17 Sizzling TV Sex Scenes

Nick and Jess on 'New Girl'
Nick and Jess on 'New Girl'
Ever since they shifted their feet towards each other in Season 1, we knew these two would hook up. After mixed messages and building sexual tension (not to mention some seriously hot kisses) became too much, Nick (Jake Johnson) took action and finally carried Jess (Zooey Deshcanel) to bed. Their blissful post-nookie faces say everything, don't they?
FOX
Kate and Sawyer on 'Lost'
Kate and Sawyer on 'Lost'
The island on 'Lost' left us with a lot of unanswered questions, but 'would sex between Kate (Evangeline Lilly) and Saywer (Josh Holloway) in a cage be totally hot?' wasn't one of them. That answer was a resounding 'Yes'. When these two were held captive in a cage they went at it like, well, animals.
ABC
Carrie and Brody in 'Homeland'
Carrie and Brody in 'Homeland'
Carrie (Claire Danes) and Brody are the epitome of so wrong it's right. While these two have had some seriously intense, passionate sessions (including one poor Saul had to listen in on) nothing got pulses racing quite like their first time in the back of Carrie's car. Backseat. Public. With a terrorist. Yep, that's a unique sexual checklist if there ever was one.
Showtime
Renly and Loras on 'Game of Thrones'
Renly and Loras on 'Game of Thrones'
Considering 'Game of Thrones' is pretty much non-stop sex (they do take time for the occasional beheading or dragon) it's almost impossible to pick a best scene. Still, this one between Renly (Gethin Anthony) and Loras (Finn Jones) was especially taboo, making it that much hotter.
HBO
Bette and Tina on 'The L Word'
Bette and Tina on 'The L Word'
Much like 'Game of Thrones', there's almost too many to choose from when it comes to 'The L Word', but the one between Bette (Jennifer Beals) and Tina (Laurel Holloman) is probably the one most cited among fans as the best. And with good reason...it's hot.
Showtime
Ally and a Fantasy Man on 'Ally McBeal'
Ally and a Fantasy Man on 'Ally McBeal'
Ally McBeal (Calista Flockhart) had a rich fantasy life, but none more so when she lived out an actual fantasy of having sex with a hot stranger in a car wash.
FOX
Nathan and Brenda on 'Six Feet Under'
Nathan and Brenda on 'Six Feet Under'
Well, that's one way to start a series. Within moments of us meeting Nathan (Peter Krause) and Brenda (Rachel Griffiths) and hell, within moments of those two actually meeting each other, they went at it in a supply closet at an airport. And to think, it was just the beginning of their crazy, whirlwind courtship.
HBO
Peggy and Pete on 'Mad Men'
Peggy and Pete on 'Mad Men'
Don Draper may have the hottest sex per capita on 'Mad Men', but Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) and Pete's (Vincent Kartheiser) totally hot early morning nookie on a couch in the office in Season 1 set the bar pretty high for hook ups between beautiful, wonderful women and total sleaze bag guys on the AMC series.
AMC
King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn on 'The Tudors'
King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn on 'The Tudors'
Getting down in the woods is normally a big no: there are bugs everywhere, it's cold, and lest you forget the Blair Witch. But when it's between people as hot as King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and Anne Boleyn (Natalie Dormer) and they look this good doing it, it's acceptable. Viewers were left just as frustrated and overwhelmed as these two were when they had to cut their seriously smoldering session short. Who needs historical accuracy when it's this sexy?
Showtime
Hannah and Joshua on 'Girls'
Hannah and Joshua on 'Girls'
Don't think a gal like Hannah (Lena Dunham) could bag a guy like Joshua (Patrick Wilson)? Pssh. Sorry haters. Not only did she bag him, but she had some seriously hot countertop (and ping pong table top) sex with him in his amazing Brooklyn brownstone digs. A refreshing change from the usually awkward sex on television, but from the unfair standards set on television.
HBO
Maddie and David on 'Moonlighting'
Maddie and David on 'Moonlighting'
You just knew that when Maddie (Cybill Shepherd) and David (Bruce Willis) finally gave into their attraction and got it on, it was going to be amazing. Viewers saw it coming from Season 1. Unfortunately that table that they broke while rolling around on the floor didn't see them coming.
ABC
Buffy and Spike on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
Buffy and Spike on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
The roof-shaking sex between Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Spike (James Marsters) was so good, it literally brought the house down.
The WB
Big and Carrie on 'Sex and the City'
Big and Carrie on 'Sex and the City'
Love or hate Big (Chris Noth) and Carrie's (Sarah Jessica Parker) Season 3 reunion, you have to admit their heavy petting and urgent requests in the elevator of a hotel — and their post-coital cigarette in bed — was damn hot. Sorry Aidan.
HBO
Kalinda and Nick on 'The Good Wife'
Kalinda and Nick on 'The Good Wife'
Putting the 'Good' ('Wife') in Good Humor, Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) and her hubby Nick (Marc Warren) got creative with their phallic-looking desserts at an ice cream shop. You'd need ice cream to cool off from something this hot.
CBS
Meredith and McDreamy on 'Grey's Anatomy'
Meredith and McDreamy on 'Grey's Anatomy'
Having sex at the prom is such a cliche, but having sex at a grown-up prom at a hospital is the exception to the rule, especially when it's an urgent hook up like the one between Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey).
ABC
Father Ralph and Meggie on 'The Thorn Birds'
Father Ralph and Meggie on 'The Thorn Birds'
The ultimate forbidden romance: Father Ralph (Richard Chamberlain) and Meggie (Rachel Ward). If enjoying the love scene between these two is a sin, well, we'll see them in hell, where it's also very, very hot.
ABC
Eric and Sookie on 'True Blood'
Eric and Sookie on 'True Blood'
Like so many couples on this list, Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric's (Alexander Skarsgard) union was one that was long in the works and one that felt oh-so-satisfying when it finally happened. Why is vampire sex always so damn hot?
HBO

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