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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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The whole movie involves graphic and almost constant sexual dialogue, as well as sex scenes and graphic male nudity. Sexual intercourses and problems are often and graphically talked about. Books, articles, documents, and demographics about the sexual lives and preferences of people are frequently worked on. Both heterosexual and homosexual contents are depicted and discussed. Many married people cheat on their spouses. Masturbation, ejaculation, orgasms, oral sex, rape, sadomasochistic practices, beastiality, incest, and pedophilia are all mentioned. However, none of the sexual content in the film is meant to be erotic or titillating.

A husband and his wife make love twice. Firstly we see them in bed (they are both clothed and completely covered by the sheets). They are both still virgins; he penetrates her (we see some thrusting), but the woman stops him because she is in too much pain. In another scene, they are partially unclothed while having sex, the man is behind the woman; no nudity is shown except the man's bare chest. We hear them moaning but the scene is very brief.

In one scene, a doctor asks the married couple to indicate him how long is the husband's erect penis, by using an about 20 cm-long measuring rod as example; when the wife indicates that it is longer than the rod, the doctor remarks that "it's a miracle she didn't faint" (referring to that being her first time).

A man undresses in front of another man, then goes to have a shower (offscreen); afterwards he is seen fully naked again as he puts on his pajama trousers. Both scenes involve clear full frontal and rear nudity.

A shirtless man speaks provocatively to a clothed man, and asks him if he'd like to try a homosexual experience. They kiss passionately, and later on it is verbally implied that they had sex (the act is not shown).

A man asks another man's wife (with the husband present) if she'd like to have sex with him, and she agrees. They are briefly seen on a bed kissing (the man is fully naked and his butt is visible), but sex is not pictured.

Two men are seen shirtless while and after gardening.

A fully clothed man masturbates in front of two men and climaxes (nothing is seen).

A bare-chested teenage boy masturbates and moans (we only see his hand moving underneath the blanket).

Photos of a vagina and an erect penis entering a vagina are shown (very graphic).

Pornographic drawings and photos are shown.

Black and white glimpses of various people having sex are seen. Most of them are married with other people. Bare breasts, chests and backs are shown. A man licks a woman's nipple. A woman kisses a man's chest.

A short, black and white film depicting an old woman having sex with a man is shown and discussed. Her bare breasts are seen.

During the end credits, black and white clips of courting and mating animals are shown.

A man and a woman kiss.

A man and a woman kiss while celebrating their marriage.

A married man flirts with a married woman and kisses her on the neck. It is said and shown that they have sex.

A man says that his first homosexual experience was with his own father at the age of 11 years old. He reports having had sex with half the members of his extended family. He claims to having had sex with thousands of men and women (9500 in total), and hundreds of pre-adoloscent girls (200+) and boys (600+), as well as with 22 different animal species. When he begins to describe what a little boy's orgasm is like, the interviewers interrupt his account.

A young man says he once tied his balls with a rope and jerked off.

A old man speaks about how he was a chronic masturbator when he was 10 years old, and had to wear a very tight belt to prevent him to come into contact with his genitails.

A man jokingly calls his wife a "penis-biter".

A man makes a remark about his "third leg" wanting to work (meaning he wants to have sex).

A young man confesses to a male friend that he is worried by his frequent nocturnal ejaculations.

A gay young man speaks about when his father found him having sex with his lover.

A woman talks about having had an affair with another woman and about how Kinsey's studies helped her put her experience into perspective.

A man mentions that his wife admitted to be attracted to other men.

A man wearing a robe says to have stung his penis' foreskin, and we see blood dripping on the floor.

We see a scuffle between two men, but it is broken up before any damage is done.

A gay young man speaks about how a group of guys marked him and his lover for being homosexual, then raped them repeatedly and beated them. He shows the scars on his chest. He says he had two broken ribs and his clavicle was broken as well; his lover died from the beatings.

A character gets sick.

A man speaks about a girl who has been hit by her father when she started to menstruate.

Many graphic sexual terms (most used correctly and scientifically, some used as obscenities), and overall crude language throughout.

3 F-words.

"Shit", "Faggot", "Whore", and "Jesus" are also heard.

Religious people and those who are against homosexuality are recommended to not see the movie due to its delicate subject unless they want to be more open-minded.

Social drinking is shown.

Smoking is often pictured.

Kinsey's father is berating a store clerk for selling tobacco to a minor, but in a later scene, is shown smoking a cigar.

A character is said to have a dependence on barbiturates, and has gotten sick because of it.

The main character had a hard life in his childhood and teens because of his repressive, bigoted, moralistic father.

A character gets sick.

Some arguments.

Some of the stories mentioned are intense and dramatic.

Rated R for pervasive sexual content, including some graphic images, language and descriptions, as well as graphic nudity. Only for ages 17 and up.


MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive sexual content, including some graphic images and descriptions
Certification:
Argentina:13 / Australia:MA15+ / Brazil:16 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) / Canada:18A (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:14A (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Québec) / Chile:14 / Finland:K-15 / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:14 / Iceland:12 (video rating) / Ireland:16 / Japan:R-15 / Malaysia:(Banned) / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:11 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R21 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Zurich) / UK:15 / USA:TV-MA (TV rating) / USA:R (certificate #40544)

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