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Behind Jon Snow And Ygritte's 'Game Of Thrones' Steamy Cave Scene

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Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 3, Episode 5 of "Game Of Thrones," titled "Kissed By Fire."

Jon Snow finally lost his V-card to Ygritte on "Game Of Thrones" last night and amongst the many sexually explicit scenes on the HBO series, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Ygritte's (Rose Leslie) sex scene was a rare one filled with romance and perhaps even love.

As a brother of the Night's Watch, Jon had taken a vow of celibacy, but the red-headed Wildling (i.e. "kissed by fire") broke him down in a cave near a hot spring.

"It's one of the rare moments in the series where you get quite a tender, happy moment between two people. We were looking forward to filming it, because it was so beautifully written, and then when we did it, it's so beautifully lit," Harington told Vulture. "I enjoyed it a lot ... I think Jon's the only one on the show who hasn't had sex yet, it seems to be, so that was nice. You're rooting for him to finally, for want of a better word, get laid."

Harington added that it was "very strange being naked in front of a hundred or so people" and Leslie told Entertainment Weekly that filming the scene was "a very bizarre experience, but it was completely necessary.”

But she echoed Harington's sentiments, telling EW, "It’s a very beautiful scene and [nice things] don’t happen very often on the show ... It’s just two people falling in love. It’s very beautiful.”

It wasn't without some steaminess, though. Afterwards, Ygritte said to Jon, "That thing you did, with your mouth? Is that what Lords do to their ladies in the South?" "I don't know," he replied. "I just wanted to kiss you there, is all."

Harington told Vulture that he and Leslie rehearsed the love scene a few times "fully clothed." It's a rare non-manipulative love scene and "we wanted to do it justice," he explained. "It was important that we didn't screw it up. Hopefully it worked."

Do you think Jon Snow and Ygritte's love scene "worked"? What did you think and hope the future holds for them as a couple? Sound off in the comments!

Click over to EW for more from Leslie, Harington and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and head to Vulture for the full Harington interview.

"Game Of Thrones" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

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