->'''Jay:''' It's a great way to do exposition in a movie. Boobs, boobs, boobs, here's the point of this scene, see ya!\\
'''Jack:''' As noted, that's how they do it on ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
-->-- ''WebVideo/BestOfTheWorst''

Sexposition is the practice of combining plot {{exposition}} or {{infodump}}s with sex scenes, in order to tell the viewer about things they need to know to understand the plotline in a way that will hold their attention slightly better than just two characters talking. It's used generally on US cable channels (particularly Creator/{{HBO}}), which can get away with more nudity than other networks and want to make the most of it.

The term "sexposition" is a fairly new one. [[http://cultural-learnings.com/2011/05/29/game-of-thrones-you-win-or-you-die/ It was coined in 2011 by TV critic Miles McNutt]] to describe the numerous such scenes on ''Series/GameOfThrones'', which features a number of characters who are or frequent prostitutes and has become known for taking the sexposition techniques to new heights. It has, however, been retroactively applied to older shows including ''Series/TheSopranos'' and ''Series/{{Deadwood}}''.

Sometimes this [[GoneHorriblyRight works too well.]] The viewer is drawn towards the scene [[DistractedByTheSexy but misses all the exposition.]] This can lead to the show being BestKnownForTheFanservice. Sexposition may be supplied by a character undergoing CoitusUninterruptus.

Compare IHaveBoobsYouMustObey when a female character uses her ... assets to persuade another character, and SexSells, which is where sexy imagery is used as an eye-grabber for advertising.

[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with sex positions.]] Seriously, [[TakeThatAudience get your head out of the gutter]].
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* UsefulNotes/{{PETA}}:
** Used for several years with a "State of the Union Undress" where an attractive female PETA member would strip while talking about animal rights -- and then it [[ScreamerPrank cuts to horrific shots of animals being abused]].
** As well as their ad campaign featuring photos of nude celebrities with the caption, "I'd rather go naked than wear fur!"
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/NinjaScroll'' has an important strategy meeting which the authority figure coldly attends while in the middle of a CoitusUninterruptus.
* ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' used something similar. In one episode where Creator/RieKugimiya's character Mimi had an orgy with a group of other immmortals, there was a voiceover that discussed their battle plans against the antagonist Apos.
* In ''Anime/GunXSword'' Fasalina made love to Michael Garret as she explained The Claw's plans of world destruction to him.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': When Ichigo is training to master his inner Hollow, the conversation is intercut with dialogue about a young perverted woman's PornStash.
* In an episode of ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'', the title character is teaching Konohamaru the basics of the [[SphereOfDestruction Rasengan]]. Which are 1) Rotation (Konohamaru imagined a half-naked girl pole dancing), 2) Power (it comes as a dangerously sexy woman), and 3) Compression ("compress it all into an ultimate sexy pose!") And then Naruto gets startled at what Konohamaru's thinking. Makes sense since the latter expects the former to teach a super-perverted technique as he thinks it's "usual" for him to do.
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Ryuko's StealthMentor and resident MrFanservice Aikuro seems to enjoy [[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn suggestively taking his clothes off]] while telling her about Life Fibers.
* In the later episodes of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', Akio, Touga and Saionji have a tendency to discuss plot and characterization developments while writhing around shirtless on beds and [[CoolCar Akio's car]]. Considering how much of ''Utena'''s plot is cloaked in metaphor and [[ReallyGetsAround the romantic lives of the parties involved]], this is pretty obviously pillow talk.
* ''Manga/{{Kuroshitsuji}}'': In the Noah's Ark Circus arc, Sebastian seduces Beast and she reveals to him about her "father" while he's fingering her.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Parodied in a 1970s ''NationalLampoon'' photocomic from the other direction--the censors will have to leave this sex scene in because it has plot-important exposition.
* Part of the {{Bad Future}}ness of ''Comicbook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'' is "News in the Nude," the only news worth watching. Guess writer/artist Creator/FrankMiller had never heard of ''Naked News''.
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[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', an early scene with the theatre manager has him discussing the staging of the play while having energetic sex with a prostitute; as with many instances of Sexposition, this one overlaps with CoitusUninterruptus.
* ''Film/JamesBond'': In a meta sense, the title sequences from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' onwards put the credits for the cast and crew next to[[labelnote:*]]Or in the case of ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' and ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', projected onto[[/labelnote]] various attractive women, and usually even show scenes from or symbolic images related to the films' plots projected or digitally added onto the attractive female bodies.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* As mentioned above, the TropeNamer is ''Series/GameOfThrones'', via a reviewer. It later got picked up by the show's creators. A lot of the show's exposition takes place in brothels or during private visits in the early seasons. Why they divulge so many secrets and plot relevant info to their whores and one night stands is anyone's guess:
** Littlefinger is training Ros and another new prostitute in how to fake passion with a client; in doing so he not only provides exposition on his background and motivations, but his instructions on how to convince a client he's the best lover in Westeros also mirror how he fools others into thinking he's been swayed to their side.
** This trope is actually exploited in one episode in season three. Littlefinger sends [[MataHari one of his male prostitutes/spies to seduce]] [[StraightGay Loras Tyrell]], in order to get him to divulge his family's plan to [[spoiler: have Loras marry Sansa. Thanks to Littlefinger's intervention, poor Sansa ends up married to Tyrion instead.]]
** Prince Viserys opens up about his background and [[MrExposition Targaryen history]] to [[SexSlave Doreah]] while screwing her in a tub.
** Theon Greyjoy reveals his misguided expectations about his homecoming during a romp with a captain's daughter.
* In ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'', they not only did this regularly, they {{lampshaded}} it, pointing out that the ''only'' reason for having naked women in this scene was so that you'd sit and listen to a boring explanation of this week's topic.
* The Creator/SciFiChannel ''Series/{{Earthsea}}'' miniseries had King Tygath and Kossil expositing their plot to take over the temple on Atuan and release the Nameless Ones as Kossil stripped to join Tygath in bed.
* A common scene in ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand''. Batiatus and Lucretia would often discuss their various schemes while abusing half naked house slaves.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', there's actually a ''mechanic'' where you can press a button to stare at EVA's breasts while she exposits.
* ''VideoGame/{{Deadpool}}'': In order to lead Deadpool into another area that will give them room to work with, Cable also explains that there's also a [[MostCommonSuperpower big-breasted]] woman who claims to be his biggest fan. [[spoiler: There is none, and when he thinks that there is, he's actually [[HoYay groping Cable]].]]
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Variation: In the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' comic [[http://www.teamfortress.com/fateworsethanchess/ "A Fate Worse Than Chess"]] Saxton Hale explains something he dubbed "Explosition" where you have to make the exposition more interesting. He proceeds to make a video where he describes the current situation to the Mercenaries while wrestling with a Yeti.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* This is the idea behind ''Naked News''. Attractive women strip down while reading the news of the day. It also had a SpearCounterpart using attractive men from 2001-2007.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Done InUniverse in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode [[Recap/FuturamaS1E8ABigPieceOfGarbage "A Big Piece of Garbage"]]. The documentary the Planet Express gang downloads about the Garbage Ball is also porn (because TheInternetIsForPorn).
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[[folder: Other]]
* While the term is a new one, the idea is not. This concept often operated as a censor decoy. In most countries, censor boards are under instructions to ensure that their cutting does not effect the flow of the story. This way, the censor had to either permit the scene in question or have to explain to his superiors why exactly was there a sudden plot hole in the movie as approved.

* More GenreSavvy censors averted this by asking for a detailed scripts before allowing shooting. This was not possible for foreign films. US made films often use this to ensure they get in to the now very lucrative Middle East and South Asian market.
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