Have you watched people squirm, get uncomfortable, close their eyes, or look at their phone during a sex scene in a movie? The society we are brought up in often teaches us to avoid topics like sex as though they are non-existent. Let’s take a look at some movies on sex that defy society’s conditioning of how sex should be looked at, just to bring in a new perspective and start a healthy dialogue on this tabooed topic.

1. Kya Kehna

This film was made in the year 2000 and it dealt with the issue of pre-marital pregnancy. Preity Zinta played the lead role of a woman who was ostracized from society and considered a disgrace to her family because her child was born out of wedlock while the father of her child continued to live life normally.

2. PARCHED

This movie revolves around three women from a desert village in Rajasthan. The first woman is a widow, the second woman is infertile, the third is an erotic dancer. Each of these women deal with various kinds of physical, verbal, and emotional abuse. They soon decide to run away in order to live a life that they deserve, one where they can express their sexual desires and fantasies freely.

3. VICKY DONOR

This film starring Ayushmann Khurrana deals with the topic of sperm donation and aims to create awareness on the shortage of sperm donors and the social stigma attached to it.

4. SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN

Dealing with the topic of erectile dysfunction is not an easy one but Ayushmann Khurrana nails it with his brilliant acting. This movie aims to disarm the negative notions surrounding this illness and justify that it should be treated like another physical ailment.

5. KHANDAANI SHAFAKHANA

Sonakshi Sinha is all set to play a risky yet bold character as a sexologist in the closed-minded town of Hoshiarpur. We can’t wait to watch the actress take on this stigmatized topic and create awareness about it in a light-hearted manner. Directed by Shilpi Dasgupta, this film is slated to hit theatres on August 02. (Click here to read more about Khandaani Shafakhana.)

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