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SEX ON SCREEN

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From a peck on the cheek to orgies and orgasms: Everything you wanted to know about TV sex.

1947 – 1950

Mary Kay and Johnny
The first American TV sitcom. They were a couple in real life, which is why they were allowed to share a bed. And have a child.
 

1964 – 1972

Bewitched
Samantha the witch enchanted husband Darrin and helped end the prudish era when TV married couples slept in separate beds.

1966 – 1969

Star Trek
The first scripted interracial kiss on U.S. TV didn’t occur until 1968, when Lieutenant Uhura locked lips with Captain Kirk.

1976 – 1981

Charlie’s Angels
They were trailblazers for today’s Victoria’s Secret crowd and permissive by the standards of the day.

 

1993 – 2005

NYPD Blue 
Viewers tuned into the police series on the promise of nudity and ended up staying for the great drama.

1997 – 2003

Buffy The Vampire Slayer 
Lesbian sorceresses cast a spell on the audience: Willow and Tara shattered a teen TV taboo.

1998 – 2004

Sex and the City 
Men and women alike learned all there was to know about dating, promiscuity, safer sex and, to a lesser extent, shoes.

1999 – 2000

Queer as Folk 
The British series began with the most graphic gay sex scene in TV history. A U.S. remake followed.

2007 – 2012

Gossip Girl 
There’d rarely been a threesome in a TV series before. And certainly not involving teenagers. Gasp!

2011-Present

Game of Thrones
Serious action within five minutes of episode 1, and consistent debauchery throughout its four seasons.

2013-Present

Masters of Sex 
The first serious sex studies were in the 1940s and 1950s Mary Kay and Johnny’s era. Now there’s a TV series about it.

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