Simone Ashley reveals the odd way she prepared for Bridgerton sex scenes

We don’t remember this one in our sex-ed?

(L to R) Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton in episode 205 of Bridgerton
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Star of Bridgerton season two, Simone Ashley has revealed that snails played a major role in those Bridgerton sex scenes and how is actually pretty interesting.

Anyone who has watched the steamy, tension-filled hours that made up Bridgerton’s sophomore season will know, that when it comes to ‘Kanthony,’ their connection is pretty electric. Especially in the bedroom, which after what felt like endless charged glances and almost kisses—made for very blush-inducing TV! 

But despite their very believable sexual chemistry, we know now alot of work went into creating those sex scenes—including it seems, some very bizarre insect inspo…

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In an interview with Los Angles Times’ podcast ‘The Envelope (opens in new tab), Simone explained that snails actually played a big role in their intimacy training, along with a host of other strange visuals.

She said: “We explored the movement of different animals to kind of portray different paces or different sexualities or how sensual something could be.” 

She went on to explain how and where the snails came in, saying: “For example, we looked at how snails mate, and when snails mate, they actually produce a plasma that intertwines. So if it was a really sensual, slow kind of scene, we’d be like, ‘Oh, it’s like the snail. And it’s super like the plasma, like falling like honey.”

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Simone also added that these visuals helped her and on-screen love interest Jonathan Bailey (aka Anthony Bridgerton) see the scenes as more of a ‘dance’ and made it all about the characters and their movements. This approach clearly paid off if the amount of Bridgerton thirst tweets after the season dropped is anything to go by…

And while the second season was less ‘steamy’ than the first, the third installment looks set to yet again get pulses pumping—as we see things heat up between Colin and Penelope

Let's just hope by then you’ll have gotten the image of snails mating out of your head…

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.