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* Maccer from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' [[ADateWithRosiePalms is a chronic masturbator]]. To get him to stop, his manager tells him to "Think of Thatcher". Unfortunately, that just turns him on more.

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* Maccer from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' is a [[ADateWithRosiePalms is a chronic masturbator]]. To get him to stop, his manager tells him to "Think of Thatcher".[[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Thatcher]]". Unfortunately, that just turns him on more.


Someone in a TransparentCloset might try thinking of someone of the same gender; because [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday of course thinking about the same gender would not result in a positive reaction for a heterosexual person like themselves.]] For some reason, this doesn't work.

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Someone in a TransparentCloset might try thinking of someone of the same gender; because [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday of course thinking about the same gender would not result in a positive reaction for a heterosexual person like themselves.]] themselves]]. For some reason, this doesn't work.



* In one chapter of ''Manga/AILoveYou'', Hitoshi has been forced into a pair of underwear that will [[GroinAttack slap him in the crotch]] whenever he stirs and will ''explode'' if it reaches thirty slaps. He tries to avoid getting whacked by thinking about male body builders... [[TooDumbToLive while peeking in on the girls' locker room]]. (Un)fortunately, he loses focus for a second, the underwear slaps him, and the sound alerts the girls, who beat him up.

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* In one chapter of ''Manga/AILoveYou'', Hitoshi has been forced into a pair of underwear that will [[GroinAttack slap him in the crotch]] whenever he stirs and will ''explode'' if it reaches thirty slaps. He tries to avoid getting whacked by thinking about male body builders...bodybuilders... [[TooDumbToLive while peeking in on the girls' locker room]]. (Un)fortunately, he loses focus for a second, the underwear slaps him, and the sound alerts the girls, who beat him up.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Rudi}}'': Rudi does this one time at a nude beach. Problem is that everything he tries to think of only makes him more horny. ("Square root of 4761 makes... 69! Shit, maths is too perverted!") Then, when he finally manages to get his RagingStiffie under control (by thinking about cancer) -- a pissed-off wasp stings him several times in a male body part, making things even worse.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Rudi}}'': Rudi does this one time at a nude beach. Problem is that everything he tries to think of only makes him more horny.hornier. ("Square root of 4761 makes... 69! Shit, maths is too perverted!") Then, when he finally manages to get his RagingStiffie under control (by thinking about cancer) -- a pissed-off wasp stings him several times in a male body part, making things even worse.



** ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Female variant. In chapter 17 the female cast is holding a bachelorette party in a male strip club, and Asuka is trying to think of something else in order to not get too horny and do something stupid... so she starts thinking of her best friend getting married to "that monkey-faced brute" Touji Suzuhara (whom she can not stand).

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** ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Female variant. In chapter 17 the female cast is holding a bachelorette party in a male strip club, and Asuka is trying to think of something else in order to not get too horny and do something stupid... so she starts thinking of her best friend getting married to "that monkey-faced brute" Touji Suzuhara (whom she can not cannot stand).



** There is an old fanfic called ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/590609/8/How-to-Warm-up-a-Frigid-Valentine How to Warm up a Frigid Valentine]]'' where Harry and Ginny get stranded with wet clothes and no wands in a rickety old cabin in the middle of a snowstorm, and have to share a bed naked to keep each other warm. When Harry wakes up at one point to find that Ginny has unconsciously cuddled up to him in her sleep, he starts rather desperately trying to think of a potions recipe to recite, in order to keep his mind off their situation. The first potion that finally pops into his head? The Shrinking Solution.

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** There is an old fanfic called ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/590609/8/How-to-Warm-up-a-Frigid-Valentine How to Warm up a Frigid Valentine]]'' where Harry and Ginny get stranded with wet clothes and no wands in a rickety old cabin in the middle of a snowstorm, snowstorm and have to share a bed naked to keep each other warm. When Harry wakes up at one point to find that Ginny has unconsciously cuddled up to him in her sleep, he starts rather desperately trying to think of a potions recipe to recite, in order to keep his mind off their situation. The first potion that finally pops into his head? The Shrinking Solution.



** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10191677/8/Still-I-Rise Still I Rise]]'' Harry thinks of a naked Snape, Filch and Dumbledore after seeing Hermione in a wet school blouse.

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** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10191677/8/Still-I-Rise Still I Rise]]'' Harry thinks of a naked Snape, Filch Filch, and Dumbledore after seeing Hermione in a wet school blouse.



-->'''Yang:''' ''[leaning on a restaurant table seductively]'' Don't be so stressed Iz-u-ku~ After all, you've taken me out to some place fancy... you're allowed to look~.\\

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-->'''Yang:''' ''[leaning on a restaurant table seductively]'' Don't be so stressed Iz-u-ku~ After all, you've taken me out to some place someplace fancy... you're allowed to look~.\\



** In ''Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys'', Barry inclues advice for men on how to delay their orgasms, and suggests thinking of Margaret Thatcher, or, in extreme cases, [[FanDisservice Rush Limbaugh in a thong.]]

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** In ''Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys'', Barry inclues includes advice for men on how to delay their orgasms, orgasms and suggests thinking of Margaret Thatcher, or, in extreme cases, [[FanDisservice Rush Limbaugh in a thong.]]



--->''He was sure his control was around somewhere, if he could simply find it. He tore his eyes away from the tops of those remarkable breasts of hers and tried to think unpleasant thoughts of particularly horrible things, like overcooked vegetables and cut-rate wine.''

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--->''He was sure his control was around somewhere, somewhere if he could simply find it. He tore his eyes away from the tops of those remarkable breasts of hers and tried to think unpleasant thoughts of particularly horrible things, like overcooked vegetables and cut-rate wine.''



* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'': In "Needs", several Actives wake up in their sleeping chambers with their original personalities before they were mind-wiped, [[YouWakeUpInARoom but no memory of how they got there]]. So they have to pretend to be the mind-wiped Actives while they work out how to escape; unfortunately this means going into the co-ed showers. Victor plays the baseball flavor of this trope straight and out loud, reciting the Mets roster by fielding position after catching a glimpse of incredibly hot Sierra all wet and naked.

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* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'': In "Needs", several Actives wake up in their sleeping chambers with their original personalities before they were mind-wiped, [[YouWakeUpInARoom but no memory of how they got there]]. So they have to pretend to be the mind-wiped Actives while they work out how to escape; unfortunately unfortunately, this means going into the co-ed showers. Victor plays the baseball flavor of this trope straight and out loud, reciting the Mets roster by fielding position after catching a glimpse of incredibly hot Sierra all wet and naked.



** Marshall tries to prolong sex with Lily to avoid a big fight they agreed that they wouldn't have until after they'd had sex. To slow things down, he starts thinking of unsexy things, such as roadkill, clipping toenails and bugs. But then he finds he's taken it too far and needs to rearouse himself, so he starts thinking of sexy things, such as bugs with boobs.

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** Marshall tries to prolong sex with Lily to avoid a big fight they agreed that they wouldn't have until after they'd had sex. To slow things down, he starts thinking of unsexy things, such as roadkill, clipping toenails toenails, and bugs. But then he finds he's taken it too far and needs to rearouse himself, so he starts thinking of sexy things, such as bugs with boobs.



** In another episode Steve thanks Al, because wondering why Steve Guttenberg is a star works as this.

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** In another episode Steve thanks Al, because wondering why Steve Guttenberg is a star works as like this.



** While stuck in an elevator with Mindy Simmons, a sexy new coworker, Homer Simpson imagines his sisters-in-law, Patty and Selma, wearing towels and shaving their legs in the bathroom, as well as his best friend Barney in a polka dot bikini drunkenly humming the theme to ''[[Series/IDreamOfJeannie I Dream of Jeannie]]''. It doesn't work, as Barney morphs into Mindy. His mantra is the [[TropeNamer trope namer]]. Ironically, Mindy ''also'' had the same mantra as Homer.

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** While stuck in an elevator with Mindy Simmons, a sexy new coworker, Homer Simpson imagines his sisters-in-law, Patty and Selma, wearing towels and shaving their legs in the bathroom, as well as his best friend Barney in a polka dot bikini drunkenly humming the theme to ''[[Series/IDreamOfJeannie I Dream of Jeannie]]''. It doesn't work, as Barney morphs into Mindy. His mantra is the [[TropeNamer trope namer]].TropeNamer. Ironically, Mindy ''also'' had the same mantra as Homer.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BigMouth'', Andrew tries to repress his sexual urges while out on a date with his crush, but Maurice, his hormone monster, won't leave him alone, so Andrew tries to ward him off with pictures of his grandmother and and a mezuzah (he thinks it works like a cross). When neither of those work, he subjects Maurice to Garrison Keillor jokes, causing Maurice to convulse in pain.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BigMouth'', Andrew tries to repress his sexual urges while out on a date with his crush, but Maurice, his hormone monster, won't leave him alone, so Andrew tries to ward him off with pictures of his grandmother and and a mezuzah (he thinks it works like a cross). When neither of those work, he subjects Maurice to Garrison Keillor jokes, causing Maurice to convulse in pain.


* In a Franchise/{{Batman}} story, Robin and Batgirl get trapped inside a safe together, and with the characters so tightly packed in with each other, Batgirl's SensualSpandex is going Robin a boner and he is repeating to himself "think clean thoughts, think clean thoughts..." while Batman uses a metal cutting beam to get them out.

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* In a Franchise/{{Batman}} story, Robin and Batgirl get trapped inside a safe together, and with the characters so tightly packed in with each other, Batgirl's SensualSpandex is going giving Robin a boner and he is repeating to himself "think clean thoughts, think clean thoughts..." while Batman uses a metal cutting beam to get them out.

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* In a Franchise/{{Batman}} story, Robin and Batgirl get trapped inside a safe together, and with the characters so tightly packed in with each other, Batgirl's SensualSpandex is going Robin a boner and he is repeating to himself "think clean thoughts, think clean thoughts..." while Batman uses a metal cutting beam to get them out.


'''Izuku:''' ''[looking anywhere but at her]'' Cold thoughts Izuku, cold thoughts. Ice cubes, cold showers, mountain glen winter. Going skiing on the top of the mountain and then tumbling down a good way through all that snow. Cold thoughts, cold thoughts, cold thoughts...

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'''Izuku:''' ''[looking anywhere but at her]'' Cold thoughts Izuku, cold thoughts. Ice cubes, cold showers, mountain glen Mountain Glenn winter. Going skiing on the top of the mountain and then tumbling down a good way through all that snow. Cold thoughts, cold thoughts, cold thoughts...


* ''Literature/TheParasolProtectorate'': In ''Soulless'', Lord Maccon ''tries'' to get himself under control regarding Alexia.
-->''He was sure his control was around somewhere, if he could simply find it. He tore his eyes away from the tops of those remarkable breasts of hers and tried to think unpleasant thoughts of particularly horrible things, like overcooked vegetables and cut-rate wine.''

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* ''Literature/TheParasolProtectorate'': In ''Soulless'', ''Soulless'' has two instances:
**
Lord Maccon ''tries'' to get himself under control regarding Alexia.
-->''He --->''He was sure his control was around somewhere, if he could simply find it. He tore his eyes away from the tops of those remarkable breasts of hers and tried to think unpleasant thoughts of particularly horrible things, like overcooked vegetables and cut-rate wine.''
** Later, Alexia is locked in a cell with Lord Maccon by the villains, and due to her status as a PowerNullifier and it being full Moon, she has to hold on to him so he stays in human form, and when she really notices that he's [[ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing naked]]...
--->''He did not seem particularly perturbed by this fact, but Miss Tarabotti felt the sudden need to close her eyes tight and think about asparagus or something equally mundane.
''


* Anwar from ''Series/{{Skins}}'' recites Creator/HughGrant's filmography in order to slow himself down.
* In the ''Series/That70sShow'' episode "Thanksgiving", Eric has to do this after making out with an attractive girl. His inner monologue goes: "Okay, baseball, Vietnam, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, Pat Nixon, Pat Boone, the girl that gives the weather, no, no! Okay, jellyfish, really big spiders, come on, dig deep, dig deep, okay, the day we backed over Skipper in the driveway, instead of going to the county fair, I had to bury him in the backyard." Inverted later with Donna who thinks of sexy things.
* In ''Series/KyleXY'', Josh explained to Kyle that when he doesn't want to have an erection, he thinks of "disgusting things" (for him, zits and old people). Kyle responds that he finds grapefruit disgusting (Josh: "Huh."). Later in the episode, he repeated that phrase while escaping naked from the parents of the girl he was with.
-->'''Josh:''' Zits. Old people. Zits. Old people. GRAPEFRUIT!
* A RunningGag on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' is Finn thinking of the time he ran over a mailman in order to prevent himself... arriving early. It's made a plot point on "Never Been Kissed" when Sam needs to find his "mailman" and decides to think of Coach Bieste in various unflattering positions. It's so effective that the method spreads-in fact, it's ''too'' effective, soon the boys ([[RunningGag and Tina]]) actually start saying Bieste's name during makeout sessions, causing their partners to become suspicious. [[spoiler:[[MoodWhiplash And then Bieste finds out]], [[TearJerker and things get very unfunny]]]]. That's right, ''Series/{{Glee}}'' actually [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed the trope]].
* In an episode of ''Series/MelissaAndJoey'', Joey has to constantly call his mom in order to distract him from having sexual thoughts about a friend of Melissa.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'':
** In the episode "What I Did for Love", Jefferson mentions that there was a time when he had to think about baseball to slow things down during sex; nowadays, he just wants to think about baseball.
** In another episode Steve thanks Al, because wondering why Steve Guttenberg is a star works as this.
** In the "Dial B for Virgin" episode, Bud thinks out loud "Zima Guy, Zima Guy. No, no, I mean, I mean, Roseanne, Roseanne...".

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* Anwar ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': In "The Last Temptation of Cory", Cory mutters the words "lunchroom lady" to get him to stop thinking about a pretty girl who is trying to seduce him away from ''Series/{{Skins}}'' recites Creator/HughGrant's filmography in order to slow himself down.
Topanga.
* In the ''Series/That70sShow'' episode "Thanksgiving", Eric has to do this ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': "Earshot" had Buffy acquiring uncontrollable telepathy after making killing a demon who has the power. Xander freaks out with an attractive girl. His inner monologue goes: "Okay, baseball, Vietnam, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, Pat Nixon, Pat Boone, the girl that gives the weather, no, no! Okay, jellyfish, really big spiders, come on, dig deep, dig deep, okay, the day we backed over Skipper in the driveway, instead of going to the county fair, I had to bury him in the backyard." Inverted later with Donna who thinks of sexy things.
* In ''Series/KyleXY'', Josh explained to Kyle that
when he learns about this, because of his [[HormoneAddledTeenager usual train of thought]], and tries desperately to deter it:
-->'''Xander:''' 4 times 5 is 30. 5 times 6 is 32. Naked women. Naked Buffy. Help!
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'': In "Needs", several Actives wake up in their sleeping chambers with their original personalities before they were mind-wiped, [[YouWakeUpInARoom but no memory of how they got there]]. So they have to pretend to be the mind-wiped Actives while they work out how to escape; unfortunately this means going into the co-ed showers. Victor plays the baseball flavor of this trope straight and out loud, reciting the Mets roster by fielding position after catching a glimpse of incredibly hot Sierra all wet and naked.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': In "Coup By Clam", D'Argo becomes mentally linked to [[DirtyOldWoman Noranti]], who starts [[ADateWithRosiePalms stimulating herself]], causing an identical reaction in D'Argo, who
doesn't want to have an erection, he thinks of "disgusting things" (for him, zits and old people). Kyle responds that he finds grapefruit disgusting (Josh: "Huh."). Later in the episode, he repeated that phrase while escaping naked from the parents of the girl he was with.
-->'''Josh:''' Zits. Old people. Zits. Old people. GRAPEFRUIT!
* A RunningGag
enjoy it as much as you'd think.
-->'''Aeryn:''' Come
on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' is Finn thinking of the time he ran over a mailman in order to prevent himself... arriving early. It's made a plot point on "Never Been Kissed" when Sam needs to find his "mailman" and decides to D'Argo. Just fight it.\\
'''John:''' Dee,
think of Coach Bieste in various unflattering positions. It's so effective that the method spreads-in fact, it's ''too'' effective, soon the boys ([[RunningGag and Tina]]) actually start saying Bieste's name during makeout sessions, causing their partners to become suspicious. [[spoiler:[[MoodWhiplash And then Bieste finds out]], [[TearJerker and things get very unfunny]]]]. That's right, ''Series/{{Glee}}'' actually [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed the trope]].
* In an episode of ''Series/MelissaAndJoey'', Joey has to constantly call his mom in order to distract him from having sexual thoughts
about a friend of Melissa.
baseball. Math. Isosceles triangle. Rusty... razor blades. Gravel. ''[hint: it doesn't work]''
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'':
**
''Series/TheFlash2014'': In the episode "What I Did for Love", Jefferson mentions that there was a time when he had "The Nuclear Man", Barry Allen is advised to think about dead puppies and baseball in order to slow things down avoid being [[SpeedSex the Fastest]] [[ArcWords Man Alive]] during sex; nowadays, he his date with Linda Park.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** Frasier and Kate Costas are trying to get over their mutual lust after their affair nearly loses them their jobs. Attempting to avoid the press by taking a service elevator, they get stuck and soon discover the elevator is full of the belongings of a romance novelist who's moving house, and [[ContrivedCoincidence a few accidents later]] they're in a mood-lit compartment with sultry posters on the walls, reeking of spilt musk oil, and with a double mattress taking up most of the floor.
** Niles' advice to Frasier when he's trying to resist Lilith;
--->'''Niles:''' Remember the summer we were at Uncle Henry's farm, we found that dead horse, lying in the hot sun, crawling with maggots? Hold on to that picture! You can ride that horse to safety!\\
'''Frasier:''' Thank you, Niles. You know, that might
just wants do the trick. When it comes to think about baseball.
an ugly image, [[{{Pun}} you can't beat a dead horse]].
** In another an episode Steve thanks Al, because wondering why Steve Guttenberg is a star works as this.
** In
when Niles was desperate for sex, Daphne makes one of her typical InnocentInnuendo remarks that sends Niles' mind off to fantasy land. Frasier brings him back down to Earth with the "Dial B for Virgin" episode, Bud thinks out loud "Zima Guy, Zima Guy. No, no, I mean, I mean, Roseanne, Roseanne...". phrase "Grandma in a teddy."



* In the ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' episode "Needs", several Actives wake up in their sleeping chambers with their original personalities before they were mind-wiped, [[YouWakeUpInARoom but no memory of how they got there]]. So they have to pretend to be the mind-wiped Actives while they work out how to escape; unfortunately this means going into the co-ed showers. Victor plays the baseball flavor of this trope straight and out loud, reciting the Mets roster by fielding position after catching a glimpse of incredibly hot Sierra all wet and naked.
* ''Series/WonderWoman'': After immortal Princess Diana of [[LadyLand Paradise Island]] invokes WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove when she sees a man for the first time, her mother hilariously invokes this:
-->'''Queen Hippolyte:''' There are some things that are better not known. Young Amazon minds are best occupied with athletic discipline, higher learning.
* In the ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' episode "The Last Temptation of Cory", Cory mutters the words "lunchroom lady" to get him to stop thinking about a pretty girl who is trying to seduce him away from Topanga.
* In the late season one ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' episode "My Student", Elliot ordered a med student to shave a patient's pubes. The med student tried to fight it but Elliot threatened him with more stuff. The med student shortly instructed the patient to "think about baseball".
* Inverted on ''Series/TrueBlood''. When Sookie, a mind-reader, questions Sam on Tara's whereabouts after she'd been turned to a vampire, Sam forces himself to think ''sexy'' thoughts to distract himself. It doesn't work.
-->'''Sam:''' ''[thinking]'' Look at her boobs, look at her boobs, look at her boobs, [[ThoughtAversionFailure don't think about the walk-in]] [cooler]--DAMMIT!\\
'''Sookie:''' She's in the walk-in!\\
[...]\\
'''Sookie:''' Sam, can I give you a hug without you thinking about my boobs?\\
'''Sam:''' [[ImAManICantHelpIt Probably not]].\\
'''Sookie:''' Oh, all right. ''[hugs him anyway]''
* Discussed in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'':
-->'''Charlie:''' When you're making love, the way to slow yourself down is to think of something completely non-sexual.\\
'''Alan:''' What do you think of?\\
'''Charlie:''' You.
* An unusual variant in ''Series/TheSingingDetective'': the protagonist is having ointment rubbed into his body - ''all'' of his body - by an attractive nurse and is desperately trying not to become aroused. ([[TakeThat Most of the "unsexy" thoughts were about people the screenwriter hated.]])

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* In ''Series/{{Glee}}'': A RunningGag is Finn thinking of the ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' episode "Needs", several Actives wake up time he ran over a mailman in order to prevent himself... arriving early. It's made a plot point on "Never Been Kissed" when Sam needs to find his "mailman" and decides to think of Coach Bieste in various unflattering positions. It's so effective that the method spreads-in fact, it's ''too'' effective, soon the boys ([[RunningGag and Tina]]) actually start saying Bieste's name during makeout sessions, causing their sleeping chambers partners to become suspicious. [[spoiler:[[MoodWhiplash And then Bieste finds out]], [[TearJerker and things get very unfunny]]]]. That's right, ''Series/{{Glee}}'' actually [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed the trope]].
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Marshall tries to prolong sex
with their original personalities Lily to avoid a big fight they agreed that they wouldn't have until after they'd had sex. To slow things down, he starts thinking of unsexy things, such as roadkill, clipping toenails and bugs. But then he finds he's taken it too far and needs to rearouse himself, so he starts thinking of sexy things, such as bugs with boobs.
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with Barney's brother James
before they were mind-wiped, [[YouWakeUpInARoom but no memory of how they got there]]. So they have to pretend to be the mind-wiped Actives he came out as gay: while they work out how to escape; unfortunately this means going into the co-ed showers. Victor plays the having sex with his girlfriend, he'd think about baseball flavor of this trope straight and out loud, reciting (and, more specifically, the Mets roster by fielding position after catching a glimpse of incredibly hot Sierra all wet and naked.
men playing baseball) to make it go ''faster''.
* ''Series/WonderWoman'': After immortal Princess Diana of [[LadyLand Paradise Island]] invokes WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove ''Series/KyleXY'': Josh explains to Kyle that when she sees a man for the first time, her mother hilariously invokes this:
-->'''Queen Hippolyte:''' There are some things that are better not known. Young Amazon minds are best occupied with athletic discipline, higher learning.
* In the ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' episode "The Last Temptation of Cory", Cory mutters the words "lunchroom lady" to get him to stop thinking about a pretty girl who is trying to seduce him away from Topanga.
* In the late season one ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' episode "My Student", Elliot ordered a med student to shave a patient's pubes. The med student tried to fight it but Elliot threatened him with more stuff. The med student shortly instructed the patient to "think about baseball".
* Inverted on ''Series/TrueBlood''. When Sookie, a mind-reader, questions Sam on Tara's whereabouts after she'd been turned to a vampire, Sam forces himself to think ''sexy'' thoughts to distract himself. It
he doesn't work.
-->'''Sam:''' ''[thinking]'' Look at her boobs, look at her boobs, look at her boobs, [[ThoughtAversionFailure don't think about the walk-in]] [cooler]--DAMMIT!\\
'''Sookie:''' She's
want to have an erection, he thinks of "disgusting things" (for him, zits and old people). Kyle responds that he finds grapefruit disgusting (Josh: "Huh."). Later in the walk-in!\\
[...]\\
'''Sookie:''' Sam, can I give you a hug without you thinking about my boobs?\\
'''Sam:''' [[ImAManICantHelpIt Probably not]].\\
'''Sookie:''' Oh, all right. ''[hugs him anyway]''
* Discussed in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'':
-->'''Charlie:''' When you're making love,
episode, he repeated that phrase while escaping naked from the way to slow yourself down is to think of something completely non-sexual.\\
'''Alan:''' What do you think of?\\
'''Charlie:''' You.
* An unusual variant in ''Series/TheSingingDetective'': the protagonist is having ointment rubbed into his body - ''all'' of his body - by an attractive nurse and is desperately trying not to become aroused. ([[TakeThat Most
parents of the "unsexy" thoughts were about people the screenwriter hated.]])girl he was with.
-->'''Josh:''' Zits. Old people. Zits. Old people. GRAPEFRUIT!



* The ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Earshot" had Buffy acquiring uncontrollable telepathy after killing a demon who has the power. Xander freaks out when he learns about this, because of his [[HormoneAddledTeenager usual train of thought]], and tries desperately to deter it:
-->'''Xander:''' 4 times 5 is 30. 5 times 6 is 32. Naked women. Naked Buffy. Help!
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** Frasier and Kate Costas are trying to get over their mutual lust after their affair nearly loses them their jobs. Attempting to avoid the press by taking a service elevator, they get stuck and soon discover the elevator is full of the belongings of a romance novelist who's moving house, and [[ContrivedCoincidence a few accidents later]] they're in a mood-lit compartment with sultry posters on the walls, reeking of spilt musk oil, and with a double mattress taking up most of the floor.
** Niles' advice to Frasier when he's trying to resist Lilith;
--->'''Niles:''' Remember the summer we were at Uncle Henry's farm, we found that dead horse, lying in the hot sun, crawling with maggots? Hold on to that picture! You can ride that horse to safety!\\
'''Frasier:''' Thank you, Niles. You know, that might just do the trick. When it comes to an ugly image, [[{{Pun}} you can't beat a dead horse]].
** In an episode when Niles was desperate for sex, Daphne makes one of her typical InnocentInnuendo remarks that sends Niles' mind off to fantasy land. Frasier brings him back down to Earth with the phrase "Grandma in a teddy."
* This beauty from an episode of ''{{Parkinson}}''.

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* The ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'':
** In "What I Did for Love", Jefferson mentions that there was a time when he had to think about baseball to slow things down during sex; nowadays, he just wants to think about baseball.
** In another
episode "Earshot" had Buffy acquiring uncontrollable telepathy after killing a demon who has the power. Xander freaks out when he learns about this, Steve thanks Al, because of his [[HormoneAddledTeenager usual train of thought]], and tries desperately to deter it:
-->'''Xander:''' 4 times 5
wondering why Steve Guttenberg is 30. 5 times 6 is 32. Naked women. Naked Buffy. Help!
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** Frasier and Kate Costas are trying to get over their mutual lust after their affair nearly loses them their jobs. Attempting to avoid the press by taking
a service elevator, they get stuck and soon discover the elevator is full of the belongings of a romance novelist who's moving house, and [[ContrivedCoincidence a few accidents later]] they're in a mood-lit compartment with sultry posters on the walls, reeking of spilt musk oil, and with a double mattress taking up most of the floor.
** Niles' advice to Frasier when he's trying to resist Lilith;
--->'''Niles:''' Remember the summer we were at Uncle Henry's farm, we found that dead horse, lying in the hot sun, crawling with maggots? Hold on to that picture! You can ride that horse to safety!\\
'''Frasier:''' Thank you, Niles. You know, that might just do the trick. When it comes to an ugly image, [[{{Pun}} you can't beat a dead horse]].
star works as this.
** In an episode when Niles was desperate "Dial B for sex, Daphne makes one of her typical InnocentInnuendo remarks that sends Niles' mind off to fantasy land. Frasier brings him back down to Earth with the phrase "Grandma in a teddy.Virgin", Bud thinks out loud "Zima Guy, Zima Guy. No, no, I mean, I mean, Roseanne, Roseanne..."
* This beauty ''Series/MelissaAndJoey'': In one episode, Joey has to constantly call his mom in order to distract him from an episode having sexual thoughts about a friend of ''{{Parkinson}}''.Melissa.
* ''Series/{{Parkinson}}'' has this beauty:



* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Marshall tries to prolong sex with Lily to avoid a big fight they agreed that they wouldn't have until after they'd had sex. To slow things down, he starts thinking of unsexy things, such as roadkill, clipping toenails and bugs. But then he finds he's taken it too far and needs to rearouse himself, so he starts thinking of sexy things, such as bugs with boobs.
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with Barney's brother James before he came out as gay: while having sex with his girlfriend, he'd think about baseball (and, more specifically, the men playing baseball) to make it go ''faster''.
* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Leslie takes this to a different level in "Road Trip" when she is forced to go on a trip for work with Ben, who has a lot of {{UST}} with her, but can't date her because he is technically her superior. She compiles a list of un-sexy conversation topics, such as university bed-lofting rules and the history of the ladder. She even goes as far as making an unsexy CD mix, which included whale noises and Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" speech.
* In the ''Series/TheFlash2014'' episode "The Nuclear Man", Barry Allen is advised to think about dead puppies and baseball in order to avoid being [[SpeedSex the Fastest]] [[ArcWords Man Alive]] during his date with Linda Park.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. In "Coup By Clam", D'Argo becomes mentally linked to [[DirtyOldWoman Noranti]], who starts [[ADateWithRosiePalms stimulating herself]], causing an identical reaction in D'Argo, who doesn't enjoy it as much as you'd think.
-->'''Aeryn:''' Come on D'Argo. Just fight it.
-->'''John:''' Dee, think about baseball. Math. Isosceles triangle. Rusty... razor blades. Gravel. ''[hint: it doesn't work]''

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Marshall tries to prolong sex with Lily to avoid a big fight they agreed that they wouldn't have until after they'd had sex. To slow things down, he starts thinking of unsexy things, such as roadkill, clipping toenails and bugs. But then he finds he's taken it too far and needs to rearouse himself, so he starts thinking of sexy things, such as bugs with boobs.
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with Barney's brother James before he came out as gay: while having sex with his girlfriend, he'd think about baseball (and, more specifically, the men playing baseball) to make it go ''faster''.
* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'',
''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Leslie takes this to a different level in "Road Trip" when she is forced to go on a trip for work with Ben, who has a lot of {{UST}} with her, but can't date her because he is technically her superior. She compiles a list of un-sexy conversation topics, such as university bed-lofting rules and the history of the ladder. She even goes as far as making an unsexy CD mix, which included whale noises and Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" speech.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': In "My Student", Elliot orders a med student to shave a patient's pubes. The med student tries to fight it, but Elliot threatens him with more stuff. The med student shortly instructs the ''Series/TheFlash2014'' episode "The Nuclear Man", Barry Allen is advised patient to think "think about dead puppies baseball".
* ''Series/TheSingingDetective'' has an unusual variant: the protagonist is having ointment rubbed into his body - ''all'' of his body - by an attractive nurse
and baseball is desperately trying not to become aroused. ([[TakeThat Most of the "unsexy" thoughts were about people the screenwriter hated.]])
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'': Anwar recites Creator/HughGrant's filmography
in order to avoid being [[SpeedSex the Fastest]] [[ArcWords Man Alive]] during his date slow himself down.
* ''Series/That70sShow'': In "Thanksgiving", Eric has to do this after making out
with Linda Park.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. In "Coup By Clam", D'Argo becomes mentally linked
an attractive girl. His inner monologue goes: "Okay, baseball, Vietnam, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, Pat Nixon, Pat Boone, the girl that gives the weather, no, no! Okay, jellyfish, really big spiders, come on, dig deep, dig deep, okay, the day we backed over Skipper in the driveway, instead of going to [[DirtyOldWoman Noranti]], the county fair, I had to bury him in the backyard." Inverted later with Donna who starts [[ADateWithRosiePalms stimulating herself]], causing an identical reaction in D'Argo, who thinks of sexy things.
* ''Series/TrueBlood'': Inverted. When Sookie, a mind-reader, questions Sam on Tara's whereabouts after she'd been turned to a vampire, Sam forces himself to think ''sexy'' thoughts to distract himself. It
doesn't enjoy it as much as you'd think.
-->'''Aeryn:''' Come on D'Argo. Just fight it.
-->'''John:''' Dee,
work.
-->'''Sam:''' ''[thinking]'' Look at her boobs, look at her boobs, look at her boobs, [[ThoughtAversionFailure don't
think about baseball. Math. Isosceles triangle. Rusty... razor blades. Gravel. ''[hint: it doesn't work]''the walk-in]] [cooler]--DAMMIT!\\
'''Sookie:''' She's in the walk-in!\\
[...]\\
'''Sookie:''' Sam, can I give you a hug without you thinking about my boobs?\\
'''Sam:''' [[ImAManICantHelpIt Probably not]].\\
'''Sookie:''' Oh, all right. ''[hugs him anyway]''
* ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' discusses it:
-->'''Charlie:''' When you're making love, the way to slow yourself down is to think of something completely non-sexual.\\
'''Alan:''' What do you think of?\\
'''Charlie:''' You.
* ''Series/WonderWoman'': After immortal Princess Diana of [[LadyLand Paradise Island]] invokes WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove when she sees a man for the first time, her mother hilariously invokes this:
-->'''Queen Hippolyte:''' There are some things that are better not known. Young Amazon minds are best occupied with athletic discipline, higher learning.


* In the novel ''Literature/{{Choke}}'', the protagonist thinks of corpses and other disgusting things to avoid early ejaculation.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{It}}'', Tom Rogan thinks of "White Sox batting averages or who was trying to undercut him for the Chesley account at work" for the same reason.
* In ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', Moist von Lipwig finds himself in this mindset regarding Adora Belle Dearheart. "''He'd get another chance to be smiled at by Miss Dearheart -- think about {{Golem}}s! Golems, golems, golems!''"



* Early in the ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Mage Winds]]'' trilogy, Darkwind rescues a woman who he finds sexually attractive, but who he thinks may be a HoneyTrap. (She is.) To counter his physical response to her, he concentrates on the monthly chore of scrubbing out the reservoir in his privy.
* ''In Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball'', author Joe Peta recalls a college friend who pictured baseball star Roberto Clemente when he wanted to slow himself down. Peta mortified him in a social setting by saying his pal had to imagine Clemente while having sex, to which another fellow asked "Batting or fielding?".

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* In the novel ''Literature/{{Choke}}'', the protagonist thinks of corpses and other disgusting things to avoid early ejaculation.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': In ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', Moist von Lipwig finds himself in this mindset regarding Adora Belle Dearheart. "''He'd get another chance to be smiled at by Miss Dearheart -- think about {{Golem}}s! Golems, golems, golems!''"
* ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'':
Early in the ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Mage Winds]]'' ''Mage Winds'' trilogy, Darkwind rescues a woman who he finds sexually attractive, but who he thinks may be a HoneyTrap. (She is.) To counter his physical response to her, he concentrates on the monthly chore of scrubbing out the reservoir in his privy.
* ''In Trading In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{It}}'', Tom Rogan thinks of "White Sox batting averages or who was trying to undercut him for the Chesley account at work" for the same reason.
* ''Literature/TheParasolProtectorate'': In ''Soulless'', Lord Maccon ''tries'' to get himself under control regarding Alexia.
-->''He was sure his control was around somewhere, if he could simply find it. He tore his eyes away from the tops of those remarkable breasts of hers and tried to think unpleasant thoughts of particularly horrible things, like overcooked vegetables and cut-rate wine.''
* In ''Trading
Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball'', author Joe Peta recalls a college friend who pictured baseball star Roberto Clemente when he wanted to slow himself down. Peta mortified him in a social setting by saying his pal had to imagine Clemente while having sex, to which another fellow asked "Batting or fielding?".fielding?"



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** In an episode, Joey mentions "baseball, or sandwiches, or... Chandler" as things he thinks of to keep himself from getting too "excited". Phoebe tries to follow his advice, but finds even baseball and sandwiches too sexy... thinking about Chandler, on the other hand, works fine.

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** In an episode, Joey mentions "baseball, or sandwiches, or... Chandler" as things he thinks of to keep himself from getting too "excited". Phoebe tries to follow his advice, advice when she has to massage an incredibly hot client, but finds even baseball and sandwiches too sexy... thinking about Chandler, on the other hand, works fine.


* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BigMouth'', Andrew tries to repress his sexual urges while out on a date with his crush, but Maurice, his hormone monster, won't leave him alone, so Andre tries to ward him off with pictures of his grandmother and and a mezuzah (he thinks it works like a cross). When neither of those work, he subjects Maurice to Garrison Keillor jokes, causing Maurice to convulse in pain.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BigMouth'', Andrew tries to repress his sexual urges while out on a date with his crush, but Maurice, his hormone monster, won't leave him alone, so Andre Andrew tries to ward him off with pictures of his grandmother and and a mezuzah (he thinks it works like a cross). When neither of those work, he subjects Maurice to Garrison Keillor jokes, causing Maurice to convulse in pain.

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* A RunningGag in ''Film/BubbleBoy'' is Jimmy reciting the Pledge of Allegiance any time he gets an erection and repeating it until it goes away, as his hyper-fundamentalist mother had taught him to do. This includes when his crush gets a little too close to him while teaching him to play guitar and, much later, when [[ItMakesSenseInContext mud wrestling two bikini-clad women]].

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BigMouth'', Andrew tries to repress his sexual urges while out on a date with his crush, but Maurice, his hormone monster, won't leave him alone, so Andre tries to ward him off with pictures of his grandmother and and a mezuzah (he thinks it works like a cross). When neither of those work, he subjects Maurice to Garrison Keillor jokes, causing Maurice to convulse in pain.


'''Izuku:''' ''[looking anywhere but at her]'' Cold thoughts Izuku, cold thoughts. Ice cubes, cold showers, Mountain Glenn winter. Going skiing on the top of the mountain and then tumbling down a good way through all that snow. Cold thoughts, cold thoughts, cold thoughts...

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'''Izuku:''' ''[looking anywhere but at her]'' Cold thoughts Izuku, cold thoughts. Ice cubes, cold showers, Mountain Glenn mountain glen winter. Going skiing on the top of the mountain and then tumbling down a good way through all that snow. Cold thoughts, cold thoughts, cold thoughts...


* In ''Fanfic/MyHuntsmanAcademia'', Izuku accidentally ropes himself into a game of romantic chicken with Yang. She uses every trick in the book to get him to fold, including leaning forward so he could stay straight at her CleavageWindow. He desperately tries to think of everything cold he can to keep it down.

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* In ''Fanfic/MyHuntsmanAcademia'', Izuku accidentally ropes himself into a game of romantic chicken with Yang. She uses every trick in the book to get him to fold, including leaning forward so he could stay stare straight at her CleavageWindow. He desperately tries to think of everything cold he can to keep it down.


-->'''Sam:''' ''[thinking]'' Look at her boobs, look at her boobs, look at her boobs, don't think about the walk-in [cooler]--DAMMIT!\\

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-->'''Sam:''' ''[thinking]'' Look at her boobs, look at her boobs, look at her boobs, [[ThoughtAversionFailure don't think about the walk-in walk-in]] [cooler]--DAMMIT!\\

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