30 Best Quotes About Sex

EcoSalon’s favorite quotes celebrating sex and sexuality.

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

It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover. -Marge Piercy

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

For women the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time. -Isabel Allende

There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible. -P. J. O’Rourke

I wouldn’t recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they’ve always worked for me. -Hunter S. Thompson

Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble. -John Barrymore

Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke? -Rita Rudner

Instruction in sex is as important as instruction in food; yet not only are our adolescents not taught the physiology of sex, but never warned that the strongest sexual attraction may exist between persons so incompatible in tastes and capacities that they could not endure living together for a week much less a lifetime. -George Bernard Shaw

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go it’s pretty damn good. -Woody Allen

Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature. -Marilyn Monroe

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

I remember the first time I had sex – I kept the receipt. -Groucho Marx

My reaction to porn films is as follows: After the first ten minutes, I want to go home and screw. After the first 20 minutes, I never want to screw again as long as I live. -Erica Jong

When a man talks dirty to a woman, it’s sexual harassment. When a woman talks dirty to a man, it’s $3.95 a minute. -Author Unknown

I haven’t trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I’ve never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex. -Erma Bombeck

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don’t believe the kids should be given homework. -Bill Cosby

Conservatives say teaching sex education in the public schools will promote promiscuity. With our education system? If we promote promiscuity the same way we promote math or science, they’ve got nothing to worry about. -Beverly Mickins

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t! -George Bernard Shaw

To hear many religious people talk, one would think God created the torso, head, legs and arms, but the devil slapped on the genitals. -Don Schrader

Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions. -Woody Allen

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

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

A student undergoing a word-association test was asked why a snowstorm put him in mind of sex. He replied frankly: “because everything does.” -Honor Tracy

An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more interesting than sex. -Aldous Huxley

Anybody who believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach flunked geography. -Robert Byrne

Sex is emotion in motion. -Mae West

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

Literature – creative literature – unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable. -Gertrude Stein

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


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Jessica Marati

Jessica Marati currently resides in New York City and covers travel and sustainability for EcoSalon. Catch her weekly column, Behind the Label.