I have in the past been accused of being a prude when it comes to writing my stories but I can honestly say that I am not a prude but I write my stories for a different reason. I don't write for the tittilation factor but rather to see the building of characters and plot. Too many stories, IMHO, are based solely on sexual content and no plot. That type of story I don't read. Not that I don't like sex, it's just that there is more to life than sex, sex, sex. When I write, I write sex scenes as minimal as possible and let ther reader's imagination take it where they want it to be. I am currently writing a story that sex doesn't play a major role in but I have mentioned having sex, making love a few times. But it is mostly related to the fact that my characters were supposed to be married and as such, it is a fact of life. I let it remain there and don't make a big deal. I do like conflict in the story line since that spices it up to me. Not so much that it is a Sylvester Stallone movie quality story. Life is not a movie, nor do I try to write like it is. I have always enjoyed a good story that has a life like quality to it without getting too vulgar or pornographic. I guess it is just the way I was brought up, wholesome but not overly so. But that is just me.
Thank you for letting me ramble to you today. I'll let you get back to your regularly scheduled brain fest.