Main A Man Is Not A Virgin Discussion

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03:01:17 AM Dec 27th 2016
Trope was disambiguated per TRS.
10:58:33 AM Sep 4th 2013
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There are a lot of non-examples making their way here, and I think the trope description is part of the problem. The Laconic defines the trope as basically, "A male character is weak and ill-adjusted because he's a virgin," but the second paragraph of the description makes it sound like it's more along the lines of "A male character's non-virginity is established firmly and early on." While those two stem from the same idea, in practice they seem like two totally different tropes, which is probably why I'm seeing strange things like Jim from American Pie and James Bond right next to each other in the Examples section.
08:11:43 PM Sep 20th 2013
I'm reading through the list, and it seems that at least half the "examples" on here are Aversions. This trope is in need of some SERIOUS cleanup.

I agree the description is unclear. Those paragraphs are, in practice, mutually exclusive 95% of the time. Is it "Men who haven't had sex are pathetic"? Or is it "Sexually active men are badass"? Although they stem from the same idea, you can't have both on the same page since they describe completely different character types.
02:35:43 PM Feb 19th 2013
  • Sexually active sidekick: On the rare occasions that the lead character is sworn to chastity, or else so single minded that he has no time for sex, he will often have a sidekick who is, or wishes to be, sexually active. This seems to be so that the audience won't think the heroes are "queer".

Removed this from the "popular subtrope" list, given that we don't actually have a page for it. Feel free to add it back in if we ever do get a page.
11:39:33 AM Jan 11th 2012
How is someone who was a sex abuse survivor a virgin?
06:03:25 PM Sep 30th 2010
I want to mention the "Kimoi Girls", but I'm not sure where it's from.
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