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

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From:sine_que_non767
Date:March 7th, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)
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Here via metafandom...

Sex should advance the plot, yep.

I like your list and think it's certainly true, but also what I tend to do when writing sex (which links into the 'advance the plot' idea, and which you probably think about already...), is to make it much more about the emotions than the kinks. I realise that may sound like I produce masses of gooey fluff, but to be honest, kink bores me when it's not tied in. WHY this kink for this character? Is it about past issues, for example? Does it raise issues now? Do both of them want it, or just one? Also, the handy conflict raised between fantasy and reality, and peoples' expectations of both.

Also am a fan of awkward realistic sex - if in doubt, make it realer (and by that I don't mean ignoring the line between real and just plain unsexy, unless you were going for that. I still want my sex scenes to arouse the reader).

And, once in a while, just writing plain vanilla sex. Because *people* are the most arousing thing in a sex scene, not cockrings or the latest dildo technique. People. Skin. Eyes. The little soft ticklish inch above their bellybutton. All that stuff. :)
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From:mofic
Date:March 7th, 2005 03:54 am (UTC)
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All good and thought-provoking comments. I don't always want my sex scenes to arouse the reader, btw. Sometimes I mean them to be humorous, sometimes sad, sometimes arousing. Sex can have all kinds of functions in a story. Sometimes more than one at a time. The hardest to write, I think, are ones that are both comical and arousing. I try those once in a while...


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From:sine_que_non767
Date:March 7th, 2005 04:49 am (UTC)
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Sex can have all kinds of functions in a story.

If it weren't 4.20am here, I would have thought of that. *headdesks* I agree! :D
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