Thoughts On Sex Scenes?



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


I feel it’s not necessary


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.