To paraphrase The Usual Suspects, the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was giving most people a sex drive and then socializing us all to believe it’s shameful to feel horny.
By Emily Gaudette from Inverse
If you’re interested in sexuality beyond the realm of erotica, and want to explore the topic of non-monogamy or sex in different subcultures, Netflix hosts a robust collection of documentaries on taboo desires and how people around the world seek to fulfill them. The best of Netflix’s sex documentaries explore topics far apart in the range of what’s socially acceptable, from swingers’ parties to arranged marriages, and from virginity to life on the sexual predator registry.
The goal here is to make you feel a little uncomfortable at first, and then entertained, and finally more closely connected to your fellow man.
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Real Life Wife Swap
This British docu-series begins with sexy sounding music and a shot of a sidewalk crowded with cars. One of the women involved with the swingers lifestyle the documentary purports to explore says, “There will be threesomes, twosomes, whatever people want to do.” Though the first episode begins with a bang, Real Life Wife Swap eventually moves past sensationalizing its subject and focusing instead on the humanity of swingers and the ethically non-monogamous.
Overall, this is a really fun look at a swinging community in suburban Britain, in which most of the happy participants look like your grandparents or someone who might offer you tea on a rainy afternoon. In fact, in many cases, these swingers might actually be all of those things at once.