Watch the 25 Best ‘Game of Thrones’ Sex Scenes (Videos)
It’s been more than two years since HBO’s Game of Thrones aired its fiery finale, and we’ll probably have to wait until 2022 for the network’s prequel, House of the Dragon, to light up our screens once more. Set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is expected to focus on the ancestors of GoT’s mad queen/mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen. And what about the book series? Author George R.R. Martin is famously slow, and there’s no set date for when we can expect the next novel, The Winds of Winter, although it’s also looking like 2022 is the earliest fans will be able to get their hands on a copy.
So what’s a GoT fan to do in the meantime? We can always rewatch the original series, this time without the year-plus waits in between seasons to make us forget who everyone is. Or, we can just fast forward to the hottest Game of Thrones sex scenes. GoT is known for its sexual violence (which we’re skipping for obvious reasons) as well as gratuitous nudity. Although we do have a couple brothel scenes on our list, in revisiting the show, we also found there’s more actual love-making and sex positivity than we remember. Take a peek below at the best Game of Thrones sex scenes. Caution: NSFW (unless you’re working from home), and spoilers ahead!
1. Jon Snow and Ygritte sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 5)
A secret grotto, lots of cozy fur, a hot spring for a postcoital dip…this has to be the best setting for a GoT love scene ever. Plus, it turns out Ygritte’s assessment that “you know nothing, Jon Snow” is not quite accurate: The previously celibate Jon Snow does, in fact, know something about, um, pleasuring a woman orally. “I just wanted to kiss you there is all,” he says. Swoon! Wildling Ygritte is one of our favorite strong, female characters on GoT, and that she gets to have a “female gaze” moment with the ultimate hero of the show makes this moment extra hot.
2. Daenerys and Khal Drogo sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 2)
Before she becomes a queen and the mother of dragons, Daeneyrs Targaryen was sold in marriage to the barbaric leader of the Dothraki, Khal Drogo. Although his brutality extends to the bedroom in the beginning of their relationship, Daenerys learns to wield her sexuality as a force to assert herself and gain more power in her marriage. In this scene, she gets on top for the first time and comes (literally) into her own.
3. Jon Snow and Daenerys sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 7)
Let’s forget for a second that we learn she’s actually his aunt at the same time we’re watching these two have sex. Much later in the series, after Khal Drogo and Ygritte’s deaths, leaders Jon Snow and Daenerys form a strong connection. The scene in which they finally make love is the, err, climax, of their attraction and mutual respect—plus, we get to see Jon Snow’s butt!
4. Robb Stark and Talisa sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 8)
These two hotties fall in love on the battlefield, where he is fighting as Lord of Winterfell and she is helping injured men as a healer. Although he is betrothed to someone else, they can’t help themselves, and end up having sex on the floor after a somewhat prolonged undressing due to so many laces up the front of his leather shirt.
5. Robb Stark and Talisa sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 7)
There’s nothing sexier than true love. Now married, these two get it on again, followed by some lovely butt-viewing, naked letter-writing and Talisa revealing to Robb she is expecting his child. He professes his love, and they head in for round two. Unfortunately, upon repeat viewing, her good news is overshadowed by knowledge of the fate of this lovely couple at the infamous Red Wedding two episodes later.
6. Missandei and Grey Worm sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 2)
The commander of Daenerys’s army and Khaleesi’s closest advisor had a slow burn over several seasons. If it seemed their growing love for each other might be complicated by the fact that he had been castrated, it turns out it’s not: In fact, her insistence that she see his body, and her acceptance of him for who he is, is part of what makes this scene so romantic. He then expresses his vulnerable, tender love by pleasuring her orally, which only adds to the intensity of the scene.
7. Cersei and Jaime sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 10)
Our favorite incestuous brother-sister lovers have passionate “don’t care if anyone walks in” sex on a table in this scene. Cersei has just told her father she won’t marry the man he wants her to, and she is totally fine with the whole world knowing about her relationship with her brother. She tells Jaime, “I choose you… I love my brother.” Even if it’s totally strange, it’s also kind of beautiful how they are owning their unconventional feelings for each other.
8. Cersei and Jaime sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 1)
The sex scene that started it all! There’s no question that Cersei and Jaime’s illicit lovemaking in a secret tower is hot. Unfortunately, it’s also witnessed by young Bran Stark, who is promptly noticed by the twins/lovers. Then, Jaime makes the decision that will drive the rest of the series, pushing Bran out of the window to fall to the ground below. “The things I do for love,” he says.
9. Jaime and Brienne sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4)
A counterpoint to Jaime’s twisted relationship with Cersei is his bond with the honorable knight Lady Brienne, one of the best female characters on the show. Their respect for each other grows into romantic feelings, and she gives him her virginity in this sweet scene. But Jaime can’t quite rise to the occasion—well, he can in the physical sense, but he still can’t get over his sister. After they make love, he sadly abandons Brienne to go to Cersei, who is in danger.
10. Stannis Baratheon and Melisandre sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 2)
The “Red Woman” Melisandre is alluring in a powerful, mystical yet creepy way, and uses her sexuality to get what she wants: In this case, the conception of a shadow monster that will murder Stannis’ brother in order for Stannis to have a shot at the throne (yep, really). So, she seduces him right on top of the Painted Table battle map, as little model soldiers fall to the ground.
11. Tyrion and Shae sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 2)
Jaime and Cersei’s brother Tyrion and his secret lover Shae are another one of the sweetest couples on the show. Tyrion professes that he’s been with no one else since they’ve been together (that’s basically a declaration of love on GoT). So after some lightly jealous banter, she decides to show her commitment by pleasuring him.
12. Arya Stark and Gendry sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2)
This scene is a bit strange given that we’ve known Arya since she was a kid. But if you haven’t seen the earlier seasons, or can appreciate her for the woman she has become, there’s something very sensual about how she takes charge of her sexuality and decides she wants to lose her virginity to her old friend Gendry before the big battle, just in case she doesn’t make it through.
13. Renly Baratheon and Loras Tyrell sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 5)
Game of Thrones also featured gay relationships, most notably between Renly and Loras, who will become his brother-in-law (side note: Ever the practical one, Renly’s wife, Margaery, later suggests Loras assist in their lovemaking so she can get pregnant). In this scene, the couple talks about why Renly should be king while Loras provocatively shaves Renly’s chest. After unlacing his pants, he then proceeds to give him oral sex.
14. Sam and Gilly sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 7)
File this scene under sweet and loving if not overtly sexy. After the always loyal Sam defends Gilly and gets injured, she gives him tender loving care of the most intimate nature. These two have one of the truest relationships on the show, so we were always cheering for them to get it on. As Sam exclaims, “Oh my!”
15. Daenerys and Daario sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 7)
In the same episode, we see Dany enjoying her first lover after the death of Khal Drogo: her advisor, Daario. The two have some tender pillow talk, a marriage proposal, brief sex followed by snuggles and talks about how to rule the world. Although they’re a hot couple, in the next season she decides to go conquer Westeros on her own.
16. Oberyn, Ellaria, Olyvar and two women sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 3)
The Dornish prince Oberyn and his lover Ellaria prefer having sex in groups with both men and women. Olyvar, the young stud who runs the brothel, is happy to oblige, and while they enjoy their orgy Oberyn explains how he seeks to have sex with as many people as possible before he dies (if you remember his violent end, you’ll appreciate this perspective).
17. Theon and the ship captain’s daughter sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 2)
In the first couple of seasons, Theon Greyjoy has sex with pretty much anything that moves. This scene very graphically depicts his voracious sexual appetite, as he gets it on with the daughter of the captain of the ship that’s taking him back home to the Iron Islands. There’s no love, just lust here—as well as a surprising amount of conversation.
18. Ramsay and Myranda sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 6)
Sadistic Ramsay Bolton and his equally fiendish girlfriend Myranda are having very loud, woman-on-top sex with a little erotic asphyxiation, while unbeknownst to them, Theon’s sister Yara Greyjoy is mounting a stealth attack on the castle to rescue Theon, who’s being held captive. Appearing shirtless and covered in blood, Ramsay tells Yara, “This is turning into a lovely evening.”
19. Viserys and Doreah sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 4)
Back before he gave his sister Daenerys to the Dothraki, Viserys Targaryen had some hot bathtub sex with Dany’s handmaiden, Doreah. There’s steamy water, hot candle wax dripping on his chest, and dirty talk about…dragons? Yep, in that odd way GoT has of mixing exposition with sex (a.k.a. “sexposition”), we learn all about the history of dragons during this scene.
20. Tyrion and Ros sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 1)
One of the first sex scenes we see in the series is Tyrion being pleasured by the friendly sex worker (and later spy) Ros. As they hop into bed and she straddles him, they’re just about to do the deed when Tyrion’s brother Jaime bursts in. But to make it up to him, on his way out Jaime ushers in some more women to join in the pleasure fest.
21. Loras and Olyvar sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 5)
This hot gay love scene features Loras and Olyvar getting it on, then discussing how many husbands are in the closet, and then getting it on some more. Besides being notable for featuring two male lovers, it also features a rarity for GoT: full frontal male nudity. These two have another steamy scene in Season 5, Episode 1, which is unfortunately interrupted by Loras’s sister, Margaery (there’s a lot of unintended coitus interruptus in GoT).
22. Ros and Armeca sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 7)
OK, this scene is totally gratuitous and verges on soft porn, but it’s also really erotic. Ros and another sex worker, Armeca, are getting lessons in how to please clients from the brothel’s owner, Lord Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish. Ros succeeds in truly pleasuring the other woman with her fingers, but Littlefinger declines to join them. Instead, he launches into some sexposition about his unrequited love that we can’t remember much of, because, hot sex.
23. Daenerys and Doreah sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 2)
Although this isn’t a sex scene exactly, it’s very sensual, as Dany’s handmaiden links hands with her and teaches her how to pleasure her husband while on top. Daenerys learns quickly, flipping Doreah over to take the dominant position. It’s this lesson she’ll use when she finally has truly consensual sex with Khal Drogo (see no. 2 on our list). It’s more woman-on-woman chemistry that proves the show is more inclusive than it at first seems.
24. Theon and Ros sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 5)
Theon gets probably the most graphic, and least romantic, sex scenes in GoT. Ros and Theon do it doggy style before we get full frontal from both of them. This is a bit of sad foreshadowing, because we know Theon will part with his favorite member at the hands of Ramsay Bolton two seasons later. Better enjoy it while you can, Theon!
25. Cersei and Jaime sex scene (Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 3)
We’ll end our list on one last encounter with the longest running couple on the show. In this scene, Cersei enters the room and without a word, proceeds to kiss Jaime. After initially protesting, he reciprocates, and she pleasures him. The next morning, they wake in bed together, and she doesn’t hide what’s happened from her servant. “I am the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms,” she says. “I’ll do as I please.” And presumably, whomever she pleases as well.
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