Which POV during a sex scene?...

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If you're a male writer but you have a female heroine (with her POV throughout), but it gets to a sex scene, won't it seem rather odd from your own POV as a straight male writer if you are imagining her in her shoes? I would think it would be rather difficult to really picture it from that side, and you might personally prefer to desribe how your female protagonist is like. But then if you switch POV to the male just for that scene, won't the sudden change seem somewhat forced or artificial?

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Presumably one is a writer, and does what writers do--make shit up.
 

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The best point of view for an erotica scene is second person. Third person makes the whole thing boring.

Second Person brings the reader into the story and makes him a little "Happy"
 

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You are not the kind of guy who would be in some strange girl's bedroom at this time in the morning, but here you are, and you're looking at a blonde with really big knockers. Her name is either Sheryl or Stacie, but it would be too embarrassing to ask which, because of what you've been doing for the last hour, and besides her mouth is full. You are mildly surprised to learn that you can still feel embarrassment, especially after she brought out the "Jeff Stryker" brand realistic-molded toy and the tube of K-Y, and showed you what she wanted you to do with them, and you did those things. Maybe you could keep calling her "Doll" or "Darling" or "Babe" but you wonder if she'll see through that and ask you what her name is. Then you wonder what she'll say if you ask her what your name is, even though you're sure you told her, back in the bar. Before she invited you home. Before Jeff Stryker and before the rabbit fur and before the video camera. All the wondering distracts you and she looks up and asks what's wrong and inspiration strikes. You say, "It's the beer; I have to take a leak," and you think that maybe you'll check for her driver's license in her purse on the way back from the bathroom.
 
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