By Erin Strecker
November 07, 2012 at 05:11 PM EST

Mindy Kaling was on Conan last night (She used to intern there!) talking about her harem of attractive hunks on The Mindy Project, all of whom she seems to be kissing quite a bit. As creator of the show, she casts the guys her character will wind up involved with, a privilege she told Conan O’Brien is the entire reason she’s doing a television show at all.

And really, with Seth Meyers, Ed Helms and Bill Hader — not to mention regulars Ed Weeks and Chris Messina — hanging around, who can blame her for taking full advantage of her authority?

According to Kaling, the perks include slipping some tongue action to their scripted kissing, something she learned was frowned upon in the TV business. “When I do it on the show now, it’s the worst kind of sexual harassment,” she jokingly said. “Because I’m the boss. They’re afraid to complain.”

Watch below, where Kaling also explains how hard it is to not tell her charming co-stars, “I love you”:

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