Self-reference and breaking the fourth wall.
Ed's heart began pounding in anticipation of the rush he'd feel when the process was over.
"I can't be this old and still a virgin," Ed snickered. "I mean, you've been with someone, right?
"Oh yeah... Huh!" Ed looked around, brightening. "Wow, it looks a lot different upright and not burning."
He could imagine the words Fix typed as coming from his brother, and it afforded him a little bit of indulgence in his horrible, sinful, uncontrollable urges.
This was getting crazy. He knew that his college years ran equivalent with his sexual peak, but honestly?
"You know it's a good thing I heal almost immediately, because otherwise I'd be so sore, I'd never get anywhere in the story."
"You have no idea how good you look right now," Roy said.
"You can't do that! This is a shounen series!" he hissed.