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Bridgerton Season 2 Isn't Making People As Horny As Season 1, Does That Mean It Sucks?

The long awaited second season of Bridgerton came out this past weekend, so I did what any girl would do - cancelled any and all plans of moving from the couch, lit a few candles, and mentally prepared for a sexy storyline. Season 1 took the world by STORM, partially I'm sure because of its release time (December 2020) and more pressingly, because of our IMMEDIATE love affair with the impossibly sexy Duke of Hastings:

His relationship with Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) was some of the hottest on screen passion I've ever seen. Truly, a few of the scenes felt like I was watching a deeply romantic novel played out on screen, written by Shonda Rhimes. When we all heard that season 2 would focus on another member of the Bridgerton family, Daphne's brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) we were excited (because he is hot) but weren't sure what to expect. Anthony's character is a little more buttoned up, having to carry the burden of the Bridgerton name and reputation as the "man of the house." All in all, the season was good. The sexual tension between Anthony and Kate (Simone Ashley) was palpable, but personally, I felt there wasn't enough sex. Lots of longing? Sure. The typical "enemies turned lovers" storyline? Definitely. Overall though, I wasn't...that horny for it. 

I disagree with this tweet, I didn't think it was "so right of them" to tone down on the actual sex. We loved S1 (and the longing first hand touch pictured above) because we KNEW these two were going to make fireworks the minute they finally got it together. S2, we got plenty of this (and a VERY sexy fear/love/lust moment concerning a bee sting where I thought, 'now we're getting somewhere') but it took entirely too long for something to actually happen. I'm claiming we never even had a real "moment" until like, the 7th episode. Not nearly enough time for lust!!!! 

People do seem to be fine with the lack of sex, but personally, I'm torn. Does that mean it was bad? No. I liked it, I'm glad I watched it all in one sitting. Does the lack of sex mean it sucked? No again. But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't more into the first iteration of this victorian-era erotica.