From the article:
“Television is in the midst of a sexual revolution, one that feels enormously different from the adolescent rush so many shows — think “Entourage” or even “The Sopranos” — seemed to get from depicting sex, often with scenes that were little more than showing marginal female characters in various stages of nudity. Now, even the most lascivious characters on series dedicated to shocking cannot help but find their hearts and their minds, not just their bodies, engaged in the action.
Whether the tender vulnerabilities of dating, the mysteries of marriage or the conviction that sex can just be a tool, the subjects being addressed make for more interesting — and more genuinely sexy — programming. If the Parents Television Council frets that smart, explicit television is the future, I say, let’s get it on. ”