We have an experiment to propose. If you watch a sexy movie exchange enough times — say, Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer) nibbling at each other in Call Me By Your Name, or Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) watching Ally (Lady Gaga) while she sings in A Star Is Born — will you somehow embed them into your own memory? Replace yourself with one of the characters, and think that all the experiences happened to you?
For now, we can live vicariously through movie characters' steamy, racy, and occasionally fulfilling romances. Unlike our own lives, the movies don't veer off the track. Watch it once, and you know what to expect. You can swoon (and cry) in all the same places.