Originally Posted by HarryT
Love scenes in a book can be good (eg "Pride and Prejudice"). Sex scenes in a book are just tedious, to my mind. I might have found them stimulating when I was 14 years old. These days if I want porn, there are better ways to get it.
An old friend of mine once said this about the repetition (and gave me a bewildered look when I started laughing):
"Sex is the kind of thing you don't want to think about while you're doing it or it gets really strange
. It's like plumbing
Then again, anyone who can make it through a Robbe-Grillet novel probably won't mind. And sometimes the alienation created by scrutiny of sex becomes a statement on its own (J.G. Ballard's Crash