All Men Are Perverts
"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 actually get a peek at women's breasts, they lose all brain function. This trope is often used as an excuse to hand male characters the Idiot Ball. Men will lose all reason, become catatonic, prove unable to think straight, get massive nosebleeds, etc. just because a woman is in a room. If a man shows any amount of interest in a woman, it's assumed to be sexual. This trope is so prevalent that if a male character is not being lecherous around women, he is often assumed to be either gay or a eunuch. A harmful Double Standard, since very rarely are women portrayed as behaving or even thinking this way (for aversions, see All Women Are Lustful). It reinforces the notion that male sexuality is "dirty" and worthy of shame, while female sexuality is depicted as respectful, wholesome and "pure", if it's depicted at all. The darker, more passive-aggressive take on the Dogged Nice Guy may claim to avert this trope to show that he's "not like other guys." 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). Compare and contrast All Women Are Lustful, the now-seldom-seen Distaff Counterpart. Much more common in modern works is All Women Are Prudes which is often paired with this trope and used to support that Women Are Wiser than men. Sometimes paired with All Women Are Vain. 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). Remember, this trope is not about having a perverted character in a show. It is about most or all male characters acting perverted, or women (or men) assuming that all men act perverted.
— Jeff Murdock, Coupling
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- A good example of this 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.
- How many banner ads have you seen for "Hot Sexy Girls in [your area]"?
Anime and Manga
- Nearly every male in Ai Ore, however its mostly on a realistic level.
- 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.
- Berserk, staying true to its dark nature, plays the trope straight and is (mostly) unsympathetic in its depiction of it.
- 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. I.e. he considers himself a pervert, just a repressed and self-hating one.
- 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 his lapse of self-control.
- 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.
- In The Princess' Skirt skit in Castle Town Dandelion, after knowing Akane is bottomless for the day and she would have to use the stairs, all the 10th grade boys stormed out of their classrooms so that they can have a peek on Akane's panties.
- Colorful, where the fanservice-laden environment does nothing to deter this behavior aside from the occasional Megaton Punch.
- 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.
- Daily Lives of High School Boys has a milder example: the three main boys in the show have stolen Tadakuni's sister's underwear at some point.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- High School D×D. We start with Issei of course, but he's definitely not the most perverted guy ever. The only male character who doesn't seem to even be remotely close as a pervert is ironically Vali, his rival.
- 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?
- 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.
- In Maicchingu Machiko Sensei the entire school seems to be perverted towrd the main character. Especially Kenta, who is often the ring leader of the boys and works out several plots to grope, disrobe, or otherwise act pervy to the eponymous Miss Machiko (or their female classmates).
- 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.
- 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.
- Onsokumaru of Ninin Ga Shinobuden has this to say on the subject:
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- While not as sexual (seeing as the show's specifically aimed at children), Brock on Pokémon is notorious for falling head over heels in love for any young woman (read: around his age) he sees, including every Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy. Fortunately, Jessie hasn't noticed her inability to provoke a reaction yet.
- 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".
- All the recurring males characters in Prison School 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.
- Ranma One Half: 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.
- Ranma himself is an aversion of this. While he is often accused of perversion, he rarely ever actually acts in a perverted way. This actually causes several plot complications towards the end of the manga.
- Rosario To Vampire: The main character is one too, but he has much more control over himself than every other male student at Yokai Academy. They constantly lust for the pretty girls in the school, and actually comment on their breasts in public.
- 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.
- 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.
- Urusei Yatsura:
- Ataru Moroboshi. In 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- Deadpool isn't shy about embracing this. In an issue of Cable & Deadpool is asked to rescue his Doppelgänger Agent X by his two girl fridays, to which he responds that he wants four good reasons.
- Kid Flash puts some serious effort into seeing Teen Titans teammates 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.
- In Ultimate Spider-Man Jean Grey congratulates Peter on being the first guy in months to not picture her naked (thus also demonstrating that years of reading people's minds has taught her nothing about how they work, as the immediate result is him doing so).
- 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.
- The Child of Love: Invoked. In this story Asuka gets pregnant with Shinji's baby after an one-night stand. When they are blaming each other Shinji argues she provoked him and Asuka replies he couldn't not want it since he is a guy and all guys are perverts.
- 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"* is.
Commander Steven Hackett: Captain!
Thrass: Hey, I’m bonded, not dead. Look, but don’t touch, eh?
- In The Legend of Total Drama Island, Cody lampshades this when Heather flirts with him.
Cody: [makes a sexual innuendo]Heather: Down, boy! I think we’re getting ahead of ourselves, you little horndog.Cody: Hey, I’m a dude. It comes with the territory.Heather: You do have a point.
- Rosario Vampire: Brightest Darkness: As stated on at least one occasion, just about every boy at Yokai Academy is either a bully, a pervert, or both.
- Fire Emblem Awakening Invisible Ties: In chapter 3, Robin involuntarily drools at the sight of Cordelia, leading to this:
Robin: [thinking] If the concentration of attractive women around here remains so high, I could definitely see myself hanging around for a while.
- 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).
- American Pie: Granted, it's a sex comedy and focuses on that issue, but the sheer lengths the main characters 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 such as male students peeking in on a girl's bathroom.
- 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.
- The Party Animal has a plot that revolves around a young college student desperately trying to lose his virginity, and the incredible lengths he will go to achieve these ends.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: Overlapping with Idiot Ball when 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).
- 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. 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.
- Subverted in Killshot. The mafia girl at the beginning thinks the Professional Killer Blackbird, after finishing his job killing someone else that she was aware of, disturbs her while she's showering because he very blatantly wants to sneak a peek. Instead he shoots her in the head for having seen his face.
- 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."
- X-Men: The Last Stand invokes 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.
- Almost any Paul Thomas Anderson movie. Sexual voyeurism in Boogie Nights, a call to a phone sex line in Punch-Drunk Love, etc. But The Master, with its severely sex-addicted main character, takes the cake.
- 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.
- Introducing Media Studies: a section criticizes the portrayal of women in the media, illustrated by women with comically enormous breasts, and stick-thin limbs. Also in the illustration are two drooling men looking at the women, eyes literally bulging out of their skulls. Paging Double Standard....
- Invoked: Kyra of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl is incredibly paranoid. Her friendship with the male main character comes to an end partially because she believes this (although said character doesn't really fit this trope.)
- 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.
- Jane Rizzoli of the Rizzoli & Isles series seems to think this of every man she meets with the exception of her husband; she's disgusted and disappointed with her partner Thomas Moore when he falls in love with Dr. Catherine Cordell, telling him, "I thought you were different, but here you are, falling for the same thing 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's similarly annoyed with another partner when he becomes attracted to a beautiful witness and basically disgusted with any man with an attractive wife or girlfriend. However, her attitude stems from jealousy—she herself is in love with Moore and hurt that he's never given her a second look and she's resentful of beautiful women because she's plain.
- Every male character in Christopher Moore's Sacre Bleu. Especially Henri.
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.
- Jerin Whistler in A Brother's Price can resist no pretty woman. Every attempt of seducing him is at least halfway successful. As his eldest sister points out, though, this is not entirely his fault - he was raised to never say no to any woman, as the polygamous culture he lives in would fall apart if one of the rare men insisted on being monogamous or even celibate.
- Mentioned by Andre in Futuristic Violence And Fancy Suits when confronted with his former bosses Stripperiffic hologram housekeeper.
Andre: Take a look around the world, girl. Men don't never grow up. Get a bunch of us together with no ladies around and it's all boner jokes and headlocks. Your daddy just had enough money that he didn't have to hide it like the rest of us.
- In one episode of Threes 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 give up their apartment in order to see Monica and Rachel kiss for one minute. They often go to great lengths for porn.
- Parodied on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Xander isn't a pervert but is shown to suddenly think about sex at random intervals. Which, thinking about it, strikes oddly close to home.
- 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?
- Spike has his moments of perversion too, especially in season 5. Highlights include breaking into Buffy's house to sniff articles of her clothing, stealing her panties and ordering a Sex Bot made in her image. When Xander finds out about the Sex Bot, he says that it's every guys dream. Faced by the disapproving looks of the female Scoobies, he says there's too many girls in their group. "I miss Oz. He'd get it. He wouldn't have said anything, but he'd get it."
- The most prominent example takes place in Season 3's episode, "Earshot", where Buffy gains mind-reading powers.
- Coupling *is* this trope.
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. Jerry explains to him that previously, 99% of his brain was always thinking of sex, and that part was now functioning properly for the first time. George decides that he prefers being smart and plans to abstain from sex from the rest of his life... until the Portuguese he learns helps him pick up a hot waitress (he did the math and calculated how rare this opportunity was). After he has sex he immediately reverts back to normal. Elaine on the other hand becomes progressively dumber without sex. Jerry explains to her that because men are so obsessed with sex all the time, women can get sex so easily that 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
- 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 Benny Hill Show, of course. The "Yakety Sax" chases are parodied in this sketch by Ben Elton and Harry Enfield.
- 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 is overdone in a season of Just Shoot Me! in which "Kaylee", a Mary Sue character, is 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 work in top positions at a Fashion magazine, where supermodels practically ooze out of the woodwork— and with whom Jack (and Elliot) regularly have affairs, and even the geeky Dennis Finch is able to marry a supermodel played by Rebecca Romaijne-Stamos. In contrast, "Kaylee" is rather psychotic, and is fairly average-looking, being short with a heart-shaped face.
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.
Pam: Oh they understood that.
- 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.
- An episode of Chappelle's Show has 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.
- "A Death in the Family":
Ryan: Staff just went through all the files, no other red flags. Any dark secrets in here?
- The victim is practically a saint...
Esposito: Yeah. Dr. Leeds had a weakness... energy bars.
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.
- Meanwhile, there's Castle himself, who is unapologetic.
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 is 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.
- "A Death in the Family":
- The Professionals.
- At the end of "Killer With A Long Arm" Cowley catches Bodie and Doyle sniggering over a long range sniper rifle they've captured. He takes a peek through the telescopic sight and sure enough finds it pointed at a scantily-dressed girl in an apartment a couple of miles away. Cowley chews out the shamefaced pair...then corrects their estimation of the girl's dimensions.
- 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: And you know the reason why we raised more money in 5 minutes of oil wrestling than we did in 2 days of fundraising?Annie: Because men are even grosser?Britta: And when we forget that, they win!
- Britta asserts the same thing in one of the episodes.
- 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?
- Family Matters plays 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.
- In The Big Bang Theory, Howard follows the trope closely. Leonard has his moments, including being willing to go to Jennifer Aniston movies just to have sex. Subverted with Sheldon, who finds relationships baffling and repulsive.
- 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 sexuality. 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!
- Used subtly for the odd throwaway joke in Stargate SG-1.
- 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".
- In another episode, Sgt. Siler catches sight of Sam and Vala in street clothes (instead of BDUs) and walks right into a door.
- Logan Echolls on Veronica Mars.
Logan: I judge not by the color of their skin but by the content of their sweater.
Veronica: (on her cellphone with Weevil) Listen, I'm sending you a picture. (Beat). You wish.
- 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:
- 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."
- These are precisely the words said on Amen by Reverend Reuben Gregory after wife Thelma blasts him for his fawning and gushing over his father-in-law's gorgeous new girlfriend (played by Halle Berry, so you can't really blame him). He also frequently displays some Hypocritical Humor along these lines—among the men on the show, he is the first to chastise the others for eyeballing attractive women and making comments about them—before wholeheartedly agreeing with them.
- 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 pervertI'm a pervert, eying up your skirtI said, my mind is in the gutter. I'm a pervert.I can't help it, that's just how I work.
- "Maenner Sind Schweine" ("Men Are Pigs"), a song by Die Aertzte — an all-male band.
- The Cole Porter song "Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love."
- Studio Killers demo of their song, All Men Are Pigs, is exactly what it says on the tin.
- Urban Dance Squad's song "The Devil".
- This Pharcyde lyric:
- Psychostick puts it very simply: "Because Boobs!"
("And some chicks, too!")
- The men in many Frank Zappa songs are quite perverted, especially rock musicians in the presence of groupies, as albums like Chunga's Revenge, Fillmore East, June 1971, Two Hundred Motels, Joe's Garage demonstrate.
- "Je Loopt Je Lul Achterna" ("You Walk Behind Your Dick") by Doe Maar from their album Virus about a man who was adulterous and lost his partner as a result.
- The NPR program Wait Wait Dont 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."
- This trope was mentioned and joked about in one round of Notes And Queries on Im Sorry I Havent A Clue.
Humph: Graeme, this is your question. Is it true that men think about sex every seven seconds?Graeme: That is a complete phallus. ...Fallacy!Tim: There's a woman in the front row who said 'yes'...how would you know?Barry: I didn't hear the question, I was miles away.
- 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.)
- Leisure Suit Larry is all about a man trying to get laid.
- 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.
- In Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence's now-defunct online mode, only canon gay Raikov is immune to the magazine. In MGS4's online mode, not even female PCs are immune.
- 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 Metal Gear Solid 4 you don't even need the magazine; the Metal Gear Mk2 can decloak and flash some risque images on its LCD screen.
- 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.
- Laura's overprotective mother in Gateway II: Homeworld thinks so, despite the girl in question having only met her neighbor Mike within a few days with a simple ride home. Eventually, the mother believes that her only solution to this problem is to kill herself by driving the family car into a telephone pole. Oh, and Mike is who you play as, in case you didn't figure that out by your character's shape.
- 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.
- Kreia in Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords assumes the player (if male) only accepts Visas and the Handmaiden into the party because he might get to have sex with them. Those dialogue trees have some insanely funny Unusual Euphemisms, including such gems as "charge up her loading ramp."
- 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.
- 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 is initially reluctant to rescue Princess Caleigh, even when she offers 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.
- A common occurence throughout the Shadow Hearts franchise, starting from Edward visiting a monastery because he heard the new owner "had quite a lot of harlots" in the first game, Koudelka.
- 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.
- And the other team starts a cult after him, after he says that it's okay to be a pervert.
- 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.
- Waste Of Time shows this off with it's own comic (comic 89, if you're wondering).
- Ghastlys 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.
- Xeus from The Beast Legion isn't exactly a pervert but ends up in this situation in the 300th page of the comic.
- 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.)
- 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.
- El Goonish Shive: Of the three male lead characters, Justin and Tedd are like this. Even gender-bent female characters do this. As for Elliot, though...
Elliot: I fail at perversion.
- Bug wants NASA to know that when it comes to space travel, all anyone cares about is whether the astronauts have sex in space.
- In Something*Positive, even God himself is a pervert who thinks Girl-on-Girl Is Hot and only said homosexuality was a sin so that he would be alerted to lesbian couples having sex to spite him. See here.
- Menage A 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.
- In The Word Weary, Elly's breasts are the recipient of an inordinate amount of attention on a number of different occasions.
- In Sinfest, all men (except Crimney).
- In The Frumps the innocent text "Thinking of you" means something completely different for men.
- To varying degrees, almost all all of the males in ''The Whiteboard]] have made sexually charged comments about female characters, or in the extreme cases attempted to sneak peeks of the women in varying states of undress.
- 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.
- The boys over at That Guy with the Glasses (except That Dude in the Suede). Played with in that All Women Are Lustful is in full force too, the majority of them are feminists, they like playing up the Ho Yay and Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy tends to be a trend.
- Tom from Echo Chamber dates Shannon solely because she is...ahem...talented.
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!
- Also Zack.
- 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.
- TL;DR version: Men are perverts and rapists, that only want to rape girls, and that no women has any interest in sex. EVER. Great essay, guys.
- Discussed and subverted in a Cracked article about how the Media is sexist and bad at math. The article also goes out to disprove All Women Are Prudes at the same time.
- The Adventures of Captain Bucky and his Space Marshals, in Outer Space. The Space Marshals all stare at The Squadette's behind as she bends to look through the Everything Sensor, then quickly straighten up when she turns to face them. Captain Bucky then reaches out to pat her in approval — there's a poorly-edited Smash Cut to her straightening her clothes with an irritated expression on her face, implying the actor did some on-screen sexual harassment.
- College Humor: Deconstructed in the "Every 7 Seconds" videos, which bases itself on the myth that men think about sex every 7 seconds. The guy in question can barely get through a conversation because he's constantly being distracted by sexual phantasies.
- The NSCL isn't above making jokes about his lust for certain female anime characters.
- Tex Avery created the Ur-Example with the wolf in Red Hot Riding Hood — Red ended up as regular character in his cartoons who has this effect on all men. Jessica Rabbit and Hello Nurse are largely homages to Avery's Red.
- 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.)
- 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!
- And in an earlier episode where Courage and Muriel are looking on the internet for a recipe to cure a sick Eustace, Muriel accidentally presses a button on the keyboard and opens another page. Hers and Courage's reaction combined with the accompanying Sexophone heavily imply he was looking at an adult website.
- 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.
- Pretty much every male in Drawn Together is sex-obsessed. Of course, the female characters aren't much better. In sheer number of sexual partners, Foxxy beats everyone until she makes a bet with Toot, who finds a way to have sex with millions of men (against their will).
- Family Guy. Peter and his friends are this but the only who stands out the most is QUAGMIRE.
- 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.
- 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.
- South Park:
- 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*
- In "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy" the only reaction that the titular news gets 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.
- 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.