So, my friend Ingrid is currently working on the sex scene for her novel, and our conversations these last few days have revolved around
buttsecks and lube
bad sex scenes in fiction. What makes a bad sex scene bad? How does one write a good sex scene? Are the terms "love tunnel" and "lady business" ever called for?
To help answer these difficult questions, I created this graph:
The graph probably doesn't make much sense unless you've read these:Lobster by Guillaume LecasbleLIKE ZORROEternity of Blood (AKA Night Travels of the Elven Vampire)
And just for fun:The longlisted passages for the Bad Sex in Fiction award
And then there was this...
[11:42:42 PM] Ingrid says: So Paula introduced me to another term: Moss. Like the mossy mound. And also: Dew. So how's this for the TBSOL scene:
[11:43:05 PM] Ingrid says: ...her mossy mountain glistened with dew ... but less artificially sweet, less carbonated, less toxic green.]