canonically always sucking face
"chance meeting your perfect other, your perfect opposite - your protector and endangeror. chance embarking with this other on the greatest of journeys - a search for truths fugitive and imponderable." | the x files
The X Files: ‘Fire’
(some NSFW stuff)
So you’re a writer and you want to branch out into an area you’ve never written before. Or you really wanna write that very specific PWP you just can’t seem to find. Basically, you’ve got two (or more!) characters that need to bang ASAP.
Sex is an interesting topic to explore in your writing. It’s never a thing you HAVE to write about, but there might come a day when you want to delve into it a little bit further. As writers, a lot of the research we do comes from just reading and consuming other works of fiction. But depending on what sort of fiction you’re consuming, finding a good sex scene to read might be more difficult than others. We’ve all read our share of death scenes, fight scenes, humorous scenes, scary scenes, etc. You’re not going to find more than maybe one in-depth passage in your average fantasy book, though.
However, and let’s just be real, for most of us our first smut was through fanfiction. Yet despite the overwhelming amount of explicit stuff we have access to, the realism, uh…it varies. And you know, if you’re a person that isn’t comfortable doing research about how sex works, a lot of your perceptions are going to be shaped by these stories of varying realism. And as such, there are a lot of mistakes that we make as writers when we branch out into this area for the first time.
I only started writing explicit content for the first time a few years ago, and as an ace-spectrum-ish individual who has never experienced sex on her own, I really don’t have a lot of personal experience to pull from. So I’m not writing this post as a be-all, end-all list of things to do, but rather as a sort of 101 post, telling you the little things I wish I knew before starting out.
Kinda NSFW stuff follows here, so I will place it under a cut:
Samcedes + hugs