I am sure if you have watched episode 2 of season 3 for Outlander you are quite aware there seemed to be as much sex in it as there was in season 2. That should have topped ya all up.
I get it…season 2 was NOT sexy. Stillbirths, starvation, war….not foreplay in the making. Season 3 however…the lovin’ was stong in “Surrender”
All the sex wasn’t shown, all the sex wasn’t with someone else or even completed but we are going to talk about it anyway. Why? Why focus on the sex? Because it was more than that…just like in real life. The way two people communicate often involves their bodies. Whether it be with love, need, desire, anger or pure hatred. Sex can be an expression of any of those.
The first sex scene we were treated to was with Claire. Taking things into her own hands so to speak. We know Claire is sexually advanced to societies expectation – which makes perfect sense concidering she was a woman who always pushed the boundaries in each time she existed in. In this moment, fantasizing about the man she loves and pleasing herself seemed as natural as breathing. Frank, asleep and oblivious was not as important to me. Part of me thought any hot blooded man, who hasn’t gotten some in a while, would recognize that heavy breath and pay very close attention. In my mind, Frank did in fact wake…he just was super polite and just let her finish up.
The second winka winka scene, brings us back to the Claire/Frank marriage bed. This time, Claire looking a million miles away but still managing to reach out and poke him in the face to wake him up. Ok…she brushed her fingers across his cheek. He asks her “What is it.” She responds “I miss my husband.” Which, lets be honest here, she isn’t lying. She really misses her husband. The red headed one, the one she dreams about. Frank will just ignore that for now. Cuz a man woken in the middle of the night with an invitation to the pleasure highway, generally will pay the assigned toll.
Claire sure wanted to scratch a lot of itches getting back to being who she used to be. The third sex scene was anti- climactic. Literally.
Claire does a little dance for Frank, removing her knickers (you couldn’t call those billowy things panties even if you wanted to), again, feeling the need to get out of what you know she feels mundane. If she has to walk in these slippers, she wants them to have some heels. So she seduces Frank. Who is totally into it, until he tries to connect with her emotionally. The eyes are the windows to the soul and Claire has hers firmly SHUT. He pleads with her to open her eyes and she basically ignores him, because she isn’t with him.
She has a desire to escape and he is not heeding it by reminding her. Reality is, it is Frank she is having sex with not making love to Jamie. He stops. He has had enough. It is one thing to have sex half asleep and ignore it but he is full on awake and totally gets it.
We notice when Claire gets SUPER angry when confronted with the truth. She either throws ashtrays or she buggers off and seethes. It is vastly different from the Claire who is motivated by her anger. When she knows she is right, she turns that anger into action…when she is called on her shit she lashes out and shuts down.
Our fourth sex scene happens between a very broken man and a woman who simply wishes to be a balm in his life. Also…she gets to have sex with Jamie, so there is that. I heard a lot of people upset that we had to see Claire have sex with Frank but they didn’t make us “see” it with Jamie and Mary. Here is my take. You have already seen Frank and Claire have the sexy time in episode one, season one. This isn’t a completely foriegn concept to us. Jamie with anyone but Claire…going to take a bit more getting used to.
Plus, I think after being in a cave for 6 yrs…he erupted after about 2 seconds…maybe….just maybe…he was a bit quick on the uptake and you DID see it all. The way I see it…watching Mary and Jamie have sex probably wouldn’t be so sexy. I mean, they were both super skinny due to poor living conditions. It might have been super distracting having two people that sounded like someone playing yatzee as opposed to having sex. Bones banging against one another – not so erotic eh?
This episode is the sexcircle of life. Frank is Claire’s Jamie….Mary is Jamies Claire…round and round we go.
Orgasm is an escape. A surrender, so to speak. It is a healthy way to treat the bodies wounds as it serves to be a bridge to the soul.
So have an orgasm today! Alone or with someone. It is all good for you.
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