In general, I find the anticipation of sex is more useful and powerful in stories than the act itself. Unless of course the act itself is a key component of the story.
I am of the FIRM belief that, to be a truly GOOD sex scene, the scene must end just before the dirty deed gets done. You know, just like in the movies.
Everybody like the wind up to good sex (Lotsa kisses and snugglin' and naked body stuff), but we all have our own way of finishing.
When you end a Lemon Scene just before the goods get going, then your audience is allowed to finish the scene in their head.
Oh...head sex...now THAT'S the GOOD stuff!
And, yes, I mean THINKING about it in your mind, you cheeky monkeys! ;-D
Well, I was in the dark about "lemon scenes,"@James_Janzen and now I'm not - that's enlightening. Not the spiritual kind, though. You can enlighten someone by switching the light on in a dark room :D
OH! Is THAT what a lemon scene is,@HardeeBurger ? Now I feel...enlightened.
Actually, there are very few such scenes in my work on Wattpad. There are occasional ones in my published books, but I have a tendency to keep 'em PG. None of my characters read books that go into more detail, so they wouldn't use the more detailed language for such things...
Sounds ominous,@James_Janzen ...
I tend to skip reading sex scenes in books. I never was a theorist... I find if you don't read the sex scenes and emails in Fifty Shades, you can read it in about an hour and it's actually bearable.
Er....happy weekend :D
@HardeeBurger Thanks for the plug! Glad you liked it well enough to recommend!
If you do, I hope you enjoy it,@James_Janzen . If not, no worries!
@DemelzaCarlton Thank god, too, Dem, about no sex in Curvaceuos Kevlar, cuz it's way too funny for all that grossy girly sexy stuff!
And hey! Stop knocking sex scenes! You're talking to the LemonFlasher! I can write a sex scene in one-two-three! Go look - and see for yourself!
In fact, I'm thinking now of a sex scene in outer space I could write - that'd be cool.
I mean, come ON - You don't honestly think all those space station astronauts ain't never got naked at least a time or two, do you?!?
Yes, yes...I can see it all now. Who was that little astronaut woman with all the thick black Mediterranean kinda hair? You know the one? She looked like she has a black Maltese dog strapped to her head when she was floating around up there. Tough looking little gal, too, she was. And always smiling like the cat who ate the canary.
She'll do, I think...