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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Where Do You Have Sex?

Where do you have sex?

by Helen Woodall
Last year in Australia there was a court case when a company tried to sack a female staff member who was caught having sex in the company bathtub with two male colleagues. The case was dismissed – although the woman was instructed to lock the door next time! But it got me thinking about the places that characters in books have sex.

A bed is so boring. Even the tub is pretty average.
So here are 13 not-so-average venues from romance novels - with some books you can check out for inspiration.

Tell us the wildest sex location you've read in a novel! Or, of course, the craziest place you've had sex yourself.

1. On the hood of a 67 GTO in Philadelphia's Fairmont Park — Between a Rock and a Hard-on by Cindy Spencer Pape
2. In the library against a bookshelf — Complicated by Zannie Adams
3. In a cave — Surprised by Desire by Katie Blu, Close Up by Virginia Kantra, Hunting Midnight by Emma Holly
4. Up against the front door — High Noon by Nora Roberts
5. In a cemetery — Shades of Gray by Amarinda Jones
6. In a dungeon — Son of the Morning by Linda Howard, Surrender in the Dark by Silvia Violet
7. Under a waterfall — Chrysanthemum by Anny Cook and a number of other books
8. In an elevator — Anytime, Darlin’ by Julia Barrett, Because I Can by Amarinda Jones, Feels So Right by Carol Lynne
9. On a paint-covered art canvas — Perilous Passions by Teri Thackston
10. Inside an Egyptian pyramid — Dreams of Annubis by Maria Isabel Pita, (or the Americas version, inside Mayan ruins - Wild Jade by Kathy Kulig)
11. In a photobooth — Thief of Mine by Amarinda Jones
12. On a silver Ducati motorcycle roaring down the highway — Once Upon a Wedding by Desiree Holt
13 On a plane — Pearl Cove by Elizabeth Lowell, Fear of Flying by Erica Jong, Everyday, Average Jones by Suzanne Brockmann

23 comments:

Fae Sutherland said...

On the pirate ship in front of Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas at 3 in the morning. Dating one of those sexy pirates had its perks :)

Oh, did I mention it wasn't one of my characters that did that? *blinks innocently and twirls away*

Debra Glass said...

My adorable hubby and I stole some alone time in the 14th hole bathroom on a golf course. The angled down mirror added to the enjoyment. That's the first time I've ever seen a putter turn into a wood and then become a driver! Tiger has nothing on my hubby.

Debra Glass said...

In my October Ellora's Cave release, Watchkeeper, the characters have sex in a public restroom. It was a fun scene to write.

Anonymous said...

On a sexy, black motorcycle at the top of a mountain trail. The bike was stopped at the time--we weren't quite as adventurous (suicidal?) as the couple in #12.

Desiree Holt said...

On the deck of a yacht, when I was young and adventurous (meet Dominic in diamond Lady); on a couch ion a private jet (Remember When by Judith McNaught); I try not to write many sex on the beach scenes, because take it from me, sand gets into all the wrong places!

Anny Cook said...

On a grassy lawn in a state park camping area... and in the front seat of a car ('59 pontiac bonneville)--that time the cops stopped to have a chat with us. Oops!

Adele Dubois said...

In my upcoming paranormal novella from Ellora's Cave, DESERT FEVER, my hero and heroine have wild sex in a Mojave Desert cactus garden. Top that! ;) LOL!

Best--Adele Dubois

Ann Jacobs said...

Hmmm. In one of my early EC books, a historical, the hero and heroine almost had sex on horseback, but the hero pulled back, saying they'd try it later when they were riding on a tamer destrier. (I got that idea from some even earlier historicals--one by Johanna Lindsey comes to mind--where her hero and heroine actually *did* do it on a horse.

In my upcoming Club Rio Brava book, Unexpected Control, the hero and heroine have sex against a wall in a horse stall, with his favorite mount looking on. That really turned her on! Voyeurism by a horse, anybody?

Sue L said...

On a trampoline. The bounce, of course, added some interesting dynamics. ;)

Belle Scarlett said...

(Am still reeling with the vivid, astounding imagery in #2's golf comment. Lucky lady! ;-) I just read an unpubbed, extremely hot and juicy short piece by a promising new erotic romance writer where a lusty couple do it up right inside a produce closet at a grocery store. To paraphrase Freud, sometimes a banana is NOT just a banana!

In my EC release, THE WOODSMAN, the couple have underwater oral in a lake inhabited by a hungry loch monster. (It had to be a quickie, out of life and death necessity).

Finally, Waco Tanks National Park, up against some ancient rock hieroglyphs of stick people doing pretty much what we were doing.

Natalie Hatch said...

How the heck would you do it on a Ducati roaring down the highway? I mean really, I'm looking at the physics of it all, there's the attention span of the driver, how would they be able to move and wiggle it around?

Amarinda Jones said...

Ah - imagination - what a wonderful thing...not like we would do any of that in real life is it...

Anne Calhoun said...

IRL - in the photography lab at my husband's university, which was quite daring, as the door didn't lock and we weren't even in a darkroom.

Kristi said...

I keep wondering about the paint/canvas one. I paint with oils, and you need nasty-smelling chemicals to clean your brushes (stuff that can't be washed down the sink or you contaminate the water supply). I mean, really, no sex is worth a bath in paint thinner, is it? And even water-soluble acrylics...ever try to get latex paint out of your hair after painting a room? I guess there's always the bikini wax solution...

Shayla Kersten said...

In a public campground women's shower. A coin was flipped to see which shower. Coolest part was the showers had no roof so you were open to the skies.

And it wasn't in a book...or at least not yet. *cackle*

Kelly Kirch said...

Excellent post, H. How bout in public on a patio, Beloved Brother, Katie Blu. There are just soooo many.

I just hope us frogs keep you guessing.

Angelia Sparrow said...

My EC characters have had it in a mock Egyptian tomb on Halloween, in a spaceship, in a hotel bathtub and while lost in a cave.

In one that's in edits, I add the sleeper berth of a semi to that.

Not telling where all I've done it, except to say one of those above incidents is written from experience.

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Christine Carey said...

LOL - this isn't quite wild and crazy, but on our honeymoon, the hubby and I enjoyed ourselves on the dock of our resort. The stars were out, the waves were crashing - heaven. =)

Terry Odell said...

You missed on camelback. Cherry Adair, although the title now escapes me.

Reese said...

Sex in the bathroom of the French Embassy? Or how about going back for a threesome in that same bathroom later during the party? Sex in the steamroom/bathroom by the rooftop pool of a Hilton? (I went on to write about both of those, along with elevator sex, sex on a car, and sex at the table of a fancy restaurant, among other things.)

EM Lynley said...

For me, behind a tree in the garden at Blenheim Palace in England.

For my characters: the bell tower on a university campus. They had to finish by midnight or they'd end up deaf... Also on a Ducati at the beach, parked but still running (vroom vroom). Not quite as daring as the couple who you mentioned, but stilll fun to write!

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