Anonymous said: Hi! So, I'm writing a story that has an important sub-plot based around debauchery, and to make this sub-plot work I would have to write about some of the characters having sex. Thing is, I'm highly uncomfortable with writing intimate scenes like this. How do I write a sex scene that doesn't go into the nitty gritty details, but still leaves an impact on the readers?
Option 1: Fade to Black
To ‘fade to black’ is to heavily imply that characters are about to have sex, but to end the scene right before then. You can write sexual activity prior to the end of the scene, but by using this method you get the skip the actual sex part if you’re not comfortable writing it.
Option 2: Less Physical Detail
If you want to write the sex scene, focus more on the emotions of the characters and the overall feel of the scene rather than on the technical and physical stuff. Look at writing sex scenes in YA for tips on writing this kind of sex scene.