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->''"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 sibling 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 risqué situations]], and more often than not, TheNosebleed.

It's possible for a LoveInterest to ''also'' be a lust object. However, this is usually not the case, as a lust object is rarely regarded as anything other than that -- an object to lust over.

'''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.

Compare HelloNurse for when the character is a lust object to ''everyone'', usually PlayedForLaughs. In cases where the character happens to be a minor, who's lusted after by adults, you've got JailBait. 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.



* 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.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/SevenSeeds'' has Botan be one to Semimaru. He finds her physically very attractive and even asks her to sleep with him, just once. With Botan also being TheTease, she doesn't seem to try to stump his desire.
* 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]][[note]][[ValuesDissonance 14 is the age of consent in Japan]][[/note]], she's already [[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 [[BlackComedyRape comes closest to succeeding.]] She even manages to steal Kirie's FirstKiss.
* ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'': Shizuka, Saeko, and Saya all are prime examples:
** Shizuka outright {{defie|d}}s the ChristmasCake trope, since her age (27) has done nothing to detract from her sex appeal. Takashi's deceased friend, Imamura, said she was hot specifically ''because'' she was an older woman. Both Takashi and Hirano have also been aroused by her, and Shimada paused long enough to compliment her on her body before [[spoiler: attempting to rape her]].
** The anime plays up Takashi's attraction to [[AloofDarkhairedGirl Saeko]] far more than the manga does. Such as when he first sees her in nothing but [[HadakaApron an apron and a thong]], in episode 6, and slips up twice while staring at her breasts. While the ''"Drifters of the Dead"'' OVA cranks the [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] UpToEleven, by having him hallucinate about her throwing herself at him, then spending the night having sex with her. It narrowly avoids being {{hentai}} by [[FadesToBlack fading to black]], [[SexyDiscretionShot just as they get started.]]
** [[{{meganekko}} Saya]] proves NerdsAreSexy by having Hirano crushing on her ''and'' [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11315-27/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-5.html wanting to get into]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11315-28/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-5.html her hot pants.]] In the ''"Drifters of the Dead"'' OVA, he even winds up [[spoiler: humping a broomstick]], while hallucinating that he was [[spoiler: banging her]].
*** The bonus story at the end of chapter 23 revealed that Takashi's other friend, Morita,[[note]]also deceased[[/note]] also wanted to tap it. He spends [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11333-32/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-23.html an entire page talking about how hot Saya is]] and made special note of her breasts, which he said were like a bikini model's.
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': Fujiko is anime's original FemmeFatale. While it's no secret how ''[[ChivalrousPervert Lupin]]'' [[AManIsAlwaysEager feels about her]], he isn't the only one--as her clients, [[VillainousCrush her enemies]], businessmen, and even [[HeroAntagonist Inspector Zenigata]], have all wanted to hit it.[[note]]For the record, Lupin and Zenigata have both bedded her at different points. Lupin and Fujiko are FriendsWithBenefits, while she had a one night stand with Zenigata during her own SpinOff [[Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine series]].[[/note]] [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer So have other women.]] In ''[[Anime/LupinIIITheColumbusFiles The Columbus Files]]'', Rozaria asked Lupin if they could "share" her. While she was joking at the time, [[HomoeroticSubtext her attachment to Fujiko]] implied she may have meant it.
* ''Manga/MakenKi'':
** Despite being semi-flatchested, Himegami is considered one of the hottest girls at the academy. Her fanclub repeatedly goes on about how much they love [[HelloNurse her body]], including her [[UsefulNotes/{{pettanko}} "itty-bitty titties".]] Takeru paused during a battle with [[spoiler: [[BigBad Ouken Yamato]]]], [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c049/21.html just to look at her ass,]] when he noticed the back of her skirt was torn. And between omake chapters 61.5 and 66.5, Usui had two separate [[EroticDream wet dreams]] about her, which each ended with him [[spoiler: dry humping his mattress]] afterward.
*** She clearly inherited it from her mother, Yatsuno [[spoiler: bka, Yamato no Orochi]], because her father [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c051/3.html couldn't take his eyes off her body]] and made no attempt to hide [[AManIsAlwaysEager what]] [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c051/4.html he was thinking.]]
** Aki is the {{school nurse}}, who's popular with the vast majority of the male students at Tenbi, because of her '''[[GagBoobs K-Cup]]''' [[BuxomIsBetter breasts.]] They'll even fake sickness and injury just for the chance to ogle her. Cue nosebleeds and hard ons.
** Both Takeru and Uruchi have the hots for Haruko. The latter [[{{fangirl}} openly fangasms]] over her, to the point that Uruchi is [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer canonically gay]] [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c042/18.html for her.]]
* ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Blade]]'' presents [[HomoeroticSubtext a lesbian]] [[BrotherSisterIncest incest]] example, which has Elina lusting after [[BigSisterAttraction her two older sisters:]] Leina and Claudette:
** The series does everything short of outright stating that Elina [[CoitusEnsues wants to scissor Leina]], who's well aware of her younger sister's lust for her. As they grew older, Leina began to see her advances as improper and was put-off by it; which was part of the reason she eventually ran away from home. Oddly enough, she still indulges Elina on occasion, such as the 9th episode of season 2, where Leina spent the night spooning with her, in the nude.
** To a lesser extent, Elina secretly desires her eldest sister as well, but hides these feelings due to her attraction to Leina. Though chapter 20 of ''"Hide & Seek"'' showed her [[PervertedDrooling drooling]] while [[ImagineSpot fantasizing about]] cuddling in bed with Claudette. Eight chapters later, [[spoiler: she learned that the feeling was mutual and that Leina [[ShipperOnDeck supported the idea of her and Claudette being together]]]].
* ''LightNovel/{{Shimoneta}}'': Anna's had it bad for Tanukichi ever since he accidentally kissed her, which set off her pent-up hormones like an [[LoveMakesYouCrazy "ON" switch.]] Since then, she hasn't been shy about [[DoYouWantToCopulate what she wants from him]], from mailing him [[spoiler: envelopes filled with her vaginal fluid, to trying to rape him near the end of episode 4]].
* ''LightNovel/SoICantPlayH'':
** For Ryosuke, Lisara fuels his fetishes because she epitomizes all four of his favorite kinks[[note]]he's turned on by girls' armpits, [[ShesGotLegs their legs]], upskirt {{panty shot}}s, and girls [[SexySoakedShirt in wet clothing]][[/note]]. In the first episode, she knocks him down after catching him trying to peep on her in the furo. Instead of getting up, he takes the opportunity to stare up her shirt and compliments the shapeliness of her legs. But she [[PervertRevengeMode shuts him up]] when he also says he can see her [[UnusualEuphemism "red threads"]] (i.e. her pubic hair)!
** All the male students at Momozono High [[HelloNurse have the hots for Iria]], because she's a blonde babe with a bangin' hot bod. Which is also [[SexSells the reason]] the Merlot Insurance company features her in all of their ads - while wearing string bikinis.
* ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime Star Ocean: Till the End of Time]]'': In the manga adaptation, Nel must be [[HelloNurse the hottest woman]] on Elicoor II, since just about anyone she meets either hits on her, or [[AttemptedRape tries to rape her.]]
** Cliff repeatedly [[http://mangapark.me/manga/star-ocean-till-the-end-of-time/s1/v2/c0/134 looks up her skirt]] and hits on her every chance he gets. At one point, he flat-out out told her that [[http://mangapark.me/manga/star-ocean-till-the-end-of-time/s1/v3/c0/107 he wanted to sleep with her.]]
** She was nearly raped twice, while trying to rescue her two subordinates, Tynave and Farleen, from the Kirlsa Training Facility. She escaped [[http://mangapark.me/manga/star-ocean-till-the-end-of-time/s1/v4/c14/33 the first one]] [[http://mangapark.me/manga/star-ocean-till-the-end-of-time/s1/v4/c14/35 on her own]], but got cornered again moments later and [[http://mangapark.me/manga/star-ocean-till-the-end-of-time/s1/v4/c15/9 would've been gangraped]], had Fayt and Cliff ''[[http://mangapark.me/manga/star-ocean-till-the-end-of-time/s1/v4/c15/13 not been there.]]''
** Roger has the hots for her too and [[http://mangapark.me/manga/star-ocean-till-the-end-of-time/s1/v5/c18/9 grabs her butt]] the moment she releases him from his cage. From then on, he addresses her as, "OneeSama" and does whatever she says [[http://mangapark.me/manga/star-ocean-till-the-end-of-time/s1/v5/c18/13 without question.]]
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Mutsuki is a CoveredInScars trans male (pre op) who attracts the sexual interest of SerialKiller Torso to the point of masturbation and sexual assault. He feels he is EntitledToHaveYou in regards to Mutsuki and misgenders him as a female LustObject.
* Rito from ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' is a male example. All the girls love him, but some of them have also a sexual desire. Especially Momo. She often sneaks into his room and enjoys it when he "plays" with her body while he is sleeping.
* ''Manga/UchiNoMusumeNiTeODasuNa'': Athena's a former heroine, who retired because hardly anyone could keep their eyes, or their hands, off her body. Fast forward 20 years later and she's a certified MILF.
** Point Blank declared himself Athena's [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou sworn enemy]] after she defeated him. Which didn't stop him from [[CoitusEnsues banging her]] both times he was given the opportunity (chapters 11 and 12)[[note]]Athena had been captured and made into a SexSlave, by [[BigBad Zenovia]][[/note]].
** By ''"Amazing Eighth Wonder Vol.2"'', Clara and her best friend [[spoiler: Mei]] have the developed the hots for each other. They're shown having lunch at a cafe, while sharing almost the exact same fantasy about [[spoiler: Mei]] giving it up to Clara.
* In ''Words Worth'', [[FourStarBadass King Fabris]] became obsessed with [[LadyOfWar Sharon]] [[InLoveWithYourCarnage after seeing her in battle]] and plainly told his military advisor that he wanted to f*ck her. In the following episode, he tried to make good on it, by engaging her the moment she arrived on the battlefield. At the end of their duel, he pinned her to the ground and [[AttemptedRape tried to rape her]] on the spot, but was foiled by her fiance's ([[TheProtagonist Prince Astral]]) timely arrival.
* Ryota Murakami from ''Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness'' is friends with several girls. And at least two of them, Kazuki and Hatsuna, never miss an opportunity to say they want to go to bed with him.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/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.

* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': In fanfiction, Hilde Schbeiker was often portrayed as being so kinky and desirable that [[LauncherOfAThousandShips all the Gundam pilots wanted to bang her]]; including Zechs. The lemon section of the ''[=DxH=] Addiction'' site was divided between stories about Hilde having sex with her boyfriend, Duo Maxwell, while the other half was reserved for stories about the other pilots either [[ReallyGetsAround seducing her]], or being seduced ''[[AllWomenAreLustful by her]]''.

* 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.
* Linda from ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh'' is this for Brad. In perhaps the most famous scene in the film, Brad [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbates while fantasizing about Linda]]... until he is interrupted by the object of his lust.

* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', Jerin Whistler to lots of women. Justified in that he is a very beautiful man in a world where men are so rare that one who has all his own teeth and no deformations might be considered handsome. The non-related women who don't lust after him warn him to not go out unveiled in public, as other women might not be so decent.
* 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.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Famed as the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman, Daenerys Targaryen is specifically mentioned as being lusted after by her long-time adviser Jorah Mormont, [[TheChessmaster Illyrio Mopatis]], [[VillainousIncest her own brother Viserys]], and sellswords Mero, the Titan's Bastard, and Daario Naharis--not to mention two Ironborns who've never actually seen her. Daario appears to have gone over to her side mostly out of a desire to bed her. It should be noted that [[DeliberateValuesDissonance Daenerys is only 13 at the start of the series]].
** Daario is a Lust Object for Daenerys too--though he progresses into a LoveInterest over time.

[[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.
* ''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. This is 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.
* The titular ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' may qualify as this, as shots and/or scenes of him shirtless tend to display an awareness that viewers definitely really enjoy seeing him half-naked. Taken {{Up To Eleven}} during [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB13n49voyg this number]] from the season two premiere.
* 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.
* ''{{Series}}/BrooklynNineNine'': Sgt. Terry Jeffords for Gina Linetti, who constantly flirts with him and feels him up despite him being married with two (later three) children.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Slyk Wagner Brown was the lust object of the Christopher Street Connection Jersey All Pro Wrestling, to the point Mace and Buff E fought each other to get the first "crack" at him. Buff E insisted he "[[AbhorrentAdmirer loved]]" Slyk though. Jailbait on the other hand, was more interested in Brown's TagTeam partner, April Hunter.

[[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]].
* ''[[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Skies of Arcadia: Legends]]'': Vigoro first meets [[PirateGirl Aika]], while she and her friends are being held prisoner at the Grand Fortress; resulting in [[AbhorrentAdmirer 'lust at first sight']]. After making note of [[ShesGotLegs her legs]] and hips, he [[PrisonRape attempts to rape her in her cell]], but gets foiled by Vyse and Gilder. Later, he runs into her again while they're in Yafutoma, where he invites her back to his ship [[DoubleEntendre so they can "rock the boat".]] You even have to fight him [[VillainousCrush over her]] ''[[RecurringBoss three separate times]]'', before he finally relents and agrees to leave her alone.
* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'' subverts the trope. While [[spoiler: [[StalkerWithATestTube Riccardo]]]] ''does'' desire [[MsFanservice Fiona]] and desperately wants to get between her legs, it's actually her Azoth that he's after. If he succeeds in impregnating her, she eventually gives birth to [[spoiler: his reincarnation]].

[[folder:Visual Novel]]
* This happens to Miles Edgeworth at least three times in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations''. He has no idea why.
* This is at least a partial cause of Gilgamesh's obsession with Saber in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. He sees her as a treasure to add to his collection, and makes his desire to have his way with her very clear.
* As [[{{Valkyries}} Valkyrie]], Brooks and Wildfire see all men this way in ''VisualNovel/War13thDay''. This causes problems when Wildfire starts getting serious about a boy...

* 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.
* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'' {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it twice regarding [[ThePornomancer Faith]] [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Abbot's]] sex appeal:
** It was made apparent [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/presence_carriage_and_poise from the start]] that her secretary, Sandi, was both deeply in love with her and wanted to sleep with her. But it became explicit when one of Jacqui's glamour spells showed Sandi her heart's desire, which was the sight of Faith naked and offering to [[CoitusEnsues "reward" her]] for all her hard work. Which lead her to [[spoiler: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/your_heart_desire dry hump]]]] the tree the illusion had been cast on.
** After much speculation, TheReveal, near the end of chapter 15 finally uncovered why the girls at [[AllGirlSchool Artemis Academy]] are all so eager for the chance to be with her. [[spoiler: Subconsciously, [[IJustWantToBeLoved Faith wanted to be loved.]] So [[PsychicPowers her powers]] sync'd with the school's, which enhanced her desirability. Thus, reshaping the school in her image]]. Faith hadn't been aware of it, at the time, and [[ThisCannotBe was horrifed when faced with the truth]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Cerise''']]: '''(telepathically)''' "Haven't you wondered why all the girls love Faith? [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/even_her_enemies Why even her enemies lust after her?"]]
* Dot in ''Webcomic/GothOz'' is one to the Scarecrow of all people. She hands him an apple, and he, grabbing her hand, licks it and says:
-->'''Scarecrow:''' Hm, very sweet, Dorothy. An' I bet the apple ain't half bad either.
* There is almost no actual romance whatsoever in ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' among unmarried characters. Instead, any character who's dating or otherwise in a romantic-looking relationship, whether they be male or female, is actually only trying to have sex, and they don't hide it either, putting every non-villainous major character under this trope. This is not an intentional case--the author has an [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} unusual worldview]]. He genuinely does not understand emotional romance and believes it's all is just a pretense for sex, and he lives life under this belief.

[[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.
* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's review of ''Film/WhatWomenWant,'' he refers to one character as the "Disposable Sex Interest," since Mel Gibson's character has an actual LoveInterest and clearly just wants this girl for sex.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Lois Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is this for Quagmire.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Marge has gained attention from a majority of male characters like Moe, Mr. Burns and a number of celebrities.
** Tabitha Vixx from the episode "Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play". Lampshaded several times in the episode.
--->'''Homer''': Buck, you've got a beautiful woman with a hot body that any man would fantasize about even while making love to his own Marge.