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14th May '18 10:16:00 PM VacuousRupicaprine
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* In ''Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha'', Sayuri's virginity is sold to the highest bidder, to reimburse the ''okiya'' for the cost of her training and outfits, and to signify Sayuri's transition from a ''maiko'' to a full-fledged geisha. [[note]] This ''was'' TruthInTelevision, though in modern times a maiko does not bid her virginity to anyone. [[/note]] Unlike most examples of this trope, Sayuri [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland doesn't enjoy it.]]

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* In ''Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha'', Sayuri's virginity is sold to the highest bidder, to reimburse the ''okiya'' for the cost of her training and outfits, and to signify Sayuri's transition from a ''maiko'' to a full-fledged geisha. [[note]] This ''was'' TruthInTelevision, though in modern times a maiko does not bid her virginity to anyone. [[/note]] Unlike most examples of this trope, Sayuri [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland doesn't enjoy it.]]
19th Apr '18 3:16:14 AM Ulysses21
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* ''Film/{{Blockers}}'' is about three 18 year old girls who make a pact to have sex for the first on prom night. In the end only one of them goes through with it, and the others describe her as "a woman among girls".
14th Mar '18 7:47:00 AM Derkhan
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* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'': Roland goes downtown and gets a prostitute immediately after becoming a 14-year old gunslinger. He does it for no other reason than because he could.
** Although there's a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] in ''Wizard & Glass'', with a scene immediately after this where Roland's father busts into the room and lets him know he's still got a fair way to go before he's truly grown up.

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* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'': In ''Wizard & Glass'', Roland goes downtown and gets a prostitute immediately after becoming a 14-year old gunslinger. He does it for no other reason than because he could.
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could. Although there's it's a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] in ''Wizard & Glass'', with a scene because immediately after this where Roland's father busts into the room and lets him know he's still got a fair way to go before he's truly grown up.
28th Dec '17 3:34:01 AM LB7979
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** It should also be noted that the hero reached his spiritual manhood long before he lost his virginity, since he waited to have sex until the honeymoon.
25th Dec '17 12:17:36 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Used as the main focus of an episode of ''NewGirl''

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* Used as the main focus of an episode of ''NewGirl''''Series/NewGirl''
19th Dec '17 6:57:17 AM Spindriver
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* In the stage musical Theatre/JerseyBoys, Bob Gaudio notes how much of a personal milestone losing his virginity (while on the road) was. The other characters respect him more and treat him with more affection after (except for asshole Tommy, anyway).
* The internet legend ''Densha Otoko''/''Franchise/TrainMan'' is the story of a virgin {{Otaku}} who falls for a woman he saved from a [[TheChikan train groper]]. While he does throw out his Otaku-ish things once he realizes he's fallen in love with her, his real enemy isn't his desire to prove himself so much as his own self-confidence.
* In many languages, loss of virginity is euphemistically described in terms of maturity. The English language uses the phrase "becoming a man/woman" while the Japanese language uses the phrase "becoming an adult".
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' parodied this plot, in full-blown DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything style. Stan is upset because although he is a CIA agent, he has never killed a man, and ARealManIsAKiller. So he sets out to find the right person to be his first kill.
** The episode "Failure Is Not a Factory-Installed Option" episode [[MomentKiller has a repo-man telling Steve "Well you may have planned on becoming men through sexual conquest, but perhaps an equally valid preparation for adulthood would be a night filled with disappointment and compromise."]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
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One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' parodied parodies this plot, in full-blown DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything style. Stan is upset because although he is a CIA agent, he has never killed a man, and ARealManIsAKiller. So he sets out to find the right person to be his first kill.
** The episode "Failure Is Not a Factory-Installed Option" episode [[MomentKiller has a repo-man telling Steve "Well you may have planned on becoming men through sexual conquest, but perhaps an equally valid preparation for adulthood would be a night filled with disappointment and compromise."]]
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** The episode "Failure Is Not a Factory-Installed Option" [[MomentKiller has a repo-man telling Steve "Well you may have planned on becoming men through sexual conquest, but perhaps an equally valid preparation for adulthood would be a night filled with disappointment and compromise."]]


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* In the stage musical ''Theatre/JerseyBoys,'' Bob Gaudio notes how much of a personal milestone losing his virginity (while on the road) was. The other characters respect him more and treat him with more affection after (except for asshole Tommy, anyway).
* The internet legend ''Densha Otoko''/''Franchise/TrainMan'' is the story of a virgin {{Otaku}} who falls for a woman he saved from a [[TheChikan train groper]]. While he does throw out his Otaku-ish things once he realizes he's fallen in love with her, his real enemy isn't his desire to prove himself so much as his own self-confidence.
* In many languages, loss of virginity is euphemistically described in terms of maturity. The English language uses the phrase "becoming a man/woman" while the Japanese language uses the phrase "becoming an adult".
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19th Dec '17 6:52:13 AM Spindriver
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A plot in which a man who has no sexual experience will be mortally embarrassed about the fact and feel the need to get de-flowered as soon as possible. The plot follows his attempts to meet girls and get them into bed so he can win his place among his fellow men. This is almost always a comedy plot, so his attempts are inept or nerdish and HilarityEnsues.

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A plot in which a man (usually) who has no sexual experience will be mortally embarrassed about the fact and feel the need to get de-flowered as soon as possible. The plot follows his attempts to meet girls and get them into bed so he can win his place among his fellow men. This is almost always a comedy plot, so his attempts are inept or nerdish and HilarityEnsues.



* RareFemaleExample in ''Film/FourRooms'', where a girl remarks on how she is "now a woman" after having sex with the main character.

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* A RareFemaleExample in ''Film/FourRooms'', where a girl remarks on how she is "now a woman" after having sex with the main character.



* RareFemaleExample: In ''Film/LittleDarlings'', two teenage girls at a summer camp compete to be the first one to lose their virginity.

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* Another RareFemaleExample: In ''Film/LittleDarlings'', two teenage girls at a summer camp compete to be the first one to lose their virginity.



* RareFemaleExample in ''Film/CherryFalls'': In this SlasherFilm, the serial killer [[MustNotDieAVirgin only targets virgins]] and the teens realize that they need to have sex in order to stay alive. Cindy, [[ReallyGetsAround the most experienced of the girls]] holds her pre-game talk with the other girls to prepare them because a lot of the guys are also virgins:
-->'''Cindy:''' "Girls have to everything. Guys are clueless when it comes to sex. It starts with them trying to unhook our bras,fumbling around, and it never changes. Wait until they try to put their dick into you."
-->'''Diana;''' "Please don't say they need help with that."
-->'''Cindy:''' "Always."

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* RareFemaleExample in ''Film/CherryFalls'': In this SlasherFilm, This SlasherFilm plays with the idea of a RareFemaleExample; the serial killer [[MustNotDieAVirgin only targets virgins]] and the teens realize that they need to have sex in order to stay alive. Cindy, [[ReallyGetsAround the most experienced of the girls]] girls,]] holds her pre-game talk with the other girls to prepare them because a lot of the guys are also virgins:
-->'''Cindy:''' "Girls have to everything. Guys are clueless when it comes to sex. It starts with them trying to unhook our bras,fumbling around, and it never changes. Wait until they try to put their dick into you."
-->'''Diana;'''
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'''Diana;'''
"Please don't say they need help with that."
-->'''Cindy:'''
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'''Cindy:'''
"Always."



* "Strawberry Wine" by Deanna Carter is a RareFemaleExample.

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* Although [[RareFemaleExample occurrences of this trope with female protagonists are usually referred to as rare]], they seem to be downright common in pop songs -- or at least, there are a fair number of songs about a girl "becoming a woman" through sex, though she may not have sought it as desperately as the guy in the classic male version. See, for example, "Strawberry Wine" by Deanna Carter is Carter...
* ...or "This Girl Is
a RareFemaleExample.Woman Now" by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap...
* ...or "Morning Girl" by Neon Philharmonic...
* ...or "Nothin' Like the First Time" by Music/LadyAntebellum....
* ...or "Amoureuse" by Kiki Dee...
* ...or "Resistor" by Alisha's Attic.



* Mondo Rock, "Come Said the Boy"

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* Mondo Rock, "Come Said the Boy"Boy".



* "Nothin' Like the First Time" by Music/LadyAntebellum.



* "This Girl Is a Woman Now" by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap is a RareFemaleExample.
* "Morning Girl" by Neon Philharmonic is another female example.
6th Dec '17 3:06:54 PM Xtifr
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* In ''TheRedTent'', girls in Padan-Aram undergo a ritual upon reaching their first period where they are masturbated with a small household idol by their female relatives, in order to a) break their hymen to offer the resultant blood to the goddess Inanna, and b) encourage (via orgasm) the girl undergoing the ritual to [[DreamingOfThingsToCome dream about what her destiny holds]]. (The Canaanite women, who do not do this ritual, view it as {{Squick}}.)

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* In ''TheRedTent'', ''Literature/TheRedTent'', girls in Padan-Aram undergo a ritual upon reaching their first period where they are masturbated with a small household idol by their female relatives, in order to a) break their hymen to offer the resultant blood to the goddess Inanna, and b) encourage (via orgasm) the girl undergoing the ritual to [[DreamingOfThingsToCome dream about what her destiny holds]]. (The Canaanite women, who do not do this ritual, view it as {{Squick}}.)
25th Nov '17 8:40:16 AM LavonPapillon1
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* In ''Fanfic/TheEarthAdventuresOfMonStar'', it is Butterfly tradition that queens and future queens of Mewni remain virgins until they have chosen those whom they wish to marry. Because Star lost her virginity to Marco, this means that he is now betrothed to her or must face execution.
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14th Nov '17 6:13:20 PM PaulA
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* Main focus of "La Première fille" by French singer Georges Brassens. The narrator goes on to detail all the different girls it could have been, and all the different ways it could have happened, regardless of which he will always remember his First. This incidentally allows the narrator to imply [[TheCasanova a very rich]] sexual life on his part by enumerating random female names saying that they'll all be forgotten long before he forgets TheOne. Brassens uses the phrase "baptism of love" whih is exactly this trope, as well as SelfDeprecatingHumor about how awkward and nervous he was while trying to keep his cool which could imply this trope in retrospect.

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* Main focus of "La Première fille" by French singer Georges Brassens. The narrator goes on to detail all the different girls it could have been, and all the different ways it could have happened, regardless of which he will always remember his First. This incidentally allows the narrator to imply [[TheCasanova a very rich]] sexual life on his part by enumerating random female names saying that they'll all be forgotten long before he forgets TheOne.his OneTrueLove. Brassens uses the phrase "baptism of love" whih is exactly this trope, as well as SelfDeprecatingHumor about how awkward and nervous he was while trying to keep his cool which could imply this trope in retrospect.
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