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. All I will say is that you do need to respect your basic story structure. The teasing quality of a suspense-driven story Will the heroine succeed or not?
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As someone who is in a long-term relationship, I'm always looking for new ways to spice up my sex life with my partner. Over the years, we've tried it all—role playing, dirty talk, new positions, you name it — but my new favorite turn on is reading sex scenes from books. When I was younger, I tried watching erotic movies with a college boyfriend, but the acting was so bad and the quality of the movie was so low, I found myself laughing out loud and critiquing the film instead of being the aroused. Watching it with my then partner made me feel awkward and strangely detached, and I knew there had to be a better way to indulge in sexual fantasies. Like most issues in my life, I found the answer to this predicament in a book — an erotic book , to be exact. When I realized how much of a turn on reading sex scenes in books was solo, I knew it was something I needed to try with my boyfriend, and not just because we're both book nerds, but because it was that titillating.
5 Sex Scenes From Literature That Are Better Than Porn
Authors are great at a lot of things — taking readers to new and exciting worlds, making you fall in love with fictional characters, giving us all the Feels with a capital "F" — but there is one thing writers are notoriously bad at: writing sex scenes. Whether you read literary fiction, fantasy and sci-fi, romance, or something else entirely, you have probably been exposed to bad sex writing, but there are are plenty hot sex scenes in books , as rare as they might be. You're probably rolling your eyes right now and thinking about the cringe-worthy book passages that were nominated for this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award , but don't let the bad metaphors and lack of protection in those novels turn you off.
But what about sexy scenes in literature? On a Saturday Afternoon, Aimee Bender What happens when a girl fresh off a breakup enlists two male friends to help make a fantasy real? Read the whole story here. Look at the initial swell of a bicep, that bump after the dip of the inner elbow.