Faith is introduced, as the new replacement for Kendra is season 3. She has the typical slayer sex appeal; she is an attractive young lady, always wears bright red lipstick, and is extremely turned on by slaying vampires and demons. Almost a polar opposite of Buffy (not just in hair color) she lacks the humanity displayed by Buffy when she accidently kills Deputy Mayor Allan Finch. While Buffy is having nightmares and is outwardly distraught in her social reactions, Faith justifies her accidental murder by her role as slayer. She tells Buffy that because she saves so many lives by killing vampires, one innocent death is not a big deal. Giles reiterates a similar reasoning by saying slayers are always in the battlefront of war and unforeseen tragedies do happen. But acceptance of the death does not end the drama. Specifically, Faith tries to spin the murder and blame it on Buffy but the Scooby Gang sees through her lies. This results in Xander attempting an intervention and leads to a violent sexual scene between him and Faith.
During their interaction, Faith twists the emotional outreach of Xander and becomes flirtatious. Thinking that Xander wants another go around, she slams him into the bed saying, “ I see. I want. I take. I can make you scream. I can make you die.” She pulls his shirt up and aggressively dry humps him. Xander does little to fight back and seems to somewhat enjoy the attention. However, Faith’s kinky actions turn violent and she begins to choke Xander. Her face flushes with satisfaction as he squirms to breath. At this point in time, violence and sex are integrated into one. She even mentions screwing vampires when talking with Buffy. Phallic symbols are abundant when analyzing vampires. Moreover, vampires inherently go for the neck when sucking blood, which correlate strongly with the same action of giving hickies. Bodily fluids are exchanged, penetration occurs, heart rate increases and it all happens during the most promiscuous time of the day. The way this series disguises sex reminds me of a soap opera for kids.