I want both, I suppose that makes me greedy. LOL My favourite genre to read is Urban Fantasy, so although I do enjoy a good sex scene, I prefer there to be only one or two of them per book. What makes a fictional couple click in my opinion is their chemistry which is why I enjoy the back-and-forth witty dialogue, emotional progression, and sexual innuendo way more than the insta-boink. Now, ultimately if things go well, all of the latter will eventually result in a sex scene, but for me, getting there is half the fun!
I guess you could say that I like to be wined and dined by my reads. I find that too many nookie scenes takes away from the story. I read this one Paranormal Romance a while back where the author tried to combine action & sex by making her characters get “energized” whenever they got it on. Picture this, the protagonists are about to confront the villain for the final showdown, but first… they stop to do the horizontal dance to power-up. Okaaaay. Worst. Foreplay. Ever. I felt no connection to the characters whatsoever because they were so poorly developed due to the fact that they were always shagging.
I want a fictional boyfriend not a one-night-stand which makes the “talk” very important because it takes more than just a pretty face to get my attention. I do appreciate the creative ways in which authors use terminology to describe their love scenes, but at the end of the day, there are only so many options and too much sex = repetitive. So yeah, more talk, less sex.