02/01/2013 10:37 am ET

A History Of Sex And The Super Bowl

It's not just about the football — thanks to racy commercials, suggestive halftime shows, and lingerie-clad ladies, the Super Bowl has earned a sexy, scandalous reputation over the years. The first Super Bowl took place on Jan. 15, 1967, and since then, it's become one of the most popular TV events each year. In 2011, Super Bowl XLV captured the attention of 111 million viewers, making it the most-watched American TV program in history.

With that kind of popularity, any controversies related to the game come with major media scrutiny and a bright national spotlight. Although "Nipplegate" tends to be the most shocking, buzzed-about incident in the game's history, there have been several other sex-related controversies tied to the event. In anticipation of this Sunday's big game, take a look at the most scandalous moments in Super Bowl history.

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