Authors of Fiction Confront a Problem: How to Write About Sex – The New York Times

It’s rare for real people to find sexual partners in the seafood aisle of the supermarket, but lovers of fiction stumble into this sort of thing all the time. We’re happily reading at the breakfast table, or on the subway, or in line at the passport office, when all of a sudden the characters stop what they’re doing, jump into bed (or wherever) and start having sex, or some approximation of it: sex with each other, sex with themselves, sex with whatever moist inanimate object comes easiest to hand.

 

Source: Authors of Fiction Confront a Problem: How to Write About Sex – The New York Times

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