aka: Good In Bed
A character (male or female) possesses in-universe extraordinary prowess in both scoring and then giving physical sexual pleasure to his/her partner(s). A soft caress on the cheek from such a person can leave the subject a flustered bundle of sexual excitement, a body massage under their hands would be a heavenly experience, while the luckier ones who get to bed this character would most probably be in for the most intensely multi-orgasmic night they've ever had in their lives. The reasons behind said prowess varies. Sometimes it's simply due to knowing "how to touch them right", sometimes it's through special sex techniques, sometimes it's by knowing how to make the best out of a larger than average tool, sometimes it's stamina and sometimes it might be actual magic. The Power Perversion Potential for this ability should be very obvious, assuming that it isn't itself a result of Power Perversion Potential. This an almost mandatory part of a Horny Devil's inventory of abilities. Many pornographic works tend to depict their male characters as this; for live-action ones, this would be an Informed Ability, given that they don't actually do anything "special" on-screen. Note: This trope is neither tied to a specific gender nor tied to a specific sexual orientation. Also, being able to do one or two "tricks" to get one's partner hit the O-zone does not qualify for this trope. The character is supposed to be (hailed as) a veritable expert in carnal delights, not a "one-trick pony". Memetic Sex God is the Memetic Mutation counterpart of this trope, where the fandom perceives the character as being this, regardless of evidence for or against - if said evidence even exists. May serve as a justification for the attractiveness behind the Chick Magnet/Hello, Nurse!, the Pornomancer, or the Kavorka Man. Not to be confused with an actual deity of sexual activity, though due to their particular domain, they often are Sex Gods by necessity. Compare with The Casanova, who has high prowess/skill in seduction rather than sexual pleasure; of course, being a consistently successful The Casanova would usually require being a Sex God, too.
ExamplesAnime & Manga
- Black Butler - Because he's a demon disguised in the form his master ordered him to (a polite butler), Sebastian interrogates a cult member... very convincingly.
Woman: I can see the Gates of Heaven!
Sebastian: (unamused) Oh I highly doubt that.
- Iason Mink of the futuristic Ai no Kusabi is an Artificial Human with better prowess than that of a Sex Bot as evidenced by his human Sex Slave's musings. His abilities to prove Bigger Is Better in Bed at will (and any size he so chooses) and find a person's most sensitive erogenous zones within seconds only reinforces this status.
- Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt gives us Panty, a Lovable Sex Maniac to the nth degree. She is a real master in these activities, and it shows from the lucky men's highly positive comments about her sex techniques. One even thought she was more a devil than an angel.
- Vincent Nightray of Pandora Hearts really gets around with the noblewomen despite (or possibly because of) the fact that he can't stand them.
- An odd example is Rudolf 'The Living Teddy Bear' in Maken-ki!, who is able to make both women collapse from pleasure with seemingly simple massaging of their breasts in seconds.
- X-23 spent time as a child prostitute in New York at some point after escaping the Facility. She's outright called the best at what she does by her clients while her pimp remarks on how lucrative she is.
- Many, if not all, Ethical Sluts, Chivalrous Perverts and Good Bad Girls are likely to have this trope applied to them, often despite canon evidence to the contrary; even Ms. Fanservice-type and Ladette-type who exhibit none of the aforementioned tropes are still vulnerable to this via flanderization. And for Dracos In Leather Pants and Mary Sues (especially Marty Stus) that have their sexual skills mentioned in-universe, it's seen as a nigh-mandatory requirement.
- Shinji is one in Alpha and Omega due to his mother uploading all of her knowledge into his brain, including tantric massage. It helps that several of the women he's slept with as "The Shadow Consort" are Asari and he studied everything he could find on them, particularly physiology.
- In Star Trek The Motion Picture, Lieutenant Ilia is a Deltan, who must register an Oath of Celibacy upon coming aboard the Enterprise.
- Chevy Chase's character in Modern Problems was able to give his girlfriend sexual pleasure via telekinesis.
- Jim Carrey's character in Bruce Almighty has all of God's powers, and in a rather literal example, one of the first things that Bruce does with his powers is to have hot sex with his girlfriend. And what does this involve? Making his girlfriend have the most intense orgasms of her (And probably everyone else's) life, simply by saying the words "pleasure" and "pleasurable" to her, followed my some off screen screams of pleasure as they "get busy". Bruce even lampshades the trope name in the morning when he describes the experience as "heavenly".
- Spoofed, along with Biggus Dickus and Sex Face Turn, in Blazing Saddles.
- In The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Steve Carell's character finally breaks his duck with an as-expected three-thrust wonder. The action then cuts to some time later after his second performance and it's clear he's astonished his more experienced new wife with "natural talent".
- Bond. James Bond.
- Dr. Frank N. Furter of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
- In What Women Want the protagonist uses his mind-reading powers while having sex to find out what she finds most pleasurable, giving her the best sex of her life.
- Satan from End of Days. All of the women he encounters are powerless against him. When he first arrives on Earth he french kisses a woman and fondles her breast in a crowded restaurant and she seems thrilled by it. Then he has a threesome with a mother and her daughter. Even Christine, who knows that Satan wants to impregnate her with the Antichrist, feels strangely powerless to resist him.
- Jerin in A Brother's Price is portrayed like this. His being a society where men marry all the sisters in a family, his father and grandfather considered it advisable to give him tips on how to keep all his wives happy. His wives, who are not at all inexperienced, are indeed very happy with his skills.
- In the Earth's Children series, Jondalar is portrayed like this, due in no small part to his hardware and how well it and Ayla's own fit together.
- The Destroyer series. In one of the books it's noted that Remo can use his knowledge of Sinanju to bring any woman to orgasm by touching her pressure points in a specific order.
- Played with in the Film and TV series pilot. In the film Chiun claims to know the pressure points to bring a woman to Nirvana. When Remo asks him what they are, he shows Remo how to tap his wrist with a regular beat. Remo asks if that's the first point, Chiun says "No, that is how you know when the rice is done." and removes the rice that had been cooking off the burner. In the TV pilot, Remo tries the wrist-tapping on a woman and asks her if it does anything for her. It doesn't.
- The female protagonist of the Jennifer Weiner novel titled, er, Good In Bed.
- Any courtesan in Kushiels Legacy, where the nation of Terre D'Ange reveres prostitution as a sacred act, but especially the protagonist, Phedre.
- As a Canon Sue, Robert A. Heinlein's Lazarus Long is one.
- The main character and his mistress in Trevanian's Shibumi are level 4 sexual adepts. The main character's favorite variant is where they sit/kneel at opposite walls of an empty room and try to make the other person orgasm first through sheer concentration. He later abandons it because of the lack of affection involved.
- Anansi Boys - "He was part animal, part god, part unstoppable sex machine," referring to Spider who likes to party with the mortals.
- In The Wise Man's Fear, the Fae Felurian is considered a sex goddess, leaving men as empty husks who soon die after she leaves them because they will never experience anything like it again. Kvothe turns out to be so good in bed even she is impressed, learns some new tricks from her, and becomes a Sex God, too. Oh, and manages to escape her without going crazy.
- In Dune probably every Bene Geserit would be this by default given that they can control their bodies at the cellular level, manipulate emotions, etc.
- Daemon Sadi in the Black Jewels series, who was kept as a sex slave for several centuries despite his magical power and his incredibly lethal temper. He learned to weaponize his sexual allure and skills (e.g., pleasuring to the point of pain) so well that people began calling him "the Sadist", but that didn't prevent people from trying to bed him.
- How to Be a Superhero informs wanna-be superheroes to make their robot doubles be almost exact duplicates, except where necessary to avoid this trope:
Girlfriend: "God, you were fabulous last night!"
Superhero: "What? IN BED?"
Girlfriend: "In bed... on the floor in front of the fire... in the bathtub... on the stairs... on top of the breakfast bar... behind the couch... in the attic... on the porch... in the rocking chair... inside the closet... under the bed... what a night! Whooo!"
- Thomas of The Dresden Files is one, but it's justified because that's exactly how he feeds—by giving them mindblowing sex and absorbing their emotions. Harry is more than a little jealous of his exploits, despite knowing it's a trade off being a predator.
- An episode of Seinfeld has a plot revolving around George and Puddy employing one of Jerry's "moves" for their girlfriends because it works so well.
- Joey from Friends is sometimes portrayed as an extremely satisfying lover; so is Chandler after some coaching from Monica and Rachel when he dates one of Joey's exes.
- Vampires Are Sex Gods, right? Well Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer raves about how superhuman Buffy is in the sack, including going for five hours and bite marks. High praise indeed.
- Xander Harris, for that matter, is apparently "a real Viking in the sack!" At least according to Anya, and she would know, seeing as she was a real Viking once upon a time.
- The inventor of the "Venus butterfly" on L.A. Law.
- The cryptically named "The Immortal" from Angel is the sex god, on top of being an absolute badass. At one point in their history, he wiped the floor with both Spike and Angel, then tortured them and proceeded to "violate" Darla and Drusilla...at the same time, with consent. Sometime after, he wrote a truly life-changing self-help book, landed Spike in jail for tax evasion, then wooed Buffy - though that last part was seemingly made up by Andrew...probably. There's a very good reason both Angel and Spike hate the guy.
- In the final episode of Weird Science, Gary shows up with an alien girlfriend. Considering she looks the same as the rest of the weird-looking humanoid aliens of the species, nothing like a Green-Skinned Space Babe or Cute Monster Girl, Wyatt wonders what exactly he sees in her — until he finds out just touching her hand feels so good that it causes him to do an ecstatic Jim Carrey / Jerry Lewis imitation. Apparently it's a feature of the species.
- Captain Jack Harkness of Torchwood
- Mad Men gives us Don Draper, whom Bobbie Barret confirms that his skills are remarkable.
- In an episode of the 1st season of ER, Doug's current girlfriend casually mentions to Carol, that "he's (Doug) great in bed". Carol's flustered reaction implies that she's fully aware of this (as she should be, given that they used to date). Another episode has Carol confiding to someone that within minutes of him arriving at her house to pick her up for their first date, they were having sex on her kitchen floor.
- On Game of Thrones, Tyrion gifts his squire Podrick (who is a virgin, mind you) with 4 prostitutes. Podrick returns, and gives back the money that Tyrion gave him to pay the prostitutes. Apparently, Pod was so good that they did it for free.
- Most, if not all, Love Goddesses (or Love Gods) have been portrayed as this in at least one interpretation of their myths.
- Both the main protagonist and her partner are this in "Lovin' All Night" by Patty Loveless.
- In the Conan the Roleplaying Game there is the temptress class. At high levels the tempress gains the ability to have such energetic and exhausting sex with a willing partner that afterward the partner will fall into a deep slumber where they can only be awakened by attacking them (or dumping a bucket of water on them). She is also so skilled at seduction that she can easily manipulate men into doing her bidding.
- In Dragon Age II, Isabela claims to be so good in bed, she can turn even the straightest woman lesbian/bisexual.
- Fallout 2 has the "Kama Sutra Master" perk. Given that there is one occasion where your "score" for sex has an effect, and only if Dump Stated physical attributes and charisma (an extremely unorthodox method of play), which prevent you from qualifying for it anyways, its a Useless Item.
- El Chupacabra in Girly possesses legendary skills to please any woman (and practically every woman) he ever faces. The action itself is never shown, but the immediate aftermath, quite a lot. Generally the ladies are barely able to walk from all the fun their nerves had.
- Ménage à 3 has two contrasting figures:
- Zii is an enthusiastic bisexual seductress who gets a lot of practice; her psychological effects are intense. (One of her ex-lovers said that she made him feel like the most desirable person in the world.) Her abilities aren't actually supernatural, but, well, Amber went into porn to get reliable sex after sleeping with Zii.
- DiDi, on the other hand, has virtually supernatural attractiveness, to the point that her male partners tend to suffer from premature ejaculation and experienced bisexual women can be quite intimidated by the idea of sex with her. But it doesn't seem like she's actually especially good at sex, technically speaking; she's never had to be, and she lacks the empathy that she really needs for the purpose.
- The Simpsons has Ned Flanders. He has sex once with a movie star who is in town to shoot a film. He tells her that the first one's free, but if she wants any more she'll have to marry him. She almost does.
- Skwisgaar Skwigelf of Metalocalypse.
- Reverend Putty of all people turns out to be in Moral Orel, if his recounting of his first night is accurate.
- Of all the characters, Pam Poovey of Archer. She gave Archer(Who has slept with countless women all over the globe) the best sex of his life.