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Basic Trope: A Double Standard where the leading man of the show is sexually active, the leading lady...isn't and shouldn't be.

  • Straight: Bob has had many girlfriends in the past. He will end up with Alice, who has never had sex before.
  • Exaggerated: Bob has visited a brothel every night since it was legal for him to. Alice has never even touched a male with her bare hands. They will become the Official Couple.
  • Downplayed: Bob is the most sexually active character in the series (compared to the others, who aren't promiscuous themselves), but ends with Alice, who only has sex with someone she truly knows and loves.
  • Justified: Bob knows he'll eventually settle down and stop his reckless lifestyle, and wants to be with the girl that'll definitely be faithful to him.
    • Alternatively, the setting takes place when/where Women's Rights aren't as liberal as in present-day Western society.
    • Alternatively, All Women Are Prudes in this setting.
  • Inverted: My Girl Is a Slut
    • Alternatively, the promiscuous lady will hook up with the male virgin.
  • Subverted: It turns out that Alice has had sex before...
    • of Both have never had sex before
  • Double Subverted: ...With Bob, of course. She'll always be faithful to him.
  • Parodied: Bob walks into Alice's apartment, covered in lipstick marks and with his pants around his ankles. Alice doesn't flinch as she gives him a kiss.
  • Deconstructed: When Bob and Alice officially hook up, Bob realises that the sex just isn't as good as it was with the hookers he's had in the past, probably due to Alice's lack of experience. Unable to completely ignore his old lifestyle, he cheats on Alice. Realising that her faithfulness was in vain, Alice breaks up/files for divorce.
    • Alternatively, widespread acceptance of this Double Standard makes women put out very rarely (and be relatively inexperienced when doing so), thus making the sex lives of both women and men much less satisfying than they'd otherwise be.
  • Reconstructed: Bob realises that being with somebody is about more than sex; it's about understanding each other's personality and being able to help each other through times of stress. Bob apologizes to Alice, and they go to councelling to find ways to put a spark back in their love life.
    • Alternatively, Alice realizes that the Double Standard is wrong and should not be enforced. The couple stay faithful to each, but they have a more inter median sex life.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob only says he's been with other ladies to his guy friends, but we've never seen him...oh, never mind; he IS sexually active! But, look; so is Alice! Guess she's no longer the love interest...unless it was Not What It Looks Like and she is still dedicated to Bob.
  • Averted: Bob and Alice are both virgins, or they've both had sex with other people.
    • Neither Alice's nor Bob's sexual histories are commented on in-story, as they are not relevant to the plot.
  • Enforced: "The guys will sympathise with Bob for being able to pick girls up so easily, and the girls will see Alice as a kind-hearted role model that'll win in the end. What could go wrong?"
  • Lampshaded: "Bob, if it wasn't for this little thing called the 'Double Standard', Alice would've mounted your head on a pike by now."
  • Invoked: Bob isn't officially dating Alice, and his best friend is having his bachelor party at the local strip joint...Alice will understand if his hormones kick in, right?
  • Defied: "If Bob thinks it's okay to be with all these other chicks, why shouldn't I be able to pick up a few studs myself?"
  • Discussed: "If Bob knows that Alice will always be there for him, why is he always with other chicks he knows he'll only have sex with?"
  • Conversed: "Bob's such a hypocrite! Why can't he be as faithful to her as she is to him?"
  • Plotted A Good Waste: Bob's activeness is due to a Freudian Excuse. He never felt loved as a child, and seeks to fill the void with physical pleasures. Alice's dedication to him causes a revelation that develops his character and become a wonderful couple.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob plans to have a romantic evening alone with Alice...until one of his old 'conquests' shows up at his door, wanting to start an actual relationship. Cue Bob arguing with himself and a possible Cat Fight between the two girls.
  • Played For Drama: Bob's virility leads him to catching an STD, which he passes on to Alice. Even though Bob has had a lot of sex in the past, Alice has had only a little with him, and will never be able to enjoy it again.
    • Alternatively, one of Bob's girlfriends is pregnant with his child, and doesn't want an abortion. Will Bob choose to be with the mother of his child, or the still-faithful Alice?

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