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The 72 Best Quotes About Sex

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Sex doesn’t have to be all hush, hush. If you’re looking to get the conversation going, there are actually a whole lot of beautiful, smart, and- of course- steamy quotes that have been said about love making over the years.

Here we’re tossing taboo out the window with a list of the best quotes about S-E-X.

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Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex. Hunter S. Thompson

To have her here in bed with me, breathing on me, her hair in my mouth — I count that something of a miracle. Henry Miller

The Cry Of Flesh

To hold the body of a woman in our arms is neither ugly nor shameful, but the one ecstasy granted to the race of men. Ayn Rand

But when a woman decides to sleep with a man, there is no wall she will not scale, no fortress she will not destroy, no moral consideration she will not ignore at its very root: there is no God worth worrying about. Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. Tom Robbins

Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together; sophistication demands that they submit to sex immediately without proper preliminary talk. Not courting talk — real straight talk about souls, for life is holy and every moment is precious. Jack Kerouac

I had a feeling that Pandora’s box contained the mysteries of woman’s sensuality, so different from a man’s and for which man’s language was so inadequate. The language of sex had yet to be invented. The language of the senses was yet to be explored. Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus

Sex is the driving force on the planet. We should embrace it, not see it as the enemy. Hugh Hefner

We made love. How pedestrian the words look–trite, worn, practically featureless with use–but how can one better describe that which happens when it happens? That creation? That magic blending? I might say we became figures in a mesmerized dance before the rocking talisman of the moon, starting slow, so slow… a pair of feathers drifting through clear liquid substance of sky… gradually accelerating, faster and faster and finally into photon existence of pure light… as my whole straining body burst like fluid electricity into hers. Ken Kesey

Nothing In Bed Is Immoral

And yet another moral occurs to me now: Make love when you can. It’s good for you. Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

I believe that anyone who says that sex is overrated just hasn’t done it properly. Neil Gaiman

Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant. Henry Miller

To see and feel one’s beloved naked for the first time is one of life’s pure, irreducible epiphanies. If there is a true religion in the universe, it must include that truth of contact or be forever hollow. To make love to the one true person who deserves that love is one of the few absolute rewards of being a human being, balancing all of the pain, loss, awkwardness, loneliness, idiocy, compromise, and clumsiness that go with the human condition. To make love to the right person makes up for a lot of mistakes. Dan Simmons

Sex is natural, sex is good
Not everybody does it, but everybody should. George Michael

Sex is… perfectly natural. It’s something that’s pleasurable. It’s enjoyable and it enhances a relationship. So why don’t we learn as much as we can about it and become comfortable with ourselves as sexual human beings because we are all sexual? Sue Johanson

Civilized people cannot fully satisfy their sexual instinct without love. Bertrand Russell

It Is Not Sex But The Lover

We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it’s a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift. Marilyn Monroe

If one wanted to depict the whole thing graphically, every episode, with its climax, would require a three-dimensional, or, rather, no model: every experience is unrepeatable. What makes lovemaking and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space. Italo Calvino, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

Sex is always about emotions. Good sex is about free emotions; bad sex is about blocked emotions. Deepak Chopra

More sex. We must have more sex. Laurell K. Hamilton

All lovers are unique. Bad sex can be very thrilling for the heart. Duncan Fallowell

Sex pretty much cures everything. Chuck Palahniuk

Sex ought to be a wholly satisfying link between two affectionate people from which they emerge unanxious, rewarded, and ready for more. Alex Comfort

He’d noticed that sex bore some resemblance to cookery: it fascinated people, they sometimes bought books full of complicated recipes and interesting pictures, and sometimes when they were really hungry they created vast banquets in their imagination – but at the end of the day they’d settle quite happily for egg and chips. If it was well done and maybe had a slice of tomato. Terry Pratchett

A promiscuous person is a person who is getting more sex than you are. Victor Lownes

Sex Isn't Dignified

Sex is like money; only too much is enough. John Updike

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. Oscar Wilde

I’ll come and make love to you at five o’clock. If I’m late start without me. Tallulah Bankhead

There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats. Elton John

Sex is hardly ever just about sex. Shirley MacLaine

Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they’re not. Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex. Havelock Ellis

Anyone who is observant, who discovers the person they have always dreamed of, knows that sexual energy comes into play before sex even takes place. The greatest pleasure isn’t sex, but the passion with which it is practiced. When the passion is intense, then sex joins in to complete the dance, but it is never the principal aim. Paulo Coelho

While a person does not give up on sex, sex does not give up on the person. Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact. Marlene Dietrich

Vanity, revenge, loneliness, boredom, all apply: lust is one of the least of the reasons for promiscuity. Mignon McLaughlin

Sex Is Emotion

Sex is something I really don’t understand too hot. J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself. Johnny Carson

Sex is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other. Marquis de Sade

I don’t see why human people make such a heavy trip out of sex. It isn’t anything complex, it is simply the best thing in life, even better than food. Robert A. Heinlein

Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. Oscar Wilde

Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace. Roberto Bolaño

Sex was never as neat as the movies made it. Real sex was messy. Good sex was messier. Laurell K. Hamilton

Sex is the best high. It’s better than any drug. I want to die making love because it feels so good. Bai Ling

Some things are better than sex, and some are worse, but there’s nothing exactly like it. W. C. Fields

The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform. Alfred Kinsey

Sex is the consolation you have when you can’t have love. Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain. Audrey Hepburn

Were kisses all the joys in bed,
One woman would another wed. William Shakespeare

So she thoroughly taught him that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every gesture, every caress, every touch, every glance, every last bit of the body has its secret, which brings happiness to the person who knows how to wake it. She taught him that after a celebration of love the lovers should not part without admiring each other, without being conquered or having conquered, so that neither is bleak or glutted or has the bad feeling of being used or misused. Herman Hesse

Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets. Andy Warhol

Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill. Henry Louis Mencken

The first two facts which a healthy boy or girl feels about sex are these: first that it is beautiful and then that it is dangerous. G.K. Chesterton

I think it is funny that we were freer about sexuality in the 4th century B.C. It is a little disconcerting. Angelina Jolie

I write about sex because often it feels like the most important thing in the world. Jeanette Winterston

The source of sexual power is curiosity, passion. You are watching its little flame die of asphyxiation. Sex does not thrive on monotony. Without feeling, inventions, moods, no surprises in bed. Sex must be mixed with tears, laughter, words, promises, scenes, jealousy, envy, all of the spices of fear, foreign travel, new faces, novels, stories, dreams, fantasies, music, dancing, opium, wine. Anaïs Nin

Sometimes sex is beautiful. More often, it is fun; funny; dangerous; dull; lethal; exciting enough to wilt crabgrass, and, for far too many practitioners, a chore quite comparable to taking out the garbage. Phil Musick

Sex is great until you die, but it’s never as great as it was when you were a kid, when it was a mystery. David Duchovny

Every animal is sad after intercourse. Latin Proverb

In Rumpled Beds

Sometimes I get real lonely sleeping with you. Haruki Murakami

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

When it comes to being a good lover, a guy has to ask a girl what she wants and be willing to give it to her. Jenna Jameson

Sex pleasure in woman, as I have said, is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken. Simone de Beauvoir

Virginity can be lost by a thought. St. Jerome

When she raises her eyelids it’s as if she were taking off all her clothes. Colette

Love is blind, they say; sex is impervious to reason and mocks the power of all philosophers. But, in fact, a person’s sexual choice is the result and sum of their fundamental convictions. Tell me what a person finds sexually attractive and I will tell you their entire philosophy of life. Show me the person they sleep with and I will tell you their valuation of themselves. No matter what corruption they’re taught about the virtue of selflessness, sex is the most profoundly selfish of all acts, an act which they cannot perform for any motive but their own enjoyment – just try to think of performing it in a spirit of selfless charity! – an act which is not possible in self-abasement, only in self-exultation, only on the confidence of being desired and being worthy of desire. It is an act that forces them to stand naked in spirit, as well as in body, and accept their real ego as their standard of value. They will always be attracted to the person who reflects their deepest vision of themselves, the person whose surrender permits them to experience – or to fake – a sense of self-esteem… Love is our response to our highest values – and can be nothing else. Ayn Rand

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