07/30/2014 09:26 am ET Updated Jul 30, 2014

50 Pop Culture Icons Who Revolutionized The Way We Think About Sex

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You always see the round-ups of the Sexiest People, the Hottest Stars, the Most Beautiful So-and-sos, but those can get a little repetitive. Rarely do you get a glimpse of the people who really had an impact on the bedroom — people who have changed the entire concept of sexuality through their work. Here’s a list of the 50 greatest icons who have influenced the way we think of sex. These are earth-shaking, paradigm-shifting cultural arbiters, who have reinvented, innovated, and subverted everything we’ve known about sex and gender in the last century.

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