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What is sexual tension to you?

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Initial post: Nov 8, 2012 5:59:06 PM PST
To me it is when "they" want to have sex, think about having sex, but don't, or can't for some reason act on their desires. To me that is up to the author to weave a great romance filled with tension, desire, suspense, or whatever it takes to make a page turner.

I am always on the lookout for those books. Suggestions?

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 7:29:55 AM PST
i kind of like it when the guy is flirtatious and she doesn't know if she should take him seriously or not...building the heat in her own mind. but hey, thats just me.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012 1:12:55 PM PST
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JennyG. says:
Longing looks, longing thoughts... It is the awareness of one another and the anticipation of what is going to happen next, "i love you", "I want you", a kiss, a caress or more?

It is the unsaid just before a declaration of love or lust.

Lisa Kleypas is very good at sexual tension. The scene of the first kiss between the Anabelle and Hunt in Secrets of a Summer Night (The Wallflowers, Book 1) is a perfect example.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 1:42:47 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 7:03:36 AM PST
The best example I can recall is Dreaming of You- I really felt the sexual tension in that one.

The H seriously desire the h but won't even consider her as a conquest because she's far too good/vanilla for his black soul. So when she tricks him into kissing her and things get scorching, you can really see his pain when he has to withdraw. The tension in that scene is so thick, it's palpable.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 4:13:06 PM PST
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Serene Night says:
I think to me sexual tension is desire, but also love- the desire for this person is all-consuming, but something whether it is society or convention keeps the couple apart. What is sexy to me, is not that someone is attractive- lets face it, most romance novel characters are attractive- but that the person loves the other. Lust is a bit boring after a while.

I'm not fond of sexual tension as being shown as two characters arguing (the argue couple) because the secretly love eachotehr, and I'm not fond of the constant crotch update form of sexual tension. For it to be true tension, there has to be feelings involved- at least for me.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 4:45:28 PM PST
To me good sexual tension is all about the will they or won't they, and why.

I want him, but I've been hurt before. I want him, but I don't want to ruin our friendship. I want him but he's a bad boy. I want him, but what if he doesn't return my feelings. That sort of thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012 7:46:16 PM PST
Thanks guys, we all have our own opionions. I think the sexul tension can make or break a book for me.
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