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When portrayed as fetish, focus is typically placed on the sex and sensual aspects. When portrayed for drama, it's a [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery painful situation that NO ONE would want]], and the sensual and prurient elements are downplayed for emotional angst. Sometimes the cuckold will [[RomanticizedAbuse be both aroused and hurt]] by the experience, which [[DoubleThink only fuels his torment]]. For this reason, [[GirlOnGirlIsHot female Bulls are uncommon]], but [[ClosetKey not unheard of]]. (In some cases, an affair involving a female Bull may be framed as even more emasculating for the cuckold: being cuckolded means losing a CockFight, so a female Bull brings the extra factor of IWasBeatenByAGirl.) Some stories involve the non-consensual rape[[note]]We need to specify "non-consensual" here because of the prevalent use of the QuestionableConsent and NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization in fiction.[[/note]] of the woman, with her hating the experience every bit that her man did. However, depending on the story, the momentary conquest of someone else's woman can be more than sufficient to qualify as a "triumph". Sometimes the cuckold initiates it (for example, pimping out his love for money or letting her take a lover with his blessing). The execution varies, as the trope is a sliding scale, with anywhere from very few, or nearly all, of the aforementioned elements included.

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When portrayed as fetish, focus is typically placed on the sex and sensual aspects. When portrayed for drama, it's a [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery painful situation that NO ONE would want]], and the sensual and prurient elements are downplayed for emotional angst. Sometimes the cuckold will [[RomanticizedAbuse be both aroused and hurt]] by the experience, which [[DoubleThink only fuels his torment]]. For this reason, [[GirlOnGirlIsHot female Bulls are uncommon]], but [[ClosetKey not unheard of]]. (In some cases, an affair involving a female Bull may be framed as even more emasculating for the cuckold: being cuckolded means losing a CockFight, so a female Bull brings the extra factor of IWasBeatenByAGirl.) Some stories involve the non-consensual rape[[note]]We rape[[note]]Yes, "consensual rape" is a paradox, but we need to specify "non-consensual" here because of the prevalent use of the QuestionableConsent and NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization in fiction.[[/note]] of the woman, with her hating the experience every bit that her man did. However, depending on the story, the momentary conquest of someone else's woman can be more than sufficient to qualify as a "triumph". Sometimes the cuckold initiates it (for example, pimping out his love for money or letting her take a lover with his blessing). The execution varies, as the trope is a sliding scale, with anywhere from very few, or nearly all, of the aforementioned elements included.


When portrayed as fetish, focus is typically placed on the sex and sensual aspects. When portrayed for drama, it's a [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery painful situation that NO ONE would want]], and the sensual and prurient elements are downplayed for emotional angst. Sometimes the cuckold will [[RomanticizedAbuse be both aroused and hurt]] by the experience, which [[DoubleThink only fuels his torment]]. For this reason, [[GirlOnGirlIsHot female Bulls are uncommon]], but [[ClosetKey not unheard of]]. (In some cases, an affair involving a female Bull may be framed as even more emasculating for the cuckold: being cuckolded means losing a CockFight, so a female Bull brings the extra factor of IWasBeatenByAGirl.) Some stories involve the non-consensual rape of the woman, with her hating the experience every bit that her man did. However, depending on the story, the momentary conquest of someone else's woman can be more than sufficient to qualify as a "triumph". Sometimes the cuckold initiates it (for example, pimping out his love for money or letting her take a lover with his blessing). The execution varies, as the trope is a sliding scale, with anywhere from very few, or nearly all, of the aforementioned elements included.

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When portrayed as fetish, focus is typically placed on the sex and sensual aspects. When portrayed for drama, it's a [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery painful situation that NO ONE would want]], and the sensual and prurient elements are downplayed for emotional angst. Sometimes the cuckold will [[RomanticizedAbuse be both aroused and hurt]] by the experience, which [[DoubleThink only fuels his torment]]. For this reason, [[GirlOnGirlIsHot female Bulls are uncommon]], but [[ClosetKey not unheard of]]. (In some cases, an affair involving a female Bull may be framed as even more emasculating for the cuckold: being cuckolded means losing a CockFight, so a female Bull brings the extra factor of IWasBeatenByAGirl.) Some stories involve the non-consensual rape rape[[note]]We need to specify "non-consensual" here because of the prevalent use of the QuestionableConsent and NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization in fiction.[[/note]] of the woman, with her hating the experience every bit that her man did. However, depending on the story, the momentary conquest of someone else's woman can be more than sufficient to qualify as a "triumph". Sometimes the cuckold initiates it (for example, pimping out his love for money or letting her take a lover with his blessing). The execution varies, as the trope is a sliding scale, with anywhere from very few, or nearly all, of the aforementioned elements included.

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* The narrator of ''Literature/BeautifulLosers'', whose wife was sleeping with his best friend F. The narrator didn't find out until after his wife died, but was very upset to hear about it.


** Cersei Lannister slept with her cousin Lancel and Osmund Kettleblack when her twin brother [[{{Twincest}} Jaime]] was captured by the Starks. But she did this to get their loyalty and use them for her plans and Tyrion figured it out when he talked to Lancel. When Jaime returned to Kingís Landing, he had no idea of the affair until Tyrion told him "Cerseiís fucking Lancel, Osmund Kettleback and Moonboy for all I know". Jaime didnít believe it at first until he started to have doubts. When Jaime went to the Riverlands, Cersei continued the affair behind his back until Jaime confronted Lancel who confessed that he did bang his sister and helped her kill Robert. This revelation caused Jaime to realize that heís been cuckolded and [[spoiler:he rejected Cerseiís letter when she called for his help after the Faith Militant arrested her]].
** Before that, Robert Baratheon is the cuckold in the Cersei and Jaime {{Twincest}} affair which he never knew. That affair produced three children who are clearly not Robertís and after he died, it led to a SuccessionCrisis and another bloody war.

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** Robert Baratheon is the cuckold in the Cersei Lannister and Jaime Lannister's {{Twincest}} affair which he never knew. That affair produced three children who are clearly not Robertís and after he died, it led to a SuccessionCrisis and another bloody war.
** Jaime himself become the cuckcold when Cersei
slept with her cousin Lancel and Osmund Kettleblack when her twin brother [[{{Twincest}} Jaime]] while Jaime was captured by the Starks. But she did this to get their loyalty and use them for her plans and Tyrion figured it out when he talked to Lancel. When Jaime returned to Kingís Landing, he had no idea of the affair until Tyrion told him "Cerseiís fucking Lancel, Osmund Kettleback and Moonboy for all I know". Jaime didnít believe it at first until he started to have doubts. When Jaime went to the Riverlands, Cersei continued the affair behind his back until Jaime confronted Lancel who confessed that he did bang his sister and helped her kill Robert. This revelation caused Jaime to realize that heís been cuckolded and [[spoiler:he rejected Cerseiís letter when she called for his help after the Faith Militant arrested her]].
** Before that, Robert Baratheon is the cuckold in the Cersei and Jaime {{Twincest}} affair which he never knew. That affair produced three children who are clearly not Robertís and after he died, it led to a SuccessionCrisis and another bloody war.
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* It's mentioned in ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Take A Thief]]'' that some members of the ThievesGuild "[[UnusualEuphemism steal more than the silverware]]." The main character questions what a noblewoman's life must be like that she'd be willing to have sex with a stranger who broke into her house in order to rob her. He also notes just how incredibly [[TooDumbToLive stupid]] it is for a thief to actually do so.

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* It's mentioned in ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Take ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' novel ''Take A Thief]]'' Thief'' that some members of the ThievesGuild "[[UnusualEuphemism steal more than the silverware]]." The main character questions what a noblewoman's life must be like that she'd be willing to have sex with a stranger who broke into her house in order to rob her. He also notes just how incredibly [[TooDumbToLive stupid]] it is for a thief to actually do so.


When portrayed as fetish, focus is typically placed on the sex and sensual aspects. When portrayed for drama, it's a [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery painful situation that NO ONE would want]], and the sensual and prurient elements are downplayed for emotional angst. Sometimes the cuckold will [[RomanticizedAbuse be both aroused and hurt]] by the experience, which [[DoubleThink only fuels his torment]]. For this reason, [[GirlOnGirlIsHot female Bulls are uncommon]], but [[ClosetKey not unheard of]]. (In some cases, an affair involving a female Bull may be framed as even more emasculating for the cuckold: being a Bull means victory in a CockFight, so a female Bull has the extra factor of IWasBeatenByAGirl.) Some stories involve the non-consensual rape of the woman, with her hating the experience every bit that her man did. However, depending on the story, the momentary conquest of someone else's woman can be more than sufficient to qualify as a "triumph". Sometimes the cuckold initiates it (for example, pimping out his love for money or letting her take a lover with his blessing). The execution varies, as the trope is a sliding scale, with anywhere from very few, or nearly all, of the aforementioned elements included.

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When portrayed as fetish, focus is typically placed on the sex and sensual aspects. When portrayed for drama, it's a [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery painful situation that NO ONE would want]], and the sensual and prurient elements are downplayed for emotional angst. Sometimes the cuckold will [[RomanticizedAbuse be both aroused and hurt]] by the experience, which [[DoubleThink only fuels his torment]]. For this reason, [[GirlOnGirlIsHot female Bulls are uncommon]], but [[ClosetKey not unheard of]]. (In some cases, an affair involving a female Bull may be framed as even more emasculating for the cuckold: being a Bull cuckolded means victory in losing a CockFight, so a female Bull has brings the extra factor of IWasBeatenByAGirl.) Some stories involve the non-consensual rape of the woman, with her hating the experience every bit that her man did. However, depending on the story, the momentary conquest of someone else's woman can be more than sufficient to qualify as a "triumph". Sometimes the cuckold initiates it (for example, pimping out his love for money or letting her take a lover with his blessing). The execution varies, as the trope is a sliding scale, with anywhere from very few, or nearly all, of the aforementioned elements included.


When portrayed as fetish, focus is typically placed on the sex and sensual aspects. When portrayed for drama, it's a [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery painful situation that NO ONE would want]], and the sensual and prurient elements are downplayed for emotional angst. Sometimes the cuckold will [[RomanticizedAbuse be both aroused and hurt]] by the experience, which [[DoubleThink only fuels his torment]]. For this reason, [[GirlOnGirlIsHot female Bulls are uncommon]], but [[ClosetKey not unheard of]]. (In some cases, an affair involving a female Bull may be framed as even more emasculating for the cuckold: being a Bull means victory in a CockFight, so a female Bull adds the extra factor of IWasBeatenByAGirl.) Some stories involve the non-consensual rape of the woman, with her hating the experience every bit that her man did. However, depending on the story, the momentary conquest of someone else's woman can be more than sufficient to qualify as a "triumph". Sometimes the cuckold initiates it (for example, pimping out his love for money or letting her take a lover with his blessing). The execution varies, as the trope is a sliding scale, with anywhere from very few, or nearly all, of the aforementioned elements included.

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When portrayed as fetish, focus is typically placed on the sex and sensual aspects. When portrayed for drama, it's a [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery painful situation that NO ONE would want]], and the sensual and prurient elements are downplayed for emotional angst. Sometimes the cuckold will [[RomanticizedAbuse be both aroused and hurt]] by the experience, which [[DoubleThink only fuels his torment]]. For this reason, [[GirlOnGirlIsHot female Bulls are uncommon]], but [[ClosetKey not unheard of]]. (In some cases, an affair involving a female Bull may be framed as even more emasculating for the cuckold: being a Bull means victory in a CockFight, so a female Bull adds has the extra factor of IWasBeatenByAGirl.) Some stories involve the non-consensual rape of the woman, with her hating the experience every bit that her man did. However, depending on the story, the momentary conquest of someone else's woman can be more than sufficient to qualify as a "triumph". Sometimes the cuckold initiates it (for example, pimping out his love for money or letting her take a lover with his blessing). The execution varies, as the trope is a sliding scale, with anywhere from very few, or nearly all, of the aforementioned elements included.


When portrayed as fetish, focus is typically placed on the sex and sensual aspects. When portrayed for drama, it's a [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery painful situation that NO ONE would want]], and the sensual and prurient elements are downplayed for emotional angst. Sometimes the cuckold will [[RomanticizedAbuse be both aroused and hurt]] by the experience, which [[DoubleThink only fuels his torment]]. For this reason, [[GirlOnGirlIsHot female "Bulls" are uncommon]], but [[ClosetKey not unheard of]]. Some stories involve the non-consensual rape of the woman, with her hating the experience every bit that her man did. However, depending on the story, the momentary conquest of someone else's woman can be more than sufficient to qualify as a "triumph". Sometimes the cuckold initiates it (for example, pimping out his love for money or letting her take a lover with his blessing). The execution varies, as the trope is a sliding scale, with anywhere from very few, or nearly all, of the aforementioned elements included.

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When portrayed as fetish, focus is typically placed on the sex and sensual aspects. When portrayed for drama, it's a [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery painful situation that NO ONE would want]], and the sensual and prurient elements are downplayed for emotional angst. Sometimes the cuckold will [[RomanticizedAbuse be both aroused and hurt]] by the experience, which [[DoubleThink only fuels his torment]]. For this reason, [[GirlOnGirlIsHot female "Bulls" Bulls are uncommon]], but [[ClosetKey not unheard of]]. (In some cases, an affair involving a female Bull may be framed as even more emasculating for the cuckold: being a Bull means victory in a CockFight, so a female Bull adds the extra factor of IWasBeatenByAGirl.) Some stories involve the non-consensual rape of the woman, with her hating the experience every bit that her man did. However, depending on the story, the momentary conquest of someone else's woman can be more than sufficient to qualify as a "triumph". Sometimes the cuckold initiates it (for example, pimping out his love for money or letting her take a lover with his blessing). The execution varies, as the trope is a sliding scale, with anywhere from very few, or nearly all, of the aforementioned elements included.


A "cuckold" is a man whose LoveInterest has sex with someone else, either to his dismay or [[YourCheatingHeart without his knowledge.]] The overall theme is an AdultFear of being the loser in a CockFight. This can be portrayed for drama, for fetish, or even for laughs, but is typically highlighted in three ways: the triumph of the Bull, the [[CorruptTheCutie corruption of the woman]], or both. The trope's core relies on the "Bull" (the woman's lover) being triumphant in some way, or ''every'' way, to the detriment of the cuckold. [[ExtremeDoormat The deeper the shame, victimization, or deception of the cuckold]], the stronger the trope.

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A "cuckold" is a man whose LoveInterest has sex with someone else, either to his dismay or [[YourCheatingHeart without his knowledge.]] The overall theme is an AdultFear of being the loser in a CockFight. This can be portrayed for drama, for fetish, or even for laughs, but is typically highlighted in three ways: the triumph of the Bull, the [[CorruptTheCutie corruption of the woman]], the triumph of the "Bull" (the woman's lover -- the SpearCounterpart of a "homewrecker"), or both. The trope's core relies on the "Bull" (the woman's lover) Bull being triumphant in some way, or ''every'' way, to the detriment of the cuckold. [[ExtremeDoormat The deeper the shame, victimization, or deception of the cuckold]], the stronger the trope.

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* ''ComicBook/Dynamo5'' : A rare [[GenderInvertedTrope Gender Inverted]]. It is implied that throughout their relationship, from when they started dating until his death, Captain Dynamo/William Warner constantly cheated on his wife Maddie Warner, with Maddie being in the complete dark until after his death. Chrysalis also counts. For years she had a affair with Captain Dynamo/William Warner, even having and raising a daughter with him. She thought they were in love and was told that Captain Dynamo/William Warner planned to leave Maddie Warner for her. She was shocked to learn that she was not the only woman he was sleeping with and that Dynamo 5 are his illegitimate children.

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* Little Bill from ''Film/BoogieNights'' is this. In almost every scene his wife is in she's having sex with another man. [[spoiler:It doesn't end well for her.]]

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* In ''Film/WelcomeHome'' Casey slept with a co-worker while drunk after a big fight with her boyfriend Bryan, leaving him insane with jealousy, to the point he's [[TheLoinsSleepTonight impotent]] whenever they try to get intimate due to him picturing her with another man.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'', Abe hooks up with Cleo about halfway through the show but makes next to no sexual progress with her while she clearly has been going behind his back with several implied incidents. Not long after they started dating, Cleo made several sexual advances at a disguised-as-a-male Joan, not worrying for a second about Abe. Poor Abe even calls himself a cuckold to a celebrity that Cleo is trying to get in the pants of.

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* In "Matty Groves" Matty is killed in a duel for sleeping with Lord Daniel's wife.
* Serge Lama's "Les P'tites Femmes De Pigalle" is about a man who visits prostitutes because his wife slept with another man.


* ''Film/AbsolutePower'': Because of [[MayDecemberRomance his advanced age and his much younger wife's "needs"]], Walter Sullivan took to sitting in a chair and watched her from behind a two-way mirror in his bedroom when she was with other men. The whole thing was Christy's idea, and as he admits to Detective Seth Frank (who hates even having to ask him about the topic while investigating Christy's death as he he deeply respects the man), he didn't enjoy it anyway.

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* ''Film/AbsolutePower'': Because of [[MayDecemberRomance his advanced age and his much younger wife's "needs"]], Walter Sullivan took to sitting in a chair and watched her from behind a two-way mirror in his bedroom when she was with other men. The whole thing was Christy's idea, and as he admits to Detective Seth Frank (who hates even having to ask him about the topic while investigating Christy's death as he he deeply respects the man), he didn't enjoy it anyway.


* '''': Because of [[MayDecemberRomance his advanced age and his much younger wife's "needs"]], Walter Sullivan took to sitting in a chair and watched her from behind a two-way mirror in his bedroom when she was with other men. The whole thing was Christy's idea, and as he admits to Detective Seth Frank (who hates even having to ask him about the topic while investigating Christy's death as he he deeply respects the man), he didn't enjoy it anyway.

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* '''': ''Film/AbsolutePower'': Because of [[MayDecemberRomance his advanced age and his much younger wife's "needs"]], Walter Sullivan took to sitting in a chair and watched her from behind a two-way mirror in his bedroom when she was with other men. The whole thing was Christy's idea, and as he admits to Detective Seth Frank (who hates even having to ask him about the topic while investigating Christy's death as he he deeply respects the man), he didn't enjoy it anyway.

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