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"Oh... My... GOD! Commander Kokonoe, that is soooo awesome! No, seriously... I'm feeling a tingly sensation in my naughty bits..."

For some reason, geeks like to make jokes that geeks actually have sexual arousal about their geek interests. Not sex or fetishes, this is about the latest technology or something like that. Basically, it's the geek factor that is turning them on. If the thought of Wonder Woman fighting Storm turns someone on because it would be an awesome comic, and not because it's two hot chicks fighting, you have this trope.

Just one of the many ways TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life. Also, some of the examples would be Not Safe for Work.

This also doesn't count if a guy just has raging hormones and gets erections at anything, nor does it count if it's merely Squee! or And the Fandom Rejoiced. There has to be implications of sexual arousal.

This can happen even when Nerds Are Virgins.

Compare with Geeky Turn-On, Squee!, Why Don't You Marry It?, Awesomeness Is Volatile.


In-Universe Examples Only:

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    Anime and Manga 

  • Quenser of Heavy Object starts panting heavily whenever he's confronted with cutting edge Object technology, much to the disgust of anyone witnessing it.

    Comic Books 

  • Spider-Man cites the trope by name in an issue of New Avengers when he sees the inner workings of an Ultimo the team is helping Iron Man with.

    Fan Works 



     Live Action TV  
  • Yellow Overdrive Power Ranger Ronny seemed to get quite hot and bothered when she saw the zords her team were going to be driving. The fans, of course, latched on to her "zordgasm", and soon put her in a Cargo Ship (with drills, after she had a similar reaction to the Drill Blaster in a later episode).
  • Stephen Fry has a nerdgasm in this video after spotting a Tesla Roadster in traffic and hearing how big of a touchscreen the new Model S will have in the dash. During his second appearance in the "Star In A Reasonably-Priced Car" segment on Top Gear (UK), he got more than a little excited while driving his fast lap and Jeremy asked him if he'd had a crisis.
    • On Stephen's quiz program QI this is a Running Gag. Following a particularly impressive display of obscure knowledge, someone will suggest that they, Stephen, or another guest (often Phill Jupitus) are now aroused.
  • Parodied on an episode of Saturday Night Live with a fake commercial for a sex chat line featuring women dressed as different geek icons (including Princess Leia, Uhura, and Galadriel) who speak only in references to their respective works.
  • Adam Savage of MythBusters plays it straight and references it by name in one Indiana Jones-themed myth when he dresses up as Indy.
  • In The Big Bang Theory, Amy tries to induce this in Sheldon so that the good feelings are associated with her. It works.
  • Quark. The crew are trapped in a Lotus-Eater Machine where all their fantasies are fulfilled, usually in the form of beautiful women. Ficus meets a woman in Nerd Glasses he can discuss equations with. She gets more and more turned on by this until we cut to them lying on the grass with the woman smoking a cigarette.

     Newspaper Comics  
  • A PG version of this trope occurs in FoxTrot with Jason ogling a computer ad in a magazine the way an older boy would ogle a magazine centerfold. Peter's done the same thing with a guitar magazine.
    • Jason and Marcus have both ogled a National Geographic with no-holds barred, fully detailed diagrams of the Apollo 11 lunar lander.

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Alternative Title(s): Geekgasm


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