There have been plenty of times when characters got down and dirty during the last six seasons of “Game of Thrones,” although it hasn’t always been pleasant. Here’s your fully safe for work look at some of the most memorable sex scenes in the show, including at least one that involved leeches. (Note: Spoilers ahead!)
Jaime & Cersei: Season 1, Ep. 1
This scene set the tone for much of the show when the twins were caught committing incest by Bran Stark. From its setting in abandoned broken tower to its ending with attempted murder, the whole thing is pretty gross.
Tyrion & Ros: Season 1, Ep. 1
We got introduced to the Imp in memorable fashion during this brothel scene. The lovable prostitute Ros was also a part of the moment, before she went on to bigger and better things in King’s Landing.
Daenerys & Drogo: Season 1, Ep. 2
A key turning point in Daenerys taking control of her situation is when she takes control in bed with Khal Drogo. This scene also marks a turning point in their relationship, from arranged marriage to actual love affair.
Theon & Ros: Season 1, Ep. 5
Long before he became Reek, Theon snuck the ever-present prostitute Ros into Winterfell for this steamy encounter. The stories that Theon was a pretty great lover were part of what led Ramsay to take his “favorite toy” away from him.
Renly & Loras: Season 2, Ep. 3
The secret lovers faced some turmoil when they argued over Renly’s marriage to Loras’ sister, Margaery. But it’s clear they care for each other, which makes everything that follows so much harder for Loras to bear.
Stannis & Melisandre: Season 2, Ep. 2
The blood magic the Red Woman, Melisandre, utilizes often has some gross but sexy requirements. The tryst between her and Stannis is necessary to create a ghostly shadow that murders his brother Renly, adding a whole extra level of creepy.
Robb & Talisa: Season 2, Ep. 8
Robb Stark’s downfall began when he broke his engagement to the daughter of Walder Frey in favor of Volantis-born nurse, Talisa. The pair’s love isn’t enough to save them from betrayal at the Red Wedding, unfortunately.
Podrick and various prostitutes: Season 3, Ep. 3
Podrick proved to be quite the ladies’ man when several prostitutes refused to take his money — apparently because he was so good in bed. Bronn and Tyrion demanded details but whatever tips Pod had, they were revealed offscreen.
Jon & Ygritte: Season 3, Ep. 5
The tender moment in the cave, in which Jon Snow breaks his vows to the Night’s Watch, shows real feelings between Jon and Ygritte, despite him being a Crow and her being a Wildling. This is the one moment of happiness the two share before their different worlds tear them apart, with tragic consequences.
Theon, Myranda & Violet: Season 3, Ep. 7
In this torturous scene, Myranda, Ramsay Bolton’s girlfriend, and a second woman, Violet, come to Theon in the torture chamber. He has just enough time to feel like a person again, and for the scene to get hot, before the horrible truth is revealed about Ramsay’s plans for Theon.
Melisandre & Gendry (and leeches): Season 3, Ep. 8
More sexy blood magic times with Melisandre, this time with her seducing the bastard son of Robert Baratheon, Gendry. After the act, she puts leeches on him — the King’s Blood they suck out of Gendry allows Melisandre to see the future. Creepy though that may be, it wasn’t a wholly bad deal for Gendry.
Oberyn & Ellaria: Season 4, Ep. 1
Oberyn and Ellaria not only had each other but several other women and men at the same time at Littlefinger’s brothel. The Dornish have fewer hangups than the rest of Westeros, that’s for sure.
Jaime & Cersei: Season 4, Ep. 3
This dark and controversial scene saw Jaime assault his sister right next to the body of his son/nephew, King Joffrey Baratheon. In the book, the scene comes off much less as Jaime forcing himself on Cersei, but on screen it’s a hard-to-watch moment.
Daario & Daenerys: Season 4, Ep. 7
Daenerys took her first lover since Drogo’s when she slept with sexy sellsword Daario Naharis. The pair had something of a relationship from then on, but Daenerys broke it off when she sailed for Westeros — and was surprised that doing so didn’t really bother her.
Ramsay & Myranda: Season 5, Ep. 5
Ramsay was creepy enough on his own. But then you add in Myranda, his girlfriend and the daughter of his kennelmaster. Myranda’s just as sick as Ramsay when it comes to sadism, and their sexy moment oscillates between pleasure and pain pretty easily.