Is Sherlock a virgin?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

Based on Benedict Cumberbatch’s statement, it seems that Sherlock Holmes is not a virgin. In the BBC drama series, there was a suggestion in the second series premiere that Holmes had not had sexual experiences. However, Cumberbatch’s comment implies that this may no longer be the case.

It is important to note that Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Throughout the original stories written by Doyle, there is no explicit mention of Holmes’s sexual experiences or lack thereof. Therefore, any information regarding Holmes’s sexual history is derived from adaptations such as the BBC drama.

In the earlier seasons of the show, Sherlock’s character was portrayed as someone who dedicated his life solely to solving crimes and had little interest in romantic or sexual relationships. This portrayal led to the speculation that he might be a virgin. However, as the series progressed, the writers and producers may have chosen to explore different aspects of Sherlock’s character, including his romantic and sexual life.

It is worth mentioning that discussing a character’s sexual experiences or lack thereof can be seen as a way to humanize and add depth to their personality. In the case of Sherlock Holmes, who is often portrayed as a highly intelligent and eccentric detective, exploring his romantic and sexual side can provide a more well-rounded depiction of his character.

Ultimately, whether Sherlock Holmes is a virgin or not depends on the interpretation of the writers and the direction they choose to take the character in the BBC drama series. As an audience, we can speculate and discuss the possibilities, but the final decision lies with the creators of the show.

Based on Benedict Cumberbatch’s statement, it seems that Sherlock Holmes is no longer portrayed as a virgin in the BBC drama series. However, it is important to note that Sherlock’s sexual history is not explicitly mentioned in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories, and any information regarding his sexual experiences is derived from adaptations.