Question – Do You Ever Wish There Was No Sex?
I know, I know. You are all like me and enjoy reading some *wink wink* in your stories. So that basically makes this week’s Question almost blasphemous. But I figure I’m going to go there anyways.
Sex in books. The very first time I read a sex scene in a book, I was shocked. A) because I was NOT expecting it and B) because it was GRAPHIC SEX IN A BOOK! Yes, I was that naive about romance books, not having read any before. I had no idea that there were explicit sex scenes in romance books. But now I know. Boy do I ever.
When I first decided to focus my reading on the romance genre, I looked for good sex. I searched out books that were described as ‘hot’ and ‘sexy’. I enjoyed reading the sex scenes and followed them word for word. But as the years past, I notice that not much where sex scenes is concerned is new and where I think a good sex scene is nice in a book, it is no longer my focus. And when a book is not clicking with me, when I’m not truly connecting with the hero and heroine, I find myself skimming the sex scenes. Crazy, I know! But that’s just how it is now for me. Sex scenes just don’t get the same reactions from me as they once did.
But what if there were no sex scenes at all?
Urban Fantasy often does not have a sex scene until a few books into a series when the hero and heroine finally hook up. And even then, it’s not as descriptive as in a straight out romance book. So I’m okay with a story not having sex. Used to it, even. I am not so much okay with a story lacking in sexual chemistry. That, for me, is an almost must. But if I picked up an actual romance book and didn’t find a sex scene in the book, I would wonder about it but I don’t feel I would be sad. But to take sex out of all books? That would not be okay for me because sometimes a girl is in the mood for a good, steaming hot and extra dirty read. 😉
What about you guys. Do you ever wish there was no sex in your romance books?