No, Netflix doesn't have a Skip the Foreplay option (but people really want the feature)

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We've all watched a movie or show with our parents before and instantly regretted it when a sex scene comes up. It's honestly one of the most awkward moments you could ever have in life. That's why an option to skip over these racy scenes would be perfect. And we thought one had been added to Netflix, but this turned out not to be true. This rumored option was called "Skip the Foreplay."

The rumor all started when a verified X user named Soren Iverson shared what looked like an authentic picture, showing this option on Netflix. The picture shows the Bridgerton title page on Netflix, and right under the play button is the "Skip the Foreplay" option. Based on the picture, the viewer would have the option to press "Please do" to skip over mature scenes or "No, it's fine" if they're fine with them.

Of course, this post caused an uproar on X with many people excited about this new rumored feature. However, there were also users who thought it wasn't necessary. The post was posted on April 7, and it has been viewed over 21 million times as of April 8. Since so many people were engaging with the post, the author had to quickly come back and clarify that this option is actually not real and that he made it up. He basically mentions he likes to troll and posts content like this often.

Here's what Iverson had to say about the "Skip the Foreplay" option not being real via X:

"Well this blew up. I make unhinged stuff like this daily so if you lol’d at this (or breathed through the nose a lil at least), then pls DEMOLISH that follow button."

Soren Iverson

Some people figured the option wasn't real right away, saying that if the option was to skip the foreplay scenes in a show or movie, then it would just cut straight to the sex scenes. That wouldn't make sense if the option is supposed to be used for skipping over sex scenes.

Although this rumor turned out not to be true, we still hope that Netflix comes up with a feature like this in the future. Honestly, I think many people would use it, especially when watching a show or movie that's more on the mature side with kids around. But for now, subscribers will have to just do it the old-fashioned way and make sure they have their remotes close to them to be ready to hit that fast-forward button when racy scenes come up. Or, just wait until the kids are asleep to begin watching whatever it is that you want to watch.

Stay tuned to Netflix Life because we'll be debunking any new rumors that come out about Netflix!

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