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19th Jan '18 3:08:34 PM MiinU
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* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': This is the reason for the tournament's overwhelming popularity. [[JustForFun/ComeForTheXStayForTheY The audience gets to watch hot waitresses duke it out in the ring]], then gets [[YouCanKeepYourHatOn a free strip show afterward]]. And, at level-1, the audience [[spoiler:gets a live sex show, since the loser has to [[ADateWithRosiePalms perform for the crowd]]]].

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* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': This is the reason for the tournament's overwhelming popularity. [[JustForFun/ComeForTheXStayForTheY The audience gets to watch hot waitresses duke it out in the ring]], then gets [[YouCanKeepYourHatOn [[ShamefulStrip a free strip show afterward]]. And, at level-1, the audience [[spoiler:gets a live sex show, since the loser has to [[ADateWithRosiePalms perform for the crowd]]]].
19th Jan '18 4:59:01 AM Cryoclaste
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** It's well-known for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jfzh2s3jlE "she kicks high"]] advertising campaign, which was used to promote it [[XBox on Xbox]], along with both the ''[[HotterAndSexier "Xtreme Beach Volleyball"]]'' spin-offs.

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** It's well-known for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jfzh2s3jlE "she kicks high"]] advertising campaign, which was used to promote it [[XBox [[UsefulNotes/XBox on Xbox]], along with both the ''[[HotterAndSexier "Xtreme Beach Volleyball"]]'' spin-offs.
14th Jan '18 10:23:35 AM Spindriver
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* There's an advert currently running for Aero in which a man wrapped in a towel explains [[DoubleEntendre suggestively]] what makes Aeros so nice. It's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] at the end of the advert; two women in voiceover converse thus:
-->Oh, so that's why Aeros are so bubbly and delicious.
-->Hrm?
-->You know, like he just said.
-->[[DistractedByTheSexy He was speaking?]]

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* There's an advert currently running for Aero in which a man wrapped in a towel explains [[DoubleEntendre suggestively]] what makes Aeros so nice. It's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] at the end of the advert; two women in voiceover converse thus:
-->Oh, so that's why Aeros are so bubbly and delicious.
-->Hrm?
-->You
delicious.\\
Hrm?\\
You
know, like he just said.
-->[[DistractedByTheSexy
said.\\
[[DistractedByTheSexy
He was speaking?]]



** ''Film/GoodLuckChuck'' heavily marketed it as being a Creator/JessicaAlba film despite her being a secondary character.

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** ''Film/GoodLuckChuck'' was heavily marketed it as being a Creator/JessicaAlba film despite her being a secondary character.


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* Creator/AlphonseMucha is generally seen as a wonderful artist whose best-known work happened to be poster designs, some decorative, some, however, originally selling cigarettes or bicycles or whatever. It just also happens that the characteristic Mucha poster design shows an attractive and often lightly-clad young woman.
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6th Jan '18 2:54:47 AM DragonQuestZ
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* A Head & Shoulders advert aimed at men turns a simple shower into pure fetish when six [[HospitalHottie nurses]] burst into the shower to aid his shampoo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjN3NYFDhTU efforts]]. You might wonder what attractive uniformed ladies with sexy curves have to do with washing your hair. That is '''[[DistractedByTheSexy if]]''' you even remember what the ad was selling once it started.

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* A Head & Shoulders advert aimed at men turns a simple shower into pure fetish fanservice when six [[HospitalHottie nurses]] burst into the shower to aid his shampoo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjN3NYFDhTU efforts]]. You might wonder what attractive uniformed ladies with sexy curves have to do with washing your hair. That is '''[[DistractedByTheSexy if]]''' you even remember what the ad was selling once it started.
5th Jan '18 5:45:53 PM Wyldchyld
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* A Head & Shoulders advert aimed at men turns a simple shower into pure FetishFuel when six [[HospitalHottie nurses]] burst into the shower to aid his shampoo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjN3NYFDhTU efforts]]. You might wonder what attractive uniformed ladies with sexy curves have to do with washing your hair. That is '''[[DistractedByTheSexy if]]''' you even remember what the ad was selling once it started.

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* A Head & Shoulders advert aimed at men turns a simple shower into pure FetishFuel fetish when six [[HospitalHottie nurses]] burst into the shower to aid his shampoo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjN3NYFDhTU efforts]]. You might wonder what attractive uniformed ladies with sexy curves have to do with washing your hair. That is '''[[DistractedByTheSexy if]]''' you even remember what the ad was selling once it started.
5th Jan '18 8:44:17 AM MasterN
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4th Jan '18 11:47:30 PM MasterN
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* ''Manga/DeadTube'' is a series about a super popular website for those who get hooked on gore, ''and those who produce them'' too, videos about real murders taken on film get their usual quota of viewers, murders with sex however are the Top Viewed, it is encouraged and the video producers get paid more for it.

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* ''Manga/DeadTube'' is a series about [[MurderDotCom a super popular website website]] for those who get hooked on gore, ''and those who produce them'' too, too; videos about real murders taken on film get their usual quota of viewers, but [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence murders with sex however sex]] are the Top Viewed, it is encouraged highly encouraged, and the video producers get paid more for it.



* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': This is the reason for the tournament's overwhelming popularity. [[JustForFun/ComeForTheXStayForTheY The audience gets to watch hot waitresses duke it out in the ring, then gets a free strip show afterward.]] And, at level-1, the audience [[spoiler: gets a live sex show, since the loser has to [[ADateWithRosiePalms perform for the crowd]]]].

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* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': This is the reason for the tournament's overwhelming popularity. [[JustForFun/ComeForTheXStayForTheY The audience gets to watch hot waitresses duke it out in the ring, ring]], then gets [[YouCanKeepYourHatOn a free strip show afterward.]] afterward]]. And, at level-1, the audience [[spoiler: gets [[spoiler:gets a live sex show, since the loser has to [[ADateWithRosiePalms perform for the crowd]]]].



* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': Ilia is a popular {{teen idol}} and face of the Merlot Insurance company for a reason: because she's a blonde babe with a bangin' hot bod. So all of their ads feature her doing swimsuit poses, while wearing string bikinis.

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* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'': Ilia is a popular {{teen idol}} and face of the Merlot Insurance company for a reason: [[EveryoneLovesBlondes because she's a blonde babe with a bangin' hot bod.bod]]. So all of their ads feature her doing swimsuit poses, while wearing string bikinis.



-->'''Mizore''': Now that we have magically-enhanced safety systems, [[RefugeInAudacity the latest trend is to see how dangerous we can make it visually]]! And if they come off, the audience will love it and boost the event's popularity, so the sponsors are all for it!

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-->'''Mizore''': Now that we have magically-enhanced safety systems, [[RefugeInAudacity the latest trend is to see how dangerous we can make it visually]]! And if they [[WardrobeMalfunction come off, off]], the audience will love it and boost the event's popularity, so the sponsors are all for it!



* In [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]], with regards to the [[spoiler: fall of the Equinus Republic]], the LemonyNarrator's reasoning behind why Celestia had to keep such an event quiet was that if [[spoiler: ponies realized that democracy led to sexy orgies, that would totally support it,]] or at least pay bits for it.

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* In [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]], with regards to the [[spoiler: fall of the Equinus Republic]], the LemonyNarrator's reasoning behind why Celestia had to keep such an event quiet was that if [[spoiler: if ponies realized that democracy led to sexy orgies, that would totally support it,]] it, or at least pay bits for it.it]].



* In Film/BeyondTheLights, Noni's record label bases her entire image as a singer off of this belief. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP7gLPRDojg You can see for yourself.]]

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* In Film/BeyondTheLights, ''Film/BeyondTheLights'', Noni's record label bases her entire image as a singer off of this belief. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP7gLPRDojg You can see for yourself.]]



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Came_the_Stranger Naked Came the Stranger]] is a notorious hoax novel that was written by a team of journalists led by Mike [=McGrady=] in 1969. [=McGrady=] believed that American culture had sunken so low that anything sex-filled would be seen as desirable, so he plotted to write a disgusting sex-filled romance novel that was deliberately poorly-written to prove his theory. His theory was proven correct; once the word was out that the novel was a hoax, it quickly became popular.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Came_the_Stranger Naked Came the Stranger]] is a notorious hoax novel that was written by a team of journalists led by Mike [=McGrady=] in 1969. [=McGrady=] believed that American culture had sunken so low that anything sex-filled would be seen as desirable, so he plotted to write a disgusting sex-filled romance novel that was [[StylisticSuck deliberately poorly-written poorly-written]] to prove his theory. His theory was proven correct; once the word was out that the novel was a hoax, it quickly became popular.



* Common in works of ''Creator/StanislawLem'', especially humorous and satirical ones. For example in ''The Washing Machine Tragedy'' (from ''[[Literature/TheStarDiaries Memoirs of a Space Traveler]]'') washing machine makers start with giving their machines sexy voices and rudimentary AI, but the competition quickly leads to sexy robotic maids who start, ahem, to provide other services (as well as seduce children and rob banks).

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* Common in works of ''Creator/StanislawLem'', especially humorous and satirical ones. For example in ''The Washing Machine Tragedy'' (from ''[[Literature/TheStarDiaries Memoirs of a Space Traveler]]'') washing machine makers start with giving their machines sexy voices and rudimentary AI, but the competition quickly leads to sexy robotic maids who start, ahem, to [[TheOldestProfession provide other services services]] (as well as seduce children and rob banks).



** More specifically, in a scene when he tells Peggy to use ''less'' sexual imagery in an ad for an airline, she quotes the trope name at him (essentially parroting back what he said at a meeting earlier that day), and he responds sharply: "Says who? Just so you know, the people who talk that way think that monkeys can do this."
* An in story example can be seen in ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' with Brian Kinney being the [[InformedAbility supposedly great commercial producer]], though he's really a one-trick pony. Selling booze? use the sex angle. Selling Viagra? The sex angle. A charity carnival? Make it sexy. ''A Republican campaign''? [[BlondeRepublicanSexKitten Use the sex angle]]!
** Well it's not his ''only'' approach; it's just the one that works best. He does do campaigns that aren't sold by sex. Notably, the first time we see him working he tells the two men presenting their idea to him that the man is TOO attractive for the (ugly as hell) shoe they're trying to sell, and that they should make the campaign less flashy. Also, he mentions having to create an ad for baby wipes, and Brian may be plenty of things, especially [[ReallyGetsAround sexually]] but he is not that kind of pervert.

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** More specifically, in a scene when he tells Peggy to use ''less'' sexual imagery in an ad for an airline, she quotes the trope name at him (essentially parroting back what he said at a meeting earlier that day), and he [[DefiedTrope responds sharply: sharply]]: "Says who? Just so you know, the people who talk that way think that monkeys ''monkeys'' can do this."
* An in story example can be seen in ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' with Brian Kinney being the [[InformedAbility supposedly great commercial producer]], though he's really a one-trick pony. Selling booze? use Use the sex angle. Selling Viagra? The sex angle. A charity carnival? Make it sexy. ''A Republican campaign''? [[BlondeRepublicanSexKitten Use the sex angle]]!
** Well it's not his ''only'' approach; it's just the one that works best. He does do campaigns that aren't sold by sex. Notably, the first time we see him working he tells the two men presenting their idea to him that the man is TOO attractive for the (ugly as hell) shoe they're trying to sell, and that they should make the campaign less flashy. Also, he mentions having to create an ad for baby wipes, and Brian may be plenty of things, especially [[ReallyGetsAround sexually]] but [[EveryoneHasStandards he is not not]] [[PaedoHunt that kind of pervert.pervert]].



* ''Series/WhosTheBoss'': Tony takes an advertising class and makes a commercial for women's shampoo using a sexy lady coming out of the shower in just a small towel. Then Angela, who actually ''works'' in advertising, points out that his commercial won't actually sell the product because it's marketing to men but the product is for women.

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* ''Series/WhosTheBoss'': Tony takes an advertising class and makes a commercial for women's shampoo using a sexy lady coming out of the shower in just a small towel. Then Angela, who actually ''works'' in advertising, points out that his commercial won't actually sell the product because [[MaleGaze it's marketing to men men]] [[MisaimedMarketing but the product is for women.women]].



* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'': Despite its mechanics and steep learning curve, the main draw of the series has always been its fanservice, [[{{gainaxing}} jiggle physics]], and plentiful female character models.

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* ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'': Despite its mechanics and steep learning curve, [[BestKnownForTheFanservice the main draw of the series has always been its fanservice, fanservice]], [[{{gainaxing}} jiggle physics]], and plentiful female character models.



* ''Franchise/TombRaider'' wasn't this originally, but after the first game became a big hit, Eidos marketed the later games where Lara would be in provocative poses and other similar situations. It worked well enough to make the games sell millions.

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* ''Franchise/TombRaider'' [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness wasn't this originally, originally]], but after the first game became a big hit, Eidos marketed the later games where Lara would be in provocative poses and other similar situations. It worked well enough to make the games sell millions.



* There's actually a debate going on as to whether or not sex does sell as much as it used to. The reasoning is that porn is easily viewable to anyone who has internet, and since most people who have the money to try random products they see with a pretty lady on it have internet, there may only be a quarter of the money there used to be in it anymore. As to whether or not this is correct is up to you.
* Made-for-streaming and made-for-premium cable programming in the last decade has become notorious for shoehorning sex scenes into virtually every show, with the number of TV-MA-rated series far outnumbering family-friendly productions. It has been stated in numberous articles that the presence of sex scenes not allowed on (most) standard US commercial broadcasters is one reason for the popularity of such venues. Ironically, after five seasons of becoming notorious for its sex scenes, the sixth season of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' - arguably one of its most acclaimed - contained virtually no sexual content at all other than two shots of plot-relevant nudity, one penis-related gag and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of two extras going at it in one episode.
* Studies have been done that indicate that the inverse of this trope may be true, especially in regards to women. Most ads involving scantily-clad women tend to instantly turn off (straight) female viewers, and even a number of (straight) male viewers are starting to get wise. Even if they don't, many have trouble recalling what the ad was even trying to sell, defeating the whole purpose of the ad.

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* There's actually a debate going on as to whether or not sex does sell as much as it used to. The reasoning is that [[TheInternetIsForPorn porn is easily viewable to anyone who has internet, internet]], and since most people who have the money to try random products they see with a pretty lady on it have internet, there may only be a quarter of the money there used to be in it anymore. As to whether or not this is correct is up to you.
* Made-for-streaming and made-for-premium cable programming in the last decade has become notorious for [[CoitusEnsues shoehorning sex scenes scenes]] into virtually every show, with the number of TV-MA-rated series far outnumbering family-friendly productions. It has been stated in numberous articles that the presence of sex scenes not allowed on (most) standard US commercial broadcasters is one reason for the popularity of such venues. Ironically, after five seasons of [[BestKnownForTheFanservice becoming notorious for its sex scenes, scenes]], the sixth season of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' - arguably one of its most acclaimed - contained virtually no sexual content at all other than two shots of plot-relevant nudity, one penis-related gag and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of two extras going at it in one episode.
* Studies have been done that indicate that the inverse of this trope may be true, especially in regards to women. Most ads involving scantily-clad women tend to instantly turn off (straight) female viewers, and even a number of (straight) male viewers are starting to get wise. Even if they don't, many [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain have trouble recalling what the ad was even trying to sell, sell]], defeating the whole purpose of the ad.
22nd Dec '17 8:36:40 PM DesertDragon
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* While underwear companies are naturally prone to this trope, the ones that cater to gay men--such as Andrew Christian--are extra-shameless, with ads that are basically "Look at these half-naked guys fooling around! (Oh and buy our shorts.)"
21st Dec '17 11:58:34 PM TheRoguePenguin
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--> '''Morty:''' What in the ''hell?!''
--> '''Rick:''' Sex sells, Morty.
--> '''Morty:''' Sex sells ''what''? Is it a movie, or does it clean stuff?

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--> '''Morty:''' What in the ''hell?!''
-->
''hell?!''\\
'''Rick:''' Sex sells, Morty.
-->
Morty.\\
'''Morty:''' Sex sells ''what''? Is it a movie, or does it clean stuff?


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** Kent Brockman's "Eye on Springfield" segment is prefaced with a quick montage featuring mostly hot women in bikinis.
1st Nov '17 3:52:22 PM DragonQuestZ
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* In ''Film/TheStuff'', one of the ads being filmed has models GoingFurASwim (for both sexiness and UpMarketing) as they strut down a catwalk, holding containers of the eponymous food.
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