Here Are All 15 Sex Scenes on ‘Bridgerton’ Season 1
It's Bridgerton season!
This Friday, March 25th, the bride market will once again be open in London. Dozens of debutantes will vie for a husband thus establishing themselves in the Mayfair elite. Netflix’s Bridgerton has detailed the dalliances and dramas of Regency romance. From royal intrigue and meddling ma-mas to ever-watching eyes and salacious gossip, the folks at Mayfair have a lot more than marriage to think about.
How on earth are they to relieve any stress?
That stress often culminates into passionate, wild, and sometimes regrettable romps. From the promise-breaking to the pull-outs, we rank season 1 of Bridgerton’s sex scenes from worst to first!
15. Love in the Time of the Rhythm Method
Ep.5 - 52:45
Let’s just get this out of the way. On the night they finally make love, Daphne experiences many firsts. The first time she’s lain with a man, the first time she’s been touched so intimately by someone who burns for her, and the first time someone has ever pulled out and found his release… I guess on the floor?
14. Nothing Wrong With a Little Bump ‘n’ Grind…
Listen, it’s hard to become a Viscount, particularly before you were ready and due to the passing of your beloved father. Suddenly life has new demands and thus, you gotta get in where you fit in! That said, do you have to make the poor guard listen?
13. Anthony & Siena: Encore!
Ep.1 - 15:17
It’s interesting to me that not only are Anthony & Siena the first round of sex scenes we see in Bridgerton, but also multiple times in the same episode. It’s all well and good and does set the scene for their relationship, but priorities Bridgerton! We wanna see the Duke and Duchess!
12. Honeymoon Sex Riot!
Ep.6 - 14:15
Simon and Daphne have worked out some minor kinks in their "relashe" and now they’re ready to get down to business! The couple decide to christen their new digs at Clyvedon to the titillation of the house’s servants and to the dismay of house marm Mrs. Colson (Pippa Haywood). This scene in particular marks their time in the library where the Duke makes a serious investigation through Daphne’s Decimal System. With his tongue. What can we say? Reading is sexy!
11. Makeup to Breakup
Ep.7 - 12:00
Daphne thinks (again) that she and Simon are on the same page (again), but as they’re about to take their steam stairway seduction to the bedroom, Simon declines. You can clearly see the deep mistrust in his eyes that shows he no longer trusts Daphne after she juiced jacked him earlier. Of course, Daphne is despondent, but also dubious. How dare Simon pretend like his deceptions weren’t the cause of this whole thing. Once again Daphne is left horny and hangry. Will these two ever work it out?
10. Anthony & Sienna Want to Get Caught
Ep.8 - 21:30
What starts as a sizzling staredown turns into a seedy, lust-filled encounter beneath the bleachers at a boxing match. It’s interesting to note that Anthony seems to want to be caught so the decision to have Siena will be made for him. But Siena soon tires of his cowardice and antics. Though they work on a physical level, this scene once again shows that they are simply from two separate worlds.
9. Honeymoon Highjinx?!
Daphne’s starting to get suspicious of the Duke's “smash and dash” approach to their lovemaking. After this very sensual scene, she runs to her maid, Rose Nolan (Molly McGlynn) to ask what really happens when her bird meets Simon’s bee? This is why sex education is important, kids!
8. Ride it, My Pony
Daphne puts the Duke to the test! She’s apparently remembered to stretch and flips the two in the heat of their coitus; mounting and riding him, making him expend fully inside of her. The Duke’s face is one of shock. He screams at her, ‘What did you do?!’ while she sits there, smug yet still dissatisfied. This scene was scary and sad, but necessary. It set their relationship back a few steps, but it was important so they didn’t miss any on the road back to one another.
7. Dream a little dream of me
Ep.3 - Cold Open
A dance begins and Simon and Daphne fall easily into step with the music. As they sway and twirl Simon’s hand trails up Daphne’s back to where her skin is bare just above the neckline of her layered frock. He’s close to her, so close that all she can see is him as the world around him descends into a blur. He’s closer and closer and suddenly she wakes up, flustered and flabbergasted. We can relate, sis! *insert Santana from Glee fanning herself.gif*
6. When I think about you I touch myself
Ep.3 - 37:40
Daphne is taught about masturbation and she shows why she’s always been at the top of her class. Thankfully, all of her practice on the pianoforte has honed her fingering skills (ahem), as she plays the melody of her body. We, the audience, watch as the key to her womanly pleasures is placed in a door she thought would always be sealed. Once it’s opened, there’s no turning back and Daphne makes sure of it.
5. This is How You Do It
Ep.3 - 33:00
Simon explains to Daphne, in scintillating simile, and… muddy metaphor, all about pleasuring herself while she’s by herself. Between the timbre of his voice, the closeness of their faces, the heaviness of her breathing (Daphne is SHOOK), it’s all very… hot, I mean… hot, no, I meant to say-
Hot. It was hot.
Ep.5 - 20:25
Benedict attends a salon of the notorious artist, Sir Henry Granville, a gentleman he recently unknowingly insulted. All is water under the bridge and Granville invites Benedict to sit and partake of the salon’s festivities. He sees the local modiste, Madame Genevieve Delacroix, and promptly indulges himself in her fancy. They search for a room and instead barge in on Sir Granville and Lord Wetherbe in flagrante delicto. Though, if loving who you love is wrong, does anyone want to be right?
Regretfully, it doesn’t convince Benny to explore his latent homosexuality, but it does allow him to let down some of his societal barriers and branch out sexually! Now he’ll even sleep with women who get paid for goods and services! Progress! We’ve come a long way, baby!
3. C’mon Baby Make it Hurt So Good
Ep.6 - 11:50
During their Honeymoon Ho-down, Daphne and the Duke lay sexual waste to the bulk of their property and grounds. When they’ve mostly conquered the inside, they decide to take it to the streets! Well, at least outside, during a lovely summer rain. Who could ask for anything more romantic? Nothing could ruin that mood! Except when Simon removes himself quickly from his wife and rolls over grunting loudly as sews his royal seed.
Daphne wonders if he hurts and he looks at her, giving her assurances that he enjoyed every second of what they did. This scene is both charming and infuriating. You can see as Daphne gets more confused and as the Duke seems to wave off her very real concerns. Also, in his rush to get away from her, he’s not really checking to make sure she’s gone to completion, which...? RUDE! Get it together, Duke!
2. That Just My Baby Daddy
Ep. 8 - 58:50
Finally, FINALLY, Daphne and the Duke are on the same page. They’ve talked, they’ve resolved themselves to love and Simon is finally ready to bun up his woman. The scene is soft and intimate and when they both release, you can feel the exhale both of them have. It’s beautifully layered and it makes a baby! Definitely deserving of a high spot.
1. Wedding Night Calamity
Ep.5 - 52:45
Yes, I rated this the worst, but you know what? It’s also the best! C’mon! He scampered off of her so he could exspend on the floor and then plopped on his back like, "Was it good for you??!" The audacity! I still cackle/scream whenever I think of it. I’m still in awe that he thought a great way to prevent an heir was to remove his scepter from her sheath (in a manner of speaking). Either way, it was a hot mess and as entertaining as it was infuriating. I can’t wait to see what scandals await us for season 2!
Be sure to tune in for season 2 of Bridgerton, out now on Netflix.