In so many TV shows and movies we’re used to seeing sex scenes full of sheet clenching, gasping moans, bed frames pounding, even during someone’s first time. But anyone who loses their virginity in a bed full of flowers, candles and general perfection is an anomaly. We all know that the first time having sex isn’t supposed to be glamorous, but that never stops anyone from thinking that there is something seriously wrong with them if their first time sucks.
That’s why it’s refreshing when we see sex portrayed in a realistic light. Check out this round up highlighting 10 realistic first time sex scenes from TV and film.
Juno And Paulie In JunoIf you just relied on TV and movies as your reality, you would probably go around thinking that you only have sex out of love, as a bet or just to get it over with. Sometimes, though, it just happens out of boredom and curiosity. That was the case for Paulie and Juno. Of course, this ended in an unplanned pregnancy but, well, that happens, too! Source: Juno/Fox Searchlights
Naomi And Emily In SkinsNaomi and Emily's first time was by a lake with a warm fire by their side...yeah, a little cheesy and bordering on unrealistic. But the hesitancy between these two definitely made it a lot more believable, not to mention the one-sided regrets the next morning. Source: Skins/E4
Finn And Santana In GleeYeah, you know that idea that you're a totally different person after having sex? Well, some definitely feel that way but the massive amounts of "welp" Finn felt after having sex with Santana was refreshing. Source: Glee/Fox
Denise And Kenny In Can't Hardly WaitOkay, while I'm unsure as to how realistic it is to have sex in a bathroom during a party after your last day of high school, I appreciated the post-sex "Oh-my-God-this-was-kind-of-maybe-a-terrible-idea" element of it. There was no beautiful, tender moments on that bathroom floor after they did the deed, that's for sure. Source: Can't Hardly Wait/Columbia Pictures
Craig And Manny In DegrassiNothing more real than doing it in an oh-so-comfortable garage, right? These last minute sex spots really should be better, but when you have two thirsty teens location isn't that paramount. Source: Degrassi/Teen Nick
Dean And Rory In Gilmore GirlsThe sex was done out of familiarity and comfort more than anything. Sometimes that's all it really is. Source: Gilmore Girls/CW
Mini And Nick In SkinsUgh, this scene is so realistic that it actually hurts on an emotional level to watch. Mini isn't interested in losing her virginity to her boyfriend, Nick, but doesn't hesitate to imply that she is definitely experienced. Nick realizes, at the worst possible time, that that was a load of crap. But Mini is too focused on making him happy and maintaining their relationship to care about the fact that she really doesn't want to do this. The pain that crosses her features as it happens makes me want to die. Source: Skins/E4
Donna And Eric In That '70s ShowAfter so much waiting and a lot of the ol' bait and switch from the TV gods, Donna and Eric finally did it in season two of That '70s Show. The best part? Eric thought it was a great experience? Donna, on the other hand, was less than impressed. Eric eventually realizes that he was being delusional and needs a hell of a lot of practice, so I guess it worked out in the end. Source: That '70s Show/Fox/YouTube
Sutter And Aimee In The Spectacular NowThis critically acclaimed coming-of-age story is realistic from start to finish and the sex scene is no exception. It's a little awkward, a little funny and a little cute. There's no over the top orgasms or gasps or anything like that. It's just...delightfully average. Source: [What]
Shoshanna And Ray In GirlsYes, virgins in their '20s do exist, and Shoshanna was some much needed television proof of this. Honestly, her losing her virginity as a woman in her early '20s is realistic by default. It happens eventually, after all... Source: Girls/HBO
Are there any other realistic first time sex scenes that you love? Which ones make you cringe? Which are disturbingly familiar? Tell us in the comments!