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[[caption-width-right:256:[[http://nonadventures.com/2011/06/04/immaculate-reception/ Her arch nemesis is such a geek.]]]]

->'''Hardison:''' Looks like an ordinary cell phone, right? It's not, man. It's a metal detector. See, it uses pulse-induction technology that sends out a current that generates a magnetic field, and then ... are you even listening?
->'''Eliot:''' Yeah.
->'''Hardison:''' Well, what'd I say?
->'''Eliot:''' You were explaining how you're still a virgin?
-->-- ''Series/{{Leverage}}''

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If you are a nerd, then as far as fictional media are concerned, you have ''never'' gotten laid, very likely haven't gotten to first base, may have never ever stepped up to bat -- and quite possibly have never so much as wandered within a mile of the ballpark.

Now, this does have some real life basis, in that some nerds and geeks do lack some social skills, and take up unusual interests as a way to fill the gap in their lives (or, more unfortunately, fail to develop social skills ''because'' of said interests). Some might just be [[{{Asexuality}} asexual]].

This trope can apply to female nerds as easily as male nerds, but thanks to the DoubleStandard, the males are far more likely to [[AllMenArePerverts find unwholesome outlets for their unexpressed sexuality]], virginity notwithstanding. In fact, male nerds have just as much chance of being the CasanovaWannabe as any other type of male character. Some males (and a rare female or two) may try to [[OfCourseImNotAVirgin deny their virginity]], out of [[SexAsRiteOfPassage fear of losing face]], but thanks to their nerdy exteriors, they are unlikely to be believed by other characters, [[BlatantLies if they even have the social graces to spin a convincing lie in the first place]]. Another possible reason that female nerds are less likely to be virgins is because AllMenArePerverts and AManIsAlwaysEager in Fiction Land, and couldn't care less about what a woman's hobbies are as long as she's letting him have sex with her. [[note]]Sociological experiments have shown that the majority of the male population will indeed say yes to any somewhat attractive woman offering sex even if he doesn't yet know a thing about her, so this portrayal isn't entirely without a basis in reality.[[/note]] Women on the other hand are often depicted as far more discriminating and will reject a partner whose hobbies aren't "cool" enough. Hence the use of terms like "girl repellent" (or the less G-Rated version "pussy repellent") to describe nerdy things.

There is also a general perception that a nerd's level of nerdiness is inversely proportionate to their chances of losing their virginity, which is a big reason that EvenNerdsHaveStandards. It also means that some nerds will [[ClosetGeek deny at least some aspects of their nerdiness]]. The reverse belief also exists. Instead of believing that nerdy hobbies prevent you from having sex, some people believe that the only reason people take up nerdy hobbies in the first place is because they can't get sex and seek a form of escapism from that fact, carrying UnfortunateImplications that only people who have never had sex could possibly care about something other than sex. [[note]]Indeed, this variation is at least somewhat TruthInTelevision, as many nerds will testify about that one childhood friend (or sometimes more than one) who was just as much of a nerd as they were but then abandoned all of their nerdy hobbies immediately after getting their first girlfriend and never looked back, except possibly to tell their still-nerdy friend to "grow up and get a life", or something similar.[[/note]]

In non-mainstream works, this trope shows up less frequently, although some cases are deliberate aversions and some are just AuthorAppeal.

If the nerds are the main characters, there is a high chance they ''won't'' be virgins by the end of the movie/book/first season of the show, because [[NatureAbhorsAVirgin virginity is a tragic flaw]] and [[SexAsRiteOfPassage heroes always overcome their flaws]]. Make that a very, very high chance [[ComingOfAgeStory if said heroes]] [[AManIsNotAVirgin are male]].

Note this doesn't prevent a {{Nerdgasm}}.

Compare YouNeedToGetLaid.

Contrast NerdsAreSexy, GeekyTurnOn.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Averted in the manga ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Benny the ship's tech is the only one shown to have a sex life and he got the girl he got ''because'' of his hacking skills. The other characters probably aren't virgins, though.
* In VisualNovel/SteinsGate, Okabe and Kurisu spend a great deal of time mocking each other for being scrawny, nerdy virgins - naturally ignoring their own scrawny, nerdy virgin-hood.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* An issue of the MarvelComics' ComicBook/CaptainMarVell used this trope when an evil sorcerer needed to sacrifice virgins to summon a demon [[TakeThatAudience and tried to use a comic book store's customers for that purpose.]]
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''RevengeOfTheNerds'' plays with this in varying degrees. Clearly some of the nerds are out of their depth sexually, but Gilbert seems fine at attracting nerdy girls, Lewis comes off as a sexual maestro, and Booger clearly has enough experience to take seriously an illegitimate child scare in the fourth movie.
* ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin'': The virgin protagonist collects fantasy (comic book style) toys, and has a good understanding of technology; this doesn't necessarily imply 'geek' therefore 'virgin' but it is consistent with that view. But the film is also a deconstruction of SexAsRiteOfPassage, so it's probably a subversion. Also, the protagonist is conventionally attractive and has good social skills, further subverting the mainsteam nerd stereotype.
* In ''TheBreakfastClub'', Brian Johnson, the "brain" is a virgin... but so are Claire (the princess) and Alison (the basket case). [[UnfortunateImplications However, Alison and Claire both get together with Bender and Andy at the end, while Brian is left alone and single.]]
* Implied in ''DeadPoetsSociety'':
-->'''[[TheSmartGuy Meeks]]:''' I'll try anything once!
--> '''[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Charlie]]:''' Except sex!
* Inverted in ''AmericanPie'': the biggest nerds (band geeks) are also the sluttiest.
* Averted in ''Film/MeanGirls''. There, the school has the sexually active band geeks.
* Played with / implied in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'':
--> [In the past, Marty observes his dad's incompetence]
--> '''Marty:''' Jesus, George, it was a wonder I was even born.
** There's also this:
--> [Marty and Doc observe George's incompetence in 1955]
--> '''Dr. Emmett Brown:''' Which one's your pop?
--> '''Marty:''' [points him out] That's him.
--> [They see him getting kicked around by other school bullies]
--> '''Dr. Emmett Brown:''' Maybe you were adopted.
* Referenced in ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' when Glenn is being held for interrogation by the FBI.
--> I have done NOTHING bad my entire life! Hey man, I'm still a virgin.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Played absolutely straight in ''Literature/TheBriefWondrousLifeOfOscarWao''.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''TheBigBangTheory'' averts this. Aside from Sheldon justifying it with his {{Asexuality}}, no one else in the group is a virgin, even if Raj has trouble with women (as a result of a personality issue completely unrelated to being a nerd, and it didn't stop him from sleeping with at least two girls in the series). Played straighter with Amy.
* Similarly, ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]''[='s=] Liz Lemon is not a virgin, but merely has a terrible sex life, partly due to her bad social skills and partly due to the fact that, aside from [[StraightMan Floyd]], all the men (and one woman) she has dated turned out to be either insane or wildly unsuitable in some way.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Sam has been [[FreakyFridayFlip body-swapped]] with a teenage boy and is looking through the kid's stuff.
-->'''Sam:''' ''(checking out his new face)'' "Who ''are'' you?" ''(finds Advanced Physics and Chemistry textbooks)'' "Smart kid." ''(finds [[StarWars Darth Vader]] T-shirt)'' "Virgin."
** Averted with Charlie, a semi-reccuring character who LARPs and loves Harry Potter, and is implied in her introduction to get some rather regularly. Also both brothers are both a little bit nerdy, Dean constantly [[ShoutOut dropping references]] and Sam being a former law student, and seem to have no trouble getting laid.
** In one episode, Sam and Bobby both act more than a little condescending towards Dean when he says that he has never heard of Creator/HPLovecraft or any of his works. Dean replies in an even more condescending tone, "Sorry, I guess I was too busy having ''sex'' with '''''women'''''."
* On ''Series/TheOC'', HollywoodNerd Seth is stated to be a virgin at the beginning of the series, but it doesn't stay that way.
** Of course, so are Summer and Marissa.
* Averted in ''{{Bones}}'', where the show's extensive and exotic galery of nerds and geeks all do have sex, most of the times satisfacory and often perverse (and do they brag about it!).
** Played with in the case of Zach Addy, whom everyone initially assumes is a virgin. He tells them quite frankly that he has, and does, in fact, have sex. At one point, he asks the psychologist Sweets why everyone thinks/assumes he is a virgin.
* Also averted in ''Series/CovertAffairs''. Auggie is a genius with an affinity for anything technological. He's also ''quite'' the ladies man.
* Toby Isaacs, one of the few people in Series/{{Degrassi}} Community School history to graduate as a virgin. This trope was averted with [[BlackAndNerdy Liberty]], however.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' inverts the trope and implies Virgins are Nerds. When men don't have sex, or stop having sex for a significant amount of time, the [[AllMenArePerverts 99% of their brains that are always thinking about sex]] will start to function normally and boost their intelligence and thirst for knowledge significantly (George, for example, becomes an OmnidisciplinaryScientist and learns Portugese in a matter of days). Women however, [[AManIsAlwaysEager can get sex so easily]] they take it for granted to the point where they require it to function normally, and during a dry spell start to act like someone who hasn't had their morning coffee.
* Averted in ''{{Series/CSI}}'', when the HollywoodHomely assistant coroner displays some particularly nerdy knowledge and Nick quips "you need a girlfriend, man." The coroner replies "I'm engaged".
* {{Subverted}} in ''Film/{{Clueless}}:'' the main characters are doing a school assignment with a nerdy girl who keeps running off to throw up. At first they assume she had an eating disorder; instead, it turns out that [[MorningSickness she's likely pregnant]], which a test confirms. (Note that all three of the popular protagonists are virgins up until about the last episode.) The father, though [[TheUnseen unseen]], is implied to be as much of a dork as the girl is.
* ''[[LateNight Late Night With Conan O'Brien]]'' made this joke a lot. It went so far that, one year, at Comic Con Triumph The Insult Comic Dog went around interviewing the attendees and seeing how much they really knew about sex, including Triumph holding a picture of a vagina and asking the men in attendance to identify it. [[spoiler: No one did.]]
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* In Music/{{Weird Al|Yankovic}}'s song, "All About the Pentiums," one line goes "They call me the king of the spreadsheets. Got 'em all printed out on my bedsheets." Doesn't leave too much room, apparently, for doing anything else ''under'' the bedsheets.
** And again in "White and Nerdy": "Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap. Pop, pop, hope no one sees me gettin' freaky."
* The ''Music/StephenLynch'' song "D&D" ends with the line "Virgins 'till the day we die!"
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''{{Scribblenauts}}'': [[StrawLoser "Virgin"]] gives the same result as [[TakeThatAudience "Gamer"]].
** Changed in the sequel to give you a bride. [[GeniusBonus Which is the original meaning.]]
* {{Subverted}} in ''TheLastStory''. AdventurerArchaeologist, WeekendInventor, and all-around bookish and meek shopkeeper, Horace, is married... and when hero Zael discovers this, he seems rather shocked. [[GenreSavvy Horace tells him he doesn't have to act so surpised that a fellow like him actually managed to find a wife.]]
* A rather subtle and possibly accidental instance of this trope occurs in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' if you decide to romance Liara, a shy, socially awkward scientist. At one point she states she has never done the "mind meld" asari equivalent of sex before, to which Shepard can ask incredulously, "Wait, you're a virgin?"
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In the Halloween page (#150) of ''Webcomic/BlasterNation'', that's how vampire!Ash deduces Matt is a valid source of virgin blood.
* Averted with Rayne from ''LeastICouldDo''. He is a huge nerd who also routinely sleeps with women. [[http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20050521 This strip]] is a very deliberate aversion.
* Gary from ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', [[spoiler:for quite a long time. Then the plot moved on. His nerdiness still gets in the way of his sex life, but not hopelessly]].
* The heroine of ''TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' will of course state this.
* Marigold in ''QuestionableContent'' is a [[WorldOfWarcraft World of Warcraft-playing]] YaoiFangirl with zero boyfriends to her name, who admits that she has "never seen a dick". She later manages to find a sort-of boyfriend or two ... at least one of whom, Dale, [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2567 is himself a rather nerdy [=WoW-playing=] virgin.]] The trope is averted as of [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2639 this strip]], where[[spoiler: Marigold and Dale hook up]].
* In the [[MrAltDisney Whimsy]] arc of ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', the group [[http://skin-horse.com/2013/function-was-how/ needs]] a "total, inexperienced, never-been-kissed virgin" to play the role of a princess, and they turn to Nick. In fairness to Nick, he is a cyborg with the body of a helicopter. Actually, even Nick can make jokes about nerd virginity: [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/meet-and-plenty/ "Is this the reality filter kicking in, or are you that desperate?"]]
* Ruby in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' is something of a nerd and clearly a virgin. Admittedly, she has [[FreudianExcuse significant issues]] in addition to her relatively subtle nerdiness.
* Openly ''subverted'' in ''TheWordWeary''. The main characters play Dungeons and Dragons and are open nerds, but have active sex lives.
* ''WebComic/GirlsWithSlingshots'' has Joshua, who although has good social skills and has confessed having experienced sex (with man despite being straight, and hookers), he admits never being in a relationship before.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester A. Bum]] noted this in his review of the new ''Film/StarTrek''.
** Averted with most of the TGWTG crew though. Creator/DougWalker is married, his brother is married, and Linkara, Spoony, & Lindsay have all been in long term relationships.
* ''WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses'' had this answer to the ''StarWars'' special editions and the famous TheDogShotFirst scene.
-->'''Q:''' Who shot first? Han or Greedo?
-->'''A:''' Sleep with somebody.
* There are several copypasta stories (which probably aren't true, but you never know for sure) that involve the poster bringing a girl who is very much into him back to his place only for her to see his nerdy interests and walk out.
** In one of these stories, the girl ''worked at the comic shop the poster frequented'', where she '''sold him''' most of the nerdy stuff. Somehow things didn't click for her until she got back to his place.
** In another, [[DoubleStandard the girl was perfectly fine with the guy having a model of a race car on his shelf]], thinking he was into {{NASCAR}} or whatever, but as soon as he mentioned it was actually a Franchise/{{Transformer|s}}, "Ha ha, what a loser! I'm outta here!"
* [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] alludes to this in his review of {{Catherine}}:
-->(Increasingly amused) "... there's a moral choice aspect where you answer questions based on your own substantial experience with relationships *stifled laughter* "
** And the accompanying visual is of a fat glasses-wearing guy sitting next to a blow-up doll.
* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/involuntary-abstinence/photos Involuntary Abstinence meme]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''TheClevelandShow'': Cleveland takes Jnr to a sci-fi convention, to show him what happens to guys that fail to lose their virginity. They ended up coming home with heaps of stuff from it.
** Another example from this show involves a cutaway gag about finding a rapist at a Star Trek convention. The police ask the crowd to raise their hands if they are not a virgin. The only person who does so is told he is under arrest.
* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' mentions that in Earth's past, Trekkies, after the show became a worldwide religion, were executed by being thrown into a volcano because it was "the manner best befitting virgins." Considering how many of the show's staff are themselves Trekkies, nerds or holders of advanced degrees there was a definite TakeThatUs vibe to the scene.
* There is a CutawayGag on ''FamilyGuy'' where a terrorist goes to heaven to get his "72 virgins", only to find a group of (male) nerds playing ''MagicTheGathering''.
-->"OSAAMAAA!!"
* The Comic Book Guy in ''TheSimpsons'' lost his virginity to Agnes Skinner when he was in his forties. Principal Skinner, who is pretty square himself, apparently lost his to Mrs. Krabappel when he was in his early 40s.
* One bit on ''RobotChicken'' has the Devil wondering what happened when everything in the underworld suddenly turns frigid as he's torturing victims. Cut to a bedroom with a hot blonde lying in bed and a nerd dancing around the room singing "I got laid! I got laid!"
* [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Charles Darwin]] in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' laments that he may never get a girlfriend.
* Like its {{Seth MacFarlane}} companions, ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has this in effect with Steve, Barry, Snots, and Toshi. Many episodes have a subplot involving either Steve or Steve and his friends trying to overcome their nerdiness and get some.
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