How many times do your characters have sex? If you answered over and over again every other chapter then that's one steamy story you're posting there. So hot you won't ever need an oven to bake that turkey this Thanksgiving. Just lay that savory nakedness on those velvety pages and view that muscle toned meat sizzle. Excuse me... Wait, so this is exactly why I am not invited to Thanksgiving dinner anymore. Sex scene
Anyway, if you're like me then you don't write erotica and in all probability can't recall writing many sex scenes otherwise any at all. Simply speaking fiction you have to worry a little more about censorship anyway, so if you do decide to write a steamy scene it should be quick and to the point. After all, everything in short fiction has to be relevant to move the plot forward.
Books certainly are a different matter. You've got more freedom to be more descriptive and with that you've got more options to go ahead and take story in "related" directions, i.e. subplots. So if you want to write about cheating one of your protagonists is having with the antagonist then you are more free to do so. And you do not have to skip out on one of the details.
The issue for most writers is where does one start when you want to create a sex scene. 'In the bed room,' you say. Well, if you are old fashioned. I have 5 easy methods for you that will help you write a wonderful sex scene.
1. Learn just as much as you can about our fun parts
Most of us think we are experts in relation to sex, but few really are. Think of it this way, if you don't work in the healthcare industry and study human anatomy then I would suggest you hit those search engines like yahoo and do all the research as you can. There's always something new you can learn in regards to the human body. When you do, that knowledge blended with creativity can intrigue readers.
Here is an example of a website I have discovered that talks about the 10 interesting facts about the vagina.
My personal favorite fact is that you are what you eat. I can really create a chuckle scenes with that new knowledge. What about you?
2. Learn about the different positions
Wait, you know all of those too right? That's not me a Kamasutra master and so i like to read articles over it with lots and lots of illustrations. Huge smile, okay I'm done. The goal of this is the same as doing all your research on what the human body can do during sex.
A few of you may even be thinking, well Andre, I can always just grab my mate and a lab coat and do my own hands on research. You can, but think of it by doing this. As a writer you constantly search for new words to widen your vocabulary. Why so? With there being so many different ways to describe a scene. There are so many different ways to write a sex scene in case you are keen to all the various ways people have sex.
3. Read erotica
I'm not really a fan of erotica, but I look at this genre as an Oreo cookie. I recently like the cream filing. No pun intended. It's not necessary to read the whole book, only the juicy parts to see how others are writing about sex. You are trying to find out how other writers make an effort to engage their readers.
In case you are limited on what you understand about sex and also on creating it, you are going to possess some very soft scenes. Pun intended.
4. Be considered a director in your head
Did I merely tell you to be a porn director? In the event it helps you with this tip, then sure. Once you write your scene consider the angles of presentation as well as their order when you have the scene unfold.
A simple way to follow this tip would be to outline what happens so as and focus on what is shown in that order; if you can draw then build a story board. Breaking the scene into a variety of moving parts will assist you to connect them right into a long fluid motion. Think of it as describing a tongue kiss from a to z. Where you start must not be with the kiss, try starting with 'the sweet smell of cognac that escapes by way of a lover's heavy breath.' The middle pieces are robbed different scenes to assist with descriptions and connected as a way to show fluidity. The purpose if it you are engaging your reader by building up to the climax. Much like foreplay leading to sex.
Create a lover slowly undressing before you. Think about the order of actions, each description and how each connect, approaching the climax, which will be the lover fully nude. Hold on, let me get a drink of water.
5. If it doesn't turn yourself then edit it out
So you shot the scene and after this it is time to take it towards the editor. Once again, this is you. Now you have to reassess what does not work properly by what leaves you... unchanged after reading the sex scene.
Once again you have to think of the overall scene in parts, look at what just doesn't do it for you and what doesn't connect to the other parts. Do you feel a rise in anticipation for the climax when each part from the beginning?
If something just doesn't feel right, then kill it before it kills the climate. Sex scene