Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Saved! Access Favorites in your account profile. Removed from my favorites

21 Women Having The Best Sex Of Their Lives

  1. Begin
    opener2
    Photo: Nicole Wilder/ABC/Getty Images.

    SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    This story was originally published on February 8, 2016.

    Sex is everywhere in movies and on television. Some women in Hollywood are willing to bare it all on screen, but how often are the characters they portray actually enjoying the act? As the documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated points out, a movie that features a woman enjoying sex (particularly if she is on the receiving end of oral sex) is likely to get slapped with an NC-17 rating (meanwhile, violent, blood-splattering movies still walk away with an R-rating). The 2010 indie drama Blue Valentine was threatened with an NC-17 rating, because Ryan Gosling goes down on Michelle Williams. Clutch your pearls and shield your eyes, citizens!

    A full-on female orgasm rarely turns up on screen, but that doesn’t mean we never get to see gals — ahem — really enjoying themselves on-screen. To which we say, yes, yes...YES!

    Here are 21 female characters having the best sex of their lives.

    Begin Slideshow
  2. <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zwjtPSpULK4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    0 of 20

    Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997)

    When you fall in love hard and fast, well, the sex can often mirror that. We don’t actually see the young Rose (Winslet) in the act with her forbidden beau Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) in the backseat of a car (nice), but we do encounter that iconic moment when her hand smacks against the window in ecstasy. We also see their sweaty, panting, post-coitus glow. What’s even better is that, while Rose no doubt enjoyed herself, she’s kind of leading the way in their lovemaking. He’s a bit more nervous, while she’s confident, and they meet right in the middle.

  3. <iframe frameborder="0" src="//www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x22lpmn" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    1 of 20

    Joan Allen in Pleasantville (1998)

    Betty (Joan Allen) is a repressed 1950s housewife whose world opens up — quite literally, going from black-and-white to color — after she discovers the wonders of self-pleasure.

  4. <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WMQKPwVHVXs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    2 of 20

    Diane Lane in A Walk on the Moon (1999)

    Any film set during the infamous “summer of love” in 1969 had better feature a damn good sex scene — and
    A Walk on the Moon does not disappoint. Restless housewife Pearl (Lane) has an identity crisis summering with her kids in upstate New York while her husband works in the city. Fortunately, her big shakeup includes a freeing sexual awakening courtesy of a hottie named Walker, a.k.a. the Blouse Man (Viggo Mortensen). Their day of lovemaking, skinny-dipping, and cliff-jumping is the stuff of our hippie sex fantasies. And kudos to Lane, by the way: She has two movies on this list.

  5. <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/v7VrjmrPyOo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    3 of 20

    Kim Cattrall on Sex and the City (1998-2004)

    Take your pick of scenes from the landmark HBO comedy, because Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) pretty much singlehandedly put the sex in this city. We chose one, but there are plenty of others.

  6. <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/AtJckrGbnOE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    4 of 20

    Sarah Michelle Gellar on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2002)

    Okay, so Bufffy and Spike's supernatural sexcapades might be kind of messed up, what with them being mortal enemies and all. But when all that I-want-to-kill-you rage morphs into I-want-to-fuck-you passion, our girl Buffy has sex so bangin' that it should have disrupted Hellmouth. Remember that time they literally caused that house to collapse because they were getting down so hard? Yeah, we thought you might.