Fictional superspy James Bond's spontaneous bedroom antics have failed to impress the medical world, as the character appears to champion unsafe sex.

The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine has slammed movies including 2002's Die Another Day for their contraception-free antics between the sheets, and blames Hollywood for the rise in sexually transmitted diseases and accidental pregnancies.

Raunchy movie Basic Instinct, which thrilled audiences in 1991, is also under fire for a reported six scenes of unsafe love-making, although none of the movies refer to the potential dangers.

DR HASANTHA GUNASEKERA, the author of the research paper, says, "The social norm being presented in movies is concerning, given the HIV and illicit drug pandemics in developing and industrialised countries.

"The motion picture industry should be encouraged to depict safer sex practices and to depict the real consequences of unprotected sex."