10 Things Dirty Dancing Taught Us About Love and Sex

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R.I.P. Patrick Swayze, star of Dirty Dancing. Thank you for giving us the gift of dance and romance that only teenagers with a very high tolerance for cheese and a low level of taste can appreciate (and quote from endlessly). We’ll never forget you. And we’ll never be put in a corner.

  1. You don’t need a perfect face to land a cute guy.
  2. Reproductive rights are really important.
  3. Being called “Baby” is not necessarily derogative.
  4. If you’re trying to impress someone, do not talk about heavy lifting or fruit.
  5. Men can be used for sex, too.
  6. God wouldn’t have given us maracas if He didn’t want us to shake ’em.
  7. Stay away from douches who subscribe to Ayn Rand’s philosophy.
  8. It’s important to defend the boundaries of your personal space.
  9. Don’t say cheesy things like “And most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you” if you can’t do it with convincing conviction.
  10. When it comes to relationships, do the lift.

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6 years 26 days ago


Dno Why i just wrote it….ma best m8 is ere nd so is ma boyfriend!!!!!!

eyyee Loveeeeeee Rob!! (L)

6 years 26 days ago

mmmmmmmmmmmmm sex

6 years 1 month ago

Funny I found this as I just watched the movie last night – my mum requested it for her birthday :)

It was a good thing to watch with them as my parents aren’t really sure about my current boyfriend, though they know I’m old enough to make fairly good choices. So it was nice that the movie gets you on the side of the young lovers rather than the disapproving family. And my boyfriend is a fair bit more worthwhile – and parent-friendly – than some pretty dance instructor!

But I must take issue with your no. 1 point. I think Jennifer Grey is absolutely stunning in that movie. And I don’t mean in an ‘interesting’ way. Just a flat-out perfect face. But hey, nearly all movies use unbelievably beautiful people in their cast. …. Thank goodness love makes the rest of us beautiful to someone too!

p.s. your site is really great

6 years 1 month ago

Dirty dance is a classic in my heart. It leads me the romantic world between a man and a woman, although, the life of reality is tough.

6 years 2 months ago

Actually, #5 was kind of big for me. There are so few movies out there that show men being objectified and used for sex, and that kind of broke the paradigm in a huge way.