Tumblr sex symbol Benedict Cumberbatch recently sat down for a little chat with Elle UK. Among the topics discussed: whether Sherlock would any good between the sheets. (Or on top of the sheets. Lady's choice.) Cumberbatch's position is that yes, Sherlock would fuck your damn brains out.

You see, the interviewer from Elle UK took the position that Sherlock would be "a terrible shag," adding that he would be "proficient, of course, but he would lack enthusiasm and he would find it distasteful." Mr. Cumberbatch took issue with this characterization, which he dismissed as a series of "terrible stereotypes," and Elle UK asked OK, fine, then how would you play a Sherlock love scene?

He answered in lingering detail:

Oooh… You know I'd get the, I'd probably test the latex, if it involved prophylactics, beforehand.

I'd do a little experiment to do with durability, length, girth, and um, strength. And um, I would probably take a lot of vitamin supplements to make sure that I could perform, and had had my sleep, and probably not had many cigarettes. Or drink, for that matter. Not that he does drink.

I see you fanning yourself but he's not done yet. He added that Sherlock would likely watch lots of porn and maybe do some discreet shaving, "And then I would be devastating." ("I" of course meaning Sherlock.) He kept going:

And then I would be devastating. I'd know exactly how to please a woman, I'd know exactly where to put my fingers, where to put my tongue, where to put my – his I should say – his fingers, his tongue. Think about violinists, think about what they can do with their fingers.

And I'd know exactly how to get that person into it, and get pleasure out of making that person feel pleasure to the point that I probably wouldn't even have to enter…

But when I did it would be explosive.

Jesus Christ.

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