“Sex, of course, comes into all interesting books and into interesting lives” “All history is sex and violence” [1963 interview]
“Only on matters of sex did he entirely trust his own expertise.” – Pearson p. 114
According to Fleming, descriptions of sex in his books could convey the scene sufficiently enough without the use of “four-letter words” [CBC].
Fleming views heterosexuality as an indicator of psychological wellbeing. “Sexual neutrality was the essence of coldness in an individual” [FRwL p. 59]. Sexual prowess of individual characters – chiefly Bond – is thus used as a demonstration of a nation’s global power [Jenkins].