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How ‘Netflix and chill’ became code for casual sex

By Oscar Rickett

29 Sep 2015 · 2 min read

Originally, the phrase was innuendo-free, but then it became a euphemism. Now the streaming service is getting in on the joke itself

Oscar Rickett Tue 29 Sep 2015 18.44 BST 374 Good news for adults who enjoy being treated like children: Netflix has invented a single button, ominously named “The Switch”, that will, if you choose to build your own, dim your lights, put your phone into “do not disturb” mode, order a takeaway and set you up for a night of viewing. The bad news: the button sounds pretty complicated – making one involves programming a microcontroller, figuring out your device’s infrared patterns and soldering together the electronics.

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