There are some scenes in films and books that are guaranteed to get you feeling a little more amorous than usual. And we all like feeling sexy, right?! Here’s some of Cosmo’s favourite sizzling sex scenes...
When the whole premise of a film is whether or not the main character can bed a beautiful virgin, you know there’s going to be sexual tension galore. But when gorgeous but evil Sebastian and sweet, virgin Annette finally get it on, they’re very much in lurve, and it’s a very powerful sexual scene. Helped of course by the soundtrack – Colorblind by Counting Crows – and the fact Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon, who play the leads, were together in real-life at the time.
RIDERS BY JILLY COOPER
The Queen of the Bonkbuster, Jilly Cooper, was always going to make our list but it’s a scene in Riders that manages to get us hot under the collar every time. When journalist Janey is stung by nettles while out on a walk with show jumper Billy, he rubs them with dock leaves but ends up rubbing a whole lot more if you catch our drift...
Is there anything sexier than Johnny pulling off Baby’s top while they dance in his room? They continue dancing with their bare chests touching before they make their way to the bed. Sure she had the time of her life.
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. JAMES
Well, we had to mention it sometime... Love it or loathe it, you can’t deny this book is bursting with S-E-X. When Christian takes Anastasia’s virginity in ‘vanilla’ fashion (e.g. no S&M), she doesn’t leave out one detail. Having an orgasm first time is pretty impressive but the less said about her ‘inner goddess’, the better...
This sexual thriller is a full-on raunchfest from start to finish but one of the most infamous sex scenes ever is right at the end. Detective Nick, played by Michael Douglas, sleeps with killer Catherine, played by Sharon Stone, in what’s a gripping, er, climax.
THE TWILIGHT SERIES by STEPHANIE MEYER
We had to include all the Twilight books here because anytime Edward gets frisky but has to hold back his rampant horniness in case he accidentally rips Bella to bits is surprisingly sexy. But of course, the moment they finally do get it on in Breaking Dawn, is hawt. Beds get broken, pillows get destroyed. That Edward Cullen is a bit of a wild one.
Ahh, it’s all about making love in The Notebook. But one scene in particular is beautifully intimate and sexy. Yep, the classic kissing in the rain scene which leads to passionate sex all the way up to the bedroom. Oh to be Rachel McAdams in Ryan Gosling’s arms. Allie + Noah 4eva.
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