If you say you don't watch Game of Thrones for the flashes of magnificent knight butt and frequent corset-dropping, you're lying.
Sure, it's the biggest budget production in the history of television, features award-winning acting, stirring moments of cinematography, and illuminating character studies, but if we're honest with ourselves, we're in it for the full frontal.
Khal Drogo and Khaleesi making sweet love for the first time? Why else have an HBO Go subscription? Every single time Daario's magnificent rear end was on screen? A religious experience. John Snow and Ygritte breaking the oath of the Nightswatch in the geothermal spring? Renly Baratheon and his handsome lover?
Uncomfortable to watch with your parents for the first time, very comfortable to watch under the covers on YouTube later that night.
Just try not to think of Bran Stark and his creepy eyes.
As a show that ruined the psyche of every twelve-year-old whose parents said "I mean it's probably fine if he watches," Game of Thrones has a long list of steamy moments only HBO could get away with. Winter is coming, and so are we. Here are our favorite GOT hot scenes:
10. Daario and Khaleesi
Michiel Huisman's Scenes: Game of Thrones - 5x07 youtu.be
Remember that divine ass we mentioned before? Ah, Daario Neharis, you turned out not to be the reliable bedfellow we may have hoped for our dragon queen, but we sure did enjoy the ride while it lasted. By the looks of it, so did Daenerys.
9. Tyrion and Shae
Tyrion meets Shae - Game of Thrones S01E09 www.youtube.com
There are too many excellent Shae and Tyrion moments to count and it's hard to beat this couple in terms of virility or witty repartee. To get to the really steamy stuff, we recommend heading to the beginning of the second season, you know, before things got all complicated by patricide and betrayal.
8. Ros and Littlefinger
Tyrion Lannister and Ros - Game of Thrones (Season 1) www.youtube.com
Warning: this clip is particularly NSFW. Or public transport. Or when family is around. Or roommates. Or pets. Realistically, lock yourself alone in a room with headphones and closed curtains before watching this clip of Ros's introduction to the capital city and the ways of southern lovemaking. Jaime and Cersei don't have anything on their little brother.
7. Jon Snow and Ygritte
You Know Nothing, Jon Snow - All Parts HD - (Spoiler Alert) www.youtube.com
Does it make this iconic scene hotter that these two actors are married in real life? Yes. Is it creepy that we all have a solid approximation of what their marital love sounds and looks like? Yes. Is it weird that that kind of makes it hotter? Yes. Jon and Ygritte forever. To make things even better, Rose Leslie and Kit Harrington are together in real life!
6. Oberyn, Ellaria, Olyvar
Oberyn Martell in a brothel with Ellaria www.youtube.com
Ah, Oberyn (RIP), so tantalizingly slimy. While GOT has provided a lot of "oh man I wish I wasn't watching this with my Dad" brothel scenes over the years, this is by far our favorite. How could we leave a good ol' bisexual orgy off the list!
5. Viserys and Doreah
Viserys and Doreah's bathtub scene - Game of Thrones S01E04 www.youtube.com
We certainly don't miss Daenerys' mewling older brother, but it's hard to resist a little bit of dirty dragon talk and bathtub sex. We wish he could have been a little more chill about her attempt at hot wax play though.
4. Robb and Talisa
Talisa's History - Game of Thrones 2x08 (vostfr) youtu.be
Hot tip: fast forward to the end of this clip just like you fast forwarded to the part in this season where you finally got to see Robb Stark's fine northern body. AWWOOOO! (Dire wolf howl)
3. Missandei and Grey Worm
Missandei and Grey Worm love www.youtube.com
This one is equal parts hot and heart wrenching, a true molotov cocktail of GOT nudie scenes. We know grey worm can't exactly deliver in the bedroom, but Missandrei shows she wants him anyway. If you're looking for an even spicier scene, head here to see when the couple finally seals the deal.
2. Jon Snow and Daenerys
Daenerys & Jon Snow || Sex Scene [ Emilia Clarke & Kit Harington ] - Game of Thrones 7x07 www.youtube.com
You didn't think we'd forget to include this, did you? After seemingly endless episodes of "will they or won't they" and plenty of sexual tension, Daenerys and Jon finally do, and...do they ever. The old and new gods truly blessed us with that candlelight contour of the kind of the north's southern hemisphere. This scene almost saved the final season...almost.
1. Daenerys and Drogo
Daenerys Targaryen has Sex with Khal Drogo - Game of Thrones S01E02 | #rememberGOT www.youtube.com
Last, but certainly not least, we have the scene that probably left you in night sweats for weeks. Khaleesi finally does what every modern woman has to learn how to do: ask for what she wants in the bedroom and our hunky horse lord is into it. This scene is a far cry from the couple's wedding night love making, and we couldn't be happier about that.
Don't lie, you've whispered in a lovers ear, "tonight, I would look upon your face" at least once since the first time you saw this scene. We don't blame you, Jason Momoa's barbarian build inspires that kind of carnal risk-taking.