Just wrote 2,000 words in Book 3, and I think the scene I just wrote is probably the most emotionally-charged scene in the entire series…. Everything Arman is feeling just EXPLODES. It’s a pretty crucial scene for the emotional theme of the book! And it’s a catalyst to help move the plot forward. It felt good to get this part out of my head!
The reason why I feel like all of the sex scenes are for the male gaze is actually really straightforward: they all make a big deal out of the women’s sexual prowess, with zero mention of the men’s sexual prowess.