Welcome to Sexpositions, a weeklong Vulture celebration of sex scenes in movies and on TV. Sex scenes have a rich, varied tradition in the cinema. In the s, they were commodified in startling ways. These days, they tend to be relatively rare. Some of the scenes on this list are seminal moments in film history for better and for worse. Some are flash points that wound up changing our culture in interesting ways. Some came to represent nefarious, exploitative trends. And some are just unforgettable scenes that informed what came after them. In this Czech film, the great Hedy Lamarr plays a young, frustrated bride who flees her marriage to a wealthy, impotent older man and finds love and lust in the arms of a virile engineer. This may have been the first documented sex scene in cinema.
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Try is the operative word. Gyllenhaal and Ledger saddle up to play gay cowboys whose relationship becomes official in a secluded tent after a night of too much whiskey. One of the most celebrated sex scenes of all time, this one is artfully done and told out of sequence—director Steven Soderbergh being as playful with editing and time and narrative as his two leads, Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney, are with each other. Flirty and cheeky as they undress, they do finally get horizontal, their lips do finally lock, and unfortunately, the screen does finally fade to black. In the Realm of the Senses has long been considered one of the most perverse and erotic films to have ever slinked across the screen. Sexually explicit and non-simulated in its acts, the art-house gem about a real-life tabloid scandal features countless coital climaxes between its two leads. But the red dress scene manages to leave a little more to the imagination than the rest of the film, making for quite the arousing watch.
Another round of voting and then a fair amount of arguing and name-calling brought the list down to the 25 choices you are about to read about and watch and, yes, where possible we found the original clips, so be aware that most of the videos below are NSFW and viewer discretion is strongly advised. They could be shockingly graphic or hysterically funny or boundary breaking in some way. After we show you ours, you show us yours; leave us a comment below and tell us what we missed. When Franck Pierre Deladonchamps and Michel Christophe Paou first have sex, one of the most explicit scenes between two men in film, they voraciously consume one another for three whole minutes. Hollywood blockbusters have dedicated so much screen time developing the perfect universal love story, but as it turns out, all they needed was an R-rated montage and a series of second-rate holidays. Smith Directed by Doug Liman. So when they each think that the other was just using their marriage as a cover, their conflict is less about survival, and more about the challenge of winning. He forges an unexpected bond with a street-smart sex worker Elisabeth Shue , and the destructive romance that follows deals him a different sort of demise.
Before HBO and Netflix, you didn't have many options if you wanted to watch a no-holds-barred, graphic, sexy sex scene. But the age of streaming changed all that, and now not only can you watch literally any kind of sex scene you want, whenever you want, you can also catch some down-and-dirty sex on your favorite TV shows Friends would never! Sex is a normal, healthy, essential part of being a human in this world, and it's only right that some of the best TV shows out there reflect that. On that note, here are the most hot, graphic, and in some cases groundbreaking sex scenes we've seen on the small screen. If you're looking for scenes that venture more towards "romantic and passionate" territory, check out our roundup of those kind of sex scenes.