Inverted in American Pie: Averted in Mean Girls. There, the school has the sexually active band geeks. Jesus, George, it was a wonder I was even born. There's also this, when Marty and Doc observe George's incompetence in Which one's your pop? Maybe you were adopted. Hey man, I'm still a virgin. Cause I was kinda hoping to have sex before that happens He's fine with Cooper hooking up with Mandy at the end of the movie, though.
Literature Suverted in Sho-shan y la Dama Oscura. Almost all of the adults on the book are nerds on their own way Except Kadiri and her nuns, Sasuke, Placida and Kokoa but it's implied that all of those nerds have also an active sex life. Referenced in The Martian when the NASA senior staff are meeting to discuss a risky but viable plan to hasten Mark Watney's safe return to Earth, which the guy who thought it up has dubbed "Operation Elrond".
Annie Montrose, Head of Media Relations and sometime Nerd Nanny , is the only person in the room who doesn't get the reference and has to have it explained to her by one of the others. None of you guys got laid in highschool, did you? Aside from Sheldon justifying it with his Asexuality , no one else in the group is a virgin, even if Raj has trouble with women as a result of a personality issue completely unrelated to being a nerd, and it didn't stop him from sleeping with at least two girls in the series.
Played straighter with Amy. As of season 9, both Sheldon and Amy have both lost their virginity to each other, making this trope fully averted. Similarly, 30 Rock 's Liz Lemon is not a virgin, but merely has a terrible sex life, partly due to her bad social skills and partly due to the fact that, aside from Floyd , all the men and one woman she has dated turned out to be either insane or wildly unsuitable in some way.
In Community , Jeff Winger jokes that the math club has improved so dramatically at paintball that they must have been practicing Sam has been body-swapped with a teenage boy and is looking through the kid's stuff. Subverted with Charlie, a semi-recurring character who LARPs and loves Harry Potter among other nerdy endeavours, and is a lesbian Pornomancer that can bed pretty much any woman she looks at, even once crossing the species boundary and making out with a fairy.
She probably also banged Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz , but that's not confirmed. Also both brothers are both a little bit nerdy, Dean constantly dropping references and Sam being a former law student, and seem to have no trouble getting laid. It probably helps that they don't look remotely nerdy. In one episode, Sam and Bobby both make fun of Dean for not having heard of H.
Lovecraft or any of his works. Dean then shoots back, "Sorry, I guess I was too busy having sex with women. Of course, so are Summer and Marissa. Averted in Bones , where the show's extensive and exotic gallery of nerds and geeks all do have sex, usually satisfactory and often perverse and do they brag about it! Played with in the case of Zach Addy, whom everyone initially assumes is a virgin.
He tells them quite frankly that he has, and does, in fact, have sex. Also averted in Covert Affairs. Auggie is a genius with an affinity for anything technological. He's also quite the ladies man. Toby Isaacs, one of the few people in Degrassi Community School history to graduate as a virgin.
This trope was averted with Liberty , however. Seinfeld inverts the trope and implies Virgins are Nerds. Women however, can get sex so easily they take it for granted to the point where they require it to function normally, and during a dry spell start to act like someone who hasn't had their morning coffee. Averted in CSI , when the Hollywood Homely assistant coroner displays some particularly nerdy knowledge and Nick quips "you need a girlfriend, man.
At first they assume she has an eating disorder; instead, it turns out that she's likely pregnant , which they get a test to confirm. Note that all three of the popular protagonists are virgins up until about the last episode.
The girl's boyfriend, though unseen , is apparently a massive dork himself. It went so far that, one year, at Comic Con Triumph The Insult Comic Dog went around interviewing the attendees and seeing how much they really knew about sex, including Triumph holding a picture of a vagina and asking the men in attendance to identify it.
Invoked on Friends when Joey doesn't know why Chandler and Ross' college friend is nicknamed Gandalf. Didn't you read Lord of the Rings in high school? No, I had sex in high school. Al, looking invisibly over their shoulders, consults Ziggy and then remarks that the mocker still is a virgin at present, and will remain one for quite a few more years.
Talk about an Omniscient Database Used in Veep regarding Jonah's stats team: He's from The Matrix. Everything he does is awesome. Guys, we agreed to let The Matrix debate lie. Jesus, I can feel my virginity growing back in here. Music "Weird Al" Yankovic: In the song "All About the Pentiums", one line goes "They call me the king of the spreadsheets. Got 'em all printed out on my bedsheets. And again in "White and Nerdy": Pop, pop, hope no one sees me gettin' freaky. Which is the original meaning.
Subverted in The Last Story. Adventurer Archaeologist , Weekend Inventor , and all-around bookish and meek shopkeeper, Horace, is married Horace tells him he doesn't have to act so surpised that a fellow like him actually managed to find a wife.
A rather subtle and possibly accidental instance of this trope occurs in Mass Effect if you decide to romance Liara, a shy, socially awkward scientist. At one point she states she has never done the "mind meld" asari equivalent of sex before, to which Shepard can ask incredulously, "Wait, you're a virgin?
Ash deduces Matt is a valid source of virgin blood. He is a huge nerd who also routinely sleeps with women. This strip is a very deliberate aversion. A few times, even. And he later gained a reputation as an master of cunnilingus , so he has women literally lined up outside his door mos of the time.
Unfortunately most of them just want to use him like a glorified vibrator so he doesn't get much out of this reputation other than a sore jaw, and he's too much of an Extreme Doormat to say no. The heroine of The Non-Adventures of Wonderella will of course state this. Marigold in Questionable Content is a World of Warcraft-playing Yaoi Fangirl with zero boyfriends to her name, who admits that she has "never seen a dick".
She later manages to find a sort-of boyfriend or two The trope is averted as of this strip , where Marigold and Dale hook up. In the Whimsy arc of Skin Horse , the group needs a "total, inexperienced, never-been-kissed virgin" to play the role of a princess, and they turn to Nick. In fairness to Nick, he is a cyborg with the body of a helicopter. Actually, even Nick can make jokes about nerd virginity: Admittedly, she has significant issues in addition to her relatively subtle nerdiness.
Openly subverted in The Word Weary. The main characters play Dungeons and Dragons and are open nerds, but have active sex lives. Girls with Slingshots has Joshua, who although has good social skills and has confessed having experienced sex with man despite being straight, and hookers , he admits never being in a relationship before.
Isn't that like sayin' you don't want 'em to get sick but you'd hate to see them get vaccinations? Web Original Chester A. Bum noted this in his review of the new Star Trek. Doug Walker is married, his brother is married, Linkara is married, and Spoony and Lindsay have all been in long-term relationships. There are several copypasta stories which probably aren't true, but you never know for sure that involve the poster bringing a girl who is very much into him back to his place only for her to see his nerdy interests and walk out.
In one of these stories, the girl worked at the comic shop the poster frequented, where she sold him most of the nerdy stuff. Somehow things didn't click for her until she got back to his place. In another, the girl was perfectly fine with the guy having a model of a race car on his shelf , thinking he was into NASCAR or whatever, but as soon as he mentioned it was actually a Transformer , "Ha ha, what a loser!
The Involuntary Abstinence meme. In a podcast, writer David S. Goyer asked, "How many people in the audience have heard of Martian Manhunter? Western Animation The Cleveland Show: Cleveland takes Junior to a sci-fi convention, to show him what happens to guys that fail to lose their virginity.
They ended up coming home with heaps of stuff from it. Another example from this show involves a cutaway gag about finding a rapist at a Star Trek convention. The police ask the crowd to raise their hands if they are not a virgin. The only person who does so is told he is under arrest.