Originally Posted by jersysman
I find that they can be rather appealing. If it is part of the story, it can flesh out the characters, so to speak and make the book more real. Just keep it to the point.
The Gaea series by John Varley is kind of like that... It's a SF trilogy (maybe some would call it space opera) and there are just a few sex scenes but all serve the plot in getting to know the characters, and are mostly non-graphic except for some interesting insinuations which set you thinking. For example there's a scene with the main character (a women) and a male shipmate in a spaceship in space and the writer mentions they're in zero-G (which gets you thinking about how it would be in zero-G). Than there's a scene with a male character and a female centaur (sentient centaur to be clear, with 2 female organs and 1 male organ) and the writer says the male character wasn't gay but... (which gets you thinking how exactly a strait guy has sex with a female centaur with 2 female organs and 1 male).
Then there's a lesbian scene between the main character and a female friend of hers in a kind of organic cave, basically a hole in the wall tissue of the living world they're in... There's also a mention of a non-character nympho girl who cums when you touch her forehead (she's genetically engineered) although it's not directly stated with that word (it would be interesting if women like that existed in reality
, maybe even to be like that) and some lesbo-incest sex between a couple of minor-character twins in the beginning.
It may sound from this description like there's a lot of sex in this book but it's really only a passing mention and not central to the main plots. It's like this - people need to breathe, eat, drink, have sex and do other things - even if they're characters in a book you happen to be reading, and just bypassing all that just makes it less realistic.
Plus SF sex can really give you some weird ideas. Like in Miles Vorkosigan there's mention of sex between a human and a humanoid girl with 4 arms and no legs (the arms being in place of legs), and also I think Miles does it with a female werewolf (kind of, genetically engineered). I only really regretted he never got it on with his childhood sweetheart (they almost did it once but were interrupted, and I felt almost as frustrated as him
Thinking about lesbo twins and one-touch-cum-nympho girls has gotten me kind of hot and flustered, especially with the lascive, lurid and kinky statements made above by the German babe...
Now I'm like