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Yael Stone: It's 'A Privilege' To Do Authentic Sex Scenes On 'Orange Is The New Black'

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After doing some graphic sex scenes in season 1, "Orange Is The New Black" star Yael Stone got to cover up a lot more in the latest batch of episodes. That was fine with her -- she describes her work this season as "less flesh, maybe more connection" -- but she's always ready for more.

"The sex scenes are also a privilege, and we have to see it that way. If it's written by great people -- these people that write the show are really smart, we can trust them -- I do feel like those scenes are really necessary," she said. "It's a big part of [prison] life. It's a big part of our lives as human beings."

Stone, who plays inmate Lorna Morello in the series, told host Ricky Camilleri that she appreciates the way "Orange" depicts sex with realism rather than fantasy.

"[It's great] to be able to go into those private moments and try and be authentic with that, rather than some arched back, like wild orgasms. What are the awkward moments? What are the moments when you're like, 'You know what, I kind of don't want to do this anymore'? That's what I'm interested in," Stone said. "We are very much people; we are very much women -- real women."

As she chatted about sex scenes, Stone also made a big confession: "I've never said this, but I did my first sex scene before I'd actually had sex in real life."

That scene came in the 2001 miniseries "The Farm." Stone said playing the scene, which involved an older man, required a "leap of imaginative faith."

"A lot of times we create roles and there are experiences we haven't had but we have to imagine it. I happened to do that as a young 15-year-old person," she said.

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with "Orange Is The New Black" stars Yael Stone and Selenis Leyva below.

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