Mindy Kaling Talks Sex Scenes In Her New Book, But It's Not The First Time & It Won't Be The Last

Mindy Kaling loves sex scenes, and loves talking about sex scenes. In her upcoming book Why Not Me?, her highly anticipated follow-up to Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Kaling has a chapter called "I Love Sex Scenes!" which exposes the vast Hollywood conspiracy. According to The Washington Post, "She quotes a few celebrities who complain about filming intimate scenes, from Justin Timberlake ('It’s actually kind of annoying') to Mila Kunis ('The whole thing is just wrong')."

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling, $8.99, Amazon

Kaling offers the real talk when it comes to doing it in front of the whole camera crew: “To that I say: the more, the merrier!” she says, “Most of those people are artists whose job it is to make sure your physical imperfections are cloaked in mysterious shadows. By the end of the shooting day, you’ll wish there were more people there.”

She also says that actors often tiptoe around the pleasures of sex scenes in order to make their real life significant others more comfortable with the job: "If you are the unlucky spouse of an actor, the last thing you want to hear is that, in addition to him getting to fake-cheat on you by virtue of the most unfair loophole of all time, he also really enjoyed it."

“People already think acting is the world’s easiest and most frivolous job,” Kaling writes. “So we all have this tacit agreement to keep our traps shut about the world’s best job perk.”

Here are her other best comments on the art of the sex scene:

1. Religious High Schoolers Know What's Up

“Obviously onscreen sex is not actual penetrative sex, but, as any religious high schooler will tell you, simulating sex can be pretty damn enjoyable as well.” ( The Washington Post )

2. Every Actress Should Get to Shoot One with Chris Messina

"Chris Messina is the most in-touch-with-his-body person of all time, and all he does is make you feel beautiful and confident. I’ve known him now for quite some time and we’re so comfortable with each other that I wasn’t self-conscious at all. I wish on every actress that they get to shoot a sex scene with Chris Messina, because it’s great fun." (Time)

3. She Casts the Hottest Actors So She Can Make Out With Them

"On The Office I had to kiss people and things like that, but on this show, there’s full-on, rolling-around, making-out. And so, I get to cast those people.” (Conan)

4. No Repercussions, Lots of Fun

“I love it. It’s the one time you can make out with someone who is not your wife or girlfriend and there are no repercussions. It’s just so fun.” (The New York Times)

5. There Will Be More Sex and Drugs on the Hulu Show

“Can we just be all sex and drugs? Matt [Warburton] and I are both smart writers but also repressed people. We decided we want people who tuned into the show to tune in for two reasons: because we’re doing things we couldn’t do on network TV, but also not giving up what people love … And so much of romance comes from restraint, and the things you don’t see … I always have to remind myself that a little goes a long way.” (Uproxx)

6. The Mindy Project's "I Slipped" Scene Was Not About Violation

"It was not an issue of sexual unsafety. I understand people felt that way, and I disagree … In a larger sense, we have this card — this red card — of stirring fear in men about certain things. I was sad about that because I thought, 'Is that a situation where we want to use that card for that?' It bummed me out a little bit. There was no sexual peril in there; it was not a situation where she felt unsafe or was objectified. She just was startled … I was sad about that." (Vulture)

So the next time you're watching a sex scene in a film or TV show, just remember the words of wisdom and insider knowledge that Kaling has shared with the world. Or forget them immediately, because it's not like she'll ever stop giving us the inside scoop on those steamy scenes. That's what makes her so awesome.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling, $8.99, Amazon