Saturday, 19 August 2017
CAN THERE BE TOO MUCH SEX IN A STORY?
Can there be too much sex in a story?
For me? I have to say yes.
When I first started reading MM fan fiction, the sex was different and titillating, I am more than willing to admit that. However, when I began to tiptoe around the genre and seek out different authors, I found that these writers were so talented and wove such stories with great plot lines, I wasn't that bothered by the sex scenes. Sometimes I even skimmed through them to get back to the story. That's not to say they aren't written well, or that I found them boring in any way; I was just so engrossed in the story I wanted to know what happened next!
There are, however, books I've read where the MCs seem to spend all their time in bed, doing naughty things to each other. And while the scenes are designed to titillate, I find myself wondering why no one has needed to pee, eat, or go to work. Then, of course, there is the sticky situation of not showering in between rounds of rampant sex (they must crackle when they get out of bed with all the dried bodily fluids floating around - not to mention the fact that they must have to chase the sheets round the room with a chair and a whip by the time they've finished). Then... there's the chaffing! By the time they're on their fifth or sixth sex scene in 48 hours, all I'm doing is wincing and wondering if there's enough lube in the world to soothe the bottom's poor little... well... bottom - and whether the top can walk!
So, what do you think?