Playing With: All Gays Are Promiscuous

Basic Trope: All gay men have an exorbitant number of sex partners.
  • Straight: Bob is gay and Really Gets Around.
  • Exaggerated: The first thing Bob does every morning is drive home.
  • Downplayed: Bob sometimes two-times his current boyfriend.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • Bob is a gay Casanova Wannabe; he can't get laid to save his life.
    • Alternatively: Gay men are relatively chaste. The lesbians in the series, on the other hand, all seem to think the whole world is their band camp.
    • Or: The heterosexuals change partners so often you can't keep track without a list. The homosexuals just wonder what the hell is wrong with these straight people.
  • Gender Flipped: Alice is a lesbian and she Really Gets Around.
  • Subverted:
    • Bob was the campus bike in his college years, but he later settles into a stable, long-term relationship with Alan.
    • Bob seems gay at first, but it turns out he is actually bisexual which may or may not lead to a different set of stereotypes.
  • Double Subverted: Bob's relationship with Alan is an open relationship.
  • Parodied: In the background to a No Tell Motel scene, Bob bounces from one room to the next in varying styles of dress, faster than someone could even change clothes.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob is a slut, but falling in love with Alan (who expects monogamy) causes him to reexamine his values. But old habits die hard...
  • Averted: Bob is gay but actually keeps his pants zipped. Either he's completely celibate, saving sex for marriage, or simply prefers to get to know someone before jumping in bed.
  • Enforced: "We're Showtime and we need to be edgy dammit!"
  • Lampshaded: "I have a date tonight!" "You mean, you're going someplace other than his bedroom?"
  • Invoked: "Thanks for buying me that drink...wanna go see if the handicapped stall is empty?"
  • Defied: "Um no, how about I give you my number and you call me tomorrow?"
  • Exploited: Jason is straight and becomes a male prostitute.
  • Discussed: Bob and Alan discuss the high promiscuity within the gay community, coming at it from two different points of view.
  • Conversed: Does every gay guy on this show wake up in a different bed every morning?
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed: Bob has casual sex because he enjoys it, and only dates men who are open to polyamory.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob is the Resident Slut in a gay male version of the Four Girl Ensemble.
  • Played For Drama:
    • Bob finds out he's HIV-positive as a result of his promiscuity.
    • Or, his sleeping around spells doom for his relationship with Alan (STDs optional)

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