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The Best Documentaries About Sex

Updated January 16, 2020 3.4k votes 1.9k voters 163.5k views50 items

There are a number of documentaries out there that detail the different aspects of sex, including the science behind it, the laws of sexual attraction, sexual chemistry explained, the human anatomy, child sex trafficking and the impact of pornography on society. No matter what aspect of sex you're interested in, there are lots of good documentaries, looking at a variety of subsets of the topic. What are the best documentaries about sex and greatest documentaries on sexuality? This list, ranked by film lovers, has the best that the film world has to offer.

The documentaries on this list cover any aspect imaginable when it comes to the topic of sex: physical, emotional, cultural, and scientific approaches. Many of these documentary films can be very informational, providing a historical approach and even a scientific one.

This list ranks the best documentary films discussing sex, including Sex for Sale: Prostitution, American Call-Girl, The Cuba Prostitution, Red Light Blues, The Virgin Daughters, The World’s Worst Place To Be Gay, Sex Change Hospital, The Female Orgasm Explained, and Virgin School. If you’ve seen any of the documentaries below, express your opinions and vote up your favorites! Or, if your favorite is missing, feel free to add it for a comprehensive list.
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  • Diary of a Porn Virgin1
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    Diary of a Porn Virgin

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  • The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships2
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    The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships

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  • Porndemic3
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    Porndemic

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  • Secrets of the Sexes - BBC4
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    Secrets of the Sexes - BBC

    Brainsex---Men and women are just the same. Just as caring, just as promiscuous, just as good at a three point turn. Aren't they? Attraction---Can science predict sexual attraction? Love---
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  • The Human Sexes5
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    The Human Sexes

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  • Sex for Sale: Prostitution6
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    Sex for Sale: Prostitution

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  • Taboo: Mating7
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    Taboo: Mating

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  • Teens Hooked On Porn8
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    Teens Hooked On Porn

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  • The Perfect Vagina9
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    The Perfect Vagina

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  • Zoo10
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    Zoo

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  • The American Experience: Kinsey11
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    The American Experience: Kinsey

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  • Inside Bountiful: Polygamy Investigation12
    26
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    Inside Bountiful: Polygamy Investigation

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  • Dr. Money and the Boy With No Penis13
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    Dr. Money and the Boy With No Penis

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  • Cutting Edge: the Child Sex Trade14
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    Cutting Edge: the Child Sex Trade

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  • Sex Sense: Love Chemicals15
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    Sex Sense: Love Chemicals

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  • Red Light Blues16
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    Red Light Blues

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  • My Small Breasts and I17
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    My Small Breasts and I

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  • American Call-Girl18
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    American Call-Girl

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  • My Car Is My Lover19
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    My Car Is My Lover

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  • What's Sexy?20
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    What's Sexy?

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  • Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy21
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  • Me, My Sex and I22
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    Me, My Sex and I

    Arlene Baratz, Katie Baratz

    Released2011

    Directed byGiles Harrison

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  • The Celluloid Closet23
    The Celluloid Closet is a 1995 American documentary film directed and written by Rob Epstein... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Don't Know

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  • Busting Out25
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    Busting Out

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