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Sexual remarks and references are frequent, but usually mild. There are some stronger references at various points throughout the show. Mild topics such as masturbation, homosexuality and friends with benefits occasionally come up, almost always in a comic context however. Couples are sometimes shown making out in bed. This is usually interrupted by humorous dialog and is nowhere near explicit. It is sometimes implied that the characters are naked beneath the covers, but we see nothing but bare shoulders and backs. .

Season 1: A lot lighter than many of the other seasons, as this season is all either PG rated or 12+. Just mild sexual references.

Season 2: In one of the episodes, Leonard, Raj and Howard are in Las Vegas, Leonard opens a black bag, and Raj took out a pack of condoms or what it looks like. Moderate kissing and sexual references. Brief mention of a "rectal scan". Raj twerks Howard with a Lightsaber that looks like his penis.

Season 3: In the beginning of an episode, Leonard, Raj and Howard look at sex channels. Frequent Moderate sexual references and some strong sexual references.

Season 4: After on a drug, Raj strips in a busy restaurant, but we see no genitalia. Leonard and Pria have shower sex in one episode.

Season 5 :It is said that Leonard proposed to Penny while they were having sex and strong sexual references are made throughout this episode about that. The first episode is about Penny and Raj's sexual encounter, and it turns out that it was only a hook-up. In the 23rd episode there is plenty of strong sexual references and in the 13th episode there are references to erections.

Season 6:After cleaning out Penny's closet Sheldon inquires if Penny ever had a dog because he found what appears to be a "battery operated chew toy". Sheldon can be seen spanking Amy in one episode, although both are fully clothed and it is not meant to be sexual.

Season 7: Penny is wearing sexy pink lingerie, with a good amount of cleavage exposed. Raj's new girlfriend, Emily, says that NC-17 horror movies turn her on: implying sexual pleasure by violence.

Season 8: There is an episode containing strong references to the hook-up from Season 4. Leonard and Penny cover themselves in 'body paint' off-screen in another.

Some mild slapstick violence such as wedgies and crashing a moped

Bitch (Sometimes used as son of a bitch), doosh, bastard, slut, whore, piss, crap, ass, damn, and hell are all said regularly. In 2 episodes Mrs. Wolowitz says "Ferkakta" which is Yiddish for "shitty".

The characters drink quite often.

They openly drink excessively and makes jokes about doing so.

The show does depict the negative consequences of drinking.

Raj suffers from selective mutism and can only talk to women after he has consumed a certain amount of alcohol.

There are some drug references, but usually mild.

Amy's research is referenced sometimes and contains a starfish hooked on cocaine and monkeys smoking.

In one episode, Leonard, Raj, and Howard unknowingly eat hash brownies and become high.

Penny says that her mom smoked pot throughout her pregnancy.

Penny says that her brother cooks meth.

One or two intense scenes such as in the Halloween episode, but this isn't too bad. Sheldon has a dream about being eaten by aliens.

Occasional sad/emotional moments. Update, For example, Professor Proton dies and Howard's father abandoned his family.


Certification:
Argentina:13 / Australia:M (some episodes) / Australia:PG (some episodes) / Brazil:10 / Canada:PG / Canada:G (Quebec) / China:(Banned) (2014) / Finland:S / Finland:K-11 (season 1) (DVD release) / Finland:K-13 (season 2) (season 4) (DVD release) / France:Tous publics / Germany:6 / Germany:12 (seasons 3, 4, and 8) / Ireland:12 / Italy:T / New Zealand:M (DVD Rating) / New Zealand:PG (TV rating) / Portugal:12AP / Russia:16+ / Singapore:NC-16 (season 4) (season 5) / Singapore:PG13 (season 6) (season 7) / Singapore:PG (seasons 1-3) / South Korea:15 (cable rating) / South Korea:12 (seasons 1-2) (DVD rating) / UK:12 (season 1) / UK:15 (season 2) / USA:TV-14 (some episodes) / USA:TV-PG (some episodes)

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