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4th Nov '16 5:31:13 PM TSBasilisk
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* Rudeus in ''LightNovel/MushokuTensei'' has a more extreme version of this after [[spoiler:Eris leaves after sleeping with him]]. His "illness" not only means he can't perform with two separate women but also that he didn't have an erection at all for three ''years''. He only overcomes it thanks to [[spoiler:Sylphy, booze, and generous use of an aphrodisiac]]. This is not played comedically, as it originates from an emotionally traumatic event and only compounds his feelings of inadequacy.

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* Rudeus in ''LightNovel/MushokuTensei'' has a more extreme version of this after [[spoiler:Eris [[spoiler:Eris]] [[NotStayingForBreakfast leaves after sleeping with him]]. His "illness" not only means he can't perform with two separate women but also that he didn't have an erection at all for three ''years''. He only overcomes it thanks to [[spoiler:Sylphy, booze, and generous use of an aphrodisiac]]. This is not played comedically, for comedy, as it originates from an emotionally traumatic event and only compounds his feelings of inadequacy.
25th Oct '16 7:30:00 AM kyeo
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* ''Series/TrueBlood'': Jason runs into this when he has the chance for a threesome with two beautiful women; only problem is he's still traumatized from killing someone a few days ago.
16th Oct '16 11:19:58 PM DrOO7
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** Soaps like to trot this one out whenever any of their male characters is temporarily paralyzed--the man will inevitably express his fear that he won't be able to perform again, even if he does regain the use of his legs. It's also been done in more dramatic fashion--when a woman attempted to seduce her husband in order to solidify their reconciliation following her adultery, his impotence made it abundantly clear that despite what he was saying, he ''hadn't'' forgiven her.

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** Soaps [[SoapOpera Soaps]] like to trot this one out whenever any of their male characters is temporarily paralyzed--the man will inevitably express his fear that he won't be able to perform again, even if he does regain the use of his legs. It's also been done in more dramatic fashion--when a woman attempted to seduce her husband in order to solidify their reconciliation following her adultery, his impotence made it abundantly clear that despite what he was saying, he ''hadn't'' forgiven her.


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* Parodied on a ''Conan O'Brien'' sketch, when a man is lamenting this. He gets the "it happens to every guy" speech--from the ''three'' women he's in bed with, pointing out that it was inevitable after an ''entire'' day of lovemaking.
6th Oct '16 8:12:19 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In ''[[Literature/BloodRites]]'', novice porno actor Bobby reacts badly to Harry's joke about being hired as a stunt man for Arturo's latest skin flick. Jake explains that it's because "stunt man" in the porn industry means an understudy ''penis'', used in cases when this trope strikes the intended actor.

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* In ''[[Literature/BloodRites]]'', ''Literature/BloodRites'', novice porno actor Bobby reacts badly to Harry's [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry's]] joke about being hired as a stunt man for Arturo's latest skin flick. Jake explains that it's because "stunt man" in the porn industry means an understudy ''penis'', used in cases when this trope strikes the intended actor.
6th Oct '16 8:10:15 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Blood Rites]]'', novice porno actor Bobby reacts badly to Harry's joke about being hired as a stunt man for Arturo's latest skin flick. Jake explains that it's because "stunt man" in the porn industry means an understudy ''penis'', used in cases when this trope strikes the intended actor.

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* In ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Blood Rites]]'', ''[[Literature/BloodRites]]'', novice porno actor Bobby reacts badly to Harry's joke about being hired as a stunt man for Arturo's latest skin flick. Jake explains that it's because "stunt man" in the porn industry means an understudy ''penis'', used in cases when this trope strikes the intended actor.
2nd Oct '16 7:56:07 PM nombretomado
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* {{ER}}'s Mark Greene has a bout of this after being beaten up.
* Inverted on "The Puppy Episode" of {{Ellen}}, where after the titular character literally jumps on the guy she's dating in an attempt to seduce him, the scene fades back in to find ''her'' apologizing and claiming, "This has never happened to me before". (Her lack of response is because despite genuinely liking him, she's not sexually attracted to him--she's just beginning to realize that she's gay).

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* {{ER}}'s ''Series/{{ER}}'''s Mark Greene has a bout of this after being beaten up.
* Inverted on "The Puppy Episode" of {{Ellen}}, ''Series/{{Ellen}}'', where after the titular character literally jumps on the guy she's dating in an attempt to seduce him, the scene fades back in to find ''her'' apologizing and claiming, "This has never happened to me before". (Her lack of response is because despite genuinely liking him, she's not sexually attracted to him--she's just beginning to realize that she's gay).
12th Sep '16 8:54:43 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheFamily'': Hank is unable to perform when he brings a woman home and she starts to perform fellatio, due to the chemical castration meds he takes.
25th Aug '16 7:15:44 PM Eievie
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When a character about to have sex cannot get it up. The cause is often a sexual version of PerformanceAnxiety, but may also sometimes be related to {{UST}} - for someone other than the person/people they're with at the moment. The "guy can't get hard for girl(s)" variation is the most common -- the phrase "It's okay, this sort of thing happens to lots of guys" is closely associated with this trope.

Strictly a comedy trope, since the situation is usually temporary, and playing it for drama lasts longer. Double points if something like "I'm sorry, I swear this has never happened to me before..." or the above-mentioned "It's okay..." phrase shows up in the dialog.

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When a character about to have sex cannot get it up. The cause is often a sexual version of PerformanceAnxiety, but may also sometimes be related to {{UST}} - for {{UST}}--for someone other than the person/people person they're with at the moment. The "guy can't get hard for girl(s)" variation is the most common -- the phrase common--the phrase, "It's okay, this sort of thing happens to lots of guys" guys," is closely associated with this trope.

Strictly a comedy trope, since the situation is usually temporary, and playing it for drama lasts longer. Double points if something like like, "I'm sorry, I swear this has never happened to me before..." before…" or the above-mentioned above-mentioned, "It's okay..." okay…" phrase shows up in the dialog.



Contrast RagingStiffie, SpeedSex (for when the guy goes off too quickly rather than not at all), SomethingElseAlsoRises. Parodies of the latter are occasionally used as a visual gag - e.g. a skyscraper collapsing. ThinkUnsexyThoughts is an inversion of this.

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Contrast RagingStiffie, SpeedSex (for when the guy goes off too quickly rather than not at all), SomethingElseAlsoRises. Parodies of the latter are occasionally used as a visual gag - e.gag--e.g. a skyscraper collapsing. ThinkUnsexyThoughts is an inversion of this.



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* The {{hermaphrodite}} protagonist of ''Manga/BokuNoFutatsuNoTsubasa'' once tries to have sex with a boy she likes. He can't get it up. She then does it with the local [[TheCasanova Casanova]], who is [[AnythingThatMoves apparently indifferent to her... peculiarities]], but in the end, decides that she likes girls better, anyway.

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* The {{hermaphrodite}} protagonist of ''Manga/BokuNoFutatsuNoTsubasa'' once tries to have sex with a boy she likes. He can't get it up. She then does it with the local [[TheCasanova Casanova]], who is [[AnythingThatMoves apparently indifferent to her... her… peculiarities]], but in the end, decides that she likes girls better, anyway.
18th Aug '16 7:04:17 PM PaulA
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* Roark Junior, the truly vile title character of the ''Comicbook/SinCity'' story "That Yellow Bastard", [[LovesToHearThemScream loves to hear his young victims scream]]. It's the only way he can get aroused, and the only way he can even get it up. Which is why Nancy's absolute refusal to scream for him [[spoiler:as he's torturing her]] is such a moment of awesome.

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* Roark Junior, the truly vile title character of the ''Comicbook/SinCity'' story "That Yellow Bastard", [[LovesToHearThemScream loves to hear his young victims scream]]. It's the only way he can get aroused, and the only way he can even get it up. Which is why Nancy's absolute refusal to scream for him [[spoiler:as he's torturing her]] is such a moment of awesome.



* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Cetaganda]]'', Barrayan noble [[HandsomeLech Ivan Vorpatril]] gets himself into a threesome with two Cetagandan ghem-ladies during a diplomatic mission, and finds out that his host had slipped him an anti-aphrodisiac in his drink earlier, resulting in great personal embarrassment until he finds a way around his little problem, involving the aforementioned "other ways to get the job done" and some bluffing about Barrayan sexual mores worthy of his craftier cousin Miles. In a minor CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Ivan, his performance is so impressive that he ends up becoming a SexGod among the ghem-ladies in spite of his drug-induced setback.

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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Cetaganda]]'', ''Literature/{{Cetaganda}}'', Barrayan noble [[HandsomeLech Ivan Vorpatril]] gets himself into a threesome with two Cetagandan ghem-ladies during a diplomatic mission, and finds out that his host had slipped him an anti-aphrodisiac in his drink earlier, resulting in great personal embarrassment until he finds a way around his little problem, involving the aforementioned "other ways to get the job done" and some bluffing about Barrayan sexual mores worthy of his craftier cousin Miles. In a minor CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Ivan, his His performance is so impressive that he ends up becoming a SexGod among the ghem-ladies in spite of his drug-induced setback.
5th Aug '16 9:24:48 PM JackG
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* ''Put Down That Stubbie'' by Austen Tayshus is a parody of Australian band Midnight Oil's hit ''Put Down That Weapon'', with the singer warning that Aussies will go extinct if they keep boozing, thanks to the amber fluid's notorious effect on the sex drive.
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