chat, mostly involving Sherlock, but with this item about DW
"I never know quite what to say about this," Moffat said of the perceived sexification, or not, of his characters. "Because they're both characters, and in my head they're both people. My God, if that's not sexualized, they're not having a very good time, are they? [Laughs] I mean, people talk about sex in Doctor Who -- I heard someone say that to me, 'You've sexualized the Doctor.' I said, 'Where? In what episode? What great episode are you watching!?!' I mean, Matt Smith's Doctor in particular just flails in the presence of women. But at the same time, it's a fact of the canon of the show that the Doctor was a married man and had children. We know that he flirts, we know that he falls in love, we know that he has the full range of responses in that. The story of Doctor Who is that he's not a deity, but some people think he is, and sometimes he tries to live up to that. It's dangerous when he does. But we know, we know, because we've been watching the show. He's a man that can't drive his own time machine, right? He's a bloke. He's a bloke that stole a time machine and called himself the Doctor. He doesn't even try to seek out injustice, he just blunders around trying to go to lunch and, because he's a good man, tries to save people if it comes up that he has to do that. He's not a deity. He's just simply not. He's not human, but he's human in the other sense of the word."
Make of that what you will. It's certainly fair to say that Moffat's iteration of the Doctor has been no more sexualised than when Davies was showrunning (even if a lot of the sexualisation in Davies' era was when Moffat was writing the scripts). The logical leap between "the Doctor's allowed to have sexual responses" and "he's not a god, you know" sounds very much like he's still thinking of the '90s fan conflicts, back when the Virgin NAs were very deliberately portraying a near-deity Doctor who very deliberately went seeking injustice and Marc Platt wrote a whole book to get around the problem of Susan...
Anyhow, Moffat's presumption that all people are by default sexualised makes it sound like we're going to have Coleman/Capaldi snogging at some point, now that River Song is out of the pictures. So that's a thing.