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Game of Thrones has pushed the boundaries of what’s allowed on television further than ever before in the most recent episode, Breaker of Chains, which aired Sunday, April 20.
Although Game of Thrones is no stranger to stirring up heated reactions for its sex scenes—from the romantic ones between fan favorite characters, to the controversial ones such as when the sadistic King Joffrey makes two hired girls commit violent sexual acts with one another—this latest scene seems to have crossed a line.
Perhaps it was the fact that it was a consensual relationship turned into rape, or because it was incestual rape, or because it happened next to the coffin of their child—their child—or most likely, because it was all of the above, the scene seems to be getting more negative reaction than any event in the show thus far, possibly even more than the Red Wedding.
Still, not all the sex in Game of Thrones has been as badly received or hard to watch. So in the wake of the most controversial sex scene in the show to date, here’s a look at the more appealing intimate encounters that have occurred—the top 10 sex scenes of this scandalous show.