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Sex Writing

Why I Write About Sex

Rachel Hills | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Rachel Hills

I used to be intimidated by people who wrote about sex, even long after I started writing about it myself. The irony, of course, is that people now think the same thing about me. That because I write about sex, I must be particularly sexual. To which my internal response is: "No. You don't get me at all."

How To Write A Good Sex Scene

G. Doucette | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
G. Doucette

Writing a decent sex scene isn't easy. I learned this the hard way, several times over, when writing my first erotic novel after years of penning sci-fi/fantasy genre books that averaged between zero and one such scene per book.

Writing About My Sex Life Might Be Ruining My Chances of Happiness (But I'm Not Going to Stop)

Jill Di Donato | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

We are not supposed to peddle our sexual self on the Internet, filter it with the forgiving, soft glow of X-Pro II or ask others to learn from our experiences. But we do that anyway, and I'm afraid that it's turning us into a shallow society.

6 Terrible Sex Scenes Written By Politicians And Pundits

Posted 08.06.2013 | Books

Taken from Wretched Writing: A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras (Perigee, $15) Let us briefly a...

What Does the Success of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Tell Us About American Readers?

Alma Katsu | Posted 05.15.2012 | Books
Alma Katsu

If the phenomenal demand for Fifty Shades of Grey tells us anything, it tells us that female readers actually do want real sex in their books and they'll buy it if they know it's in there.

Russell Smith: The most erotic organ is not the brain

The Globe and Mail | Russell Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Everyone has sex, just as everyone eats, yet we talk all the time about what we eat. To talk at work about last night's sex would be like talking abou...

How Not To Write About Sex

themillions.com | Sonya Chung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's been said (possibly by Elvis Costello, though the attribution is murky) that "writing about music is like dancing about architecture." The same ...