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This week’s question should make my dirty-minded peeps happy (you know who you are! *coughs* Lori… Jennifer… Lexxie…) because you don’t have to come up with creative ways of perverting it. Yes folks, it’s time to talk about fictional vs real life sex.

I’ve pretty much come to terms with the fact that romance in books is NOTHING like RL. First off, if you’re married to a guy who looks like he could have been a model on a PNR cover, then leave my blog. NOW! No, but seriously, sweaty men are not sexy close up—they smell, have belly button lint, and taste like a salt lick. And, don’t even get me started on morning sex! In what world is bad breath, bed head & drool a turn-on?

If you’ve been paying attention, then you know that I absolutely LOVE werewolves, but do I want to sleep with one? Heck no! Because the RL version would probably have hair e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e, smell like a wet dog, and that whole alpha male thing? Yeeeaahhh that totally wouldn’t fly in real life situations. Plus, I don’t really want to date a guy who gets PMS worse than I do! There can only be one bitch in my relationship, and it’s me. LOL

Ooh, remember that thing that happened in chapter 32 of ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE by Jeaniene Frost? Sorry to burst your bubble, but it would hurt like a MOFO! Fangs are sexy in theory, but in practice… ouchie. And, is immortal stamina really a good thing? I don’t know about you, but who has time for hours of sexcapades, just imagine the chafing! Authors always seem to conveniently omit things like jobs, kids, and responsibilities. You know, those pesky things that we all have, and that are HUGE time sucks?

So no, I’ve never read a love scene and been like ‘hey, I should try that,’ because again, I read about werewolves and vampires. THEY AREN’T REAL.


Does Reading Romance Make You Question Whether You Are Normal?



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106 Comments

  1. Bwahahaha! Belly lint?! WTF!

    So true! Do you remember that episode in True Blood where Eric was speed fucking that chick? Yeah it wasn’t sexy at all. And sex for hours? In theory it’s good but as I am not so limber I’m sure my body would fall apart literally after.
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    • YES! That True Blood scene is another great example! And, no amount of yoga will ever prepare me for hours of romp. LOL

  2. *snickers* Hey, I’m a fan of morning after sex, or lazy mornings sex! 😉
    But yeah, I don’t think I’d have the stamina for most of the sexcapades that are described on romance/paranormal romance books! And if I have to choose better a werewolf than a vampire, give that they’re supposed to be rather toasty and run a higher temperature than humans, since I’m rather sensitive to cold! 😉
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    • Hehe I would definitely choose a were over a vamp for the very reasons you listed, and don’t get me wrong, I like morning sex, just so long as it’s more of a quickie than a marathon.

  3. LMAO!!! Belly button lint and a salt lick…that’s the way to greet the morning…with a *gigglesnort* It’s so true though the things I love about sex scenes in books I so don’t want to actually happen in real life!
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    • I just hope that # 1 doesn’t read this, and feel like I’m pointing the finger at him. LOL

  4. Oh man, the CHAFING. Sometimes an all-nighter can sound super sexy, but I think at some point I would need to take a break and…stretch or something. Maybe put an ice pack on my muscles.

    Have you seen that “Honest R&B Song” video? Seems pretty relevant here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc8tPTVBRSc

    • I guess you don’t have to worry about chafing when you’re immortal, and your body heals all injuries instantly, but us poor mortals aren’t so lucky. Thanks for sharing that link. 😀

  5. bwhahaha love this post! I’ve thought that about werewolves before, but it still made me laugh. Cleaning up his hair all the time and smelling a wet dog would be no bueno.
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    • I guess it would depend of which werewolf version showed up at my door. Yes, you are hot, but please complete this questionnaire first. Hehe

  6. My fav thing ever is when the couple comes together every single time. Because apparently having a soulmate as your lover means that your orgasms are synced. LOL @ the bitch and hair thing. Though you’re 100% right! You crack me up with this post, Carmel 😀
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    • Yeah, the simultaneous orgasms are very realistic. NOT. Or, when the heroine gets off when the dude just looks at her.

      • right!???? Not only do they happen at the same time, they happen EVERYTIME just from kissing! lol

      • I just finished a book where the chick got off from riding a Harley without underwear. I’m skeptical. LOL

  7. *Backs away from blog slowly*
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  8. LOL Yeah, you’re so right! Just like a love reading about an alpha male but wouldn’t want one in RL, I love reading those steamy scenes but can’t imagine actually participating in them. I knew EXACTLY the scene you were talking about in One Foot in the Grave, Carmel! Love this post! Salt lick…LOL

    • I thought my salt lick comment was pretty lame, but apparently peeps are diggin’ it. LOL

  9. Not sure whether to be impressed with myself or sad that I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about with that One Foot in the Grave reference. Not gonna lie, I had a major cringe moment when I read that bit. IRL that would require a trip to the ER.
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  10. :)))) I’m not married to anyone, so I get to stay on your blog and keep spamificating it *mwahahahaha*

    Well, I had this one bf… he doesn’t look like a romance cover model, but he has the whole broody, intense, my-heart-is-gonna-stop sexilious vibe… ok, I had 2 of those, come to think of it. 2 out of 4…yes, I don’t do big numbers, but I most definitely do every number in a really big way :))))
    My point here is, they might not have been romance cover models, and I’m totally not a heroine by any stretch of the imagination, but the few hours of sexcapading, the wanting to lick sweat off of him thing, and morning sex were goddamn out of this world amazing 😀 I mean, making-me-tingle-all-over-just-remembering amazing, ya know?

    I know that I’m not normal :)))) Because what I like in novels, I do have practiced to some degree IRL, as much as it is humanly possible, and I freaking love it 😀 I might not have fangs, for instance, but I do love to bite and leave marks 😀 Pushing someone to their limits, provoking, teasing and playing with them until they can’t breathe properly anymore, all of it… 😀

    I think if you’re really into that person, and into what’s going on, and you just let your wild side take over (admittedly some of us have a way wilder side, lol), while it might not be romance-novel-page per se, it is gonna be every bit as intense, memorable, and freaking heart-stopping.

    If it’s not, I will admit I lose interest in that person, which again, I don’t think is normal. But if we’re not talking fireworks and insanity and positively obsessive need, then let’s just be friends, you know?
    So in a way, it is novel-like, in that after the fireworks are out, I’m kind of out too. You don’t really see many paranormal romances revolving around having kids (highly unappealing prospect, if you ask me…I like some kids, I’m just not a fan of sprouting them myself) and doing the dishes and watching the man scratch his belly while watching football, right? I’m not interested in any of that, tbh…:))) Give me passion and need, or give me space, I guess. All about the fascination phase, I guess, really not into the “after” thing… yes, I have issues, I know, I know…

    *notices everyone staring* Whaaaaaaaat?…
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  11. Bwahahahaha! What a good honest post!! I loved every minute of it 🙂 I think Romance novels do give us some high expectations with regards to somethings if we don’t check into reality but otherwise I guess the escape and daydreaming about the book boyfriends is why we read 😉

    Great post Carmel!!
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    • Here you are trying to make the world a better place by blogging about being happy in the workplace while I’m talking about fictional sex. LOL It made you smile though, so I consider it as having done my part. 🙂

  12. *dies* This is the greatest post ever Carmel, I LOVE IT!!!! I couldn’t agree more – morning sex? No. People need to brush their teeth first. And hours and hours of sex? Also no. I don’t have that kind of time, and like you said, chafing. Ow.

    In real life, the sexy things to me are not the ripped abs (my husband doesn’t have them, but bless him anyway) or the soul-drugging kisses (what?), but the things like him bringing me home hot chocolate on a cold day. Or actually taking his clothes into the laundry room instead of leaving them at the base of the stairs for me to pick up. THAT’S SEXY DAMMIT!

    • I agree, it’s the little things that count! It’s important to make time for each other, but the sex doesn’t always have to be off the charts good.

  13. Can you even imagine how hot (and not in the good way) it would be to sleep with a werewolf? I like to sleep relatively cool so I can have blankies — it’s hot enough with a dog or a guy but a were? I’m sweating just thinking about it. And, yeah, sweaty guys = salt lick (*snort*).
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    • I’m always cold, even in the middle of summer, so I’d have no complaints about the heat, but the hair is another story.

  14. Oh man I’m LMAO right now! And, yeah, I totally know what you’re talking about from One Foot in the Grave – sexy to read, but hell no! The only boyfriend I’ve ever had that looks like those cover models was actually just an adorable dork when I dated him. Now he’s this muscular model hottie. Oh and did I mention gay? LOL I’ll take my BF with his little tummy (complete with lint), even if there’s no way in hell I’d want to even consider trying what I read in books with him. Awesome post Carmel!
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    • It’s good that you love your BF, belly button lint and all. LOL I think my guy is super sexy too, even without six pack abs. 🙂

  15. Oh hell yes, it makes me wonder what am I missing. But in general I love my life, and try to be realistic in RL expectations, and read to escape

    • You read more contemporary than paranormal though, so that makes sense!

  16. OMG hahahaha I’m not married so I think romance novels raise the bar for guys IRL. It’s my expectations that are not normal XD

    “In what world is bad breath, bed head & drool a turn-on?” THIS. I’ve read a lot of romance books and I always wondered how can that be considered sexy.
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    • It’s because, like in the movies, the heroine wakes up with makeup and a mint in her mouth. LOL

  17. Carmel, first of all, I’m so proud to be one of your perverted peeps!! Thank you *winks*

    I was laughing the whole time I was reading your post, because you are so right! Even in the non-paranormal stories I read that involve some (OK, a LOT) of sex are quite unbelievable if you really think about it! First of all the men are always huge and that just sounds like a lot of hurt to me. And most of the time, the women are virgins when they meet Mr. Man, too. Hello, book, we’re not all virgins, you know! After 24 years with my man, and four kids, I sometimes relish the stories where the female character has at least a little bit of sexual experience at the start. I even wrote a discussion post about this a while ago, because it’s so backwards that the woman has to be sexually ‘pure’ in our date and time.

    And don’t even get me started on the weres and vampires I would never want in my bed for real, but who are oh, so sexy in stories *grins* yup, they know what they’re doing and all, but in RL I’m quite happy with Mr. Lex, you know. And even if he doesn’t look exactly like a PNR cover, he is quite hot 😉

    Excellent theme this week, Carmel! I love it.
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  18. ROTFL! Carmel I LOVE LOVE this post! You couldn’t be more right…on all counts!!

    And really sex in books is like sex in movies, way too neat and easy. I mean really…no mess..everything is always perfect? Un huh. I want to live in that world. 😛
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    • I know, right? Sex isn’t clean or pretty. It’s messy, and people make weird sex faces & noises. LMAO

  19. You said it all perfectly! I think sometimes guys don’t understand when ‘we’ (readers) talk about book boyfriends or say we lust after so and so. We don’t mean in real life. In real life it just wouldn’t be like that. I wouldn’t even LIKE most of them in real life.
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    • Exactly! You don’t marry the alpha male! That’s why they are called fictional crushes. They are fun to fantasize about, but I would NEVER trade # 1 in for a werewolf.

  20. I am DYINGGGGGGGGGGG here, Carmel. You’re hilarious. But seriously morning sex in books has always weirded me out a little because I keep on imagining all the bad breath. *shudders* like how do you want to make out with someone when they’re mouth smells funny and there may be possible drool… I don’t even know.

    That’s actually the one reason I am not particularly fond of alpha males because they may be hot but in real life… I would be throwing shoes at their faces if they acted like that 😛

    FANTASTIC discussion post, Carmel!!! 😀
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    • I might have had a couple of beers before typing this post. I struggled with it at first, so I downed some liquid inspiration. Hehe

  21. Haha, fantasy is fantasy! There are a lot of things that probably won’t work very well in real life…PNR sex is definitely one of them. I don’t think the fact I read it and like it makes me question if I’m normal, heck I think the fact we know the distinction means we ARE normal! 😀
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    • It’s like you took the words right out of my mouth! Well said!

  22. Gawd what a timely topic… I was just thinking how much I like book sex over the real thing. 😛 When it’s over I don’t have to get up and clean up! No waiting until the 4 year old and 14 year old are either asleep or distracted! The heroine never has to tell the hero “baby that’s not the hole you’re looking for” as he blindly jabs her backdoor in his excitement about finally getting some. Nope. Book sex rocks. lol

    But then again… depending on the genre… sometimes it’s pretty WTF too. I was never into Chapter 32 and kinda wanted to snark on it every time I saw someone raving about it even though I kinda like biting IRL. 😉
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  23. I hear ya, I think that RL is nothing like our romance reads. I question sex after working out, hot sweaty and gross. right there with you on morning sex and kissing… yuck and yeah all the licking and biting and such… no thanks. Yes, I remember that scene in One Foot and it was way over the top. Who wants to burned by candle wax and bitten? My other favorite is virgins having the most amazing sex the first time…..
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    • Yeah, because two virgins totally know what they are doing the first time, right? And, it was totally magical. 😉

  24. I’ll be honest. My mom thinks I’m abnormal for hating Nonfiction.

    Me: I avoid romance… especially when 2 characters are going at it in the first book. There is something remotely wrong with that if they just met. >_<

    Unfortunately, real life tends to be different from reading. Books are happily ever after usually. Anyhoo… I suppose it's normal unless you think being burnt by candle wax is absolutely awesome. O_O
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    • Thanks for weighing in even though you don’t read a lot of romance. I’m not a fan of being burned either. o_O

  25. Haha, those morning sex scenes always make me feel awkward, because if there is one time on the day I don’t feel sexy, it’s after waking up. Indeed, how do they survive that smelly breath? I think there are a lot of things romantic-wise that work in books, but not in real life.
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    • I usually have to pee right when I wake-up, so that kinda kills it too. LOL

  26. LMOA – Carmel! What an awesome and fun post. I’ve highlighted several sayings in here that I loved, but won’t go crazy with them all. So thankful I had no coffee nor soda in my mouth, or else I would have spit it all over my screen. Seriously *giggles turning to snorts*

    “Sweaty men are not sexy close up—they smell, have belly button lint, and taste like a salt lick.”

    and

    “I don’t really want to date a guy who gets PMS worse than I do! There can only be one bitch in my relationship, and it’s me.”

    It’s funny when others (non-paranormal readers) ask what you read, and when you reply with Paranormals / romance – they’re roll their eyes and ask “Do you really like that kinda of stuff?” Are they referring to the book’s writing or the sex in them. Yes, all of secretly have vampires and werewolves that we go home 😉

    • Whenever I get asked what I’m reading at work I usually just say “a book” and people think I am rude. I prefer that to the eye-roll!

  27. Haha! I’m still laughing 🙂 and loving this post, it’s also so totally true!!! Yup, morning sex is not so sexy in RL. 😀
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    • If you want to get a reaction out of people, just talk about sex. LOL 😀

  28. Best post I’ve read today, hands down lol! Hmmmm, after being married for over 10 years, the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy was well received by both of us 😉 That’s all you’re going to get from me hehe.
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    • Haha thanks! Tomorrow I’ll be back to posting another boring review. 😉 I liked the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy too!

  29. BF totally looks like that! Well to me he does 🙂 Sure he has lint in his belly button, really hairy legs (he is totally part were-wolf), the hair has started to thin on top. He has this weird icky birthmark beneath his hair. But to me, I’d lick his sweaty neck any day, yum
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  30. I love you for writing this post!
    Sex in books is such a pet peeve of mine, I even ranted about it in a post. Most of the time it’s either too cheesy or not realistic at all!
    Sex after working out? Ewwww! At least shower first, even better, have sex in the shower.
    Morning sex is so disgusting. I dont mind in IRL as long as I can pee and brush my teeth first because ow, bladder full! And tongue kisses in the morning make me gag when I read about them.
    Then of course, they always have crazy wild sex like 8 times in a row (Wallbanger anyone?) and instead of thinking, that’s sexy, I can’t help but thinking ‘ow!’ Honey are you okay? Can you walk? Do you need some ice or warning pads? Especially if the guys are ALWAYS majorly hung. (who isn’t in books?)
    I always get excited when I find good, realistic and sexy sex scenes 🙂
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  31. BAHAHAHAHA. I love this post. Everything is true! Especially the morning sex, ugh. Morning breath is a no-no, plus sweaty men? No thanks. Hahaha. I’m not married, so sometimes books like these give me expectations, although I try not to set too high of a bar because no guy is exactly like a guy in a book.
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    • And people wonder why something stupid like 1 out of 2 marriages fail. Unrealistic expectations anymore?

  32. I don’t know where to begin…I guess extreme romance has me dragging the book back to reality, rather than escaping it. I tend to shy away from romances now because I am too cynical. I guess at least with paranormal books you can expect a bit of extreme behaviour, but when I see this sort of thing in straight romances, I can’t deal at all. I don’t know what it says about me. Why is she so special? What’s wrong with me that no one has loved me like that?
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    • That makes complete sense; I don’t read straight romance, but I can see how the sex scenes would be harder to swallow.

  33. Hahahahaha! This was hilarious! I know what you mean about morning sex, though… it’s a good thing when I’ve done it, we didn’t have to kiss or anything, not that I don’t want to smell his, but I’m conscious about mine! And yes about werewolves. I don’t ever want to have sex with them, like, ever, because for the reasons that you made and I guess I fear for my life, too? And I know what wet dog smells like and I honestly don’t want to go all rompy with that smell in the atmosphere. Or vampires! They’re frigging cold to the touch! They’re, in a way, undead! I’m uncertain they can still go erect when technically, their blood down there shouldn’t be pumping…
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    • Sleeping with a dead guy would creep me out; I don’t care how hot he is!

  34. Hilarious! And another thing is vampires. Who would want to cuddle up with something cold (and technically dead). Cold toes are bad enough, we don’t need everything else set to frigid in RL.
    Lisa recently posted…Tough Traveling – Practice/Combat Rings

    • I HATE behind cold, so that in itself is enough of a turn off.

  35. I’m totally normal….. but it makes me wonder why my DH is not normal. I mean come on. He should want to do it ….

    On the bed, on the floor
    On a towel by the door
    In the tub, in the car
    Up against the mini-bar

    All the time and for hours and hours.

    I know I would let him with is fur and fangs all day long….

    Oh wait I got caught up in a romance book fantasy and flashbacks to “I’m Fucking Matt Damon” song.
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    • Thanks for the serenade! I’ve never even met your DH, but I already think that he is a weirdo. Then again… I’m Canadian, so what do I know, eh? 😉

      • I’m hoping when he gets a different job and he no longer hates his work life that he can get off his anti-depression meds and Mr. Happy will be back. LOL

        Until then my BFF B.O.B. is giving a helping hand.
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  36. One thing I really hate in romances, PNR or not is when the dude licks his fingers like they’re a freaking lollipop after fingering the chick. Ewww!!! And who after 20 fingers chicks? Really?!

    I guess if they all had dongs the size of a freaking horse they would have to, to get her ready but crap really? Where’s the 6 size dudes out there?

    Well it is fiction mostly written by women for women. No body wants to read about the little dicks that only last 2 minutes.
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  37. Oh, guys you’ve got me in stitches!!! I have first read your post and then I went through comments and you all are hilarious! Yes about morning sex, first teeth brushing! It always comes first. But lol at werewolves, and all the hair! SO TRUE. I do second someone who said about the size and girls being virgins. BUT ALWAYS! Great post, Carmel 🙂
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    • Peeps are really getting into this week’s topic. I am dying of laughter from reading everyone’s comments!

  38. “Ooh, remember that thing that happened in chapter 32 of ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE”<------LMAO. And as much as I love werewolves, I do NOT love wet dogs, and yeah, that's probably what they'd smell like, and I'm totally with Lisa about vamps . . . corpse-like body temp would be SO friggin' creepy. *shudders*

    • I have two dogs who give me kisses & like to swim, so I know first-hand how much they STINK. LOL

  39. .LOL oh my god this post had me laughing out loud lile crazy. I love reading about sexy werewolves, aliens and stuff but would i ever consider being with one in real life? No. And God life isn’t a book theres nothing hot about morning breath and bed head LOL
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    • I don’t read SciFi, so I never even thought of aliens. NO THANK YOU!! Hehe

  40. I was just talking to someone on Twitter about sweaty guys and the whole – smells like uniquely male thing.

    I don’t let my husband anywhere near me after he works out. It’s disgusting. Does anyone really like having stinky sweaty guys near them?? Looking at them flexing in a gym from afar maybe. But hit the showers dude before you touch me!

    • I’m the same way. I always tell # 1, if you want to get it on tonight, you need to shower ASAP!

  41. OMG, I laughed so hard I cired..true, true and true!
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  42. Best post EVER!!! I couldn’t stop laughing because it’s spot on!!! And I know that first thing in the morning…I’m like the dragon lady. *snickers* And I really don’t care that I just shared that. Nope. This post is too dang funny!!! Thank you for making my Sunday! 😉

  43. I’ll keep my sex scenes in my books. I still like to read them if they are good or just make you connect better with what is going on. Writing about sex is a gift and not every romance author has it but some get it just right.
    Plus it can be fun to try some of those things in real life. Maybe not all in one night but spread out over time. Can’t pull every trick out of the bag from the start 🙂
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  44. Hey hey now morning sex is amazing! Lol but year hours of sexcapades are so unrealistic ok well I’ve done that a few times in my life and yes the after effects do not feel good at all.

    I totally don’t think about book romance as realistic and wouldn’t want these men in real life either.
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  45. Great topic! Wow and I totally agree with you that PNR sex scenes are creepy as hell to think about in real life. Maybe that’s why I don’t like to read romance in general, since it is just not realistic, but with PNR it adds a fun suspension of disbelief anyway so it isn’t as hard to stomach heh.
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  46. Oh yeah, I’m firmly aware of what’s real life and what’s fantasy. I am FASCINATED by this mysterious sex scene in the Jeanine Frost book, though. I’d better get on it–though I swear, between you and Jessica, I’ll never have time to read the books I’m supposed to be reading!
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