Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch is no stranger to sex scenes: In fact, he's taken on the role of passionate lover in many a film, much to the delight of his Cumberbitches. Even his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the critically acclaimed BBC One series Sherlock(which you should watch immediately if you haven't already. Seriously, stop what you're doing and get your Internet browser over to Netflix right now) has allowed for him to, thankfully, show off his sex appeal on occasion. Oh yes, Cumberbatch can devastate you with his deep, sultry voice — and his body isn't bad either, a fact that, of course, deserves just as much celebration.
Over the course of his career, Cumberbatch has stripped down, made out, and sexed up quite a few times. So, to pay tribute to that amazing fact, I've collected 18 of his steamiest moments for your personal, ah... enjoyment. (Look, there's no judgment here. Only Benedict Cumberbatch love.) But first, since it wouldn't be right just to jump in to sexybatch time, let's set the tone by reading Cumberbatch's own description of how Sherlock would execute a sex scene:
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.
Yeah...is it a little hot in here, or is that just me? Let's just move on:
The Purple Shirt of Sex
Sherlock fans know that there's nothing sexier than this purple shirt straining at its buttons. This is why I told you to watch Sherlock.
Recreating This Pride and Prejudice Scene
Cumberbatch as Darcy? It's technically not from a film (instead, it's apart of a photoshoot), but still...Jane Austen stories have never been hotter. Yes, please.
When He Started With the Riding Crop
Such a touching moment in Irene and Sherlock's relationship...and by touching, I mean ridiculously sexy.
Making Out By the Seashore
It doesn't get much more romantic than this Tipping the Velvet scene.
When He Took a Bath in Hawking
May I join you?
That Time His Sheet Slipped
Annnnnd one more time in slow motion for you:
When He Gets Drenched in Water
This deleted scene from Star Trek Into Darkness got all the fangirls talking. And GIFing, thankfully.
The Long-Awaited Sherlolly Kiss
All I want in life is someone who kisses me the way Sherlock kisses Molly here.
When He Picked Sex Over Money
While doing that with his fingers? Rude.
Kissing Reese Witherspoon
I hope she knows how lucky she is.
Hanging Out Shirtless
In his boxers no less! Thank goodness for The Last Enemy 's existence.
When He Got it On in a Train Car
When He Tenderly Kissed His Partner
Parade's End was all train sex one minute, passionate loving the next...so, yeah, I approve.
Yes, that's some Cumberbutt you see! (This is from The Last Enemy again, because I know you all want to go see it now.)
Everything About To the Ends of the Earth
This film has it all: Naked Cumberbatch, a shower scene, a sexcapade...
Plus, it all takes place on a boat. Life really doesn't get any better than frisky Cumberbatch at sea.
Look how sweet he looks laying there in Inseparable .
Seriously, who needs 50 Shades of Grey when the universe has Cumberbatch? We truly live in a wonderful world.
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