Created By: DragonQuestZ on July 25, 2009
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Just doing what any good courtesan does.

When a character presents him/herself in a way that shows this character is totally ready to have sex. Usually applies to ladies, but can be guys as well. Often the character is lying on a bed, but not always.

Sometimes it's in anticipation of sex, and sometimes it's outright seduction.

If it's anticipation, the likelihood of this character actually getting some is inversely proportional to the amount of time we see this character getting ready.

If it's seduction, we rarely see any preparation. We just see a seduction walk into a room, and this character is right in there. The success rate is inversely proportional to the targets's moral fiber, or the target's willpower, if this character has some other methods to enhance the seduction.
  • As in the picture, one of the endings in the Princess Maker games is a courtesan, and the third game shows this scene.
  • Samantha got in a big fight with her boyfriend after she did this in the Sex and the City movie, and he came home really late.
  • Spoofed in a Frasier episode, where Roz thinks Bulldog is being nice to her, but he does this at the end, showing he just wanted sex with her.
Community Feedback Replies: 19
  • July 24, 2009
    vp21ct
    Sokka, that is all.
  • July 24, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    This is an information site. Therefore that is not all. You didn't even list (or link) the show he's in.
  • July 24, 2009
    Magus
  • July 24, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^ I knew that, I was just hoping that other troper would come and correct it.

    Anyway, more examples.
  • July 24, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Seen It A Million Times in Sitcoms, usually played for comedy with an unsuspecting man coming home to find a sexy woman on his bed in such a pose. Having prior knowledge of the woman is optional. Having his wife or lover catching him with the seductress... less so.
  • July 24, 2009
    Nate the Great
    Monica did this for Richard on Friends. Skimpy negligee, rose petals scattered on the bed, a fresh rose in her teeth, wine at the ready, the whole shebang.
  • July 25, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Louise did this for Saito when she was under the influence of a Love Potion.
  • July 25, 2009
    dotchan
    In one of the early James Bond movies, whose name escapes me at the moment, James Bond returns to his hotel room to find a naked woman waiting for him.
  • July 25, 2009
    Magus
    Better title: Whorizontal.
  • July 25, 2009
    Tacitus
    ^ Lovin' the pun, but it attaches a stigma to this situation that isn't always justified. I'm sure I've seen a sitcom or two where a wife or husband does this for their spouse. Sadly, a better title, as well as more examples, elude me.
  • July 25, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    In Firefly, Mal finds Saffron waiting for him in his bed. She says she's "made herself ready for" him.
  • July 25, 2009
    SevenMass
    @dotchan What do you mean "one of the Bond movies?" Bond is practically made of this.
  • July 25, 2009
    somerandomdude
    Whorizontal is Made Of Win, so that's my vote.
  • July 25, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^ As mentioned, it isn't always prostitutes. Seriously, I'm not using that name due to the confusion it would cause. They might be a trope where the name fits, but not this one.
  • July 25, 2009
    TParadox
    A recent Bizarro comic parodied this trope by having a man come home to find a trail of his wife's clothes... leading to the open multiple-story-up window.

    ... that is, if we include clothing trails, rose petals, and all that. Come to think of it, that should be a separate trope.

    Also, kill Whorizontal with fire.
  • July 25, 2009
    Sir Psycho Sexy
    If not Whorizontal, I suggest Come Hither Pose.
  • July 25, 2009
    Morven
    I've also seen this as a situation that goes hiliariously wrong; character prepares an elaborate love-nest, drapes themselves sexily on the bed ... and in walks the wrong person. I'll try and remember where I've seen it!

    And, no Whorizontal. Ick.
  • July 25, 2009
    Lee M
    Winnowill does this to seduce Rayek in an issue of Elf Quest (the image is online but I don't have the link yet). As a bonus, she's shapeshifted to an aquatic form and is lying on the sea - ahem - bed.
  • July 25, 2009
    somerandomdude
    How about Lying In Wait?
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