Now, before I go into it, let me tell you why I want to know. Recently, I was reading a book, and found myself skimming past the sex parts. I mean really, skimming past the sex parts! No way! But I did. Then I realized why. For me, there wasn't much emotion involved in the excerpt. I have a small collection of books that I keep on hand and continually read. And I read the sexual excerpts the most.
So, I thought to myself, why do I read those, and not this one. That's when it hit me. It's for the emotions. The raw intense passionate responses between the characters. A hero that not only can he not keep his hands off the heroine, but is driven to his knees by his need to have her and only her.
That's what I came up with. I decided that I need real emotion to be a part of it in order to like it. Am I alone here. I've read sex scenes where I can't feel anything, just sex. And where, yes, there are those novels that are just about sex, not about emotions, but since it's such a personal act, I think emotions are always involved. So to write a sex scene without emotion, would be a travesty in my opinion.
Is it just me? Am I alone in this whole sex and emotion gauntlet? Let me know your opinions. Yay or nay, would love to hear them!