6 Gay Characters Who Lost Their Virginity on a Teen Television Show
While some characters on teen television shows chose to wait until they got married to have sex for the first time, others made a different decision. TONS of Pretty Little Liars characters lost their virginity throughout the series, including Emily Fields, a gay character who had to navigate her mother’s confusion about her sexuality AND her first time in the same episode.
TV series have come a long way in the past few years. While the thought of ANYONE, let along a member of the LGBT community, losing their virginity on screen was once a crazy thought, many shows have tackled the subject that tons of teens face in their real life. Shows like Shadowhunters, Degrassi and Glee all featured strong, powerful gay characters, and while some on-screen hits get accused of using them to gay-bait audiences, these shows did a great job showing issues ALL teenagers deal with, no matter their sexuality.
It was the moment all Shadowhunters fans had been waiting for — Alec and Magnus' first time having sex. Unfortunately, the moment wasn't as magical as they thought, as Matthew Daddario's character was super eager to lose his virginity, even though his boyfriend was a little hesitant. Fans of the Freeform hit were upset because while the show's writers confirmed consent was meant to be implied, it was never shown on screen.
Darren Swimmer, the Shadowhunters Showrunner, tweeted, "We thought it was a given that Alec wouldn't have forced anything, but a fair point that we could have made consensus more clear on screen. Consent: a big issue. Thank you for sharing your POV on this topic."
Nonetheless, Magnus and Alec did, in fact, have consensual sex, and the latter had no regrets about losing it to his more-experienced bae.