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17 Wild Sexual Awakenings From TV And Movies You'll Only Understand If You're Not 100% Straight

When you suddenly realize you're attracted to Keira Knightley AND Orlando Bloom in Pirates of the Caribbean...

1. In Casper, when Casper came to life in the form of Devon Sawa, and I slowly realized that something else was coming to life inside of me, and it wasn't just because of Christina Ricci.

Casper and Kat dancing in the mansion
Universal Pictures

And don't even get me started on Devon in Little Giants.

2. In Saved by the Bell, when Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez danced to "Barbara Ann" in those short-shorts, and I suddenly thought, "Kelly Kapowski who???"

Mario Lopez and Mark-Paul Gosselaar dancing and doing splits
NBC

When Mario Lopez did that split...hello.

3. In Titanic, when Jack put that c*garette between his lips after saving Rose, and I suddenly wanted him to draw me like one of his French girls.

Jack putting a cigarette in his mouth
20th Century Fox

Like??????? Just look at him!

4. In Boy Meets World, when Shawn and Angela made out on that red couch, and I couldn't decide which one of them I wanted to kiss more.

Shawn and Angela kissing on the couch
ABC

They really deserved to end up together, tbh. (And with me.)

5. In The Sandlot, when I simultaneously thought about getting CPR from the hot lifeguard AND from Benny because, well, you know.

The lifeguard and Benny in "The Sandlot"
20th Century Fox

So many sexual awakenings in just one movie. Iconic.

6. In Family Matters, when Steve Urkel turned into Stefan Urquelle, and I started to feel the same way about him as I did Laura Winslow.

Stefan talking to Laura at her party in the living room
ABC

Laura Winslow had the brains, the looks, AND the personality. An iconic triple threat, tbh.

7. In George of the Jungle, when Leslie Mann covered up Brendan Fraser's body with a book and a bowl, and I actually got a little jealous of two inanimate objects.

Leslie Mann covering up Brendan Fraser's body
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

We deserve the R-rated cut of George of the Jungle.

8. In Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, when Amy Jo Johnson was my very first crush, but then the guy who played Tommy came on screen, and I literally had to do a double take.

Kimberly and Tommy in the original "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers"
Saban

Honorable mention goes to Zach Taylor, the original Black Ranger, and his dance moves.

9. In The Princess Diaries, when Mandy Moore and Erik von Detten played with that piece of gum, and I full-on turned into a fantasizing Mia Thermopolis.

Erik von Detten and Mandy Moore kissing with a piece of gum
Walt Disney Pictures

And Erik von Detten in Brink! And Erik von Detten in Leave It to Beaver. And Erik von Detten in Odd Man Out. And Erik von Detten in So Weird. Basically, like, just Erik von Detten.

10. In Step by Step, when Andrew Keegan guest-starred as Christine Lakin's (Al) boyfriend for two episodes, and I got butterflies in my stomach from both of them.

Both actors on set, outside, in a winter clothes
ABC

Also, don't even get me started on when Cody walked into any scene and the audience would erupt in screams and applause, just like the roaring beat of my heart.

11. In One on One, when Robert Ri'chard had that blonde hair...and that shirt...and also no shirt...and those lips...and, wow, I need a minute.

Robert Ri'chard and Kyla Pratt in "One on One"
UPN

Robert Ri'chard can still get it today, no surprise.

12. In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, when both Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom made me wish I could be a pirate in search of some booty.

Orlando and Keira in the first "Pirates" movie
Walt Disney Pictures

They're both just so pretty???

13. In Home Improvement, literally any time Jonathan Taylor Thomas did anything, immediately making me jealous of his onscreen girlfriend.

Randy in the kitchen in a green sweater
ABC

The fact that I wanted one of those sweaters simply because Jonathan Taylor Thomas wore them in Home Improvement...absolutely toxic!

14. In Hocus Pocus, when Max thought about Allison's yabbos, and so did I, but I also thought about Max thinking about Allison's yabbos, and, wow, now we're in an infinite loop.

Max in bed hugging a pillow
Walt Disney Productions

Don't worry — human-form Thackery Binx was on my radar as well.

15. In both Xena: Warrior Princess and Young Hercules, when I simultaneously wanted to play-fight both Lucy Lawless and Ryan Gosling for, um, scientific purposes.

Lucy Lawless as Xena and Ryan Gosling as a young Hercules
MCA TV / Fox Kids Network

I'd let both of them beat me up.

16. In The Santa Clause, when Bernard, Santa's chief elf, made me raise my eyebrows, and I questioned whether or not my sinful thoughts would put me on the naughty list.

Bernard the elf in Scott's house
Walt Disney Pictures

I have no real explanation for this one! I'm sorry!

17. And, of course, literally any time Simba and Nala appeared in The Lion King.

Simb and Nala as cubs and then adult lions
Disney

Enough said.

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