Playing With / Mating Dance

Basic Trope: Hey, are those two characters dancing or doing something else entirely?
  • Straight: Alice and Bob dance together suggestively.
  • Exaggerated: The motions not only are suggestive, but Alice and Bob are...making a lot of noise and naked. And shortly after the dance scene, Alice is pregnant.
  • Downplayed: Only Moral Guardians complain that Alice and Bob are dancing suggestively.
  • Justified:
    • Alice and Bob decided to get wild on the dancefloor.
    • Alice and Bob are non-human creatures of some sort that actually do reproduce by dancing.
  • Inverted: Alice and Bob have sex, but it looks like they're doing the Twist or some other dance moves (that couldn't easily be construed as sexual).
  • Subverted: Alice and Bob are seen on the dance floor, dancing closely, but not doing any suggestive-looking moves.
  • Double Subverted: But it is revealed afterwards that they got arrested for public sex, had a very loud orgasm, Alice is now pregnant, or something along those lines.
  • Parodied:
    • Watching Alice and Bob on the dancefloor, a Grande Dame and her husband stare in horror. She faints, and he loses his monocle into his drink.
    • Alice and Bob get so into their dance, they both agree to just do away with the pretenses and have sex on the dance floor with everybody watching.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Alice and Bob's dance moves don't look even vaguely sexual.
    • Alice and Bob don't dance in this setting.
  • Enforced:
  • Lampshaded:
  • Invoked: Alice and Bob start grinding to sexy music.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice and Bob feel that this is wrong, and either don't dance or don't dance suggestively.
  • Discussed: "Man, Alice and Bob are really going at it!"
  • Conversed: "How did they go from dancing to...uh...dancing?"
  • Deconstructed: After a suggestive display on the dancefloor, Alice and Bob run off to have sex and it's clunky and awkward. As a result, they discover that they're not as compatible as they initially thought.
  • Reconstructed: But after a long term relationship and plenty of practice, they begin to better understand the importance of passion and synchronization, making both their sex and dancing more sensual than ever.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob dances with every girl on the floor...and all find themselves pregnant.
  • Played For Drama: Alice's Overprotective Dad sees them dancing... and he doesn't like it at all.


Back to Mating Dance... And don't dance too closely, you two.
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