Let’s Talk About Sex Scenes! Part IV: Oral Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex Scenes! Part IV: Oral Sex

May 22, 2013

Everyone loves a classic, which is why this week at ManLoveAuthors, we’re going to take a moment to discuss one of the most prevalent sex scenes in ManLove novels: the oral sex scene. The veins pulsed with the increased staccato beat of his heart, and Tristan loved seeing it. –Cowboy Challenge, Susan Laine You can always count on romance writers to provide...

Anatomy of the Name Game

Anatomy of the Name Game

Apr 25, 2013

If you find yourself grabbing the thesaurus every time you describe a racy rendezvous consider that it’s not about how many different ways you say it, as much as how it reads within the context of the scene. If it feels contrived, you can bet it’s going to show up that way on the page—and that’s not a turn-on. Here are some tips on how to avoid the...

Let’s Talk About Sex Scenes! Part III: Shower Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex Scenes! Part III: Shower Sex

Apr 10, 2013

Pillow talk. Bedroom eyes. Spooning sex. It seems much of the language of love has an unspoken assumption that the place for intimacy is inside the bedroom. But everyone loves a little change of scenery once in a while, and any avid ManLove reader will tell you there’s no better place to turn up the heat and get steamy than a shower built for two.   “Shh,...

Let’s Talk About Sex Scenes! Part II: Doggie Style

Let’s Talk About Sex Scenes! Part II: Doggie Style

Mar 27, 2013

“Hey! Not without protection!” Anyone who’s read an MM romance or two knows that there’s a wide variety of positions possible for an enterprising couple. With so many options available, the prevalence of doggie style as a position in explicit scenes might be surprising. Perhaps not as surprising, however, as this statistic: over 50 percent of...

Let’s Talk About Sex Scenes! Part I: Anal Play

Let’s Talk About Sex Scenes! Part I: Anal Play

Mar 13, 2013

Any avid ManLove reader will tell you that scenes of anal play or stretching abound in erotic alternative romance—so much so, in fact, that the act has trademark tropes that are all its own. In Search of Slick “Lube,” Wolfram said. “Where?” – Two Mates for a Magistrate, Scarlet Hyacinth Lube makes frequent appearances in ManLove, and it’s no...