Here’s a return of Paige’s Trope of the Week! Enjoy!
First of all, this character is a she. There are nearly no exceptions. She lives in middle-class America (or its equivalent), and she’s the extreme version of the girl next door. She knows nothing about sex, and if she’s ever kissed someone, it was a sweet peck and nothing more. When the people around her make sex jokes, she’s completely lost or maybe only has a vague inkling of what they’re talking about. She’s never bothered to google anything, and the extent of her knowledge is anatomical and medical at best.
Why this is bad: Sure, there are people in the world who don’t know anything about sex, but the chances of those people being matched up with this background are slim to none. Have you seen public school? Or private school, for that matter? Kids talk, and even the most virginal of people learn a lot from their friends…
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