Despite what Hollywood says, sex isn’t always spur-of-the-moment, hot-and-steamy, rip-each-others-clothes-off great. Sometimes it's very premeditated and other times it is all-together a bit of a mess. Your makeup doesn’t stay where it should, sex faces are a bit funny, and changing positions is not as fluid as movies (and porn) would have you think. So, when a TV show comes along that reflects what sex can really be like, it's something that should be celebrated. Here are five UK TV shows with the most realistic sex scenes.
Sometimes it's nice to watch your favourite rom-com characters getting down in the most beautifully choreographed way. Other times it's good to see sex for what it really is — a little bit awkward, messy, and, at times, funny. Seeing perfect sex all of the time, whether that is in mainstream media or in porn, can actually end up piling on the pressure. Funny noises, bodily fluids, and stopping to get a glass of water don’t seem to exist on the flat screen. In real life, it's these moments which make sex all the more intimate but can also leave you feeling really vulnerable. But these five UK TV shows have seriously realistic sex scenes, and I want to shout about them.