Five 80's Movie Scenes That Spurred Our Sexual Awakenings

Many of us at Hair Balls grew up in the 1980's. It was a formative time for us when we learned about love and life and how to drink from a funnel while standing on our heads, an innocent time. Several of us were having drinks (sitting up this time) last week and got to talking about we first discovered our own sexuality while watching movies of that era.

We don't mean 9 1/2 Weeks or some Traci Lords porn. We are talking about moments that, as one in our group put it, "Caused a stirring in my loins." That folksy colloquialism not withstanding, it got us to thinking just what were the movies that started our engines when we were barely old enough to even know what that meant.

When you are sick of holiday movies and staring at your Netflix queue to see what you can use to entertain your out of town guests this weekend, we recommend a little trip down memory lane. Check out one of the five 80's movie scenes that spurred our sexual awakenings.

5. Return of the Jedi

Three words: Slave girl Leia.

4. Top Gun

One of our friends brought this one up and the straight males among us began to shudder while the rest discussed oiled up dudes playing volleyball...with the boys. "These guys are animals." You said it, Goose.

3. Flashdance

Look at the guy's face when Jennifer Beals takes off her bra while still wearing her sweatshirt. That is the look of every guy who ever watched this movie as we all think to ourselves, "How do they do that?" We still don't know.

2. Dirty Dancing

One of the ladies on our informal panel nearly shouted out this scene as her selection and it is widely accepted that when Patrick Swayze helps Jennifer Grey out of her shirt, there were a lot of other young women wishing he'd give them dancing lessons. Sorry, embed was disabled, but click the link to see Johnny put Baby in a corner...so to speak.


1. Fast Times at Ridgemont High

To this day, the song "Moving in Stereo" is boner-inducing thanks to Phoebe Cates and her red bikini. Not only did Cates become an instant masturbatory fantasy for guys young and old, but there was a collective nod of solidarity by men everywhere when Judge Reinhold was interrupted mid-jerk and yelled, "Doesn't anybody fucking knock anymore?" Don't be disappointed when you don't get the full frontal from the video below. This is YouTube after all.

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