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->''"Tuvok, I understand\\
You are a Vulcan man\\
You have just gone without\\
For seven years... about!"''
-->-- '''The Doctor''' (sung to ''La donna è mobile''), ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Tinker, Tailor, Doctor, Spy"

This trope occurs when one character strongly suggests to another to go out and do some dancing. And not just any dancing, but something along the lines of the "Horizontal Mambo", a "Dance With No Pants" if you will, in order to find release for some of their pent-up tension, [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre if you know what we mean...]]

[[DontExplainTheJoke Sex. We're talking about sex.]]

Sometimes said by one friend to another who seems too engrossed in their hobbies or whatever, it is similar in sentiment to "You need a girlfriend/boyfriend," and is the standard response to geeks being geeky. This often sounds [[AllMenArePerverts patronizing]] due to the implication that the person's problems [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic only exist]] [[TheHedonist because]] of their [[CelibateHero raging hormones]] and that a good roll in the hay will miraculously solve everything and make them a [[ValuesDissonance better]] person to boot because SexIsGood and [[{{Jerkass}} what they're doing isn't]]. [[DoesNotLikeMen It can very easily carry]] [[AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits a wide]] [[AManIsAlwaysEager variety of]] [[TeacherStudentRomance baggage]].

A slight variation of the concept features [[TheMatchmaker trying to hook them up]] [[ShipperOnDeck with another]] person in the [[CovertPervert hopes that the above will occur]] on its own instead of stating it outright. Taking this trope to its extreme can result in PitySex.

When the person ''literally'' needs to get laid, this is MateOrDie.

Compare WhyDontYouMarryIt, SexAsRiteOfPassage, NerdsAreVirgins and IntimatePsychotherapy. Contrast DidYouJustHaveSex.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'': After one-hundred-forty-nine chapters -containing [[BelligerentSexualTension dozens of fights and annoying misunderstandings]]- [[IdiotHero Yusaku]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Kyoko]] make love for first time. The next days the remainder residents of the boarding house notice that [[http://mangafox.me/manga/maison_ikkoku/c150/5.html Kyoko is in an incredibly good mood]], like if she had got something that she had spent a long time craving for. As they talk about it, they stare at Yusaku suspiciously before saying: "Nah, impossible", "He wishes".
* Kyon suggests to Haruhi in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' that finding a boyfriend might make her less of a {{Jerkass}}. The novels later suggest that [[{{Tsundere}} repressed attraction]] helps a bit.
* Quite a few people have told Kirihara this in the second season of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', since she's a little ''[[StalkerWithACrush too]]'' devoted to trying to catch Hei.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Maes Hughes helpfully says to Roy Mustang... "I suggest you find yourself a wife!" In a variation, this isn't because Roy needs to get laid. It's because, politically speaking, Roy's superiors would look on him more favorably if he were married as they all are, instead of going out with a different woman every night as he usually does. Of course, if they knew that [[spoiler:all the "dates" Roy went on were actually his cypher for his alchemical notes,]] they would have a slightly different reaction.
** Which would admittedly be a better reaction than if they realized that his [[spoiler:'dates' were also him meeting with his informants (who happen to be callgirls)]].
* ''Anime/StarDriver'' asks us all a very important question pertaining to Tetsuya's motorcycle enthusiasm: '''[[color:pink:VIRGIN?]]'''
* Haruka from ''Anime/MaiHime'' is constantly going around butting into everything. Everyone in the student body agrees she could use a boyfriend.
* The Movie adaptation of ''Anime/RahXephon'' has a rare case of it actually working in action.
* Implied by Sui Feng's Zanpakto, Suzumebachi, in the Zanpakto Rebellion filler arc of the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' anime, who states that she should just give up on Yoruichi and find a boyfriend.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Aquarius often annoys Lucy by telling her to get a boyfriend already.
* Han Joo-Doh from ''Anime/AkatsukiNoYona'' often receives this, especially from Geun-Tae who is already married.
* [[NunTooHoly Eda]] in ''Anime/BlackLagoon'' frequently teases Revy about whether or not she's going to have sex with Rock. Revy doesn't find it remotely amusing, and finds Eda's taunts that if Revy won't, maybe ''she'' will, even less amusing.
* In ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'', someone notices that [[{{Warhawk}} Miyuki]]'s mood is much improved from the day before, and concludes that Tatsuya must have given her "some good attention". (He has, but it wasn't sexual in nature.)
* ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'': With all of the sexual tension and constant longing for Shirogane, Hayasaka explicitly tells Kaguya this almost word for word in Chapter 71.

* In Bill Maher's ''Biblically Incorrect'' (just after the 2008 US elections) he says that when homophobia is a bigger issue than terrorism, America needs to get laid.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Astonishingly, this was once said to ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian, of all people. In one of the later comics, Conan has become the general of [[LaResistance a rebellion]] against [[TheCaligula King Numedides]] of Aquilonia. A bit stressed, Conan has been angrily chasing people out of his tent with threats of bodily harm. One of his allies suggests going into Messantia and finding a girl to bring on the road. This turns out to be a bad idea, as the girl he finds turns out to be a spy who poisons Conan. Fortunately, [[UnexplainedRecovery he survives.]]
* The G-rated version happens in [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/432350.html an issue]] of ComicBook/MarvelAdventures Avengers, when the Avengers are being [[ThereAreNoTherapists diagnosed]] by [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk Doc Samson]]. He writes in his notes on Franchise/SpiderMan, "[[ParentalBonus needs a wife.]]" [[MythologyGag Good to know it's not just the fans who can't stand]] ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''.
** That sequence is taken from the ComicBook/XFactor issues where Doc Samson examines the team. Wolverine makes a clever reference to Watchmen when he says his blot-test looks like "Some pretty flowers".
* [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/SABM/SABM01/DisplaySABM01.html?page=5 This page]] in the ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' series: And really. Rayek does need to get laid. Badly. With a non-evil woman.
* Jesse Custer in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' has this realization about himself after a long-winded rant to his dog, after he hears about a watchdog group protesting Arseface's music career:
--> Watchdog group MY ASS! Who do these self appointed little fucks think they are, anyhow? Goddamn bullshit artists with too much time on their hands goin' lookin' for trouble where there ain't none to begin with! I mean Jesus Christ, that's how P. fuckin' C. got started! Political correctness! "Yeah, we're a buncha east coast liberal assholes an' we are just SO concerned--except we ain't got the balls to take on any real problems so we're gonna invent some our own so's we can feel like we're doin' somethin'! We're gonna save the world by makin' sure no one ever says FAGGOT! I tell you Skeeter, that's the problem with this country today. We're better off'n anyone else in the damn world but we still ain't satisfied. We can't just be happy with who are an' what we got. You know who it reminds me of is. These BODY-PIERCIN' MOTHER FUCKERS. I mean what the hell're you trynna tell me, you need a fuckin' iron ring in your race or your tits or your ass to feel fulfilled or some shit like that? You ain't a INDIVIDUAL 'til you got a big iron bar shot through the enda your pecker? You need that shit to be sure of who you are? Jesus fuckin' Christ, if there's one goddamn thing I am CERTAIN of when I wake up in the mornin' IT'S WHO THE FUCK I AM!
-->I really gotta get laid.
* Ninjette once told this to Comicbook/{{Empowered}}.
* When Creator/PeterDavid first started writing ''Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'', he quickly became a violent, snarky anti-hero... then he met Dolphin.
-->'''Aquaman:''' You mean, all this time, THIS was all I needed..?\\
'''Dolphin:''' If you're like any other man, yes.
* Subverted in Kevin Smith's ComicBook/GreenArrow run where Ollie scolds Mia to quit the lewd jokes and head to school. Mia snarks back that she would have thought Ollie would be in a better mood after a night-long romp with Black Canary.
* Clark's editor says this in ''ComicBook/SupermanSecretIdentity'', when suggesting his pieces might be less analytical and detached if he lived a little more.
* This is a running joke for Spider Jerusalem in ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''.
* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'': Wallace says this to Scott during Scott's depression [[YouWatchTooMuchX and his delving into video games to cope]] at the start of volume 6. HilarityEnsues when Scott tries to take his advice and it just shows that he is undergoing deeper problems.
* In the adult comic ''Disco Dragon'', protagonist Lali takes it as a personal slight that her geeky friend Christina has never had sex, and takes it upon herself to remedy that by hooking her up with a DJ.
* In ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' spin-offs ''ComicBook/TheThessaliad'' and ''ComicBook/ThessalyWitchForHire'', Fetch insists that Thessaly is not living a full life if she's not having sex.
* When the Legend and Billy Butcher first meet in ''ComicBook/TheBoys'', the former suggests the latter's AxCrazy tendencies could be stymied by having sex, even offering to hook him up with a coworker.
-->'''The Legend:''' Or try a cat. Or a dog.
-->'''Billy Butcher:''' I dunno mate. I ain't really into that.
-->'''The Legend:''' As a ''pet'', goddammit...!

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/2002/04/05/ A G-rated version]] in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
-->'''Jon:''' Who needs women, Garfield? All we need is pair of tiny shoes, and... it's the dancing accordion!\\
'''Garfield:''' You need a woman.
* [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/february-5-2007/ Another G-rated version]] in ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}'', merely saying "You need a boyfriend" and then saying she could have been even ''less'' subtle than that...

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''
** [[RunningGag "That Kaiba kid needs to get laid."]]
** [[StockBritishPhrases "That Kaiba bloke needs to get shagged."]]
** Even his own ''computer'' says it! And no mention of a wife in GX... Though he can't really get married to a [[ReincarnationRomance trading]] [[CargoShip card]].
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': In chapter 43 [[spoiler:Shinji and Asuka]] finally make love. the next morning everyone realize it due to how glowingly happy look and behave:
-->'''Ching''':''“Well, His Majesty knows because it happened on Avalon, and therefore he knows about it. And what he said and your reactions made it easy for me to figure it out. Congratulations, by the way. You both look so damn happy I’m envious all over again. You two both needed last night, I think. You’re practically glowing, and giving off a cloud of very specific pheromones so powerful I’m practically getting a contact high from standing downwind of you. Every Imperial here is going to be able to tell because of things like that. There’s also the hundred subtle cues of posture, facial expression, and body language that tell say, trained psychiatrists, for example, that things between you two are different from yesterday.”''
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': [[http://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/advice-and-trust-nge.8768/page-9#post-2184173 Chapter 4]] begins the morning after Shinji and Asuka made love for first time. Rather moping and feeling sorry as usual, Shinji cried with joy, hummed and danced. Misato noted that he seemed feeling unusually good.
* Pulled off ''brilliantly'' in the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' PeggySue fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4203131/1/Reload Reload]]'', where Sasuke[[spoiler:-chan]] tells [[spoiler:Itachi]] that he needs to get laid. [[spoiler: Itachi]] listens, and sets off on an epic quest to get some, and isn't hesitant about telling people about it. Needless to say, this generates quite a few WTF?? reactions.
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': When Misato finds out that Asuka and Shinji were now together her reaction was along the lines of: [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/1346779/032/ "Oh. So THAT'S why she's been in such a good mood lately.”]].
** [[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/1347545/040/ Several pages later]] a person in the comments section said:
--->Ha, the Shinji Effect. She is even being nice to rei... She starts being nice to her in ''Manga/ReTake'' as well. Maybe banging Shinji makes her docile...
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': Misato asked her subordinates if Asuka already knew Kurumi Kagero –a girl tried to romance her husband Shinji in the past- had come back. They told her yes, Asuka knows and no, she is not angry. She is actually in an excellent mood today. Misato quips Shinji must be exhausted.
* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': According Misato, Ritsuko needs a man to fix her “cold, inhuman, heartless doctor” attitude.
* Shows up a lot in ''Theatre/TheHistoryBoys'' fanfic: Scripps is celibate, and Dakin is always trying to get him to either get laid or even just have a wank.
* ''Fanfic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'': When [[TheHero Shinji]] barely could move his [[HumongousMecha Eva]], [[BridgeBunnies Maya]] thought that maybe his mood would improve if he had a bit of ''fun''. So she recruited two other girls and they kidnapped [[BattleCouple Shinji and Asuka]] announcing the five of them were going to have an orgy. The next day neither Shinji nor Asuka wanted to tell what had happened, but Shinji's sync level had skyrocketed (and several chapter later another scene revealed that he had kissed both Asuka and Rei in quick sucession).
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': A meta example. An artist drew pictures of the main characters after [[spoiler:their ascension to godhood.]] Several fans -including the fic's writer- noted that they looked noticeable stable and sane, and mostly human instead [[{{EldritchAbomination}} eldritch]] (although it was justifiable since they wore humanoid forms at specific times), and the artist replied:
-->''"Also, they're pleased in this picture because they've just gotten laid AND been to an awesome concert."''
* Occurs frequently in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fanfiction towards Edward (especially pre-''Breaking Dawn'', hur hur). In a typical set-up, Emmett and Jasper would rib Edward about being stuffy and uptight and accuse his virginity of being the [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian root of the problem.]]
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Shion commented to Keiichi]] that if his sister ([[spoiler:Kyon's mother]]) went to a hotel once or twice a week she would be much happier.
* Something of a RunningGag in Athena Prime's ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1652394/1/After_the_Fall After The Fall]]. Noura Den Hades (Revan) and Carth have sorted things out, they just haven't taken that particular plunge and things ranging from bad timing to Sith ghosts keep interrupting things.
* ''[[http://xmen.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=544207779 My Friend, my Lover]]'' is an ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' fic playing that straight with Jean actually having medical problems due to lack of sex (Storm states mutants have a very high sex drive). She establishes a FriendsWithBenefits relationship with Scott. The change in both of them is rather unbelievable for their friends. So is the change in Logan after he hooks up with Storm.
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1024863/1/Life_Left_Behind Life Left Behind]]'' [[Literature/HarryPotter Draco]] lives as a {{Muggle}} in [[BigApplesauce New York]]. He works at a diner and one Friday, his best friend Joel shows up for his weekly 'you need a life' chat, which includes a discussion about the fact that Draco hasn't gotten laid in too long. What Joel doesn't know is that [[HoYay Harry]], who is the ex that Draco has been pining after for ten years, happened to show up at the diner right before and can hear the whole conversation. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity (and a bit of drama) ensues.]]
* Imagine a property where you have an extreme bookworm and a godlike yet mischievous teacher. Imagine a fandom more than happy to dive into Rule34 like, say, the internet. Yes, there are some fics (the one linked to here is from a side-story to ''Fanfic/{{Progress}}'') from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' that go here. Usually the recipient's response is a request for BrainBleach.
** Celestia went the extra mile in the ''Progress'' side-story. She tells Luna this, and then gathers four of her guards to assist her (which Luna turned down). Oddly, it wasn't because of Luna being uptight, but because of her being ''naive''.
** Another MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanon example: ''Fanfic/{{Equestrylvania}}'' features a scene in which Spitfire attempts to push [[HeManWomanHater Shatterstorm]] and [[TheLadette Rainbow Dash]] together.
-->'''[[ShipperOnDeck Spitfire]]:''' ''This is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Shatterstorm]] we're talking about here! Dude needs a girlfriend'' -- ''stat!''
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' ''[[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend Well then, he's gonna have to look someplace else!]]''
* In ''FanFic/HogyokuExMachina'', [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo]] gets told this word-for-word by his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide hollow self]] since he's severely weakening himself in order to not be a PoisonousPerson (it came with his PhysicalGod status) and he's a ChickMagnet anyway, so why waste it? [[ChasteHero Ichigo's so embarrassed and adverse to the idea]] that the hollow turns to [[EmpathicWeapon Zangetsu]] and asks, "He's not gay, right? I'd know if he was gay."
* In a parody of the ''Film/SpiderMan2'' movie, Peter doesn't get why Harry is so obsessed with avenging a father who constantly looked down on him. "You either need therapy or a blowjob, and I don't own any kneepads."
* In ''FanFic/HuntingTheUnicorn'', the Warblers constantly ridicule how [[TastesLikeDiabetes sugary]] and [[ButNotTooGay chaste]] Blaine is, and wonder when he and Kurt will finally have sex so they can act less like SickeninglySweethearts. In the twelfth chapter, the trope gets {{inverted|Trope}} ''[[{{Deconstruction}} in the worst way possible]]''. [[spoiler: Blaine did, in fact, get laid--when he was sixteen, and attempting to invoke SexEqualsLove.]] Blaine's older brother did ''not'' [[BewareTheNiceOnes take]] [[BigBrotherInstinct it]] [[BerserkButton well]]. In short, [[spoiler: getting laid ''is'' why Blaine's so uptight]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/16112/3/Whispers Whispers]] has Celestia give [[OriginalCharacter Arcanus]] an academic task to study love - essentially a G-rated version of this trope. His mother finds the idea hilarious, then proceeds to very much encourage it.
* Also, in ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'' It's revealed in flashback that [[spoiler:PINKIE PIE!]] of all people says this verbatim as advice to [[spoiler:Applejack. Of course she said this as explanation as to why she kept pranking AJ as "encouragement."]] By that point, the Great War was waging and it's psychological toll was weighing on the advised party heavily. [[spoiler:As it was on all of them, AJ was just the worst at hiding it.]]
* In one story of the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'', Danny and Sam comment that Tucker needs a girlfriend after he pulls a MomentKiller on them.
* ''Naruto Potential Realised'' has a bit of fun with this trope:
-->'''Naruto:''' So you're basically saying, that my getting laid can have a direct result on my performance on missions?\\
'''Shizune:''' [[BluntYes Yes.]] How do you think [[LovableSexManiac Jiraiya-sama]] is such a successful shinobi? It's a well known fact Jiraiya holds the current record of completing the most missions out of all Konoha shinobi.\\
'''Naruto:''' You're fucking with me ain't ya?\\
'''Shizune:''' [[{{Troll}} No. But maybe someone ought to be.]]
* In the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2137959 Undercover Lover]]'', police detective Ren thinks this about his boss, Pyrrha.
* In ''FanFic/ContractLabor'', Kaolla Su, of all people, says that Naru and Motoko need to do "''snu-snu''" to alleviate their violent natures. [[spoiler:Funnily, when Motoko gets to have sex, it ''really'' does help.]]
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10623866/1/Sekirei-Is-that-some-new-species-of-little-sister Sekirei? Is that some new species of little sister?]]'', [[BloodKnight Karasuba]] calms down considerably after having sex with Naruto after a big fight (for a few days anyway). Several characters find a mellowed-out Karasuba rather disturbing.
* Zoë Heriot's friend Daenerys suggests this in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfic ''[[http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=57312&chapter=1 Girl of Her Dreams]]''. Zoë'e not amused.
-->'''Zoë''': That's really helpful advice. Do you know how many times people have said that? Of course, when they say it they think they've done all the hard work and left the easy bit up to me. There are only eighteen people on this station, none of them are interested in me, so where am I going to find a date? Or were you offering?
* Rainbow Dash says this to Twilight Sparkle in ''Fanfic/TheDemesneOfTheReluctantTwilightSparkle''. Twilight denies it, but it helps explain both her fixation on Golden and her previously-and-then-never-again-implied attration to Big Mac.
* When [[VillainousCrush Shendu]] is in bad mood for having to return [[CuteBookworm Valerie]] to the Chans in ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'', Ratso suggests him to do this with the local señoritas, saying that according to Finn, you have to get laid to get over a girl. Shendu ''does'' consider the suggestion, having done that with his concubines during his rule numerous times. However, he ultimately doesn't do it, because the women can't compare to Valerie in his eyes.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Pretty much the underlying plot driver of every teen (or adult) sex comedy film, ever, particularly any dealing with a character seeking to lose his or her virginity.
* In ''Film/{{Babel}}'', a Japanese deaf-mute girl named Chieko, after losing a volleyball match, gets this "suggestion" from a team-mate in order to end her bad mood. Chieko's response is priceless: "I'm gonna fuck your dad to get rid of my mood." [[HilarityEnsues And all of this in Japanese sign language, mind you.]]
* In ''Film/CityOfGod'', the cool-headed Benny tells his volatile friend Lil Z'e, "you need a girlfriend."
* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', after Will Turner reveals that he made all the swords in the blacksmith's shop and constantly trains with them, Jack Sparrow quips that he needs a girlfriend. He later decides Will is a eunuch, and it becomes a RunningGag.
* ''Film/{{Dogma}}'':
** The opening, albeit with a lot more thought put into it than in most cases: "You need to get laid, Bethany Sloane. You need a man, if only for ten minutes."
** And on the villains' side, when one of the sexless fallen angels is going on a rampage, "This is just eons of repression getting purged. If only they'd let us jerk off, you know?"
--->"Our last week on earth. If I had a dick, I'd go get laid."
* Creator/RobinWilliams to the sergeant major in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'', "You are in more dire need of a blow job than any white man in history."
* In the movie ''Little Big League'', a 12-year-old inherits a pro baseball team. There's a scene in which, after he takes a bunch of crap from the players because he is a kid, he goes and gives the team a furious dressing down in which he reminds them that he is the boss and can fire every one of them. After he storms off one player turns to another and says "That kid needs a woman!"
* Said by one of Andy's neighbors at the start of ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin''. If it isn't obvious, it's pretty much Andy's goal throughout the movie, too (or at least it's everyone else's goal for him).
* Lucy Diamond, the lesbian supervillain in the film ''[[Film/{{DEBS}} D.E.B.S.]]'' is told outright by her comrade right at the start of the film that she's trying to take over the world, destroy Australia etc etc because she doesn't want to face her own intimacy issues. The entire basis of the film is what happens when he sets her up on a blind date with a lesbian Russian assassin.
* ''Film/{{Swingers}}'' is pretty much all about Trent trying to get Mike laid so he'll get over a breakup.
* Similar to the show below, one of the lighter moments of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' has Iroh suggest that Zuko meet a girl while in Fire Nation Colony 15.
* Jason's parents to Jason in ''Film/MysteryTeam''.
* In ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', Annette Bening's character notes to herself after she has sex, "That was exactly what I needed."
* In ''Film/{{Moon}}'', Sam Bell says this to his computer companion, GERTY. "You think too much, pal. You need to get laid."
* In ''Film/NobodysFool'', Paul Newman's character says to the officer giving him a ticket, "Boy, I hope you get laid sometime soon."
* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' speaks of kissing [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar but everyone can tell that's not what it's talking about.]]
-->'''Rhett''': You need kissing badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.'
* In ''Film/LoveMeTonight'' (1932), this is essentially the doctor's diagnosis for Princess Jeanette's fainting spells. In the cut that survives, he tells the family that she should be "married, to a man of her own age." Originally, he had a song in which he told Jeanette, "A peach must be eaten / A drum must be beaten / And a woman needs something like that." This was cut by the censors because it was considered too suggestive.
* The romantic comedy ''Young People F**king" (a.k.a. YPF) has a female character attempting to start a "friends with benefits" relationship with a male buddy by uttering this trope by name after his girlfriend leaves him.
* In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', [[LoveableRogue Han Solo]] [[BelligerentSexualTension tells]] [[RebelliousPrincess Princess Leia]] "You could use a good kiss!" As with ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' above, you can guess what this actually means.
* In ''Film/HollywoodHomicide'', K.C. asks Gavilan when's the last time he got laid.
* Implied in ''Film/NotesOnAScandal'' where spinster Barbara expresses her jealousy of her friend Sheba and her own loneliness--". . .to go so long without being touched that the accidental brush of a bus driver's hand sends a jolt of longing straight to your groin." Later, during a confrontation between the two, Sheba tauntingly calls her a "bitter old virgin"and mocks Barbara's love for her--"You want to role around on the floor like lovers? You want to ''fuck'' me, Barbara?"

* Played with in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''. People comment that an unmarried woman the protagonist knows should have gone to the [[SexSlave cribs]] long ago, as she is viewed as desperate for a husband. However, this is due to MyBiologicalClockIsTicking - for some reason the people haven't figured out how to get pregnant without intercourse. Other women are said to "act like a cat in heat", implying that they ''want'' to get laid, but that's not considered a good thing; not for young women who still have a chance to marry a husband (who, unlike a crib captive, would be free of STD and therefore preferable).
* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** Near the beginning of ''Literature/BrothersInArms'', Elli tells Miles "I don't think I've ever seen a human being who needs to get laid worse than you do right now." The UnresolvedSexualTension between them means he's not sure if she's coming on to him or just giving him advice...
** ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'': "Cordelia pictured some under-staffer confiding to Kou: 'Yeah, let's let the Old Man get laid, maybe he'll mellow out...'"
** ''Literature/ACivilCampaign''. The entire main cast ''know'' that they all need to get laid, but knowing that doesn't help matters one bit. Plus, apparently having your staff want your sex life to improve for their sake is hereditary to Vorkosigans: Kareen imagines a similar line about the Old Man's son, "For God's sake, can't somebody please get the little git laid, before he drives us all as crazy as he is?" And then there's "''What'' sex? There hasn't ''been'' any sex. Dammit. Or this would all seem a great deal more worthwhile. I haven't gotten to ''kiss'' the woman yet!"
* In ''[[Literature/GentlemanBastard The Lies Of Locke Lamora]]'' by Scott Lynch, the titular character is hopelessly in love with a woman who's a thousand miles away (and may or may not reciprocate), who he'd rather be miserable over than happy with anybody else--and that's a quote. Early on, two of his friends (read [[TrueCompanions "adoptive family"]]) tell him that he should just go to a brothel before he drives himself crazy. They almost come to blows over it.
** Later in the novel, Locke finally decides to take his friends' advice... but he's still stuck on Her, and therefore he can't perform. He does get an excellent massage and some calming advice from a rather understanding prostitute, though.
* One of the media tie-ins for the TV series ''Series/TwinPeaks'' was a book collecting excerpts from Agent Dale Cooper's life-long diary entries. At one point while in college, a friend tells the tightly-wound Cooper that he "needs to get laid in the worst way." The friend then goes on a date that ends with him in the hospital in a full-body cast. Cooper then comments in his diary this must be the worst way to get laid.
* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'': Mr. Collins cannot emphasize enough to the Bennets the urgency with which Lady Catherine insisted he get married.... [[spoiler:We later see that he is not one bit less obnoxious after he has married and there is a child on the way.]]
* In Creator/TanyaHuff's ''[[Literature/KeepersChronicles Summon the Keeper]]'', the titular Keeper can't get anyone to believe that there's an imp making trouble in her boarding house. She finally has evidence when it writes on her mirror in lipstick, but when she realizes that it's written "Somebody needs to get laid" she can't bring herself to show it to her housemates. (One would have died of embarrassment, the others would have loudly agreed with the imp).
* Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'s Monster says if he can get laid by a mate of his own kind, he'll stop killing and get out of his maker's hair for good. Frankenstein starts creating a female so his creation can get laid, but then destroys it after pondering "What if she's worse, and their offspring are even more worse than them?" The fact that the Monster didn't say anything about ''reproducing'' never crossed his mind.
** In the SequelSeries by Creator/DeanKoontz, the New Race (essentially version 2 or 3.0 that followed on from the monster) ''can'' get laid, but that's ''all'' they can do. They cannot feel intimacy (by design). It works about as well as you'd think.
* In the end of ''[[Literature/TheBaroqueCycle Quicksilver]]'', Daniel Waterhouse is told by John Wilkins of the Royal Society "You need to tend to your own faults, young fellows: excessive sobriety... undue chastity. Let's back to the tavern!" They get him roaring drunk and [[spoiler:cut out the bladder stone which is slowly killing him.]]
* ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'': Really, that's Enkidu's whole problem. All alone in the woods all his life, no ''wonder'' he's cranky. Six days later, problem solved!
* At the beginning of ''Literature/{{Yendi}}'', the second Literature/{{Dragaera}} novel to be published, [[SnarkyNonhumanSidekick Loiosh]] says this to Vlad, which is very confusing to people who read the series in publication order since Vlad was happily married in ''Literature/{{Jhereg}}'', and is a big hint that ''Yendi'' [[AnachronicOrder takes place before]] ''Jhereg''.
* Towards the end of ''Eclipse'', Bella Swan from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' gets rather desperate for some action with Edward. When they finally satisfy that need in ''Breaking Dawn'', Edward notes that it seemed that sex was the key to getting her to be agreeable....
* In the ''Literature/NightHuntress'' books, Bones gives the bigoted and tightly wound Justina a cynical look and says, "You're in desperate need of a good shag." Her daughter is too speechless to defend her... because she's often had the same thought about her mother.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Tyrion Lannister has this opinion of his nephew [[RoyallyScrewedUp King]] [[{{Jerkass}} Joffrey]]. At one point, he actually discusses options with his adviser to get Joffrey away from his bodyguard so they can take him to a brothel (whether or not he's serious is anyone's guess).
* In ''Literature/TheHollowMan'' by Creator/JohnDicksonCarr, Literature/DrGideonFell recalls a time he was chairing a debate on women's rights:
-->"... You were on the side for Women's Rights, Miss Grimaud, and against the Tyranny of Man. Yes, yes. You entered very pale and serious and solemn, and stayed like that until your own side began to present their case. They went on something awful, but [[DontShootTheMessage you didn't look pleased]]. Then [[StrawFeminist one lean female]] carried on for twenty minutes about what woman needed for an ideal state of existence, but you only seemed to get madder and madder. So when your turn came, all you did was rise to proclaim in silvery ringing tones that what woman needed for an ideal existence was less talking and more copulation. Or perhaps you didn't say copulation."
** Later in the book, Fell's assistant suggests that she should have taken her own advice.
* Zavahl, former [[CorruptChurch Hierarch]] of Callisoria in Maggie Furey's ''Literature/{{Shadowleague}}'' trilogy, experiences a complete change of personality after finally getting laid.
* ''Literature/CurseOfTheWolfgirl'' gives us this wonderful soundbite between Malveria and Thrix:
-->"Your body cries out for sex"
--->"No it doesn't"
-->"Well it should!"
* Several people in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series have this view about the [[KnightTemplar Whitecloaks.]] From ''Towers of Midnight'', chapter 30:
-->"The Whitecloaks are a tight-lipped group, my Lady, but they are still men. Men who haven't seen a woman in a while, I think. That always makes them lose what few brains they have."
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', when Ginny and Ron get into a fight about Ginny's dating life, she says:
-->"If you went out and got a bit of snogging done yourself, you wouldn’t mind so much that everyone else does!”
* During the "off again" phases of the "on again, off again" relationship between Literature/StephaniePlum and sometime boyfriend Morelli, Lula frequently complains that Stephanie is a lot easier to get along with during the "on again" phases than during dry spells.
* In ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'' Elodin says this to one of his students after the latter tells him a long and complex bit of trivia:
-->"Uresh. Your next assignment is to have sex. If you do not know how to do this, see me after class."
* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''SacredGround'', the protagonist's grandfather reminds her of the importance of the "Osage blanket ritual" to relieve stress. A few chapters later, she decides to take the advice.
* In Creator/GregBear's ''Literature/{{Eon}}'', at one point one of the scientists investigates an asteroid confesses that he can't think clearly. One of his female colleagues suggests he needs to get laid. In a rare case for this trope, she proceeds to lock herself into the room with him, and undress.
* In the prologue to ''Academ's Fury'', of the ''Literature/CodexAlera'' series, a knight visiting the First Lord notes that the First Lord is looking haggard, and recommends, repeatedly, that he get himself a concubine or something to take the edge off.
* In Literature/TheDresdenFiles book ''White Night'', after the book's climax, Lara Raith, a [[HornyDevils White Court vampire]], attempts to feed on Harry, but ends up getting burned by ThePowerOfLove, which has been protecting Harry since his last encounter with his former girlfriend, four years previously. [[note]]People in true love in ''The Dresden Files'' who have sex confer a sort of energy on their lovers' souls; this directly harms White Court vampires that try to feed on those protected by this energy.[[/note]] As soon as she realizes Harry is still protected, Lara remarks that while she immensely respects Harry, she finds a man as powerful and attractive as him not getting any for four years to be immensely ''sad.''
* What Sam Temple (Literature/{{GONE}} series) thinks his sanctimonious, holier than thou ass girlfriend needs in PLAGUE. She does not take it well, quite understandably.
* Rob says this about Barry in ''Literature/HighFidelity'': of the three people who work in the record store, Barry is easily the most obsessively nerdy (not to mention the loneliest).
* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', Melodía is often told by other girls in her [[GirlPosse posse]] that the reason for her crankiness is that she doesn't have enough sex. Understandably, she's rather cranky at that notion, too.
* A passing bit of humor in ''[[Literature/{{Videssos}} The Legion of Videssos]]'' has an ascetic monk lambasting a Haloga mercenary who's celebrating the midwinter festival with a whore -- but the monk describes the temptations of the whore in such terms that the mercenary responds that the monk clearly needs her services worse than he does.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Selfie}}'', Eliza feels this way about Henry, saying "Somebody needs to get laid" after he reprimands her again about not working at work. She and Charmonique then try to fix him up so he'll be less cranky. It doesn't go well, and at one point while trying to give Henry tips, he thinks Eliza is coming on to him and responds, almost kissing her and making things awkward.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': This strikes all of the cast members at least once in the series.
** Frasier tends to suffer this the entire series. In the appropriately named episode "Frasier Gotta Have It", when he earns a sexual fling with nutty artist Caitlin, Roz asks him an important question:
--->'''Roz:''' For as long as I've known you, you've been complaining about your lack of a sex life. Suddenly, you have one. So why are you still complaining?
** Niles in "Look Before You Leap" is tantalized by Maris' rare offer of sex that he starts hitting on ''every female he sees'', including ''Roz''.
-->'''Frasier:''' It’s high time you and Maris sat down and talked through your problems.
-->'''Niles:''' ''(excited)'' She doesn’t want to talk. When she says “get together” she means in the “You wear the crème fraiche, I’ll lick it off” sense. She’s cleared her schedule from seven till seven-thirty, that means foreplay AND cuddling!
** Roz in "Crock Tales" bemoans her lack of a sex life.
-->'''Roz:''' Used to be I’d go out and get a little wild on my birthday. Now I go out and get a little dinner.
-->'''Frasier:''' There’s nothing wrong with dinner.
-->'''Roz:''' I know, but it used to come with sex.
-->'''Daphne:''' Oh, come on, Roz, sounds like you need a drink.
-->'''Roz:''' Oh, that used to come with sex, too.
** Daphne has a ton of dry spells; once it was the plot to "The Matchmaker", in which Frasier connives to introduce her to the new KACL station owner, who, unbeknownst to Frasier or Daphne, is gay.
** Inverted in one episode where Frasier has for once cheerfully accepted being single and just decided to roll with it for a while... prompting everyone else to decide they need to set him up out of concern. Their efforts inevitably just make things worse, but he ends up meeting a nice lady (ironically the woman Niles tried to set him up with) completely by accident.
* Kochanski to Rimmer in ''Series/RedDwarf'', after Rimmer, with great pride, demonstrates his proposed new Space Corps salute.
--> "Rimmer, have sex with someone. And [[ThatsAnOrder that's an order."]]
* The early ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' episode "Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy" manages to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar skate just past the radar]] with this in regards to an old friend from the streets of Will's who drops by and falls for Hillary, lessening her snobby attitude.
-->'''Will''': Ya see? I remember when Hilary used to walk around the house all sour and stuff. It's like I always said, "That girl just needs a good fu-riend," Aunt Viv.
** Another episode has Will asking Geoffrey if he's brought in the mail; when Geoffrey replies sarcastically that he's saving that for later on, lest he get too giddy from 'scrubbing the john', Will responds, "You know, you ''really'' need a woman, G."
-->'''Geoffrey''': [[DeadpanSnarker What's a woman?]]
-->'''Will''': ...I'll get the mail.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'':
** In the episode "A Night In Sickbay," Phlox questions whether his dog's illness is what's ''really'' bothering Captain Archer, and asks him, "How long has it been since you were intimate with a woman?"
** The opening scene of "Fallen Hero" has T'Pol recommending shore leave on Risa, because crew efficiency has gone down 3% due to a lack of sexual activity. On the other hand, the sexual tension could be caused by a certain Vulcan walking around in her [[{{Stripperiffic}} catsuit]].
* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Cordelia comments that if it were anyone other than the title character, she would say he needed to get laid. Unfortunately, Angel sometimes turns into an evil serial killer when he gets laid.
** The episode after this proves Cordy is right -- Angel has sex with Darla and rather than turning evil, overcomes his DespairEventHorizon and gets back together with his friends.
-->'''Gunn:''' "So, you had an ''epiphany'', did you? So, what you just wake up and 'bang'?"
-->'''Angel:''' (smirking) "Well, it was [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sort of the other way around]]."
** Sex isn't exactly a problem with Angel. It's just that he [[CantHaveSexEver can't get groiny with Buffy]], the only woman with whom he can really have "a moment of perfect happiness," [[CurseEscapeClause without unleashing Angelus upon the world]].
* In the season 2 finale of ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'', Principal Snyder finds Buffy in the middle of a crime scene, and expels her. After she pulls out a giant sword, Buffy subtly insinuates this to Snyder. In fact, most of the show's human villains are defined by their frustrated libido and failed manhood.
-->'''Buffy''': You never got a single date in high school, did you?\\
'''Snyder''': Your point being?
** When Buffy turns invisible in season 6, Xander goes to Spike to discuss the situation and walks in on them having sex. Spike claims he's exercising and, possibly out of denial, Xander accepts it.
-->'''Xander''': Exercising. Butt naked. In bed. You know, jokes aside, you really should get a girlfriend.
** Then there's the time Andrew freaks out over Willow wanting to kill him to Xander and Anya. They're not sympathetic, and the numerous ''StarWars'' references do not help:
-->'''Xander''': You've never had any tiny bit of sex, have you?
** A variation during the final conflict of Season 6. [[spoiler: Dark Willow]] says "Oh Buffy. You really need to have every square inch of your ass kicked", but [[FoeYay says it in the same way]] someone might say "You need to get laid."
** In the third episode of season 1, Buffy is describing Giles' seriousness and objection to her taking up cheerleading to her friends; "I'd say he should get a girlfriend if he wasn't so old!"
* In Season 3 episode 5 of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', Piper's response to Prue's obsession with catching the Triad is "We really need to get her laid, huh?"
* Season three ''Series/{{House}}'' episode "The Jerk" has its unlikeable teenaged patient delivering a rather eloquent version of this trope, telling his mother: "''Get yourself coited''."
* Nick Stokes on ''Series/{{CSI}}'' once told assistant coroner David that he needed a girlfriend, only to have David reply "I'm engaged--but thank you."
* An episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'' had half the camp desperate to get Margaret to Tokyo and her new husband, because she was making everyone miserable. And upon returning was sweet and peaceful as a dove, to the point of ignoring insults from Hawkeye and BJ;
-->"She's no fun when Donald is relaxed!"
* Glenn gets accused of this in ''Series/TheThickOfIt''.
* September 30, 2009, Chris Rock appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show promoting a new movie that promised to reveal the "secrets" of African American women's hair. Viewers were not happy. When he re-appeared on the show he was read a letter from "Shirley" with the following excerpts: "It is not necessary to let every white woman know all that we do to compete and be accepted today." "White women know black men love to run their hands through silky smooth hair, and they will use this knowledge to take our men." His response "Shirley Shirley Shirley... Shirley needs a man!"
* Mitchell does this to George in the first few episode of ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' upon learning he hasn't had sex since his transformation into a werewolf over two years ago.
* Barney Stinson on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' believes that every international conflict boils down to sexual tension. Crisis in the Middle East? Gaza Strippers! Apartheid? Apart thighs! The Cold War? Mr. Gorbachev, take down those pants!
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "The Eleventh Hour": When the Doctor borrows a laptop from Amy's friend Jeff, he says "Blimey! Get a girlfriend, Jeff!" Later, when he's setting Jeff up to negotiate with world leaders, he tells him "Delete your Internet history."
** "Under the Lake": When Clara says she wants more adventures, the Doctor says she needs to find another boyfriend. Clara subtly hints that she has, [[ShipTease and he's standing in front of her]].
* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': Frost says this to Korsak after Korsak geeks out over a victim's expensive sailboat.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{JAG}}'' Commander Rabb tells Commander Turner that the sooner Turner gets with somebody, the sooner he'll lighten up.
* Used indirectly in ''Series/TheCloser''; a US army major, after dealing with Brenda, remarks that she needs to get laid. While in her murder room, to her ''husband''. He naturally replies that that's not what's wrong with her.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': When Crichton's wormhole-controlling-block stops him from fixing the problem in the series finale, Chiana invokes this trope:
-->'''Chiana''': Sex does it.
-->'''D'Argo''': For you.
-->'''Chiana''': For everyone. Sex.
-->'''John''': With you? Or with him?
-->'''Chiana''': Whatever.
* On BBC PanelShow ''The Bubble'', Reginald D. Hunter to David Mitchell (after yet another of the latter's [[CharacterFilibuster peeved-about-a-technicality rants]]): "After this, let's go and get you a girlfriend."
* In season 2 of ''Series/SecretDiaryOfACallGirl'', Bambi, Belle's protegee, says this to her, despite the fact that she's working as a prostitute, with the implication being that she needs to get laid in a non-professional capacity.
* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'':
-->'''Connor:''' Becker is ''really'' not gonna be happy with you.
-->'''Danny:''' Why?
-->'''Connor:''' That was his favorite gun.
-->'''Danny:''' We need to get him a girlfriend.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Captain's Holiday," Riker sends this message to Picard in a very GettingCrapPastTheRadar way: he asks Picard to buy him a Horga'hn statuette, but "forgets" to mention that displaying it indicates that one is the in the market for "jamaharon." Unfortunately, his scheme is foiled when Picard proves that, even on Risa, it's possible to avoid having sex if you just act surly enough.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', after Carla and Turk discover J.D. is staring at them making out, Carla, word-for-word, asks J.D., "When's the last time you got laid?"
** There's another incident where J.D. and the "loneliest guy in this hospital ([[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep yes that's his name]]) brush shoulders in a doorway and purr in ectasy like it's the only human contact they've had ''ever'' before walking off in two directions.
* An interesting variation happens in an episode of ''Series/{{Glee}}''. Those of the boys who have girlfriends who won't sleep with them figure out that using mental images of their [[BrawnHilda football coach]] is a very effective way of cooling down when making out. Of course, Coach Bieste finds out about it, and gets so upset that she quits her job (turns out she is really [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon insecure]] about her looks). In the resulting discussion about how the guys didn't mean to upset her, in fact they like her and she basically saved the football team from failure and humiliation, Santana comes to the conclusion that if everyone would just get laid, the school would have a winning football team.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Tyrion and Bronn think this might help smooth out some of [[RoyalBrat Joffrey's]] "[[JerkAss rough edges]]," at least temporarily. Unlike their book counterparts, they send a couple of prostitutes to Joffrey's bed chamber as a birthday present. Unfortunately, they didn't count on Joffrey's taste for violence [[DisposableSexWorker extending to sex]] (though his actions are at least partly motivated by his resentment of Tyrion, giver of the gift).
--> '''Bronn:''' There's no cure for bein' a cunt. But the boy's at that age, he's got nothing to do save tear wings off flies. Couldn't hurt to get some of the poison out.
* A subplot in the fifth season of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' involved [[EthicalSlut Angela]] attempting to remain celibate for 6 months, thinking that she needs to connect to people in a non-sexual way. She becomes increasingly erratic, to the point where, in the episode "The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken" she becomes obsessed with saving a baby piglet from being slaughtered for meat. Team psychiatrist Sweets finally tells her that her perspective is becoming skewed and advises that she should cancel her celibacy experiment.
* In ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', Stumpy tells Jonesy that he needs to get laid, then tells him a story about a man he knew whose testicle exploded with a "pop" after he didn't have sex for two years.
* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'': Fabio tells Bono "You need to get laid, my friend."
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': In "[[Recap/BabylonFiveS04E13RumorsBargainsAndLies Rumors Bargains and Lies]]", Sheridan is sitting off to his side in the dining room, [[LaughingMad giggling manically]] to himself while the rest of the crew observes during the breakfast. They figure that he's acting like that because [[LadyOfWar Delenn]] has been away for a few days, and figure he's just gonna get worse.
* Sherlock gives this advice to Joan in the second episode of ''Series/{{Elementary}}''.
* A RunningGag on ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' , usually directed at Dorothy.
* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode "Repairs", Skye comments to Ward that May needs to get laid. Ward manages to hide his reaction, based on the fact that [[spoiler: they were shown having sex earlier in the episode]].
* In ''Series/EmilyOwensMD'', several people think that Emily needs casual sex to relieve stress.
* In the ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' episode, "The Fearsome Dr Crane", when Bullock learns that Gordon is in a relationship with Dr Tompkins, he comments that if this is what Jim's like when he ''is'' getting laid, he'd hate to see what he's like when he isn't.
* ''Series/DeathInParadise'': At the end of "The Complex Murder", Dwayne tells Humphrey that he doesn't need a boat, he needs a girlfriend.

[[folder:Religion & Mythology]]
* St. Paul describes in 1st Corinthians 7:9 "it is better to marry than to burn with passion", implying most people really are not meant for celibacy (even though Paul believed that, all else being equal, celibacy was superior because it allowed one to focus on following the Lord and not on pleasing a spouse).

* In ''Theatre/{{Gypsy}}'', June and Louise both sing "If Mama Was Married," which is basically them dreaming about what life would be like if their mom would stay married, ''calm down'', and leave them be.
* Toward the end of ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'', Benedick, having finally surrendered to marrying Beatrice, turns to Don Pedro (who engineered the match) and quips, "Prince, thou art sad; get thee a wife, get thee a wife."
** As catalogued in GetTheeToANunnery, Shakespeare used lines like this quite often in his plays, but language has changed since then.
* In ''Theatre/OneTouchOfVenus'', when Molly spots Savory sulking, she advises him: "A girl on the couch is worth two on the mind!"
* In ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'', Jefferson doesn't want to the Declaration of Independence because it's preventing him from visiting his wife at home. Adams--who has been crabby and obnoxious the whole time--responds that he happens to miss his ''own'' wife very much, but "life is more than sexual combustibility." Even so, he quietly sends for Martha Jefferson to cure Thomas' WritersBlock and sure enough after they spend the day, and the night, and then most of the next day together, the Declaration is ready.[[note]]In RealLife, Jefferson wanted to get home because his wife was in very poor health, and indeed Martha Jefferson died quite young. The Martha who was his "First Lady" was their daughter.[[/note]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', a milder variation occurs in [[BraggartBoss Gilgamesh's]] FinalSpeech:
-->'''Gilgamesh:''' And you, Faris! You must fall in love, or something, and try to act a little like a woman -- if you still know how!
* The Ant uses the E-rated version ("We've got to get this guy a girlfriend") towards Tombstone in ''VideoGame/FreedomForce vs. The Third Reich''. Of course, Tombstone is dead, having been falsely accused for the murder of his wife and executed in the electric chair, only to be resurrected as a wrathful specter by a dose of [[AppliedPhlebotinum Energy X]].
* [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV Niko Bellic]] tells the creepy, sadistic serial killer and rapist Eddie Low that he needs to get laid. [[spoiler: He just has... a dead jogger down by the docks. {{Squick}}.]]
* This is Sandra's solution to pretty much every problem Phoenix tells her in ''VisualNovel/CulpaInnata''.
** Phoenix doesn't always disagree. This is a FreeLoveFuture, after all. Marriage is eliminated in the World Union, and immigrants are cautioned never to expect faithfulness from their sexual partners.
* Keiji from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' enjoys teasing ChasteHero Yukimura about his non-existent love life. By the third game, however, Keiji flat out tells Yukimura he should settle down and get married already. (Note that Yukimura is only '''17'''.)
* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', the Protagonist tells Kinzie that s/he is liking the new [[ItMakesSenseInContext Remote Control Gun]] that she has made. When she tells the Protagonist that she got bored and threw it together one night, the Protagonist says exactly this to her. Her response? [[spoiler: [[{{Squick}} Electronics are good for that too.]]]]
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': Shepard can tell an un-romanced Garrus that he ''really'' needs a date, before serving as wingman. Since Garrus thinks "Come here often? I imagine anyone who does is probably an alcoholic" is the ultimate in pick-up lines, Shepard's services are ''badly'' needed.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the mercenary Iron Bull hires a prostitute named Candy for the [[OurSpiritsAreDIfferent mind-reading spirit]] [[CelibateHero Cole]] that defines itself by healing everyone's pain. [[PlatonicProstitution Cole dances with her, then helps her work through her anger with her mother and send her a letter.]] She lets him use her real name as a result since it no longer pains her. Presumably, Cole has no idea as to what you're ''supposed'' to do after hiring a prostitute. Given what Solas says about how sex with spirits tends to attract demons, it's probably best that Iron Bull's plan failed.
* Used by older Neptune in ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII'', to Arfoire, elegantly combining the running gags of getting her name wrong and calling her out as a ChristmasCake:
-->'''Older Neptune:''' : Ar-fjord? Why does anyone call you that? I don't think anyone's sailed up ''that'' inlet in over a millennia. I'd blame your wardrobe.
* One in-game book in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', ''Ahzirr Traajijazeri'', is an examination of the Khajit view on life. Partway through, it informs the reader that if they haven't gotten laid recently, they should put the book down and go take care of that.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/LesKassos'': The social worker's conclusion about the "Yu Gi Uno" youths (parodying the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' cast) is that they need to give up playing their card game and start looking for girlfriends. They annoy her so much that she finally calls on LovableSexManiac Sandy (who is happy to help).
* ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'': In "studying", Strong Bad calls the sender Roy a "dork-on" for turning down the chance to get to "first, second, or quite possibly even third base" with his girlfriend in favor of studying.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* For a brief while, this was a joke concerning Emily on the ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' forums. This became HarsherInHindsight when it was later revealed that she had already had sex before.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** The "Treasure Type O" quote is spoken to Miko Miyazaki, after she takes her KnightTemplar-ness to LawfulStupid levels and [[spoiler:falls as a result of killing Lord Shojo]].
** This seems to be the fan consensus on Redcloak, the BigBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. Redcloak's brother tries to arrange a date for him in ''Start Of Darkness'', which didn't work. Right-eye seemed to hope that hooking Redcloak up with a nice, intelligent goblin chick would encourage him to settle down and focus more on living a normal life than [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans building the goblin utopia]]. Redcloak's problem isn't so much sexual frustration as not being able to admit his mistakes. One of the things ''driving'' his inexcusable behavior was his dedication to "the Plan."
---> '''Xykon''': ''You'll obey me forever now, because I give you an excuse for your inexcusable behavior''.
** Although, he was actually considering it after he and Right-Eye break the Monster in the Dark out of a circus... it just gets derailed when Xykon shows up and gets him focused on the Plan again.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': [[CharacterDevelopment It really]] [[DidYouJustHaveSex does help]].
-->'''Faye:''' I like plottin' downfalls. They make me feel... tingly.\\
'''Dora:''' We have GOT to get you laid.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** This is implied to be part of Gil's ever increasing stress. Of course, trying to balance the needs and desires of his love interest and his father, dealing with the Jagers, and ''taking on an entire army of SteamPunk {{Spider Tank}}s'' also contribute to his blood pressure.
** Inverted [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040305 here]], when the baron suggest Gil has to marry so he stops sleeping with any willing woman he encounters.
** In the ''Cinderella'' theater break, Zeetha tells Agatha "We'd better get you playing with the princes' tool belts quick". [[GadgeteerGenius Agatha is more excited]] [[WrenchWench by the straight sense]] than she would have been if she understood what it meant.
* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' [[http://shortpacked.com/comic/book-1-brings-back-the-80s/05-now-in-technicolor/a-83/ suggests]] all of the problems in ''StarWars'' [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot could have been avoided]] this way.
** Applied to one of the actual cast members [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2006/comic/book-3-is-totally-gay/02-wikimania/wiki/ here]].
* Viciously parodied [[http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3391401/ here]].
* [[Webcomic/LeastICouldDo "...and that's when I bought the horse a prostitute."]]
** [[RunningGag "I love this guy!"]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheDreamer'', Alan gets told this by Col. Knowlton, and even gets furlough papers so he can marry Beatrice.
* In ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/1042.htm Croisette says this to Lancelot]]. [[note]]In Howard Pyle's ''Champions of the Round Table'' she says something ''broadly'' similar but a lot more courtly romance about him having a lady to serve in all the ways a knight serves a lady. He replies that he serves the Queen ... [[{{Foreshadowing}} but not in that way]].[[/note]]
* Kaley gets this a bunch at the beginning of ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Geminni/5037586 Geminni.]]''
* Subverted by ''Webcomic/MenageA3''. At the start, virgin {{geek}} Gary wants to get laid, and his friends generally agree that, sure, that'd be good for him -- though they tend to have their own ideas about who and how. Then, after hundreds of strips, Gary gets laid. It introduces a whole new set of plotlines. But amazingly enough, it makes no detectable difference to Gary's personality.
* Ruby of ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' presents as a career-focused neurotic stressed-out SourPrude, in massive denial even after her libido does begin to surface, in contrast to her sister, Amber.[[note]]An ex-porn star.[[/note]]
* In ''Webcomic/WhenSheWasBad'', Anna says this to VillainProtagonist Gail. Gail actually agrees with her.
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'', [[http://ffn.nodwick.com/?p=1253 here]].
-->'''Nelson''': He ''so'' needs a girlfriend.\\
'''Shawn''': So he might be a little more stable?\\
'''Nelson''': So he'd be someone else's problem.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Justin invokes this on himself [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1850 here]].
* ''Webcomic/BetweenFailures'': Thomas to Nina in [[http://betweenfailures.com/comics1/1256-very-a-lot this comic]]. It's downplayed as Nina is not all that repressed and is actually quite cheerful and nice. But she DOES seem to have an unhealthy interest in the relationship of her two best friends (especially since [[ShipperOnDeck she was the one who kept trying to get them together]] even before it happened.)

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': Spoony [[SelfDeprecation says it about himself]] after he acts out a battle between [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan the Cimmerian]], and a giant Dizzy Gillespie using toys, [[ItMakesSenseInContext all in response to a really boring computer game]].
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara mentioned this trope during his Ultimates 3 review, before mentioning that he thinks the Ultimates actually need to ''stop'' getting laid - it never seems to end well for them.
** Upon seeing that the backup bridge of Comicron 1 is a dead-ringer for the original Enterprise, Jaeris informs Linkara to "Let me know when you get a girlfriend. I'll throw you a parade."
* Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} has [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Category:People_who_could_benefit_from_getting_laid_more_often an entire category]] on this subject.
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'': while watching ''Film/ErnestSavesChristmas'', there's a scene where Film/ErnestPWorrell makes disturbing facial expressions while describing a bizarre incident from his childhood. The Critic's response is to suggest that Ernest... well... you ''know'' what page you're on.
** Not to mention the time he claimed the entire movie of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Sidekicks Sidekicks]] needed to get laid.
* ''WebVideo/ADoseOfBuckley'': Buckley receives this as one of his hate comments in his "The Ten Worst Songs" series, and he explains why "You need to get laid" is not a valid argument.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'': Invoked by Grampa after [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Kaiba]](yes,''[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney that]]'' one.)fails to get the Blue-Eyes White Dragon.
-->'''Grampa''': That Kaiba kid needs to get laid.\\
'''Tristan''': ''Big'' time!\\

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In the episode "To Love and Die in Dixie", Stewie says about Meg: "She needs to get laid, big time." Given that the line came on the heels of Meg talking about her imaginary boyfriend and the various gifts he gave her before running off in tears... yeah, pretty accurate assessment.
** In "Leggo my Meg-O", when Meg goes to Paris, Stewie says to her: "Don't worry about me, just get yourself laid."
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', Aladdin says that Mozenrath "needs a girlfriend."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** "He ''really'' needs a girlfriend." spoken by Moe of Barney after the latter goes especially bonkers in a parody of ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''.
** In "You Kent Always Say What You Want", Ned Flanders is watching tv just for the sake of finding offensive things to complain about, and sees Kent Brockman's earlier broadcast (where he swore on the air) and the following conversation ensues:
--->'''Rod Flanders:''' What are you doing, daddy?\\
'''Ned Flanders:''' [[DisproportionateRetribution Imploring people I never met to pressure a government with better things to do to punish a man who meant no harm for something nobody even saw! That's what I'm doing!]]\\
(''Rod and Todd exchange a worried look'')\\
'''Rod Flanders:''' Daddy, we think you need a new mommy.\\
'''Ned Flanders:''' First things first!
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Katara tells Sokka that he "wouldn't be so bossy if [he] kissed a girl." This is rather prophetic, as Sokka ends up being responsible for one of the most infamous examples of GettingCrapPastTheRadar in that series two seasons later.
** Iroh likewise suggest that Zuko needs to pick up a chick on more than one occasion. Zuko likewise wound up in some radar-skimming scenes with Mai two seasons later.
* In one scene in ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' Jay and Marty are in a lab that tests makeup on animals, and Jay looks at a rabbit wearing makeup and says in a very flirty tone, "Well hello, you wascawwy wabbit." Marty pulls him away and says, "Dad, you gotta start dating!"
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Garnet to [[TheBrute Jasper]] during their knock-down drag-out fist fight. Jasper had been mocking her for being [[spoiler:[[FusionDance a fusion]]]] so it's pretty effective.
-->'''Garnet''': I can see you hate the way we intermingle / But I think that you're just mad because you're single.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': A GettingCrapPastTheRadar version in the Slappy Squirrel short "Bumbie's Mom":
-->'''Rude Woman:''' What is that child's problem?\\
'''Slappy Squirrel:''' Me, and in about two seconds, you're going to share that problem.\\
'''Rude Woman:''' Well, I never!\\
'''Slappy Squirrel:''' Well, you should, it's fun.