Created By: jacksamflip on January 30, 2012 Last Edited By: jacksamflip on February 1, 2012

Doesn't Matter, Had Sex

This trope both excuses and glorifies a character\\\'s lengthy, convoluted, morally questionable or bizarre ways to get sex when it succeeds

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This trope shows some similarity to "I'm a man, I can't help it" except it's less gender-specific and a more "shameless" excuse in that it actually promotes sex as a superior reason that trumps any objectionable means instead of just viewing it as "something that happened" as a result of a character's(or a gender's) weakness. Do we have this one ? Seems probable. Alright, I'll admit it, im downright lazy.
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  • January 30, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    Actually, the names a little broad. I Thought It Meant not caring if something bad happens because one just got laid. This is more Getting Laid Justifies The Means.
  • January 30, 2012
    Shnakepup
    How about The Sex Justifies The Means?

    And, yeah, Barney definitely fits this.
  • January 30, 2012
    jacksamflip
    Yeah, Getting Laid Justifies The Means is a somewhat more easy to grasp title. However, it's more of an "after the deed" response than an outright strategy like "getting laid justifies the means". I'm no High Priest on culture,I just saw this phrase on a lot of demotivational posters showing people brushing off all concerns about the means to get to sex with it. Example : the hero of Avatar with the caption : "Betrayed the entire human race : Doesn't matter, had sex." I assumed it was a familiar phrase.
  • January 30, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    The laconic and the description actually state that this is about actively seeking sex. The Avatar poster is more that getting laid is a way to say something bad is Worth It, mainly due to the sex.
  • January 30, 2012
    jacksamflip
    Nope. The laconic specifically said "when it succeeds", it's not about searching. But the whole point is moot anyway if the phrase is not well-known, in which case The Sex Justifies The Means is more appropriate. I don't understand your interpretation of the poster, specifically "a way to say something bad". Are you going to tell ME how to interpret MY example ? Cheers.
  • January 30, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ Nope. It says "to get sex", which refers to actively seeking it, not that it was a benefit to the other things going on. That is unless you think the guy in Avatar actually was doing that only to get laid.
  • January 30, 2012
    jacksamflip
    ^Nope,Nope. It says "to get sex WHEN IT SUCCEEDS". Anyway it means what I wanted it to mean. Nanana, I'm God. What I mean is that that cathphrase is a sort of trumpcard to any criticism of actions undertaken by the character if, and only if, it results in sex.
  • January 30, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    I'm not calling on whether it works. I'm calling on the words before that part stating that one is actively seeking out sex. Those are still there, and those imply motivation that is not there in Avatar.

    Plus, again, simply thinking getting laid is worth doing anything bad is already covered by Worth It. So we already have this trope. But we don't seem to have a trope for actively seeking out sex by any means necessary.
  • January 30, 2012
    Glyndwr
    TV Howard Wolowitz in Big Bang Theory.
  • January 30, 2012
    jacksamflip
    Avatar is not an example of this trope, just of how the catchphrase is used. I agree with the second part of your comment. So, does Sex warrant its own subtrope of Worth It ?
  • January 30, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    Don't think splitting off the specific reward is enough for a split.
  • January 30, 2012
    jacksamflip
    If there ever was one worth splitting up for, it would be sex though, right ? Ha-ha.
  • January 30, 2012
    ArtyMorty
    Western Animation example: Glenn Quagmire from Family Guy
  • January 31, 2012
    Shnakepup
    ^ Giggity.
  • January 31, 2012
    Dreamer
    There's also The Lonely Island and their song "I Just Had Sex", which actually says word-for-word the trope name and could be considered a perfect example.
  • February 1, 2012
    Shnakepup
    Actually, that's where I assumed the name came from.
  • February 1, 2012
    Koveras
    • In Dragon Age II, Emile de Launcet wastes his only chance to get away from the Templars on an equally slim chance of getting laid (though you can help him with the latter).
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