So, first Writing Wednesday post is on the subject of sex! Namely, vocabulary in sex scenes.
It's easy to feel silly writing sex. You don't want to sound too clinical, but you don't want to get too euphemistic, either. You need to bear in mind the view point character's speech patterns, but you don't want to get bogged down in slang.
So, these are my personal Nos for a sex scene. Unless you're deliberately trying to make me giggle.
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Words too Clinical for Sex Scenes - does it appear in a biology text book?
Uterus (which shouldn't really appear in a sex scene at all unless you're being really detailed about conception)
Cervix (see Uterus)
Words too Euphemistic for Sex Scenes - Has it appeared in the purple prose parody contest?
Manhood/Manroot/Manmeat (if it begins with man, drop it!)
Words too Casual for Sex Scenes - Did Rowan Atkinson use it in that Not The Nine O'Clock News sketch?
Titties (oddly, I think you can get away with both Boobs and Tits. It's the diminuation that's the passion killer)
Front Bottom/vajayay/hoo-hah/we're not five year's old why are you doing this to us?
Gash (also the unfortunate name of an underwear chain)
Anyone else got words they'd like to add to those lists?