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: A character is very promiscuous.
- Straight: Alice, a bisexual woman, has many short-term sexual partners of both sexes.
- Downplayed: Alice has an open mind and low standards.
- Justified: Alice just has a high sex drive; it's nothing to do with her sexuality, but she decides to take advantage of the fact people expect her to have sex a lot to, well, have sex a lot.
- Inverted: All the monosexual cast members have lots of sex. Alice can't get laid.
- Alice appears to have lots of casual sex with people of both sexes, sleeping with a woman one night and a man the next... actually, she is in a committed polyamorous relationship with them both, Bob and Carol, and is actually the least sexually driven one in their relationship.
- Alice is bisexual and acts promiscuously, but she has recently been through a traumatic experience and this is a coping mechanism; she's not usually like this.
- Double Subverted:
- Alice is less sexually-driven because she's tired out; she's cheating on Bob and Carol with David, and Emily, and Frank, and Helga...
- ...or at least that's what she tells everyone. Honestly, nothing happened and she feels she needs an excuse.
- Alice has slept with everyone on the planet. Literally.
- When a character mentions that they haven't slept with Alice, other characters react with shock or dismissal.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Alice is bisexual and is not particularly promiscuous.
- Alice is a Celibate Hero.
- Alice is a biromantic asexual.
- "If we don't show Alice as completely into both sexes, the viewers are going to think of her as either gay or straight, and that'll confuse them later in the plot."
- The writers want to drive the shippers wild.
- Lampshaded: "Yeah, yeah, I know, 'bisexuals are slutty' thing, bad stereotype. I'll go to a gay rights march or something to make up for it later; now shut up and fuck me."
- Invoked: "That's Alex, Alice's brother who is also bisexual. You know the kind: "Everyone has a hole, so everyone can please me"".
- Exploited: The Handsome Lech finds out Alice's reputation, and sleeps with her.
- Defied: "Bob, I would have put out by now, but I have this whole Stop Being Stereotypical thing to deal with."
- Discussed: "So, wait, if she's bi how come none of you have slept with her? Of either sex?" "...Because Hollywood is lying to you and Alice is waiting until marriage? She's just our friend."
- Conversed: "Why does it always seem like the bisexuals have to sleep with everyone male and female? Do straight people want to sleep with everyone of the opposite sex?"
- Played For Laughs: Alice having sex with anyone she meets is taken as a given by her friends; they often arrange their plans around/using this fact.
- Played For Drama: Alice loves Bob, but can't stop checking out and being turned on by every guy and girl around.
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