19 Famous Movies That Gave Us Unrealistic Expectations About Sex.
If you're sexually active or thinking about becoming sexually active, we hope you don't look to films for advice. While they're wildly entertaining, they often say very little about what sex is actually like and set impossible expectations.
Everyone looks perfect, golden and glistening, and the women orgasm two seconds into it because their partners are just that good. Despite this, they appear to have had sex all night. That's Hollywood movie magic for you.
You're not supposed to look perfect. Sex is like an active sport so you're bound to sweat, and you don't have a crew of stylists and makeup artists to give you a touch up in between (thank goodness). And don't think anything's wrong if you can't have sex standing up, in a pool, on a ladder, or all night (or just don't want to, because come on, these aren't very practical).
Below you'll find some of the most unrealistic sex scenes in films. Don't get us wrong, many of these are actually great films, just be weary of the sex bits.
#1. Match Point
Outdoor sex, in the brush. Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers can make anything look good, but all I can think about is how scratchy it must have been. And in the rain? Whoa, there.
#2. Romeo and Juliet
These love young birds were so enthralled in one another that they never came out for air!
Romeo And Juliet
#3. Love Actually
Love Actually is one of the greatest modern love films out there, but remember Colin? He's adorably geeky in some ways, but happened to hook up with three girls during his trip to America, all because of his English accent. Please.
#4. Breaking Dawn
Breaking Dawn should have been called Breaking Bed, because that's exactly what Edward did during his honeymoon scene with Bella. Unless your furniture is dirt cheap, this probably won't happen.
Atonement had a great costume designer (remember that green dress?), but that's not why we're writing about it. We're talking about this scene.
The characters played by Keira Knightley and James McAvoy sneak off to the library for some secret sex, but it's never secret if it's so obvious that the two of you are missing for a small party.
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