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Basic Trope: A food item is consumed in a suggestive manner.

  • Straight: Alice eats a banana, but she licks and sucks on it instead of biting into it normally.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice sticks the banana as far back in her mouth as it will go, and she is thrusting the banana in and out of her mouth.
    • Alice, lying naked and spread-eagled on a table, is drawing the banana up and down her body and spending especially long periods with it on her breasts, belly, and crotch.
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    • Everyone on the show eats food in a suggestive and arousing manner.
  • Downplayed: Alice eats the banana more slowly than normal, presumably because she likes the taste.
  • Justified:
    • Alice is a prostitute trying to solicit customers.
    • Alice is trying to seduce a man by eating erotically (or is so lost in thought over her crush that she subconsciously begins to eat suggestively).
  • Inverted:
    • Alice is eating a banana normally, but someone regards it as sexual.
    • Crazy Consumption
    • Having sex and being aroused somehow makes Alice hungry.
  • Subverted:
    • Alice eats a banana suggestively in front of Bob, but he is disgusted with her for doing so.
    • Alice picks a banana out of a bowl of fruit, as the guys in the room stare expectantly. Alice peels the banana and...proceeds to eat it normally. Disappointed, the guys turn back to whatever it was they were doing.
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  • Double Subverted: Onscreen Alice looks like she's about Erotic Eating but instead she gorges herself messily on a heaped table full of food. But then it turns out that she knew this was Bob's fetish all along.
  • Parodied:
    • Alice tries to deep-throat the banana and chokes or throws up as a result.
    • Bob actually has a fetish for Alice eating pretty much anything, even in a non-sexual manner. So now he's staring creepily at her while she's eating something entirely innocent, like potato chips.
    • Alice is trying to flirt with the clueless Bob, so she starts eating a banana suggestively. Bob asks her why she's eating it that way.
    • Alice devours a steak like a rabid dog devouring a rabbit. Bob, a Big Eater, finds this to be a turn-on.
    • Alice eats a banana in a suggestive manner. Bob asks if she wants to bite his wiener off, and Alice spits out the banana in shock.
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  • Zig-Zagged: Sometimes Alice eats suggestively, sometimes she does not.
  • Averted:
    • Alice does not eat anything even vaguely phallic.
    • Alice has a banana but eats it like a normal person would.
  • Enforced: Fanservice
  • Lampshaded: "Yeah, Alice! Suck that banana!"
  • Invoked: Alice picks up a banana, and all the guys in the room stare.
  • Exploited: Bob turns on his cellphone camera to secretly record Alice for replay later.
  • Defied:
    • Alice eats normally, because she doesn't want a guy who's only interested in sex.
    • Alice will not eat anything even vaguely phallic, just to be safe.
    • Alice starts eating a banana this way. Noticing the attention she's getting, she looks around, smiles sweetly, and then violently bites it. Cue all the guys wincing and going back to whatever they were doing.
    • Alice peels and cuts the banana into bite-sized pieces, then eats them with a fork.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Do the girls eating the ice cream cones in this Music Video remind you of anything?" "Yes. Yes, they do."
  • Deconstructed: Alice does this because she wants attention.
  • Reconstructed: Alice realizes she's getting the wrong kind of attention, and stops doing this. Unless she's in the bedroom with her love interest, who likes to see Alice do this (before moving onto the real thing.)
  • Played for Laughs:
    • Alice is really, really ugly, yet she insists on eating a banana this way.
    • Alice picks a banana out of a bowl of fruit, as the guys in the room stare expectantly. She says, "What? Can't a girl eat a banana without being stared at?"
    • Alice picks a banana and tries to eat it. As the guys in the room start staring at her, Alice gets annoyed and bites the whole thing off, invoking indirect Groin Attack and Share the Male Pain.
    • Alice is erotic-eating in a situation where it's really not socially acceptable to do so, such as a church picnic where there are children, elderly couples, and moral-minded parents watching.
  • Implied: Bob meets Alice offscreen, and of the event later, he says, "She was eating lunch, but she made it look really, really hot."

Sometimes a banana is just a banana. Other times, it's not.

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