Yeah. Sex. *snickering*
Birds do it. Bees do it. And my characters do it. Depending on which story I'm writing, it could be sweet, sultry, or OMG!
Much has been written about sex scenes. Some people skip over them. Some people become engrossed in them.
But one thing is certain. They are pivotal. I don't care if you close the doors or leave them wide open.
And readers' and authors' predilections are varied. NO ONE will ever write the sex scene that satisfies all. So a reader must know the author and the author must know his/her reader. If I'm partial to writing the explicit scenes (naughty C'ann. You know how she is.) then my readers know what to expect.
If I'm writing a traditional Contemporary Romance, things are less certain. What I think of as fairly tame as been called "extremely sensual."
So for everyone who reads the sex scenes...would anything (other than the obvious no-no's...Sexual deviations which I will not mention.) make you throw the book against the wall? Does a good sex scene MAKE a good book? Or do you skim through?
Should the sex scene be used like any other device? Or should there always be an emotional thread attached?
3 months ago