There’s nothing less sexy than slowly melting in summer heat. But let’s flip the switch on the sweltering temperatures and turn on the TV, and your imagination, with some chemistry-fueled bedroom action in shows and movies. Get some inspiration from what you see on screen and turn up the heat in the bedroom with our favorite sexy shows.

10. Too Hot to Handle

Is there anything sexier than watching a group of young, horny young people being told they can’t have any sexual contact? This reality show gives the phrase “sexual tension” a whole new meaning, as the all-seeing “Lana” keeps an eye on contestants to make sure there is no funny business. Plus, the contestants don’t know what show they’re on until halfway through the first episode. It’s slightly creepy due to the “Big Brother is watching” vibe, but you just can’t look away! The best part is they just released season 2 on Netflix.

9. The Tudors

This historical fiction covers one of England’s most famous kings, Henry VIII and his relationships with all six of his wives. Any man who creates his own church so that he can divorce his wife and marry his mistress will have extraordinary bedroom adventures. Plus, actor Jonathon Rhys Meyers, who first captured my heart in his role on Bend It Like Beckham is King Henry VIII. The cast features several good and (good-looking) actors like Natalie Dormer and Henry Cavill. 

8. True Blood

Sex and vampires are a combination as old as time. After all, Bram Stocker’s Dracula introduced us to the idea all the way back in 1897! If you’re looking for a modern-day twist on this forbidden love story, look no further than True Blood. This show follows the story of local Louisiana waitress Sookie, who falls in love (and lust) with 173-year-old vampire, Bill Compton. Plus, there’s a number of other steamy sexcapades with local vamps like Eric Northman, played by sex icon Alexander Skarsgård. The only thing better than a sexy series is a sexy, supernatural series and you’ll find just that in True Blood!

7. Masters of Sex

Did you know William Masters and Virginia Johnson are known as pioneers of the science of human sexuality? Yup, that’s right. This series dives into the masterminds behind their sexuality research. But, this isn’t your typical, run-of-the-mill, boring history documentary! Set in the 1950s and 1960s, Masters of Sex explores the beginning of the sexual revolution. This series also touched on the pair’s private lives, including neglectful parenting, infidelity, and general family disconnect. To sum it up, this is a must-watch!

6. Elite

Private school. Check. Set in Spain. Check. Murder mystery. Check.

Sounds like a great recipe for a thrilling, sexy drama. This series is full of plot twists (and compromising intimate moments) as working-class and wealthy students at the private school clash. Some may describe this as a guilty pleasure, but you should be loud and proud about your love for this flashy (and slightly trashy) series. If the mystery doesn’t keep you hooked, the relationships will.

5. Outlander

This historical drama combines action and romance thanks to the undeniable magnetism of its stars Caitriona Balfe (who plays Claire) and Sam Heughen (who plays Jamie). They are often placed in impossible situations, due to the fact that Balfe plays a World War II nurse transported to 1743 Scotland. These two keep you entranced with their romance and unbreakable trust, plus they just can’t keep their hands off each other!

WARNING: I used to watch this series while working out at the gym. That was a mistake.

4. Normal People

Don’t let the title fool you, Normal People is far from the norm! Based on the novel of the same name, this series follows Marianne and Connell as they navigate a teenage fling, the highs and lows of adulthood, and all the tumultuous love affairs in between. While the complication of life is something we can all relate to, the passion and heat Marianna and Connell share can only be described as a once-in-a-lifetime romance. If you’re looking for a sexy series, Normal People delivers, just be prepared for SO much more!

3. She’s Gotta Have It

If you’re a TV buff like me, then you know that film director Spike Lee’s shows and films are consistently a must-watch. This is no exception! This sexy comedy centered around celebrating female empowerment follows the main character Nola Darling (played by DeWanda Wise) as she focuses on pursuing her dreams as an artist while juggling not one but THREE lovers. Why do we love this show? It does a great job of shedding light on the double standards Black women face regarding sex and sexual relationships.

2. Bridgerton

If you haven’t heard of this breakout Netflix series, then I have no idea where you have been for the past few months. The Duke of Hastings (played by Regé-Jean Page) made the hearts of millions melt with just the raise of an eyebrow. Who hasn’t been in the shoes of Daphne Bridgerton (played by Phoebe Dynevor) as she goes through a sexual education after marrying Hastings. I am personally still puzzled by the scene where they get intimate while on a ladder. I do NOT recommend trying that one at home.

1. Sex/life

If you had a choice between a loving relationship with your husband and two kids in the suburbs or a wild and crazy life in the city with a charismatic man who fulfills all your sexual desires, which would you choose? That’s the dilemma Billie (played by Sarah Shahi) faces. Who can resist a good, old-fashioned love triangle? It doesn’t hurt that literally every single member of the cast is GORGEOUS! This show tests the limits, with full frontal nudity and graphic sex scenes that will expand the borders of your imagination.

Why are you still here?

We have given you not 1, not 5, but 10 great shows to go watch to get in the mood. As always, there are new and amazing shows being released for your entertainment. Let us know if there is one that leaves you lusting for more.