Created By: KingZealAugust 21, 2012 Last Edited By: KingZealJanuary 11, 2013

Procreation-Produced Potential

Getting some action seems to help a character unlock their true potential.

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Sometimes a character just has to get laid.

In nearly every form of culture, getting laid is considered a rite of passage. A boy becomes a man. A girl becomes a woman. Small persons of non-traditional gender become large persons of non-traditional gender. As fiction would have you believe as well, having sex can also help you achieve any task, up to and including one that may very well be physically and logically impossible.

In short, this trope is when a character fails to do a task, but has sex and somehow gains the ability to achieve it or even over-achieve it. The person need not be a virgin, but if they are, it probably overlaps with Nature Abhors A Virgin (since being one was directly causing their problems).

In games, this is usually invoked by Level Up At Intimacy Five. Polar opposite of Nature Adores A Virgin, Celibate Hero, and Virgin Power.


(I can't think of any examples currently, but I know I've seen this everywhere.)

  • Played straight and then subverted in Wimbledon (the movie, not the tournament itself); the main character has sex with his Love Interest and he wins the tournament... however said love interest loses her's and ends up quite angry with him.
  • The Boy (aka Eustace) is able to transform a caravan (mobile home in the States) into a makeshift boat following the loss of his virginity late in Scary Go Round.
  • There are a few quests in The Sims Medieval that had them sleep with someone to unlock their "true power".
Community Feedback Replies: 11
  • August 21, 2012
    MrRuano
    Compare with Deus Sex Machina
  • August 21, 2012
    Earnest
    I'm so, so sorry for this... How about naming this Lay Action Bonus?
  • August 21, 2012
    Bisected8
    • Played straight and then subverted in Wimbledon (the movie, not the tournament itself); the main character has sex with his Love Interest and he wins the tournament... however said love interest loses her's and ends up quite angry with him.
  • August 21, 2012
    surgoshan
    • The Boy (aka Eustace) is able to transform a caravan (mobile home in the States) into a makeshift boat following the loss of his virginity late in Scary Go Round.
  • August 25, 2012
    KarjamP
  • August 25, 2012
    Arivne
    Getting Laid Helps You Do Anything is not a Stock Phrase nor does it sound like a line of dialogue. You are misunderstanding the restriction.
  • August 25, 2012
    Tallens
    There are a few quests in The Sims Medieval that had them sleep with someone to unlock their "true power".
  • January 9, 2013
    DRCEQ
    Sexual Confidence Boost. Potential Unleashed Through Sex.. Needs a better name. Current one isn't terrible, but it is long and awkward.
  • January 10, 2013
    KingZeal
    Hm. I think I got something.
  • January 10, 2013
    SharleeD
    "Procreation" implies actual reproduction, not just having sex.
  • January 11, 2013
    Stratadrake
    ^ Indeed. Why that distinction matters is a whole other can of worms, but where titles are concerned it's sacrificing important clarity just for some alliteration. And awkward alliteration, also.

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