12 Awkward Sex Scenes We Accidentally Watched With Our Parents

Whether they just walked in and sat down, or you started a movie you knew nothing about, watching a sex scene with your parents is totally uncomfortable. Use your parents’ HBO GO and enjoy your movies privately.

1. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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When we heard the first note of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” we wanted to close our eyes and sleep forever.

Level of awkwardness: Audibly farting in an elevator when it’s only you and a single stranger.

2. American Beauty

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When we saw the flower petals start to drop, we wanted to pick them all up and arrange them nicely in front of our faces.

Level of awkwardness: Forgetting someone’s name right before you have to introduce them to a friend.

3. Boys Don’t Cry

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When the car sex scene commenced, all we wanted to do was drive away.

Level of awkwardness: Walking in on your parents.

4. Any episode of True Blood

Whenever things got real racy on True Blood, we wanted to put a stake right through our own heart.

Level of awkwardness: Sitting down for “the talk” because you walked in on your parents.

5. Behind the Candelabra

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We wished we had a diamond-encrusted eye mask to put on when the guys took their trip to funky town.

Level of awkwardness: Having your parents walk in on you.

6. Cruel Intentions

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When we watched this entire movie and just wanted to change our address to 123 Living Under a Rock Road From Now On, Embarrassingville, NY 10012.

Level of awkwardness: Being involved in a very public, and very loud “conscious uncoupling.”

7. Election

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When an imaginary hot and heavy scene between teacher and student became too much to handle, all we wanted to do was drop out of school.

Level of awkwardness: Laughing alone, five minutes after a joke was told, because you really didn’t get it at first.

8. Any episode of Girls

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Whenever any of the girls got down, we wanted to take the elevator all the way to the top floor and stay there for a really, really, really long time.

Level of awkwardness: Getting caught talking to your cat when you thought no one else was home.

9. Jawbreaker

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When we watched the “big stick” scene, all we wanted was a very high tree with a few branches to climb up.

Level of awkwardness: Accidentally liking an ex’s tweet when you no longer follow them on Twitter.

10. Leaving Las Vegas

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We wanted to pull the sheets over our head when Nicolas Cage and Elizabeth Shue gambled with love.

Level of awkwardness: Sending a nasty gossip text about a certain someone to that certain someone.

11. The Lucky One

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When the shower scene got real steamy, all we wanted to do was cool off. Alone. By ourselves. Forever.

Level of awkwardness: Flipping someone off on the road and immediately getting stuck next to them at a red light.

12. Any episode of Game Of Thrones

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Whenever things got racy on Game of Thrones, we wanted winter to hurry up and end so things weren’t as uncomfortable.

Level of awkwardness: Using a fake ID to get into a bar and running into your teacher who’s there on a date with someone who’s not their spouse.

So go. Take your HBO GO and run. Run far away and enjoy your sex scenes in private.

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