Friday, July 5, 2013

Doin' the DIRTY in Romance Novels Today

I have to decided to talk about sex today.

 (I actually talk about sex most days. ;) I'm a creep I know.) 


But on a serious level--Sex is a staple in most romance novels these days. Especially since Erotica has become extremely popular in the last couple of years. Not to mention to Fifty Shades craze that brought BDSM into the hot popularity mixtures.

Here's how I feel about sex in books today. 

Haha, okay, so I'm being creepy again...but really, I like to read books that have sex in them. (Of course I also enjoy  writing them too :)) I like books that embrace the sexuality of its characters. I believe it is more realistic, because that's what people do in real life. 
Of course this isn't to say that I only read contemporary. I have particular love for a good contemporary erotic romance, but I also love paranormal books where there IS sex. 
I don't care for books where the main characters do the dirty right away (in most cases). 
I like it when everyone is damaged and broken and they have to work really fucking hard to make it work. (Pardon my inappropriateness, lol)  
I also dislike people who have sex in dreams that end up being real (AKA they traveled to some sort of weird dream realm outside of their knowledge and had actual sex they thought wasn't real.)
They wake and are all like..."Woah, that was the best sex I've ever had...too bad it WASN'T real."  

So, anywho...that's how I feel.
What's a girl to do with all these emotions besides write a kinky blog post? ;)

SO, what I want to how you feel about it. That's right, I want your opinion on sex in books today. What do you like? What do you not like? What is a must-have when it comes to reading a good romance for you? I'm dying to know. 


  1. Megz, I almost had heart failure when I saw that first GIF! What a way to wake a girl up! I love me some Somerhalder :D

    Anyhoo, I love sex in books (as you well know now lol), and to be honest I like anything (legal, no rape or forced sex, incest etc). But I love a good back story to go with it. Sometimes I prefer it when characters get it on straight away, other times I prefer a good build up beforehand. I suppose it depends on ther novel, the writer and my mood :D 

    1. LOL, that is exactly how I felt when I first found the Ian gif. He is just to sexy for his own good! ;)

      I agree with you. I like legal sex too. Nothing too crazy for me, lol.

      Thanks for stopping by and forgiving my blog for deleting your first comment! ;) xxx

  2. Hi Megan,

    My view is definitely sex is not enough and one of the challenges facing authors is nothing shocks anymore. This brings us back to one of the most important elements of story telling and that's to connect with the characters at the deepest emotional level possible -- and I certainly can't say I've come close to achieving that. Out of that emotional need, the hot sex occurs. Wow, what a clinical way to express it. I think we never get tired of the alluring and teasing elements of seduction and that brings out the beauty and artistry of sex.