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Gay sex scene with ex-Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas praised by Neighbours fans

Josh Jackman March 16, 2018

(Channel 5)

Fans have flooded Neighbours with praise after the TV show screened an emotional gay sex scene.

This week, viewers of the Australian soap saw Rafael – played by ex-Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas – explore his sexuality after coming out.

He got intimate with David, played by Takaya Honda, for the first time.

(Channel 5)

Fans loved the explicitly sexual nature of the scene, and also heaped praise on the show for the sensitive way the men treated each other.

David saw he was nervous, and said: “You haven’t done this much have you?”

He calms his fears though, saying: “That makes two of us, I only came out last year. I know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed.”

(Channel 5)

But Rafael clearly felt scared and insecure as David stroked up his back to find the dramatic scarring criss-crossing his skin.

But David told him: “Show me. Please, show me.”

The doctor ran his fingers over Rafael’s back, feeling his scars.

(Channel 5)

Rafael, almost in tears, told him: “I was – I was in a fire.”

“You were young,” the doctor responds, sympathetic and concerned.

David smiles at Rafael, trying to reassure him.

And then David kisses him like he means it.

(Channel 5)

Fans were delighted by the scene, and the fact that showrunners didn’t hold back with their portrayal of gay sex.

One person wrote: “That was actually another good, entertaining episode and the gay love scenes were played like they weren’t kissing their grannies. Which was nice.”

(Twitter/neighbantz)

Another said: “I absolutely loved the implied sex scene tonight! It was just so beautiful. Huzzah for lgbt pride!

“It’s so refreshing to see a gay sex scene! #neighbours”

(Twitter/degrassiparody)

“FINALLY someone kisses David on the lips with passion instead of pecking him on the forehead! YES #Neighbours – that’s how you do a gay kiss on TV!!! ,” said a fan account.

(Twitter/NeighboursHQ)

Gay porn star Jesse Jackman wrote: “The Australian soap opera Neighbours has been on FOREVER… I remember watching it when I lived in a tiny town in NSW way back in 1990 (I was 16).

“So awesome that they’ve embraced the topic of gay sexuality in a pretty amazing way!”

(Twitter/JesseJackmanXXX)

Another fan welcomed the pairing, saying: “I don’t mind Aaron but he doesn’t fit w/ David. Seeing David w/ Rafael it’s so much more obvious.

“Bless his heart, the actor who’s Aaron has more chemistry w/ women than he’s had w/ any male actor he’s been paired w/.

(Twitter/PurlMaster55)

“Meanwhile Rafael & David are #Neighbours #Ravid #SaveRafael”.

The scene drove at least one person to tears: “Ugh that David/Raf bedroom scene was so gay and beautiful I legit cried a little :’3 ️‍ #neighbours”.

(Twitter/doctragon)

One said: “Woah just watched THAT scene between Jason from Corrie and David Tanaka! Kudos to #Neighbours as I have never seen such an explicit gay love scene in a soap before.”

(Twitter/spiceyben)

And another wrote: “Really impressed with the David/ Rafael scenes today.

“Finally realistic kisses between gay characters rather than the closed, tight lipped ones we have seen from the likes of Chris, Nate and Aaron.

(Twitter/mkenn80)

“Even the Aaron and Rory one a few weeks back was so dull.”

Watch the scene below:

More: Australia, Australia, Coronation Street, entertainment, Gay, gay sex, neighbours, Ryan Thomas, Television

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