K.C. Kolowski: So what's the problem?
Lt. Colleen McMurphy: It's not just ME. I slept with one man last night and a different man the night before.
Eh, we're in the middle of a sexual revolution, grab a pike, man a barricade.
A character who is well known for how easy
they are. For sexual contact, that is. This trope is a Double Standard
writ large: when a male character sluts it up, he's usually The Casanova
or a Kavorka Man
, or maybe an Accidental Pornomancer
if they are innocent and aren't actively seeking it out. When a woman does it, time for the most insulting and aggressive adjectives, with "Really Gets Around" as a euphemism.
This sometimes overlaps with being evil
, but is also a staple of sitcoms where it's more used as a simple source of humor. Jokes will usually play on her astonishing number and variety of partners. Often described as man-hungry, easy, loose or fast. In a more rural setting, she is often branded the "village bicycle" (been everywhere and everyone's had a ride...). Expect generous quotations from the Comic Sutra
Compare Good Bad Girl
. Also, Lady Drunk
to have been one of these in her youth. Sometimes overlaps with Ms. Fanservice
. May be Fan Disservice for some
Anything That Moves
is a subtrope, and one of the few cases where a male character will typically be portrayed badly for it. An Ethical Slut
is a specific, more modern subtrope which isn't portrayed negatively. Extreme Omnisexual
is related, for characters that are more
than bisexuals. See also Everybody Has Lots of Sex
for cases where this Trope more-or-less applies to the entire cast of a work.
In Real Life
this is always a subjective topic. Women tend to have more partners in life, but usually don't brag about it because it's socially unacceptable and they will be pigeonholed as a ''slut''. Men tend to have less partners in life, but usually exaggarate the amount because that is what society expects from them
. The same goes for politicians, Hollywood actors, rock stars, sport stars and other media celebrities. Power and wealth eroticize, so they will attract more groupies and lusting fans. On the other hand their reputations are often exaggarated in the popular press or by themselves. The celebrities will be depicted as Bigger Is Better in Bed
or sexual supermen/women while most of them are in reality not that well endowed or that exceptionally great in bed. Similarly most of them are more preoccupied with their jobs, family, traveling and other stuff to be constantly making out. Many rockstars are too exhausted after a concert to immediately get it on with their groupies, for instance.
Even though this trope can be Truth in Television
for some very attractive people most of the time the amount of sex they have is grossly exaggarated. If you have to believe some people they have sex every day of the week and not only that: its always a satisfying experience. As the old saying goes: Money and sex are the topics people lie about the most.
The only real people who without a doubt, undeniably really get around are prostitutes and porn actors.
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Anime and Manga
- Nagi from Otome Kikan Gretel is a Schoolgirl Lesbian version of this trope. She actively tries to seduce her female squad mates and one of her first acts upon meeting the main character Yuu was to subject her to Marshmallow Hell. Luckily for Nagi, it's a Girls Love series so her targets are often receptive.
- Souma from Yuu Watase's Yaoi manga Sakura Gari. He's actually well known for sleeping with pretty much anyone. No, really, this isn't hyperbole. He is the victim of the more sinister version of So Beautiful, It's a Curse with the consequence that 99% of the time, everyone around him is either trying to sleep with him or trying to get him to sleep with them again. If you think this is bad, you should see what kind of childhood he had to endure.
- Axis Powers Hetalia's France epitomizes this trope, with his character being mainly defined by his constant flirting with, undressing of, and feeling up the other nations. Just how successful he is at actually getting farther than stripping them is up to debate though, seeing that most of the other nations show far more interest in keeping their distance from him than anything else.
- Greece might somewhat fit this trope, being said to be the most sexually active country around (surpassing even France), but his promiscuity isn't his main defining character trait unlike with France, so he comes across as more of a sleepy, laidback, somewhat spacey cat lover who just happens to be really good at getting laid. Add to that the fact that canon has shown him expressing sexual/romantic interest in only Japan so far, and it shouldn't be too much of a surprise that fanworks don't really emphasize this trait of his as much as for France who is way more blatant and showy about it.
- In fact, pretty much any and every nation can fall into this trope in fanworks that equate all forms of international relations with the sexual kind.
- In the Full Metal Panic! novels, when Leonard's first mentioned, he's shown to be a rather loose playboy that sleeps around. Over the phone, he's heard to have had sex with a woman with a high nasal voice.
- Yamada from B Gata H Kei wants to become this, intending to get 100 sex friends in high school. The Tsundere mixed signals she sends out and her own sexual insecurity have so far prevented this, as will probably the genuine feelings for Kosuda she developed.
- Chika seems to be this. It is extremely heavily implied (especially in the manga) that she has sex with those boys that give her gifts, and there are quite a lot of them. Averted, she later admits she is still a virgin.
- Kirche of Zero no Tsukaima is heavily implied to be this in her introduction in the light novels. Later descriptions pertaining to her muddy this idea, which suggests that Kirche just likes to string guys along and doesn't let just anyone see her goods, nor will she go after anyone whom another girl considers "her treasure," as she has no intentions to die over another girl's boyfriend.
- In Heaven's Lost Property, Tomoki's grandfather claims he slept with about 43 million women. Now he phrases this as that he only needs to sleep with 2,957,272,615 more woman to sleep with every woman in the world.
- Iono from Iono the Fanatics is the queen of a kingdom with a harem of "ladies in waiting" numbering in the thousands, and is still searching for more!
- Shizuru from Mai-Otome is another lesbian version. She's very devoted to Natsuki, but Nat-chan is far from her only partner, and when she's late coming home from an investigation, everyone assumes she just found a pretty girl on the way back.
- Cross Marian from D.Gray-Man is as notorious for being a ladies man as he is for leaving his bills for poor Allen. Probably has at least 10 partners in every city he goes to.
- Panty from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt lives for this. If the frequent displays of her sexcapades aren't enough, she sets the ambitious goal of copulating with a thousand men on Earth before returning to heaven. Needless to say, this drew irk from the heavens, and her promiscuity eventually works against her favor, if only temporarily. In the end, the solution to her problem? Have even more sex.
- In Hanjuku Joshi, Mari gains a reputation for being promiscuous with boys. It turns out that she sleeps around because every guy she has sex with leaves her feeling underwhelmed, which in turn is because she's a closeted lesbian.
- Mitsumasa Kido of Saint Seiya was revealed in the manga to be the birth father of all 100 boys he sent off to train as saints. Add in the law of averages for producing female offspring and boggle at how many women this old guy had in span of about five years.
- In Code Geass, Emperor Charles Zi Britania has 108 wives. All are royalty, and obviously many have born him children. In fact, the protagonist's mother was his fifth wife and very cunning in her own right, and Lelouch was the 17th born (and 11th boy) in the family. Think about that. 108 wives, who bore an indeterminate (with eighteen as the lowest possible guess) number of kids, all competing for the throne, many with genius level intelligence, many chessmasters, several downright ruthless, in a family that rules the society based on survival of the fittest. Yikes, Charles, couldn't you keep it in your pants?
- It comes into perspective when you realize Nunnally is 87th in line for the throne. In other words, she must be Charles' 87th child. Now, keep in mind the age difference between Lelouch and Nunnally is only 3 years. This means that between their births, he produced 70 other children.
- In Happy Yarou Wedding, Todou used to and it earned him the nickname "King of the Night" as well as got him kicked out of his dad's house. Yuuhi is implied to have a pretty long string of girlfriends as well, who he dated simply because they asked.
- Gildartz from Fairy Tail, listing several women when trying to figure out who he slept with to father Cana.
- Minako from Sailor Moon, sort of: she falls in love almost continuously (in Codename: Sailor V Artemis even congratulated her for 1000th first love, and the series Dragon-in-Chief remarked she used to do the very same thing in her previous life), but the boys she falls in love with never loves her back, with the greatest examples being Higashi-senpai (from the Codename: Sailor V manga, notable for suggesting Minako to wear her head ribbon and being the first youma killed by Sailor V), Kaitou Ace (Sailor V manga again, he's actually Danburite, the series Big Bad and possibly Minako's true love in the manga), Alan (from the anime. Minako loved him, but presented him to her best friend in London, and they fell in love with each other), Hawk's Eye and Tiger's Eye (villains she fall in love with at the same time and attempt to involve in a threesome, but they were playing with her feelins. Sailor Venus opened a can of whoopass on them later), and Kou Yaten (anime only. And a woman in disguise). No wonder why Minako in the manga stopped having recorded 'first loves' after she killed Danburite and, later in the series, flat-out admitted having renounced to men...
- Devil Hunter Yohko: Sayoko Mano was sexually active as a teenager and gave up her virginity at age 15, which is when she became pregnant with Yohko. Which is also the reason the Devil Hunter power couldn't be passed onto her. A fact which her mother, Madoka, constantly berates her for; especially since Sayoko continues to sleep around and actively encourages Yohko to do the same. Thankfully, Yohko followed her grandmother's example instead and retained her virginity until she became the 108th Devil Hunter.
- Rune Soldier Louie: Sometime before she became the head priestess of the Mylee Shrine, Jenny had to serve Rijarlnote , who was her sworn "champion". And according to legend, he was great and valiant man who accomplished great deeds... but the rest of the country didn't know him like she did. While he never slept with her, he was a womanizer who had so many lovers, that Jenny lost count. So she was surprised to hear Melissa say she had hoped to serve a "true" hero, as she once had.
- In the Progress side-story "Luna vs. The Facts Of Life", Princess Celestia has really gotten around. It started when she sought comfort in physical pleasure after having to seal her sister away. She has claims to have given birth to, among others: Shadowfax, Arion, Hengroen, Epona, Widow Maker...
- In Beating the Heat, Granny Smith reveals that she did this when she was young. Also, Fluttershy when in heat.
- A Brief History of Equestria reveals that Commander Hurricane was this. It's estimated that 1-in-7 pegasi alive today are descended from him.
- In Hivefled, Eridan's potential matesprit Preosh originally dated him out of sympathy because "everyone fucked him, but nobody liked him".
- Several characters show this in Diaries of a Madman, but in particular the protagonist Navarone. Slightly differently from the norm in that he does this as a coping mechanism for the psychological trauma he receives over the course of the story, and several characters call him out on this repeatedly.
- Several Harem Fanfics in Naruto feature the title Character as this.
- In the fanfic The Light Never Goes Out, Pinkie Pie has really gotten around over 200 years, to the point that nearly half of the ponies in Ponyville by that time can directly trace back to her.
- In the Tomb Raider (2013) fanfic The Camera Loves You, Sam has, according to Lara, "done absolutely everything" regarding sex. Her constant stream of boyfriends is a source of considerable annoyance to Lara.
- In The Mandatory Marriage Contract Fic Harry constantly refers to Mandy Brocklehurst as "Broomstick Brocklehurst" and at one point mentions that according to his info on her she spends more time out of her knickers than inside them.
Films — Animated
Films — Live-Action
- James Bond, naturally.
- Every character ever played by Mae West. Also, Mae West.
- Rae (Christina Ricci) in Black Snake Moan. Justified since she's a nymphomaniac with deep-seated issues, but...
- Liane in Cannibal The Musical (metaphorically)
Packer: How does it feel to be riding my horse?
Frenchy: Come off it Packer; everyone in this town has ridden your horse
- Danielle, the title character in Dirty Girl, as you'd expect from the title. In her case, it's more hatred of men, and the need to dominate them, that drives her actions. We're talking deep-seated Daddy issues, here.
- Star Trek (2009). Kirk is in bed with Uhura's Orion roommate, who tries to hide him when Uhura returns unexpectedly, as she'd promised to stop bringing men back to their quarters. A startled Kirk (who has quite a reputation himself) asks her how many men she's brought back before he's shoved under the bed. In the novelization, when Uhura learns who her roommate has been sleeping with, she tells her just how many of his classmates Kirk has actually bedded, including some who were allegedly "not even humanoid". He doesn't try to deny his profligacy, and merely states that they were all humanoid... he thinks.
- Dante's reaction to learning this in Clerks:
Dante: Thirty-seven! My girlfriend's sucked thirty-seven dicks!
Customer: ...in a row?
- Ironically, Dante was worrying about his girlfriend's past despite her being completely faithful to him while Caitlin Bree, whom he was obsessing over and trying desperately to get back during the entire film, cheated on him multiple times with various people, including Alyssa Jones back when they were dating.
- DEBS. Dominique, the French member of a team of crime-fighting schoolgirls, has a different boy every night. She wears the shortest skirt of the group.
- Samantha Cole in Liar Liar.
Fletcher: After all that, your husband wants to deny you a fair and equitable share of the marital assets based on one single act of indiscretion.
Fletcher: Seven single acts of indiscretion.
- Rhonda in Muriel's Wedding. When she find out that she has a spinal tumor, she asks "It's not from having too much sex, is it?"
- Hot Fuzz. PC. Doris Thatcher is implied to be this ("I could have given you the tour. I've been around the station a few times") though it could simply be her habit of making constant double entendres.
- In 42nd Street, Ginger Rogers' character is called "Anytime Annie." Apparently, "She only said no once, and that was 'cause she didn't hear the question."
- In Bowfinger, Heather Graham is an aspiring actress who sleeps with everyone in the film production to upgrade her role. In the end, she's with "one of the most powerful lesbians in Hollywood."
- Steve Martin, who wrote the script, based the character on Anne Heche, who also appeared to hook up with people to further her career. She was involved with Martin himself, and at the time of the film's release was dating Ellen Degeneres, a powerful Hollywood lesbian.
- Best in Show: While preparing their terrier Winky for the dog show, Gerry and Cookie Fleck keep running into guys that Cookie has slept with (all before her marriage to Gerry, to be fair; not that that makes things any less awkward).
- Peter Quincy Taggart in Galaxy Quest is this, as a parody of Star Trek's James Kirk; The fictional actor who plays him, Jason Nesmithnote was notorious for sleeping with every female extra he could get his hands on, but by the time of the film, he's long past being a sex symbol to anyone but his die-hard fans, and seems to be leading a rather lonely and borderline-alcoholic existence. He rekindles his failed relationship with Gwen by the end of the movie.
- Aidan in Remember Me has really gotten around to the point where he proudly tells Ally that he's slept with a girl of every race possible. This includes Eskimo apparently.
- John Tucker and also Beth.
- This is part of The Reveal in Color of Night. It turns out that Rose was having sexual relations with most of the people from the group therapy.
- In Silver Linings Playbook, Tiffany becomes a self-confessed (and a bit ashamed) slut after her husband's death. The apex being sleeping with everyone in her office (11 people, some of them female and enticing), leading to her dismissal.
- Black Dynamite is first shown in bed with five different women, and has apparently gotten around quite a bit, considering the number of illegitimate children he has.
- Boner Garage (as implied by her nickname) from We're the Millers. When she finds out that she's now expected to have sex with the customers, she's excited about it.
- Sheeni's roommate, Taggarty from Youth in Revolt. She takes photos of the guys she sleeps with, pins them on her bulletin board, and gives them grades.
- The female protagonist in Nymphomaniac is a sex addict and the bulk of the movie consists of a review of her many sexual encounters.
- In The Erratical Saga, Ariel has a harem of 4,294,967,295 girls and latest update by Kasenfanboy24000, he said Ariel has an infinite amount of girls.
- In Dune there are the Bene Gesserit, a secret society of women who seduce men in order to be impregnated by them for millennia-long breeding programs. However, at least a few of these settle down with (and are genuinely fond of) the men they're required to breed with, and their status as Bene Gesserit is quite open (e.g. the mothers of both Paul Atreides and Miles Teg).
- Later Dune books have the Honored Matres, who are so good in bed that the experience acts as an addictive narcotic. In contrast to the Bene Gesserit end of improving the human condition, this is quite openly about ruthless, selfish control, and philosophically at least, the Bene Gesserit have nothing but contempt for them (to the point where their epithet for the Honored Matres is 'whore').
- Then, Duncan Idaho learns how to do it too, and passes the secrets on to a secret organization of men, leading to a shadow war were most battles are about who can out-nookie whom. The blowback from his very existence leads to the sterilisation of Arrakis by whole-surface nuclear bombardment, which (for various reasons) was what the Bene Gesserit both wanted and needed to happen.
- Apparently, Nanny Ogg from the Discworld novels was like this in her youth, in stark contrast to her Celibate Hero friend Granny Weatherwax. And despite being at least in her sixties, Nanny still retains some aspects of this.
She had had many husbands, and had even been married to three of them.
- Implied and then mocked Dora Wilk Series. As a succubus-like witch, Dora had to really get around to get energy she needed to live. After events of book one, she doesn't have to, but she already has a reputation, so in the next books the gossips are that she slept with everybody she met with, including her Guardian Angel, two archangels, Lucifer, Baal, Angel of Death, local vampire lord, local Alpha and her subordinate vampires. None of this is true - she sleeps with exactly two people during the series.
- In the book of The Love Boat, Geraldine Saunders tells the tale of a woman passenger who had a mission to sleep with every male member of the crew, including the captain. She did it, too.
- Ron Weasley is concerned about Ginny having this reputation in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, due to how many boyfriends she's had. Although there's nothing to imply that she's ever gone beyond kissing with any of them.
- In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the Zeltrons tend to have this as their hat. Justified somewhat in that they're a society of empaths with some pretty potent pheromones, and it's in their best interest to see everyone — natives and guest alike — are having a good time.
- A non-humorous example in the Belgariad. The primary source for Angarak sacrifices to Torak are the Thulls. Pregnant women are not sacrificed. If a Thull woman wants to keep her heart inside her body, she does everything (or should that be everyone) she can to get pregnant if she isn't currently showing baby bump.
- This is to some extent Truth in Television: in English common law until the early 20th century, for example, a woman convicted of a capital crime could get a stay of execution if she were pregnant, and there were men who earned money as "child-getters" as a result.
- Prince Genji in The Tale of Genji. Actually just about every named and unnamed character in Tale of Genji. Seeing as this is Heian Japan this is also Truth in Television.
- Lalage in Rudyard Kipling's poem Rimini: Marching Song of a Roman Legion of the Later Empire.
left Rome for Lalage's sake,
By the Legions' Road to Rimini.
She vowed her heart was mine to take
With me and my shield to Rimini.
(Till the Eagles flew from Rimini.)
And I've tramped Britain, and I've tramped Gaul,
And the Pontic shore, where the snowflakes fall
As white as the neck of Lalage — As cold as the heart of Lalage
And I've lost Britain, and I've lost Gaul,
And I've lost Rome, and worst of all, I've lost Lalage!
- This trope is a staple of many of Robert A. Heinlein's female (and male) characters, as many of his works imply (or flat out state) a belief in a Free-Love Future, not to mention Eternal Sexual Freedom. Some specific female examples include Friday Jones (of Friday), Star (of Glory Road), and Maureen Johnson Long (of Time Enough for Love and To Sail Beyond the Sunset).
- Jason Stackhouse in The Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries. He has slept with almost every available woman in Renard Parish. He got in trouble the first book because he slept with most of the women who were murdered by a serial strangler. He did settle down a little with Crystal Norris once he became a Were-Panther.
- Janea in Special Circumstances is almost completely unhindered in seeking intimate company, and has shown no feelings of shame over it.
- Colonel Aureliano Buendía in One Hundred Years of Solitude had 17 sons
- Real Men Don't Eat Quiche contains a quiz to determine how much of a Real Man the reader is. One of the question is this:
How many women have you slept with in the past year?Answer
C. over 1000
- Conan the Barbarian is usually depicted as having many lovers. Whether he qualifies as a Pornomancer or a Chivalrous Pervert is very much Depending on the Writer.
- Diana Ladris from Gone states that she had this reputation before The FAYZ, and implies that it was not wholly unfounded.
- The gods from Percy Jackson and the Olympians have enough children between them to have two ARMIES, and make up the core of the enemy. True, some are just descendants, and some are far more than others (For example, Posiedon in the present day only has one child....human child anyway, while Ares has over a dozen, and there are gods who don't have any). It helps to be omnipresent....
- Piper doesn't want to think about how she happens to have a dozen sisters and half as many brothers all within five years of her own age. But then their mom is Aphrodite.
- In his book I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, Tucker Max recounts that he has easily had hook-ups in the "triple-digits", and estimates that he stopped remembering names somewhere around the 80-mark. Almost all of his stories have him being hit on by (and sleeping with) multiple women within the course of a day or so.
- Frostflower and Thorn begins with the warrior Thorn trying and failing to guess which of her many sexual partners got her pregnant. Free sex seems to be a part of warrior culture from what we see in the book.
- In Circle of Magic, Briar fits this trope once he grows up. While he's never shamed for the amount of sex he has (and is portrayed as being very responsible with his partners, never leading them on and always using protection), neither does he fit the Cassanova stereotype. Briar uses sleeping partners as a way of coping with severe PTSD and nightmares, and his close family try to convince him to seek out proper help instead.
- The Age of Fire series has Imfamnia. First she's betrothed to NiVom, but this arrangement ends when she and Tighlia frame NiVom for assault. Then she becomes the mate of SiDrakkon (her great-uncle by marriage), and after his death she becomes the mate of SiMevolant — her brother. After SiMevolant's fall from power forces her to flee the Lavadome, the other dragons begin calling her "the Jade Queen" — "Jade" being the draconic slang term for "mistress".
- Elsabeth Soesten, especially according to Hieronymus. Not that he's any better about it.
- Willowpelt from Warrior Cats had been with three different toms altogether: Patchpelt (her own brother, though it might NOT be true), Tawnyspots, and Whitestorm.
Live Action TV
- Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves has a few such characters. Most notably Rasmus, who manages to get around a lot while being in a loving relationship.
- Oliver Queen lives up to the tradition in Smallville. The wiki has this to say:
- Lionel does as well, as he's been with many women and has two illegitimate children. (Lucas and Tess.)
- In-universe characters accuse Tess herself of this, but it doesn't really work, as during the course of her three years on the show we only see her with three men- one an ex-boyfriend, one a guy who she's trying to manipulate, and one example of Pair the Smart Ones that was entirely the fault of magic-spiked champagne that got both of them instantly blackout drunk (neither of them knew it was spiked when they drank it, so it really is not even remotely the fault of either of them). It actually kind of seems like her habit of trying to flirt her way out of trouble (when beating them to a pulp won't work) is just misinterpreted by the other characters.
- Gangster's daughter Kayley White, Tony Stonem and possible his sister Effy in Skins.
Michelle: Cassie's great in the sack, as long as she's not hungry.
Sid: Says who?
Michelle and Tony: Everyone.
- In The O.C. Marissa Cooper's boyfriend Luke Ward has sex with everyone according to the character Holly.
- iCarly: Rebecca Berkowitz, according to Fanon. It's implied for her in iSpeed Date. Sam's mother also dates a lot of different men, every episode.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Outrageous Okona" has a male version: Captain Thadiun Okona. Although he is only a one shot character, appearing only in this episode, having sex with tons of women crewmembers is pretty much what he does through most of the episode (it is also implied he does Counselor Troi).
- The Enterprise-D visits the planet Edo in the first season:
La Forge: Neat as pins, ultra-lawful; and they make love at the drop of a hat.
Yar: Any hat, sir.
- Though there's also the original, and possibly the most famous, Captain Kirk. Interestingly Kirk's reputation is actually somewhat exaggerated — he shows interest in a lot of women over the course of the show, but only actually has sex with a few of them.
- Marlena in the Mirror Universe episode "Mirror, Mirror" pretty much states outright that she's willing to sleep her way to the top — when Normal Universe Kirk refuses to sleep with her she threatens to find someone who will.
- Intendant Kira. Though she went yet a step further. And tried to go a step beyond that when she met Prime!Kira.
- Having lived for 350 years and seven lifetimes, Dax actually got around a lot (she once confessed to have spent time with Dr. McCoy while he was at Ole Miss—as Emony Dax). She was married six times and had five children as a mother and four as a father. However, Curzon Dax was never married or had any children, but was widely known to chase after everything that was female and mostly humanoid.
- The Mirror Universe episode in Enterprise "put the ho back in Hoshi" (as the producers put it), with the cute Asian ensign jumping from the bed of one officer to another as it suits her advantage politically. T'Pol even snarks at her over it during their knife fight. This is a carry-on of the "Captain's Woman" in the first Mirror Universe episode, who flat out admitted to doing the same thing to survive in that Dog Eat Dog world.
- Riker seemed to get around as well. He even ran out of full females and broadened his horizons to include an androgynenote .
- Frasier from Frasier. The most common plot was that Frasier had a new lover and there's a problem with the relationship.
- His coworker Roz Doyle takes this even further, with her active sex life the subject of regular jokes. At one point she tells Frasier about a bar named "The Sure Thing", to which Niles says "How flattering. They've named a bar after her." When Sam Malone from Cheers meets her in "The Show Where Sam Comes Back," they flirt with each other, causing Frasier to muse:
Oh, boy. Just look at the two of you face to face. I imagine wild animals all over the Northwest are lifting their heads, alerted to the scent.
- Sam and Roz finish their "duet":
Roz: Well, if you need any company, give me a call. Here's my number. (gives Sam a business card)
Sam: Well, thanks. That's a snazzy card.
Frasier: Yes, it glows in the dark.
Roz: So do I.
- Jordan Sullivan of Scrubs. Notably this doesn't bother her ex-husband Dr. Cox. In fact, he was happy to ask all the doctors present to raise their hands if they had slept with her in the year or so that they were split up. Everybody, including every woman, raises their hands (J.D. does so behind his then-girlfriends back).
- Also Julie Keaton the pharmaceutical representative on Scrubs.
- Elliot sort of had such a reputation applied to her, beginning in the second season. Whether it's Apropos or not is debatable; it was originally the result of a one-night stand with a surgeon, who shared the details with everyone he knew.
- The Todd comes out of the closet. Not as gay, nor even bisexual. He comes out as The Todd. He becomes aroused at anything, even the concept of not being aroused!
- Dean from Supernatural. As mentioned elsewhere on the wiki, he's such a slut that his actor has joked that the character whores himself out. And yet he's probably the only one on this list to, in his own words, have been "re-hymenized" having come Back from the Dead.
- Jenna from 30 Rock defaults to using her "sexuality" to resolve any problem.
- Starbuck, in the new Battlestar Galactica. She gets all the guys, including 2 of the Cylons, and doesn't give them much of a choice.
- Baltar slept with an angel, 3 out of the 5 female Cylon models (2 of those simultaneously, and 3 different versions of one of them [not simultaneously]), as well as numerous human women. Even more so since he gained his harem. Seriously, Roslin called it his 'nymph squad'. And plenty of fans would point to his interactions with Gaeta as an example, especially since the webisode reveal that shows Gaeta, at least, has no objection to homosexual romance.
- Captain Jack Harkness from Doctor Who. So much so, he apparently once got pregnant. When he was introduced, the Doctor admitted that when Humans achieve real space travel, our hat is that we are everywhere and have sex with everything. Which is backed up by several scenes including a Human woman who not only married a literal Cat person, with a complete coat of fur, but actually gave birth to a litter of kittens. And the cat person finds it odd that the two Humans who live next door are an elderly lesbian couple. Proved further when James Marsters comes back from Jack's time in Torchwood and acts the same way, casually commenting on how horny someone's poodle is making him.
- Caroline In The City: This is pretty much the only memorable characteristic of Annie Spedaro.
- Lauren, Tina, & Vince from What I Like About You. The expected Double Standard is inverted, though; Lauren & Tina's... openness...is played mostly for laughs, whereas Vince's is a major source of Wangst for Holly.
- Arrested Development: Subversion — Lindsay would love to be this character, but she "can't give it away."
- Barney from How I Met Your Mother. As of Season 6, he has over 230 conquests and counting.
Ted: You should be proud. You should be tested, but you should be proud.
- While all the characters on Sex and the City are, ahem, fairly well-traveled, it's Samantha Jones who best exemplifies the trope. In fact, when she went to get an STD test, the doctor asked her how many partners she'd had. Long pause... "I'm counting." Long pause... "This year?"
- "Hotlips" Houlihan on M*A*S*H; an early Running Gag was that even while she was dating Frank Burns, she still had side projects going with various Generals. After she dumped Ferret-Face, she was briefly faithful to her husband, then after the divorce went back to making the rounds.
- And there's Hawkeye, who at least flirts with all the males while sleeping with (nearly) all the women. In the later seasons, this was somewhat deconstructed, with it being seen as pathetic instead of Casanova-like.
- Aneka from Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire. In one episode, when asked by a cyclops if she's ever been with one, the following exchange occurs:
Krod: "Um"?! That's not an automatic "No"?!
- Brian Kinney, dear lord, Brian Kinney from Queer as Folk. Even when he supposedly has a steady boyfriend, he's still sleeping with as many men as he can.
- Laurie Forman from That '70s Show.
Hyde: (To Kelso) You call that "Going where no man has gone before?" That's going where every man has gone before!
- Blackadder mentions Jane "Bury me in a Y shaped coffin" Harrington, who goes like the privy door when the plague's in town.
- She did Blackadder. AND Baldrick. That says everything that can be said about her standards.
- Kelly Bundy on Married... with Children.
Bud: Any chair she sits in is an easy chair!
- Supposedly, Peg was like this too before she married Al.
- Babylon 5:
- Before her relationship with Dr. McDreamy stabilized, Meredith Grey of Grey's Anatomy was in the habit of getting drunk and picking up random men for one night stands. In fact, that's how she met Dr. McDreamy in the pilot episode.
- Monty Pippin from Keen Eddie is the sluttiest character on the show (and that includes the "40-Year-Old Slut Who'll Do Anything For Money"). Eddie repeatedly disparages Monty for his lifestyle and tries to warn him of the consequences, but Monty never takes it seriously.
- The Golden Girls: Blanche Devereaux's frequent liaisons with quite a few different men are one of the most prominent running jokes in the series. The negative implications of this trope when applied to female characters are somewhat subverted, however, by her friends' usually tolerant reactions and her often being portrayed as having a clearly defined code of conduct in terms of who she dates, a responsible attitude towards safe sex and genuine feelings for her (many) romantic interests. (Blanche was also clearly very faithful to her husband when he was alive, and was infuriated when she learned in one episode that he had cheated on her at least once.)
- Brittany from Glee: "You're pretty much the only guy in this school I haven't made out with, because I thought you were a capital G gay... but now that you're not, having a perfect record would mean a lot to me, so let me know if you wanna tap this." And she says it so sweetly and innocently, too. And apparnetly she does this with everyone in the school. Girls, boys... and Mr. Kinney, the janitor...
- For a non-sexual example, the Kamen Rider franchise has the Rider Gears from Faiz and the Ixa Belt from Kiva, each of which is used by at least six separate characters. Additionally, Den-O's Momotaros and Urataros, despite having a contract with the main character, possess a wide variety of people over the course of their series and its movies, which cross over with other Kamen Rider worlds.
- Red Dwarf doesn't offer a lot of opportunity, but when it does...
Debbie: No offence, but you're not exactly Mr. Difficult-to-Pull, are you? Talk about a pushover!
Dave: Oh, that's rich, coming from Miss Yo-Yo Knickers!
- In fact, since everybody on the show is so much like this, having Kochanski from another universe turn out not to be is an obvious double standard used for laughs.
- In fact in fact, "Miss Yo-Yo Knickers" used to be the name of this trope, but (a) it's not female only, and (b) next to nobody could figure out how to parse it to make a link, with the dash and all.
- And of course, Ace Rimmer, (the alternate universe Captain America style alternative to Arnold Rimmer) makes everyone around him act like this, even straight men.
- Rimmer's mother is known to have had affairs with Rimmer's best friend's dad and her husband's brother, with implied further relationships. Initially, Rimmer was in denial about this, claiming she was "very prim, very reserved", but in a later episode, when Holly and Kryten became upset that they'd "never had a mum", he retorted "You can all have mine. Everyone else did."
- Sawyer from LOST. At least for the first few seasons. He is never once shown with another woman in the original timeline after Juliet's death.
- Reba has Barbra Jean, whose affair with Reba's ex-husband ended up in her pregnancy and marriage with said ex-husband, being this prior to the said affair.
- Joey is the obvious example from Friends; however, Phoebe tends to reveal many unexpected sexual escapades at the most random times as well. This is addressed in season 9, when Ross notes that she's well into her thirties, and still hasn't had a long-term relationship.
- Also in season 9, when Rachel tells Phoebe about how Ross flirted with a store clerk, she says he's "picking up some shop girl at Sluts-R-Us". Phoebe pauses for a moment, then asks, "Is that a real place? ...Are they hiring?"
- It's also hinted Rachel was like this in high school.
- Al Calavicci of Quantum Leap. As Sam Beckett put it, with only slight exaggeration if what Al says is to be believed, he was "a practicing pervert at the age of five." Fortunately, there's a lot more to the guy than that, even it isn't immediately apparent.
- Despite being well into her fifties, Rose from Keeping Up Appearances has no trouble getting men...especially the married kind.
- Phoebe Halliwell, from Charmed. To the extent that her high school nickname was "Freebie."
- Also Paige. The difference is that Phoebe, at least in her high school days, had a reputation for stealing boyfriends, and even on the show some of her relationships are questionable. Paige is more of an Ethical Slut, with some relationships explicitly being Friends with Benefits.
- Angela Montenegro of Bones has a lot of sex, to the point that it was a big deal when she decided to stop for a few months. Brennan isn't exactly chaste either, especially in the first two seasons. Interestingly, neither of the women gets slammed by the plot for liking sex, although Bones was justifiably called out for dating two men at once without telling either about the other.
- Hodgins seems to have an active history as well, though that's more an Informed Ability.
- Ben from the BBC's mini-series Dis Connected. It's something of a subversion as despite Ben's obvious physical appeal (he's played by Bradley James) all the female characters that are portrayed with any kind of substance are very vocally not interested in him.
"Listen you little panty-sniffer. You ever touch me again, I'll break your fingers."
"You are such a little slut!"
- Adrian and Ricky on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The double standard is played pretty straight here as the other characters and fanbase are harsh with Adrian and more understanding with Ricky. Although this may be due to the fact that his father sexually abused him as a child.
- Ros, the prostitute from Game of Thrones. She has slept with basically anyone she encounters; in the first season there is not a single scene with her in which she keeps on all her clothes, and often is completely nude. She gets to wear more clothing in the second season, though returns to the status quo by the finale.
- Once this character not found in the books arrives in King's Landing, her true role is revealed: to be nude, often engaging in sex, in the same scene as one of Littlefinger's long monologues (Thus Fanon coined the term "Sexposition".
- Sylar from Heroes, oddly enough. He's hooked with Elle, Maya, and Lydia, and he's kissed Claire and Angela. He also used his time in Parkman's head to hook up with Parkman's wife. However, Sylar is a deeply unhinged Serial Killer...Elle died at his hands, he shot Maya in the heart, Claire stabbed him in the eye, and he kissed Angela just to creep her out and piss off Peter.
- Kate from The Drew Carey Show has a reputation for being... well... kind of a slut, and it's something her friends often tease her about. In one episode it's revealed that her nickname in high school was "Give It Away Kate" because she was so easy.
- In I, Claudius:
- Messalina takes this to absurd levels. She triumphs over a prostitute in a day-long mano-a-mano sexual contest. The event is taken from Tacitus annals, in which he accuses pretty much every Roman Empress of being either this trope, a poisoner, a scheming harpy, utterly amoral, or some combination of the above.
- Lily Kane from Veronica Mars was known to have been in overlapping sexual relationships with at least three men in the months leading up to her murder. All three are suspects.
- Penny from The Big Bang Theory is often called out by Sheldon for the number of men she's slept with, although she does show some resentment on being considered promiscuous. Early on in the series she mentions that after a bad break-up she will turn to the nearest guy for a weekend of sex, but that she specifically doesn't enjoy it when it's over. Within the series itself it seems that she prefers a monogamous relationship but that doesn't mean she isn't dating a new guy every couple of episodes, as her relationship with Leonard became romantic and progressively more serious this trait has fallen away. Her bouncing around from guy to guy was more indicative of her tendency to go for pretty-boy jerks.
- Recurring character Leslie also shows signs of this. She has mentioned both "using sex as a stress-relief" and "waking up on a strange futon with a bunch of people [she] doesn't know."
- Sheldon's mom is a religious fanatic in the present, but freely admits to Penny "When I was your age, you could have me for a car ride and a bottle of strawberry wine."
- Cat from Lois and Clark. She appears to hit on any mildly atractive man within sight. When Clark first arrives to the Daily Planet, one of the first things that happens to him is Cat inviting him over (then again, Dean Cain can hardly be called unattractive). Lois explains that Cat's bed is like Grand Central Station (even though they're not in New York). Not only has Cat slept with countless men, but she has also done it in any imaginable location. One episode involves Lois getting a luxury hotel room to pamper herself but ends up witnessing something across the street and brings back Clark with her for a stakeout. Cat shows up and reveals that not only has she been to this particular room before but proves it by revealing her name carved into an endtable. Unfortunately, Executive Meddling forced the character to be removed after the first season.
- Obligatory Buffy the Vampire Slayer example: Faith. Before she appears she's had at least three boyfriends, gets it on with Xander, tries to with Angel, appears to have a romantic interest in Buffy, sleeps with Riley, hinted at getting with Spike (later Jossed) and hooks up with Wood. To this day she is on the prowl for a new man, specifying Daniel Craig, but is in a dry spell through a combination of maturity and focusing on looking after Angel, non sexually.
- In Haven, according to Duke Crocker, his late father Simon "liked to travel" and has many, many illegitimate children.
- Implied with Marlene on Only Fools and Horses.
"We all remember Marlene!"
- On Roseanne, Jackie has this reputation. In one episode she and her then-boyfriend, Fred, have an incident when they discuss how many people they've slept with. She estimates about three per year, which makes about sixty overall (though it's probably more—Fred just assumes she started around eighteen, while her reaction says otherwise). Fred has been with three women, counting her, and is a bit freaked out. (They started dating after a one-night stand got Jackie pregnant, so he probably should have known better.)
- In one episode, Dan and Roseanne perform a Halloween ventriloquist act with Roseanne playing "Mortuary Snerd". After "Deadgar Bergin (Dan) informs her that Jackie is now a truck driver, she says "That's funny. Jackie. In the front seat of a truck. With both feet on the floor."
- Lindsay in You're The Worst was this before getting married. She apparently blew 4 guys at her high school reunion. Although she's cheated on her husband once, she's been generally faithful, despite wanting to sit on everyone's face.
- The song Madness of Duke Venomania in the Seven Deadly Sins by mothy represent 'lust'. 'nuff said.
- Flower of the Plateau, in which Mikulia used to be a prostitute.
- Many musicians like to have this image. Bob Marley, while not advertising it, fathered several illegitimate children around the world.
- According to several sources and Mick Jagger himself, the late Brian Jones was this too, fathering several illegitimate children before his 1969 drowning death (at the age of 27).
- The heroine of The Saga of Jenny couldn't say "No" in 37 languages. Bright as a penny, yes, but...she really ought to stop making her mind up.
- The backstory for the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys explains that the group is made up of half-brothers, all sons of Charles Truscott Wilbury and different mothers. With ten canonical Wilbury brothers, Charles Sr. is this trope.
- Mary Hill, the central figure behind the 1969 Billy Joe Royal hit "Cherry Hill Park". She "sure was fun down at Cherry Hill Park, playin' games with everyone 'til way after dark".
- The "black gal that has had a go at all the world" according to the translation of this Literal Music Video qualifies for this, and possibly for Anything That Moves if some of the other lyrics have been translated properly.
- The cheating wife from the Vicki Lawrence song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia". She cheated on her husband with at least 2 people, "Andy" and "that Amos boy, Seth", and it was implied there were more. In the Reba Mc Entire cover of the song, the Judge is implicated as another lover, explaining why he basically had the husband lynched in a "Make-Believe Trial" before getting all the facts.
- Murdoc of Gorillaz is notorious for this. 2D also at least went through a wild phase between the first and second albums, and now has ten illegitimate children.
- Cheryl Ladd's song "Just Another Lover Tonight" describes the guy she's hot for.
- The "Southern belle" in Little Feat's "Dixie Chicken".
Myth And Legend
- Freyja, the goddess of love in the Norse Mythology. In at least two poems in the Poetic Edda is she called up on really sleeping around. To receive a necklace, named Brísingamen, she slept with four dwarves for four nights. Loki even accuses her of sleeping with everyone in Ásgarđr, including her own brother. She's not just the goddess of love, but of fertility as well.
- Loki himself has his own history. He impregnates a female giant thrice, which results in Fenrir, Jörmungandr and Hel. He gets impregnated by a male horse, which results in Sleipnir. He boasts about committing adultery with Týr's wife and impregnating her. While he has a faithful wife all along. Wife so faithful that after all his promiscuity she will stand by his side until Ragnarök, holding a bowl over him to gather the venom of an adder hung over his bound body, thus sparing him the torture.
- While we're on the subject of gods, Zeus. Just Zeus. Much to the rage of his wife Hera, and much to the misfortune of whomever he slept with (especially when you consider that not all of those trysts were consensual) and their demigod children.
- Most of the Olympians qualify to some degree, for that matter. Hermes, for example, had thirty-five different lovers. Ironically, the goddess of love Aphrodite was relatively prudish, only having ten lovers.
- Poseidon was almost as much a seducer as his brother, having many lovers. One story tells how he wooed Demeter (his sister); she tried to reject him and turned herself into a mare to flee, but he turned himself into a stallion and caught her. (This resulted in Demeter giving birth to a foal named named Arion, which grew into a horse that could talk. Poseidon held horses to be sacred as a result.) Unlike Hera, Poseidon's wife Amphitrite didn't seem to care about his philandering.
- Equally if not even more ironic, Cupid, the god of love, had one wife and was faithful to her. The other Olympian who was completely faithful (or nearly so)? Hades, god of the underworld.
- The notable exceptions among the twelve major Olympians were virgin goddesses Hestia, Artemis and Athena, and of course Hera, goddess of marriage. Notice a pattern?
- One of the interpretations of the Ganymede story was that he was stolen from Greece by Zeus and taken to Olympus to be Zeus's *ahem* "cupbearer". Notably, Ganymede is one of the few whom Hera didn't torture, but she still hated him.
- Some of the pre-Olympian gods also led an active sex life, earth-goddess Gaia, for instance. Gaia even mated with Tarterus itself in order to bear Typheus, her most powerful offspring. (Which meant, more or less, that Typheus was the offspring of the Earth and Hell.)
- Hercules once slept with (depending on the version) between 12 and 50 king's daughters in one night at the daring of Hippolyta to get her belt, since she told him that she'd only give it to him if he slept with/impregnated all these different women. She thought this would take him ages, giving her time to seduce one of his friends that he'd brought with him. She was beyond flabbergasted, not to mention annoyed, when he slept with them all in one night. No wonder this is sometimes called his Thirteenth Labour, especially since every single one of them got knocked up that night.
- There's another legend that he was staying with a king who had (again, Depending on the Writer) 50 or 100 daughters. He realized that he couldn't find a better father for his grandchildren than Hercules, and, well, same basic story as the above.
- King Solomon is credited with 700 wives and 300 concubines.
- Cu Chulainn, the champion of Irish Mythology. Slept with dozens of women even after he fell head-over-heels for Emer.
- The backstory to the Dudley family of wrestlers: patriarch Big Daddy Dudley was a traveling salesman who really got around. All 12 Dudleys have him as a father, but all are from different mothers.
- Stephanie McMahon, circa 2000-2002; when "married" to Triple H, it was insinuated (and sometimes outright said, with expected denial) that, as a way to rebel, she had relations with all men employed by WWE not named Pat Patterson or McMahon (though in Vince's case, it wasn't for lack of trying). Even kept it up when she reconciled with him, and really ramped it up when Triple H was injured and the InVasion began. Seemed to put it behind her when she became General Manager of SmackDown; however, humiliation by her father coupled with him forcing her to resign sent her into a relapse. Stephanie's promiscuous ways caught up with her in 2006, and she got pregnant with what turned out to be Triple H's child. This apparently sparked a reconciliation between the two. (In reality, though, Stephanie actually was pregnant in real life and this was simply a way to acknowledge their actual off-screen marriage.)
- Chris Jericho infamously called her a "filthy, dirty, disgusting, nasty, skanky, brutal bottom-feeding trashbag ho!" He later "apologized", not to Stephanie, but to all the "filthy, dirty, disgusting, nasty, skanky, brutal bottom-feeding trashbag hos" out there for even comparing them to Stephanie McMahon. He then suggested that "bargain basement slut" and "miserable slimeball pig" were more appropriate.
- Trish Stratus turned heel on Jericho, costing him his match with Christian at WrestleMania XX on March 14, 2004. Two weeks later, on the March 29th Raw, Trish was the guest on Jericho's "The Highlight Reel", where he recycled the "filthy, dirty, disgusting..." line (though leaving out "nasty, skanky") on her, sending her running from the ring.
- When Jerry Springer appeared on an episode of Monday Night RAW, Kelly Kelly tricked him into thinking she had slept with Santino Marella, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, and Chris Masters. Oh, and Hornswoggle.
- But the grand prize has to go to Vince McMahon himself. In the summer of 2007, he was slapped with a paternity suit on behalf of a woman whose identity was never revealed. It came out that he had fathered an illegitimate son, and for whatever reason neither the woman nor her attorney were coming forward to tell him exactly who this was. This drove Vince and his assistant Jonathan Coachman to desperately try to figure out who the woman was — a near-impossible feat, since Vince reluctantly revealed that he had engaged in his first sexual encounter when he was twelve, and since that time had had relations with hundreds (if not thousands!) of women the world over, in various bizarre locations. As the weeks wore on, the task became much easier as it was revealed that Vince's bastard son was a WWE Superstar, which narrowed the field down to about five or six dozen individuals. Batista, Mr. Kennedy, and even The Boogeyman were all prominently put forward as candidates. (Snitsky set the record straight from the beginning, pointing out that his parents had been killed in an accident when he was a child.) It wasn't until the summer was nearly over that the world finally learned the truth: the mysterious offspring was Hornswoggle, the "leprechaun" companion to the Irish wrestler Finlay! Triple H (who, being married to Stephanie McMahon, was Hornswoggle's half-brother-in-law) thought this was hilarious, and drove Vince to distraction with his endless jokes about his having impregnated a midget. ("Was she magically delicious?") Enraged at first, Vince gradually warmed up to the idea of having Hornswoggle as a son, even booking him in high-profile matches. But then, early in 2008, WWE's resident bully, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, launched an unprovoked attack on Hornswoggle. When asked to account for himself, JBL explained that Hornswoggle was actually Finlay's son rather than Mr. McMahon's! It had all been an elaborate, eight-month-long prank perpetuated by Finlay and Hornswoggle!
- CM Punk, in real life, is said to be this.
- However, while feuding with Raven in Major League Wrestling in 2003, he cut a promo where he said that Straight Edge also means "no promiscuous sex," thus contrasting himself with the notoriously Sex Drugs and Wrestling-addled Raven.
- It's not that he's slept with a lot of women, it's just that he's had a lot of relationships with women, never actual one-night stands. Though, considering that those relationships inevitably hit third base considering him, this trope still applies. The fact that this has never played a major part of his character is astonishing.
- Missy Hyatt. Guys she's slept with include Eddie Gilbert (who she married), Jake "The Snake" Roberts, John Tatum, Tommy Rich, Dr. Tom Prichard, Brutus Beefcake, Road Warrior Hawk, and Val Venis. And that's just for starters!
- Kelly Kelly, according to John Morrison and The Miz on a late 2008 episode of The Dirt Sheet, referring to the many men she hangs out with: Mike Knox, CM Punk, The Miz, Balls Mahoney, Kofi Kingston, and Cryme Tyme.
- At this point, we can now add AJ Lee into this mix for all the guys she's been with in 2012: Primo Colon,Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Kane, John Cena and Dolph Ziggler.
- The news that Amy "Lita" Dumas had cheated on her on-screen and off boyfriend Matt Hardy with Adam "Edge" Copeland in Real Life, breaking up Copeland's second marriage in under five years in the process, turned her heel, with crowds bombarding her with chants of "SLUT! SLUT! SLUT!", flushing away FIVE YEARS of the fans loving her, leading to her retirement in 2006. Matt's Real Life self-destruction, and Copeland's retirement in 2011 due to accumulated back injuries, have contributed to a massive reevaluation and now Dumas and Copeland are both seen in more positive lights than they were at the time, which runs into all kinds of Unfortunate Implications.
- Among many, many, other things, Steve Corino said as much of Matt Hardy while they were in S.C.U.M. If he is to believed, Matt's gotten a lot more action than "your hero" CM Punk.
- Batista's autobiography Batista Unleashed refers to beautiful women as his real-life "drug of choice". While most wrestlers would develop addictions to painkillers or alcohol while on the road, Batista became frequently seen with a new female wherever he went.
- The Jerusalem Talmud mention Orpah, the sister-in-law of Ruth, who allowed herself to be "threshed" by many men as one would thresh wheat. As a result, she was the mother of the four Philistine giants, one of whom being Goliath.
- All of the gods in Scion — their children, after all, are the player characters. There are three exceptions: Athena (a perpetual virgin), Artemis (perpetual virgin in myth, lesbian in this universe), and Osiris (who has no genitals). They adopt.
- Companion adds another to the "only adopts" list: Uncle Sam (he emerged from the Puritan mindset and finds the idea of mass-siring uncomfortable).
- According to the Exalted boxed supplement Dreams of the First Age, Ma-Ha-Suchi was like this when he was young. Now, however, he is quite different.
- In Exalted, characters have a statline called Motivation, that being the character's ultimate goal with his life (which in the case of Exalted, is 2-3 millennia, longer in some cases). Ma-Ha-Suchi's Motivation in the First Age was to sleep with every Exalt alive. Barring a few deliberate holdouts, he almost succeeded too. I mean, just LOOK at him. That's official art there, folks. If you went from looking like that to being a mutated satyr-werewolf-thing, you'd be angry at the world too!
- Lunars in general have a tendency towards this — they were created as companions to the Solars, and when the Solars were all killed and their Exaltations rounded up after the Usurpation, they had to have something to do. It didn't help that one of their innate abilities was the power to breed Beastmen... the old-fashioned way.
- In the Dungeons & Dragons Mystara setting, the Immortal (Immortals being D&D's equivalent of AD&D's gods) Valerias. When you are so old that no one, including yourself and your fellow Immortals, remembers a time when you did not exist in your current form, and when you are at the same time eternally youthful and unchanging, fidelity is inevitably going to be more of a challenge than for ordinary mortals. Especially when you are the Immortal of love, passion, and ill-considered affairs.
- The Demon Lord Graz'zt is notorious for being a lustful rake. Most of his demonic servants are female (including marilith and succubi). His numerous affairs with mortals and other demons have caused him to sire numerous offspring, the most infamous being Iuz the Old, an evil demigod who rules a dark empire on Oerth.
- Another example is Malcanthet. She is the patron of succubi, but she has even counted Demogorgon among her former lovers (a hideous, two-headed abomination) suggesting her standards aren't very high. Ironically, the one male she has outright rejected is Graz'zt, and they utterly despise each other (each of them giving a conflicting story as to why).
- On the other end of the Lower Planes, both Belial and his daughter Fierna, the co-rulers of the Fourth Hell of Phlegethos, are the same. (Both are embodiments of Lust, after all.) They are even rumored to have an incestuous relationship. It's also known that Fierna has a special wing in the prison of her palace reserved especially for her former lovers, and it tends to grow at a rather fast rate. (Her current paramours can clearly see what happened to their predecessors, but they never seem to get the hint.)
- There's a reason her name is Lucy The Slut
So come on, baby, let down your guard
While your date's in the bathroom, I'll slip you my card
I can tell just by looking that you've got it hard
For me! ...
I can tell just by looking that you are especially hard for me.
- In Me and My Dick, Tiffany is such a slut that her own vagina yells at her. Then again, she is the Old Snatch.
- Ado Annie from the musical Oklahoma!! has a song called "I Cain't Say No" although she's only linked for sure with two men.
It ain't so much a question of not knowin' what to do
I knowed what's right and wrong since I been ten
I heared a lot of stories —and I reckon they're true—
About how girls are put upon by men.
I know I mustn't fall into the pit,
But when I'm with a feller...
- Henry in Anne Of The Thousand Days, who confides to Smeaton that his sexual advances have never been refused. Anne distrusts him when he first starts making passes at her, because he's already had his way with her married sister.
"When I've wanted them, I've had them. And once I've had a wench, I'm cured."
- In Mozart's opera, Don Giovanni, Leporello has a catalogue of the women Don Giovanni has slept with:
In Italy, six hundred and forty;
In Germany, two hundred and thirty-one;
A hundred in France; in Turkey, ninety-one;
In Spain already one thousand and three.
- Geralt in The Witcher characterizes this trope to the point that it's Lampshaded in many encounters and is a part of the legend surrounding him. This is subverted by one townswoman, who is teasing and flirtatious about Geralt's reputation, and then leaves him hanging. And Witcher mutations render the subject sterile and immune to disease.
- A game mechanic and player bonus that may show Geralt's — or possibly just the creators' and audience's — attitude towards this tendency is showing a little blurry cutscene and a collectible 'character card' when Geralt is with a character for the first time. If he sleeps with her again, the game shows none of this.
- Zevran in Dragon Age: Origins doesn't even try to hide how much of a slut he is. You even unlock the "Easy Lover" achievement by bedding him (which is, you guessed it, very easy).
- Interestingly, this is said to be part of the assassin training the Antivan Crows practice. To get close to a target, one must be willing to do anything and everything.
- The player character has the option of being this (especially as a human or dwarf noble).
- Isabela in Dragon Age II, to the point that her promiscuity is a Running Gag.
Isabela: "Imagine the awkward questions: 'Mother, what is a slattern?'"
Aveline: "I'll just point at you and say 'That's a slattern'."
- In the first game, the Warden encounters Isabela in a brothel and can convince her to sleep with him/her. With enough charisma, he/she can get Zevran and even Leliana to join them for a foursome. However, none of the characters will mention this incident in the second game.
- Leliana does, and Alistair too if you take Isabela when you go to meet him.
- Shaundi of Saints Row 2, who is perhaps the most valuable member the Saints have ever had because of it. Her vast catalogue of ex-boyfriends/Friends with Benefits is their number one source of information in the game.
- Gaining entry to almost any building in Stilwater is just a phone call away as well. If it's got doors, Shaundi's banged someone who guards them.
- In his profile on the official Mortal Kombat comic and instruction manual for the first game, Goro is stated to be a polygamist, having seven wives. Fans often assume that Sheeva (a female playable character in a few games that is the same species as him) was one of them, but this has not been proven.
- It is possible to get through A Dance with Rogues without having sex with more than one person, but it is extremely difficult.
- In Persona 3 and Persona 4, you can sleep with all female social links. In fact, you can date more than one at a time. The same applies to the female protagonist in the portable version with male social links...although you automatically will reject Elizabeth since you're both girls.
- While it is uncertain how many of them she actually slept with, Nikki of Mana Khemia ends up dating and dumping a surprisingly large percentage of the school's male population. It gets to the point where you have to create an anti-Love Potion in order to ensure that all those boys stay dumped.
- This is possible for Michael Thornton in Alpha Protocol; you can sleep with Madison St. James, Scarlet Lake, SIE and Mina Tang — seemingly without consequences for the relationship he ends up having apart from Mina asking where he has the scratches on the back of his neck, which he lies about, saying that he got into a fight.
- Mass Effect 2: Yeoman Kelly Chambers falls probably under the trope, given that she will express during her dialogues an interest in hugging Thane, Garrus, Tali (more accurately, quarians in general), Kasumi and, of course, Sheps of both sexes. The only people she doesn't want to know better are Grunt, Zaeed and Mordin. Oh, and she owns an asari dancer dress. The game kind of acknowledeges this : you don't get an achievement when you seduce her, and flirting with her is never a big deal for other romanceable characters.
- Some of the side dialogue with Mordin reveals that somehow, an STD only carried by Varren has found its way onto the Normandy. The fandom has a fairly good idea how, though....
- And of course, one can play Shepard like this. From having sex with the asari Consort and proposing a threesome with Liara and Ashley/Kaidan (depending on gender) in the first game, to romancing all three of your gender's available romance options, plus Kelly, and suggesting casual sex with Samara in the second game, to picking a romance of your choice, sleeping with Kelly again, and also sleeping with Diana Allers in the third game, not to mention that a female Shepard can have sex with either James or Javik in the Citadel DLC....
- Ezio Auditore never passes up an opportunity despite apparently only really being in love with Christina, whose room he sneaks into in the middle of the night in the beginning of AC2 , and who he has flashbacks of in Brotherhood. His brother calls him on it in AC2 asking if he's wasted everything on women and wine when Ezio says he has no money and Ezio only replies that he hardly considers it wasted. A short while later his own mother calls him on it when she says he needs to find a creative outlet "Besides vaginas." Later, in Brotherhood, he flirts with a Monterrigioni woman within two seconds of meeting her, has a "political" roll in the hay with Catarina Sforza whom he'd flirted briefly with in the previous game and, when he can inexplicably speak French later in the game and is asked about it, smirkingly replies "There were a couple of French girls in Firenze." Which makes it oddly hypocritical when he gets angry with his sister, to the point of not speaking with her if he can help it for much of the game, when she takes up management of a brothel. Even in Revelations, despite being in his 50's, he continues his lecherous ways with as much gusto as when he was in his twenties. Word of God has even stated that even though he eventually (in his early-mid 50's to be exact) settles down and starts a family with Sofia Sartor (a woman nearly 20 years younger than him) Ezio has likely fathered many illegitimate children in his lifetime,
Ezio: When I was your age my interests were... (distracted by a beautiful woman) were mainly... Salve. (hello)
Suleiman I: Incredible. I am surprised you got anything done.
Ezio: As was my mother.
- In The Sims 2, Romance sims have wants revolving around falling in love and "doing WooHoo" with as many other sims as possible. When Lifetime Aspirations were introduced, Romance sims could have lifelong goals such as "have twenty lovers at the same time" and "do WooHoo with fifty different sims". Pleasure sims, introduced in Night Life, also have shades of this with the "fifty First Dates" goal. There are also Self Imposed Challenges for the players revolving around the concept, such as the "Who's Your Daddy?" Challenge.
- Ditto from Pokémon are frequently used for breeding, due to their Transforming abilities letting them breed with almost any non-legendary or non-baby.
- Rita from Dark Seed 2. She was involved with practically every man in town...except Mike Dawson, the protagonist (and the one person who constantly refers to Rita as his girlfriend.)
- Angel Starr in the first Ace Attorney game is in a similar situation. She seems to have at least one boyfriend in every area of the police department (and three in forensics), allowing her to use police resources even after she's been kicked off the force.
- Keychain of Creation has Marena:
- When asked about how many people she'd slept with, Marena answered nine (because she though they meant how many people she had ever slept with at once). So they clarified by asking about the total number...
Marena: "... Define "people."
- Even before she was Exalted, her mother evidently encouraged her in this direction. When we meet her Lunar mentor Racer, who's in many ways the masculine version of her (and at the time was traveling with a couple dozen women), it all makes sense.
- Zach from Girls with Slingshots slept with over 300 women prior to his relationship with Hazel. However, he considers it a charitable cause— he gave virgins a good first time and helped the elderly feel loved again.
- Darren shows up at the STD Party to dole out his wisdom...
Darren: Actually, I get tested every time I have a new partner. My last results came in clean last Thursday.
Hazel: So why are you getting tested with us tomorrow?
Darren: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and some guy I met at a bus stop. HOT.
- Chuy, aka El Chupachabre from Girly is an extremely over the top male example. The guy seduces women as easily as breathing, and occasionally has to fight himself not to bring great loving to the nearest woman, much to his own despair later in the comic (when his character is deepened). With the exception of Winter (and possibly Otra, can't recall exactly) he's had practically every girl who's a central character, and one girly-looking guy. He's that good.
- Much later in the series, after getting married he discovers that his libido is SO powerful that it's directly tied to his Life Force, and any long-term attempts to NOT be a gigantic man-slut will result in a painful, wasting death. Fortunately, his wife loves him enough to get a divorce so he can give plenty of guilt-free lovin' to the women of the world. They're still together, very much in love, and she's even adopted some of his behaviors.
- In the Ciem Webcomic Series, Marina has 17 partners offscreen.
- About half of Least I Could Do is about the main character Rayne, who can and will sleep with any woman he sees and will go to insane lengths to sleep with a beautiful womannote . It's easy to forget that the whole reason he got his insanely high-paying job was because he wanted to screw the CEO. That said, there is a list of women Rayne can't bed, which includes the comic's female lead Issa (a childhood friend who's not interested) and the wives of his friends.
- Magick Chicks: This applies to Faith, Jacqui, and Anastasia:
- Blue Deiter, from Namir Deiter, claims this as her defining characteristic throughout most of the comic.
- Ash'waren and Zala'ess from Drowtales. Note that among drowolath having many lovers is not considered strange/bad and motherhood and many children is a status symbol (which makes Sarv'swati rendering Quain'tana barren in their fight an injury that goes beyond the physical).
- A few characters from Something Positive could count, though Jason may be the best example; apparently he knows some sort of mathematical formula that tells him the best possible way to seduce women. This eventually ends when he gets into a relationship with (and eventually marries) Aubrey.
- Maytag of Flipside, especially in the earlier chapters, although she begins to restrain her proclivities in order to maintain her relationship with the monogamous Bernadette.
- Sabine of The Order of the Stick is a literal incarnation of illicit sex. She's in a steady relationship with Nale, but once mentions that she had sex three times while away from him for a couple of hours. She doesn't seem to understand why he'd be upset by this.
- In fairness, his look of shock seems to be as much about the number of times (4 times in 3 hours and she ran errands as well) as it is the sex itself. That's impressive.
- Ted from Greg. Been with a bevy of women throughout the strip, but his most eye opening act that has been revealed so far, is cheating on a girl by having a threesome with her sister and room mate. It's hinted that he might have slept with her mother on a separate occasion.
- This tends to show up a lot in Oglaf. Some specific examples:
- Ivan manages to be a Technical Virgin despite frequently "having sex things done to me" (unwillingly), which causes the magical virgin city of Vanorva to decry him as a slut.
- Vanka definitely qualifies, as her usual methods of escaping capture tend to involve sex with captors, guards, random bystanders...
- Nanase from El Goonish Shive is a non-sexual example of this, dating many of the boys at her school (culminating in dating Elliot) in her search for Mr. Right when she should have been looking for Ms.
- Porrim from Homestuck, who joked about the 'revolving doors' of her quadrants, and according to Meenah, she used up the extensive amount of spare time she and her group was gifted with by sleeping with most of her friends.
- For a nonsexual variant, Kanaya. One of the quadrants of troll romance, auspisticism, is based around one troll keeping the relationship between two others stable. Kanaya is so eager to do this that Eridan refers to her as "the vvillage twwo wwheel devvice".
- Bittersweet Candy Bowl has Rachel and Jessica, though the latter is actually an aversion, having slept with only one guy, and then only well after she obtained her reputation as a slut.
- Glorianna specializes in one-night stands, and heads for the hills (using her quest as an excuse) whenever a relationship starts getting serious.
- John Jensen from Fairy Dust is a friendly man, but his idea of fun involves seducing and sleeping with every women who will let him, especially the naughty, aggressive ones from smaller races. And being a huge, loud, flamboyantly dressed troll doesn't appear to be a hindrance to appealing to the ladies! His own family is embarrassed by his habits, despite trolls having no true notion of shame.
- Just about everyone from Ménage ŕ 3, with central character Gary being an initial aversion, but who recently seems more an Accidental Pornomancer. Stand-outs, even for this series, are Zii, Didi and Matt.
- Jan from Split Screen. We first see her in the comic coldly dismissing an one-night stand (who seemed more amused by it than hurt). As we get to know her, it becomes clear that her mercenary approach to her love life is a coping mechanism, dealing with her feelings for The One That Got Away.
- Vampire Cheerleaders: Though Steph initially tried to deny it, she's gotten laid more than a few times:
- While they were investigating the crash scene at "Inspiration Point" she casually let it slip that she'd been there more than once. She tried to play it off... only to turn around and proudly admit it two scenes later, while chatting with Agent Lisbon.
Stephanie: (bright smile) "Don't I EVER."
*J.C. and Charlotte both smirk behind her.*
Katie: (looking down) "Wait... why are you naked? And why are these Mothmen all—?"