Hulu The success of Normal People in capturing exquisitely shot sex scenes is the result of its consent-led approach and use of intimacy coordinator Ita O'Brien, whose other recent credits include Netflix's Sex Education, It's a Sin, The Great and I May Destroy You.
Ghost and Jessica Jones took second and third place, respectively.
Speaking about coordinating Normal People's sex scenes, O'Brien explained her process in an interview with Vogue.
A wide range of movies, TV shows across all genres were studied to see which titles got hearts racing the most.
So I thought, if the show is going to honour that, then the intimate content has to be inherent to the story.
The Irish series, starring Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar Jones as Connell and Marianne, captured hearts when it was released in April 2020, with the stars' insane chemistry propelling the somewhat small scale show to global recognition—.
Plus, there's a lot of it! Normal People, took first place in the list, raising heart rates 38 percent on average.
Normal People, the adaptation of the Sally Rooney novel beat romantic classic Ghost and famously steamy films Call Me By Your Name and 50 Shades of Grey when it came to the hottest sex scene, according to a recent study on arousal.