I cringed when I first wrote about sex and the thought of anybody ever reading it made me immediately delete the entire thing from my screen. As I have become older, I am more comfortable writing about it, but I am still unsure how best to do it.
I have read such a large number of chapters that describe sex in great detail with the use of euphemisms etc and others who use a more subtle approach.
I know what I prefer, but what do the majority of readers prefer?
I decided to use a subtle approach, with intricate details I felt were important. I also wanted it to be honest. I am staying away from crude descriptions and euphemisms which readers may find a bit cringe. I know I do! I am conscious of making the encounters close to reality.
My main character is complex and the traumas she has endured are reflected in her approach to sex and relationships. I want to take the reader through her thoughts and feelings during the encounters and it’s a great way to show a characters vulnerabilities and true self.
Any advice would be welcomed on this subject.