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Doing it on TV

2012-10-16 14:25
Everyone's got one: That sex scene you'll never forget from one of your favourite TV shows. Most likely it's a memory from your teenage years when you either weren't doing it yet or didn't quite know how to make it look like it did on said TV show.

TV sex scenes almost always fit neatly into certain categories. Let me expand.

The PG teaser
In these scenes, the couple begins kissing, perhaps an outer layer of clothing is thrown towards the camera, and then there's an abrupt cut to them lying in bed the next morning. You'll have to just take their word for it. Shows that employ this scene include The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars.

The mid-coitus cutaway
Here the two 'participants' are seen chatting, or flirting, or even just passing each other in a hallway. Next thing you know they are in a bathroom stall or on a boardroom table going at it like rabbits. Subtlety is not an option here.

The quickie
This scene also usually takes place in a bathroom stall or against a wall, and as the name suggests, it's over in a matter of minutes. A prime example would be when Carrie (Claire Danes) and Brody (Damian Lewis) hook up in the car in season 1 of Homeland.

The romantic rendezvous
This is always scored with some soppy, indie love song and there's lots of kissing, touching, lingering gazes and grinding. Unlike the PG teaser, here they go all the way, but it's designed to be beautiful, not boisterous.

And there are your four pillars of the TV sex scene, an integral part of any popular TV show.

We put together a list of the Top 6 TV Sex Scenes to, uh, get you in the mood. Just kidding. Take a look at our list and then make your own! E-mail tv@channel24.co.za with your top sex scenes from your favourite TV shows and we'll publish your list.

'Til the next noteworthy sex scene,


Local is very lekker!

2014-01-31 11:38

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