The anticipation or the action, which do you prefer? #sexualtension vs #actualsex


After reading this post, I realised that I loved the anticipation of the kiss as much as I love a passionate kiss in romance novels. Just as I love the sexual tension littered in books as much as I love the actual love scenes.

But sometimes an author fills his/her book with sexual tension and doesn’t deliver on the act of sex itself. Tut Tut Tut. I hate when that happens.

Give me the anticipation AND deliver on the action. PLEASE. You’ll have a happy reader in me. 😀 ❤

What about you? Are you about the anticipation, the action or both?

4 Comments Add yours

  1. More the anticipation than the action. There’s only so many ways slot A fits into slot B, but the sensuality leading up to the act? That’s where the fun happens 🙂

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    1. Karissa Thorpe says:

      So true. The anticipation definitely makes the act more enjoyable and hopefully the author has a great imagination to vary how A fits with B. 😀

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  2. Felicia says:

    When it’s on point, definitely the anticipation! Honestly, you get sex in a great number of romance novels. Good sex, bad sex, (way too much of that) indifferent sex, and sex for the sake of sex. Meh. But when you get that absolutely perfect pairing of a couple with chemistry and the right dialogue? It must be savored!

    I’d rather have thirty-eight pages of prime anticipation than the thirty-sex pages of overdone, unimaginative sex I read this morning – wish I could unread it! 😵😤😵

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    1. Karissa Thorpe says:

      Yes! Absolutely. I can’t count the number of times I’ve skimmed over sex scenes in books because they were just plain boring.
      Thirty-six pages of sex. Seriously? Give me a break. Is it a sex manual? LOL

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