Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that season six of Game Of Thrones returns to screens this week.

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And as we all know – regardless of whether we’ve actually managed to wade through the complex and lavish previous five seasons – the show most certainly doesn’t shy away from eye-gaping shock and has whipped its millions of global fans into something of a frenzy with lashings of sex, rape, murder and, er, dragons.

And its not just girl-boy sex that gets an airing too. The show is very LGBT friendly and has carried some rather saucy and erotic boy-on-boy love scenes.

In the first season of the show, we were giddy as we watched Loras (Finn Jones)  and King Renley (Gethin Anthony) get in on in scenes, even though in the books sexuality is merely hinted at. Later in the series, Oberyn’s multi sexual orgy (below) proved to be yet another eyebrow raiser, looking like a porno version of Years & Years’ recent video for Desire.

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Finn Jones, who played Loras, says he thinks it was great that such a popular global show doesn’t shy away from

‘Having a gay character in Game Of Thrones was never a gimmick,’ the handsome actor said in an interview a while back. ‘Loras was written with such truth and conviction, it wasn’t something that was crass. I never had a problem playing a gay character because it was authentic.’

He added: ‘Recently gay characters have been used as the comedy in a show or they have weak elements to them. The great thing about Loras is that he has a feminine side to him, but he’s actually a very strong-minded character and he’s a fighter. He’s a warrior. It’s nice to see that on television because it’s true to modern gay people, who aren’t just one thing or the other.’

We don’t know what we have in store in this next series but we can bet we’re going to shocked and flabbergasted. Season six starts on Sky Atlantic on April 25.