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March 2nd, 2005
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How do we keep the sex scenes interesting?

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From:mofic
Date:March 5th, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
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That's a good point. I do think it's important that the sex scene fit in with the plot. If it stops things, then you probably don't need a sex scene, yk? It should advance the plot, or reveal something about the characters or the relationship, or advance the relationship in some subtle way.

And, as you say, you can convey plot-related information through sex in several ways. It can be in what they do, or what they don't do, or how they do it or what they say. The reader's knowledge of what happened before can imbue the scene with more power than it might otherwise have. And when the reader knows something the character or characters don't, it can increase tension.

Interesting thoughts. Thanks for responding!

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