"Do you know what would be the best way to wipe out all of humankind if you were a space alien with a special mind-ray? Make all women telepathic. Cos' if they suddenly found out about the kind of stuff that goes on in our heads they'd kill us all on the spot. Men are not people! We are disgustoids in human form."
The tendency for all men within a work of fiction to think primarily with their penises. As such they will be constantly trying to peek up girls' skirts or into the girl's locker room, and will go out of their way (often to absurd lengths) to either catch a glimpse of something naughty or gain a minuscule chance of finally doing the deed.
Whenever they gain a chance or actually get a peek at women's breasts, they lose all brain function. This trope has been used as an Idiot Ball so many times, it's not funny. Men will lose all reason, become catatonic, get massive nosebleeds, etc. just because a woman is in a room. And if any man shows an apparently innocuous interest in a woman, he probably just wants to lay her. This trope is so expected and sometimes so mandatory that when a male character is not being lecherous around women, he is automatically assumed to be either gay or a eunuch.
Very frequently, rich and powerful men are depicted as being perverts, especially if they are depicted as the Evil Buisnessman or Sleazy Politician. This is no suprise given how many real life wealthy and influential men have been either exposed as adulterers or worse. The escort profession derives a great deal of its buisness from travelling, white collar buisnessmen who can easily set up a liason that their wife will never find out about. This variation of the trope is usually seen when the man is significantly older than the woman, since rich and powerful is usually associated with advancing age and the reality that wealth and power does not change the fact that a man who may have been attractive in his youth (and could still probably attract women without relying on money) is just another wrinkled old man when he gets to a certain age.
A Double Standard, since very rarely are women portrayed as behaving or even thinking this way. For some of the the female audience, the prevalence of this trope can be disheartening, if not outright disturbing. Not to mention it can be seen as reinforcing the idea of male sexuality being "filthy" and "defiling", which isn't exactly an encouraging message for men either, while female sexuality is usually seen as respectful, wholesome and "pure". Note that both this and its Distaff Counterpart, All Women Are Lustful, can be invoked to support claims for the Mars and Venus Gender Contrast.
Compare I'm a Man, I Can't Help It (focuses more specifically on the idea that a man can't function without sex instead of more universal perversion), A Man Is Always Eager (which purports that "real men" never say no to sex when presented with the opportunity, no matter the circumstances), All Gays Are Promiscuous (what happens when there aren't any women involved to say no), Nerds Are Virgins (just because you're a pervert doesn't mean you get laid). May lead to claims that A Man Is Not a Virgin. All Men Are Rapists is the Darker and Edgier version of this that usually shows up in Crapsack Worlds and old-fashioned romance novels. Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male results partly from believing this trope is true (a woman can't rape a man because men always want to have sex and would never turn it down).
Contrast All Women Are Lustful, the now-very-seldom original Distaff Counterpart, and the much more common All Women Are Prudes that now exists in its stead, often paired with this trope and used to reflect how Women Are Wiser than men. Sometimes paired with All Women Are Vain in order to provide a certain gender "balance". Attempts at invoking this trope may fall under I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!. This trope also is used to justify All Women Are Doms All Men Are Subs as only a man could honestly enjoy pain being perverted as he is (or perhaps he just doesn't care how much pain he has to endure as long as he has a chance to get some sex out of it).
All Women Are Lustful + All Men Are Perverts = A Party Also Known as an Orgy
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A good example of this and All Women Are Prudes is in the Paco Rabanne perfume adverts. In the one targeted at men, (the 1 Million perfume) a man clicks his fingers and a woman's dress falls off. In the Lady Million perfume advert, a woman clicks her fingers and marriage ring appears on her finger.
A Pepsi Max commercial starts off with a couple on a first date. The woman asks herself the usual questions of marriage and children, whereas the man constantly thinks about sex with her.
Ranma ½: Where to start? Ranma often takes advantage of his female form to trick people in his various plots, Kuno's attitude towards girls he desires is blatantly lustful (he was at one point proclaimed Furinkan High's greatest pervert) though he's more Stalker with a Crush, Ryoga uses Akane's ignorance of his curse to play the part of her beloved pet, and Mousse sometimes tries to take a peek on Shampoo... all of which pale before the exploits of master pervert Happ?sai, whose entire existence seems to revolve around woman's panties. Note that the female members of the cast aren't free of libidinous behavior either: Shampoo has no qualms with being nude in front of Ranma (or with him being in a like state), and while Ukyo is more discreet her interest in Ranma is more blatantly sexual than Akane's (for example, at one point Genma showed them both a recent photo of male Ranma au naturel, and while Akane blushed and turned away Ukyo urged him to move his fingers). Even Cologne got in on the fun when Ranma took a love pill with her as its target, implying afterward she would have married him as he'd planned to when under its effects.
Detective Conan: Considering this show is about a kid, it's wrong or at least weird in many ways. Conan/Kudo's caretaker Mouri Kogorou is the worst offender, often more interested in womanizing than in actually doing his job. His rival Hattori also ogles girls whenever swimsuits are involved. Even Conan/Kudo isn't immune to this, although he mostly lusts after Ran.
City Hunter: There's only one major male character, but the sheer amount of perversion that Ryo Saeba emits is enough to qualify for this trope. Many men who actually have any sort of role besides him aren't much better.
While there are plenty of men who haven't shown perverted natures in Naruto, it's more to lack of opportunity. The 3rd hokage, Naruto, Konahamaru, Ebisu, and of course Jiraiya are all strongly demonstrated in their perversion, and many others to lesser extents. Worth noting is that it uses a scene with Sakura to imply/state that women are just as perverted, just better at hiding it.
Kakashi goes nuts for Jiraiya's "Make-out" erotic book series. Naruto takes advantage of this in Shippuden by trying to spoil the latest installment. Kakashi blocks his ears, but can read Naruto's lips with his Sharingan eye, so closes his eyes, too, and thereby Naruto and Sakura succeed in their test.
At first, Killer Bee hadn't seemed to be a pervert: Naruto tried his harem technique when asking him for training, and Bee ignored it entirely. However, this goes out the window when he met Tsunade...and then he tried to peek under Yugito's, his former Kumo jinchuriki comrade's shirt while they were fighting her. Squick in full effect as she was a zombie by that point. As it eventually turned out he simply Likes Older Women.
This appears to be one of the underlying themes in Zettai Karen Children. Considering that a lot of those feelings are toward the ten-year old leads, it's more a case of "All Men Are Lolicons".
Kaoru, one of the three girls, is called out for her lust for big-breasted women as acting like a perverted old man.
Onsokumaru: Perversion is a man's sin. Not to forgive it is a woman's sin. Sasuke: What are you talking about? Onsokumaru: I'm saying we're going to peep on them.
Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl shows an interesting variety of this trope. After Hazumu swaps gender from male to female she starts being chased by two girls. Their feelings for Hazumu are treated as pure and deep — and with a lot more reverence than those of Hazumu's male childhood friend. He gets treated as a pervert who only wants to get into Hazumu's pants, since everybody knows that a lesbian only wants to hold hands with the girl she likes, right?
All the main male cast from Need a Girl!, there are the more outspoken ones like Yo-Han, others who follow him like In-Young and Sul-Min, and the most composed one, Han-Kyul, who just can't help when a situation calls for the occasional drooling; even the unnamed male classmates who appears once a chapter shows signs of hormones fervor.
Ataru Moroboshi from Urusei Yatsura, especially one episode, where a computer hooked up to his brain shows that he loves EVERY girl the most. (Even Lum, a girl who he has been trying to avoid for oh, the entire series?)
Not just Ataru, Mendou is basically a rich Ataru, Jariten is a young Ataru, Megane is otaku fanboy Ataru. The only non perverted guys are kotatsu-neko, that fish guy, and Nagisa.
Both in force and subverted in Tona Gura. Kazuki's best friend Chihaya defends Chivalrous Pervert Yuuji by taking the understanding attitude that 'all boys are like that'-to the point of even flashing him some underwear.
In one episode of Eureka Seven, Renton inadvertently says something to Eureka that touches a nerve. It has to do with her not being human. He looks through the Gekko's magazine rack to see if something there might offer some advice on how to ease the tension between them, and gets caught looking through a porno magazine. Though it's clear (to the audience) that he had no idea what it was really about when he first picked it up, the other Gekkostate members take it as evidence that the visible tension between the two is due to Renton pressuring Eureka for sex. While the girls go talk to Eureka about standing up for herself and making sure Renton respects her boundaries, the guys come to Renton's room with a whole stack of porn and set about redecorating his room to create an atmosphere fit for seduction. And, of course, Holland finds them at that moment and Hilarity Ensues.
Although seemingly subverted by Hayate in Hayate the Combat Butler when Miki shoves what is supposedly a porn magazine fold-out in Hayate's face when determining that he's the perfect one to take Hinagiku out, and his multiple times of seeing Nagi (his master) unclothed, he has shown that he is somewhat of a pervert, openly oogling Hinagiku twice in the current Golden Week set of arcs. And making her decidedly uncomfortable because she doesn't think she has what it takes to be ogled, despite being a favorite of both the boys and girls of her school.
A beautiful example of exemption occurs with BioMeat's resident Blue Oni, Shingo, who is neither a pervert nor even a ladies' man (even though he has every capability to be). Lampshaded by the somewhat Mad Scientist.
Berserk, staying true to its dark nature, plays the trope straight and is thoroughly unsympathetic in its depiction of it. On the other hand, it plays off All Women Are Lustful similarly.
The sole exception being when Guts saves Casca from a nasty fall: as she lays unconscious in their makeshift shelter, he briefly thinks about nailing her and blames himself for it right after.
There's one other instance, which was a bit more disturbing, that took place after the Eclipse when Guts accidentally rips open Casca's gown, exposing her breasts, and Guts leans in, presumably to kiss her and then go and... Well, Casca had just gone through the horrific ordeal of being brutally raped to insanity - and Guts was Forced to Watch as it happened - so of course she frantically runs away from him, leaving Guts to hang his head in shame for even doing such a thing. Not only that, but the event also proved that he and Casca's intimate and emotional relationshipwould never be the same again.
Averted in Neon Genesis Evangelion. Asuka tries to justify her extreme hostility towards boys her age with this trope. Unfortunately for her, Shinji is anythingbut apervert, not that that stops her from calling him that every chance she gets. Even Kaji, the casts' local Chivalrous Pervert uses that persona at least partially for trolling people and pissing off his ex-girlfriend. When Asuka throws herself at him, he's actually rather disgusted by the action because she's underage. Shinji's father Gendo has sexual relationships with a number of women over the course of the series, but in his case it's just a step of emotional manipulation so he can use them for an unrelated, non-sexual purpose. In one flashback we see him being passionately kissed by a lovestruck mad scientist while he sits around with a bored, obligated expression on his face.
In Oniichan No Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Ja Nai N Dakara Ne, all recurring male characters are clearly this. To start with, male protagonist Shuusuke has a Porn Stash worthy to be the trope's page image, masturbates about five times a day, and his main social circle is an unofficial group call AGE Explorers, in which AGE stands for All Genre Ero. The group's main activity is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. His father seemed to be turned on with one of his SM porn. Even in preschool he played doctor with one of the girls specifically wanting to see her naked.
Due to the influences of her philandering father, Maka of Soul Eater believes this very strongly, and it doesn't help that her (male) partner gets Nosebleeds around hot girls. But other than her father, most of the males are actually pretty good guys.
Played straight with the Shinryuuji Nagas (minus Unsui) in Eyeshield 21 who either start blushing, hollering or hooting whenever they see a pretty girl, since they attend an all-boys school. Also with Agon who is usually seen with A Lady on Each Arm and sleeps with several girls and then dumps them afterwards. Several guys line up to join the Deimon Devilbats because Mamori was handing out flyers. However, most of the other male characters avert this who rarely, if not never, shows an interest in romance.
Rosario + Vampire: The main character is one too, but he has much more control over himself than every other male student at YokaiAcademy. They constantly lust for the pretty girls in the school, and actually comment on their breasts in public.
In Popcorn Avatar, this is played with by Kurando's male classmates to the hilt, to the point where they interpret Kurando's injuries after a battle as the result of him and Lisa "playing rough".
A Running Gag of Kotoura-san is Manabe's imagine spots about different ways of sexualizing Haruka, and Haruka's Dirty Mind-Reading that immediately follows.
Battle Royale's Mitsuko Souma believes this trope, and is legitimately surprised when Yuichiro Takiguchi doesn't feel her up, despite giving him ample opportunity to do so.
Played with in Death Note, where Light is mostly irritated and uncomfortable with his girlfriend Misa's sexual advances, which contrasts with the rest of the taskforce's reactions to her. This, of course, augments Light's Ambiguously Gay status and the fact that he really hates Misa.
Played straight in Yu-Gi-Oh! with most of the male cast. Jounouchi and Honda actually lifted Anzu's skirt with a ruler, Kaiba's machine in the Death-T arc touched her breasts, one minor character planned to rape Anzu in one chapter and episode, Honda's nephew buried his face in Anzu's breasts upon meeting her and even Yugi's grandfather commented on Anzu's breasts getting bigger. Yugi, of all people, actually fantasized about looking up Anzu's skirt in the first chapter. I guess Yugi isn't as innocent as he seems.
Mai and Serenity are also targets for this trope. The abridged series loves pointing out that Mai has large breasts, mostly in the original anime, and Joey and other characters state this multiple times. When Tristan's soul in trapped within the robot monkey, he snuggles against Serenity's chest... and she's his best friend's little sister!
The female characters are a source of fan service for the male demographic, mostly Anzu, Mai, and the Dark Magician Girl.
All the recurring males characters in Kangoku Gakuen are huge perverts. The five central characters start off the main conflict in the series by getting caught peeping in the girls bath. The principal of the school, whom you wouldn't suspect to be a pervert given his always stern expression, is quickly revealed to have a butt fetish.
Outbreak Company. For example, when Shinichi needs to sneak by some guards in episode 8, he just slips them a hentai doujinshi. It works. Twice.
The Teen Titans have had their far share of these. Superboy was one, and some moron thought it was a good idea to give him x-ray goggles. However, he did grow out of that phase by the time he joined the team. Kid Flash, on the other hand, put some serious effort into seeing Starfire and Raven naked. Starfire just let him see, and commented that it was the longest she'd ever seen him stand still. Raven managed to retain her dignity.
Box Office Poison. Sex-starved artist Ed takes a life-drawing class with a nude female model. Afterwards he sees the model on the subway and they talk; her sitting, him standing. Ed strains to look down her shirt the whole time even though he's already seen her naked and she busts him on it. This is typical behavior for him.
Shows up quite often in fanfic. After all, most fanfiction is anonymous or pseudonymous and written by young people. Indeed, it often becomes the characterisation equivalent of a Plot Tumour, with sex overriding everything the characters are canonically interested in.
Kalash93 enjoys this trope, though he never pushes it too far. Example.
Hell, even alien men are perverts. "The Universe Doesn't Cheat" uses it for a throwaway joke when Captain Haelivthras th’Shvrashli, an Andorian, wonders "who the shen with the great rack"* that being the main character's Number Two, Tess Phohl is.
Commander Steven Hackett: Captain! Thrass: Hey, I’m bonded, not dead. Look, but don’t touch, eh?
Treated rather interestingly when one villain, Hydell, is sex-crazed for the female lead (Emily) he ends up stabbing his own brother, Alex, in the chest for a chance to get at her. But his brother — prior to being stabbed — inverts this trope by being pretty fed up with his obsession and complains "you're shouting about THAT when we have a serious problem!"
The protagonist, Snow, also uses this trope interestingly. At times he mocks her with his sexuality (such as when she falls face first onto his crotch and he tells her that "you don't have to do that, a simple thank-you is enough") but at other times he seems distinctly uninterested in her as a sexual being (such as when he's looking at her leg wound and saying "ew! yuck!" even though it's on her thigh, practically in her crotch).
Practically every teen comedy ever made.
American Pie: Granted, it's a sex comedy and focuses on that issue, but the sheer length the main characters of the movies will go to for their goal is ridiculous. All they want is sex and that takes priority over everything else. Sure, by the end of the first movie, they decide it's not that important, but they get it anyway and after that it's all they ever talk about. Even Eugene Levy's character, who as far as we can tell is in a loving relationship with his wife, falls into this: for example, when he buys hardcore pornographic magazines in order to give his son The Talk.
Revenge of the Nerds. The things the protagonists do over the course of the movie include: Installing cameras in a sorority house so they can watch them on their television, hiding in women's showers, and selling pies with nude women hidden in the tin for fund raising. At the beginning of the movie you see the characters calculating the number of breasts in their school. One of the main characters dresses up in a costume in order to trick a woman into having sex with him.
Not Another Teen Movie is meant to be a parody, so it's understandable, since most of the characters are not really meant to be sympathetic, but there are many instances that invoke this trope, from having students peek in on a girl's bathroom, to the Foreign Exchange Student.
Porky's. Peeking in the showers of the girl's locker room? Check. Soliciting a girl because you hear she's wild in bed during school hours? Check. Being so desperate for sex that you rely on hookers? Check. Being tricked multiple times with the promise of sex when you should know better? Check.
Road Trip starts off with an I'm a Man, I Can't Help It moment and quickly devolves from there. Culminating in a scene when they try to donate to a sperm bank in order to get money.
Death to Smoochy: Nora Wells herself seems to think so. Sheldon averts the trope, by being demonstrably not a pervert, yet still possessing a healthy interest in sex with women.
The second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, overlapping with Idiot Ball. Elizabeth disguises herself as a man aboard a ship and they find her dress. The captain then announces that the stowaway lady is probably naked - cue a mad rush to find her (Elizabeth joining of course for pretenses). None of the sailors think that the woman would have put on men's clothes?
The 40-Year-Old Virgin while it's also A Man Is Not a Virgin, what the main character is subjected to by his "friends" shows just how bad each of them are. The main character, however, is ultimately something of an aversion, as he's actually not that concerned with sex, being more interested in love, and is certainly a lot more mature and grown-up about it than most of the other people around him (including some of the women).
The trope title is taken extremely literally to the point of exaggeration in Teeth, which posits female empowerment by means of toothy castration. The only male character who doesn't at least attempt to sexually assault the protagonist is her stepfather. Note that she also has a stepbrother. Yeah.
And yes, even Superman. In the 1978 Christopher Reeve movie, while Superman and Lois are having their dinner date, he's telling her about his abilities. She challenges him: if he really has x-ray vision, what color are her panties? As she steps out from behind the planter box that was between them, he tells her they're pink.
Every single Carry On film made, occasionally to the point were it crosses into sexual harassment.
You would think that Clarice Starling is the only woman in the universe of The Silence of the Lambs that the majority of men have ever seen, because nearly every single man hits on her. In the novel, this is played with more. Aside from the Ho Yay implications of her sleeping in and thus needing to share a shower with her roommate, she realizes that Dr. Chilton hits on her because he's socially inept and does it solely because she's a woman. In contrast, one of the entomologists asks her on a date because he really does like her, and it's implied she'd be tempted but for, y'know, the serial killer on the loose.
"Monsieur Rick, what kind of man is Captain Renault?"
"Oh, he's just like any other man, only more so."
Humphrey from Alpha and Omega has been sedated to Idaho along with Kate for the sake of repopulating. Apparently while Kate is shocked of the idea, the scene switches to Humphrey who is drooling after Paddy and Marcel explain to them the process. Humphrey then goes on to say that it sounds "good to him". It also doesn't help that he has a crush on Kate.
There are two male characters in Shame and both are depicted as sex maniacs.
In Repulsion nearly ever male in the film is lecherous, condescending, crude, unfaithful, or all of the above.
In Conan the Destroyer, Malak offers to apply a medicinal salve to Zula's injured thigh. She lets him at first, but then has to remind him that the wound is lower. Indeed, when the camera pulls away, the trail of medicine has journeyed far north of the injury.
Monsters Crash The Pajama Party. One of the girls asks to make sure the place is warm since they won't be "dressed" for the cold, while holding up her red nightgown. One of the guys says, "Igor like sex," and the girl says, "Yeah, we know."
In Paper Moon, Miss Trixie exploits this (and her ample bosom) to squeeze money and favors from all the men she meet.
X-Men: The Last Stand lampshades this, with Rogue telling Bobby, "You're a guy, your mind's only on one thing." Whether he's straying or she's jealous is up to interpretation.
Zig-zagged with Sam Lombardo. At first he seems like a respectable guidance counselor with a steady girlfriend. He even brushes off the advances of the wealthy woman whom he romanced in the past, then he's accused of raping the woman's daughter, a teenage girl. It turns out that he was framed for the crime. Then it turns out he and the girl were in on it together, and were carrying on an affair. It probably ends as a triple subversion.
Averted with Ray Duquette, whose only motivations during the entire thing are greed and sadism, never lust. However, he did have a penchant for frequenting hookers. Whom he then beats half to death for fun.
K. A. Applegate's Animorphs is justified; the main characters are all teenagers, after all. Marco's libido is often brought up, and he does everything from trying to get Cassie and Rachel to make out to using the internet to look up scantily clad women. Jake makes fun of Marco for it, but when Cassie's in a bikini, Jake can't stop staring. Even Ax is portrayed as being a poor student because he's always thinking about girls (he's a teenager too, albeit an Andalite teenager). Tobias is the only one unaffected, most of the time.
Tobias: <I am never a Peeping Tom,> I said way too quickly, then added, <I cannot use my superpowers for evil.>
He's affected by other things. In The Pretender, when he watches Rachel transform into an eagle, he gets waaaaay too into it.
Scott Adams's book The Dilbert Future predicts the future based on the assumption that all people everywhere are stupid, lazy, and horny. One of his funnier predictions is that the human race is doomed once virtual reality gets cheaper than actual dating...
Futurama takes that joke to its logical conclusion with a short mental hygiene film about the dangers of dating robots.
Introducing Media Studies: a section criticized the portrayal of women in the media, illustrated by women with comically enormous breasts, and stick-thin limbs. Also in the illustration were two drooling men looking at the women, eyes literally bulging out of their skulls. Paging Double Standard...
From World Without End, we have the dynamic duo of Ralph Fitzgerald and Alan Fernhill. I believe that we could make a drinking game based on how many times Ralph has sex, and the Annet rape was particularly bad. Both of them were perverts, then again, it seems everyone there is addicted to sex, besides the monks of course, but not the Bishops, strangely enough.
Taken literally, at least in potentia, in Michael Slade's Ripper, which unabashedly states that "male sexuality is nitroglycerin" and always has the potential to generate violence, if forcibly repressed and denigrated. Granted, "Michael Slade" is the pseudonym of two Canadian trial lawyers who'd spent their careers prosecuting the worst serial sex offenders, but implying that rule extends to all men is taking it a bit far...
In Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber, The Snowchild includes a man who is implied to have sex with the corpse of a young girl for this very reason. It should be noted that Carter was a very outspoken feminist who was divorced multiple times. Writer on Board indeed. It should also be noted the other stories within the collection holds the view that "sex is not evil unless one party is completely dominated by the other", which is why while a lot of male characters are portrayed as sexually predatory, a large number of heroines are shown to be just as willing to embrace their sexuality.
Hilari Bell slips this into her books Trickster's Girl and Traitor's Son. In the first, the shapeshifter Raven takes on a male form to travel with the female lead Kelsa, who initially notes that he's cute and past that pays more attention to the specifics of his transformations. In the second book the focus shifts to the male character Jason, and Raven shapeshifts into a female in order to better convince him to work with her. Jason is easily distracted by her rear, finds the fact that Raven is naked after shapeshifting appealing, though he doesn't like the shapeshifting itself, and sometimes describes her as "the attractive native girl."
Jane Rizzoli of the Rizzoli & Isles series seems to believe this—she's disgusted with her partner when he falls in love with Dr. Catherine Cordell, accusing him of "falling for what every man falls for—tits and ass". This is in reference to the fact that Cordell is a very attractive woman who couldn't possible have any other qualities that a man might find appealing. She seems to think this of any man linked to an attractive woman, but her negative attitude stems from jealousy because she herself is average-looking and unable to garner similar attention.
Eve and Adam, full stop. All of the men are perverts, with the possible exception of Adam, and all the women are, too. Everything in that novel is about sex.
Once it was determined that Lucien and Henri were, indeed, wretched creatures with ethical compasses that pivoted around a point at their groins, which is to say, men...
Mark Twain employs the trope in Letters from the Earth, during a casually outrageous swat at organized religion, as one of the hazards women face in a confessional:
[One priest] admitted that in his thirty years as a confessor none had escaped him except the elderly and the homely.
In one episode of Three's Company, Jack is pushed by Janet and Larry to sue his new boss because of her sexual harassment. He ends up losing the case because the judge sees his use of cologne and style of dress as "just asking for it", reprimanding him for luring women in to take advantage of them.
Friends: The list of things done by Joey and Chandler is quite extensive. They gave up their apartment in order to see Monica and Rachel kiss for one minute. They often go to great lengths for porn.
The most prominent example takes place in Season 3's episode, "Earshot", where Buffy gains mind-reading powers.
Xander (Thinking): What am I gonna do? I think about sex all the time! Sex! Help! 4 times 5 is 30. 5 times 6 is 32. Naked girls. Naked women! Naked Buffy! Oh stop me!
Buffy: God, Xander! Is that all you think about?
Xander: Actually... bye.
And earlier in the episode:
Buffy: ...and the boys of this school are seriously disturbed.
And Wesley's thoughts, too, centering on Cordelia.
Wesley: I'm a bad man, I'm a bad bad man. *runs away*
In Season 2, when Xander and Cordelia talk their way into the (rather less than) secure munitions storage on the local army base to steal a rocket launcher (partly by telling the guard he wants to show her weapons to get her excited):
Coredlia: Does looking a guns really make you want to have sex?
Jeff: Do you know what would be the best way to wipe out all of humankind if you were a space alien with a special mind-ray? Make all women telepathic. Cos' if they suddenly found out about the kind of stuff that goes on in our heads they'd kill us all on the spot. Man are not people! We are disgustoids in human form. Women think we are normal... like them, cos' we talk to them like normal people: 'Hello, how are you? Haven't seen you in this place before... What type of music do you like?' But all the time in our brains we got the word 'Breasts' on a loop. If we ever lost control for a second we all start shouting: Breasts! Breasts! Breasts!
Steve gets several glorious rants about how All Men Are Perverts And Proud Of It! In the same episode as the title quote Steve is worried because Susan found one of his porn tapes (it was early in their relationship) and that she might think he is some kind of masturbating pervert, to which all three men immediately agree they all are. Steve made it very clear that just because he liked seeing girlflesh in no way meant he was any less dedicated to Susan and their relationship.
An entire episode was devoted to man's inability to refrain from masturbation. Then again, Elaine wasn't much better at abstaining (coming in third place behind Jerry and George). Could it be equal opportunity? Or maybe it has something to do with Elaine being One of the Boys.
Another episode dictated what happened to a man or woman if they abstained from sex for some time. George ends up becoming significantly more intelligent and starts fixing most of the problems in his life along with learning at a great pace, since previously the vast majority of his brain was always thinking of sex, and it was now functioning properly for the first time. He only stops when the Portuguese he learns helps him pick up a hot waitress (he did the math and calculated how rare this opportunity was). Elaine on the other hand gets progressively dumber when sex is no longer involved since women can get sex so easily they take it for granted.
Jerry wrestles with this one in another episode. He's dating a woman who's very attractive but also very dumb and unlikable, and he's debating whether or not to break up with her. He says this inner struggle is like a chess game between his brain and his penis. This leads to a rather humorous visual metaphor
iCarly: One of Carly's prospective dates in an episode wants to do nothing more than make out with her.
Some of Jay Leno's jokes come from this premise. Kevin Eubanks often gets treated as an exception, but in general it's assumed in the jokes that this trope holds.
The Man Show, which is supposed to be about stereotypical guys, includes this trope.
UFO naturally, given the shows' in-your-face Fanservice. In one episode the aliens are using a weapon that freezes time. Straker enters the film studio used to disguise SHADO headquarters and sees an actor permanently "glancing" down the cleavage of the well-endowed actress opposite him. Even The Stoic Straker is apparently not immune — in "Close Up" he uses a sophisticated macroscope to look up the skirt of a posing Lieutenant Gay Ellis. Supposedly it's part of a demonstration on how it's impossible to judge magnification without reference points, but even after he gets the point Straker zooms in for a second look... you're not fooling anyone, you sly dog!
This was overdone in a season of Just Shoot Me!, in which "Kaylee", a Mary Sue character, was added to the cast; and the three main male characters began falling all over each other to try to date her — DESPITE that they all worked in top positions at a Fashion magazine, where supermodels practically oozed out of the woodwork — and with whom Jack (and Elliot) regularly had affairs, and even the geeky Dennis Finch was able to marry a supermodel played by Rebecca Romaijne-Stamos. In contrast, "Kaylee" was rather psychotic, and was fairly average-looking, being short with a heart-shaped face. (See "Hugh Hefner" above).
On The Buses features 1970s style skirt-chasers Jack and Stan.
Daphne: Oh, come on Dr. Crane. It's not as if men have never used sex to get what they want.
Frasier: How can we possibly use sex to get what we want? Sex is what we want!
In another episode, Roz is complaining about how she's been flirting with the guy who regularly sits behind her at professional basketball games, but he doesn't appear to fall into this trope. It gets so bad she begins to worry about whether there's something disfiguring about the back of her head that he can see but she can't. Frasier points out that he might be married, gay, or — inconceivably — attending a basketball game to actually watch the game and not trying to score with women.
In True Blood Sookie Stackhouse is telepathic. She gave up dating because she was tired at hearing all the disgusting things that men were thinking about while she was out with them. One reason she falls for Bill Compton, a vampire, is because she can't hear his thoughts.
It's later invoked when Pam and Sarah are being watched by Mr. Gus' Yakuza thugs who don't speak English, but suddenly perk up when Pam mentions the whorehouse she used to run.
Pam: Oh they understood that.
In Star Trek: Voyager, when the holographic doctor tells another holo-program that he's capable of...intercourse, the other program showed a great deal of interest. Can you guess the "gender" of the two programs? Yes, even holographic men are perverts!
An episode of Chappelle's Show had a parody of What Women Want called What Men Want, where a woman develops the ability to read men's minds. She walks into an elevator, and one by one, every man has some sort of thought about her looks. She's relieved when an eight year old walks into the elevator, and then he turns out to be even worse.
Ryan: Staff just went through all the files, no other red flags. Any dark secrets in here? Esposito: Yeah. Dr. Leeds had a weakness... energy bars. Ryan: (snorts) Esposito: Volunteered at "Doctors International", did pro bono work; the guy's a boy scout. Hell, he didn't even have any porn on his computer. Ryan: That's weird. Esposito: I know.
Kate Beckett: Ahem. What's the deal with men and boobs, anyway? Rick Castle: Biological. We can't help it. Beckett: But doesn't it bother you that they're so obviously not real? Castle: Santa's not real. We still love opening his presents.
And in a later episode there was a catfight between a man's wife and his fiancee... Castle asks to stop for popcorn on the way and Ryan wants him to take pictures.
Hawkeye, Trapper, and Henry in M*A*S*H, and to a lesser extent, Klinger and Radar (although with the latter, it's more wishing than actually doing). Many of the camp visitors, specially in the earlier seasons, confirm the trope as well.
Another episode begins with our heroes eagerly speeding across London to investigate a case involving an unconscious woman in a bikini.
In The Doctor Oz Show, Dr. Oz admits it's true: one guest stated that the reason most men would rather skip the foreplay is because, "to a man, sex is about having your penis touched and waiting to have your penis touched." He agreed with her quite readily.
In one Babylon 5 episode, a female journalist interviewing President Sheridan points out the button-camera next to her cleavage "so that men will look in the right direction".
According to Jeff on Community, the central message of Twilight is all men are monsters who crave young flesh.
Britta asserts the same thing in one of the episodes.
Britta: And you know the reason why we raised more money in 5 minutes of oil wrestling than we did in 2 days of fundraising?
The protagonist of I Just Want My Pants Back begins the show incredibly distraught over not having had sex for six whole weeks. However did he keep from slitting his own throat after Week 1?
Even ABC's generally kid-friendly TGIF block wasn't immune to this trope. Specifically, Family Matters played it straight, with just about every guy Laura dated (except, of course, for Urkel) being a misogynistic pig. Maxine's pre-Waldo love life isn't much better. Even Urkel isn't exempt from this, with the revelation that his locker combination corresponds to Laura's bust, waist, and hip measurements. It borders on Fridge Horror to wonder just how he found that out, not to mention realizing that he must think about that every single time he opens his locker.
Frequently seen on ER. Numerous scenes of the female staff ogling attractive male staff members, patients or relatives of patients are presented as perfectly normal and healthy female lust. But when the genders are flipped, the men made out to be jerks while the women react with disgust at their behavior. An especially bad example occurs when a male doctor is accused of groping a female patient during a breast exam (he didn't, but his attempts to put her at ease by joking about it backfire on him). Without ever hearing the man's side of the story, every woman in sight believes that he assaulted the woman. One even goes so far as to suggest that all male doctors go to medical school solely to have an excuse to ogle and grope women, and all sanctimoniously (and falsely) insist that they have never and would never harbor improper thoughts about an attractive male patient.
Discussed in an episode of The West Wing, similar to a Buffy example above:
Rev. Van Dyke: Show the average American teenage male a condom and his mind will turn to thoughts of lust. Toby Ziegler: Show the average American teenage male a lug wrench and his mind'll turn... C.J. Cregg: Toby!
What's-her-name from season 3 of Prison Break, saying "men are pigs" to avoid explicitly saying that she was gang-raped.
In "Singularity" Jack is revealed to be an amateur astronomer. Carter points out that the telescope on Jack's roof isn't there to spy on neighbors. Jack makes the side comment, "Not at first." Since Jack isn't a conspiracy nut, we can assume that the spying would be only on his female neighbors.
In "Lost City" Jack is speaking in tongues due to having the knowledge of the Ancients downloaded into his head and fills out a crossword with words from the Ancient language. Sam remains skeptical because he also answered "celestial body" with "Uma Thurman".
Logan: I judge not by the color of their skin but by the content of their sweater.
Weevil too. In a flashback in the episode "Plan B", he's wondering why he's still in high school; when he sees a pretty girl walk by, he remembers all of a sudden. Also:
Veronica: (on her cellphone with Weevil) Listen, I'm sending you a picture. (Beat). You wish.
One NCIS: Los Angeles episode has the other team members get surprised when Sam, who is married with two daughters, speaks favorably of a picture of a pair of attractive call girls. He shrugs it off with, "I'm married, not dead."
Nothing in music, nay, not even Lords Of Acid, plays this as unabashedly straight as Tonedeff's song, "Pervert." The lyrics in full are too filthy to reprint, but the chorus goes like this:
You'd better check up on your girl 'cause I'm a pervert.
I'm a pervert, down to do some dirt.
You'd better button up your shirt 'cause I'm a pervert.
I'm a pervert, biggest freak on earth.
You'd better cross your f####### legs 'cause I'm a pervert
The NPR program Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me reported on a Harvard Business School study into the use of social networking. As described by host Peter Sagal: "In an unsurprising finding the lead researcher calls, quote, 'surprising,' the number one thing men do on Facebook is look at women they don't know... Harvard Business School also found that looking at women is the number one reason men read Playboy, watch National Geographic Channel, and open their eyes."
Avenue Q, of course, has the song (and the trope) "The Internet Is for Porn". All the male characters admit to masturbating to Internet porn. Mind, Kate Monster, Christmas Eve, and Lucy the Slut are all pretty lustful themselves, though the play is fairly mum on whether or not they're frequent masturbators.
Best summarized in The Threepenny Opera, in "Die Ballade von der sexuellen Hörigkeit" ("The Ballad Of Sexual Serfdom"):
Und er beginnt nun zu verstehn (And he's starting to understand) Daß ihm das Weibes Loch das Grabloch war. (That to him, a woman's hole has been his grave) Und er mag wüten gegen sich und toben — (And he could resist and rage against himself —) Doch bevor es Nacht wird, liegt er wieder droben. (But before night falls, he's lying right on top again.)
In a freeware game Chick Chaser is this trope, minus all the charms that Leisure Suit Larry had.
Hilariously, you can go through a fair amount of Metal Gear Solid 2 by laying Girly Mags on the floor. The guards almost always stop to look at it. The magazine items continue to appear in subsequent games, but their effectiveness varies.
Women are immune to the magazine in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, making female-guard-filled areas a little more difficult to get through. The "Artist" ability makes male characters immune to magazines. Raikov has this ability, incidentally.
In Elite Beat Agents, white blood cell nurse Cap White attempts to kill a virus. The virus just intends to see her naked, as demonstrated by failing the first section.
Zelos seems like this in Tales of Symphonia. He's a good guy with a good heart underneath, but he still gets a "Casanova" title if he fights with all the female party members at once and a Gigalo title if he (personally) (underpants) talks to every woman in the game ever. So yeah.
Nathyrra in Neverwinter Nights Hordes of the Underdark is almost completely oblivious to this trope. She has trouble figuring out what you are talking about if you ask her if her expression of concern that you might be disoriented by the Underdark constitutes flirting among the drow.
Subverted in Tales of the Abyss. During a short skit in the desert, the female members of the party all express a strong desire to shower as soon as they find enough water, and Luke also starts musing to himself, out loud. All the women immediately start berating him, to his genuine confusion... prompting Jade to make an aside to Guy about his luck that they didn't notice Guy was the one actually drooling at the thought of women showering.
At one point in Final Fantasy VII, you have to split up your party again, which then consists of Aerith, Tifa, Barrett and Red XII. If you choose Aerith and Tifa to come with you, Barrett comments, "Yeah, I thought you'd do that." Thus, the game itself expected the player to follow this trope (Wonder what they're implying about female gamers?)
Also, in Wall Market, some of the men the player talks to are dismissive of or even openly hostile to Cloud. However, talk to these same men after he gets all dolled up and their tune changes.
Final Fantasy VIII plays with this too. At one point in the game, your team has to split up, and Irvine makes a suggestion as to how to split the party: Naturally, he tries to take the two best looking girls for himself.
Most guys in Devil Survivor 2 belong here. Daichi and Joe in particular. The Hero, too, if you play him that way. There's even a part when you can join in a peeping excursion at the girls' medical examinations.
The bard from the 2004 remake of The Bard's Tale was initially reluctant to rescue Princess Caleigh, even when she offered money and power in exchange. He was finally persuaded when she threw in sex to the offer. Plus, the game's tag line is "A quest for coin and cleavage."
Referenced briefly in StarCraft when Kerrigan (a telepath) meets Jim Raynor for the first time and promptly calls him a pig for thinking about her in a dirty fashion. In the novels, we learn that female ghosts have to deal with this issue all the time, Raynor is just more straightforward.
Ar Tonelico 3 has Saki's level 3 Cosmosphere, where Saki is forced to perform a strip show in front of every male, and apparently they are drooling all over her. Lampshaded after The Hero rescues her.
Almost all of the residents of Mogeko Castle are explictedly out to 'play' with Yonaka, considering her a 'highly valuable high school girl!' When she meets the first of the special Mogeko, the Slightly Strange Mogeko, it's noted that what makes him slightly strange is his total lack of interest in her.
From the game Blazblue, we have Nine, who seems to make this trope her personal mantra. She has this, sometimes justified—other times irrational, phobia that men are perverts looking to take advantage of her younger sister Celica. It doesn't help that Celica is a Naïve Everygirl who'll trust anyone she meets. This nearly had her frying Bloodedge alive with fire magic when she thought he was trying to make a move on Celica. And him trying to explain the situation to her doesn't seem to change her mind.
Basically all of the male cast in Higurashi: When They Cry, except arguably Satoshi. Gone so far as to be used as an explanation for why a pro baseball player likes sweets over meat. Keiichi uses this to his advantage, and bribes him to throw a baseball game.
In a more serious example, Rena believes that men are physically unable to resist when a hot woman tries to seduce them... and that's why she hates women who use that to control men.
In Maji De Watashi Ni Koi Shinasai, excluding Cap, all men seem to be perverts. There is even a secret but very popular meeting in one of the routes where many of the students (and at least one teacher) buy more or less risque photographs of girls at the school.
Yo-Jin-Bo. All six bodyguards are some degree of Chivalrous Pervert, even the otherwise classy Bo and the Blood Knight Ittosai. This is purely for comedic purposes — for example, when Sayori reties Jin's belt for him, all of the other guys suddenly claim their belts are loose too (except for Ittosai, who complains that he can't get his loose). Aside from the heroes, there's also Dirty Old Man Yahei, who likes to watch Hatsuhime bathe.
Strong Bad, Homestar Runner's rival. The only reason he started his successful pizza joint, "The Pizz", was so he could attract some hot college girls. He also expects red Jell-O to naturally attract them. Homestar is more concerned about meeting Bill Cosby.
Ghastly's Ghastly Comic, by the nature of the beast. It seems most characters in this webcomic are rather lacking in control over their sexual whims, male or female, and some of the exceptions are male.
Sluggy Freelance. When asked to paint her apartment, Torg painted Zoe's walls with a nude portrait of her. Riff seems to forget all about his quest to stop Aylee once she grows a pair of Non-Mammal Mammaries. Bun-Bun is practically addicted to Baywatch. And that's just the main characters. Supporting characters like Sam or Dr. Schlock often get it a lot worse.
With the notable exception of Mike, Sexy Losers, again by the nature of the beast. (Mike's still a pervert. He's just not interested in sex with anyone but himself.)
In The Order of the Stick, it's a plot point when paladin Miko captures the party. Despite her readily apparent bitchiness, Roy remains continuously attracted to her and remains blind to her continually abrasive behavior. Ironically, it's after he becomes a woman himself and changes back that he does see Miko as more than a love interest. Then, naturally, he goes off on her, having realized how much of a bitch she really is.
Off the whole titular party, Vaarsuvius is probably the only chaste character, having already a mate. Besides Roy, Elan thinks it's a bard duty to seduce female villains (until he gets in a relationship with Haley), Belkar continuously spouts innuendo and treats women like sex objects, and even Durkon had a fling with an evil female dwarf. Haley isn't off the hook either, blatantly ogling or fondling Elan even before they're an item.
Haley seems to cause this. Roy's (dead) father seems to enjoy spying on Haley in the shower, an old halfling colleague enjoys staring at pictures of her in the bath, and the men of the team make her check for traps twice because it's like watching her pole-dance.
Ménage à 3. The main characters are bad enough, but background characters are completely incapacitated if DiDi so much as walks in, let alone when she turns up at a strip club..
Drake and Daniel are probably the only males in Moon Crest 24 to avert this trope.
MegaTokyo: None of the boys in Largo's class object to his demand that everyone take their clothes off, though Largo himself is oblivious to the issue. Played more seriously later, when a vast legion of fanboys obsessively try to get photos of Kimiko's panties; some of them cease this behavior when she calls them out on it, but many of them just continue treating her like a sex idol. Her voice-acting role in an H-Game sure doesn't help.
Played with in the Whateley Universe from time to time. The school has a number of transgender students but only the standard male/female sanitary facilities and a policy that students are supposed to use whatever a person seeing them on the street would expect them to. Phase's ogling of the "real" girls in the showers is something of a running gag. Also, Nikki's glamour works on this principle.
It's also a serious part of Hank's character. He was born a girl, but pretty much acts like this. Played with since everybody in Poe showers is looking, but some of them have more "evidence".
The Starkid musical Me and My Dick begins with the main character personifying this trope.
In the Global Guardians PBEM Universe, the National Enquirer once made an accusation about Ultra-Man, who has X-Ray Vision, using it to scope out "public peep shows" on every woman he passes on the street. Ultra-Man, who grew up in the 30s and 40s and has the manners to match his upbringing, almost leveled the building the tabloid's offices were in out of sheer outrage.
Dana (to Tom): It's just an idea. You don't have to bend over backwards to accomodate me.
Zack: Ooh! Bend over backwards to accommodate me!
Things I need to tell my teenaged daughters about boys explicitly describes all teenage boys attempting to have sex with a young woman as little more than rapists who cannot comprehend the idea that women might actually enjoy sex. Ironically, the list itself makes little reference to the idea a young women might enjoy sex, except for the segments stating that she's probably not going to get it from men, and if she tries to teach him, it probably won't be very effective for very long. It frames all male sexual desire in terms more suitable for a dog in heat. The only way for a woman to get a man to stop trying to have sex with her is apparently to present the very idea as ludicrous. No, she can't simply tell him she's not interested, she has to actively mock the idea that she would ever possibly be. Ironically, the article seems to be written by a man.
However, in both cases, it is nearly unstoppable—and I say "nearly" because the only possibility of getting out clean lies in your ability to generate substantive and believable ridicule. You must be totally disappointed in him. Presuming you're not dating a rapist ... letting your male friend know the prospect of sex with him is a major yawn is probably the best deterrent.
Danny Phantom: Danny and Tucker are definitely perverts. Danny is caught going into the girl's locker room and talks about going in there in one episode. Tucker loiters by the girl's locker room. He even gets in trouble for it in the first episode and he smiles slyly when it's mentioned.
Not just Avery—most any cartoon male, esp. in the forties and fifties, respond that way to women, often to his own detriment. A frequent gag involves whistling upon seeing an attractive (often scantily-clad) girl, be she real or just a picture.
Mostly from adults, but sometimes the children do questionable things too.
Season 14 episode "Sexual Healing" has this as its basic plot, with nearly every man in the world pretending this is not the case and that the rich, successful men who go out and have sex with as many women as possible are suffering from a disease.
It was an alien! Who was also a wizard! He was casting a spell! *eyes dart around at the nearby female companion*
Kenny is all over this trope.
In "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy" the only reaction that the titular news get out of various adult men, including police, is a quiet "...nice!"
In The Lord of the Rings episode, all the boy's fathers are very knowledgeable when it comes to porn, much to their wives' disgust. Subverted somewhat by Mrs. Broflofski and Mrs. Cartman describing a sexual act from the titled movie with unusual accuracy.
A rather mild version of this appears in some Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures shorts; the male cartoon characters can't control themselves around Hello, Nurse! or Minerva Mink. (Amusingly, the female characters also have a tendency to lose control of themselves around good-looking guys.)
Referenced in King of the Hill episode "Aisle 8A", where Connie gets her first period and spends much of it being angry at Bobby. At the end of the episode, he comes by and asks if it's a good time. She says her mother told her not to be alone with Bobby anymore because men only want one thing. Bobby asks if she knows what that thing is, because he's just plain confused.
Relatively subverted in Beavis and Butt-Head, where other than the titular duo, who constantly go one a quest to have sex with other women, other guys seem to be just as annoyed as the women.
Not just the men, but the dogs too apparently in Courage the Cowardly Dog. Courage himself demonstrates this trope after accidentally opening a door and seeing a woman showering behind it. The second time he opens it is on purpose. And he was still a pup when that happened!
Not even Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio is above this; he had no interest in watching Pinocchio's performance... until the French puppets start doing the can-can.