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Basic Trope: A character, usually a man, spends an insane amount of time (and sometimes money) seeking sex.

  • Straight: Bob attends speed-dating events to meet women, in the hope of getting laid. After six months, he falls in love with Alice, and after another three weeks, they have sex.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob dates women for fifteen years just to have sex once. As far as he's concerned, the sex was worth the quest.
    • Several characters each go on their own Quest for Sex, possibly as part of a Pair the Spares plot.
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    • Bob has sex with a different woman every night and still isn't satisfied.
  • Downplayed: Sex is only part of Bob's motivation.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Bob's goal in life is to avoid women and sex.
  • Subverted: Bob dates women for food rather than sex.
  • Double Subverted: But after Alice has sex with Bob, he decides he also likes sex.
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  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Bob has no particular desire for sex.
    • Bob is in a relationship and has a normal amount of sex.
  • Enforced: "We want to show The Hero as a typical man. Let's make it so the one thing he wants in this world is sex!"
  • Lampshaded: "Why are you so desperate for sex, Bob?" "I'm a Man; I Can't Help It!"
  • Invoked: Bob decides he wants sex, and will stop at nothing to get laid.
  • Exploited: Alice knows about Bob's goals, and being desperate for sex herself, she asks him out.
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  • Defied: Bob gives up on his quest.
  • Discussed: "No, I don't want to have sex with you! Do I look like I'm on some sort of Quest for Sex?"
  • Conversed: "Why is Bob going to such lengths just to have sex once?"
  • Implied: Bob is shown desperately dating women.
  • Deconstructed: Bob impregnates Alice, and she makes him keep the baby.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Bob is sterile.
    • Alice has a Convenient Miscarriage.
    • Alice gives birth to a live baby, but keeps it.
    • Bob doesn't mind having a child to raise.
    • Bob gives the baby up for adoption. If Alice visits him later and asks, "What happened to my baby?", Bob makes up a lie, either that he was deemed an unfit parent or the baby died of natural causes.
  • Played For Laughs: The work is a Sex Comedy.
  • Played For Drama:
    • In the end, Bob resorts to adultery.
    • Bob rapes a woman who rejected him.
    • Bob gives Alice hepatitis and kills her.
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    • Bob is Driven to Suicide by constant rejection.

Go back to your Quest for Sex. The right person for you must be out there somewhere.
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