I’ve been thinking about this myself for a while now and decided to ask other people’s opinions on this because this topic interests me a lot and I’d like to see how other writers feel about it.
So, to you, who likes to read or write erotic/mature stories on Wattpad or outside of it. What are some of the worst words or descriptions you’ve read when it comes to a love scene?
One of the worst words I’ve ever seen used is “meat obelisk” for male genitalia.
I know some writers just prefer the “fade to black” option and I personally have nothing against it. I completely understand it in most cases, because (in my experience) you have to first get over your own embarrassment about the topic (I know I often feel like a peeping tom when I try to write sex scenes).
Also, love scenes are the ones I usually get stuck myself because I don’t always know exactly a classy way to execute it without fading to black. I mostly write mature stories where there’s a lot of sexual tension and I do want to show the intimate scenes to my readers, but without it being too trashy or too poetic, if I use too many metaphors, it becomes a hilarious mess of “maybe a love scene/maybe a description of a nature walk by the sunset” kind of thing.
So yeah, it would be cool to hear your opinions about it and if you can think of something far worse than “meat obelisk” or something cooler that has stuck into your mind, feel free to share it .