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** Also mentioned is that one of Elle's friends gave her Spanish professor a lap dance for an A. She tries to say she passed because she wore her "lucky scrunchy".


* A subplot in an episode of ''Seres/TouchedByAnAngel'', when a high school student accuses her teacher of this, spurred by his giving her a mediocre grade instead of the "A" he had promised. After denying it outright, the teacher finally confesses to a friend, but still has the effrontery to lay the blame on the student for having made advances on him and attempts to take the moral high ground by claiming that he simply couldn't bring himself to give her a good grade when she didn't deserve it.

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* A subplot in an episode of ''Seres/TouchedByAnAngel'', ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'', when a high school student accuses her teacher of this, spurred by his giving her a mediocre grade instead of the "A" he had promised. After denying it outright, the teacher finally confesses to a friend, but still has the effrontery to lay the blame on the student for having made advances on him and attempts to take the moral high ground by claiming that he simply couldn't bring himself to give her a good grade when she didn't deserve it.



* Subverted in ''YOU'' (2018) when Beck is going to lose her TA position after rejecting a pass from her advisor. At Joe's suggestion she locates other victims and records an incriminating conversation with the professor. This helps cement her relationship with Joe [[spoiler: who is an obsessive stalker who has targeted her and murdered her boyfriend. Oops.]]

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* Subverted in ''YOU'' (2018) ''Series/You2018'' when Beck is going to lose her TA position after rejecting a pass from her advisor. At Joe's suggestion she locates other victims and records an incriminating conversation with the professor. This helps cement her relationship with Joe [[spoiler: who is an obsessive stalker who has targeted her and murdered her boyfriend. Oops.]]


* In ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', the ''University'' expansion pack [[VideoGamePerversityPotential has this as an option]] for players.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', ''[[VideoGame/TheSims2 The Sims 2: University]]'', one of the ''University'' expansion pack [[VideoGamePerversityPotential has ways college students can improve their grades is by socializing with the professors of their major. Naturally, this as an option]] includes romantic interactions and [[UnusualEuphemism WooHoo]]. What's more, Drama major professors often flirt autonomously with students, although ironically they cannot be schmoozed for players.better grades like the others due to a bug (a fix exists for that, though).


A student is failing in class, or for whatever reason wants a better grade, but doesn't want to study and work harder for it. Sometimes it's the crooked teacher or professor who offers the better grades for sex, but it's usually the student proposing sex for grades, often with some version of the old stock phrase: "I'll do ''anything'' to get an A!" If they can come to an agreement and the student in question does the deed for the grade, the teacher or professor will help the student cheat on tests, bias all grades given for answers to subjective questions in the student's favor, or (most commonly since this requires the least effort) just alter the student's performance records.

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A student is failing in class, or for whatever reason wants a better grade, but doesn't want to (or cannot) study and work harder for it. Sometimes it's the crooked teacher or professor who offers the better grades for sex, but it's usually the student proposing sex for grades, often with some version of the old stock phrase: "I'll do ''anything'' to get an A!" If they can come to an agreement and the student in question does the deed for the grade, the teacher or professor will help the student cheat on tests, bias all grades given for answers to subjective questions in the student's favor, or (most commonly since this requires the least effort) just alter the student's performance records.


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[[caption-width-right:350:She did have to ''earn'' that grade... but not by any legitimate means.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:She [[caption-width-right:294:She did have to ''earn'' that grade... but not by any legitimate means.]]


* A limeric from an old issue of ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' describes a case of unusual priorities for the student: here, sex is the main purpose, while passing grade would be a pleasant bonus.

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* A limeric from an old issue of ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' describes a case of unusual priorities for the student: here, sex and/or TeacherStudentRomance is the main purpose, while passing grade would be a pleasant bonus.

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* Subverted in ''YOU'' (2018) when Beck is going to lose her TA position after rejecting a pass from her advisor. At Joe's suggestion she locates other victims and records an incriminating conversation with the professor. This helps cement her relationship with Joe [[spoiler: who is an obsessive stalker who has targeted her and murdered her boyfriend. Oops.]]


* In one of his books on jokes, Creator/IsaacAsimov tells a joke about this. Once a very beautiful female student comes to a professor and offers him sex in exchange for an A in his discipline. The professor is momentarily tempted, but refuses and advises her to study. She doesn't and gets an F. Some time later, the professor tells the story to his friend, another professor of the same college, and it turns out that the friend had exactly the same experience with the girl -- with the same outcome. The friends' curiosity is piqued; they check the girl's marks and find out that she has F marks across the board -- with one exception: an A in Ethics.

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* In one of his books on jokes, Creator/IsaacAsimov tells a joke about this. Once a very beautiful female student comes to a male professor and offers him sex in exchange for an A in his discipline. The professor is momentarily tempted, but refuses and advises her to study. She doesn't and gets an F. Some time later, the professor tells the story to his friend, another professor of the same college, and it turns out that the friend had exactly the same experience with the girl -- with the same outcome. The friends' curiosity is piqued; they check the girl's marks and find out that she has F marks across the board -- with one exception: an A in Ethics.


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* A limeric from an old issue of ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' describes a case of unusual priorities for the student: here, sex is the main purpose, while passing grade would be a pleasant bonus.
-->''A susceptible senior at Vassar\\
Is knitting an antimacassar\\
To induce her professor\\
To love and caress her\\
And possibly even to pass her.''

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* In the Horacio Altuna story ''Cat'' published in ''Magazine/HeavyMetal'', its VillainProtagonist, a nymphomaniac sociopath, at one point seduces one of her professors to bump up her grades. They're later caught, but she threatens the dean with making sure that [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney her wealthy father's handsome donations to the school will dry up]] and gets off scott-free.

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* In the Horacio Altuna story ''Cat'' published in ''Magazine/HeavyMetal'', its VillainProtagonist, a nymphomaniac sociopath, at one point seduces one of her professors to bump up her grades. They're later caught, but she threatens the dean with making sure that [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney her wealthy father's handsome donations to the school will dry up]] and [[KarmaHoudini gets off scott-free.scott-free]].

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* ''Film/TheThinning''. Students who fail a standardised test are culled, so a teacher promises a pass to a female student who sleeps with him. Then he fails her anyway [[EvilTeacher so she'll be killed]] and so won't tell anyone what he did.


* In the Horacio Altuna story ''Cat'' published in ''Magazine/HeavyMetal'', its VillainProtagonist, a nymphomaniac sociopath, at one point seduces one of her professors to bump up her grades. They're later caught, but she threatens the dean with making sure that her wealthy father's handsome donations to the school will dry up and gets off scott-free.

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* In the Horacio Altuna story ''Cat'' published in ''Magazine/HeavyMetal'', its VillainProtagonist, a nymphomaniac sociopath, at one point seduces one of her professors to bump up her grades. They're later caught, but she threatens the dean with making sure that [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney her wealthy father's handsome donations to the school will dry up up]] and gets off scott-free.

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* In the Horacio Altuna story ''Cat'' published in ''Magazine/HeavyMetal'', its VillainProtagonist, a nymphomaniac sociopath, at one point seduces one of her professors to bump up her grades. They're later caught, but she threatens the dean with making sure that her wealthy father's handsome donations to the school will dry up and gets off scott-free.


* Subverted in the mainstream ''ComicBook/HarleyQuinn'' comics, on the other hand: the loopy young Harleen Quinzel is indicated to have had considerable psychological talent already, and rather than sleeping with a crooked professor suspiciously similar to the one shown in ''Mad Love'', is indicated to have blackmailed him for extra credit and eventually an internship at Arkham using a recording she made of a conversation with him in which she led him into saying some potentially incriminating things. But in both cases, it meant she wasn't as good a psychologist as her diploma said... which likely contributed to her falling for J.

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* Subverted in the mainstream ''ComicBook/HarleyQuinn'' comics, on the other hand: the loopy young Harleen Quinzel is indicated to have had considerable psychological talent already, and rather than sleeping with a crooked professor suspiciously similar to the one shown in ''Mad Love'', is indicated to have blackmailed him for extra credit and eventually an internship at Arkham using a recording she made of a conversation with him in which she led him into saying some potentially incriminating things. But (Of course, in both cases, it meant she wasn't as good a psychologist as her grades and diploma said... which likely contributed to and grades weren't as legitimate as they seemed. The mainstream comics also revealed in a long-concealed video recovered from Arkham Asylum of her falling for J.first "therapy" session with the Joker, she started flirting with him the moment they were alone with each other because she was planning to seduce him all along and only got the job in the first place in order to get into contact with him.)

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* Discussed in the ''Series/DoctorWho''-episode "The Pilot". Bill tells her foster mother Moira about how the Doctor offered to become her private tutor, leading Moira to ask if she should "break every bone in his body".
** The trope itself is strongly averted, as Bill is openly gay and the Doctor is only interested in tutoring her because he sees how smart and perceptive she is. While they do grow closer over the series, their relationship stays strictly platonic.


* Subverted in the first episode of ''Magical Twilight'' in which Irene trades sex with the headmaster of the Witches' Academy for a passing grade on her finals. Unfortunately, [[WhatAnIdiot she has sex with him]] ''[[WhatAnIdiot instead of taking the test]]''. As he points out, he can't exactly give her a passing grade on a test ''she didn't take''.

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* Subverted in the first episode of ''Magical Twilight'' in which Irene trades sex with the headmaster of the Witches' Academy for a passing grade on her finals. Unfortunately, [[WhatAnIdiot she has sex with him]] him ''[[WhatAnIdiot instead of taking the test]]''. As he points out, he can't exactly give her a passing grade on a test ''she didn't take''.



* In a Gary Gulman bit, he talks about role-playing one of these scenarios with his girlfriend in the bedroom. He gets way too involved in his "firm but fair" professor character and starts chiding his girlfriend for her poor grades despite her repeated insinuations that she'll "do anything" to improve them. By the end, he's lost all interest in having sex, and is instead pressing her to study so she'll pass the class.

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* In a Gary Gulman bit, he talks about role-playing one of these scenarios with his girlfriend in the bedroom. [[LostInCharacter He gets way too involved involved]] in his "firm but fair" professor character and starts chiding his girlfriend for her poor grades despite her repeated insinuations that she'll "do anything" to improve them. By the end, he's lost all interest in having sex, and is instead pressing her to study so she'll pass the class.

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