One of the reasons we love soap characters is that they don't always behave the way people behave in real life. They keep way more secrets. They hang out with the same 4 or 5 people almost exclusively. They talk aloud to themselves about significant life events and nobody ever hears them. And thank God they do. Real life is nowhere near as exciting.
One of our favorite things that happen only on the soaps? Grief sex. Countless times, characters experience loss -- either illness or death or a harsh breakup -- and respond in their sadness the only way they know how: by doing it. Doing it 'til the sun comes up.
Recently, daytime has seen this concept in action twice. On One Life to Live, Natalie and Brody are both devastated by what they see as the ends of their relationships with John and Jessica. And on General Hospital, Sonny and Carly were grieving over their son's prison sentence when they got good and drunk and fell into bed. Grief sex double-whammy!
We pulled together some of our favorite examples of grief sexing on daytime. Click here to start the Grief Sex gallery.
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