YMMV "You know the difference between a slut and a bitch? A slut will screw anyone. A bitch will screw anyone but you. You know the one. The one who Really Gets Around. She'll jump into bed with just about anyone who asks. She well, she just really likes having the sex. You get the point. But this girl, who will schtup men, women, and most species of plants , is utterly unobtainable for this one character.
That character doesn't have to be the protagonist, and, in fact, rarely is. Most of the time this is used to demonstrate that the character's sad and pathetic—after all, if Betty Bangs-A-Lot won't kiss him, he must be pretty crummy at this life thing. This is almost always used as a comedy gag, largely because it's too depressing to contemplate under any other circumstances. Think of it as Even Sluttiness Has Standards. More rarely, on the other hand, it can be used to demonstrate quite the opposite.
Sometimes the reason the promiscuous character refuses to have their usual mindless, consequence-free sexytimes with one target is that just this once, she's holding out for something more meaningful. Can cross over with Entitled to Have You , when the rejected dude feels that because the woman in question sleeps with "everyone" she has an obligation to sleep with him.
Note that, pronoun-laced description aside, this trope is not Always Female and also works perfectly well with man whores. She did offer him sex once, but Brief thought it was going too fast. Panty dropped the option right then. She does try and do it with him once she finds out that he's Beautiful All Along , but by then her hymen's rebuilt and damn-near impenetrable.
They finally do the deed in the last episode, which restores her powers. Comic Books In Neil Gaiman 's relaunch of The Eternals , Sprite , while explaining that his motives boil down to being really sick of being stuck in a prepubescent body , notes that he's the only male Eternal with whom Sersi hasn't slept.
It was hinted, and eventually confirmed, it was completely Aldo's fault: And he locked himself in the bathroom out of shyness. Vignettes has Asuka finding a really creative way to torture Shinji: And she's not doing this because she's a slut, she's doing this purely out of sadism. A major plot point of the Naruto fanfic That Look , in which Anko sleeps with everyone in Konoha but Naruto, and even reacts violently whenever he so much as touches her After she gets him drunk and climbs naked into bed with him.
And she seems to believe that he's in the wrong when he disapproves of her actions. Sherlock goes to gay bars with John to pick up men and have sex with them for one time only so he can perform experiments about seducing people. It is mentioned many times that Sherlock has had sex with most of London's male population John believes this is because Sherlock lives with him and just doesn't want to make things awkward with sex.
Sherlock later explains that when he started living with John, he was doing an experiment about having sex with someone who had time to know more about him as a person and not just a good shag. After some time had passed, Sherlock abandoned the experiment because despite the fact that he does want to have sex with John, he was afraid he may treat John, his Only Friend , like all the other men and lose interest afterward.
During the events of the second story in the series, after Jim's attack on John, Sherlock goes on the offensive about finally having sex with John.
When the third story starts, they are in the midst of doing the deed, and by the end of that story, they have a Relationship Upgrade. Kurosaki Ichigo is a massive man whore who has slept with just about every character in the story To be perfectly fair to Ichigo, that has less to do with him personally, and more to do with how Gin's attempts to get into his bed leave much to be desired.
Yamamoto himself outright states on the list that if Gin stopped being a creepy Stalker with a Crush , Ichigo probably would sleep with him. Film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Harmony slept with everyone except Harry when they were in school together. After Steve Martin marries Kathleen Turner's Gold Digger , she won't consummate the marriage, but she'll do just about anyone else. A Million Ways to Die in the West takes this trope to ridiculous levels with Ruth, a prostitute who sleeps with 10 guys on a slow day, but won't have sex with her boyfriend Edward because they're Christians and she wants to wait until marriage.
In the movie Innerspace , nebbish hero Jack Putter's dysfunctional love interest Wendy idly remarks on the irony of her sleeping with just about everyone he knows except him when he's the one guy she might actually like. At the end, after he's taken a level in badass and she tentatively suggests they start dating "Jack, I think we should try dating. Maybe not exclusively at first, at least for me, but In Trucker, Runner calls Diane out on this fact, although her reason for not sleeping with him is a pretty damn good one considering he's married, but his frustration comes from her blatant refusal to acknowledge the fact that they have a thing for each other, not simply because she won't sleep with him.
In Jingle All the Way , Sinbad's character, a mailman, complains about having to pay alimony to his ex-wife, who slept with everyone at the post office except for him. In Dangerous Beauty, courtesan Veronica Franco sleeps with a very high percentage of the Venetian aristocracy, but refuses Maffio Venier, since he cannot afford her.
He resents this, which becomes very important to the plot later. Becomes a major plot point in Hangin' with the Homeboys. Johnny, the naive member of four when it comes to dealing with women, falls in love with a seemingly Girl Next Door type. He convinces himself that she's innocent and virginal. Later in the film, he discovers that she does porn films and has quite the reputation with guys in the community.
It seems like every guy in the know, including Vinny, knew about her and possibly had sex with her in the past. What makes it worse is that Johnny actually runs into her at a party and catchers her dancing erotically with Vinny which pisses him off.
She lets Johnny know that he was only in the friend zone, before his outburst of jealousy ruined even that. Literature A Song of Ice and Fire: A side character whose face is covered with boils reminisces about his boyhood in a small village.
As a teenager, he spent hours gathering flowers for a girl in the village who had the "town slut" reputation. When he presented them to her, she laughed at him. So he killed her, and was exiled to the Night's Watch. That being said, the one person she won't sleep with is the novel's other protagonist, the sociopathic badass Zakalawe.
It's hard to tell if this is because she wants to keep the relationship professional or is somewhat turned off by him. But it's not for lack of trying on his part. This is part of what drives the protagonist of The Player of Games so nuts that he embarks on the epic journey that constitutes the plot.
It should be noted that this is in the Culture, which is ridiculously sexually liberated the hero is widely considered a bit odd because he has never changed sex! She does at least give him her reason when he asks, and he has trouble denying it; she gets the feeling that he's such an obsessive gamer that he treats their relationship like one, and thinks of her more as a piece to be taken than as a person he wants to have sex with. When he returns home at the end, she's ecstatic to see him and hints that she missed him so much she might have changed her mind There's a short by Fukazawa Shichiro with this premise.
The main character is a Jinmu a derogatory term for second born son , in a village where second born are treated like livestock they aren't even allowed to have sex, ever. One man who feels guilty for killing a Jinmu once, leaves a will behind before dying declaring that his wife must sleep with every Jinmu in the village.
Guess who's the only one left out. In the novel Super Folks , David Brinkley's ex-crush is known to have slept with every superhero except him. In this case, however, it wasn't because of any sort of disgust indeed, it's implied she would have, if he'd tried so much as him never thinking to go for it. Zigzagged in that they are in love with each other, and Brett would very happily jump his bones if he hadn't lost them to some sort of war injury.
Live-Action TV Penny from The Big Bang Theory has slept with dozens of men, including Leonard and almost Raj they get drunk and wake up together, but it's later revealed he was too drunk to actually accomplish the deed , and even Sheldon has at least seen her naked.
Even she, however, refuses to sleep with Howard, who fancies himself a Casanova. I know you think you're some sort of smooth-talking ladies' man, but the truth is, you are just pathetic and creepy.
Um, so what are you saying? I am saying it is not a compliment to call me doable. It's not sexy to stare at my ass and say, "Ooh, it must be jelly 'cause jam don't shake like that. Nothing is ever going to happen between us EVER! This isn't flirting, you're serious! You think I'm flirting with you? I am not flirting with you, no woman is ever gonna flirt with you, you're just gonna grow old and die alone.
Ironically, she herself fails to bang anyone, since her choice of lovers tend to be killed, are already dead, is a disembodied robot head, or is Stanley.
Stuart in the British version of Queer as Folk will sleep with anyone once except Vince. Vince's mother says it's because Stuart's "saving him" for when they're both old. They do eventually settle down with each other, but it takes the run of the show to get them there.
Happens in the US version as well. Though Michael gets over Brian eventually, and they both settle down with other people. Jadzia Dax actively dates men of all species also a woman in one episode but will not sleep with Dr. Julian Bashir, who has a huge crush on her. The fact that Julian comes on very strong very quickly doesn't help; she seems to prefer the strong silent type to the overeager schoolboy type.
Ezri Dax, who inherits Jadzia's memories, at one point tells him that if Jadzia hadn't married Worf, she would have given him a shot, which lends credence to the theory that it is his approach more than anything that puts her off and she is more interested in him once he stops trying so hard. At one point, Ernie decides he's finally gotten desperate enough to make a pass at her, which she turns down. I guess I have standards.
Hey, I'm as surprised as you! Male example in Owen of Torchwood.