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Male viewpoint in an erotic novel

Erotica is not a genre I read, but the lusting male gaze in some fantasy and sci-fi - I cannot say that I always find it offensive. On the contrary - I can find it quite pleasant. I want to be lusted ...
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What is a subtle way of mentioning a man became physically aroused?

You could be vague and mention him feeling his trousers or pants "getting tighter", or something of the like. It's pretty much the standard imagery used to represent an erection without actually ...
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What is a subtle way of mentioning a man became physically aroused?

Liquid's answer is good, but I would like to specifically focus on one way of doing it; chiefly, mention the awkward feelings one gets in such situations. Men, especially young men, aren't exactly ...
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How do I draw attention to a girl's chest without making it overly lewd?

The crucial question, which will help you figure out how to write this, is: why is this detail important. And that question has two angles: Why is it important to your story? Why is it important to ...
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How do I draw attention to a girl's chest without making it overly lewd?

introduce a... very well-endowed character. How do I write this so that I get the point across that she's that way, but not making it sound overly lewd or off-putting? I thought it was cute reading ...
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How to research sex for writing?

You might find that research isn't quite so important. If you're describing a banquet, you don't need to picture how the guests chew and swallow their food. For the scene with the two guys, you can ...
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What is a subtle way of mentioning a man became physically aroused?

Don't mention the erection at all. As he is about to be smothered in breasts, switch to descriptions of everything he is using to mentally distract himself from having a sexual reaction. Perhaps, ...
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How much sex can I write if I'm after mainstream success?

My question is which variation would be more attractive to agents, publishers, and the reading public? That is, which variations would sell best? Which is the more attractive drink: chardonnay, or ...
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What is a subtle way of mentioning a man became physically aroused?

This question borders on "what to write" instead of "how to write", so I will concentrate on the latter. If your character has masturbated, he has had erections. Probably every day, since teen age ...
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What is a subtle way of mentioning a man became physically aroused?

The possibilities are endless: "Chubby Checker is doing his stand up routine" "From little acorns, mighty oaks do grow." "You know The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams? Well, the lark has ...
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How do I draw attention to a girl's chest without making it overly lewd?

You provide very little detail, more would help. I've had a girlfriend who barely fit into DD, and used it mostly because bras in E are rare. Her main thoughts about her breasts during ordinary daily ...
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How do I draw attention to a girl's chest without making it overly lewd?

Portray the emotions of your viewpoint character. In general, when using a limited viewpoint you should only be describing the details that your viewpoint character notices. And how you describe a ...
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How to write a good sex scene specifically for erotica?

The best thing you can do in this scenario is read - prolifically - in your genre. Research what works for you, what gets your juices flowing ( so to speak :) ) and what reads like nails down a ...
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Is mild sexualization of minors allowed in writing?

It is absolutely certainly legal for what you describe to appear in literature. Consider, for instance, that Juliet was 14 when she married and had sex with Romeo. A more modern example: Song of Ice ...
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Describing sex in a non-erotic fiction

What you are describing is often called a "fade to black" (after the movie technique of fading to a black screen just as a the 'action' starts, and then opening on a new scene the next morning), and ...
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Male viewpoint in an erotic novel

The problem I see is the double standard in sexualization. It seems much more acceptable nowadays for women to a have a lusty look on (attractive) men than the other way around. The cause for this ...
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Would it be too controversial to have the antagonist "get the (protagonist's) girl"?

We can't tell you what to write. As suggested in another answer, the frame challenge with your scenario is that you are describing an adult(?) human passed around like a game of capture-the-flag, as ...
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Would Amazon allow sex between transformed humans (animal/object) with normal humans

Amazon's content guidelines are notoriously nonspecific. Offensive Content What we deem offensive is probably about what you would expect. I assume there are multiple reasons for this: ...
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How do I draw attention to a girl's chest without making it overly lewd?

I'm thinking of two factors to keep in mind: 1) consider the reasons why you need to describe those details. How do they enrich the scene? What do they tell about the characters involved? and so on. ...
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How to research sex for writing?

IMO, pornography is realistic enough; seek out the "homemade" variety. I think you can tell if these are scripted or being "acted". Particularly if there is any hint of role playing; it isn't ...
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I am afraid some scenes in my novel are too graphic for some people (Trigger warning: Sexual Assault)

Don't give a trigger warning in a book! Unless you're writing an actual nonfiction guide for rape survivors, a warning like that would be not just unnecessary but apt to get you ridiculed. It's ...
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Many sexual situations, but no actual sex scenes?

Comics have an age rating system similar to videogames, but it's not completely standardized. Marvel and DC, the biggest comics producers, have slightly different systems from each other. And here's ...
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How to deal appropriately with an inappropriate sexual relationship

Tell it in narration. You have plenty of opportunity to show this character's social pathology in her adult life. And plenty of material to do it with. This establishes her personality and the ...
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How do I draw attention to a girl's chest without making it overly lewd?

the current viewpoint character is going to introduce a... very well-endowed character This sounds like first person (the internal narration of the viewpoint character to the reader) or third person ...
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How do I draw attention to a girl's chest without making it overly lewd?

If you want to be truly neutral about these things, just say 'She had notably large breasts' and leave it at that. However, plenty of other users have brought up an excellent way to do this while also ...
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Many sexual situations, but no actual sex scenes?

Although I personally have no problem either writing or reading explicit sex scenes (sex is a form of entertainment, after all), if you feel constrained by your distribution options, I would make the ...
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I want to write a gay sex scene. The characters are both virgins and I don't know how to do it without looking like a fool. Any advice?

The most important thing is to understand why the sex scene is in your story. Are you trying to inform the reader about the characters' emotional states? Are the things they do during the scene ...
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Dialog during sex scenes

Which is steamier, having two characters simply silently going through the motions of this or actively communicating with each other? Because then they can tease each other to increase tension, flirt ...
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Dialog during sex scenes

What kind of weirdos talk while they're having sex? Before, sure. After, maybe - if neither falls asleep and one (or both) still have the energy to think. During - nope, too busy. The problem with ...
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