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Safe sex? Nobody does it worse than James Bond
MI6.co.uk ^ | 10/02/05

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 children’s 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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 007; jamesbond; safesex

1 posted on 10/07/2005 10:06:18 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai

In the words of Sam Kinison - "We hate rubbers!"


2 posted on 10/07/2005 10:07:43 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("My Gov'nor don't got the answer")
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To: Panerai

If James Bond movies are considered the "social norm" we're all in trouble...


3 posted on 10/07/2005 10:08:20 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: Panerai

I've always hated Bond. Husband loves him.


4 posted on 10/07/2005 10:11:30 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Panerai
The academics spent hours noting down the sex and drugs content of 200 of the biggest box office hits of recent years

Some people clearly got too much time on their hands.

5 posted on 10/07/2005 10:11:55 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed)
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To: Panerai
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.

I think when you're being murdered in bed with an ice pick, the last thing on your mind is "am I protected?"

6 posted on 10/07/2005 10:12:19 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Corporatism is not conservatism)
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To: Panerai

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).


7 posted on 10/07/2005 10:13:16 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (The search for someone to blame is always successful. - Robert Half)
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To: Panerai

But to Hollywierd, butt banditry is considered "safe".


8 posted on 10/07/2005 10:14:26 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Great insight! Ah, the irony of it all...


9 posted on 10/07/2005 10:16:20 PM PDT by endthematrix (Those who despise freedom and progress have condemned themselves to isolation, decline, and collapse)
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To: Panerai

What!!?! James was actually sleeping with all those women?


10 posted on 10/07/2005 10:22:01 PM PDT by sailor4321
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To: Panerai
In Die Another Day, released in 2002, there is no reference to contraceptive use in the sex scenes between Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan

I've also heard that he drives vehicles at speeds well in excess of the posted limits.

11 posted on 10/07/2005 10:23:15 PM PDT by ThinkDifferent (I am a leaf on the wind)
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To: Panerai
I am going to kill all of your henchmen, save Miami from your nuclear weapon seduce your mistess and have her kill you, but I promise to wear a condom. OK?
12 posted on 10/07/2005 10:23:50 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Panerai

Such silliness.


13 posted on 10/07/2005 10:23:58 PM PDT by RTINSC
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To: RTINSC

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.


14 posted on 10/07/2005 10:29:03 PM PDT by RTINSC
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To: Dan from Michigan

"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.


15 posted on 10/07/2005 10:36:06 PM PDT by flashbunny (Suggested New RNC Slogan: "The Republican Party: Who else you gonna vote for?")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The academics spent hours noting down the sex and drugs content of 200 of the biggest box office hits of recent years

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.

16 posted on 10/07/2005 10:36:51 PM PDT by andie74 (Proud of my white trash heritage)
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To: Panerai

"Is M insisting I wear one from now on?"

"Oh, grow up."

17 posted on 10/07/2005 10:53:09 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Panerai
I'm sure that "Q" has something worked out.
18 posted on 10/07/2005 10:53:56 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Diversity is divisive. E. Pluribus Unum (Out of many, one))
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To: Panerai

For people who can't tell the difference between movies and real life.


19 posted on 10/07/2005 11:06:07 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Funny taglines are value plays.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

from an SNL skit:

"My name is Bond, James Bond. I have 147 venereal diseases."


20 posted on 10/07/2005 11:11:33 PM PDT by atomicweeder
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

oh he referred to practicing safe sex in GoldenEye...


21 posted on 10/07/2005 11:13:26 PM PDT by Schwaeky (The Republic, will be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure society!)
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To: Panerai
Bond.

James Bond.

Interruptus-Q-Magnus-Sperm-Interruptus.

Now James, do not try this device on MoneyPenny....

22 posted on 10/07/2005 11:18:20 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Panerai
Of course they're in the standard kit Q provides for all of Her Majesty's agents. An English gentleman dresses for every occasion.

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"?

23 posted on 10/07/2005 11:27:23 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( <== I'm with Stupid...)
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To: Cobra64

If you recall the last Bond movie, "Die Another Day" and the virtual device used by Miss MoneyPenny, that was practicing "safe sex".


24 posted on 10/07/2005 11:50:10 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai

control freaking morons!


25 posted on 10/08/2005 12:13:01 AM PDT by eclectic (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: Panerai
is it just me or..

the only movies where i was sure safe sex was being practiced, was not something you'd see at the local AMC theater...
26 posted on 10/08/2005 12:13:33 AM PDT by wafflehouse (the hell you say!)
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To: Panerai

When I was growing up, "safe sex" meant that my mom and dad didn't find out.


27 posted on 10/08/2005 12:28:33 AM PDT by Lokibob
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

>>The academics spent hours noting down the sex and drugs
>>content of 200 of the biggest box office hits of recent
>>years

>Some people clearly got too much time on their hands.

At taxpayer expense.

Whoops! Look at the time!


28 posted on 10/08/2005 2:34:16 AM PDT by ROTB
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To: thoughtomator
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.

If only the icepick was wearing one!

29 posted on 10/08/2005 2:43:35 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: Panerai

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."


30 posted on 10/08/2005 2:58:49 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: thoughtomator

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.


31 posted on 10/08/2005 4:02:33 AM PDT by aardvark1 (Eschew obfuscation.)
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To: RTINSC
These researchers should find out how many of the "movie" bank robbers and other criminals are actually arrested and sent to jail, too.

We can’t forget the disparity between the number of Hollywood shootouts between Cops and Bad Guys and the number of shootouts in real life. Walker, Texas Rangers has a ten year supply of shootouts in every episode. The movies are just as bad.
32 posted on 10/08/2005 4:16:24 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: Panerai

I’d be willing to take a chance with Halle Berry. I doubt she would take a chance with me.


33 posted on 10/08/2005 4:17:55 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: Panerai

Simon Chapman is a wowser placemarker


34 posted on 10/08/2005 8:04:07 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Paging Nehemiah Scudder:the Crazy Years are peaking. America is ready for you.)
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