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* '''Exaggerated''': Everyone is staring at Bob, and [[MoralGuardians shaking their heads in disapproval]].

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Everyone is staring at Bob, and [[MoralGuardians shaking their heads in disapproval]]. disapproval]].
** There are no condoms anywhere in town, and the clerk who handles the one store that has them is deaf, and the person that disapproves Bob buying condoms is TheFundamentalist, and then the pack is harder to break open than the main vault of Fort Knox, and then there's the pain in the neck that is putting them on...

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** Bob is the purchaser of [[UmpteenthCustomer the umpteeth package]] of that brand! [[Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon Queue the ticker tape, the company reps, and even a marching band to proclaim him the brand's new spokesperson.]]


* '''Downplayed''': [[AManIsNotAVirgin Bob is rather proud that he has reason to buy condoms]], but he still glances around sheepishly before picking up the condoms.

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* '''Downplayed''': [[AManIsNotAVirgin Bob is rather proud that he has reason to buy condoms]], condoms, but he still glances around sheepishly before picking up the condoms.


* '''Inverted''': Bob is proud to buy condoms. The ''pharmacist'' is embarrassed.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Bob is proud to buy condoms. The ''pharmacist'' is embarrassed.

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** Bob regularly buys condoms with no problem. After he breaks up with his lover, he is embarrassed about not buying condoms.


* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???[[AManIsNotAVirgin Bob is rather proud that he has reason to buy condoms]], but he still glances around sheepishly before picking up the condoms.


* '''Defied''': Bob laughs off the idea of being embarrassed about this. [[TheCasanova It's not like it's the first time he's done it]].

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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Bob laughs off the idea of being embarrassed about this. [[TheCasanova It's not like it's the first time he's done it]].


** Bob demands to see the cashier's supervisor when he gives him a hard time. Bob gets laid. Carl gets fired.

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** Bob demands to see the cashier's supervisor when he gives him a hard time. Bob gets laid. Carl gets fired.fired; Bob gets lucky.

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** Bob demands to see the cashier's supervisor when he gives him a hard time. Bob gets laid. Carl gets fired.


* '''Parodied''': As Bob (already embarrassed) buys the condoms, something bad happens, and everyone blames his buying condoms for it.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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As Bob (already embarrassed) buys the condoms, something bad happens, and everyone blames his buying condom purchase for it.
** Bob is so embarrassed, that [[CannotTalkToWomen he cannot even speak to the (female) pharmacist]]... So, he tries to purchase the
condoms for it.using sign language and a ridiculous over-the-top mime routine.


* '''Basic Trope''': A character is angsting about having to buy condoms.
* '''Played Straight''': Bob goes into the drugstore, and is very self-conscious as he picks out and pays for a box of condoms.

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* '''Basic Trope''': A character is angsting about having to buy condoms.
* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''': Bob goes into the drugstore, and is very self-conscious as he picks out and pays for a box of condoms.



* '''Justified''': The series or movie is set during a time (such as TheFifties) or place where condoms are/were sold as a behind the counter item (rather than an over-the-counter item.)

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* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
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The series or movie is set during a time (such as TheFifties) or place where condoms are/were sold as a behind the counter item (rather than an over-the-counter item.)



* '''Deconstructed''': If Bob feels ''too'' self-conscious about buying condoms, he might decide it's not worth it, and have unprotected sex (or try improvising a condom out of plastic-wrap or something), resulting in [=STDs=] and unwanted pregnancy.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob gets over the angst, and marches up to the cash register with the condoms in hand...and finds out that he didn't have anything to worry about, as the cashier simply rings up his order.



* '''Zig Zagged''': ???



* '''Enforced''': The writers want to give AnAesop that buying condoms isn't nearly as embarassing as their teenage viewers might imagine.



* '''Enforced''': The writers want to give AnAesop that buying condoms isn't nearly as embarassing as their teenage viewers might imagine.



* '''Deconstructed''': If Bob feels ''too'' self-conscious about buying condoms, he might decide it's not worth it, and have unprotected sex (or try improvising a condom out of plastic-wrap or something), resulting in [=STDs=] and unwanted pregnancy.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob gets over the angst, and marches up to the cash register with the condoms in hand...and finds out that he didn't have anything to worry about, as the cashier simply rings up his order.



* '''Played For Drama''': Bob meets his girlfriend's OverprotectiveDad at the drugstore. She gets sent to an all-girl boarding school ([[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule that'll stop her having sex for sure!]]) and Bob gets a late-night visit from her three {{Knight Templar Big Brother}}s. When the StarCrossedLovers inevitably reunite, Bob is so scarred by the experience that he forgoes buying condoms and Alice [[LawOfInverseFertility gets pregnant]].

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* '''Played For Drama''': Bob meets his girlfriend's OverprotectiveDad at the drugstore. She gets sent to an all-girl boarding school ([[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule that'll stop her having sex for sure!]]) and Bob gets a late-night visit from her three {{Knight Templar Big Brother}}s. When the StarCrossedLovers inevitably reunite, Bob is so scarred by the experience that he forgoes buying condoms and Alice [[LawOfInverseFertility gets pregnant]].pregnant]].
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???


* '''Defied''': Bob laughs off the idea of being embarrassed about this. [[{{Casanova}} It's not like it's the first time he's done it]].

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* '''Defied''': Bob laughs off the idea of being embarrassed about this. [[{{Casanova}} [[TheCasanova It's not like it's the first time he's done it]].


* '''Averted''': The issue is [[HollywoodSex never dealt with in-story]].

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* '''Averted''': The issue is [[HollywoodSex [[IdealizedSex never dealt with in-story]].

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** Bob is new at this; it's natural to be embarrassed the first time. Next time ([[CantGetAwayWithNuthin if there is one]]) will be easier.


* '''Inverted''': Bob feels self-conscious about ''not'' buying condoms.
** Bob is proud to buy condoms.
* '''Subverted''': Bob finds someone else to get them for him (his girlfriend, his older brother, etc.)
* '''Double Subverted''': But that person is even more self-conscious about it than he is!

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* '''Inverted''': Bob feels self-conscious about ''not'' buying condoms.
** Bob
is proud to buy condoms.
condoms. The ''pharmacist'' is embarrassed.
* '''Subverted''': Bob finds someone else to get them for him (his girlfriend, goes into the shop looking furtively over his older brother, etc.)
shoulder, sidles up to the till, and... "do you have any.. chewing gum?"
* '''Double Subverted''': But that person is even more self-conscious about it than he is!"...oh, er, AndAnotherThing - some johnnies, please"



** Bob is proud of buying condoms.
** Bob doesn't buy condoms.



* '''Enforced''': The setting of the story demands it.
* '''Invoked''': Bob sees his uber-religious mother at the same drugstore buying cold medicine.
* '''Exploited''': All condoms and other forms of birth-control are sold as behind-the-counter items.
** MoralGuardians keep a close eye on [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin teenagers]] in this setting; the pharmacist may ask, "Do your parents know you're buying these?" or "Are you married?"
* '''Defied''': Bob knows that the benefits of using a condom outweigh the risk of criticism, and that most people aren't going to criticize him for it anyway, and so does not let himself get embarrassed.
* '''Discussed''': "Just go in, pick out the kind you want, and pay for them! It's that simple!"
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Played For Laughs''': Everyone Bob knows is at the drugstore.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob meets his girlfriend's OverprotectiveDad at the drugstore.

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* '''Enforced''': The setting of the story demands it.
writers want to give AnAesop that buying condoms isn't nearly as embarassing as their teenage viewers might imagine.
* '''Invoked''': Bob sees his uber-religious mother at the same drugstore buying cold medicine.uses this as an excuse not to buy condoms - really, he just doesn't want to use one.
* '''Exploited''': All The pharmacist sees himself as a MoralGuardian, and tries to use teenagers' embarrassment to scare them out of buying condoms and other forms of birth-control are at all ([[{{Facepalm}} that'll stop them having sex for sure!]]). They're all sold as behind-the-counter items.
** MoralGuardians keep a close eye on [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin teenagers]] in this setting; the pharmacist may ask,
items, and he asks things like "Do your parents know you're buying these?" or "Are you married?"
* '''Defied''': Bob knows that laughs off the benefits idea of using a condom outweigh being embarrassed about this. [[{{Casanova}} It's not like it's the risk of criticism, and that most people aren't going to criticize him for it anyway, and so does not let himself get embarrassed.
first time he's done it]].
* '''Discussed''': "Just go in, pick out the kind you want, and pay for them! It's that simple!"
"Hey Charlie, looks like we have a first-time condom buyer -- 5 bucks says I can make him cry!"
* '''Conversed''': ???
"Why do guys in sitcoms always act so embarrassed about this? Are they fifteen?"
* '''Played For Laughs''': Everyone Bob knows is at the drugstore.
drugstore. His grandmother. His priest. The chairman of his Abstinence Club...
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob meets his girlfriend's OverprotectiveDad at the drugstore. She gets sent to an all-girl boarding school ([[CatholicSchoolGirlsRule that'll stop her having sex for sure!]]) and Bob gets a late-night visit from her three {{Knight Templar Big Brother}}s. When the StarCrossedLovers inevitably reunite, Bob is so scarred by the experience that he forgoes buying condoms and Alice [[LawOfInverseFertility gets pregnant]].

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