A bit of cheating here as this is for a novel I am co-writing, but figure I may one day do this with screenwriting as well. So, anyone have any thoughts they would like to share on how to effectively write sex scenes? My novel is semi-autobiographical and tells the story of my coauthor's escape from Iran (among other things). It covers a large portion of his life and because of his rebellious nature and normal hormones, sex played a major role in his life and his experiences help to form the character that he is. To this point, I have largely dealt with the foreplay and exploration aspects, cutting away before the actual events, mostly due to my own discomfort describing the subject (even this post is difficult to write). But I don't feel like this will do justice to his whole story and there were some seminal events (can't believe I just wrote that) that I believe must be recorded in more detail. Any experiences out there with writing sex scenes? Even if the advice is "Get over yourself, Puritan boy and type the damned thing". I promise to place black bars across your eyes so no one will know your identity.