(It's steamy writing! hehe)
Which is to say, I have never written a sex scene at this point in my life. Why? Well, there are five reasons.
1) I'd have no idea what I was doing.
2) I'd mess it up horribly.
3) I've only ever heard/read mockeries of sex scenes in which anatomy is uniquely labeled. So I might accidentally imitate that.
4) I really, really would have no idea what I was doing.
5) I'm actually one of those lame-o no-sex-til-marriage kids, so when I say I have no idea how to write a sex scene... I really mean it.
Which begs an interesting question - When does 'write-what-you-know really apply?'
A lot of writing purists will say always.
A lot of fiction writers will say never.
I've never fallen in love (I think), but my characters have, and I've written it even though I don't 'know' it.
But like I said above, I also don't 'know' what sex is like, and so I've never tried to write it.
Someday (let's hope) I will know. Then I'll probably write a scene, just to see if I can. And perhaps my fantasy novels will get a bit risque (probably not).
That said, I'll probably never publish it because my blushing would be visible through the pages, trust me. (Seriously, I don't know how you romance writers do it. I practically blush when my characters shake hands.)
So what do you think?
Write what you know?
Know what you write?
Or guess and hope it turns out all right?