The Sexual Magnetism Virus was discovered by Dave Lister on a ship, and was left in Starbug along with the Luck Virus when it crashed into the newly regenerated Red Dwarf at the beginning of Red Dwarf VIII.

Series VIIIEdit

In Back in the Red, Arnold Rimmer found both viruses and used each one to gain promotion onboard. The Sexual Magnetism Virus eventually backfired on him though, when he became desired by the ugliest woman on the ship.