The second sexuality-related point the movie makes is that one can learn more about any aspect of a person through casual sex than through years of dates. Love & Other Drugs reveals that even after casual sex, one still has to be very careful about trusting their partner. It is also important to recognize when you are in love and when you are just using someone. In the latter case, you are only two friends who have sex. In the former, you are two people who have officially fallen in love and are building a life together. If you are in love, it will have a positive effect on you, regardless of the sex that you have.
The most impressive thing about Love & Other Drugs is that it shows that sex can be beautiful or ugly. It is shocking to see two people use an automobile, a machine a specifically designed to harm one another, to do what you or I would do in the privacy our own home. This is not the first time that the scariest parts of sexuality are either screened off or minimized. Various other films, such as American Pie and American Beauty, have showcased sex in all of its varying forms. Until now, these films have shown sex as an end in itself. They are the types of stories that focus on the meaningless and pointless nature of sex, which are there to make you sigh and say, "Oh well, here we go again. I just wanted to do that." In Love & Other Drugs, sex is shown as something that is meant to bring people closer, not just to self-gratification. Sex is beautiful when seen as something in which two people can bond. This is a step forward from the prevalent attitude of "Have sex while you watch XXX-rated movies. Hopefully, you'll learn some things." d2c66b5586