At least, not if the scene is supposed to be hot. It could be obsessive, ravenous, maniacal, kinky, twisted, dutiful, psychopathic, adventurous, reckless—or all of the above. It could be about power, anxiety, desperation, revenge, insecurity, reconciliation, terror, boredom, blind lust—or all of the above. Or it could—very rarely—just be about love and tenderness.
How to Write a Toe-Curling Sex Scene That Blows Reader’s Minds
How to Write a Sex Scene: Graphic Portrayals Of Amour — Features — Utne Reader
Without being too vulgar? The potential embarrassment. The sheer privacy of the act that makes it difficult for them to write about it. The reason writing sex scenes is so hard is because everything else in the story is stripped away. All you have to work with is the characters and their emotions. There is generally be very little dialogue.
Don't Be Shy: Writing Effective Sex Scenes
She writes erotica under the pseudonym Primula Bond with books published by HarperCollins, and works as a book editor for erotic and romantic novelists. In this guest post, Anastasia shares tips on writing great erotica — and how to put together those steamy sex scenes. And uh, yes: strong language lies ahead.
Image: Matthew Loffhagen. Sex scenes have a variety of uses in story telling — they can be the emotional climax of a central story or subplot, they can be a compelling way to build characters or share exposition, and they can offer up some much-needed titillation. Obviously, sex — and its depiction in fiction — is all about personal preference. In short, whatever your tastes in terms of sex scenes, there are universal tips about craft that should still apply.