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The Best Quotes About Sex

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A list of the best sex quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous sex quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic sex quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational sex quotes from that same writer.

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    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

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    Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go it's one of the best.

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

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    You have to accept the fact that part of the sizzle of sex comes from the danger of sex. You can be overpowered. Camille Paglia

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    Sex pleasure in woman 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

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    Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved. Peter Ustinov

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    Sexual love is undoubtedly one of the chief things in life, and the union of mental and bodily satisfaction in the enjoyment of love is one of its culminating peaks. Apart from a few queer fanatics, all the world knows this and conducts its life accordingly; science alone is too delicate to admit it. Sigmund Freud

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    Skill makes love unending. Ovid

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

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    For once you must try not to shirk the facts: mankind is kept alive by bestial acts. Bertolt Brecht

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    What holds the world together, as I have learned from bitter experience, is sexual intercourse. Henry Miller

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    Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity. Remy de Gourmont

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    There is nothing safe about sex. There never will be. Norman Mailer

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

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    The more developed sexual passion, in both sexes, is very largely an emotion of power, domination, or appropriation. There is no state of feeling that says mine, mine, more fiercely. Charles Cooley

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    We must reckon with the possibility that something in the nature of the sexual instinct itself is unfavorable to the realization of complete satisfaction. Sigmund Freud

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    The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love. James Baldwin

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    I have urged on woman independence of man, not that I do not think the sexes mutually needed by one another, but because in woman this fact has led to an excessive devotion, which has cooled love, degraded marriage and prevented it her sex from being what it should be to itself or the other. I wish woman to live, first for God's sake. Then she will not take what is not fit for her from a sense of weakness and poverty. Then if she finds what she needs in man embodied, she will know how to love and be worthy of being loved. Margaret Fuller

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    We do not go to bed in single pairs; even if we choose not to refer to them, we still drag there with us the cultural impedimenta of our social class, our parents lives, our bank balances, our sexual and emotional expectations, our whole biographies -- all the bits and pieces of our unique existences. Angela Carter

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    I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television. Gore Vidal

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    Embraces are cominglings from the head even to the feet, and not a pompous high priest entering by a secret place. William Blake

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    We should teach general ethics to both men and women, but sexual relationships themselves must not be policed. Sex, like the city streets, would be risk-free only in totalitarian regimes. Camille Paglia

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    Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood. Gloria Steinem

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    That our popular art forms have become so obsessed with sex has turned the U.S.A into a nation of hobbledehoys; as if grown people don't have more vital concerns, such as taxes, inflation, dirty politics, earning a living, getting an education, or keeping out of jail. Anita Loos

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    I believe that organic sex, body against body, skin area against skin area, is becoming no longer possible, simply because if anything is to have any meaning for us it must take place in terms of the values and experiences of the media landscape. What we're getting is a whole new order of sexual fantasies, involving a different order of experiences, like car crashes, like travelling in jet aircraft, the whole overlay of new technologies, architecture, interior design, communications, transport, merchandising. These things are beginning to reach into our lives and change the interior design of our sexual fantasies. We've got to recognize that what one sees through the window of the TV screen is as important as what one sees through a window on the street. J. G. Ballard

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    Whoever named it necking is a poor judge of anatomy. Groucho Marx

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    Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself. Gore Vidal

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    For those for whom the sex act has come to seem mechanical and merely the meeting and manipulation of body parts, there often remains a hunger which can be called metaphysical but which is not recognized as such, and which seeks satisfaction in physical danger, or sometimes in torture, suicide, or murder. Marshall McLuhan

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    “I see all sorts of things when I’m clearing my pipes.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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    Sex can be dismissed as hormonal or emotional and be genuinely regretted. Money is always a calculated decision.

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    "We know. We've seen it all before." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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    There comes a moment in the day when you have written your pages in the morning, attended to your correspondence in the afternoon, and have nothing further to do. Then comes that hour when you are bored; that's the time for sex. H. G. Wells

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    Much more than our other needs and endeavors, it is sexuality that puts us on an even footing with our kind: the more we practice it, the more we become like everyone else: it is in the performance of a reputedly bestial function that we prove our status as citizens: nothing is more public than the sexual act. Emil Cioran

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    No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office. Gloria Steinem

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    The misogyny that shapes every aspect of our civilization is the institutionalized form of male fear and hatred of what they have denied and therefore cannot know, cannot share: that wild country, the being of women. Ursula K. Le Guin

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    What more fiendish proof of cosmic irresponsibility than a Nature which, having invented sex as a way to mix genes, then permits to arise, amid all its perfumed and hypnotic inducements to mate, a tireless tribe of spirochetes and viruses that torture and kill us for following orders? John Updike

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    Inevitably we look upon society, so kind to you, so harsh to us, as an ill-fitting form that distorts the truth; deforms the mind; fetters the will. Virginia Woolf

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    Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society. Malcolm Muggeridge

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    After mature deliberation of counsel, the good Queen to establish a rule and immutable example unto all posterity, for the moderation and required modesty in a lawful marriage, ordained the number of six times a day as a lawful, necessary and competent limit. Michel de Montaigne

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    Intercourse with a woman is sometimes a satisfactory substitute for masturbation. But it takes a lot of imagination to make it work. Karl Kraus

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    The law of God, as quite plainly expressed in woman's construction, is this: There shall be no limit put upon your intercourse with the other sex sexually, at any time of life. During twenty-three days in every month (in the absence of pregnancy) from the time a woman is seven years old till she dies of old age, she is ready for action, and competent. As competent as the candlestick is to receive the candle. Competent every day, competent every night. Also, she wants that candle -- yearns for it, longs for it, hankers after it, as commanded by the law of God in her heart. Mark Twain

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    In particular I may mention Sophocles the poet, who was once asked in my presence, How do you feel about love, Sophocles? are you still capable of it? to which he replied, Hush! if you please: to my great delight I have escaped from it, and feel as if I had escaped from a frantic and savage master. I thought then, as I do now, that he spoke wisely. For unquestionably old age brings us profound repose and freedom from this and other passions. Plato

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    No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it. Andrea Dworkin

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    Much of the ill-tempered railing against women that has characterized the popular writing of the last two years is a half-hearted attempt to find a way back to a more balanced relationship between our biological selves and the world we have built. So women are scolded both for being mothers and for not being mothers, for wanting to eat their cake and have it too, and for not wanting to eat their cake and have it too. Margaret Mead

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    I can live without it all -- love with its blood pump, sex with its messy hungers, men with their peacock strutting, their silly sexual baggage, their wet tongues in my ear. Erica Jong

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    Sex is the last refuge of the miserable. Quentin Crisp

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    I am sure no other civilization, not even the Romans, has showed such a vast proportion of ignominious and degraded nudity, and ugly, squalid dirty sex. Because no other civilization has driven sex into the underworld, and nudity to the W.C. D. H. Lawrence

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    Sexism is the foundation on which all tyranny is built. Every social form of hierarchy and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination. Andrea Dworkin

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