You can say all you want, but the truth is you don't have any more facts of what happened on those closed sets than I do.
I never claimed to have more. I just made some logical deductions. Of course, the actors could have had real sex, I don't have any proof against it but I think it's just logical that the production used every trick in the book to prevent it. It's easier to get regular actors when they get promised that every scene will be simulated, that's all.
If you watch the episode 6 scene it's pretty obvious the guy has a real erection and is putting it somewhere near her vagina... I never said they are actually having sex, just that it's a possibility, and is not unheard of, and more to the point him rubbing his erect dick on her crotch is basically sex, penetration or not.
You could argue he was wearing some kind of prosthesis to make it look like he had an erection, but I doubt it.
Is it the scene where she's eaten out during a long take, then she has sex and gets on top? I don't see any erection.
The best comparision would be with "Lie With Me", starring Lauren Lee Smith and Eric Balfour. They used some actual nudity, even with gyno shots, but every time contact was supposed to take place, they had simulation and/or prosthetics. It's just too difficult to make a convincing performance when you're busy having sex or getting an unwelcome erection. Besides, I guess the actors don't know themselves how they would behave. That's not something you learn in acting school.
I don't doubt there was some intimate contact in other productions or that some of the stuff they did on "Tell Me..." was borderline but I doubt that a TV show produced by an established premium channel would risk to shoot and broadcast anything close to real hardcore sex when they shoot it. Just think about the litigations they could get. Any contract that required the actors to have actual intercourse on set or an affirmation by an actor that they were asked to have sex by the director could cost them millions. HBO must save their collective asses, while an indie production company with little money and "artistic purposes" could get more from the cast.