Outlander’s best female-friendly erotic scenes
Bloody, violent historical drama has never been so gratuitous to the female gaze as in Starz series Outlander, which is available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and returns for a second season from today (April 11).
Outlander marks the beginning of a relatively new chapter in television history – a historical drama, equal in scale to Game of Thrones, largely written by women and targeted at women. That’s not to say it skips past all the sex and violence, however – Outlander has Fifty Shades of Grey amounts of porn involved, except with a wealth of plot, character development and world building.
It’s compelling viewing, and not just for the sex scenes (which are easily some of the best on television). However, if you were looking for a quick run-down of the show’s sauciest moments (you know, to decide whether it’s worth watching), look no further.
1. Cunnilingus in the castle (season 1, episode 1: “Sassenach”)
Outlander‘s first sex scene has basically dictated all future lovemaking scenes on the series by being based around Claire’s pleasure as a woman. Before all the time-traveling and hunky Scotsmen, Claire was an ordinary nurse and wife of an academic on holiday in 1940s Scotland. Their trip and her husband Franks’ research took them to the historical Castle Leoch, where they explored the ruins and tried to reignite a marriage that had turned distant over years apart during the war.
2. Consummating Claire and Jamie’s marriage – the first time (season 1, episode 7: “The Wedding”)
“The Wedding” will be most Outlander fans’ favourite episode – and it’s not difficult to see why. The story of two people who were thrown together by circumstance and fell in love is highlighted in a whole episode that takes place entirely on their wedding night, in which Claire and Jamie have several heart-to-hearts and finally consummate their marriage. Claire guides Jamie as he loses his virginity in some tender scenes.
3. Celebrating their union again (season 1, episode 7: “The Wedding”)
After the official consummation is over, Jamie and Claire get immediately down to doing it again – and doing it better. In probably the hottest scenes of the series, we get an extended erotic sequence that is best watched alone.
4. Stolen moments in the meadow (season 1, episode 8: “Both Sides Now”)
After their wedding, Claire and Jamie need no excuse to make love basically anywhere, and in some amorous scenes they fall to the ground in a meadow. It’s a secret rendezvous planned by Jamie, who told Dougal and the others they were busy gathering healing herbs. The pair share some words of love and special newlywed time before they are interrupted by the sound of a pistol being cocked – well, you can’t have everything.
5. Morning glory (season 1, episode 10: “By the Pricking of my Thumbs”)
In a scene that has been regularly touted as one of 2015’s hottest television sex scenes, Jamie and Claire enjoy a passionate morning (and us the beginning of an episode). The focus is very much on Jamie going down on Claire, in some genuinely tender yet ridiculously hot scenes. The pair eventually stop what they’re doing to answer the frantic knocking of Murtagh (who has some important news) at their bedroom door, but after a long while.
Outlander season two premieres on Amazon Prime Video today (Sunday, April 10).