How many times do your characters have sexual intercourse? If you answered over and over again every other chapter then that's one steamy story you are submitting 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 observe that muscle toned meat sizzle. Excuse me... Wait, so this is exactly why I am not invited to Thanksgiving dinner anymore.
Anyway, if you are like me then you don't write erotica and in all likelihood can't recall writing many sex scenes if not any at all. In a nutshell fiction you have to worry more details on censorship anyway, so if you decide to write a steamy scene it has to be quick and to the point. In the end, everything in short fiction should be relevant to move the plot forward.
Books really are a different matter. You've more freedom being more descriptive and with that you have more options to take the story in "related" directions, i.e. subplots. When you want to write about cheating one of your protagonists is having together with the antagonist then you are more liberal to do so. And you don't need to skip out on any of the details.
The issue for many 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 tips for you that will help you write an amazing sex scene.
1. Learn around you can about our fun parts
We all think we are experts when it comes to sex, but few are really. Think of it this way, until you work in the medical field and study human anatomy however would suggest you hit those search engines and do the maximum amount of research as you can. There's always something new you can learn regarding the human body. When you do, that knowledge blended with creativity can intrigue readers.
Here is an example of a website I've discovered that talks about the ten interesting facts about the vagina.
My favorite fact is that you are your diet. I can really create awesome scenes with that new knowledge. How about you?
2. Learn about the different positions
Wait, you understand all of those too right? I am not a Kamasutra master i really like to read articles over it 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 human body can do during sex.
Some of you may even be thinking, well Andre, I could 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 by doing this. As a writer you constantly search for new words to widen your vocabulary. Why so? Because there are so many different ways to describe a scene. There are many different ways to write a sex scene if you are keen to all the several ways people have sex.
3. Read erotica
I'm not really a fan of erotica, but I understand this genre as an Oreo cookie. I simply 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 learn how other writers attempt to engage their readers.
Should you be limited on what you understand about sex and also on creating it, you are going to incorporate some very soft scenes. Pun intended.
4. Be described as a director in your head
Did I simply tell you to be a porn director? If it helps you with this tip, then sure. Once you write your scene look at the angles of presentation as well as their order when you have the scene unfold.
A good way to follow this tip is to outline what happens to be able and focus on what is shown because order; if you can draw then build a story board. Revealing the scene into a number of moving parts will assist you to connect them right into a long fluid motion. Consider it 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 center pieces are broken into different scenes to help with descriptions and connected so that you can show fluidity. The purpose in the event that you are engaging the reader by building up to the climax. Exactly like foreplay leading to sex.
Make a lover slowly undressing before you. Think about the order of actions, each description and just how each connect, building up to the climax, which may be the lover fully nude. Hang on, let me get a drink of water.
5. If it doesn't turn you on then edit it
So you shot the scene and today it is time to take it to the editor. Once again, this really is you. Now you have to reassess what doesn't work by what leaves you... unchanged looking at the sex scene.
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 experience feeling a rise in anticipation for the climax when each part right from the start?
If something just doesn't feel right, then kill it before it kills the climate.