Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hottest Sex Scenes in Literature

I have not read the runaway bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E. L. James, but it seems people either love this trilogy or think it's pure hooey. 

So, I couldn't help but wonder what makes for great erotica? Yes, I understand that some people aren't into this genre and everyone's taste varies on the subject, but I do wonder if writing and storyline make a huge difference on the subject matter? I think it definitely would make a huge difference. Yes, "sex scenes" are a crucial part of erotica, but if the novel, novella, or short story, does not contain a well written storyline, then it is pure hooey.

I stumbled upon an article titled 10 Hottest Sex Scenes in Literature by Jef With One F. In the article, Jef With One F shares ten books that contain steamy sex scenes. I haven't read any of the recommended books mentioned, but if you're looking into dipping you're big toe into the erotica scene, maybe the ones mentioned are for you.


  1. A very good friend of mine insists that the sex scene in 'Birdsong' is the best ever written. I think it works because by the time you get to it you care about the characters - I read the first 'Fifty Shades' & couldn't have cared less about the very shallow Christian & Anastasia!

    1. I've heard so many people say that they didn't like the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. At 1st,I had wanted to read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, just to see what all the fuss was about. I could care a less about this trilogy now after so many people have said it was so bad.

  2. I made the mistake of buying all three because they were on offer. I gave the last two to my sister because I thought the first one was so awful! That said, a few of my friends & my sister really enjoyed them, it's all down to personal taste I suppose!