5 Common Sex Lies Movies Tell Us

If you regularly watch movies, you’ll know that sex works differently in movie-land to real life. In real life, you’ll have to deal with a range of problems that those fucking in the movies don’t seem to have to face at all. Why? Because movies contain plenty of sex lies.

A couple in missionary having sex, discussing the common movie sex lies they have seen

We really wish sex worked like it does in the movies, but unfortunately, what we see on the big screen isn’t what happens in the bedroom. Movie sex is almost always clean and polished, unless you are watching a comedy. Real life sex can be awkward, clumsy, and sometimes just bad.

Here on the Escort Sweden blog, we take a look at 5 of the common sex lies the movies tell us. Got some others you think we should have included? Let us know all about it by leaving a comment in the box below.

1. Foreplay is just kissing

Foreplay isn’t something you see in movies. Usually, the tension of spending time together is enough to get both of those eager for sex ready. If they do spend a bit of time on foreplay, foreplay is usually nothing more than hot kisses while they undress each other.

A couple from The Vampire Diaries kissing passionately on a bed
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In real life, foreplay is an essential part of sex. Sorry guys, but we women need a little more time to warm up and get ready for sex than you do. This means you’ll end up having to kiss your way all over our bodies and probably even give us a little oral sex to get us ready for your cock.

Without foreplay, you aren’t going to be ready for the fun. It is not going to be as hot and sexy, and the chances of your female partner reaching orgasm are pretty low. If you want to have great sex, instead of believing the sex lies that foreplay isn’t needed or just consists of sex and actually sepnd a bit of time with your partner.

2. Positions always work

There are a few favourite sex positions that you will see in movies. Some are simple, like missionary with the lights low, while others require a little more effort and stamina. Standing sex, which sometimes becomes sex in the shower, is definitely one of them.

Now this position is one that so many want to try. It looks hot, as the guy lifts the woman up and fucks her hard against the wall. However, it is a bit unrealistic, because most of us cannot manage to do this while getting enough leverage to thrust and get your partner to orgasm.

Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin in 'Deadpool' fucking while standing up
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A lot of the time, when we try standing sex, we have something to help us. There might be a chair nearby, or a counter to lean on, to make sure we don’t fall and hurt ourselves. In the movies they don’t have anything like that. In the movies, sex positions work. Every. Single. Time. In real life? There is a lot of awkward shuffling around to try and get yourself perfectly placed, and even then it doesn’t always work out. It can be awkward, but movies tell sex lies like this to make it seem more romantic and intimate.

Hoping to find some sex positions that are easier to get into? I take a look at the best sex positions for ass lovers, talking you through how to get into each one. There are varying difficulties, too, so if you can’t manage the more challenging ones, you can simply slip into something more comfortable.

3. Nobody uses condoms

Condoms rarely appear in movies… unless it is a comedy. Comedies are the only movies where you might see condoms, as usually they are used incorrectly… take the gif below from the Naked Gun trilogy as an example.

Safe sex in the Naked Gun Trilogy
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Yes, it was a funny scene, but it highlights the fact that condoms and movie sex just don’t go together. No-one worries about safe sex, while in real life it is a huge thing that pretty much everyone worries about.

Condoms are an essential of sex, but because this is movie-land, no-one has to worry about getting pregnant or catching an STI or STD… unless it is a part of the plot, and then they are screwed.

4. Lube also rarely appears

As with condoms, lube is yet another sex tool that we don’t see in movies other than comedies. You’ll see teens messing around with it, but how often do you see a man reaching over to the bedside table in the middle of sex in a film? You don’t, because in movies, the women are all automatically lubricated enough.

This is thanks to the foreplay kissing, as it gets them turned on enough to not need lube. In the movies, using lube is a sign of weakness, and that the man hasn’t done his job properly. In real life, it is generally understood that lube can go a long way to making what would be good sex into amazing sex. As many people say:

A woman explains that it is better to have lube and not need it than need it and not have it
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You can get so many different types of lube that can enhance sex. If you struggle to last long enough in the bedroom, you can get one to help numb things a little. You can even get some to cool things down, which can be very kinky to use.

5. The woman always orgasms

You will probably remember that scene from ‘When Harry Met Sally’. Harry seems to believe that he can spot a fake orgasm easily, and that every woman he has been with was properly satisfied. Sally fakes an orgasm in the middle of a busy diner to prove to him that, actually, women are very good at faking it. Not only is it one of the most memorable movie scenes out there, it also highlights one of the biggest sex lies from the movies and from sex: that women always orgasm.

Sally fakes an orgasm in 'When Harry Met Sally'
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I don’t know about you, but I haven’t had an orgasm every time I’ve had sex. It would be great if I did, but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. That doesn’t mean I don’t have a great time, but I haven’t been left screaming the guy’s name to the heavens each time I’ve jumped into bed with someone.

It is the same for a lot of women, but we don’t really see this in movies. If we do, it tends to be in a teen comedy where the guys are having sex for the first time. It isn’t often that you see mature women in movies having sex without an orgasm.

We also see a lot of simultaneous orgasms in movies. Okay, so having them is great, but more often than not it just doesn’t happen. Yet again, movies are giving us unrealistic expectations of sex, so take what you see on the big screen with a pinch of salt.

Other sex lies from the movies

These are just five of the sex lies movies have been telling us, but we imagine there are a lot more that we haven’t covered.

Got some important ones you think we have missed? Can you think of some movies that defy these sex lies? We want to hear from you.

You can use the comment box below to let us know what you think, or you could head over to the Escort Sweden forum and join in the discussion there. Which movie sex lies irritate you the most? Let us know.

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Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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