Maybe the reason filmmakers get so much comic mileage out of sexual embarrassment is that that's not how Hollywood usually depicts sex. Usually, movie sex is between two people with perfect bodies, glossily lit, who share a discreet and private moment and find equal and simultaneous rapture together. So when we get a movie like this week's "Sex Tape," one that presents the act in a harsher, more humiliating light, we're shocked and amused into cringing laughter.

"Sex Tape," in which a couple's raunchy home movie gets leaked to numerous friends and relatives, marks a reunion for "Bad Teacher" stars Jason Segel (who notoriously bared all for the sake of comedy in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall") and Cameron Diaz. Indeed, on a list of embarrassing sex scenes, Diaz's name comes up a lot, ever since "There's Something About Mary" made her the patron saint of bodily fluids, and so does that of Segel's mentor, Judd Apatow, who ushered in a new era of embarrassing yet sweet and mushy sex scenes with "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." If there's any saving grace to appearing on this list, it's the knowledge that you're in good company, as the following history shows.

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Sex Tape
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