Welcome to StyleCaster’s Summer of Sex! For the next three months, we’ll be bringing you scintillating content about—you guessed it—all things related to our favorite three-letter word. A few things to expect: Answers to pressing questions you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask, ways to boost your own sex appeal, what being sexy means to various people, and lots and lots of eye candy. And that’s just the beginning. Brace yourselves, people: It’s going to be one hot summer
Unless you’ve ever have the displeasure of watching one with your family, admit it: You love a juicy sex scene. Although they’re not always an accurate depiction of what really goes on between two people in real life, sex scenes provide us with a sense of escape—plus it doesn’t hurt to see your favorite celebrities take it all off on the big screen.
While they’re usually just a few minutes long, sex scenes have profound effects on the legacy of films and the actors who star in them. We’ll always associate Kate Winslet with a single hand sliding down the steamy car window in “Titanic,” we’ll always pine for Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling‘s sexy, if melodramatic, chemistry in “The Notebook, and we’ll never be able to look at Jason Biggs without picturing him getting busy with a certain sweet treat in “American Pie.”
Okay, enough talking already: In honor of our Summer of Sex, we’ve rounded up our top picks for the 30 best big-screen sex scenes from the last 30 years. From steamy, sweet, and downright strange, this list has it all no matter what you’re into.