Top 10 Steamy On-Screen Moments
What makes sex in the movies so hot? Is it the actors’ chemistry, the set, the lighting? Is it love? It's all of the above, and you can have it too. Just follow Hollywood’s example and you will be awarding yourself an Oscar in no time.
It all starts with a little imagination. Create a fantasy (the screenplay), bring out your most sensual self (your character), work on the atmosphere (the set), devote yourself to a passionate experience with your lover (chemistry), and you'll be having the hottest sex you’ve ever experienced.
Enemy at the Gates
Amidst a war, in a dirty hallway lined with sleeping soldiers, Tania climbs in to her Vassili’s arms. They stay clothed and barely move making make love silently and quickly but beautifully. Intimacy is the only goal and they achieve it. They fulfill each other’s need for comfort and connection in the coldest of environments.
The next time the weight of the world is on your shoulders, seek solace in the arms of your lover without regard to the ambiance. Experience the love and trusting connection only your partner can give you and find escape from the ugliness around you.
Inman and Ada fall in love before the war, then barely communicate during the years that follow while their lives are all but extinguished. By the time they meet again, they are changed, but cling to each other in the most anticipated moment of their lives. Their meeting restores their faith and marks the start of a new life together… or so they think. Ada invites Inman into her and by firelight, they make love for the first time. They let the moment take them away in an incredibly erotic scene.
Firelight makes a romantic setting for passion, so find an opportunity to experience it with your love. In addition to the setting, the emotional release is what makes this scene so hot. They give themselves to each other fully. Jude Law’s body in this scene tells the story of a ravenous lover so incredibly well and Nicole Kidman’s performance as a woman finely holding on to a man as if it’s the only thing that matters in the world was absolutely convincing. Reunions of this magnitude don’t come often in life, but keeping this scene in mind, remembering that letting your emotions come through in your love making can make any sensual experience that much more intense and fulfilling.
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The bets are on and Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson do everything they can not to let things get personal. After a long go at trying not to fall in love with her prey, Andie finally surrenders to her heart and the tormented Ben welcomes her completely. In his parents’ tiny bathroom, a very unlikely place for a great sex scene, the couple gives up trying to fit into personality boxes. In the deciding moment, Andie just puts her hands up as if to say, “Take me, I’m yours.” He strips off her wet tank and they embrace their destiny to be head over heels for each other.
Making love in the movies isn’t always about the perfect setting, lighting, make-up and setup, and it shouldn’t be in real life either. Once in a while, just throw down your battle gear, close your manual, and give in to your love. Being silly and spontaneous in love making is the best way to stay in love forever.
The scene begins with Charlie in an oversized white dress shirt and Maverick, shirtless in his tight jeans. The blue light coming in the window to barely cast over their silhouettes and the magic song “Take My Breath Away” becomes reality. Her superior rank as instructor becomes insignificant as they become simply man and woman together.
I’m pretty sure that the kissing in this scene is what everyone thinks of when they say “French” kissing. From the beginning when she’s up against the wall and he comes to her, they touch with their lips and tongues. Contrary to what most people end up doing (you know when it feels like a guy is dislocating his jaw and trying to eat you whole), these two are masters of the art of erotic French kissing. Watch and learn from Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis, then reintroduce the French kiss to your lovemaking. Complete your scene with a sensual ballad and moonlight for a Top Gun Night that will take your breath away.
Nine ½ Weeks
Elizabeth trusts John just enough to play along with his game. She closes her eyes and is suddenly more in tune with what she hears around her. She listens to the sounds of him cooking. He makes her promise to keep her eyes closed as he feeds her everything he can find. They make a crazy fun mess, he tortures her with bites of hot pepper, and covers her in honey. Her senses are so alive that when he goes in to kiss her, she has no choice but to give in to his desire.
Playing with food of differing textures, tastes, temperatures and scents can be highly erotic, especially when coupled with excited anticipation and the thrill of risk. Heat things up in your kitchen with your own rendition of this sexy scene.
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"The orchid orgasm"
Having fasted from all forms of sex for longer than he ever has before, Matt is dying to be with his new love interest, Erica. When she reaches out to caress his cheek with an orchid blossom, he feels it more than he has ever felt a woman’s touch. He takes the flower and begins to gently skim it over her bare skin. A petal falls off and he blows on it, pushing it down her body. She longs for him so much that the brush of the orchid’s petal and his breath on her skin brings her to a climax.
Josh Hartnett and Shannyn Sossamon don’t have sex in this scene, yet something in their bodies collide in a moment of erotic magic and brings them to a new level of intimacy. The lesson to learn from this scene is that making love doesn’t always mean having sex. In fact, some of the most intimate memories of your life might happen in the absence of intercourse, but most certainly are making love. Sometime, plan a night of passion with only one rule - no sex.
Danny and Evelyn finally come together after reluctantly crossing the unspoken boundary between them and fall in love. In attempt to balance their emotions with play, they chase each other through the wispy maze of parachutes hung from the ceiling of the military hanger. They find themselves face to face inside of a sheer, white parachute tent where everything else seems miles away. The clean white light coming through the fabric adds to the purity of the situation and helps them shed any lingering inhibitions. In that safe place, they consummate their love and gently close the door on the past.
If you want to get that same feeling of private peace, you don’t need an airplane hanger or a parachute. Tempt and tease your lover with a chase around your house. Then, lead them to your bedroom, throw off the blankets, and roll around in the sheets. Romeo and Juliet had a scene similar to this as well, where the natural light of day coming through the crisp clean sheets made them a quiet place hidden from the rest of the world.
Much later in life, Rose reflects on this scene as the most erotic experience of her life. Hiding from the man she despises, Rose and Jack retire to her state room where she playfully commissions a drawing from him. She disrobes for him and he complies, getting out his charcoal and paper. He sweats with nerves as he sketches her every curve. Even though this is the first time she has been nude in front of a man, she keeps cool as he blushes.
It is not until later that they make love for the first time. The session is foreplay in a sense, for making love and for life. What the film teaches us is that life is worth living passionately, even if it means giving up a life of luxury for the unexpected. The scene is about lighting the fires, stepping out of the box, and exploring your sexuality.
The romance between Jordan (Elisabeth Shue) and handsome bartender, Brian (Tom Cruise), blossoms while she is vacationing in the Bahamas. The scene begins with the two playing in a pool under a cascading waterfall. He pulls her close, but she denies him, pushing him away with a mischievous look. Then she proceeds to take her suit off under the water and throw it away. Her sweet nature comes through and he falls deeper in love with her. They continue to play and then the scene skips to later that evening on the beach. The perfect summer love peaks while they make love by the fire and the scene closes with his arms wrapped around her while they dream about the future together.
Make your own Cocktail moment the next time you are on vacation or spend the day at a beach. Even if you aren’t on vacation, take the time to make love like you are. Plan an all day rendezvous that ends with you lying in the arms of your lover by an open fire.
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Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling play the dynamic pair, Ali and Noah. Their love is as perfect as it gets before it is ripped from them. Seven years after losing each other, but never having letting go of the deep love for each other, they meet again. They speak politely for a while. Then a storm hits and it’s just enough to push her over the edge of cordial behavior. She questions where he’s been and he tells her that he’s still hers. They run to each other, soaking wet, for the most romantic on-screen kiss ever. He carries her to the house and they passionately strip each other down and commence the union they had begun so long ago.
Next time you get caught in the rain, keep Ali and Noah’s kiss in mind and embrace the moment. Next time you come to a resolution or make up from a fight, kiss them like you have been away from them for seven years, but more importantly, in hope to spend the rest of your life with them. Just for the fun of it, pull your fully clothed lover into the shower with you and tear off his clothes for wet hot sex. Any or all of the components this scene combines are fantastic on their own.
This emotionally charged scene between virginal resort guest, Baby, played by Jennifer Grey, and bad boy dirty dancer, Johnny Castle played by Patrick Swayze, is one fans will never forget. The hot summer night is the perfect backdrop for their friends-turned-lovers romance. After a both exciting and terrifying evening, she goes to his room and lets her heart be known. In her most vulnerable state, she finds it in herself to seduce him. She looks up at him with wide open eyes and caresses him to the music with her tiny girlish hands. He gives in to her sensual dance. Their bodies move in time. He slips off her shirt and they dance together half clothed until a new song begins and they make love for her first time. Baby really put herself out there and her beautiful honesty is what he loves about her. She inspires him to be a better person and he makes her feel like a woman.
Summer romance isn’t just for young loves. Keep your passion alive by escaping on a summer holiday with your lover. Rent a cabin or get creative at home, dance to old love songs, and make love to the sound of the rain. No lights, cameras, or director needed, just a bit of summer love. The most important thing to do is remember what they brought out in each other. Cherish your love for who they really are and you will bring out the best in them.
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