Bosie’s sexuality was not fluid, but fixed, fixated in fact, on boys and young men. He saw himself as ” a frank and natural pagan ” ; a child of Hellas, a pre-Christian for whom the sins of the flesh were not sins at all. Bosie convinced himself that, in the firmament of ” pagan ethics “, sex was life-affirming, and sexual abstinance pernicious and life-denying. Bosie was convinced that Uranian love was not just an alternative to sex with women but was actually superior , a higher form of love, “the higher philosophy” as he and Oscar and others termed it. —
The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde.