The Loop (TV)
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Basic Trope: Women are portrayed as having no sex drive.
- Straight: Alice is uninterested in sex, as are the other females in the series.
- Up To Eleven: Every single woman hates sex so much, that all female scientists work together to invent a method of asexual birth, where the offspring has no interest in sex, all while killing off all the men.
- Alice has a sexual dysfunction (dryness, persistent pain, difficulty maintaining arousal, etc.) that makes it difficult, if not impossible, to enjoy sex.
- Alice does not enjoy sex, due to trauma.
- Alice's husband, Bob, is a terrible lover in bed, so Alice is understandably uninterested in intercourse.
- The series is about a group of asexual women and how they deal with a life where sex seems to be everywhere.
- Sexuality is not relevant to the plot; the women choose to focus on things other than love, sex, and romance instead.
- Downplayed: Alice is not a prude, but just is not as interested in sex as Bob.
- Alice unsuccessfully attempts to seduce her husband Bob.
- All Women Are Lustful
- Double Subverted:
- The women in the series hate themselves for thinking these thoughts.
- Beth only sleeps with men to feel good about herself.
- Parodied: Alice goes near-catonic with disgust if the word sex is even mentioned... much to the delight of Steve.
- Alice had it drummed into her head by her family and teachers that Sex Is Evil, and this ruined her ability to enjoy it, even with someone she loves.
- Alice once got around and enjoyed sex during previous times. Only for a new system to take over, and brainwashed the entire population into frowning upon women's sexuality, leading to the scenario below.
- It's assumed that all women are prudes. Because of this heterosexual men don't seek it satisfy their partners, only themselves and it's assumed that lesbians don't exists. The widescale sexual frsutration of half the population begins to cause widespread social problems.
- Why stop there. The plot focuses on a society where women are forbidden to enjoy sex of any kind. Violation of this rule leads to the woman in question to be resented, cast out, or even persecuted, labeled and possibly killed. How's that for unnecessarily cruel?
- Reconstructed: Beth, however, soon teaches Alice that sex can be okay. Alice, however, decides that at the moment she's personally not too interested in this whole "sex" thing anyway, and continues being a prude.
- Zig Zagged: Alice doesn't enjoy sex, but Beth does. Then we find out Beth only sleeps around to feel good about herself. But Clarice genuinely enjoys it - because she's "abnormal". And yet after her Heel Face Turn, she gets a sex scene where she has The Immodest Orgasm. Which it turns out she was faking.
- Averted: The women in the series aren't prudes.
- Enforced: "Nobody will like Alice if she actually wants sex!"
- "It is not acceptable for the audience if a woman enjoys sex. We have to make all the women of this show averse to the idea, else they will be hated."
- Lampshaded: "I'm a woman. Of course I don't enjoy it."
- Invoked: Alice's parents taught her from young that Sex Is Evil, though her brother Steve was taught the opposite.
- Exploited: A misonogistic gay community make use of this trope to get men to change their sexuality.
- Defied: A newcomer to the town where all the women refuse to have sex with their husbands. She decides that she has to teach the women the importance of sexual pleasure.
- Discussed: "Dude, of course you're not going to get laid. She's a girl." "Hey, I wouldn't say that. Not all women have to hate sex, despite what your old movies keep telling you."
- Conversed: "Aw, come on. This is the fifth time we've almost gotten a sex scene between Alice and Bob, but she keeps being such a prude! Why does this have to happen to all the women in this show?"
- Played For Laughs: A sitcom where much of the problems arise from Bob dealing with Alice, refusing sex to him, happily, for no reason whatsoever.
- Played For Drama: Bob, constantly seeing that the media constantly depicting that only men like sex, and that All Women Are Prudes, believes that no matter what girl he finds, she'll be a prude no matter what.
- Plotted A Good Waste: Alice doesn't enjoy sex with Bob because she's secretly a lesbian, but she's afraid to tell him.
Not tonight dear, I have a headache. Let's go back to All Women Are Prudes instead.
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