Getting Into the Act: Sex Toys As a Movie Prop

Getting Into the Act: Sex Toys As a Movie Prop

Sex in films is nothing new. There are so many movies that feature anal sex, vaginal, and anything in between. But did you know that sex toys play a major role in these movies?

Sex Toys Are Your Supporting Actors

Sex toys are not new. The oldest dildo is over 30,000 years old, and it isn’t surprising that they are used all over the world. That is why we can see sex toys in films as well. 


Of course, our focus here is not on pornography, but on other genres that use them) sex toys as props. Needless to say, the most common toys in movies are dildos and vibrators, with the latter one probably winning the race. 


Sex toys are common in comedies where vibrators are used to make the scene funnier. You probably saw a few movies where one of the characters would have a vibrator turned on, making everyone feel uncomfortable. 

But vibrators are far from being the only sex toy on the big screen. We also have a few with sex swings, strap-ons, Fleshlights, anal beads, and so much more. And if we count accessories, there are also handcuffs, which are so common in movies people often forget they are a part of BDSM. 

Do People Consider Prosthetics a Sex Toy?

The first thing we need to discuss is what prosthetics are. In general, prosthetics are implants or artificial devices designed to replace a missing body part. The most common prosthetics are artificial limbs, but this is not where the story ends. You can also find prosthetic penises as well. 


So, in short, sex toys are designed to provide pleasure, while prosthetics are intended to replace or add a missing body part. But that doesn’t have to be the case in every single scenario. Prosthetics are rather popular among same-sex couples or trans couples, where a person doesn’t want to change their body permanently through surgery but still wants to have fun. 


For example, if we have an FTM person, they might want to buy a prosthetic penis to have fun with their lover. While a similar thing can be achieved using strap-ons, it isn’t always the best possible solution. 


When it comes to movies, prosthetics are quite popular. The majority of sex scenes you see in movies are fake. Actors aren’t really doing it. And even if you get a glimpse of a penis, it is usually a fake one. Now, getting a dildo would be an obvious mistake since the majority of toys aren’t realistic. 


Instead, actors wear prosthetics that are designed to look like the real thing. It is a common practice that allows the movie to show what it wants to show while allowing actors to avoid waving their genitals in front of so many people. 

Sex Toys Winning the Best Role

Including sex toys in movie scenes is essential, even if we are not talking about erotic films. Over the past couple of decades, sex toys have improved. The design is better, they look more realistic, and they are incredibly fun to use. If we are talking about movies, there aren’t many that show real sex. Or at least not in the way people think. 


For example, “Nymphomaniac” caused a stir in the movie scene because it was filled with nudity and sex. But the actors never had sex. The movie crew used a combination of CGI, prosthetics, and body doubles to create a movie you might have seen. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. 


When dildos became popular worldwide, it allowed directors to include them in sex scenes, and it was a game-changer. Just imagine, the actor has to unzip his pants, put a sex toy in it, and voila, you have nudity without nudity. It’s practical, and it gives more freedom. We already mentioned the presence of handcuffs, and the same can be said for other toys. 

Learning Sex Through Movies

The portrayal of sex toys in movies is interesting. It seems that movies are separated into three categories. We have ones where sex toys are used for a comedic element, those that use it as a tool of empowerment, and finally, movies that use sex toys in secrecy. The last category is for all the movies where the audience believes someone is having sex in front of cameras. 


One movie that recently showed a significant amount of sex toys was “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The movie was based on a book by E.L. James, and it tells a story about a sadomasochistic relationship. Or that’s what the blurb tells us. 

But whether the movie is a realistic representation of the BDSM community is not the point here. What is important is that the audience had a chance to see a couple of sex toys for the first time. Yes, everyone knows about dildos and handcuffs, but you can’t say the same for sex swings, nipple clamps, anal beads, and so on. 


And people loved it. The movie was a box-office success, and the popularity of sex toys skyrocketed. It seems that people liked the idea of being more open and kinky in the bedroom. 

Discovering Sex Genres

If all of this seems exciting to you and you desire to know more about movie sex, here are a couple of movies that offer just that. We already mentioned “Nymphomaniac” and the “Fifty Shades” trilogy, but these are far from being the only movies with sex. 


Other movies you can watch are “Last Tango in Paris,” “Boogie Nights,” “Eyes Wide Shut,” and “In the Realm of the Senses.” Just look for erotic thrillers, and you’ll be satisfied with the results. Furthermore, if you want anal intercourse, then “Brokeback Mountain” and “Kill Your Darlings” might be a perfect choice for you.