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Is there such a thing as too much sex? | Marc Nobbs
Is there such a thing as too much sex? Not in real life, obviously, that would be a stupid assertion. I'm talking about in fiction and in particular in erotic novels. Is it possible for a novel which bills itself as 'erotic', to have too much sex in it at the expense of plot and character development? This is a question I posed in 2009 in this blog post. The general gist of that post was that at the time I'd read a few novel length stories that had so much sex in them, I found myself scanning the sex scenes rather than reading them properly. To quote from the post… …I've found myself scanning the sex scenes rather than reading every word. I'm looking to see if the scene in question is significant to the story, or just there for the sake of having a sex scene. …sometimes the sex seems to have been 'tacked on' to the story, possibly because author feels it's been a while since we had a sex scene and this is a sex story, after all. I then compared how I felt about these novels with two of