The introduction chapter presents some key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book examines the intersection between Thomas's suburban family life and the cautious flirtation he shares with Jackie. It discusses the critique of discourses of sex education. The book explores public intimacy by engaging with the public representation of intimate moments in Glee and The Black Balloon. It also examines the confusion demonstrated in these intersections, suggesting that these texts offer possibilities for rethinking the purposes of boundaries between public and private, and recognising the multiple forms of intimacy. The book considers the interactions between three couples whose relationships break up in 'The Break Up', analysing the flashbacks which are depicted in the performance of Coldplay's song 'The Scientist', a pedagogical moment which illustrates the ways in which touch intimately links these characters throughout the show.