Still struggling to ignite the flames of passion in the bedroom?
Colin Firth’s dripping torso as he emerged from a lake during the hit TV series Pride and Prejudice in 1995 made viewers hearts leap for joy.
So much so that it seems to have inspired a raunchy new scene in Netflix’s period drama Bridgerton, when Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey, 33, emerges from the water with his shirt taped to his torso in a late-breaking preview of the new series .
Relationship expert Rebecca Dakin shares the best sex scenes from TV and movies with Nikki Watkins to get you in the mood.
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
THIS adaptation of the Jane Austen novel is the story of Elizabeth Bennet, played by Jennifer Ehle, who is being pressured by her parents to get married.
She is introduced to the handsome Mr. Darcy and the electric sexual tension between the couple jumps off the screen.
The scene that brought an entire generation to its knees and sparked sexual fantasies across the country was Mr Darcy emerging dripping wet from the water, his shirt taped to every contour of his body.
It’s so sexy because it gives a glimpse of the forbidden. Elizabeth can’t have her bad way with him because it would be forbidden in these buttoned-up times.
Her look at his body is a foreshadowing of what it would be like to see him naked, a foretaste of the passions that await.
Everyone gets aroused by a glimpse of secret pleasure and his body is amazing to look at.
9½ Weeks (1986)
THE erotic film portrays art gallery clerk Elizabeth McGraw, played by Kim Basinger, who has a brief and intense affair with mysterious Wall Street broker John Gray, played by Mickey Rourke.
It’s so full of sex that it was deemed too explicit by its American distributor and was heavily edited for release.
The standout sex scene is a clinch in a rainy stairwell. This outdoor session turns viewers on – as the sight of raw, uninhibited carnal lust makes the human sex drive glow.
This is an idealized sex scene that we know wouldn’t live up to expectations in real life, which is why it’s so fascinating to watch.
Pretty Woman (1990)
THIS romantic film is based on Hollywood prostitute Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) who is hired by wealthy businessman Edward Lewis, played by Richard Gere.
The scene that gets libido soaring is when they make love on a piano.
Having sex in a public place is erotic, so what’s hotter than sex on a piano in a public restaurant?
It’s something most people would feel far too self-conscious about. Seeing a fantasy you’re too scared of is deeply hot.
Fifty Shadows Freed (2018)
THIS third and final installment in the Fifty Shades film series is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by EL James.
Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, and Christian Gray (Jamie Dornan) are now married and continue their erotic sexual experimentation.
The infamous red room in his home is a plush, sexually exciting playroom that introduces the idea of experimenting with pleasure and pain in a controlled, consensual environment.
The sex scene between the couple, in which he covers her eyes with red satin while tying her to a freestanding wall, is a huge draw for viewers – as being blindfolded and tied up is a common fantasy.
Anastasia tries to anticipate where Christian is and what is to come, and it’s that heady anticipation that keeps the audience holding their breath with her.
Learning something new and fascinating, like we do with the bondage scenes in these movies that may not be available in our own sex lives, is always hugely erotic.
THE spiced up historical play about 18th century aristocrats is full of cheeky scenes.
All are incredibly hot – and especially the one between the Duke of Hastings, played by Regé-Jean Page, and Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor.
The one that gets viewers hot in the throat is when Daphne and the Duke try it in the library while she’s being pulled up a ladder.
This scene plays with all of our bodice ripping sexual fantasies since she’s so heavily dressed.
Watching him price those layers away is extremely exciting.
Our own libido cannot help but respond to this stimulation.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
THE romantic film stars Jennifer Gray as Frances “Baby” Houseman, who falls in love with dance teacher Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) at a holiday park.
Filled with intertwining bodies and sensual movements, the film connects our brains directly from dance to sex.
Viewers of the film can’t help but get aroused at the thought of sex.
The iconic scene of Johnny teaching the baby to dance culminating in them falling into bed makes our every fantasy come true.
Wild Things (1998)
THIS crime thriller about high school girls trying to blackmail a male teacher is notorious for its erotic content – as sex scenes were more explicit than you typically see in Hollywood movies.
Most exciting is the scene where the main characters Suzie Toller and Kelly Van Ryan, played by Neve Campbell and Denise Richards respectively, have a passionate clinch in a swimming pool, which leads to a threesome with Sam Lombardo, played by Matt Dillon.
Scenes in water or rain cling clothing to the contours of our bodies, often making them see-through and emphasizing bumps and protruding nipples.
Our libido can’t help but respond to these visual cues, which gets us instantly aroused.
True Blood (2012)
THE horror drama series revolves around Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) who falls in love with the vampire Bill Compton, played by Stephen Moyer.
There are several orgy scenes in the show and of course our bodies get pumped up by the pure, carnal lust they represent.
Orgies appeal to people’s dark side and fantasies of sexually devouring a lover we didn’t know we had.
Group sex happens to have things that we all wonder about and tickle all of us but are too afraid to face, like the feeling of multiple hands on your body and the joy of seeing someone you love taking center stage someone else’s attention.
It’s both disturbing and exciting, and meets so many criteria sexually for many people.
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