He's a pretty good-lookin' guy, and smart, and can be quite funny-- I love when he has a giggle with John. His sense of humor is unique, like the rest of him. He's pretty emotional, for an unemotional guy-- he sulks, he shoots the wall 'cause he's bored, he gets offended when John gets pissed at him. The man is not dead. He's all male, he has two eyes in his head, he's careful about his appearance ("nasty neat", as one of my friends would say), he's educated (even if he has deleted the useless stuff about how the earth revolves around the sun and not vice versa, lolololol). Tall, striking, bright eyed, a snappy dresser who stays fit, and absolutely not stupid enough to believe he's not attractive.
So. IMO he could definitely attract anyone of either gender who was available and looking. But I imagine he decided long ago that taking a lover is waaaaay more trouble than it's worth. Yeah, you get sex, but let's face it, you can get sex with your own right hand, and your right hand will never ask anything of you except to wash it once in a while and keep the nails trimmed. Lovers want.... stuff. Stuff like cuddling and love talk and small talk and gifts. They want you to be considerate, keep a civil tongue in your head, and for crying out loud, if you want to sleep with me, keep your big fat trap shut about what you think are my shortcomings. And can you actually picture Sherlock doing any of that? He wouldn't be interested in doing the work necessary to keep a lover of either gender happy and interested.
Of course, there's always prostitutes. If he wants sex and nothing else, he could pay for it. I can't see him doing that, but mostly because I don't WANT to see him doing that.
Just because someone has no visible girlfriend or boyfriend doesn't mean they're asexual. Just sayin'.
Last edited by ancientsgate (June 28, 2012 6:30 pm)