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It’s happened to us all. You’re happily watching a film or a bit of TV with your parents, and all of a sudden the actors have that glint in their eyes and they’re moving closer to each other. Oh Jesus, they’re going to have sex. AWKWARD!

It doesn’t matter how old you are; watching a sex scene with your Mam or Dad will always make you want to disappear into the couch.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be only too familiar with the five stages of accidently watching a steamy scene with your parents.

1. False hope

Maybe it’s just a kissing scene. Yep, they’re still fully clothed. There’s no way they’re gonna get naked. Oh please don’t get naked!

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2. Impending doom

OK, there’s nudity, there’s groans. These people are about to have sex and my parents are here!

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3. Time for excuses

How do I get out of this? Will I say I need to go to the toilet? Or that I need to study? That would require me to open my mouth and make eye contact though. I can’t do, I can’t do it!

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4. Horror

It’s too late. It’s happening. There’s moaning, a lot of moaning. Should I check my phone, show I’m not interested? Or just stare blankly at the TV screen? Now my Dad’s coughing. This is absolute hell!

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5. Brief relief

I think it’s over. It has to be over. But what if they start doing it again? I can’t go through that. I need to get out of here!

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