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26th Jun '16 10:28:34 AM nombretomado
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* Rare female example in ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II]]:'' if the player romances Aerie, she asks to sleep with the protagonist at the end of her romance arc to prove herself a woman rather than a girl. Accepting her offer leads to the ''bad'' ending of the romance-the good ending has the player teach Aerie the distinction between sex and love. The good ending leads to Aerie's continued romance arc in ''Throne of Bhaal'' where this trope is visited again as Aerie, very much in love, asks the protagonist to sleep with her again-not to become a woman, but because she loves the protagonist, and sleeping with her is the good path.

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* Rare female example in ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II]]:'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'': if the player romances Aerie, she asks to sleep with the protagonist at the end of her romance arc to prove herself a woman rather than a girl. Accepting her offer leads to the ''bad'' ending of the romance-the good ending has the player teach Aerie the distinction between sex and love. The good ending leads to Aerie's continued romance arc in ''Throne of Bhaal'' where this trope is visited again as Aerie, very much in love, asks the protagonist to sleep with her again-not to become a woman, but because she loves the protagonist, and sleeping with her is the good path.
6th Jun '16 6:02:22 AM Morgenthaler
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** Taken to another level in TheMockbuster TheAsylum film, ''The 18-Year-Old Virgin''. The titular virgin is a female HollywoodNerd who wants to lose it to her crush at a party. The guy is open to the idea, but doesn't want to have sex with a virgin, so she has to find ''someone else'' to take her virginity before she can hook up with her dream guy. HilarityEnsues.

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** * Taken to another level in TheMockbuster TheAsylum Creator/TheAsylum film, ''The 18-Year-Old Virgin''. The titular virgin is a female HollywoodNerd who wants to lose it to her crush at a party. The guy is open to the idea, but doesn't want to have sex with a virgin, so she has to find ''someone else'' to take her virginity before she can hook up with her dream guy. HilarityEnsues.
4th Jun '16 12:28:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* Discussed in ''TheBadSeed'': during a discussion with friends, {{Motormouth}} Monica Breedlove mentions how much she despises sex being treated as a rite of passage in fiction; she feels sex is just another life experience, nothing more, nothing less, and goes into a surprisingly funny rant about how she would rather read a story about a boy casually losing his virginity to a prostitute.

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* Discussed in ''TheBadSeed'': ''Literature/TheBadSeed'': during a discussion with friends, {{Motormouth}} Monica Breedlove mentions how much she despises sex being treated as a rite of passage in fiction; she feels sex is just another life experience, nothing more, nothing less, and goes into a surprisingly funny rant about how she would rather read a story about a boy casually losing his virginity to a prostitute.



* ''ClanOfTheCaveBear'' series, in a rare female example in Jondalar's Cro-Magnon culture a girl's first time happens shortly after her first menses and is called First Rites. They can pick whichever eligible and consenting man they want to perform the ceremony. Boys get special training so that they will ensure the girl has a good time. A man's first time isn't really as specially celebrated although men who are frequently asked to perform First Rites are considered quite the stud. This is contrasted with the Neanderthal culture that raised Ayla, where sex is something men demand whenever they want, of any woman, who will immediately assume the...position. A young man who hated Ayla raped her repeatedly this way in order to flaunt his power over her and punish her for being herself, even though there was no sexual stigma.

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* ''ClanOfTheCaveBear'' ''Literature/ClanOfTheCaveBear'' series, in a rare female example in Jondalar's Cro-Magnon culture a girl's first time happens shortly after her first menses and is called First Rites. They can pick whichever eligible and consenting man they want to perform the ceremony. Boys get special training so that they will ensure the girl has a good time. A man's first time isn't really as specially celebrated although men who are frequently asked to perform First Rites are considered quite the stud. This is contrasted with the Neanderthal culture that raised Ayla, where sex is something men demand whenever they want, of any woman, who will immediately assume the...position. A young man who hated Ayla raped her repeatedly this way in order to flaunt his power over her and punish her for being herself, even though there was no sexual stigma.



* The ''MilesVorkosigan'' series has Miles' first time described in his thoughts and fitting the FeudalFuture, it matches a traditional one of European aristocrats- on a "Grand Tour". Miles went to [[PleasurePlanet Beta]] and had his first experience with a woman who had a fetish for those deformed like himself. When he saw her with someone else, he tried to slit his wrists and was only stopped from suicide by [[BattleButler Bothari]] (the context of Miles' memory is that he knows Bothari was a psycho, but he also remembers Bothari's kindness to him).

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* The ''MilesVorkosigan'' ''Literature/MilesVorkosigan'' series has Miles' first time described in his thoughts and fitting the FeudalFuture, it matches a traditional one of European aristocrats- on a "Grand Tour". Miles went to [[PleasurePlanet Beta]] and had his first experience with a woman who had a fetish for those deformed like himself. When he saw her with someone else, he tried to slit his wrists and was only stopped from suicide by [[BattleButler Bothari]] (the context of Miles' memory is that he knows Bothari was a psycho, but he also remembers Bothari's kindness to him).
30th May '16 12:49:48 AM Freezer
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* In the ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series, werewolves can only receive full adult status (conferred by a fourth syllable in their name) by going through a ritual first mating. A female chooses a male to mate with when her first heat comes. There's no chance of pregnancy, but the two are barred from mating with each other again. Because of that restriction, the girl usually chooses an [[TrueCompanion Oath Friend]] for her partner.

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* In the ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series, werewolves can only receive full adult status (conferred by a fourth syllable in their name) by going through a ritual first mating. A female chooses a male to mate with when her first heat comes. There's no chance of pregnancy, but the two are barred from mating with each other again. Because of that restriction, the girl usually chooses an [[TrueCompanion [[TrueCompanions Oath Friend]] for her partner.
30th May '16 12:49:29 AM Freezer
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* In the ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series, werewolves can only receive full adult status (conferred by a fourth syllable in their name) by going through a ritual first mating (A female chooses a male to mate with when her first heat comes. There's no chance of pregnancy, but the two are barred from mating with each other again)

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* In the ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series, werewolves can only receive full adult status (conferred by a fourth syllable in their name) by going through a ritual first mating (A mating. A female chooses a male to mate with when her first heat comes. There's no chance of pregnancy, but the two are barred from mating with each other again)again. Because of that restriction, the girl usually chooses an [[TrueCompanion Oath Friend]] for her partner.
24th May '16 7:01:30 AM Clare
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* "Summer (The First Time)" by Bobby Goldsboro.

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* "Summer (The First Time)" by Bobby Goldsboro. The song's narrator describes how, as a seventeen-year-old, he lost his virginity to a thirty-one-year-old woman.
21st May '16 9:52:24 AM Eievie
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->''"Eighteen years old. You're a man today! Give him a drink, John boy. And after that, we'll go find you a lady of the night."''
-->-- '''Arthur Shelby Jr.''', ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' [[note]]Its his cousin's 18th birthday[[/note]]



Conventionally the hero is successful, thus proving his masculinity and reassuring the insecure male virgins in the audience that they, too, will someday be men. AnAesop about love being more important than sex will then be shoehorned in, and the hero will settle down with a nice girl -- quite possibly the UnluckyChildhoodFriend he completely ignored in his quest to 'get some.' Whether this happy ending satisfies the MoralGuardians varies; the wholesome 10% may shed some sanctity on the rest, but that's not what the audience is paying to see. They're there to enjoy the titillating adventures of a protagonist who wants only to get laid.

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Conventionally the hero is successful, thus proving his masculinity and reassuring the insecure male virgins in the audience that they, too, will someday be men. AnAesop about love being more important than sex will then be shoehorned in, and the hero will settle down with a nice girl -- quite girl--quite possibly the UnluckyChildhoodFriend he completely ignored in his quest to 'get some.' "get some". Whether this happy ending satisfies the MoralGuardians varies; the wholesome 10% may shed some sanctity on the rest, but that's not what the audience is paying to see. They're there to enjoy the titillating adventures of a protagonist who wants only to get laid.



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20th May '16 1:05:10 AM Acebrock
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* In some ancient cultures, prostitutes were expected to help a young man lose his virginity, so that by the time he got married, he'd know what he was doing.
** Fun fact: these "ancient cultures" included medieval Catholic Church. Yep. The prostitutes were considered a necessary evil, allowing [[ValuesDissonance young men]] to [[UnusualEuphemism let loose the steam]] before the marriage and thus preventing extramarital sex.
*** There was also the fear that those young men would turn to each other to...relax. Female prostitutes were better than male friends helping each other out.
** Not only that, this was actually quite common in Western Europe until ''TheTwentiethCentury''. There was also less real stigmatization of prostitutes themselves, added to the fact that wives were [[DoubleStandard expected to stay virgins until marriage]] while husbands were supposed to... be more knowledgeable by that point. It still happens, although it's for the most part a DiscreditedTrope. Still somewhat accepted in [[ValuesDissonance other parts of the world]] for much the same reason.
** Apparently one reason the Zulus were so feared in battle was that they had entire regiments of young men who were not allowed to have wives before they killed their first enemy, no doubt exacerbated by the other groups of older soldiers who were married. So you can guess how motivated the young ones were...
3rd May '16 12:43:35 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''Film/TheVirginityHit'' is the story of Matt, whose friends try to get him laid. [[HilarityEnsues And make a movie out of it.]] On a side note: the main character is played by Matt Bennett. Yes, [[{{Victorious}} that Matt Bennet]].

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* ''Film/TheVirginityHit'' is the story of Matt, whose friends try to get him laid. [[HilarityEnsues And make a movie out of it.]] On a side note: the main character is played by Matt Bennett. Yes, [[{{Victorious}} [[Series/{{Victorious}} that Matt Bennet]].
16th Mar '16 2:05:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'': the ranger Marcus Cole admits to Ivanova that he is a virgin, and is saving himself for the right woman (i.e. Ivanova). He seems completely at peace with this; Ivanova feels sympathy for him, but he neither needs nor desires her sympathy.

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'': ''Series/BabylonFive'': the ranger Marcus Cole admits to Ivanova that he is a virgin, and is saving himself for the right woman (i.e. Ivanova). He seems completely at peace with this; Ivanova feels sympathy for him, but he neither needs nor desires her sympathy.



* On ''MarriedWithChildren'', much of the humor of the Bud Bundy character centers around his pathetic and increasingly desperate attempts to have sex, and his sister Kelly repeatedly teasing him for it.

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* On ''MarriedWithChildren'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', much of the humor of the Bud Bundy character centers around his pathetic and increasingly desperate attempts to have sex, and his sister Kelly repeatedly teasing him for it.



* Loss of virginity is a big aim of all the main characters in ''TheInbetweeners''.

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* Loss of virginity is a big aim of all the main characters in ''TheInbetweeners''.''Series/TheInbetweeners''.
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