Not all sex scenes have to be sexy.
Like its premium television cousins on HBO and Showtime, Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" enjoys a lot of freedom in how it can depict its characters' relationships progressing between the sheets. But, as Slate argues in the video above, what really makes "OITNB" provocative is the unshrinking honesty with which it scripts the Litchfield inmates' sex scenes.
"While other shows that focus on relationships between women show them ecstatically engaging in mysteriously mind-blowing sex, or making out in a way that seems designed to titillate male viewers, here the sex and affection between women is complicated, messy and wonderfully believable," the video's narrator explains.
Watch the video to get the full breakdown. But be forewarned: There as many Season 2 spoilers as there are unapologetically naked bodies. Proceed at your own risk.
WARNING: Video is NSFW.