Thoughts On Sex Scenes?

discussion

#61

I don’t mind them, but I prefer them to be:

  • meaningful; they need to be tied to the overall plot
  • not overly-descriptive
  • short-ish
  • uncommon, unless the romance is the main point of the story
  • healthy and consensual in all aspects, unless the point of the story is to write about a bad relationship
  • focused on emotion rather than physical sensation

#62

I feel it’s not necessary


#63

I like them. They’re fun to write and they’re fun to read. If they’re well-written of course.

I think in most cases they bring another level of intimacy between the characters that the readers are invited to see. Romantic stuff is also just nice. I’m a sucker for fluff.


#64

I think a sex scenes can be great. There is a lot of emotions that can be described indirectly through a sex scene if it’s well written.
As for me, I never hesitate to get into details. The taste, the smell, the breathing rhythm and all there is to it. I guess I like indirect descriptions…