Here's Why Charlie Hunnam Really Hates Sex Scenes

While we personally love watching Charlie Hunnam in sex scenes, it appears the actor has a major problem with them--and it's not just the usual "shooting sex scenes is awkward" that we hear from many actors.

It turns out that beyond the fact that his sex scenes bother his girlfriend Morgan McNelis, Hunnam is actually super worried about germs. 

He tells Elle (via Entertainment Weekly):

“I’m also a germophobe.”

He explains, “I’ve been profoundly germophobic since I was a young child. I don’t want to kiss anyone but my girlfriend for my whole life.”

The origin of his phobia goes back to grade school. “When I was maybe eight or nine, there was a parasite from dogs in the north of England that, if you ingested it, could turn you blind,” he says.

“We had a thing in schools to educate the kids about the importance of hygiene, specifically around dogs, because we had a few kids who went blind,” Hunnam continues. “That horrified me. The point is, everyone thinks it’s great to be an actor and get to kiss a bunch of beautiful actresses in films, but I actually hate it.”

The sacrifices one must make for their craft. Good thing you dodged that Fifty Shades of Grey bullet, Charlie!