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.
7 outrageous, X-rated British reality shows that shocked us all
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The show might have been a bit saucy — including full-frontal nudity and we quote "a Queen with a penchant for dwarves" — but was hardly the first show on British TV to flash a bit of skin. In fact, a few home-grown programmes over the years have got attention for being too rude to watch on the bus:. Queer As Folk is an absolutely brilliant, must-see series, but it's also very, very naughty. Groundbreaking in its representation of gay sex, the series was eye-opening in more ways than one and probably enlightened several of its fans, too. The very graphic scenes including Aidan Gillen's character Stuart teaching Charlie Hunnam's Nathan certain bedroom-based techniques won complaints from viewers Well, Tipping the Velvet caused quite the stir when it was first broadcast in and still sticks in our minds as one of the most controversial shows ever to grace the airwaves.
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For a nation with such a prudish reputation, some of the shows that have made it on to British TV are pretty shocking. What's even more surprising is that some of these programmes are so popular among us "reserved" Brits that they get commissioned for a second and third series. From naked dating to celebrity orgies, it looks like there are no limits when it comes to what's now acceptable on the small screen. Perhaps the nation isn't as reserved as we'd like to think? Judge for yourself after checking out our list of the most X-rated homegrown shows to have ever graced our screens.
There was a time in film and TV when nudity and sexual content was non-existent. There were even times when a married couple would be depicted as sleeping in separate beds. A lot has changed since the beginning of TV.