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View Poll Results: Do you like sex/love scenes in the stories you read?
No nookie for me. I don't want to go there. 36 12.29%
Love scenes are fine if they contribute to characterization and plot. 165 56.31%
I really enjoy sexuality in fiction. 46 15.70%
Some sex is OK but only in small doses. 38 12.97%
Love scenes are why I read! 8 2.73%
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:59 PM   #16
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I don't mind them at all if they contribute, and occasionally if they don't but are well done. I don't want to find hardcore porn in a book I'm reading unless I'm reading it for that specific purpose.

Like a few others have said though, it is hard to do well for all types of readers. So I think the safe route is to leave most of it to the imagination of the reader, after all if I wanted it explained in graphic detail I'd just go get a movie - or turn on primetime TV now
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:22 PM   #17
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I only want sex scenes in video books.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:44 PM   #18
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I only want sex scenes in video books.
Now I know why a die hard cheapie like you forked out for a Nook Color. Enjoy!
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:59 PM   #19
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I'm in the "bring on the smut" category. My reading experience is never less enjoyable for the inclusion of twelve pages of detailed sex. Or eighty pages of detailed sex. Or eighty thousand words of detailed sex. (Which, to date, I haven't found all in a *single* sex scene, but have seen scattered across several of them, held together by a thin framework of something resembling plot, which I was very happy to read.)

I'm told there are genres where this is not appropriate; I don't read those. (I read plenty of content that doesn't have sex scenes, just not any that I don't think could be improved--meaning, "more enjoyable to me"--by more sex.)
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I'm in the "bring on the smut" category. My reading experience is never less enjoyable for the inclusion of twelve pages of detailed sex. Or eighty pages of detailed sex. Or eighty thousand words of detailed sex. (Which, to date, I haven't found all in a *single* sex scene, but have seen scattered across several of them, held together by a thin framework of something resembling plot, which I was very happy to read.)

I'm told there are genres where this is not appropriate; I don't read those. (I read plenty of content that doesn't have sex scenes, just not any that I don't think could be improved--meaning, "more enjoyable to me"--by more sex.)
I think somebody needs some real sex.
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:34 PM   #21
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I restrict my reading to Penthouse Letters so maybe I'm the wrong guy to ask.

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Old 03-31-2011, 02:54 PM   #22
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I restrict my reading to Penthouse Letters so maybe I'm the wrong guy to ask.

Yes, and the articles are always so well written and informative!
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:07 PM   #23
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As soon as they legalize it on the commute trains, I'll give up the text version.
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This can be done. You live in California. Start a ballot initiative. Call it prop 69.
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You need to read an article published in Salon.com years ago called "Night Train." (NSFW)
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as soon as they do I'll start enjoying public transportation

- the poll:
with literotics it's the same as with real: if it fits YES.
only if the author can't do it (again like in reality) it is better omitted.
there's nothing more boring than a paragraph of IKEA porn.
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as soon as they do I'll start enjoying public transportation

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with literotics it's the same as with real: if it fits YES.
only if the author can't do it (again like in reality) it is better omitted.
there's nothing more boring than a paragraph of IKEA porn.

Yeah, great, you normal guys legalize sex in public transportation and where are we poor perverts left then? I mean, no more public disgrace for me, what do you think where I'm supposed to have fun then???
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hmm - we should discuss that during a lenghty joyride
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:39 PM   #29
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I think that it needs to direct affect a main character and contribute to the character's development. It also needs to be brief and to the point. If I want to read porn I will read porn books
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