->''"I don't want to be your sex object,\\
Show some feeling and respect\\
(...)\\
I don't want to be your sex object,\\
You turn me on, then you forget"''
-->--'''Music/{{Kraftwerk}}''', "Sex Object"

Kind of the kinky older sister to the LoveInterest. A {{lust}} object is a character who is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin actively lusted over by another]]. While a character thinks about [[HoldingHands holding their]] LoveInterest's [[IntertwinedFingers hand]], and shows a LuminescentBlush in their presence, he or she will regard a lust object with [[EroticDream dreams of improbably risque situations]], and more often than not, TheNosebleed.

It's possible for a LoveInterest to also be a lust object, especially when the protagonist is [[AllMenArePerverts male]] and the lust object, [[MsFanservice an attractive female]]. However, this is usually not the case, as a lust object is rarely regarded as anything other than that -- an object to lust over. The gender inversion of this is a [[AllWomenAreLustful female]] lusting after [[MrFanservice an attractive male]].

'''Note''': ''A character who simply thinks "sexy" thoughts about their LoveInterest is not regarding them as a Lust Object''.

For a character to be a lust object, they must be thought of as 'objects' to fulfill the [[{{Fetish}} sexual]] or [[FanService proto-sexual desires]] of the luster, outside of (or in addition to) any romantic feelings. A good indicator is whether or not the Object speaks during the [[EroticDream waking wet-dream]]. If they don't, or if they only use 'stock' sex-scene phrases, they're probably a lust object. If they hold a conversation, or even just speak in coherent sentences, they are probably closer to a LoveInterest.

They are often the object of a StalkerWithACrush. A guy who is MrFanservice or a girl who is MsFanservice is almost always this, on both sides of the Fourth Wall.

A HelloNurse is a character who is a lust object to ''everyone'', usually PlayedForLaughs. EatingTheEyeCandy is one way for a character to dwell on their lust object, while MaleGaze[=/=]FemaleGaze is a way for the author/artist to emphasize that the Object is being fetishized.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Advertising ]]

* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hODwTzUcmfA#t=3m24s this]] Diet Rite commercial [[AthreesomeIsHot both]] the [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]] football player and the player who's [[TakeOurWordForIt naked with a towel wrapped around his neck]] are this to the female reporter going into the locker room to conduct interviews.

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* In ''Manga/AiKora'', all of the girls are this in Hachibei's eyes. Although the obsession on his part can ''seem'' to border on love (and in at least one case it leads to romance, or at least a LoveEpiphany), it's really just him lusting over their various "parts"
* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': To say [[JailBait Kirie's "only" 16]] ([[ValuesDissonance 14 is the age of consent in Japan]]), she's [[GagBoobs stacked]] and has [[HelloNurse a killer bod.]] So much so, that one episode showed she can't even walk down the street without being mobbed by middle-aged men asking her out; much to her chagrin. Not to mention, [[CasanovaWannabe Fukuyama]], [[PsychoLesbian Kosame]], and Hijiri, all want to get into her pants - with Kosame being the most persistent and the one who [[NearRapeExperience comes closest to succeeding.]] She even manages to steal Kirie's FirstKiss.

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* ''SinCity'' has Nancy the stripper. She's the favored "performer" in Kadie's Bar but her main luster is the SociopathicHero Marv. It's likely that he is in love with her but isn't fully aware of it.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Stifler's Mom from ''Film/AmericanPie'', since while the other boys tend to find relationships, she and Finch only ever seem to have sex once and then that's it.
* Citizen Elliot in ''Literature/ExitToEden'' is this for Mistress Lisa. She's drawn him because she has a thing for his butt which is we learn is her favorite male body part (which she fondles) just before his [[KinkySpanking spanking]]:
-->'''Lisa''': You know how some men like women's legs, some like big breasts, some like long hair? Know what I like? I like butts. Men's beautiful behinds. You know what I like to do to gorgeous butts? I like to squeeze them, pinch them and caress them.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In ''Literature/CloudOfSparrows'', every section told from Zephaniah's point of view keeps mentioning how much he wants to shag Emily.
* In the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' universe, the White Court of vampires have Raith House. All vampires of said house derive nourishment from sexual energy. Therefore, they are often lust objects for anyone, male or female, within close range, particularly when they are hungry. One of them, Thomas, is described as having looks which put any male model to shame.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Peter Serafinowicz's character on ''Series/BlackBooks'' was this for Fran. It's made clear that he's a self-important arsehole who Fran can't stand, but it doesn't stop her spending half the episode literally masturbating to the sound of his voice.
* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Spike seems to view Buffy this way. ''He'' calls it "love", but she doubts it. Of course, by the ''end'' of the series it's definitely love; reasonable minds can disagree about what point that began.
** Buffy also sees Angel in this way in "Band Candy". When she goes to visit Angel, Buffy's [[EatingTheEyeCandy eyes were mostly glued]] to [[WalkingShirtlessScene his sweaty bare chest]].
* Bob Sorenson became this for Kris in the "Toni's Boys" episode of ''Series/CharliesAngels'' when he [[ShirtlessScene took his shirt off]].
* In series 5 of ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor is this for Amy Pond (she even says as much herself when he tries to rebuff her advances by pointing out that their age difference makes them incompatible), in sharp contrast to the emotion-based crushes Rose and Martha had on him. She gets over it halfway through the season, after her actual ''love'' for her fiance Rory is tested.
* Penny in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is this for Leonard, who spends the entire first season making PuppyDogEyes at her because he was too shy to get beyond a casual conversation. She eventually grew out of that role not just because they have a RelationshipUpgrade but that the series implemented a mild version of WantingIsBetterThanHaving, Leonard had to get past the raw physical attraction and fall in love with her and all her quirks.
* Christine Simpson begins to see former Detroit Red Wings defenceman Jiri Fischer as one in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bM323z6rHQ this interview]] when she starts to mentally undress him.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* EVA serves as this for Naked Snake in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''. However, [[CharacterDevelopment he grows to genuinely love her over the course of the story]].

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* This happens to Miles Edgeworth at least three times in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations''. He has no idea why.

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* Most characters in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', a sex comedy with a healthy dose of {{Fanservice}}, take this role for someone else at some point, but it's pretty much [=DiDi=]'s full-time plot function. (Her own lust objects at different times are Matt and, in a ''slightly'' subtler form, Gary.) Eventually, Zii has to explain the trope to her:
-->'''Zii:''' It's just a mild... craving. Or hunger. ''Animal'' hunger. Where I just wanna tear all your clothes off and lick every inch of your skin. Y'know, nothing to worry about.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has become this to Spoony. Of course Spoony has the hots for [[AnythingThatMoves everyone]], but Critic is the one whose spooning was set up and mentioned again afterwards, and Spoony ''really'' enjoys humiliating him.
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