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Basic Trope: A character asks another character to take off their clothes, but the situation isn't sexual.

  • Straight: Bob asks Alice to take off her clothes. The situation is not in any way sexual, but Alice thinks it is and says either "You pervert!", "Gosh, so sorry, I Didn't Mean to Turn You On", or (in a dirty-joke voice) "I'd be happy to oblige."
  • Exaggerated: Alice accuses Bob of being a pervert when he asks her to take her jacket off ... and it's summer!
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  • Downplayed: Alice asks politely "It's not anything sexual, is it?" when Bob asks her to take one article of clothing off.
  • Justified:
    • Bob is a child and doesn't know what a girl looks like without clothes on. It's not sexual, he hasn't even had The Talk yet but he is naturally curious.
    • Bob is a doctor and wants to give Alice a checkup.
    • Alice's clothes are wet or dirty and Bob wanted to give her new clothes.
    • Alice's clothes looked way too hot (Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter, she was wearing heavy clothes in summer).
    • Bob is a child and wants to play a game.
    • Bob is a fashion designer and wanted to take Alice's measurements.
    • Bob wanted to fix Alice's clothes.
    • Bob wanted to wear the clothes for himself.
    • Bob objects to Alice wearing the clothes because she's wearing his clothes without his permission.
    • Alice's clothes are contaminated with a harmful substance.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Bob reveals the reason for Alice's taking off her clothes was sexual.
  • Double Subverted: He was just joking.
  • Parodied: Alice accuses Bob of being a pervert when he asks her to take off ... her necklace. Or any piece of clothing that doesn't cover much of the body.
  • Averted: Nobody asks anyone to remove their clothes, or nobody asks anyone to remove their clothes except in a sexual situation.
  • Zig-Zagged: Bob asks Alice to remove her clothes but both are acting awkward and it is hard to tell if the situation is sexual or not.
  • Enforced: To add Fanservice without being actually sexual as the show has No Hugging, No Kissing.
  • Lampshaded: "Please take off your clothes, and no, this is not a sexual situation."
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  • Invoked: Alice runs out in the rain to get wet in order for Bob, a Nice Guy, to ask to take off her clothes, so that things may get sexual.
  • Exploited: Charlie, who is The Peeping Tom, gets to see Alice naked without invading Alice and Bob's sex life.
  • Defied: Bob phrases the request in a way as to make it sound non-sexual.
  • Discussed: "Yesterday, Bob asked me to take my clothes off, and I was so shocked until I realized he just wanted to fix the hole in my jeans."
  • Conversed: "Although I've seen it a thousand times, the one where the dude asks the woman to take her clothes off in a non-sexual situation never gets old."
  • Deconstructed: Alice becomes scared of Bob.
  • Reconstructed: Once the dust settles, she finds it funny.
  • Played for Laughs:
  • Played for Drama: Alice obliges ... and beats the tar out of Bob.

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