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[[caption-width-right:320:Just being a proper courtesan.]]

Ready for Lovemaking is 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, and for any sexual orientation. Often, the character is lying on a bed and/or wearing something skimpy, but there are plenty of other ways that characters can present themselves. Sometimes it's in anticipation of sex, and sometimes it's outright seduction.

If it's anticipation, [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee 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 the target walk into a room, and the seducer is right in there. The success rate is inversely proportional to the targets's moral fiber, or willpower (if the seducer has some other methods to enhance the seduction).

Used a lot in {{Sit Com}}s, usually played for comedy with an unsuspecting man coming home to find a sexy woman waiting for him. Having prior knowledge of the woman is optional. Having his wife or lover catching him with the seductress... less so.

NakedInMink can be a form of this.

A SuperTrope to SexyCoatFlashing.

Compare BatheHerAndBringHerToMe, GoGoEnslavement, CoyGirlishFlirtPose (a less direct SisterTrope).

Contrast ReallyGetsAround, IgnoreTheFanservice.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima''
** Louise did this for Saito when she was under the influence of a LovePotion, wearing a rather transparent nightgown.
** She did it again with a cat girl outfit when not under control of a LovePotion... only for Saito (not knowing about any of her plans) to invite all their friends back to the hotel room. Awkward.
* Peorth is all decked out in lingerie, lying in Keiichi's bed with a bottle of wine in an episode of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', though Keiichi somehow detects this through the wall, and manages to sneak off and stay with Belldandy. Peorth spends so long absently sipping on the wine while waiting for him that by the next time we see her she's drunk and wondering when the hell Keiichi is going to go to sleep.
* In the anime of ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', in one of the first episodes, [[CuteMonsterGirl Lum]] crawls into Ataru's futon and calls him to come to bed, even waving her [[FurBikini tiger bikini]] in the air to prove to him that, yes, she ''is'' naked under the covers and perfectly willing to have the wedding night. Ataru ''refuses'', instead telling her to PleasePutSomeClothesOn.
* Happens a few times in ''Anime/TheWallflower''. The first time, [[{{Bishounen}} Kyouhei]] purposely does this to foil [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Sunako's]] assassination attempt on him. The others are set up by Sunako's [[AuntiePennybags insanely rich auntie]] so that Kyouhei and Sunako can "deepen their relationship".
* In ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'', Yuri wakes up to find Wolfram naked in his (Yuri's) bed.
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[[folder:Arts]]
* "The Sleeping Danae Being Prepared to Receive Jupiter", a painting by Hendrik Goltzius.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Winnowill does this to seduce Rayek in an issue of ''ElfQuest''. As a bonus, she's shapeshifted to an aquatic form and is lying on the sea -- ahem -- bed.
* Kitty Pryde in JossWhedon's ''Astonishing ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', recovering from Cassandra Nova's MindScrew and dealing with the potential EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, stepped out from behind a changing room curtain, completely naked in front of Peter Rasputin. "Whoof", indeed!
-->'''Kitty:''' Wait, not done with "whoof".
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93809/a-pleasant-surprise A Pleasant Surprise]], Fluttershy does this directly before taking the main character's virginity.
* A ''{{Pokemon}}'' fan comic has Dawn in the Galactic Headquarters naproom reading the "Please make sure the bed is unoccupied before getting in" sign. She turns around, and Cyrus beckons for her to join him. Dawn is unamused.
* Invoked in ''[[FanFic/TheNonBronyverse Twilight Researches Humans]]''. Luna dismisses the idea of Twilight sounding a mating call (A big part of the story is a WildlifeCommentarySpoof about her), and states that this is more efficient way of getting laid. (Actually, what she says is a lot funnier, but it's NotSafeForWork).
* Kaworu attempts this on Rei in NobodyDies. When she joined the Ikaris on a business trip to Switzerland, he had her hotel reservation changed from an ordinary room to the honeymoon suite, and arranged to be in the room waiting for her when she arrived. Only problem is: when she ''does'' arrive, she is so tired, her sole interest is sleep, and may God have mercy on [[WhatAnIdiot anyone foolhardy enough]] [[DefenestrateAndBerate to stand betwixt her and the bed]]!
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Samantha got in a big fight with her boyfriend after she did this in the ''SexAndTheCity'' movie, and he came home really late.
* In more than one ''Film/JamesBond'' movie, he returns to his hotel room to find a naked woman waiting for him.
** The classic example being Tatiana Romanova in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'', who sneaks through the window of Bond's hotel room while 007 is getting ready to take a shower, and climbs into Bond's bed wearing precisely [[FetishFuel one black velvet neck ribbon and a pair of black silk stockings]]. (When Bond asks Tatiana if she wore anything at all when she snuck into his room, she replies, "This!", pointing to said ribbon.
*** Incidentally, this very scene is used to audition future Bond girls.
** Subverted in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' when a masseuse comes into James Bond's hotel room; pretending to feel her up, he frisks her and finds a gun, then reveals that he knew was being spied on by Chinese intelligence by smashing a two-way mirror. (Bond's gotten a bit more GenreSavvy since ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''...)
** Also subverted in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', where Bond declines the offer for a ''[[JailBait very good reason]]''.
** Used with the roles reversed in ''Film/AViewToAKill''. After snooping around the villain's estate, Bond is unable to get back to his bedroom before they check if he's there (blowing his cover as just another rich idiot guest). So, he uses this ploy to explain his absence: when [[TheDragon May Day]] returns to her room she finds Bond naked in her bed. She ends up going along with it in order to not blow ''her'' cover.
** Played with in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', in which Bond comes up to his room with Plenty O'Toole, a band of mooks restrain him and drop her out the window. [[spoiler:She lands in the hotel pool. A mook later remarks that [[AccidentalAimingSkills he didn't know there was a pool]].]] And ''then'' he goes into the bedroom to find Tiffany Case naked in the bed.
* Since it was released in 1955, the Creator/AlfredHitchcock comedy ''TheTroubleWithHarry'' couldn't ''show'' anything like this, but one character does describe it quite well:
-->'''Jennifer:''' I was in the hotel room alone. I put on my best nightie. You understand?\\
'''Sam:''' Perfectly.\\
'''Jennifer:''' Although I had no true feeling for Harry, I worked myself into an enthusiasm because I thought he loved me.\\
'''Sam:''' Must have been hard work.\\
'''Jennifer:''' There was a full moon, and I sat by the window because I thought it would show off my new nightie to advantage.\\
'''Sam:''' Naturally.
* In the ''{{Coneheads}}'' movie, Prymaat sets up a scenario like this after consuming mass quantities of women's magazines looking for advice on how to keep Beldar interested in her. The resultant interlude sounds (to the eavesdropping FBI dudes) like violently mating cats.
* MandyMoore's character tries this on her BodyguardCrush in ''Chasing Liberty'', but he is horrified and requests that she PleasePutSomeClothesOn.
* Kirsten Dunst gets one of these scenes as the title character in the 2006 ''Film/MarieAntoinette''.
* ''Film/XXx''. Xander Cage is offered a room for the night in Yorgi's mansion, and when he enters, he finds a woman clad in a bikini, pole dancing against one of the bedposts.
-->'''Xander:''' The things I'll do for my country.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'', in which Indy and Willie have an argument over their BelligerentSexualTension. Each one is certain that the other is hot for them (and they're both right), but their egos won't allow either to "submit". Thus, they retire to their individual rooms and the audience is treated to a montage as they prepare themselves for a wild night of raunchy sex, only to (angrily) realize that neither one is biting. Then, the trope is played its straightest after Indy is almost assassinated in his room and barges into Willie's to check for another assassin, with Willie reclining on the bed, positively ''giddy'' to see a crazed Indy bursting her door down.
* In ''Film/{{Killers}}'', Spencer and Jen are talking when Jen gets onto the bed in her underwear. However, Spencer has his back to her and doesn't notice, and keeps talking until she falls asleep.
* In ''JohnTuckerMustDie'', John Tucker sneaks into what he thinks is Kate's hotel room and gets on the bed in a pink thong. Unfortunately for him, it turns out to be his ''teacher's'' hotel room. She drags him out by the ear.
* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Erik walks into his room and finds a naked Mystique lying in his bed. When he says, "Maybe in a few years," she responds by shifting her appearance to that of an adult woman.
* After their Vegas wedding in ''WalkHard'', Darlene prepares herself for Dewey like this; however, Dewey is content simply to walk into the room proclaiming "I'm ready for sex!"
* In ''Film/TheBigSleep'', Marlowe comes back to his apartment to find Carmen Sternwood waiting for him -- though because of the Production Code she's still dressed. (In the novel, she's naked.)
* In ''Film/TradingPlaces'', Billy Ray Valentine finds one of the barflys from his old haunt waiting for him in his new house's bedroom, obviously there just because he ''now'' has money.
-->'''Girl: (rolling out of bed naked)''' I've been waiting for you, Billy Ray.
-->'''Billy Ray:''' Get your clothes on and get out.
* Subverted in ''{{Lolita}}'' (1997). Charlotte waits for Humbert in bed dressed in a silk nightie, but Humbert (who's only married Charlotte to get close to her underage daughter) has already drugged her. After testing she's unconscious by shaking the bed, turning up the radio ([[SuspiciouslyAproposMusic which is playing "I'm In The Mood For Love"]]) and waving a flashlight in her face, only then does he get into bed. Unfortunately she then wakes up, so Humbert has to perform his "husbandly duties" anyway. And find a more powerful sleeping pill.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Amy does this to Nathan in ChristopherMoore's novel ''Literature/FlukeOrIKnowWhyTheWingedWhaleSings''.
* This happens in the third book of R.A. Salvatore's ''TheClericQuintet''
* In ''The Twisted Thing'' private eye MikeHammer finds a completely naked woman in his bed, but doesn't take up her offer. He later says she went about it the wrong way, as he likes to be teased a little.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* 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.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}''
** Monica did this for Richard: skimpy negligee, rose petals scattered on the bed, a fresh rose in her teeth, wine at the ready, the whole shebang.
** Rachel did it for Joshua at his parents' posh townhouse. While he went elsewhere to wash up, she dressed down to her nightie and presented herself on the couch --at which point Joshua's parents came in. She tried to pass it off as the latest European fashion and even went out to dinner with them (un)dressed like that.
** Implied just after Chandler and Monica get together -- when their relationship is still a secret. Rachel goes into Monica's room after knocking (and hearing a rather seductive "I've been waiting for you" in response) and comes out screaming a moment later. When Monica claims to have been taking a nap, Rachel replies that no one takes a nap "in that position".
** In "The One with the Flashback", Joey gets naked when Monica invites him for lemonade.
* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', Mal finds Saffron waiting for him in his bed. She says she's "made herself ready for" him. [[spoiler:She has, if you can count [[KissOfDeath knock-out lipstick]] "being ready". It doesn't end well.]]
* Amazingly, this happens to Al on ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', where a "shoe groupie" (played by Jessica Hahn) with a crush on him tries to seduce him by waiting is his bed dressed in sexy lingerie. Even more amazingly, he turns her down, unwilling to cheat on Peg. (Al may have considered adultery from time to time, but for all his faults, he never actually did it.)
* Tasha Yar did this to seduce Data in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Naked Now". Of course, she had been under the influence of the polywater intoxication, and after recovering, told Data that it "never happened", and he never dwelled on it. (Despite this, Data always had feelings for her later, keeping a holographic photograph of her in his quarters after her death, something that Picard used as evidence in the much later "The Measure of a Man" to prove that he was capable of emotion.)
* ''StarTrekVoyager''. Captain Janeway enters her quarters to find an enormous double bed with red satin sheets and twin heart-shaped headboards. Enter [[GreatGazoo Q]] in a red dressing gown, holding a champagne glass. She's not impressed; even less so when Q reveals he wants her to be the mother of his child.
* Bree with her [[PrettyInMink fur coat]] and red lingerie in ''DesperateHousewives''.
* In ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'', Adrian, wearing a formal black dress, attempts this on [[spoiler: Ben]], because [[spoiler: [[TheBabyTrap she's trying to get pregnant again]]]]. However, he's aware of her plans, so he turns her down.
* Will Smith in just about every scene with a female and a bed/couch in ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''.
* In ''TwinPeaks'', Special Agent Dale Cooper returns to his hotel room to find FilleFatale Audrey Horne naked and eager in his bed.
* Happens in ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' in the fourth episode, between Curtis and Alisha. Though not exactly for sex in the proper sense of the word; ItMakesSenseInContext.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** In a drastic attempt to show Oz she really cares for him after cheating with Xander but being forgiven, Willow pulls out all the stops in setting up a romantic evening on Christmas Eve. There's a slinky red dress, BarryWhite, and lemonade in a cooler. Oz declines, though, saying she doesn't have to prove anything to him, and that if they ''do'' have sex it should be because they both need it to for the same reason.
** Anya employs a more direct method -- walking into Xander's bedroom, then dropping her dress. It works.
** Buffy-under-Xander's-accidental-LoveSpell in "Bewitched, Bewildered, & Bothered" shows up ''in the library'' wearing only a (very short) raincoat and a smile. Xander knows what's going on, and [[AboveTheInfluence heroically resists]].
** Late in Season Seven, Faith finds Spike awaiting her in this manner in Buffy's basement. Funny since there's no way he could have known [[AnythingThatMoves who was coming down the stairs.]]
* Brooke's first introduction to Lucas in ''OneTreeHill'' involved her naked in the backseat of his car. Later on in the series, Rachel tries it as well, and the actress hired to play Brooke in a movie based on Lucas' novel pulls it on Brooke herself, to see if she got Brooke's "signature move" right. Even Owen did it to Brooke once...
* Blair has done this twice for Chuck on ''GossipGirl''. Didn't work either time.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Amy Pond does this at the end of [[spoiler:"Flesh and Stone"]]. Amy lies back on the bed as the Doctor gets an epiphany, thinking that he's submitted to her... ahem... demands. Of course, he just drags her back to the TARDIS to run off and go find her fiancÚ, Rory to dispel all the sexual tension.
** Done ''again'' in "Amy's Choice". Only this time, it's [[spoiler:the Dream Lord (a.k.a. the Doctor's dark side)]]. It's [[FanDisservice not that nice a sight]].
* "The Naked Man" from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Cory tries to do this for Topanga when he thinks she is finally willing to have sex with him, but Eric accidentaly walks in on him right before she shows up.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'':
** The Emperor of the Centauri grants Londo the boon of divorcing two of his three wives (all of them being {{arranged marriage}}s with women he can't stand). At one point, two of them (who can't stand ''him'' either, but would like to maintain their access to his money), enter his bedroom in lingerie and try to seduce him.
** In a later episode, the political officer assigned to Sheridan tries to get him to accept the notion of having a political officer by demonstrating that she can strip naked in the time it takes him to turn around and pour a drink.
--->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Ivanova]]:''' Good luck captain. I think you're [[ShoutOut about to go where]]... ''[[ReallyGetsAround everyone]]'' [[Franchise/StarTrek has gone before]].
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[[folder:Music]]
* The song "Pink and Velvet" off Berlin's album ''Count Three and Pray''.
* NellyFurtado and {{Timbaland}} play two people of this kind in "Promiscuous".
-->'''Timbaland''': Wait, I don't mean no harm, I can see you with my T-shirt on \\
'''Nelly''': I can see you with nothin' on, feelin' on me before you bring that on
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[[folder:New Media]]
* DeviantArt has an emoticon that's supposed to represent lust. It consists of said emoticon in a little bed, winking and indicating the empty space next to it.
* This is the idea behind the "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/draw-me-like-one-of-your-french-girls Draw me like one of your French girls]]" [[MemeticMutation meme]], showing animals, people or sometimes inanimate objects (usually) unintentionally posed this way, with the name taken from the infamous drawing scene in ''{{Film/Titanic}}''.
** The "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/my-body-is-ready My Body is Ready]]" meme similarly follows this format.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Done with a [[HumongousMecha humongous]] {{Fembot}} on the side cabinet art in Williams' ''Pinball/TheMachineBrideOfPinbot''.
* ''Pinball/ElviraAndThePartyMonsters'' has Elvira adopting this pose as well on the side of the cabinet.
** In the sequel, ''Pinball/ScaredStiff'', she does this on the backglass.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJmgwi8QXRM&feature=related As in the picture,]] one of the endings in the ''PrincessMaker'' games is a courtesan, and the third game shows this scene.
* The initial sex scene with Anden in ''ADanceWithRogues'' has the Princess crawling into his sleeping bag nude.
* At the end of ''Sexy VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'', when the villain octopus tries to escape, he does so past a naked woman (back to the camera) in this position. The player's ship startles her, and she turns over to cover herself... crushing the octopus.
* If you max out the relationship of one of the three [[LoveInterest Love Interests]] of the current generation protagonist in ''[[VideoGame/RecordOfAgarestWar the Agarest series]]'', they show off this trope.
* Parodied in ''VideoGame/MarioParty 3'' when Bowser (a turtle-lizard-dragon monster) lays down like so before telling the player about some misfortune he or she is about to receive.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/JuvenileDiversion'' has Jenny attempting this so she can [[spoiler:make up with Kyle. It works.]]
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has... [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1349 this.]]
* In ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', [[http://satwcomic.com/the-clock-is-ticking King Europe to seduce Norway]]. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0752.html strip #752]]. That's [[GodivaHair quite a lot of hair]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'': When King went to his room after a dog pageant, Duchess appeared on his bed, laying in a suggestive pose with a whip and a set of pink cuffs, asking for King to snuggle with her.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSouthernRaiders The Southern Raiders]]", Zuko wanders into Sokka's tent for a talk and finds Sokka half-undressed and posed seductively in a lovenest of candles and roses, obviously expecting someone else to wander in. Just before that, Zuko had bumped into Sokka's girlfriend trying to sneak into the tent. No-one seems to know how they pulled [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar THAT]] off. Must have been a CensorDecoy. When we next see Sokka the following morning, he has a floral necklace for no particular reason except [[VisualPun to indicate]] he got lei'd. And, assuming that Suki gave it to him, that Suki got [[HurricaneOfPuns de-flowered.]]
* In one of the episodes of ''FamilyGuy'', Brian gets a new girlfriend but, convinced that having sex with her straight out of the gate would be a bad idea, takes it glacially slow. However, it's obvious that the girl is VERY interested in having sex, and one of the cutaway gags features Brian asking her "What do you want to do tonight?" while she lies back on the bed with her legs spread open, flashing lights pointing toward her crotch, and one of those guys from an ''airplane runway'' waving those little light sticks in her direction, while she says suggestively, "Oh, I dunno...."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
** Zapp Brannigan tries this on Leela on his first appearance. She's not impressed, and [[spoiler:only ends up [[PitySex sleeping with him out of pity]].]] [[NeverLiveItDown Big mistake]].
** In another episode, Fry wins Leela's affection thanks to intestinal parasites that make him awesome, but then leaves to get rid of the worms to see if she really loves him, or just what they're making him. When he returns to her apartment, she's fallen asleep on the bed wearing slinky lingerie, obviously with this trope in mind..
** In yet another episode, Edna, the Decapodian that Zoidberg is interested in, develops a crush on Fry and invites him over to her place, greeting him in this manner.
* Spoofed in a more child-friendly manner on ''TheLooneyTunesShow'' when Daffy Duck enters his room and finds Lola in this position on his bed. His reaction is to have the towel around his waist drop to the floor in justified surprise.
* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'': Although not on a bed, Principal Fakey's wife is shown to await his return from work, putting on candles and applying make-up to her face. He claims he's not in the mood due to being tired and bored from work. ("Want to make it not boring?") The real reason he's reluctant to have sex is because he feels guilty about cheating on her.
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