Before HBO and Netflix, you didn't have many options if you wanted to watch a no-holds-barred, graphic, sexy sex scene. But the age of streaming changed all that, and now not only can you watch literally any kind of sex scene you want, whenever you want, you can also catch some down-and-dirty sex on your favorite TV shows Friends would never! Sex is a normal, healthy, essential part of being a human in this world, and it's only right that some of the best TV shows out there reflect that. On that note, here are the most hot, graphic, and in some cases groundbreaking sex scenes we've seen on the small screen. If you're looking for scenes that venture more towards "romantic and passionate" territory, check out our roundup of those kind of sex scenes.
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Skip navigation! Story from Entertainment. Remember when TV couples slept in twin beds and everyone pretty much assumed that Little Ricky was the product of some immaculate conception? Remember when you could watch a show and not worry about a parent or nephew walking in on you? Now you don't even need cable to see your favorite TV characters doing the deed, though it certainly doesn't hurt. Viola Davis is pulling out her back.
The Hottest TV Sex Scenes
Television is full of strange tropes and signifiers that bear little resemblance to the real world, but few are both so odd and so unremarked-on as the way sex is depicted on screen. From the standards around which bits we get to see boobs and bottoms, yes; penises, no to the fact that a remarkable number of couples re-don their underwear immediately after their passionate interlude, things happen with telly sex that do not happen in real life. Credit: Stan. But is any TV convention more peculiar — and more counterproductive — than the sound effects we're obliged to endure when a couple kiss? Two shows generating a bit of water-cooler buzz at the moment centrally feature sex.
It was a scene that made many cringe, but it signaled a transformation in the television landscape. Some of this is a result of technological changes. New streaming services, not bound by industry rules and norms, are taking bigger risks, such as the Amazon show Transparent about a middle-aged father coming out as transgender.