We all know that movies don't always do such a great job of accurately representing real life, but that has never been more obvious than when you're watching an on-screen sex scene. In film, women often seem to orgasm at the drop of a hat -- or an orchid petal in the case of "40 Days and 40 Nights" -- and do all sorts of yodeling while they're at it. Most of us know that in reality, a woman's body usually doesn't work that way. To capture just how absurd some of these performances are, we've rounded up some of the least believable movie orgasms into one epic mashup. From Kristen Bell's aerobic climax in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," to the pleasure machine in "Barbarella," to Katherine Heigl's dinner table orgasm in "The Ugly Truth," we hope these scenes will make you glad that your real sex life is nothing like the movies. Video produced by Amber Genuske.
Top 10 Most Realistic Sex Scenes in Movies - Top10HQ
In fact, in some of the most passionate, believable love scenes ever recorded on camera, the actors managed to achieve such realism simply by really having intercourse. Talk about method acting, right? Often the actors participating in these scenes were in a relationship off screen as well, which certainly makes the completion of such performances easier. In some cases, though, they just committed to their roles and went for it. Our list features plenty of both. And no, none of them are pornographic. Technically, anyway; I guess that line gets blurred pretty quickly in some cases.
What makes a sex scene legitimately sexy? Is it chemistry? Is it realism?
Make them too steamy and you run the risk of veering into porn territory. Hold back and your leads may end up looking like cold fish. Out Of Sight was the film which introduced many to the talents of Jennifer Lopez and cemented George Clooney as a bona-fide movie star, and this sizzling sex scene undoubtedly played a big part. Heavily inspired by the above, this particular scene intercuts the impossibly attractive couple — playing a federal agent and bank robber, respectively — during a flirtatious bar-room encounter with effortlessly sexy footage of them undressing and then writhing around. The fact that both parties are on opposite sides of the law only makes the whole thing even more titillating.