These Documentaries on Netflix Explore the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Parts of Sex

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Netflix’s most popular documentary right now may be Tiger King, but the streaming site is full of illuminating docs on a wide variety of subjects, including sex. If you’ve ever wondered what life is truly like for porn stars or how the sex trade affects women across the world, Netflix has a number of documentaries that address these subjects. These docs aren’t designed to be titillating: they’re an honest look at the culture of sex and the business surrounding it. Some of these films aren’t easy to watch, but the stories they tell are fascinating, raw, and, above all, honest.

Additional reporting by Lauren Harano

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