Warning: This blog post contains frank discussions of sex in reference to romance novels.
Alright now that that’s out of the way… as some of you may know, I’m currently in the middle of writing a romance novel. I’m toying with making it part of a category (Divorced Dads), but that’s irrelevant.
What I wanted to talk about today was sex scenes. I read books without them all the time. I also read romances that include them. The only thing that disappoints me is when I read a romance that includes a sex scene, but all the moves boil down to is P in V + NO TOUCHING ANYWHERE ELSE. I don’t know why it bothers me so much except that it seems so unnatural.
Like, you’re seriously gonna tell me that this manly man didn’t even grab a boob before putting it in? WHAT? No boob while putting it in? Is this the author’s way of telling us no boobs existed in old timey England?
Which leads me to my current problem.
I’m in the middle of writing the first of three sex scenes in my novel. Don’t as me why I’m writing three, I just picked a number and went with it. Anyway, I’m in the middle of the first one and I’m feeling kind of apprehensive because it’s not something you usually see in a romance novel let alone one about a divorced dad. I’m worried that it’ll read “too weird” for romance readers, but I also don’t see it as being “too weird” myself.
I don’t want people to be put off by it, but it also doesn’t contain anything “kinky”. Not by my standards at least.
Ugh, dilemmas, am I right?