Taboo Writing Scenes – “Porn for Housewives”

I was able to write a few death scenes that described the death, and I even have some self harm scenes added.  However, as I was writing today I came across a point where a sex scene begs to be written.  Considering that there’s death, gore, SH, and very contraversial politics involved my target audience is certainly older to begin with.

In a book a sex scene is seen very differently from a movie – it’s no longer cool.  It’s no longer sexy, or exciting.  It just isn’t the same as showing a picture of boobs.  To me a good sex scene builds up a book, and isn’t detrimental, but I think of the other books I’ve read and I am guilty of considering books with sex scenes to be “B” class.

It’s like the sene somehow discredits the author… It’s as if the author is writing to get off while writing the scene, but should have removed the scene during an edit.

*Writing for yourself and writing for your own personal pleasure is a great thing that I encourage.  Just, I always try to be perfect, and that’s what I have to do for my own personal goals – and that includes considering and thinking about my audience.  Sadly the main character could never actually have sex and that cuts out most of the potential for such a scene.  Maybe in my next book I’ll try to copy these authors I’m calling “B” class because I know for a fact that they’re well-off, famous, and have great reviews (from myself included).

It’s just a shame that a sex scene in a book requires more immagination, and sex imagination is a little more … extreme?

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