In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking to the one and only Jessica Steinrock (Never Have I Ever, Yellowjackets, Little Fires Everywhere) about the important role of intimacy coordinators in film and television. The founder of Intimacy Directors and Coordinators, Jessica has shared her knowledge about intimacy coordinators on TikTok, IG, and YouTube and comes onto the podcast to discuss the significance of communication and collaboration on set, and how barriers and guidelines are utilized to ensure the safety and comfort of actors during intimate scenes. Jessica also shares some valuable insights and advice for actors who aspire to become intimacy professionals, as well as some useful tips for dealing with intimacy scenes on set at all levels from nonunion to costar to series regular. We also talked about the benefits of social media for raising awareness of the intimacy coordination role and increasing understanding among industry professionals. So if you’ve ever been curious about this essential aspect of consent and safety on set, this episode answers all of your questions and more.