Skip to comments.Safe sex? Nobody does it worse than James Bond
Posted on 10/07/2005 10:06:17 PM PDT by Panerai
Medical researchers have accused Hollywood of glamorising unsafe sex, singling out James Bond for criticism for failing to use a condom during his amorous encounters.
The academics spent hours noting down the sex and drugs content of 200 of the biggest box office hits of recent years, and became especially animated over examples of failure to use a condom - reports The Times.
They counted six episodes of unsafe sex in Basic Instinct, not including one scene in which a character is murdered in bed with an ice pick. Most cinema goers were unsure whether he was wearing a condom at the time.
Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the research team identifies films such as Basic Instinct and Die Another Day, the most recent James Bond movie, as prime offenders. The study found an almost universal absence of the use of contraceptives.
However, characters were rarely shown to suffer the consequences of their actions, such as sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.
Dr Hasantha Gunasekera, the leading author of the paper and a research fellow in childrens health at Sydney University in Australia, said: The study showed there were no references to important consequences of unsafe sex such as HIV transmission, spread of sexually transmitted diseases or unwanted pregnancy.
The social norm being presented in movies is concerning, given the HIV and illicit drug pandemics in developing and industrialised countries.
In Die Another Day, released in 2002, there is no reference to contraceptive use in the sex scenes between Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, and the leading female characters played by Halle Berry and Rosamund Pike.
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In the words of Sam Kinison - "We hate rubbers!"
If James Bond movies are considered the "social norm" we're all in trouble...
I've always hated Bond. Husband loves him.
Some people clearly got too much time on their hands.
I think when you're being murdered in bed with an ice pick, the last thing on your mind is "am I protected?"
The left gets all over Dan Quayle for making mention of Murphy Brown's lifestyle, but they think themselves clever when they chastise James Bond (another fictional character).
But to Hollywierd, butt banditry is considered "safe".
Great insight! Ah, the irony of it all...
What!!?! James was actually sleeping with all those women?
I've also heard that he drives vehicles at speeds well in excess of the posted limits.
These researchers should find out how many of the "movie" bank robbers and other criminals are actually arrested and sent to jail, too. Government grants usually fund this type of research. I can't stop laughing how silly this is.
"Medical researchers have accused Hollywood of glamorising unsafe sex, singling out James Bond for criticism for failing to use a condom during his amorous encounters"
I can't recall any bond movie where they showed, uh, conclusive evidence whether he was or not.
Not sure how they can tell that.
Sounds like someone had excess grant money to burn.
Some people clearly got too much time on their hands.
Not just that, but there is probably some sort of NEA grant involved. Someone is getting PAID to do that.
"Is M insisting I wear one from now on?"
"Oh, grow up."
For people who can't tell the difference between movies and real life.
from an SNL skit:
"My name is Bond, James Bond. I have 147 venereal diseases."
oh he referred to practicing safe sex in GoldenEye...
Now James, do not try this device on MoneyPenny....
Pity the new model wasn't ready yet, the homing device might come in handy for an agent getting on it years.
Of course it's never mentioned in the films, who wants to know about "Double-oh-three-and-a-half"?
If you recall the last Bond movie, "Die Another Day" and the virtual device used by Miss MoneyPenny, that was practicing "safe sex".
control freaking morons!
When I was growing up, "safe sex" meant that my mom and dad didn't find out.
>>The academics spent hours noting down the sex and drugs
>>content of 200 of the biggest box office hits of recent
>Some people clearly got too much time on their hands.
At taxpayer expense.
Whoops! Look at the time!
If only the icepick was wearing one!
Pierce Brosnan has aids? no surprise.... but hey Bond did quit smoking and probably will be gay in the next flick.He does have a license to kill. they don't say he has to use a gun.
She is saying to him" i could take this car, drive drunk, hit someone, get away with it and get an oscar."
I was thinking that if you're killed with an ice pick while in the throws of passion, you need a lot more than a condom. The next thing coming down the pike (all puns intended) will be body armor for safe sex.
These researchers should find out how many of the "movie" bank robbers and other criminals are actually arrested and sent to jail, too.
Id be willing to take a chance with Halle Berry. I doubt she would take a chance with me.
Simon Chapman is a wowser placemarker
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