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I don't have a problem reading sexual situations, I simply don't feel I write them very well, so I don't.  If I feel it would be organic to the story, I get them started with kissing or pulling one or the other onto the bed, then indicate some time has passed.  Although I do sometimes get specific things in.   I had Leonard giving Penny a difficult time in a playful way, because he ended up in the wet spot.  

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When I first started writing I was hesitant to write in sex scenes so I delayed it for a loooooong time. I read a lot of M fictions in a lot of different fandoms to get the feel for the mechanics of writing the scenes without the personal involvement of the BBT characters to muddle things up. I've also flipped through a couple of those 'So you wanna write romance' books under smut to see what they have to say about it. Personally, I learn more by example so the ff site has been wonderful to see what's comfortable for me. I don't want to sacrifice mood for 'insert stick A into slot B'; a story needs to be organic and will tell me what, if and how much sexual content I need. 

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When I first started writing I was hesitant to write in sex scenes so I delayed it for a loooooong time. I read a lot of M fictions in a lot of different fandoms to get the feel for the mechanics of writing the scenes without the personal involvement of the BBT characters to muddle things up. I've also flipped through a couple of those 'So you wanna write romance' books under smut to see what they have to say about it. Personally, I learn more by example so the ff site has been wonderful to see what's comfortable for me. I don't want to sacrifice mood for 'insert stick A into slot B'; a story needs to be organic and will tell me what, if and how much sexual content I need. 

I'm a little bit anxious to discover a scene in a FF, because I don't know at what I have to be prepared.
 

My life is maybe "too asexual".

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Not a question as such, but just wanted to say:

You've know you've done a good sexy scene when you go to work afterwards and can't stop thinking about it! 

Anyone else done that? Or with any scene you're particularly proud of?

Not a question as such, but just wanted to say:

You've know you've done a good sexy scene when you go to work afterwards and can't stop thinking about it! 

Anyone else done that? Or with any scene you're particularly proud of?

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You've know you've done a good sexy scene when you go to work afterwards and can't stop thinking about it!

I often think and rethink a scene, after I've left the computer to do something else.

I even find myself writing scenes in my head, while doing other things.

Quite a few of my sexy scenes have come to me (I'm sorry, what pun? :icon_biggrin: ), whilst lying in bed, half asleep.

Of course, it helps that Amy is standing in the corner of my bedroom. 

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Are tubs of ice cream sold with plastic or wooden spoons? 

Generally speaking, ice cream is sold without spoons in the U.S. There are small "single serve" containers (2 ounces or less) that sometimes have a plastic spoon in them but anything larger is "spoon sold separately."  

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There are small "single serve" containers (2 ounces or less) that sometimes have a plastic spoon in them but anything larger is "spoon sold separately."  

OK, so I guess they're going to have to be single serve containers, and plastic spoons. :) 

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I think it depends on the brand--I've seen both plastic and wooden "spoons", which are tiny and kind of flat.  The wooden ones are more like little tongue depressers.  These are on the little tiny containers.

if you buy a bigger tub, anything from a pint on up, then there are no spoons included.

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if you buy a bigger tub, anything from a pint on up, then there are no spoons included.

I'm not thinking giant tubs, but rather the sort of tub you would get at an ice cream vendor, in shop that also sells cans of cold soda, that you would eat instead of a cone.

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I'm not thinking giant tubs, but rather the sort of tub you would get at an ice cream vendor, in s shop that also sells cans of cold soda, that you would eat instead of a cone.

It sounds like you're thinking of something similar to a Cold Stone Creamery. They sell tubs to go. 

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That's exactly what I'm thinking of gohawks.

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Would that come with a plastic or wooden spoon?

Also, would there be a Coldstone Creamery (or similar vendor) in, or close to Glendale Park?

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That's exactly what I'm thinking of gohawks.

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Would that come with a plastic or wooden spoon?

Also, would there be a Coldstone Creamery (or similar vendor) in, or close to Glendale Park?

They would give you a plastic spoon in such a shop.

I still don't think you need to worry about what is or is not actually there geographically.  What difference does it make to the story?  If you're not writing historical fiction, then all those details can be a matter of creative license.  I'm sure the writers on the show don't worry whether or not there's really a dry cleaner for Sheldon to take his couch cushion to, or a psychic on any one street that he and Penny might visit.

Even if you wanted to give, for some reason, an actual street address for such a business, it doesn't really matter in the long run.

Just pretend there's an ice cream shop wherever you need it to be and go with it.

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It's interesting, too to try to get into someone else's emotions and sexuality, especially (I would guess) for men writing about women and vice versa, because there are reactions that they are perhaps less likely to have had themselves or would not express in quite the same way.

I just completed my first Shamy FanFic over the labor day weekend and am in the proof-reading process before publishing.   The story includes sexual innuendos and material.  I had to be very delicate with the way I wrote the details because I wanted to keep Sheldon IC but expose his humanity as a man, being explicit in some areas and vague in others.   My husband volunteered to be my betta reader, and he gave me some suggestions on how to re-word some of the scenes where I had put too much "woman" in Sheldon.  

I think getting a member of the opposite sex's perspective is extremely helpful when writing sexual material.

I am extremely nervous about publishing my first story, because I envision Shamy sex in a total different light than some, and I expect that I will get some negative feedback.   However, I know there are others out there who share similar thoughts to mine and will thoroughly enjoy it.  

I figured if my husband can get through the scenes without feeling uncomfortable, I am doing okay.  In fact, he found the whole story extremely humorous.

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I figured if my husband can get through the scenes without feeling uncomfortable, I am doing okay.

I quite enjoy exploring the uncomfortable side of sex.

I've written two fanfics, which feature embarrassing situations.

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I quite enjoy exploring the uncomfortable side of sex.

I've written two fanfics, which feature embarrassing situations.

I'll have to check those out, Stephen.   I don't mind the uncomfortable side of sex, either.   The problem for me lies in when a writer's sex scenes are so off the mark that they are laughable because it is unbelievable.  It can be quite tricky, because each writer has his/her own style and view.  What may be IC for one may seem OOC for another.    As long as it is a good story and written well, to each their own.   Fan Fic is not one-size-fits all.

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I'll have to check those out, Stephen.   I don't mind the uncomfortable side of sex, either.   The problem for me lies in when a writer's sex scenes are so off the mark that they are laughable because it is unbelievable.  It can be quite tricky, because each writer has his/her own style and view.  What may be IC for one may seem OOC for another.    As long as it is a good story and written well, to each their own.   Fan Fic is not one-size-fits all.

I'm looking forward to reading your new story.

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