11 Movie Sex Scenes That Are Empowering For Women

Amanda Prahl

What makes a movie sex scene empowering for women? Everyone finds different things to be sexy, but in the end, far too many fictional sex scenes spend too much time focusing on the male gaze and not enough on letting women be in charge of their own sexual agency. And since fiction often bleeds into real life and influences what we think of as "normal" or important, it's crucial that more of what we see on screen centers on women and their pleasure and power. Fortunately, there are a few scenes that are already leading the way. Check out some of our favorite empowering sex scenes that actively focus on giving women as much agency as they can.


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