Have you checked out HBO or Cinemax late at night? Or even some of your regular television channels? Although a lot of Europeans still regard Americans as prudish, our media has definitely been turning up the heat over the past several decades. This includes the world of written fiction.
The romance genre in general has opened its arms (among other body parts) to scenes with intense sexual content, and erotica tops the sizzling charts just below the X-rated material. One of the best things about erotic romance is that it carries the whole vicarious thrill all the way into the bedroom. In a way, all readers are acting as voyeurs when they spy on the lives of the characters, including on the building of the characters’ romantic relationship. When that relationship lands them between the sheets, why not follow? The question is whether you want just a peek or a front-row seat for the whole show?
The degree of spice in a work of fiction is a function of the language, description, and detail in each of the love scenes. Are there two people involved? Three, four, or more? What positions do they take, do they use slang or medical terminology versus euphemisms or metaphors, and are there toys or other equipment involved?
Everybody has their preference in level of graphic intensity. Thanks to the variety of works out there, there’s plenty to choose from, so it’s just a matter of finding the right story for you. So you have to ask yourself: how hot do you like it?