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Zoe Delaney

Love Island viewers cringe and beg islanders to 'grow up' as new sex code revealed

Love Island fans got the ick during Tuesday night's episode thanks to some sexy talk between the girls.

The ITV2 series returned for its latest update from the villa in South Africa, fresh from Shaq Muhammad enjoying a romantic moment with partner Tanya Manhenga.

As Tanya briefed the girls about her bedroom antics, she avoided using explicit terms and this year's 'villa sex code' was revealed to Love Island viewers - with this season's boasting a sporty theme.

While Tanya talked to her housemates about "football matches" and "warming up for a game", fans watching at home cringed and took to social media to beg the islanders to "grow up".

Tanya is coupled up with Shaq and have the pair have been getting cosy in the bedroom (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

"Why do they do this weird sex talk every season #LoveIsland," one viewer asked on Twitter as the show aired.

"These sex analogies are jarring y’all are grown adults be fr #LoveIsland," another added, with a third declaring: "This cringey sex talk between the girls winds me up. Honestly stop it [sick emoji] #loveisland."

Some begged the villa residents to just speak freely, rather than in code.

Love Island fans don't approve of the villa's new sex code (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

"Come on guys… why can’t we just say sex and the correct terms? Is this not an 18+ show? #loveisland," one fan of the show asked their followers.

Another viewer agreed, adding: "Omg just say sex it’s not gonna kill you, why come up with all these random analogies #loveisland."

This year's crop of singletons aren't the first batch of Love Island contestants to speak in code about sex acts during their stay in the villa.

Tanya and Shaq have been 'doing bits' (ITV)

Most series have seen the islanders adopt their own unique way to discuss their bedroom antics with each other, with the stars of the 2021 season opting for an educational approach when chatting about what they got up to in the bed when the lights went down.

After a debate on how to discuss their sex lives in code, the ladies of the villa agreed on NVQ levels - aka National Vocational Qualification levels.

The educational reference was thought up by lettings manager Faye Winter, with Entry Level NVQ meaning a snog has gone down, and full on sex being the top grade, NVQ3.

The boys opted for a more sporty way of bragging about their bedroom antics, with football terms being used to hint at what they get up to with their partners under the sheets.

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