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[[caption-width-right:325:[[InnocentFanserviceGirl And she isn't even doing it on purpose.]]]]

For some men, it's very easy to forget what they are doing when a [[HelloNurse gorgeous woman]] strolls past and lose control, doing things like walking into walls, tripping over themselves, [[DropWhatYouAreDoing dropping fragile objects]], etc. Mostly a comedy trope.

If this induced intentionally by the woman in question when WeNeedADistraction, it falls instead into ShowSomeLeg.

Compare ShowSomeLeg, SexSells, SexyCoatFlashing. Contrast, naturally, NotDistractedByTheSexy and IgnoreTheFanservice. This may occur after a [[CrashingThroughTheHarem Crash Through the Harem]].

If the viewers are the ones Distracted By The Sexy, that's BestKnownForTheFanservice. If communication is attempted, it can cause GibberishOfLove. If a character distracts themselves by noticing their reflection in a mirror, that's DistractedByMyOwnSexy. See CutenessProximity for the non-sexy, non-human variant. Compare also with ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful.
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!!Example subpages:
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* DistractedByTheSexy/{{Anime And Manga}}
* DistractedByTheSexy/{{Comic Books}}
* DistractedByTheSexy/{{Fan Works}}
* DistractedByTheSexy/{{Animated Film}}
* DistractedByTheSexy/{{Live Action Films}}
* DistractedByTheSexy/{{Literature}}
* DistractedByTheSexy/{{Live Action TV}}
* DistractedByTheSexy/{{Video Games}}
* DistractedByTheSexy/{{Web Comics}}
* DistractedByTheSexy/{{Web Original}}
* DistractedByTheSexy/{{Western Animation}}
* DistractedByTheSexy/{{Real Life}}
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!!Examples

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* A Dutch insurance company, known for their slogan "Even Apeldoorn bellen" ("Time to call Apeldoorn", the name of the city where they have their main office) has a number of rather clever TV ads. In one, two roadworkers are digging a rather large hole (the road is at chest level); one of them is wielding a pickaxe. Then a stunning pair of legs walks by (that's roughly what you see, due to the camera crop), the guys look at them approvingly, the pickaxe swings down once more, a metallic "clunk" is heard and a jet of water spouts up. Slogan text blends in.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D2VLmCPTbQ 2010 Super Bowl ad]] with MeganFox.
* A 1984 ad for Maaco (auto painting and repair chain) has a TooDumbToLive guy staring at several women walking by and ends up driving his car right inside a moving van. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW7kSX03GGA Uh, oh. Better get Maaco, indeed.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_jwqIafeS4 A 2000 ad for Kronenbourg 1664 beer]] took this up to eleven. It starts out with one awe-struck construction worker obliviously swinging a pickaxe while gazing at a woman, while another equally oblivious worker climbs out of a manhole in front of him. Cue a quick camera change and a sickening squish noise. It goes on like this for forty seconds, with butchers slicing off fingers, men getting hit by busses, and utility workers getting electrocuted.
** Subverted, since they actually want her beer.
* ''Advertising/AirNewZealandSafetyVideos'': The guys demonstrating the brace positions in a canoe in "Safety in Paradise" keep sneaking glances at the model in the bikini on the beach.
* The first commercial for the SegaDreamcast in America ended with Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog losing his balance from the on-light of the Dreamcast and falling, ready to be caught by a football player, only for [[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Sarah]] to walk by, distracting the player and causing Sonic to faceplant on the ground, losing rings in the process.
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[[folder:Comedy]]
* Creator/BillEngvall discusses looking at colleges with his daughter:
-->'''Bill Engvall:''' I'll tell you, it's a real slap in the face when you walk onto a college campus with your daughter and you catch some guy checking her out. ''(murmurs of agreement)'' Yeah. Then I realized it ''was'' a slap in the face; my wife caught me checking out college chicks. ''(laughter)'' "Sorry, [[ImAManICantHelpIt I'm a guy]]."
* A man is walking with his wife when he sees a young woman in a DangerouslyShortSkirt getting into a bus and keeps looking. His wife tells him acidly "I suppose you think I didn't catch you staring at the girl getting in the bus?" "What bus?"
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/LilAbner'', "Stupefyin' Jones" stunned any male who gazed upon her, except if they were wearing special glasses. In the [[Theatre/LilAbner stage and movie adaptation]], she was played by Julie Newmar in a skimpy skintight body suit.
* Once happened to German detective ''ComicStrip/NickKnatterton'' (it was a movie poster).
* In [[http://www.ghira.mistral.co.uk/football.gif this strip]] by {{ComicStrip/Quino}}, a man is watching a [[TheBeautifulGame football match]], when he's distracted by the fact that his neighbor forgot to close her window when she went to take a bath. Just then, one of the teams scores a very dramatic goal. He's [[SeriousBusiness so enraged]] at missing it that he throws his drink through the window and hits the neighbor in the head.
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[[folder:Music]]
* "What Was I Thinkin'" by Music/DierksBentley covers this trope pretty well.
* "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On" by Mel [=McDaniel=] is a good example of this.
* "Bettina, zieh dir bitte etwas an" (Bettina, put some clothes on) by ''[[GermanMedia Fettes Brot]]'' has the chorus "Bettina, wrap up your boobs". The song was inspired by the outfit of the host in a late night, call-in TV game show.
* The singer of "Man On A Mission" in ''[[Music/{{Hero}} !HERO: The Rock Opera]]'' ends the song with "Who's that beautiful girl?", segueing into "Secrets Of The Heart".
* "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" by Music/TheHollies. An FBI agent is about to signal a raid on a BadGuyBar but the eponymous woman catches his eye:
-->''With just one look I was a bad mess''
-->'''cause that long cool woman [[HelloNurse had it all]]''
* "Bigger Than the Beatles" by Joe Diffie has a mutual example of this. A waitress in a bar and a musician who performs in the bar are very much in love. Sometimes she forgets an order because she's thinking about how handsome he is, and sometimes he forgets to sing a chorus because he's thinking about how beautiful ''she'' is.
* "Crush On You" by BruceSpringsteen. The narrator is ''constantly'' getting distracted by beautiful girls to the point of wanting to drop everything and just run after them.
** Also these lines from "Loose Change":
-->Yeah, I knew she was trouble but trouble sure was lookin' fine
-->When I pulled her close what I knew kinda slipped my mind
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[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Eric Schwartz's "Kosha Boy", a parody of "Music/SouljaBoy", has the Kosha Boy "try to set an example", but he gets distracted by "the girl [he wants] to [[UnusualEuphemism schtup]] in the third row."
* {{Music/Weezer}}'s video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDIzMGh94vo "If You're Wondering If I Want You To"]] has this happen to two people: one standing in the street watching said girl, and the other driving a pickup truck, which hits the one standing in the street.
* Trace Adkins' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNVguvNE7qc "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"]] is a video about this trope in action.
* Music/MCHammer's "U Can't Touch This" features a scene where Hammer suddenly stops dancing to admire the backside of the girl dancing in front of him.
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[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* If Actaeon had been thinking with the right head at the time, he probably would have realized it was not a good idea to stand around watching the [[DoesNotLikeMen adamantly virginal]] [[ClassicalMythology Artemis]] [[OutdoorBathPeeping bathe]]. And he [[BalefulPolymorph might have]] [[DisproportionateRetribution survived]].
* Avoiding this is apparently the reasons certain sects of certain religions insist on their women dressing in a conservative manner.
* Fittingly enough happens between [[ClassicalMythology goddess of love and fanservice, herself, Aphrodite and]] [[MrFanservice Adonis.]] [[HikaruGenjiPlan Obsessed with him since he was a baby]] and unintentionally starts a LoveTriangle with [[PerkyGoth Persephone]] as the [[BettyAndVeronica Veronica]] as soon as [[SheIsAllGrownUp he's grown up,]] she's so obsessed with him that [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows she's not doing her job of helping OTHER people fall in love/lust]] to instead (awkwardly) join him on hunts and stick with him 24/7
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[[folder:New Media]]
* There are a lot of things that {{Wiki/Wikipedia}} considers to be un-noteworthy. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saugeen-Maitland_Hall#The_Saugeen_stripper The Saugeen stripper]] is not one of those things.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In the ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' supplement about Japanese media ''Mecha & Manga'', there's a feat called "Distracting Looks" that allows your character to provoke this reaction to reduce targets' effectiveness with social skills.
* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3.5 supplement ''Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss'', one of the Abyssal Heritor feats is "Otherworldly Countenance", which allows to choose between wretchedly hideous or stunningly beautiful. If beautiful, the character can cause a fascination effect a set number of time per day by focusing attention on a subject. Note that no mention is made of the subject needing to be of the opposite sex (or even the same species, in fact).
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[[folder:Theater]]
* As the Man in Chair tells us, the actress in the 1920s musical ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'' was famous for playing "The Oops Girl", who had this as her entire shtick.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Amy the Squirrel (of ''Webcomic/SabrinaOnline'' fame) shows how it's done [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wc_fMuq3mc Old School.]]
* In the first episode of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfwXi5LgNms Tobuscus Animated Adventures]]'', Toby is so busy ogling a chick that he fails to notice (or care) that she's a zombie. HilarityEnsues.
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