Bridgerton’s sex scenes are the raunchiest on Netflix, new study reveals

The shows with the steamiest sex scenes uncovered

BRIDGERTON, from left: Rege-Jean Page, Phoebe Dynevor, After the Rain', (Season 1, ep. 108, aired Dec. 25, 2020)
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Bridgerton’s sex scenes are perhaps one of the show’s biggest talking points, as viewers are drawn into the steamy romances of Regency-era London. The Netflix period drama is reportedly projected to be viewed by 63 million households in the 28 days since its Christmas Day debut on the streaming platform. So it seems an awful lot of viewers around the globe have been discovering quite how raunchy scenes in the hit adaptation can be. 

Netflix is no stranger to having some seriously steamy scenes and other shows also have their fair share of romantic moments. Now a new study by has revealed which of the newest Netflix series feature the most raunchy sex scenes on Netflix. 

The study analysed IMDB's Parent Guides Content Advisory and looked at which of the newest Netflix series had the most severe ratings for sex and nudity. 

If you’ve watched any of these shows, you might not be at all surprised to see which ones topped the list…

Which of the newest Netflix series has the raunchiest sex scenes?

Bridgerton, of course! This hit adaptation of Julia Quinn’s bestselling Bridgerton book series might be one of the newest on Netflix, but it certainly packs a punch when it comes to the sex scenes with a 50% severity rating according to the study. 

The Gossip Girl meets Downton Abbey series was released on Christmas Day and has since captured the imagination of viewers across the world. Set in Regency-era London, the show follows the illustrious Bridgerton family as they attempt to seek suitable marriages for their children. 

This debut season largely follows the relationship between Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor, and Simon, Duke of Hastings, played by Regé-Jean Page. With a whole host of secrets, scandals and romances intertwining their story, there’s plenty of raunchy scenes!

Which other shows were in the top 5 for raunchiest sex scenes on Netflix?

The Crown

Coming in second place in the study, with a severity rating of 26%, is The Crown. With the release of The Crown Season 4 in November, the historical hit has been as popular as ever. Following the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the latest season focused on the marriage between her son Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

Emily in Paris

Close behind with a rating of 16% is Emily In Paris. Watch young American Emily from the Midwest, wonderfully played by Lily Collins, as her whole life changes after she is hired by a marketing firm in Paris. There to give an American perspective on things, she must find her own way in the so-called City of Love. 

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comes in fourth with 14% rating. This American supernatural horror series focuses on everyone’s favourite witch, Sabrina Spellman. She must come to terms with her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal, all the while fighting off evil forces that threaten her, her loved ones and the human world. 

The Queen's Gambit 

And it seems like when it comes to the raunchiest sex scenes in new Netflix series, period dramas have a fair few. The Queen’s Gambit rounds off the top 5 with a 9% rating. 

Based on Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel, this Netflix mini-series begins in the mid-1950s. It follows a young chess prodigy, Beth, as she rises to the top of the chess world and begins to battle drug and alcohol dependency.

Bridgerton’s sex scenes are seemingly the steamiest on Netflix. But how many of the other series have you seen?

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!