Originally Posted by hivirus555000
I am currently writing a rather involved novel that will contain sex scenes but not be its main purpose and my question was this: How much description of any sex scenes is there before it looks like smut? or is there any limit because it is a sex scene? These planned scenes are not all romantic and/or sensual by the way. Can someone please give me some advice?
US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, while trying to define hardcore pornography, in 1964, famously said, "I know it when I see it."
It's all in the eye of the beholder. As much about context as the words used to describe the act. If sex is crucial to your story, then tell it - describe it in a way that's faithful to your narrator - and let the chips fall where they may!