made her blood especially pure. Which causes her to stick out like a walking neon "drink me" sign and is the reason she was being relentlessly pursued by Dracula.
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* ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'': This is discussed in-series, Briefly discussed, when [[OurVampiresAreDifferent [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Bosco]] explains to [[TheProtagonist Ayaka]] that it'd become harder for vampires to find virgins in their day and the modern age, due to how liberal society had become. The fact that [[DamselInDistress Makiko]] was [[PurityPersonified not only a virgin, but didn't drink, didn't smoke, or do drugs]], made her blood especially pure. Which causes her to stick out like a walking neon "drink me" sign and is the reason she was being relentlessly pursued by Dracula.
9th Sep '15 10:25:19 AM CyrilPMG
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* In ''Film/{{Mustang}}'' virginity is important for the family of the girls. After they played in the sea with boys, the three older girls must have a virginity test. During the wedding night of Selma and Osman, as there is no blood on the bedsheets, Osman and her family brings Selma to the hospital in the middle of the night for another virginity test.
23rd Jul '15 12:22:16 PM StFan
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* ''Anime/YuugenKaisha'': This is discussed in-series, when [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Bosco]] explains to [[TheProtagonist Ayaka]] that it'd become harder for vampires to find virgins in their day and age, due to how liberal society had become. The fact that [[DamselInDistress Makiko]] was [[PurityPersonified not only a virgin, but didn't drink, didn't smoke, or do drugs]], made her blood especially pure. Which causes her to stick out like a walking neon "drink me" sign and is the reason she was being relentlessly pursued by Dracula.
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* ''Anime/YuugenKaisha'': ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'': This is discussed in-series, when [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Bosco]] explains to [[TheProtagonist Ayaka]] that it'd become harder for vampires to find virgins in their day and age, due to how liberal society had become. The fact that [[DamselInDistress Makiko]] was [[PurityPersonified not only a virgin, but didn't drink, didn't smoke, or do drugs]], made her blood especially pure. Which causes her to stick out like a walking neon "drink me" sign and is the reason she was being relentlessly pursued by Dracula.
5th Jul '15 9:33:49 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''ALittleNightMusic'', where Fredrik leaves his still-virginal wife for Desiree.
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* Inverted in ''ALittleNightMusic'', ''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic'', where Fredrik leaves his still-virginal wife for Desiree.
8th Jun '15 10:22:16 AM nombretomado
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* OlderThanDirt: In the ''Literature/EpicOfGilgamesh,'' animals had no fear of the WildMan Enkidu until he slept with a woman (after which they avoided him).
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* OlderThanDirt: In the ''Literature/EpicOfGilgamesh,'' ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'', animals had no fear of the WildMan Enkidu until he slept with a woman (after which they avoided him).
7th Jun '15 9:33:22 PM GoldenSeals
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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. That he looked like a drug addict going through withdrawal towards the end does not help matters. ** To be fair, he also wasn't masturbating at all during that time. For some guys, that is some serious withdrawal inducing stuff right there.
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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. 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. ** To be fair, he also wasn't masturbating at all during that time. For some guys, that is some serious withdrawal inducing stuff right there.matters.
4th May '15 9:05:50 AM erforce
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** While none of the films in the franchise may qualify as horror movies by today's standards (even if filmgoers ran from the auditoriums in terror when the first one premiered in 1933), Film/KingKong not only adores his virgins, but he seems to prefer blondes (see also VirginSacrifice).
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** While none of the films in the franchise may qualify as horror movies by today's standards (even if filmgoers ran from the auditoriums in terror when the first one premiered in 1933), Film/KingKong [[Film/KingKong1933 King Kong]] not only adores his virgins, but he seems to prefer blondes (see also VirginSacrifice).
27th Mar '15 7:25:13 AM Argon2
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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 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, 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 ** Averted in ''Proven Guilty''. One of 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 Harry doesn't just sleep around. Modern stories follow the Madonna/Whore Complex: men marry the Madonna, but sleep with [[spoiler:Molly]] is because she's never had sex before and doesn't understand 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. emotional ramifications of it.
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