Sorry ladies, Bachie Sam Wood has said he will NOT be sleeping with any hopefuls this season of The Bachelor. ಥ_ಥ
The Bachelor Season 3 is everything we wanted and more.
There are super awkward dates. There are lots of white teeth. There are bandage dresses, rose petals, heavily scripted conversations, and shameless product promotions. But the one thing that’s (so far) missing from this reality TV dating marathon is the one thing that underpins dating altogether. SEX.
Following the outrage and social media wildfire that followed US Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristol after she discussed her sex life on air, wise old owl Sam is learning from her mistakes and making the call early: there will be NO sex on air. None. None whatsoever.
In a move that had mums around Australia nodding vigorously and calling him a ‘roily nice boy’, Bachelor Sam Wood was clear on his no-bonk policy well before the series even begun.
“Our show is a lot more wholesome than the America version.
There’s nothing beyond a bit of kissing going on. It’s not like I’m kissing every girl on the show, but there’s been a few.
How else can you really know if you have chemistry with someone unless you kiss them?”
I mean, that seems fair. Following Blakegate, it’s probably not a bad idea to try and keep his reputation squeaky clean.
But let’s remember something here: this show was invented as a kind of time-machine-reality-TV-love-vortex, in which real life dating is condensed and slammed on fast forward for drama worthy proportions. Bachie Wood is here on very serious romantic business, people: he’s here to find a wife. As in, someone he wants to wake up next to for the rest of his life. Someone who he might want to raise children with. Someone he loves, deeply and passionately.
… which also kinda means finding someone who is pickin’ up what he’s puttin’ down, ya know?
Surely a strong sexual connection is crucial for a happy marriage. And K.I.S.S.I.N.G. just doesn’t cut it. Even if it is with tongue and the occasional grope.
The American Bachelor and Bachelorette series have sparked a lot of discussion on the topic, particularly in regards to recent Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe. The sassy spin class teacher was the first person in the show’s 30-season run (!!!) to actually talk about sex on the show – namely, that she was bonking several contestants.