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The 27 Most Important Sex Scenes From 'Game Of Thrones'

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The final season of Game of Thrones has already started airing, and if the hit show is known for one thing other than consistently killing off your favorite characters, it's the crazy amount of nudity and sex. And while these scenes can involve some hard-to-watch incest (ahem, Jaime and Cersei) or extremely cringey rape scenes (like Ramsay and Sansa), there are also plenty of hot, steamy scenes to provide some sweet relief from the brutal world that is the game of thrones (thank you, Jon and Ygritte).

Here are the 27 hottest to downright uncomfy scenes the show has given us over the past eight seasons. 

1. Daenerys And Khal Drogo's Wedding Night (Season 1, Episode 1)

The first episode of the series set the tone for unsettling sex scenes with Khal Drogo raping Dany on their wedding night. During the scene, our soon-to-be badass Khaleesi is terrified, crying, and trying to cover herself up while Drogo has his way with her. Thankfully, Dany has a history of not letting her less-than-ideal life circumstances hold her back.

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2. Jaime And Cersei At Winterfell (Season 1, Episode 1)

Speaking of unsettling sex scenes, GoT wastes no time jumping right into the deep end of the gross pool with the Jaime/Cersei relationship when Bran Stark finds them going at it inside a tower at Winterfell at the end of episode one. This is the first time we learn the twins are much closer than any siblings should be, and it's the first clue that Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen are Jaime's kids, not King Robert's.

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3. Tyrion And Ros (Season 1, Episode 1)

When Tyrion arrives in Winterfell, he not-so-surprisingly makes his first stop at the local brothel, where he hires Ros for her services. Their time together is quickly interrupted by Jaime, who wants to make sure his brother is going to be at dinner. Unsurprisingly, Tyrion has a different kind of feast planned.

4. Dany And Drogo, Again (Season 1, Episode 2)

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The second time we see Drogo and Dany having sex, things are still looking pretty terrible. Drogo is forcefully having sex with Dany while she stares off, looking intently at her three dragon eggs. It seems like the Khal and Khaleesi aren't ever going to have any sort of actual romantic relationship, until…

5. Dany And Drogo, A Third Time (Season 1, Episode 2)

After her straight-up terrifying experiences with Drogo, Dany decides to take back some control and gets her handmaid Doreah to teach her the art of seduction. She puts her new moves into action and gets the Khal to have sex with her face-to-face. While it's still hard at this point to totally forget that their relationship started with rape, this marks the beginning of their eventual love for each other.

6. Viserys And Doreah (Season 1, Episode 4)

They say those who can't do, teach, but it looks like Doreah is capable of both. She and Dany's creep of a brother Viserys get it on in a steamy bathtub while he gives her a history lesson about dragons in Westeros.

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7. Theon And Ros (Season 1, Episode 5)

Before Theon became the trembling, brainwashed Reek, he was known for his many, many sexual conquests. He was a frequent customer of Ros and sneaked her into the castle for one last tryst before she left to go south to King's Landing. While their relationship seems a little odd, Theon seems genuinely sad when he later says he's going to miss her.

8. Littlefinger, Ros, And Another Prostitute (Season 1, Episode 7)

In the brothel at King's Landing, Littlefinger, aka Lord Baelish, is doing what he knows best: being a total creep. He has Ros and another prostitute practice having sex in front of him and critiques their moves, sounds included, wanting them to make everything more believable. When the ladies ask him to join them, he mysteriously says he's saving himself for someone with "impeccable bloodlines."

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9. Theon And The Ship Captain's Daughter (Season 2, Episode 2)

Theon continues his sexual escapades while sailing home to the Iron Islands. Even on a boat, this guy can find someone to have sex with. He captures the attention of the ship captain's daughter, who begs him to take her away with him. In true playboy fashion, he declines but still manages to keep the below-deck hookup going.

10. Stannis And Melisandre (Season 2, Episode 2)

At Dragonstone, Melisandre makes her move on Stannis, who protests for all of half a second. All it takes is Melisandre telling him his wife is too weak and disgusting, and they swiftly get it on on top of the Painted Table. Knowing now that Melisandre eventually gives birth to a weird AF shadow baby, this scene becomes even more suspect.

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11. Joffrey, Ros, And Daisy (Season 2, Episode 4)

Tyrion hires Ros and fellow prostitute Daisy as a Name Day present for sadistic Joffrey. While Joffrey seems less than interested in joining in, he has the two women touch each other before unsurprisingly making things turn violent by getting Ros to hit Daisy with his belt until she screams. During the scene, Joffrey points his crossbow at Ros—a foreshadowing of when he eventually shoots her in the next season.

12. Robb And Talisa (Season 2, Episode 8)

The sexual tension between Robb and Talisa was so thick you could cut it with a sword, making their hookup all the more steamy. Sadly for the both of them, it was also the beginning of the end. Robb broke off his engagement to Walder Frey's daughter, which ultimately lead to the infamous Red Wedding. Good thing they enjoyed themselves while they could.

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13. Jon And Ygritte (Season 3, Episode 5)

Jon and Ygritte's scene was probably one of the few sexual encounters in the series that fans were actively rooting for. The highly anticipated hookup has all the makings of a great sex scene: forbidden love, a secluded cave, lots of furs, and conveniently placed hot springs. Of course, Ygritte starts to let out her classic "You know nothing, Jon Snow," until she realizes that he does, in fact, know what he's doing.

14. Loras And Olyvar (Season 3, Episode 5)

Despite the fact that Loras is betrothed to Sansa, we soon learn that he jousts for the other team. He has a hot hookup with Olyvar inside the castle and questions Olyvar on how he could tell he was gay. The two continue to have a relationship for a few more seasons until Olyvar turns on his lover and gives incriminating testimony to the High Priest, which allows him to imprison Loras.

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15. Theon, Myranda, And Violet (Season 3, Episode 7)

While Theon is being held hostage by Ramsay, Myranda and Violet take a trip to the torture chamber to try to seduce their "well-endowed" prisoner. Theon seems hesitant at first, but once a naked Myranda is straddling him, he gets into it—that is until Ramsay shows up and puts a permanent end to the party.

16. Gendry And Melisandre (Season 3, Episode 8)

Sometimes you think you're hooking up with a hot older woman, but then sometimes they end up pinning you down, tying you up, and sucking out your magical king's blood with leeches. Gendry learned that the hard way.

17. Jaime And Cersei... And Joffrey? (Season 4, Episode 3)

Just when you thought it wasn't possible to make the Jaime/Cersei relationship even more nauseating, GoT found a way. Jaime essentially rapes Cersei right beside their dead son's casket. Cersei tries to push him off, saying, "It isn't right," but Jaime just fires back with "I don't care" and continues on his way.

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18. Oberyn, Ellaria, Olyvar, And Two Unnamed Prostitutes (Season 4, Episode 3)

At the King's Landing brothel, Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand are enjoying themselves in an orgy with Olyvar and two female prostitutes. The fun comes to an end when they're interrupted by one of the least sexy men on the show, Tywin Lannister.

19. Ramsay And Myranda (Season 4, Episode 6)

It's no surprise that king of the freaks Ramsay has an equally effed-up girlfriend. People who bond over watching other girls get mauled to death by dogs usually aren't having a low-key sex life, and that seems to be the case here with their violent sex.

20. Ramsay And Myranda, Again (Season 5, Episode 5)

Myranda is getting jelly of the time Ramsay is spending with his imprisoned bride-to-be Sansa, but that doesn't stop them from having some upright sex standing by the window in Ramsay's room at Winterfell.

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21. Sam And Gilly (Season 5, Episode 7)

While Sam might not be the hottest man in Westeros, he and Gilly are by far one of the best couples, making their not-entirely-sexy sex scene still pretty cute. While it's clear their sex is a bit tamer than most (aka not rough, forced, or between relatives), in true Sam style, he's still bringing a bit of comic relief with his shocked faces and a couple of gasps of "Oh my."

22. Dany And Daario (Season 5, Episode 7)

Dany's first post-Drogo hookup is the beautiful Daario Naharis. Tension between these two had been building up, and Dany didn't even seem to mind when he drastically changed looks between seasons (hello, actor change). While the scene manages to skip over the actual sex, Dany maintains her boss-bitch ways in the moments before by commanding Daario to take off his clothes.

23. Sansa And Ramsay (Season 5, Episode 6)

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Poor Sansa has had one of the roughest goes of it on the show, so of course, the only sex scene she has is when crazy-eyes Ramsay rips her dress and forces himself onto her after their sham of a wedding. Thankfully, we now know she dips and is able to take back Winterfell and sic Ramsay's own dogs on him, but at the time, the scene was heartbreaking.

24. Missandei And Grey Worm (Season 7, Episode 2)

No penis? No problem. These two are up there with Sam and Gilly as one of the few couples you're actively rooting for. The tension between Missandei and Grey Worm had been building forever and they finally got it on in season seven. Despite the fact that Grey Worm was castrated when he became part of the Unsullied and was hesitant to drop trou in front of Missandei, he eventually undresses and seems to give some top-notch oral sex.

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25. Jaime And Cersei, Once More (Season 7, Episode 3)

Cersei walks over to Jaime, who's sitting at a table, and without saying a word, pulls down his pants and gets on her knees. While the incest alone should be shocking enough, what comes next is even weirder. The morning after, Cersei decides she DGAF anymore and decides to open her bedroom door to her staff waiting outside, with a very naked Jaime still in bed.

26. Dany And Jon (Season 7, Episode 7)

The scene we've all been waiting for. Was it gross? Yes. But was it still kind of hot? Also yes. You can't have a naked Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in a scene and not somewhat enjoy it. The problem here is that Jon is unknowingly having sex with his aunt, and the realization is played in Bran's voiceover while they passionately get it on in Dany's bedroom. Let's just hope Dany didn't get pregnant so that there isn't a permanent reminder of the time they accidentally committed incest.

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27.  Arya And Gendry (Season 8, Episode 2)

It's safe to say Google saw a major spike in "Maisie Williams age" searches after the second episode of Game of Thrones' final season. It's the night before the end of the world as all our beloved characters know it, and Arya wants to know what sex is like before she faces the White Walkers and everyone dies. Gendry is more than willing to help out.

Honestly, this scene was extremely uncomfortable to watch. There was nothing problematic about it—both parties consented enthusiastically and Arya is at least 18 years old (Maisie is 22, FYI). Even so, to a lot of viewers, she'll always be the little 12-year-old sister we could definitely not take in a fight. Nobody wants to see their sister get it on... except for maybe Jaime Lannister.


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