Actress Hayley Squires on working with Yarit (Culture Whisper Magazine):
"I had never worked with an intimacy co-ordinator before. These are the most detailed or intimate sex scenes I’ve ever done on screen, and it was brilliant to have Yarit [Dor, intimacy co-ordinator] around...and I liken it to working with a choreographer.
'Her presence in the rehearsals that we did with her before shooting, going into a room together and blocking out each moment, and how we were going to shoot them, and the placement of our bodies, even down to the placement of our hands or foot or leg… It allowed a real safety around it. It meant that when we got on set, we were able to just relax about it and concentrate on the content of the scene. It’s like a dance, in the same way that you have a stunt man for fights.'
Actress Siena Kelly on working with Yarit & Enric on Adult Material (The Guardian):
There was also an intimacy coordinator, whose job was to help ensure actors were safe and looked after while doing sex scenes – a role that has been seen as indispensable in the post #MeToo world. Speaking with actors on set who had never worked with an intimacy coach before, such as Julian Ovenden, who plays a US porn juggernaut, Tom Pain, made Kelly realise that she was extremely lucky to have them on hand. “He was telling me that, most of the time, directors are quite awkward about [sex scenes] … and say: ‘Just go ahead and do what you think.’ I’d heard that and was so glad that I didn’t have to just pull out all my own moves … what if I’m too much or, what if I’m not enough?”
Thankfully, a lot of thought went into choreographing the sex scenes. “We’d be talking about what were we trying to say with this scene, what were we trying to show with this kind of sex, how did we think these two characters would do this? What were they trying to do with each other? So it never felt like me, Siena, having to like pretend to have sex with someone.”
Actress Laura Peake on working with Yarit in MOOD (Hunger Magazine):
"We had Yarit Dor who was amazing. She was good at making situations really light and funny so you felt comfortable being vulnerable... And then, during the orgy scene in episode three, they said it would be easier if we all gave ourselves different names, instead of using our real ones. That’s good because you can separate the scene from reality, and you would “tap in and tap out” through a high-five as you go in, and another as you go out and back into yourself."