What Good Are Sex Scenes in Fiction?

Column by Peter Derk February 3, 2021
How are books boring me with...SEX!?

Tackling the Issue of Consent in Fiction

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
This article offers authors strategies for exploring the darker side of sex with safety and consent in mind.

The Sex Scene In Stephen King's 'IT'

Column by Peter Derk September 5, 2017
What's the deal with one of the weirdest sex scenes in King's oeuvre?

The Mini-Guide To Writing Sex For Your Genre

Column by Holly Slater October 19, 2016
There are approximately a zillion questions to consider when it comes to the craft of sex in fiction. One of the most important being: Does your intended audience expect, crave, or even allow sex?

Kindling Love: 9 of the Strangest Erotic Stories on Kindle

Column by Peter Derk February 19, 2016
Pimp dinos, astronaut dinos, and other things non-dino: the weirdest Kindle erotica.

Five Literary Sex Scenes You Wish You'd Written

Column by JS Breukelaar January 29, 2016
Unearned sex scenes are hard to swallow. Here are five writers that get to the guts of what's at stake when we get naked.

Let's Read About Sex

Column by Peter Derk April 21, 2015
How can a person get more comfortable reading about sex?

Is Reading Sexy?

Column by John Jarzemsky October 18, 2012
The battle to save reading and literature rages on, but is the latest plan of aligning reading with sexiness a good one?

Storyville: Writing About Sex

Column by Richard Thomas September 5, 2012
How do you write a good sex scene? By utilizing the right language, all five senses, and empathetic characters, you can seduce the reader into living the moment.
Smarter Smut: Well Written Sex Scenes in Literature

Smarter Smut: Well Written Sex Scenes in Literature

News by Dave Reuss August 9, 2012
If you're gonna read about humpin', it should at least be written well.