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All Gays Are Promiscuous
: 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.
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.
: Alice is a lesbian and she Gender Flipped Really Gets Around.
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?
Bob is So Beautiful, It's a Curse; men only want him for his body. Part of him enjoys the attention and the sex, while another part is becoming increasingly isolated and lonely with each new hook-up.
Or, Bob has deep-seated issues from a traumatic past ( Abusive Parents, Kids Are Cruel, Rape as Backstory, you name it), and sees others' physical attraction to him as the acceptance he's been longing for.
Or, it's revealed that Bob doesn't know how to maintain a relationship or attract a man with his personality, because he's so used to banking on his looks for hook-ups.
Or the reason he's so promiscuous is that he has some deep-seated internalized homophobia and figures that he'd be better of dead from AIDS than gay.
He's a closeted religious fanatic. When he finally comes out, he just assumes "That's what we do!"
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)
All Gays Are Promiscuous