It's not necessarily the case that men don't, it's just they choose not to share it," she says.
There is no blood loss," says Kay. Harlem has written 30 novels, all of which are driven by themes of sexual desire.
But it's not just about the age warnings, these authors also believe they have a responsibility when it comes to the content. So forget about blushing maidens and veiled euphemisms — if you want to write about sex, it seems, you have to get real. They like to read words, if they're [engaging with content about] sex," says Alice.
Keep woould real and write a fresh description — to do that you need a vivid location and characters. Kay Jaybee writes a variety of erotica but is best known for her "more full-on, whips and chains" stories.
I started inching my way back up, continuing to stimulate her manually, until the beast found its way in. About sharing image copyrightThinkstock The phrase "mummy porn", used to describe Fifty Shades of Grey and its imitators, dismissed the predominantly female readership. There's never anybody underage. But the world of erotic literature is far wider than the phenomenon created by EL James and it appeals to many young adults.
There's never anything illegal. Authors without the privacy of a pen name should work to shrug off their inhibitions. Alice Raine's first series, Untwisted, was aimed at 18 to year-olds.
I guess they maybe do have a little bit more free time and may well be experimenting themselves. Having said that, they don't think their parents have read their erotic fiction. She says she is careful to label her books as suitable only for those aged over Ten authors have been shortlisted for the annual Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award, with the notorious finalist due to be announced on Wednesday night.
And they should focus on reality, rather than trying to obscure facts in metaphor. Erotic romance writer Lily Harlem says these prestigious authors are over-thinking their sex scenes. When she writes, she pictures her reader as someone like her, in her 40s.