Quote Originally Posted by SAWeiner View Post
I don't write erotica per se, but of course, I have sex scenes in my writings. So yes, on one hand, I don't want to sound too crude or sleazy. On the other hand, I don't want to sound like a technical manual. However, I think I have struck the right balance and my sex scenes are better than some other segments of my works.
This is almost exactly me. Most of my attempts don't really fit the rest of the story, either in level of detail or the voice of the narrator. The scenes come off as more juvenile than the rest of the book, or read like a medical text. There's one time I think I've done it well, but the book has other problems keeping me from shopping it around. I try to learn from those who've done it well, and A Sport and A Pastime by James Salter comes to mind.