Sex in Books
So now that I have a bevy of intimate reading gels under my belt, and this would include my own work, I'm going to see if I can list at least 5 sexual dispositions I've come across in books.
Note: This post is written PG-Modern Fashion. You'll only need to up the rating if you happen to have one of those impressively roving minds.
Okay, the first one is going to be what I'll call The Reporter, the first type writer I came into contact with. As so fittingly titled, this writer writes intimate scenes something like a news wire. This happened, then that happened, where every scene, detail, and word recounted is relayed using its glossary terms in the most ascetic, austere, unsmiling language that can be found. You might be left squirming where you read, but best believe if you are, you can count yourself among the peculiars.
The Upscale writer 'kind of' falls in an adjacent lane as the reporter, with one small deviation. The Upscale writer is not telling a harrowing story. What this means is, however Spartan and celibate the core tale is, readers can expect to enjoy this responsibly written sex thread in the story.
The Corporeal writer, who yes, writes just the opposite of all things either upscale or reporterly. We must be careful with this one, especially anyone who does not care to have their toes curled up to the balls of their feet for the rest of their life. A writer like this can scar some of us for all eternity. I am no corporeal writer; at least not to date. I haven't yet found the justification for exploiting let's say... something like the art of illustrating 29 ways to unscrew a light bulb. And oh, by the way, I haven't come across this writer yet either. But I have heard they are out here among us.
The Wobbly writer (for me) is a problem. Please, if intimacy embarrasses you, or if you just have an inkling you might be inexperienced in this area, then take it from she who loves a great story, it's okay to omit this transaction. Just because it sells, you don't have to sell it.
And oh, here's another one... The Turntable Mixer. Goodness! I imagine this writer plays music while he or she writes intimate love scenes. The music plays and they write, and write, and write, and write, and write, and write, and... I actually tried this once. I thought I was going to read back magic sparks. Well, I shouldn't have to tell anyone, I don't listen to music anymore when I write.
I'm going to go on and include myself with The Secular writer group. This group cares a lot about the core of the story, which may, or may not include intimate artifacts. If it does, then readers can expect brief, but very explicit language. If it doesn’t, then it goes without further explanation.
Overall, I really appreciate the concentration many writers show in expressing sexual content in books. At least for those I've thus far read, I can read this attentiveness, which is how I came up with the list. Next, I think I'll look at how writers tackle sceneries. That's another one I haven't visited.