We need to talk about THAT sex scene on yesterday's episode of Game of Thrones.

Warning: This post contains spoilers about the latest season of Game of Thrones. Read on at your own risk.

We’re two episodes into season seven of Game of Thrones and a lot has happened.

Take last night, for example, where we lost two beloved Sand Snakes, most of Daenerys’ Westerosi fleet and army, and left Theon Greyjoy floating in the middle of an ocean.

Then there was a so-gross-it-was-borderline-unwatchable Greyscale removable scene and a tear-jerking reunion between Arya and her long lost direwolf Nymeria.

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But there was one scene in particular that has left many Game of Thrones fans with some interesting results in their Google search history this morning.

Yes, we’re talking about that sex scene between Grey Worm and Missandei.

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YES. Image via HBO.

As many viewers breathed a sigh of relief that a romance that has been brewing for more than three seasons finally came (uh, pardon the pun) to fruition, there was one overwhelming question the Internet wanted answered: How does Grey Worm, a eunuch, have sex?

Fans of the book series on which the show is based know that members of the Unsullied have had their genitals, both the "root and stem," removed as five-year-old boys.

But the show hasn't made such a clear statement. And while the Unsullied are referred to as eunuchs, the term can be used for those who are fully and partially castrated.


The actress who plays Missandei, Nathalie Emmanuel, told Entertainment Weekly the sex scene was specifically designed to "keep everybody guessing" about Grey Worm's genitals.

And dare we say it, it's also because, at the end of the day, it really doesn't matter at all.

There is a far more powerful lesson to be learned from this scene: that one's genitals, or lack thereof, should not be a prerequisite to the ability to express your sexuality.

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There's a far more valuable lesson to be learned from this scene than what's in Grey Worms pants. Image via HBO.

Missandei and Grey Worm's union proved that there is more than one way for anyone—in this case, a man and a woman—to be intimate with each other.

Added to that the fact the scene was shot from Missandei's perspective and focused entirely on her pleasure, and you might just have one of the most feminist scenes in Game of Thrones' history.

Considering the show has drawn criticism for using rape as a plot device—and has shown far more sets of breasts than testicles over the course of six seasons—this particular scene was a big step forward for the show.

The only other scene where we've seen male-on-female oral sex on the show was between Ygritte and Jon Snow back in season three.

The difference is that this time viewers were given an insight into Missandei's exact perspective.

That's right. A woman's perspective. During an on-screen sex scene that's focused specifically on her pleasure.


But it might not all be good news. If there's one thing we know about Game of Thrones, it's that you can never really know what's about to happen next.

Considering that Grey Worm is off to battle at Casterly Rock, his sweet moment with Missandei may be a bittersweet farewell.

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