‘Outlander’ has great sex scenes: Here are all of their best ones
Don’t we all wish we could be magically swept away to 18th century Scotland? With verdant landscapes, historical adventures, and steamy romance, Outlander sure makes us fantasize about a journey through the time-traveling stone circle.
Sadly, because the fictitious tale simply cannot be a reality, we must instead experience it all through the lens of protagonist Claire Randall-Fraser (Caitriona Balfe). Luckily the bright medic takes us down exciting avenues, especially as she winds up in the arms of the hunky Scot Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).
The electric spark between these two leads to numerous steamy sex scenes that keep Outlander passionate & enticing. These scenes extend over all five seasons, so there are many to enjoy. Avid fans have been twiddling our thumbs as we wait for season 6, which is said to be in the works according to streaming service Starz. While you wait, enjoy our top picks for best Outlander sex scenes.
Consummation (season 1, episode 7)
One of the most memorable sex scenes between Jamie & Claire is, of course, their first time. After their marriage, the newlyweds are required to “consummate their relationship”. While Claire had been previously married, Jamie’s completely new to love-making, an ignorant virgin. Jamie even confesses, “I didn’t realize you did it face-to-face. I thought you must do it the back way, like horses.”
Once their nerves settle, the two seductively disrobe and the scene evolves into a deeply lustful love-making session. Jamie even fears that he hurt Claire because she lets out loud cries of passion. Their wedding night is fresh, tentative, yet incredibly satisfying in the end.
Does it ever stop, wanting you? (season 1, episode 8)
Couples who have discovered the new wonders of sex feel the magnetic pull sexual tension creates. Jamie & Claire understand this lust in the episode right after their wedding as they indulge their desires laying outside in the grass.
What’s arguably more appealing than the sex acting is the sex talking. Jamie, for example, asks, “Does it ever stop, wanting you?”/”Is it usual,what is between us when I touch you?” Knowing their connection is extra special Claire says, “No, this is unusual. It’s different. That’s for sure.”
Do not disturb (season 1, episode 10)
If you’re searching for a scene to make you red in the cheeks, this abrupt scene is the one. Caught in a rapturous climax, Jamie orally pleasures Claire who’s left moaning & gasping. Even when someone comes knocking on the door, their passionate exchange consumes them too much to give a darn.
A tearful goodbye (season 2, episode 13)
Outlander’s season 2 finale ends with a breathtaking climax (note the double entendre there.) When Jamie brings Claire back to the Craigh na Dun stones to guarantee the safety of their baby during the Battle of Culloden, they are forced to share an emotional goodbye.
They say goodbye in one of the most passionate ways they know how – sex. The last-minute bang brings them to the ground, doing it at the foot of the magical stones. Even heartbroken & tearful, their last sex scene is enthralling.
Hello, again (season 3, episode 6)
Twenty years Claire & Jamie are apart – a range of six episodes some fans call “Droughtlander” – before we finally get to see them reunite. While the two of them are both somewhat nervous after all those years, they eventually get it on in full glory. It’s just like riding a bicycle – you never really forget how to do it.
After they reconnect (literally), it takes a while before they detach. They have a lot of catching up to do. The two spend a lot of time in that bedroom and they even have morning sex. Claire admits to being sore after the sex marathon.
Island loving (season 3, episode 11)
After coincidentally washing up on the same island, Claire & Jamie find it a proper occasion to celebrate with sex. By season 3, Outlander knows how to switch it up on us and make each sex scene have some extra sparkle. This scene the two seem to connect after enjoying some “special” turtle soup (which makes Claire rather tipsy.)
Once they finally get alone time, they meet their sexual needs with a ravenous appetite, going at it on a desk.
Handfast lovers (season 4, episode 8)
Finally, another Outlander couple apart from Jamie & Claire with comparable chemistry – Brianna & Roger. It takes Brianna & Roger long enough to seal the deal, their sexual tension radiating from them for many episodes. But when Brianna finally accepts Roger’s proposal of marriage after he follows her back in time (and all the way across the seas to America!) they’re quickly handfasted so they can get it going.
While, this night surely doesn’t end well – at all – it sure starts off on a happy note. Though it’s rather quick, we smitten with the sight of Brianna & Roger finding happiness in union.