How frequently do your characters have sexual intercourse? If you answered over and over again every other chapter then that’s one steamy story you’re posting there. So hot that you won’t 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.
Anyway, if you’re like me then you don’t write erotica and possibly can’t recall writing many sex scenes if not any at all. In a nutshell fiction you have to worry more about censorship anyway, so if you decide to write a steamy scene it has to be quick and to the point. After all, everything in short fiction should be relevant to move the plot forward.
Books certainly are a different matter. You’ve more freedom being more descriptive and with that you’ve more options to go ahead and take story in “related” directions, i.e. subplots. When you want to write about an affair one of your protagonists is having using the antagonist then you are more liberated to do so. And you don’t need to skip out on the details.
The issue for the majority of writers is where do you start when you want to write a sex scene. ‘In the bed room,’ you say. Well, if you’re old fashioned. I have 5 easy tricks for you that will help you write a wonderful sex scene.
1. Learn just as much as you can about our fun parts
We all think we are experts in relation to sex, but few are really. Think of it this way, until you work in the medical field and study human anatomy then I would suggest you hit those search engines like google and do the maximum amount of research as you can. There is always something new you can learn in regards to the human body. When you do, that knowledge blended with creativity can intrigue your 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 your diet. I can really create some lighter moments scenes with that new knowledge. What about you?
2. Learn about the different positions
Wait, you already know all of those too right? I am not a Kamasutra master so I like to read articles about this with lots and lots of illustrations. Huge smile, okay I’m done. The purpose of this is the same as performing all of your research on what the skin can do during sex.
A few of you may even be thinking, well Andre, I will always just grab my significant other and a lab coat and do my personal hands on research. You’ll be able to, but think of it using this method. As a writer you constantly look up new words to widen your vocabulary. Why so? Because there are so many different ways to describe a scene. There are plenty of different ways to write a sex scene if you are keen to all the different ways people have sex.
3. Read erotica
That’s not me a fan of erotica, but I understand this genre as an Oreo cookie. I recently like the cream filing. No pun intended. It’s not necessary to read the whole book, just the juicy parts to see how others are writing about sex. You are trying to master how other writers make an effort to engage their readers.
If you’re limited on what you understand sex and also on crafting it, you are going to involve some very soft scenes. Pun intended.
4. Be considered a director in your head
Did I merely tell you to be a porn director? If it helps you with this tip, then sure. When you write your scene look at the angles of presentation in addition to their order when you have the scene unfold.
A great way to follow this tip is usually to outline what happens as a way and focus on what is shown because order; if you can draw then produce a story board. Smashing the scene into many different moving parts will assist you to connect them right into a long fluid motion. Refer to it describing a tongue kiss from beginning to end. Where you start must not be with the kiss, begin with ‘the sweet smell of cognac that escapes by a lover’s heavy breath.’ The center pieces are accessed different scenes to help you with descriptions and connected as a way to show fluidity. The purpose in the event it you are engaging the reader by building up to the climax. Exactly like foreplay leading to sex.
Think of a lover slowly undressing before you decide to. Think about the order of actions, each description and how each connect, approaching the climax, which may be the lover fully nude. Hold on, let me get a drink water.
5. If it doesn’t turn yourself on then edit against each other
So you shot the scene and after this it is time to take it to the editor. Once again, this can be you. Now you have to reassess what does not work properly by what leaves you… unchanged after reading the sex scene.
Once more you have to think of the overall scene in parts, look at what just doesn’t do it for you and what doesn’t interact with the other parts. Are you feeling a rise in anticipation to the climax when each part from the beginning?
If something just doesn’t feel right, then kill it before it kills the climate.