There's a balance between the awkwardness of exploring new things and the palpable chemistry between them. Most important, though, is the clear trust that develops between them and the way the movie avoids the male gaze of all too many sex scenes involving women. What makes a movie sex scene empowering for women? Everyone finds different things to be sexy , but in the end, far too many fictional sex scenes spend too much time focusing on the male gaze and not enough on letting women be in charge of their own sexual agency. And since fiction often bleeds into real life and influences what we think of as "normal" or important, it's crucial that more of what we see on screen centers on women and their pleasure and power.
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The 57 Most Graphic and Gorgeous Sex Scenes on TV
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.
Skip navigation! Story from Movies. The new documentary Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies gives a lesson in onscreen sex from the silent era all the way up to present day. The film, which is now available on-demand, specifically looks at some of the sex scenes that changed everything in Hollywood.