Stephen Fry: ‘Women don’t really like sex’

01 November 2010

He’s one of the most intelligent and articulate men in Britain but comedian and all-round nice guy Stephen Fry has come a bit unstuck following his recent controversial comments about female sexuality.

The gay Cambridge graduate, who hosts BBC’s quiz show QI, has said that he feels sorry for straight men as women just aren’t that interested in sex.  

'The only reason women will have sex is that sex is the price they are willing to pay for a relationship with a man,’ he says.
‘If women liked sex as much as men, there would be straight cruising areas in the way there are gay cruising areas,’ he said.

‘Women would go and hang around in churchyards thinking, “God, I’ve got to get my ******* rocks off”, or they’d go to Hampstead Heath and meet strangers to s**g behind a bush. It doesn’t happen. Why? Because the only women you can have sex with like that wish to be paid for it.’

The comments have riled many feminists who have slammed his views as misogynistic and narrow-minded. Others have outwardly questioned his expertise when it comes to female sexuality. He is, after all, one of the country’s most famous homosexuals.

But what do you think? Does he have a valid point? Are women much less sexual than men? Do we only see sex as a means of securing a relationship with a man? Let us know your thoughts…


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