Monthly Archives: December 2017
How do romance authors and editors address tricky issues of communication and safer sex without killing the mood?
Writing prompt: Two characters, en route to falling in love, are about to fall into bed together. Make it steamy. Make it satisfying. Oh, but don’t forget to have them talk about safe sex and make sure there’s affirmative consent. And don’t make it weird.
Although romance has been dubbed “porn for women” by critics as diverse as the Family Research Council and the New Yorker, the fact is that the genre was less complicated before things got hot and heavy on the page.