Tits and Dragons. Let's talk about the s*x scenes In The House of the Dragon.

There are minor spoilers ahead so if you haven’t watched Episode 1, stop reading now.


I’m a huge Game Of Thrones (GOT) fan. I read all the books, and I religiously watched the TV series.

GOT had sex aplenty, sometimes merely as background to a more important activity. The term sexposition was coined because of the show's propensity to provide exposition - crucial information, against a backdrop of sex and nudity.

I looked forward to the House of the Dragon (HotD) premiere and I wasn't disappointed - I loved the first episode.

But it reinforced my observation that mere sex doesn't guarantee sexy times.


Two scenes in the episode feature lots of sex and nudity, and both are situated in a brothel.

In the first one, Daemon Targaryen (the excellent Matt Smith) cannot reach climax, despite much humping and grunting. The whore is very understanding and knows her client. She offers him a woman with silver hair, Targaryen hair, to help him along. Ouch.

The second time we’re in this brothel there’s an orgy going on. This time Daemon is removed from the action - he paid for it and orchestrated it, but he doesn’t partake. There’s tons of romping– but the feeling is of a meat market, none of the acts is a real turn-on.


A third scene has no hint of nudity, yet I found it to be the most sexually loaded scene of the episode, and a disturbing one at that. It is between Daemon and his much younger niece, Rhaenyra (the wonderful Milly Alcock).

It’s clear these two like each other – he is her uncle, and he brought her a gift – a necklace of Valyrian steel. The young girl turns around and bares her nape for her uncle to adjust the jewelry. It is a very suggestive setup, especially when you think back about the Targaryens’ habit of aunts sleeping with their nephews (Daenerys and Jon Snow spring to mind), and brothers marrying sisters. That and the whore's suggestion seem to point in a very clear direction.


Did you watch the first episode? Do you agree with my hypothesis of a future union between this couple? Do you share my surprise at how well-built Matt Smith is?

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