While Geralt of Rivia goes on his usual quest to kill monsters, Netflix’s “The Witcher” slowly reveals a deeper, more complicated plot that hints at war and a dark prophecy.
If you’re a big fan of Sapkowski’s original books or if you spent your whole childhood playing the critically acclaimed games in the series, the first season of “The Witcher” has a lot to offer.
Still, as expected for an R-rated show, “The Witcher” doesn’t hold back when it comes to showing sexuality and nakedness, especially in the first half. Here is a list of all the sex scenes in The Witcher and how they fit into the story as a whole. Onward!
9. Reunion (Season 2 Episode 6)
When the second season of “The Witcher” came out on Netflix, many fans were upset that there wasn’t as much nakedness and sex as in the first season. But the show’s creator, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, says that this was done on purpose.
She thinks that sexuality, violence, being naked, and other similar things have to be part of the story. She doesn’t want to use these things just to shock people. In an interview, Hissrich said that the second season was all about how a family changes over time.
And yes, this is true. By the end of the season, Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer have become a family.
Hissrich and her team tried to keep the second season from showing too much sexual activity, but it’s not completely absent. In the months before the second season came out, there were rumors that Geralt and Triss Merigold had a scene where they made out.
Since it’s not there, we can be sure that it wasn’t filmed in the first place.
In the sixth episode of season 2, called “Dear Friend,” Geralt and Ciri leave Caer Morhen. During the last episode’s fight with the Chernobog, Geralt’s horse Roach is killed by fatal wounds, and the Witcher has to kill it out of compassion.
He then takes Ciri to the Temple of Melitele, where he meets up with Yennefer. In season 2, Hissrich and her team are much more subtle in how they handle things. When Geralt and Yennefer are kissing, Ciri walks in. Later, she quickly leaves the room when she realises that these two need some time alone.
The scene changes, and we see some other people. When we come back to Geralt and Yennefer, a lot of time has passed. We can only hope that they used the time to talk about how well they know each other.
8. Power Play (Season 2 Episode 7)
Vilgefortz of Roggeveen and Tissaia de Vries are both members of the Brotherhood of Sorcerers and use magic to a very high level. Tissa thinks that Yennefer is dead after the Battle of Sodden Hill, and she has a hard time dealing with her grief. She finds a friend and a lover in Vilgefortz. She probably doesn’t know that he wants to be close to her for other reasons.
He kills a Northern sorcerer in the first season. The implication is likely that he is looking out for himself. He takes over as leader of the Brotherhood with the help of Tissaia.
In the beginning of Season 2 Episode 7: “Voleth Meir,” Tissaia can be seen standing in her room’s window. Villefort is also in the room, and he notices that Tissaia is wearing a lot of clothes. He tells her to go back to bed. He joins her at the window when she doesn’t move. It’s a pretty cool scene. Again, the writers show a sexual encounter through hints and conversations.
7. The Butcher of Blavikin (Season 1 Episode 1)
Geralt brings the head of a kikimora into the city of Blaviken. This is where everything starts. He goes to Stregobor’s mansion to give it to him, hoping to get a few bucks in return.
This is where “The Witcher” adds a hint of nudity because as soon as Geralt walks into Stregobor’s house, he finds himself in the middle of a magical illusion. He finds Stregobor in the middle of a real Garden of Eden where young women pick apples while naked.
Stregobor tells him all about The Curse of the Black Sun, which is a curse that mostly affects princesses and makes them evil because of changes they’ve had since birth. He doesn’t seem interested in the kikimora’s dead body.
He tells him about it because he wants him to look for a princess named Renfri who is affected by the curse and is looking for him.
But Geralt doesn’t want to kill her because he thinks there is no lesser evil. A long time later, Geralt meets Renfri again in the woods, and she tells him all about the terrible things she had to go through because of Stregobor and her own stepmother.
The Witcher still says that there is no lesser evil, and he even gets her to leave Kovir. When she says yes, the two of them end up having sex in the woods.
This sex scene isn’t explicit, and unlike most others in the series, it doesn’t show any kind of nudity. But it is a very important part of the story as a whole. After they make love, Geralt has visions of Renfri telling him about “a girl in the woods who is his destiny.
” Renfri leaves in the morning, and because of what happens next, Geralt gets the name “The Butcher of Blaviken.”
6. Homecoming (Season 2 Episode 2)
In the second episode of season 2, called “Kaer Morhen,” Geralt and Ciri finally get to the castle where the Witchers live. Every year, the monster hunters go back to Kaer Morhen.
They stay there for the winter before going back to the Path. Most of the Witchers are already in Kaer Morhen when Geralt and Ciri get there. Eskel gets there after everyone else, so he plans a party and invites sex workers down the mountain. Geralt is even known to one of them.
Before getting to the castle, Eskel got hurt in a fight with a leshy. He doesn’t realize that he’s becoming a leshy. After he fights with Geralt, one of the women drags him away. Later, as they get closer, Eskel changes into a monster and kills the woman.
5. A Mere Coincidence (Season 1 Episode 3)
Episode 2 takes a break from all the sex and violence to focus on Yennefer’s character development. Episode 3 finally gives us the sex scenes we’ve been waiting for, which push the limits. It does this, though, by using sex as both a theme and a secondary plot point.
At the beginning of the episode, Geralt is seen in bed with a prostitute. In the first scene, there is no actual sex, and other than some frontal nudity, it’s not very graphic either. Even so, this scene is still very important for moving the story forward.
The prostitute Geralt sleeps with tells him about another Witcher who ran away from Temeria after being attacked by a monster that haunts King Foltest’s kingdom. In what happens next, Geralt goes to Vizima to take care of this beast himself.
4. Power and Acceptance (Season 1 Episode 3)
“The Witcher” starts by telling us about Yennefer’s sad past and all the things that happened before she found out she could use magic. After accidentally teleporting herself, she meets Istredd for the first time.
He tells her that the sorceresses of Thanedd Island will now start looking for her. Tissaia de Vries, a very powerful sorceress, takes her to the Island to improve her magic skills.
There, she meets Istredd again. Istredd is the one who finally gets her to believe in herself and accept who she is.
In Episode 3, which is the start of their relationship, Istredd and Yeneffer have a sex scene that isn’t necessary.
It is by far one of the most memorable sex scenes of the first season because it shows the couple naked.
This scene is mildly exciting, but it also shows in a subtle way how much Yennefer wants to be in charge.
In this scene, it’s clear that the two characters are very passionate about each other, but it also shows that she wants to be more powerful and in charge of her life.
3. A Magical Orgy (Season 1 Episode 1)
“The Witcher” starts by telling us about Yennefer’s sad past and all the events that led up to her finding out she had magical powers.
After accidentally teleporting, she meets Istredd for the first time. He tells her that the sorceresses of Thanedd Island will now start looking for her.
After being taken to the Island by Tissaia de Vries, a very powerful sorceress, to improve her magic skills, she meets Istredd all over again. Istredd is the one who finally makes her believe in herself and even accepts her the way she is.
In Episode 3, which shows the beginning of their relationship, Istredd and Yeneffer have an unneeded sex scene.
It is by far one of the most striking sex scenes of the first season because it shows full nudity.
Aside from being a little bit exciting, this scene also hints at Yennefer’s desire to be in charge. In this scene, the passion between the two lovers is clear, but it also shows how she wants to be more powerful and in charge of her life.
2. The Last Wish (Season 1 Episode 5)
When Geralt and Jaskier get their hands on a sealed amorpha, they are able to call up a djinn. Things don’t go as planned, though, and the djinn tries to strangle the Bard soon after. Geralt takes him to Yennefer, who uses her magic to heal him.
The Bard then falls asleep peacefully. While he’s at it, the mage and the Witcher share a steamy moment in a bathtub.
This is the long-awaited scene with “Tub Geralt.” Yennefer says that his business is enough to make up for what she did for Jaskier.
The rest of the episode is full of naked scenes where Yennefer uses her spells to try to bind the djinn. But there isn’t much evidence that the djinn has been granting Geralt’s wishes instead of Jaskier’s all along.
Later, when she makes Geralt tells the djinn his last wish, he realizes that the djinn will kill Yennefer if he doesn’t do something.
With this, Geralt makes his last wish, and the djinn leaves them under the rubble of their Inn. Within seconds, Yennefer and Geralt start making out, and Jaskier is relieved to hear that “they’re very much alive.”
Again, this scene is not as graphic as one might think. In fact, it has a bit of humor to it. But it gives hints about what Geralt’s last wish might have been, and it’s also the start of a weak relationship between him and Yennefer.
1. A Consequence (Season 1 Episode 6)
Yennefer and Geralt run into each other again, and this time they don’t hold back from telling each other how they really feel. Geralt, who is supposed to be emotionless as a witcher, tells Yennefer in a bold way how much he missed her.
After Yennefer agrees with what he said, they end up making love again. This scene doesn’t show any sexuality at all. It starts with Geralt and Yennefer having a private conversation and ends with the two of them lying next to each other in bed.
But we’re still thinking about it because it’s important to the story as a whole. In the same episode, Geralt tells Yennefer his “last wish,” and she realizes that she feels the way she does because of what he wanted.
In the next episodes of “The Witcher,” big secrets are revealed, but all the sex scenes are put on hold for a while. Episodes 7 and 8 don’t have any nakedness or sex, which isn’t really a surprise since most TV shows get less naked as they go on.