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* Made into a RunningGag on WebVideo/ScottTheWoz's videos, which mainly focuses on comedic reviews and talks of video games. For example, the episode that covers ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Xtreme Beach Volleyball'' reveals that prior to February 2019, Scott used to think the word breasts was pronounced "beans". Another episode actually has him being officialy certified as a virgin.

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* Inverted in the Music/{{Weezer}} album ''Music/{{Pinkerton}}'''s opening track "Tired of Sex", where the nerdy frontman Rivers Cuomo's problem isn't that he's not getting sex, but he's getting too much of it and not enough human connection.


* The Comic Book Guy in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' lost his virginity to Agnes Skinner when he was in his forties. Principal Skinner, who is pretty square himself, apparently lost his to Mrs. Krabappel when he was in his early 40s (though this was heavily implied to be a lie to get the townsfolk off their backs).

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* The Comic Book Guy in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' lost his virginity to Agnes Skinner when he was in his forties. Principal Skinner, who is pretty square himself, apparently lost his to Mrs. Krabappel when he was in his early 40s (though this was heavily implied to be a lie to get the townsfolk off their backs).40s.


* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' mentions that in Earth's past, Trekkies, after the show became a worldwide religion, were executed by being thrown into a volcano because it was "the manner best befitting virgins." Considering how many of the show's staff are themselves Trekkies, nerds or holders of advanced degrees there was a definite TakeThatUs vibe to the scene.

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* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' mentions that in Earth's past, Trekkies, after the show became a worldwide religion, were executed by [[AppeaseTheVolcanoGod being thrown into a volcano volcano]] because it was "the manner best befitting virgins.[[VirginSacrifice virgins]]." Considering how many of the show's staff are themselves Trekkies, nerds or holders of advanced degrees there was a definite TakeThatUs SelfDeprecation vibe to the scene.


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* ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'': The female otaku with NoSocialSkills that Tsukimi lives with are called the Nuns and are terrified of men. When Kuranosuke brings up sex one time and Tsukimi freaks out, he realizes that she (and all the roommates) must be virgins.


* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' averts this. Aside from Sheldon justifying it with his {{asexuality}}, no one else in the group is a virgin, even if Raj has trouble with women (as a result of a personality issue completely unrelated to being a nerd, and it didn't stop him from sleeping with at least two girls in the series). Played straighter with Amy. [[spoiler:As of season 9, both Sheldon and Amy have both lost their virginity to each other, making this trope fully averted.]]

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''
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averts this.this, at least where the main characters are involved. Aside from Sheldon justifying it with his {{asexuality}}, no one else in the group is a virgin, even if Raj has trouble with women (as a result of a personality issue completely unrelated to being a nerd, and it didn't stop him from sleeping with at least two girls in the series). Played straighter with Amy. [[spoiler:As of season 9, both Sheldon and Amy have both lost their virginity to each other, making this trope fully averted.]]]]
** At other times the show plays this painfully straight. Almost any time the girls enter the comic book shop, the stereotypical background comic book nerds are always somehow shocked into catatonia, having been unable to grasp the concept that women might possibly read comics.


* Averted in ''Series/{{Bones}}'', where the show's extensive and exotic gallery of nerds and geeks all do have sex, usually satisfactory and often perverse (and do they brag about it!). Played with in the case of Zach Addy, whom everyone initially assumes is a virgin. He tells them quite frankly that he has, and does, in fact, have sex. At one point, he asks the psychologist Sweets why everyone thinks/assumes he is a virgin.

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* Averted in ''Series/{{Bones}}'', where the show's extensive and exotic gallery of nerds and geeks all do have sex, usually satisfactory and often perverse (and do they brag about it!). ''Series/{{Bones}}'': Played with in the case of Zach Addy, whom everyone initially assumes is a virgin. He tells them quite frankly that he has, and does, in fact, have sex. At one point, he asks the psychologist Sweets why everyone thinks/assumes he is a virgin.



** Averted with Abed, in that the group automatically assumes he's never had sex and doesn't know how to approach women (all with some justification) and so attempt to set him up. In turns out he does just fine due to a supreme confidence in himself.
* Also averted in ''Series/CovertAffairs''. Auggie is a genius with an affinity for anything technological. He's also ''quite'' the ladies man.
* Averted in ''Series/{{CSI}}'', when the HollywoodHomely assistant coroner displays some particularly nerdy knowledge and Nick quips "you need a girlfriend, man." The coroner replies "I'm engaged".

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** Averted Subverted with Abed, in that the group automatically assumes he's never had sex and doesn't know how to approach women (all with some justification) and so attempt to set him up. In turns out he does just fine due to a supreme confidence in himself.
* Also averted in ''Series/CovertAffairs''. Auggie is a genius with an affinity for anything technological. He's also ''quite'' the ladies man.
* Averted
Subverted in ''Series/{{CSI}}'', when the HollywoodHomely assistant coroner displays some particularly nerdy knowledge and Nick quips "you need a girlfriend, man." The coroner replies "I'm engaged".


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* ''Series/TheGreat'': Orlo is a studious, awkward intellectual, and the other members of the court mock him for likely being a virgin because of it. Whether or not he actually is one is not clarified.


Now, this does have some [[Main/TruthInTelevision real life basis]], in that some nerds and geeks do lack some social skills, and take up unusual interests as a way to fill the gap in their lives (or, more unfortunately, fail to develop social skills ''because'' of said interests), or simply find them more interesting than exercising social skills. Though some might just be [[{{Asexuality}} asexual]].

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Now, this does have some [[Main/TruthInTelevision [[TruthInTelevision real life basis]], in that some nerds and geeks do lack some social skills, and take up unusual interests as a way to fill the gap in their lives (or, more unfortunately, fail to develop social skills ''because'' of said interests), or simply find them more interesting than exercising social skills. Though some might just be [[{{Asexuality}} asexual]].{{asexual|ity}}.



* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' averts this. Aside from Sheldon justifying it with his {{Asexuality}}, no one else in the group is a virgin, even if Raj has trouble with women (as a result of a personality issue completely unrelated to being a nerd, and it didn't stop him from sleeping with at least two girls in the series). Played straighter with Amy. [[spoiler:As of season 9, both Sheldon and Amy have both lost their virginity to each other, making this trope fully averted.]]

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' averts this. Aside from Sheldon justifying it with his {{Asexuality}}, {{asexuality}}, no one else in the group is a virgin, even if Raj has trouble with women (as a result of a personality issue completely unrelated to being a nerd, and it didn't stop him from sleeping with at least two girls in the series). Played straighter with Amy. [[spoiler:As of season 9, both Sheldon and Amy have both lost their virginity to each other, making this trope fully averted.]]



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* A common Geek Website/{{Twitter}} Copypasta:
--> '''My Doctor:''' Have you ever had sexual contact in--\\
''(Sees my [[SelfDeprecation [Poster's favorite series] ]]t-shirt)''\\
'''My Doctor:''' ''(Writing on clipboard)'' Have you ever drank, smoked, or taken illegal substances?


* In ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'', [[TricksterMentor Elodin]] gives his students the assignment of telling him a fact they consider interesting. One of the students presents an obscure piece of mathematics. Elodin flatly tells him that his ''next'' assignment is to have sex.

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* In ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'', [[TricksterMentor Elodin]] gives his students the assignment of telling him a fact they consider interesting. One of the students presents an obscure piece of mathematics.mathematics (although the math is actually wrong, for the record). Elodin flatly tells him that his ''next'' assignment is to have sex.


* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' inverts the trope and implies Virgins are Nerds. When men don't have sex, or stop having sex for a significant amount of time, the [[AllMenArePerverts 99% of their brains that are always thinking about sex]] will start to function normally and boost their intelligence and thirst for knowledge significantly (George, for example, becomes an OmnidisciplinaryScientist and learns Portugese in a matter of days). Women however, [[AManIsAlwaysEager can get sex so easily]] they take it for granted to the point where they require it to function normally, and during a dry spell start to act like someone who hasn't had their morning coffee.

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' inverts the trope and implies Virgins are Nerds. When men don't have sex, or stop having sex for a significant amount of time, the [[NinetyPercentOfYourBrain 99% of their brains]] that are [[AllMenArePerverts 99% of their brains that are always thinking about sex]] will start to function normally and boost their intelligence and thirst for knowledge significantly (George, for example, becomes an OmnidisciplinaryScientist within days and learns Portugese in a matter of days). ''by accident''). Women however, are the exact opposite, since [[AManIsAlwaysEager they can get sex so easily]] that they take it for granted to the point where they require it to function normally, and during a dry spell start normally never have to act like someone who hasn't had think about it at all, so their morning coffee.entire brains are functioning by default. If they go long enough without having sex, then they ''start'' thinking about it all the time and thus become stupider.


If you are a nerd, then as far as fictional media are concerned, you have ''never'' gotten laid, very likely haven't gotten to first base, may have never ever stepped up to bat and quite possibly have never so much as wandered within a mile of the ballpark.

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If you are a nerd, {{nerd}} and/or {{geek}}, then as far as fictional media are concerned, according to damn near every work of fiction in existence, you have ''never'' gotten laid, very likely haven't gotten to first base, may have never ever stepped up to bat and quite possibly have never so much as wandered within a mile of the ballpark.



There is also a general perception that a nerd's level of nerdiness is inversely proportionate to their chances of losing their virginity, which is a big reason that EvenNerdsHaveStandards. It also means that some nerds will [[ClosetGeek deny at least some aspects of their nerdiness]]. The reverse belief also exists. Instead of believing that nerdy hobbies prevent you from having sex, some people believe that the only reason people take up nerdy hobbies in the first place is because they can't get sex and seek a form of escapism from that fact.

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There is also a general perception that a nerd's level of nerdiness is inversely proportionate proportional to their chances of losing their virginity, getting laid, which is a big reason that EvenNerdsHaveStandards. It also means that some nerds will [[ClosetGeek deny at least some aspects of their nerdiness]]. The reverse belief also exists. Instead of believing that nerdy hobbies prevent ''prevent'' you from having sex, getting laid, some people believe that the only reason people take up have nerdy hobbies in the first place is because ''because'' they can't get sex laid to begin with, are miserable because of this, and therefore seek a form of escapism from that fact.
said misery (most likely because [[PsychologicalProjection that's what they do themselves, so they assume everyone else does too]]).

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* Subverted in a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch where Chance The Rapper guest starred as sports reporter, Lazlo Holmes. Holmes normally covers the New York Knicks, so he is at a loss for words when he's sent to a ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' tournament since that's the first time he discovered that e-tournaments are a thing. When as he's interviewing, [[LOL69 "S3XPANDA69"]],[[AsianAndNerdy the captain]] of the winning team, a [[GenkiGirl groupie]] comes into frame, and proclaims "I love you!" when he awkwardly asks if she'd like to go backstage, she enthusiastically asks if her friends can go too, when he says yes, he excuses himself and takes ten or so nerdy girls with him, leaving Lazlo even more confused.


** ''WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses'' had this answer to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' special editions and the famous TheDogShotFirst scene.

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** ''WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses'' had this answer to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' special editions and the famous TheDogShotFirst "Han shot first" scene.


* ''Series/GoodOmens2019'': Very nerdy Newton had yet to ''kiss'' a woman before meeting Anathema, let alone have sex, when he was in his 30s.

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* ''Series/GoodOmens2019'': Very nerdy Newton had yet to ''kiss'' a woman before meeting Anathema, let alone have sex, when he was in his 30s.20s.

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