Sex Education Intimacy Workshop Involving Watching a Snail Mate, Says Simone Ashley
Simone Ashley in Sex education (Picture: Netflix)
On The Los Angeles Times’ “The Envelope” podcast, Simone Ashley shared some weird behind-the-scenes tidbits about how the cast of Sex education prepared for sex scenes – and the snails they used in the process.
“In Sex education, we had like a sexual intimacy workshop where we completely broke the ice and you know, whatever was said was the most embarrassing or the most vulnerable, but it was a safe and intimate space “, Ashley said. “And we explored the movement of different animals to kind of represent different rhythms or different sexualities or how sensual something might be. For example, we look at how snails mate, and when snails mate, they actually produce plasma that intertwines.”
Ashley explained that observing how snails mate helped the cast understand certain sex scenes.
“So if it was a really sultry, slow scene, we’d be like, oh, it’s like the snail. And it’s super like plasma, like falling like honey,” she said. . “So we were dealing with that or how dogs mate or chimpanzees mate.”
“It’s very quick and different in style. So that kind of scene, we’re going to make it very funny and quirky and just like silly and like, let’s think about this animal.”
But Ashley’s fun with snails seems to have come to an end, as the actor, who now stars in Bridgertonwill not return for season 4 of Sex education.
“I’m a Bridgerton girl now,” she told a British talk show This morning back in April.
Sex education is available to stream on Netflix.
people talk about Sex education in our forums. Join the conversation.
Deena ElGenaidi’s writings have been featured in Nylon, MTV News, Insider, The AV Club, and more. You can follow her on Twitter @deenaelg.