We should play the “in which episode is John the most sexually frustrated” game
I need arguments and for every answer to begin with “in my reading”
IN MY READING, AND IN A TOTALLY NON-DEMEANING AND NON-OBJECTIFYING WAY…
Hounds. Because they’re all alone, they’re SHARING A ROOM, there had to be a high level of nude Sherlock just flouncing around giving no fucks, they’re out of London, so like new environment, what happens in Dartmoor stays in Dartmoor kind of thing, he’s got the whole military sexy going on, which he totes gets off on as much as Sherlock does, he’s stopped dating by then so he’s hard up, the sexy psychologist rejects him, the people in their cars having sex, the innkeepers like openly sweet and lovey with each other This could be us Sherlock but you playin…like everyone around him is gettin some and he ain’t…yeah. Hounds. He’s dying for it.
While the above answer is good, in my reading, I have to believe that A Scandal in Belgravia is the most sexually frustrating for John. The beginning of the episode sends John off on a case because Sherlock doesn’t find it interesting enough to leave. The video chat gives John plenty of chances to see Sherlock naked in various locations before they are whisked off to Buckingham Palace. They arrive and when you are in the palace of the Queen, most would look around first. John would rather look UNDER SHERLOCK’S SHEET because Sherlock has been teasing him all day long with his body from a computer screen and now, he gets the real thing right next to him. As if things were not bad enough, they soon find themselves at Irene Adler’s and she greets them nude which does not help John in the slightest after Sherlock’s nudity. We then spend months hearing erotic moans coming from Sherlock’s pocket, making John jealous and wanting to claim Sherlock as his own, preferably from a cozy bedroom. He puts his own desires aside for his man, though who is clearly hung up on “The Woman.” He even offers his middle name as a baby name for them. All the while, frustrated as hell because Sherlock spends all this time with another, leaving John to have the biggest jealousy boner ever.