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Here Are The Hottest TV & Movie Sex Scenes Of 2021

A year in raunchy review.

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Sometimes you turn on the TV to cry, sometimes to laugh, and sometimes it's to feel something. I mean... really feel something. While there are plenty of shows and movies out there with sexy scenes (hello, the entire Fifty Shades franchise), there's something exciting about watching a new, steamy story unfold for the first time. Sure, the classics are always great, but TBH, this past year did not disappoint in the way of producing scorching new clips to watch. If you're looking for the hottest TV and movie sex scenes of 2021, your search ends here.

Considering how wild 2021 was, it’s honestly pretty amazing how much fire content was created. After a bleak stretch of time when television and film productions were shut down, new stories — and, more importantly, new sex scenes — finally graced viewers' screens. And yup, it was definitely worth the wait.

Whether you're searching for a mood-setting watch for date night or something sultry for a sensual solo viewing party, chances are, there's a sex scene that came out in 2021 that A) you haven’t seen and B) will *fully* scratch your specific itch. From an employee's sordid affair with her boss to the hottest cupcake-eating scene ever, 2021 turned out to be the year of scandalous onscreen sex.

01

White Tiger Taxi Cab Sex Scene

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If you ever thought being watched during sex would be hot, one of the first sex scenes to debut in 2021 is definitely for you. When Pinky (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) and her husband Ashok (Rajkummar Rao) start hooking up in the backseat of their taxi cab in White Tiger, their driver, Balram (Adarsh Gourav) watches from the rearview mirror until Ashok puts a stop to things. Unfortunately, the situation quickly goes from hot to horrifying, but for a few brief moments, it was almost a voyeur's dream come true. The film was released on Jan. 13, and you can watch it on Netflix whenever you're in the mood for something twisted.

02

Firefly Lane Season 1, Episode 7 Sex Scene

There's just something about love triangles that makes onscreen romances sizzle, as exemplified in Johnny (Ben Lawson) and Tully's (Katherine Heigl) hookup during Episode 7 of Netflix's Firefly Lane, which premiered on Feb. 3. Even though Tully's best friend Kate (Sarah Chalke) secretly loved Johnny, fans could feel the sexual tension between Tully and Johnny from Day 1. The fact that their connection is later totally taboo because Johnny and Kate get married makes it that much hotter.

03

Riverdale Season 5, Episode 5 Sex Scene

Riverdale has never shied away from soapy sex scenes, but Archie and Betty's shower hookup was definitely one of the steamiest to date. After five seasons of sexual tension, the pair finally had sex during the Feb. 17 episode, making Barchie fans everywhere rejoice. While at first, it seemed like their tryst was a one-time thing, Episode 6 proved that wasn't the case when they hooked up again in the back of a car, reminiscent of Archie's Season 1 fling with Miss Grundy. Head to The CW's website or app to see Barchie's sexy scenes.

04

Behind Her Eyes Season 1, Episode 3 Sex Scene

There are plenty of sex scenes to chose from in Netflix’s limited series, Behind Her Eyes, which dropped on Netflix on Feb. 17. Easily one of the most talked-about trysts involves married psychiatrist David (Tom Bateman) and his co-worker Louise (Simona Brown) hooking up in his office. After handling a difficult patient together, the two retreat behind closed doors for a drink and things quickly escalate, ushering them into a full-on affair.

05

Dickinson Season 2, Episode 10 Sex Montage

If you’ve been sleeping on Apple TV+’s literary comedy Dickinson, this is your official order to start watching. If I can’t convince you, then one of the hottest same-sex sex scenes of 2021 will definitely get the job done. When Emily (Hailee Steinfeld) and her best friend Sue (Ella Hunt) reunite after a season apart, it results in a scorchingly passionate argument-turned-hookup straight out of your fantasies. Between knocking over books, ~suggestively~ feeding each other treats, and winding up entwined in a bathtub, it’s honestly hard to watch without feeling your cheeks flush.

06

Deadly Illusions Bathtub Sex Scene

Netflix’s Deadly Illusions stars Kristin Davis (iconically known as Charlotte York-Goldenblatt on Sex and the City) as Mary, a best-selling author who starts to have very graphic, very sexual fantasies about her new nanny, Grace (Greer Grammer). The cheesy, erotic movie came to Netflix on March 18, and while there are a lot of good scenes to rewind and rewatch, my personal favorite has to be the soapy bathtub scene at about 55 minutes in.

07

Sexify Season 1, Episode 7 Hookup Scene

Sexify — a Polish sex comedy currently streaming on Netflix — came out on April 29 and is as interesting as it is sexy (just peep that 83% score on Rotten Tomatoes). The show follows a group of inexperienced students who build an interactive sex app in an attempt to win a competition. The entire series is full of sex scenes, but if you’re in a hurry, head to Episode 7 about 34 minutes in for a very hot, very realistic college hookup.

08

Elite Season 4, Episode 5 Chocolate Party

Going into Netflix’s Elite Season 4, fans wondered how Rebeka (Claudia Salas) and her new romance with Mencía (Martina Cariddi) would pan out. The answer: deliciously. The two have a “chocolate party” during Episode 5 that will make you think twice about simply eating dessert. For a few glorious moments, the couple spreads chocolate sauce all over each other’s bodies, licking it up as they go with absolutely zero regard for the silk sheets they’re on. Food goals, sex goals, and bed aesthetic goals, all in one shot!

09

Sex/Life Season 1, Episode 3 Elevator Sex Scene

Netflix’s Sex/Life heated up the summer with its June 25 release, and if you haven’t already ~enjoyed~ the show, this is one series you def don't want to miss. As the title suggests, the sex is out-of-control hot. Pretty much every other scene is a hookup, but the one that’ll forever live rent-free in my mind is when Brad (Adam Demos) manually penetrates Billie (Sarah Shahi) while the couple rides in an elevator during Episode 3.

10

American Horror Stories Season 1, Episode 2 Masturbation Sex Scene

In true Ryan Murphy fashion, when American Horror Stories — the spinoff of Murphy’s highly acclaimed American Horror Story — premiered on July 15, it brought a lot of sexiness mixed in with the scariness. The first season has quite a few titillating moments, but the hottest has to be during Season 1, Episode 2, when Scarlett (Sierra McCormick) fantasizes about Maya (Paris Jackson) while masturbating. Things turn pretty scary pretty fast, but for a few glorious seconds, it’s really hot. Watch it on Hulu and prepare to be entranced.

11

Gossip Girl Reboot Season 1, Episode 6 Threesome Scene

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Considering how scandalous the original Gossip Girl was, it makes sense the reboot — which premiered on July 8 — would really turn up the heat. It wasn’t until the final episode of Part 1, Season 1, however, that things really got scorching. During Episode 6, Max (Thomas Doherty) — who recently ended things with Constance Billard St. Jude’s teacher, Rafa (Jason Gotay) — finally had a threesome with couple Aki (Evan Mock) and Audrey (Emily Alyn Lind). The sexual tension between the trio had been building all season, and while the hookup was hot, the ramifications for what the tryst could mean for the rest of Season 1 are even hotter. Will Gossip Girl get its first throuple relationship? Only time — and GG — will tell. Check out the steamy threeway on HBO Max.

12

After We Fell, Gym Sex Scene

Viewers knew things were going to get hot when the third installment of the After series, After We Fell, came out on Sept. 1. While the film rightfully has a whole bunch of steamy sex scenes, the final one is easily the sexiest in the entire franchise thus far. Basically, Tessa woke up in the middle of the night to find Hardin working out in an effort to forget a bad dream he had. The help him, Tessa mounted him on a bench and told him to “f*ck [her] until [he forgot] about that dream.” Next thing viewers know, they’re going at it while watching themselves in the mirror and thus convincing me to re-up my gym membership in 2022.

13

You Season 3, Episode 1 Sex Against The Wall

Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) and Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti) from Netflix’s You might be perfect for each other on paper, but their relationship definitely took a hit when Joe learned Love was a murderer, just like him. After getting majorly turned off by his partner, Joe eventually came around and decided to give his marriage a chance, resulting in some majorly hot sex against the wall and setting the stage for the type of aggressive, take-me-now hookups to come in the rest of Season 3.

14

You Season 3, Episode 6 Fantasizing About Other People

As Season 3 of You progresses, it’s pretty clear Joe and Love aren’t going to work out — so much so that after Love hooked up with her neighbor, Theo (Dylan Arnold), she started fearing she might be pregnant. To cover her tracks, she hooked up with Joe so she could pass the potential baby off as his. While going at it, however, Love fantasized about Theo seductively eating a cupcake while Joe, who has the hots for Marienne (Tati Gabrielle), pictures her in the library, opening her legs Basic Instinct style. Love and Joe’s sex combined with the innuendo-heavy fantasies makes for one scene you can’t watch without squirming in your seat. Head to Netflix to check it out for yourself.

15

Insecure Season 5, Episode 5 Oral Scene

Insecure fans got to see Molly (Yvonne Orji) let her insecurities go as she gets it on in Season 5 of HBO Max’s hit series. While literally riding her partner’s face, Molly tells him to spell her name with his tongue. At first, she got annoyed because he spelled it wrong (an “a” instead of an “o”), but she eventually let it slide in the name of orgasms. A truly noble move if you ask me.

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