The good, the bad and the false from TV and movie sex scenes
But in TV shows and movies, the objective isn’t to be realistic. It’s about art and story-telling and avoiding lawsuits.
There are however, blatant lies about sex and sadly, most people have been believing them.
People don’t have cellulite
Even men get cellulite. Fat tissues stores under the skin aren’t going to be orderly unless you are Beyonce. That fat is going to be there in all its dimpled glory.
Women always have sex in bras
This is never understood. Unless it’s a half dressed quickie in say, an elevator or a broom closet, it’s unfathomable why the bra stays on- the entire time. Considering how women are quick to chuck their bras the moment they get home.
Sex is always neat and tidy
Even in TV shows like Sex and the City which were a bit more realistic, the characters were never dishevelled. Make up was in place. Bedhead was only that pretty rock star chic look. The reality is the complete opposite. Most people look like they’ve been through an obstacle course after ten minutes of sex.
They just don’t happen that way in reality.
After sex, the characters just plop on the bed. In reality, after sex, the couple usually has navigate the splooge all over the sheets then after a moment’s rest, half-hearted clean up begins. Or they just ignore them altogether.
No woman is going to cover herself up after sex with a silk bed sheet demurely placed over her breasts.
Deep stares in mid-thrust
That only happens in movies. Even in porn they don’t have romantic middle distance stares in the middle of vigorous activity.
Some of the angles in movies literally don’t make sense. Such as the one where the lady is on the bottom with her legs together and the fellow is above her, astride her but thrusting is ongoing. How though?
The speed of the thrusts
Sex is a lot more intricate than movies would have you believe. But in various scenes, you find the velocity of the thrusts has no consistency with reality. The in-out motion advertised is more akin to a flash drive being inserted in a port.
Just like porn, the noises in TV and movie sex are plenty unrealistic. As a victim of plenty a loud neighbour, it’s a known fact to everyone that people make quite the noises when they’re having sex. They are loud, nigh unnatural and not the breathless whispers and shy gasps of TV starlets.
In the movies, stars will look sexy with water running down their perfect toned bodies making you want to jump through the screen and lick all those enticing droplets. A make out scene happens and as the stars close their eyes in pleasure, you think to yourself, "I should try this." Don't. A shower film set is not as slippery as a real bathroom. Plus patapata slippers just aren't attractive.