The hottest sex scenes on Netflix, according to science
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The hottest sex scenes on Netflix, according to science

In the vast landscape of cinematic storytelling, few moments hold as much allure and intrigue as those of intimacy and passion. As audiences continue to seek stories that stir the soul and ignite the senses, streaming platforms like Netflix serve as portals to a multitude of on-screen experiences. But have you ever wondered which scenes might be categorically hotter than the sun?

Well, the good folks at, a leading platform for all things pop culture, did a survey that sought to identify the most arousing moments in film and TV history. With over 100 participants, the study monitored heart rates as viewers indulged in steamy on-screen encounters across various genres. From romantic classics to gripping dramas, the survey aimed to shed light on the scenes that truly set pulses racing.

Alyssa Celatti wrote, “We surveyed our community members to find out which film and TV scenes left them feeling a little hot under the collar, and let’s just say the community picked some provocative, emotional and down-right raunchy scenes!”

Armed with this data, we set out to curate a list of the seven hottest sex scenes currently streaming on Netflix. Some of these scenes transcend mere titillation, offering an intimate glimpse into the complexities of human desire and connection.

The steamiest sex scenes on Netflix:


Kicking off our list is the pottery scene from the classic Ghost

While the film is known for its supernatural romance, it’s the sensual crafting session between Sam (Patrick Swayze) and Molly (Demi Moore) that truly leaves a lasting impression. With hands intertwined and clay moulding beneath their touch, this scene simmers with palpable desire, setting the bar for on-screen sensuality.

Call Me By Your Name

In Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age story, Call Me By Your Name, the notorious peach scene is provocative and unforgettable. 

As Elio (Timothée Chalamet) explores his desires, the intimacy shared with the aforementioned fruit (ruined forever for many thanks to this scene) becomes a metaphor for the uninhibited exploration of pubescent passion.

Orange Is The New Black

Shifting gears to the small screen, Orange Is The New Black, one of Netflix’s best series ever, presents plenty of moments of sex and queer explorations behind prison bars. 

Among these is the first shower scene between Alex (Laura Prepon) and Piper (Taylor Schilling). Set against the backdrop of confinement, near-constant surveillance, and the threat of looming danger, their encounter exudes passion and desire.

Mr & Mrs Smith

In the action-packed thriller Mr & Mrs Smith sparks fly both on and off the battlefield. 

The post-fight sex scene between Jane (Angelina Jolie) and John (Brad Pitt) is a testament to the fiery chemistry between Jolie and Pitt that set the imaginations and tongues of many afire after the film was released. It’s a moment of raw intensity that played off their dynamic as secret spies and lovers.

Grey’s Anatomy

The halls of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital bear witness to more than just medical dramas in Grey’s Anatomy. The earlier seasons were also somehow spicier.

Amid the chaos of surgeries and personal struggles, the urgent exchange between Izzie (Katherine Heigl) and Alex (Justin Chambers) stands out. Between playful banter and genuine longing, their encounter became the peak of workplace sexual encounters on TV when this episode first aired.

The Notebook

The tender intimacy captured in The Notebook was also one of the hottest scenes, according to the survey.

As Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams) undress each other before their second intimate encounter, their love story reaches a crescendo that will have you panting.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Closing our journey, is David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which also featured on the list.

Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) and Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) share a moment of raw passion amid the otherwise dark themes of the film. Their encounter is charged with tension and vulnerability. It was a tad difficult to find the exact scene for this one, so enjoy the trailer before deciding to watch the film on Netflix (trigger warning: the film is a rape-revenge drama and features graphic scenes of sexual violence).